Deepa’s yoga and Pilates classes are a reflection of her journey to discover the beauty, strength and power of the human body. Deepa discovered Yoga at a time when exercising meant pushing her body to its limits. With the introduction to Yoga, she realized that she was getting to know her body like never before. She learnt how to listen to what her body was communicating, while encouraging it to explore its potential in a manner that was loving and respectful. As a mother of two young boys, with a demanding career in Information Technology, Deepa was caught, as all of us are, in the crazy, multi tasking treadmill we call life. Yoga and Pilates brought balance to her life. This experience has led Deepa to believe that here is a gift we can give others and ourselves; yoga can help fortify our physical, mental and spiritual health giving us access to a well of resilience, patience and energy. Captivated by the power of Yoga, Deepa decided to learn more about it and got a certification in yoga from the prestigious Avalon Teacher training program. She also has a Pilates certification from the Center of Balace and a Yoga Tune Up certification from Jill Miller. She has a creative, methodical and holistic teaching style that invigorates the mind as well as body, and her classes are accessible to all levels of practitioners. One of the teachers who has most influenced her is Tom McCook of Center of Balance. When Tom said “when we practice we are beginning a long conversation with our body that will continue to expand our perspective, choices and help keep us aware of what’s truly important” Deepa knew that here was a mentor with whom she shared her deepest belief about body movement. Deepa’s classes truly reflect this holistic and life-long practice of Healthy you. For her it is about worshiping the body and supporting it in reaching its full potential in strength and health.
Deepa Dravid instructs the following:
Yoga Tune Up
Happy Shoulders Workshop
Improper shoulder alignment can create lot of pain and injury. In this workshop we will learn shoulder biomechanics and ways to get stronger and move better. We will explore corrective Yoga Tune-Up exercises and targeted self massage techniques that will unlock the shoulder tension and create a deep release in the upper back, neck and shoulders. We will learn how to create strength while you are stretching. We will then apply these principles to different yoga poses.
We will also work on neck, shoulders, wrist, upper back. Rolling with the Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls can relieve aches and pains, enhance breathing functions, increase your mobility and energy level, and reduce stress, improve posture and performance. This workshop will guide you through targeted therapy ball sequences which will facilitate healthier movements around the joints.
Early Bird Registration by May 1: $40
After May 1: $45