Hi, I'm Celeste,
Registered Kinesiologist, Yoga Teacher (40 yrs), Author, and Founder of The Yoga House
When you join my yoga class, I help you identify any potential musculoskeletal, postural or health concerns you may be experiencing to allow your movement during yoga to feel right. And work right. When you feel good, I can see you feel good. Yoga can be hard, and it’s easier with a watchful eye that notices your knee isn’t aligned or your neck is too far back. Come to these small yoga classes to feel how much you can strengthen and lengthen You.
Yoga and Exercise are... HARD.
When I first started yoga it seemed as if everyone in the (serene torture chamber called a) yoga studio could be silent, breathe steadily and went out for carrot juice after class. I wanted to pummel these Pillsbury dough "people" that were obviously lacking normal crusty connective tissue. I also suspected their gluten-free pasta never stuck. They were too happy. I wanted evidence that I could stick with yoga when it hurt so much and there was no finish line. With all the images of lotus flowers, and hands in prayer position, no one told me how hard practicing yoga can be. I solemnly stayed with it.As a competitive bodybuilder, certified personal trainer and fitness instructor I was a dedicated jockette. It was my respect for the body’s intelligence that helped me move through physical blocks. I sensed they were related to PTSD, injury and a lifetime of pushing my physical limits. The result: no more back pain even though I have scoliosis. As an added bonus: a tenderizing of my Type 'A' personality and less need for measurable results. Which led to massive results. Now my body feels like Life is animating my actions and thoughts. I’d love to show you how.
The Need for Nature.
Whenever possible I did my yoga in beautiful vistas, just like my exercise.
I rolled my mat out on docks, in parks, trails, the beach, and any roadside field on long trips. I wanted to keep practicing outside, but there were often too many ants near my pants.
So, I built a yoga studio with a vista, The Yoga House.
This stunning studio looks over a ravine valley. As you bask in nature your own true nature fills in again.
I Specialize In.
- Personal training in yoga and exercise
- Exercise rehab
- Yoga for PTSD specializing in working with sexual violation
- Small yoga and exercise classes
- On-line and phone support
- Specialized workshops
- Thai Massage
- Day Retreats