Yin at the Down Dog


This class is taught by:

Suzie Atkin

In 2006, due to the nudging of a good friend, I haphazardly stumbled into a 6-week Kundalini Yoga workshop. I had no idea why we were doing weird breathing exercises and making odd noises, but I was fascinated and intrigued. It was such a different experience from my fast paced, stress filled life where it was easier to keep moving then to sit, be still and be with what was there. And I clearly wasn’t ready. For years afterward I took the harder path: climbing ladders, never stopping, burning out.

And then, as it happens, tragedy struck. As Elizabeth Lesser puts it: “Some of us need a cataclysmic event to find our way toward ‘the center of our own existence’”. So when I finally came back to Yoga, it was with a deep need for healing. And through that healing I have found my Wholeness, which, for me, is finding joy in every bit of this life experience. There is no question that life has difficulty. And yet, through continually cultivating awareness and equanimity, we become able to, as Buddha says, “rest like a giant tree in the midst of it all”. I’m grateful for the beautiful, simple technology of Yoga to expand my perspective and chip away at the calcification of life’s conditioning so I can see clearly and respond from a place of centeredness and love. And it is from this place of love that I humbly share this knowledge and experience with others. Because, truly, we are all connected and in this together. - Namaste.

Off the mat, Suzie enjoys mountain biking and cycling, adventures in the woods, cuddling with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Ginger Davidson

"In 2000 I took my first yoga class. I hated it. I was sore, I could barely do downward dog and what was with all the breathing. (I grew up with severe asthma and allergies I hated it when people told me to breathe!) But I LOVED Savasana—a chance to meditate, listen for the divine, be STILL! I had taken a course on meditation and Buddhism in college and had been meditating for a few years and loved the difference it made in my peace of mind. I was hooked, surely the other stuff would get easier, right? In 2002 I began to practice regularly in my home, and my journey to growth took on a whole new life of its own. Yoga has helped me recover and heal from a major trauma to my body. Yoga helped me to quit smoking in my earlier years of the practice. Yoga has helped me to understand the true difference between a reaction and a response. The added benefit was that my body transformed with my mind. My story to teaching stems from my desire and passion to help others heal in all aspects of their lives. Take some time with me on Tuesdays at 5:45 at Yoga Story’s Down Dog to flow and find some healing, some growth and foster some stillness for your own peace of mind. ”

Ginger Davidson has been a yogi for the last 17 years and has been in the Yoga Story community as a teacher since 2015. Her vinyasa classes focus on alignment, breath work and meditation. Off the mat Ginger likes to spend time with her family camping, hiking, and playing music. She also enjoys spending time and making music with friends during an annual pilgrimage to her hometown in Winfield, Kansas for the Walnut Valley Festival every September.

ROOM TEMPERATURE ~ This class is 75 min. Slow paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. Yin yoga is a different way of stretching, as the practice helps lubricate the joints vs. stretching the belly of the muscle. Great for all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 20 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Oct 27 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Nov 03 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Ginger Davidson
  • Fri Nov 10 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Nov 17 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Nov 24 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Dec 01 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Dec 08 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Dec 15 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Dec 22 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Dec 29 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Jan 05 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Jan 12 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Jan 19 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Jan 26 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Feb 02 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Feb 09 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin
  • Fri Feb 16 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Suzie Atkin


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