I draw upon many styles of yoga and with each style of yoga brings new understanding to the yogic path. I tune into the needs of each student whether it is building strength and flexibility or becoming more self aware in their own practice. I focus on alignment, infusing balance and creating space with each asana as, I consider, most injuries are caused by either being misaligned, out of balance or from a lack of space.
Yes. Doris Yoga is body awareness and control. This means you will be actively engaging muscles you may not be accustomed to engaging in other yoga classes. You’ll be creating balance in your body as well as conditioning and strengthening new muscle groups. The result is you can live pain-free. In the long run, you’ll have improved balance. Most students build better abdominal strength, too.
Yoga is meant to be a daily practice. As a beginner, Doris recommends to set a goal you can realistically keep. However, being consistent is key to your practice. The more you practice, the better you will feel, and the more you will want to practice!
Doris Yoga is for all levels of practice.
Yes. Doris Yoga utilizes props. In addition to a yoga mat, this includes blocks, resistance bands and therapeutic balls. See the list of items required for a Doris Yoga class below.