Yomassage and Yoga with Kristine

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Yoga with Kristine

Now scheduling for 15 Minutes of Yoga Level 1 and Level 2.

Your 15 Minutes of Yoga

A Workshop for Establishing a Customized Home Yoga Practice

What would you do if you regularly had 15 minutes to care for your body, quiet your mind, open your heart and nurture your spirit?

In this workshop, we’ll explore yoga as a contemplative breathing and moving practice that can be used to this end! I’ll introduce you to ways of moving and breathing that are generally useful. You can “catch” any that feel particularly right to you & integrate them into your own 15 minute practice. It’s that simple!

Over time, your 15 minute practice will become highly personalized and may vary from day to day! You’ll be able to steer what you do according to what you want to get out of it – which may be different things at different days/times. You’ll be able to use yoga as the incredibly useful tool that it is!

Benefits of yoga include:

  • Feeling amazing!
  • Calming your nervous system
  • Releasing muscular tension, stiffness and imbalance
  • Increasing mobility, flexibility & freedom of movement
  • Feeling stronger, steadier and more balanced (physically & otherwise 🙂
  • Reducing risk of injury and countering work-related repetitive strain
  • Having tools to work with pain (i.e. natural pain management)
  • Exercising your brain and honing your focus
  • Creating greater emotional equilibrium
  • Becoming  more resilient
  • Increasing your overall confidence and sense of agency
  • Increasing your overall sense of contentment, peace & well-being
  • Increasing your overall energy and stamina
  • Quieting your mind
  • Knowing how to make calm within the storm, so you can more effectively figure out who to be and what to do.

Being able to do all this for yourself takes skill, technique and practice. 

There’s a method to learn, a place to start & a direction to move.

Come explore with me!

Regular participants will learn the basics of yoga practice, learn how to modify (or omit) poses as needed for their unique situations, be able to practice on their own at home & feel confident in participating in most “led” yoga classes (whether in person or online). They will also get a sense of what they want to get out of the practice, and how they’d like to continue to develop it.

(NOTE: To get these full results, you’ll need to attend more than once! Each time you come, you’ll build on what you learned previously. Keep coming until you’re pretty comfortable with everything that’s going on, feel like you “got it” & feel confident about your ability to make use of yoga in your own life!)

Your Fifteen Minutes of Yoga: Level 1:

We’re going to play and explore! You’ll experience the basics of yoga movement and breath. You can see which ways of moving and breathing strike you as something you want to keep doing! Usually the feeling is something like this: “I can’t believe I’ve lived my whole life in this body without ever doing this before!”

You’ll have handouts and pictures to help you keep track of the things you want to keep. These will give you a foundation on which to build, and they incorporate the foundational movements of the most common styles of yoga practiced in this country.

All levels of physical ability and experience are welcome! The only requirement is that you’re able to get on and off the floor. From there, everything can be made to work! (Chair yoga is an option for those who are unable to get on/off the floor, but that needs to be a separate class.)

Your Fifteen Minutes of Yoga: Level 2: 

In Level 2, we’ll start to link yoga postures together with the breath. You’ll learn some Sun Salutations and Vinyasa Flow sequences. You’ll also explore new variations of the postures you learned in Level 1. As with Level 1, resources will be provided to support you in your home practice!

After spending some time working with Level 2, you’ll be in a solid position to be able to confidently follow most led yoga classes (whether in person or online). If you choose, you can then explore more complex uses of yoga – in a way that meets your needs, abilities and goals. 

How do I know which level is right for me? 

If you’re new to yoga, start with Level 1! 

Start with Level 2 if you know how to do full Sun Salutations – and also feel comfortable doing a variety of standing postures, sitting postures and reclining postures. (If you don’t know what these things are, then start with Level 1 🙂

See you soon!

~Kristine Sensenig Miller

Certified Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist

ksensenigmiller@gmail.com

MEET KRISTINE

Meet Kristine:

I’ve been regularly/daily practicing yoga since 2004, and teaching yoga since 2007. My original certification was with the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA). I did further study with Jeff Tiebot at the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga, & completed a 220 hour certification in Ashtanga Vinyasa Krama Yoga in 2012. I enjoy exploring different styles and methods of moving the body with the breath –  for the sake of calming the nervous system, relaxing muscular tension, decreasing pain and mobilizing joints. Personally, I have benefited hugely from doing this daily!

I’m also a Certified Massage Therapist in the state of Indiana, as well as Board Certified nationally. I have been trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Travell Trigger Point Therapy, Strain-Counterstrain Techniques, Shiatsu, and Hot Stones. I’m a 2011 graduate of the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga’s Medical Massage program. Throughout my career, I’ve been doing ongoing continuing education on various topics relevant to the profession. I completed my Yomassage® Therapist certification in 2019.

I continue to study and explore all aspects of yoga & massage through a variety of methods, teachers and resources — and this ongoing learning process will continue for the rest of my life! Learning is one of my favorite things!

Prior to my explorations of massage and yoga, I obtained a B.A. from Eastern Mennonite University (2003) in Harrisonburg, VA — with majors in Journalism and in Justice, Peace & Conflict Studies, as well as a minor in Bible & Religion.

~Kristine Sensenig Miller

Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Yomassage Therapist