I’m headed to Norfolk, Virginia at the end of the week. Please note the following changes to my teaching schedule:
Thursday, 29 August
- Palo Alto Community Child Care: My 6:30 class is canceled this week. I will see you in September 5th.
Friday, 30 August
- California Yoga Center: The incandescent Lisa will be teaching our 9:00 AM class.
- Avenidas: The 10:30 class is canceled this week but we will have a make-up class on September 6th.
- Samyama Yoga Center: Warm and wonderful Carla will teach our 1:30 Yin class.
Saturday, 31 August
- Samyama Yoga Center: Vinyasa-loving Bethany will teach at 4:00. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled slow flow on September 7th.
Monday, 2 September (Labor Day)
- California Yoga Center: Our 7:30 Yin Class will be canceled on Labor Day. We’ll meet again on the 9th.
A few posts back I introduced Devin Begley and Joanne Brohmer as Samyama Yoga Center’s new body therapists. We have two more to add to the team: Paul Crowl and….drum roll please….ME!
If you attend classes at Samyama then you’ll recognize Paul as the male energy behind the front desk. He provided this brief bio:
Paul Crowl is a certified massage therapist with more than twenty year’s experience. He was formally trained at Cypress Health Institute in Santa Cruz in Swedish massage and reflexology. He later studied the are of deep tissue bodywork with Michael DiBenedetto. His dedication to refining his craft and background in yoga and the healing arts lead him to being one of the more notable therapists in the Bay Area. With an intuitive touch and ability to read your breath, Paul will help you melt away tension and relieve unnecessary stress.
In addition to the classes I teach at Samyama, I now offer foot reflexology:
Mimm brings the ‘sole-ful’ healing of foot reflexology to Samyama. Her work – a combination of massage, warm stones, Reiki energy and modern reflexology techniques creates an unparalleled sense of balanced calm that supports health and wellness.
Mimm’s initial training was in sports massage and neuromuscular therapy from the National Institute in Dublin, Ireland. Although she enjoyed the intellectual challenge of clinical massage Mimm felt something lacking. She decided to explore body-energy modalities that not only soothed the body but settled the spirit.
“Reflexology has a quality to it that is soft and subtle. That’s why I love it. A profound change can take place in the most quiet of moments.”
In addition to her work in reflexology and the yoga classes she teaches at Samyama, Mimm is an artist and writer. She is currently completing her master’s degree in transpersonal psychology and will begin work toward her certificate in yoga therapy at Niroga Institute in Berkeley early next year.