Jordan Rackley’s Yoga Teaching Philosophy
My core teaching philosophy is cultivated primarily from the first two yamas, ahimsa (do no harm) and satya (truthfulness) as these moral codes resonate within me on and off the mat. As a yoga teacher I will strive to provide a safe space where students can practice ahimsa during asana (posture) practice, with hope that the student will take this teaching into their daily life. Satya or truthfulness parallels practicing ahimsa as one must be honest with themselves about the asana practice to first do no harm to the physical body.
My offerings of yoga will be geared toward the non-traditional yoga student in the realms of geriatrics, chronic pain, and injury recovery. I will thread my background in physical therapy into all of my yoga classes to promote proper biomechanical alignment, injury prevention, and dynamic balance. Overall, my intent as a yoga teacher is to align my passion of the asana practice with my physical therapy skill set to promote health and wellness for the non-traditional yoga student.
Courtney decided to become a Yoga teacher, because of her desire to serve others. Constantly finding inspiration from people that God has put on her path, she too wants to be a tool to encourage people to live a healthier, happier life. Discovering Yoga in 2009 she found that Yoga is the perfect vehicle to share her passion for people and wellness. Knowing her next step, Courtney graduated from the 200HR Teacher Training and Yogic Studies program at Wilmington’s Longwave Yoga in 2016.Courtney’s class offers a safe and sacred space for students to come and receive with an open mind, body, and heart. She aims to teach with compassion and kindness, being mindful that each student is a whole and complete person. Always encouraging students to follow their intuition and innate knowledge of their body.
Courtney’s classes are meant to promote positive and creative energy, using Vinyasa style flow, linking breath to movement. She offers modifications and props making postures accessible to Yogis of all paths and levels. Ultimately hoping motivate and empower students to make good, conscious decisions that with enrich their lives.
Leigh Ann Handel
Leigh Ann Handel began yoga instruction who has been teaching yoga practice since 2009. Leigh Anne is teaching a Vinyasa Flow Class in which participants will move smoothly from standing to inverted postures in a rhythmic form with working on breath. Her positive style and energy is a welcome addition to our Live Well program.
Adaptive Therapeutic Chair Yoga Class: a 60 min gentle yoga class that utilizes the support of a chair throughout sun salutations, sitting, and standing postures. This class aims to make yoga accessible to people who may have difficulty transitioning on/off the floor, standing for long periods of time, and people with balance deficits. The class foundation is built on the principles of Vinyasa yoga, linking breath with movement and is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
- Adaptive Therapeutic Chair Yoga at Oleander Clinic (with Courtney)Saturdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am
- Vinyassa Flow Class at Oleander Clinic (with Leigh Ann)Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm
- Drop in Class (Single class visit)$14.00
- 5 Class Pass$60.00
- 10 Class Pass$110.00
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