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This 45 minute flow, taught by Marina Harding, is an all-levels yoga class focused on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and hamstrings.
"Tranquility is a state of being calm. With this flow, we will create it.
Slow down with Marina and American Yogi in this 45 minute flow nurturing the body of all of its chaos. If this flow is too long, I have broken it into segments ending with Child’s Pose, so feel free to stop whenever and resume whenever.
Always remember to listen to your body and do what you can handle! Every body and every day is different and THAT IS OKAY!"
"This flow focuses on mindset. I will guide you to discover and rediscover your strength. Starting with standing mountain pose (tadasana), together we will find our breath, focusing on each inhale exhale to bring us into the present moment. Throughout our thirty minute practice, we will unlock certain mind blocks and work hard to channel your energy into edge--then counterbalance that energy with recovery. The mind is a powerful tool--don't let it control you. Keep practicing. Persistence leads to results. As a note, always remember to listen to your body and do only what you can handle. Each body is different and each day might feel different as well--which is perfectly normal, and perfectly alright."
Our first basic flow in the series. Get on the mat and see what yoga is all about.
I began my yoga teaching journey in 2015. At the time, I was in the Nursing Degree Program down in Fayetteville, NC. I like to think that yoga was my saving grace. While in nursing school, I became sick. I knew that if I didn’t take a break from school, I would end up as a patient in the hospital, not a nurse. Long story short, being a yoga teacher became my passion. I began my 8 month yoga teacher training journey at the Hayat Yoga Shala with Yoga Garden of Apex, NC and recognized by Yoga Alliance with my 200 hour certification. I also received a certificate as a Yoga Warriors Teacher, teaching yoga to those who suffer from PTSD and TBI. From here on out, I realized that I could not force myself into a pathway of life that wasn’t meant for me. I realized that all the years I spent studying science and medicine paid off in a different way. For that, I am grateful. Now, I am sharing my passion with you. Om Shanti, Marina
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