My name is Sophia S Paul. I am a certified Yoga Teacher and have practiced and taught yoga and holistic health classes for 40 years. I have been teaching (yoga/Holistic Health classes) at Red Rocks Community College since 2006 and I own a yoga studio
here in Bailey. I also hold degrees as an ND and Reiki Master Teacher.
I am excited to have the opportunity to share the art of yoga with you during your stay at beautiful North Fork Ranch; assisting you on your individual path to happiness and health.
Studies have shown yoga can be an effective way to help reduce stress, improve concentration, and manage emotions; it empowers the yogi, improves physical and emotional health, heightened self-awareness, increased mindfulness, and has an abundance of other health benefits. My classes are based on gentle flow yoga (I was trained in the Iyengar tradition), experimenting and being open to new possibilities of movement and grace through various yoga flows.
Yoga helps to instill confidence, teaches to persevere, be patient, and work toward one’s goals. As an experienced yoga teacher, I offer guidance in a playful and relaxed way. Yoga provides tools for practicing compassion, mindfulness, generosity, focus, strength, and flexibility. In addition, we will learn how to breathe correctly and use the breath to control and initiate movement and therefore creating balance on all levels – the most important aspect in the practice of yoga.
YOGA FOR THE FISHER(WO)MAN
Ever experience lower back pain during or after fishing? Practicing just a couple of specific poses can help to stretch out the lower back before going back to the river. Another benefit from yoga is the increased sense of balance. Which, as you know is of utmost importance for a fisher(wo)man. The attention to breath is certainly a plus to doing yoga - particularly when you get that strike and see the fish rise out of the water. Being able to keep focused and calm when the fight is on is a nice benefit, too.
It is my goal to bring all these benefits in a fun, loving and playful way to you to help YOU experience a high level of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.
Namaste (The Divine in me Honors the Divine in you)