"I am ever grateful to my teachers."
"The word yoga itself means "union": of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises — the asanas or postures that have gained widespread popularity in recent decades — these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul."
Selena's Teaching Philosophy
We are so much more than the physical body, emotions, and thoughts that come and go like clouds in the sky. One translation of the word yoga is, “union.” Union of the human consciousness/body consciousness with Divine consciousness. This is the foundation of Selena’s offerings. To experience the fullness of who we are, beyond our limited perception. To use the practice of yoga to become aware of the places inside of us needing care and nourishment. To deepen our relationship with our Self, and express the joy, passion, peace, love and so on that resides in each of us. To strengthen and nourish the physical body, and subtle/energetic bodies.
Selena’s Alignment Based Vinyasa Flow teachings are a supportive balance of body alignment, breath awareness, play, and continually coming back to the present moment. She has experience leading yoga for beginners and experienced yogis alike, making her classes available to all. As a dancer and massage therapist, she understands that the body is always changing, and encourages yogis to listen to what their body is needing in the moment. She also has a deep appreciation for the dynamic play between flow and stillness, and brings both to her yoga offerings. Her more gentle yoga practices often end with the deeply healing and rejuvenating practice of yoga nidra. A lying down practice that guides the practitioner through the layers of being, and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which naturally knows how to heal and restore.
Selena has had the great fortune of studying with phenomenal teachers, including her spiritual teacher, H.H. Sai Maa, for over 17 years. Her studies have brought a deeper understanding of the chakra system and subtle bodies, mindfulness practices such as being with what is, and learning to allow rather than being in a state of continual reaction, yogic practices such as mantra meditations and different breathing/pranayama techniques, and so much more, which she often incorporates into her classes and workshops.
Selena is passionate about creating a healing, all inclusive, good feeling environment. She is deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve, to share the wisdom of her teachers, and remind us to be kind with ourselves and to play!