My name: Oceana
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
Trainings & Certifications:
- OM Yoga 200 hour TT (2001)
I've also completed trainings in prenatal/postnatal yoga, holisticnutrition, Thai yoga massage and have a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
My teaching inspiration:
My inspiration comes from my own practice and my life. After 15 years ofpracticing and 13 years of teaching I know that the physical practice of yoga (asana) is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of all that yoga offers. Life is sweet and life is hard. Yoga helps me appreciate the sweetest and deal with the hardness. It centers me and makes me feel whole and is the only practice I know that strengthens and harmonizes my body, my heart and my head.
How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?
My class is about turning inward, tethering your mind to the breath, and learning to be more patient and kind with yourself. This is practiced through intelligent vinyasa sequences and challenging postures.
Whether you or new or experienced in yoga, the amazing way you feel after doing sun salutations, head stand or pigeon pose is what hooks you and makes you want to come again and again. But overtime, the real yoga happens off the mat. No fancy-pretzel-yoga tricks will make you happy. But breathing, meditation, mindful physical practice and gratitude, just might.