The tradition of yoga in the culture of Thailand derives from both Ayurvedic Indian healing and traditional Chinese medicine. Throughout the year, the Very Near Yoga Studio classes and private lessons will incorporate these more partner-assisted stretching modalities. Your experience in our classes will then allow you to share the practice of yoga with family and friends. Kathleen has been studying with teachers Michael (Mukti) Buck (director, the Vedic Conservatory) and Rose Griscom (director, Institute of Thai Massage - USA), both masters of Thai Yoga. Kathleen's focus has always been in the style of Hatha Yoga and the study of traditional Thai Yoga is a perfect complement and extension of the discipline of yoga therapy.
This age we live in creates a lot of wear & tear on the mind & on the body. Our classes are designed to teach the average adult (male & female!) how to cope.
In all of our classes, RESTORATIVE YOGA is discussed & demonstrated as a TOOL for gaining ground on:
1. Refreshing the physical & mental fatigue during the regular workday
2. How to better manage sleep deprivation and insomnia
3. Which yoga poses specifically address chronic ailments such as the onset of osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiopulmonary diseases, glucose metabolism, interrupted sleep cycles, etc.
"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in."
-Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar