I taught at The West Michigan Cancer Center for 9 years and have also volunteered at Western Michigan University's School of Medicine at the Charles VanRipen Unified Clinics for 5 years to work with stroke patients and their caregivers.
In 2006 I had gastric bypass surgery and have successfully kept 111 pounds off. I am no poster child for gastric bypass but I know Yoga has helped me to be successful in many aspects of my life, not just the "eating and keeping it off" department.
As we are an aging population, Yoga is a great tool to keep us healthy. If you can breathe, you can do Yoga! My classes offer gentle yet powerful insight into the infinite nuances of the body, mind, and breath with opportunities to explore and link these qualities within. The results are a personal experience of joyfulness, peace and a balance throughout the whole being.
Come and join me. Yoga poses can be modified to fit ANY abilities. How cool is that???
My current class schedule is on the following page and I do private and semi-private classes upon referral.
with Christine Peckels
I have been a student of yoga since 1999 and have been teaching since 2007. I completed my 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2008, and my 500 hour training in August of 2016 all under the guidance of Melissa Spamer, M.A. ERYT,LMT,C.Ay. and founder/director of "Lotus in the Flame" School of Yoga and Healing Arts. www.lotusintheflame.com.
I am also registered with "Yoga Alliance" and "Michigan Yoga Association" which offers quarterly workshops. If you are interested in attending a workshop through the Michigan Yoga Association www.MYAweb.org you may just find me on the mat next to you.