Our yoga practice can bring flexibility and strength to our bodies, and spaciousness, calmness, and joy to our lives. But when we take ourselves and our practice too seriously, our perfectionism can invalidate all of our important actions and small victories. In the Playful Practice, we will get all kinds of silly in order to bring us out of our self demanding perfectionism and into our light-hearted, strong bodied presence. You can expect a strong, all levels yoga practice, infused with jokes, dancing, games, funny faces, and anything else that allows us to tap into the joy of being fully alive, perfectly divine, and imperfectly human. Please be prepared to co-create silly spaciousness in a safe and supportive environment.
About Rachel Stern
Rachel Stern (RYT*) began studying yoga at age 2, took a 20ish year break, and rediscovered the joys of a consistent yoga practice over the past 13 years. She received her 200-hour teacher certification in Interdisciplinary Yoga from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and completed a year long teaching apprenticeship yoga at Amrita, in Portland, Oregon.
Rachel believes that yoga is an inquiry into the body, encouraging students to experiment with movement and breath to unlock the inner wisdom of the body and spirit. She continues to practice a variety of styles, but believes that the best yoga you can practice is the yoga that feels good in your body. Rachel encourages students to challenge themselves while being mindful and respectful of their personal limitations.
Her classes blend clear alignment with joyous fun, and will invite you to take your yoga practice off of your mat and into your daily life.
*Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance