|liz "yogeshwari" prather
certified in Vinyasa and Sivananda yoga traditions
I teach in Brooklyn (The YogaLab in Boerum Hill), Manhattan (Sivananda Center in Chelsea) and Jersey City, New Jersey(YogaShunya on Grove Street).
Number of Years Practicing: 7 Main focus of my teaching: to dissolve the ego and focus the mind
Most inspiring teacher: I have had many great teachers, but the best teachers are those that allow you to see that the true teacher is the True Self
My teaching now is heavily influenced by the Sivananda practice. I teach breathing exercises to bring clear and focused energy to the mind as well as breathing exercises that calm the central nervous system. I teach variations of Sun Salutations to warm the body and then various standing and seated postures and inversions to open different parts of the body. Each class ends with a guided relaxation for the body AND mind, allowing the benefits of the practice to be absorbed into the student.
I am a firm believer that anyone can do yoga. Yoga is the "cessation of the fluctuations of the mind" (Patanjali) and isn't limited to the physical practice. I have taught children, teens, adults, the elderly, Parkinson's patients and athletes and I have found that the practitioner who comes to know that he or she is not at the whim of the mind and its thoughts and judgments, gets much more from the practice than the practitioner that can wrap their legs around their head.
I invite you to find the calm strength of your mind and rest in the knowledge that yoga is a way of tapping into the divinity and peace within each one of us.
I offer private and group lessons, couples' specials, personal training and Pilates mat work lessons.
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