"When we look deeply at a flower, we can see the whole cosmos contained in it" Thich Nhat Hanh
Renee Taylor Valentin
E-RYT 200, YACEP
Like many people I was first drawn to the practice as a form of exercise movement. Before long I found myself searching for "more". Turns out the physical practice of yoga (asana) is merely the tip of the iceberg. Asana provides us the opportunity to move with intention, a most approachable form of meditation. In a studio setting, we practice our yoga with others, holding space for ourselves and those around us while keeping our bodies tuned in. This results in a more comfortable physical existence. Each lesson learned on the mat translates impressively into life off the mat. As an instructor sharing this practice of awareness, discipline & curiosity I am constantly challenged and inspired by my students. I hope to reflect this back to my students. I love to see people identify their strengths and redefine their “weaknesses” through this process of self inquiry. This powerful practice has absolutely changed my life (and continues to do so!) & sharing it is my honor and privilege.