Heather Jordan-Beare teaches a Yin and Meditation for improved sleep class at Noble Yoga.
Learn more about Heather Jordan-Beare below!
About Heather Jordan-Beare: A little bit about my yoga & meditation journey…
There are many styles of yoga and meditation and just as many reasons to practice both. I began my journey with the practice of yoga as a collegiate track athlete. I came to yoga for injury prevention and ‘a good stretch’. 20 years later I consider my most fortunate discovery to be the use of both yoga and meditation as incredibly powerful coping tools during periods of intense anxiety and stress… My personal yoga practice includes the following blend: power, Iyengar, vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, bikram & yoga nidra. My personal meditation practice is also diverse: I use both open monitoring meditation and focused attention, i.e. transcendental meditation (TM), mindfulness based stress relief (MBSR), loving-kindness (Metta) and pranayama breath work.
My 200-hour yoga teacher training was completed through The Lotus Pond Center for Yoga & Health in Tampa, FL where I learned alignment discipline directly from Karin Stefan, Master Iyengar teacher (who introduced Iyengar yoga to the US in the 1970s) and was taught pranayama by Larissa Carlson, Kripalu Center YTT director. While living in NYC, I later completed certifications in ISHTA meditation with, Tantric & Kriya Yoga Master, Alan Finger and Yin yoga with, Yoga Master, Ulrica Norberg.
I consider the way I teach both yoga and meditation to be pretty simple and straightforward, approaching the practice in a light and accessible way. I encourage an attitude of non-judgment; of self and of experience, as well as a focus on breath and of course I encourage smiles. Come as you are, all are welcome and all are capable… Believe me, if I can sit still, anyone can ;-)
Yin and Meditation for improved sleep description: This class combines meditation with poses held in stillness for 2 to 5 minutes, allowing you to go deep and inward. In Yin Yoga we target the connective tissues, such as tendons, ligaments and fascia, while opening the body's meridian system. Yin restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints and enhances the body's energetic flow to support emotional equilibrium. Come melt away physical tension, energetic knots and chronic pain with therapeutic yin yoga poses. This practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored. All levels welcome.
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