Dharma Mittra Yoga Instructor
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear,” as I’ve heard it said.
The first yoga class I went to illustrates this quote well. At the local gym, the teacher was guiding the class to relax and let go, but my mind was clearly not going down without a fight! After a few “unsuccessful” attempts, I put yoga on the back burner. Later on, I made a second attempt at yoga, this time, a little more eager and a little less closed- minded. It all began at a local gym- different than the one before, one class a week led to two and three and soon I found myself rearranging my schedule around the yoga classes. When I went to a “Hot House” Yoga class at the CNY Yoga Center, (where they turn up the heat and play techno music) everything shifted. That was the turning point for me. The instructor’s voice echoed through my head for days as I daydreamed about the 2 hr class. After that, I began studying at the center regularly and working behind the desk, subsequently diving deeper into the practice of yoga. I want to thank both Lisa and Lorie for all the blessings they have shown and given to me through their humble care, knowledge and intuition.
In fall of 2007, I was blessed again to train with the Dharma Mittra for the 200 Hour Life of Yogi Teacher Training in NYC. I wish to pass on the teachings of Dharma Mittra, as well as, the lessons from all teachers I have met along the way, knowing that each student must find their own path through their own means of discovery.
Lotus Palm Restorative Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner
Restorative Thai Yoga Bodywork
Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda (The word ayurveda derives from two Sanskrit words: ayur, meaning “life” and veda, meaning “knowledge”. Thus, this science of livingfunctions as a guide to the proper maintenance of life) was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Bodywork – also called Nuad Boran and more widely known as Traditional Thai Massage – the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (“Sen”) lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
The Lotus Palm Method
The lotus is a symbol of loving-kindness and compassion. As such ‘Lotus Palm’ means “the compassionate touch” which is the spirit of our school and our work. The Lotus Palm form emphasizes using the least amount of effort to achieve maximum results. There is strong emphasis on safety and on easy, flowing transitions from one posture to the next.
Thai Yoga Bodywork is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti