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After many years of exploring breath, the physical body and energy techniques, I was ultimately led down the path of mind-body communication. I discovered that understanding the way my body expressed stress through symptoms, enabled me to own my own struggle with anxiety in a bold new way.
My practice today is founded on the belief that our physical bodies communicate through symptoms, and that our bodies have the innate capacity to self heal. The unpleasant feelings we experience with any illness - mental or physical, psychological or emotional - is an invitation to understand what lies beneath the discomfort. During the early stages of this imbalance, our bodies tend to show subtle symptoms that inevitably grow louder and more extreme when ignored, especially when it comes to unresolved trauma.
With each instruction, I aim to create space for the individual to stop and listen. This integrated mindful-based approach is designed to treat the whole person, and is a holistic alternative to conventional western practices that tend to focus on the relief of symptoms only.
Synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, inspired by techniques from the Ashtanga yoga practice.
Inspired by the Iyengar yoga practice, strengthening the often ignored muscles of the body responsible for posture using precision, sequencing and props.
Raising complete body awareness using breath work and postures to release, direct and control the flow of Kundalini energy from the lower centers to the higher energetic centers.
I was first introduced to the Ashtanga practice, a system of yoga that involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. I began to notice during my Ashtanga experiences that I was able to find a place of calm that I could only reach after participating in the physical practice, and then sitting for a meditation. This experience of working my body in such a mindful yet challenging way, invited me to discover that yoga was a practice that could influence every facet of my life in a positive way.
This empowering realization led me down the Iyengar yoga path, where I learned the importance of alignment and the body. The Iyengar practice focuses on the physical body, helping to strengthen the muscles of the body responsible for posture, like the legs, back and core. With minor adjustments to improve alignment, the small muscles that are often ignored become stronger. I found that using precision, sequencing and perhaps most importantly - props (like blocks, which especially help beginners or those with more physical limitations), the Iyengar practice taught me to focus on being in the moment and ignoring all other thoughts in my head.
The focus of my practice soon turned toward learning the Kundalini yoga system, where I began to understand the basic energetic principles of the chakra system. Kundalini yoga can be a catalyst for psycho-spiritual growth and bodily maturation. It's designed to raise complete body awareness though focused postures on navel activity, activity of the spine, and selective pressurization of body points and meridians. Breath work and postures aid to release, direct and control the flow of Kundalini energy from the lower centers to the higher energetic centers.
Given COVID-19, many studios are closed and large group classes just are not safe to hold space for at this time. I am fortunate in that I have access to a private studio located in Vergennes, Vermont. I am also able to come to your home for private instruction (outside is preferred at this time). If online sessions are more comfortable for you, I am able to accommodate that as well.
"After living in New York City for 10 years, my husband and I moved to Vermont to be closer with family. Shortly after, I found Rebeccah through some local connections and we began weekly private lessons at my house with the goal of finding more work-life balance. One year later we are still going strong! She's also helped me develop my own daily practice, which helps me find a healthy mindset so that I can overcome whatever the day throws at me."
- Stevie D.
"I always thought I was just a classic type-A personality. Super competitive, always stressed out. It wasn't until I started experiencing health issues like trouble sleeping, not being able to 'turn off' and finally full on panic attacks that I realized I needed help. I hadn't tried meditation before - I always preferred hard cardio exercises to tire myself out. Rebeccah was so patient with me... I went from being able to sit for barely five minutes to reaching deep meditative states for an hour, sometimes two hours! She has completely changed my approach to my anxiety and overall energy."
- Elaine T.
"A friend of mine referred me to Rebeccah following a surgery I needed. Needless to say, I was in pretty rough shape when she met me! Her restorative yoga practice and breath work not only helped me through my recovery - it changed my life. I could not have done it without her by my side."
- Brenda N.
"I booked a group session with Rebeccah for a friend's birthday. It was a total hit! She was able to structure the class for some of my friends who are beginners, and others who practice a lot and are more experts. Not only did we get both an energizing and relaxing session, we had so much fun! I highly recommend booking her for any occasion! Who doesn't need a little calm in their lives?!"
- Stacy M.
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