Additional Yoga Teachers
Penny enjoys creating classes that are accessible and safe to all levels, yet challenging enough to encourage personal growth. Her practice centers around awareness of the breath and includes pranayama, poses that build strength, poses that cultivate restoration, mindfulness, meditation, mantra, deep relaxation, and inspiration from yogic texts.
In 2004 Penny went to her first Kundalini Yoga class, and experienced the healing power of yoga for both physical and mental strength. She quickly developed a regular practice and felt compelled to share what she was learning with others. She started teaching by hosting free “yoga in the park” classes. She also taught briefly at the Ypsi Studio.
In 2015 she studied at Sun Moon Yoga of Ann Arbor and is currently completing her second teacher training at the Yoga Maya Center. She feels it's important to have a regular yoga/meditation practice that keeps her feeling good in her body, reduces physical pain and provides resilience to the everyday stresses of life.
Besides teaching yoga, Penny is an ecologist and her professional experience includes ecological restoration, outdoor & garden education, biological assessments and environmental consulting. She loves spending time in nature, hiking, identifying plants, gardening, dancing, cooking, and gathering with friends & family.
As a yoga teacher my aim is to create experiences that join our mind, body and spirit into a more peaceful union, no matter where you’re starting.
In 2000 while recovering from knee surgery and trying to naturally treat depression I took a series of Hatha yoga classes that revitalized my life.
The results where quickly evident, so I followed up with Diane Stevens into a deeper exploration of Hatha yoga and Ayurveda.
Now 17 years into this yogic journey, through many health and life challenges later, I've committed to an adaptive daily practice to maintain well-being
and I've completed a 200hour yoga teacher training with Trevor Eller. I'm ready now to share with you what I’ve learned along the way.
Private and small group classes are available. Details at: ResilientSpirals@gmail.com
Living by design with Spirit and Nature.
In addition to teaching yoga, I strive to explore resilience through many pathways. My studies and work focus on
self-care, social, and land-use design. While I use my diverse skills, experiences, and trainings in horticulture,
ecology, floristry, permaculture, yoga, fermentation, nutrition, education, & marketing to provide a holistic
approach to culture repair.