Yoga is good for everyone

Why? Because it makes people feel better.     MONEYMACHINE - WIN_20160311_144051 (2)

I’ve never met a person who couldn’t benefit from a yoga practice, even though there are lots of people who don’t feel like they can “do” yoga. But in order to do yoga, you don’t have to wear special clothes. You don’t need a yoga mat. You don’t need any amount of flexibility. You don’t have to be strong. You don’t have to be evolved.

You don’t have to be nice. You don’t have to be spiritual.

Here’s what you need for a good yoga practice: you have to be breathing.

What I teach are playful, healing, practical, fun, helpful, down-to-earth classes, workshops, retreats and seminars for ordinary people. I use the tools of yoga to help myself and others feel more whole, more alive, healthier and better in all kinds of ways. freedom in yoga sam (4)

Here are some of the people I’ve taught over the past twenty years: Alzheimers patients, varsity football players, homeschool children, ski instructors, seniors, babies, varsity lacrosse players, Channing Bete employees, teachers, professors, movie stars (well, only one), professional athletes, mothers, robbers, misfits, hotel employees, lawyers, doctors, doulas, college students, high school students, accountants, woodland elves, my own children, and the rare cow.

Here’s what yoga gives: a respite from our busy lives, more physical health, a time to de-stress, a practice of mindfulness, easing of physical aches and pains, a calmer mind, a stronger body, a really good nap and world peace. Or, anyway, a glimpse of it.sam2Want to get a sense of the kind of yoga I practice and teach? I share a (mostly) weekly 2-minute yoga class on MuMuMo’s Facebook site. If you have 2 minutes, it can be really fun.

 

I loved Sam’s yoga classes and only wish our schedules meshed so I could continue studying yoga with her. I’ve enjoyed her style of yoga – combining spirituality with breathing and physical poses. Classes were very calming and helped with my physical and mental balance and flexibility. She has been a unique and wonderful teacher with her caring, encouraging, and humorous style – always accepting the limitations of her students.   S

“unique and wonderful”

Sam Wilde is an exceptional teacher. She creates an environment in her classes that is accepting and encouraging. Wherever you are on that day, tired, sore, or invigorated, you can participate at your level. She wants yoga to be part of your day, for health and fitness. And lastly, she is kind, sincere, and attentive. M

“an exceptional teacher”