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Ericka shares: Acceptance, Growth and Confidence with Her Yoga Students August 29, 2012

I’ve began taking Yoga 11 years ago after having my first child.  The idea of intentional movement with conscious breath was a welcoming idea due to my dance background. I was blessed to have my first instructor  teach me from the beginning to meet myself were I was at in the moment.  Acceptance lead to growth. Growth gave way to confidence. Confidence birthed a willingness to try new things.

8 years ago, I earned my 200 hour Yoga certification from KC Fitness Link with Darryl Olive.  In January of 2012, I completed my Chair Yoga Certification with Lakshmi Voelker founder of Get Fit Where You Sit.   My goal as a yoga instructor is to share a balanced approach to yoga.  I want my students to understand proper alignment, along with the importance of proper breathe in each pose.  Let’s not forget… a strong sense of self too.  In sharing a strong foundation, my hope is that my students will have the opportunity to find acceptance, growth, and confidence within themselves.

I’ve had the opportunity to teach a Matt Ross Community Center, 50 Plus Program of Johnson County Parks and    Recreation, City of Lenexa Senior Center, as well as Children’s Mercy Hospital, and I’m looking forward to sharing our approach to yoga at our own yoga space: YouYoga

Ericka Bell, CYT 200, LVCYT, Blogger

Creator of YouYoga

 

Great Teachers of Chair Yoga…and You Can Bring Them Home! November 19, 2011

Sometimes it can be challenging to get to your yoga class, or maybe you’d like to participate in more than 1-2 classes per week.  A wonderful way to get your practice in, or add days to your practice is by using DVDs in your own home.  It can be a challenge to decide what videos are best to suit your needs, but luckily I have already done the work for you.  There are 3 videos that I would like to share with you today.  I refer to these instructors as guides for my own classes, and I know they would make an excellent addition to your home practice.  They are as follows:

Peggy Cappy: Yoga For The Rest Of Us

Lakshmi Voelker: Get Fit Where You Sit

Anne Burnell: Stronger Seniors

Each of these yoga instructors offer additional videos that can be added to your  home yoga library overtime.  I have found that ordering these DVDs from www.amazon.com tends to be the easiest method for purchase. You’ll be able to select from new and used videos, as well as the amount of money you would like to spend.  Purchases usually arrive within 1-2 weeks.  So, don’t  allow the weather, the chaos of life, or anything else keep you away from your yoga practice.  You can roll out your mat right at home while these excellent instructors guide you in your practice the entire way!