"Doing is honest philosophy."
~ R.L. Stein
What draws me to teaching is the sweet service of being able to share the simple gifts I have received through the practice. I envision it as a spiritually and physically enlightening, challenging and rejuvenating time to collaborate in the richness that is the practice and the sharing of yoga. How yoga has impacted my life: It literally saved it, and I practice and teach from that place of recovery and renewal and yes, regrowth. Through the simplicity of body movement and basic tenants of kindness and clarity, my own body has transformed and healed itself in ways I never imagined—and we have so many stories here to share here at Elev8! I teach here for many of the same reasons as everyone; this is a place that embodies my belief in family and acceptance, open hearts and open minds and open possibilities. They say once you’ve elevated, that you never sink back down, and I believe that growth inspires everyone here.
Olaf Buntrock instructs the following:
26 postures, 2 breathing exercises. Each posture is executed individually with emphasis on alignment and stillness. Each breath allows the opportunity to intensify the posture. You will hold the posture for many breaths before moving on to the next. The sequence is designed to work your entire body inside and out, increase your strength, flexibility, balance & stamina. Class is held in a heated room to warm up your muscles, and help you release toxins both mentally & physically.