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.

Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann Handel

Leigh Ann often says that her first training with Ana Forrest is the best decision she ever made. Since then, she has completed 4 additional teacher trainings and taught more than 5,000 hours of classes. Yoga has permeated all aspects of her life, and teaching has become her passion. Leigh Ann practices and teaches yoga as a tool for building deeper awareness and healing. She is a firm believer that classes with chairs and classes with handstands are equally valuable, and that every person’s body is different. Expect precise alignment cues, intelligent sequencing, and a lightheartedness not normally associated with yoga.

Class Descriptions

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.

Vinyasa Yoga: Vinyasa yoga links breath with movement. It is a practice of intent and attention, so that each pose can contribute to furthering your personal goals. This class includes standing, seated, lying down, and inverted poses. Multiple variations are available for every pose, in every class, to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels.

Class Schedule
  • Vinyasa (Forrest) Flow Class at Oleander Clinic (with Leigh Ann)Saturdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Adaptive Therapeutic Chair Yoga at Oleander Clinic (with Leigh Ann)Saturdays 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Class Rates
  • Drop in Class (Single class visit)$14.00
  • 5 Class Pass$60.00
  • 10 Class Pass$110.00

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