My name is Samantha, but most know me as Sammi. I began practicing yoga in 2009 shortly after breaking my leg, seeking physical and mental healing. After taking my first class I new I wanted to learn all I could about yoga and enrolled in the following Teacher Training. After graduating I was giving the opportunity to teach and began right away. Experiencing personal transformation and healing over the past 9 years on the path of being a yoga practitioner and teacher, I feel blessed and honored to share this path with all the amazing souls I encounter and connect with each day!
Certifications & Trainings:
RYT 200 Hour, RYT Vinyasa, RYT 500 Hour
What classes do you teach at Studio Bamboo?
I teach Yin Yang, Multi Flow, Hot Classes, Foundations, and Fluid Power.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I teach various sequences that enhance STABILITY and STRENGTH, working foundational principles as well as flow. I begin with simple postures and transitions then move into more complex postures and transitions in order to wake the body up slowly, allowing for a more therapeutic and transformative experience. The body is our best teacher. I enjoy teaching how to listen to inner wisdom and guidance in order to inform how soft or intense to take each posture within each moment.
Who would you recommend taking your classes?
I would recommend anyone seeking to enhance their mind/body connection and health to take my classes. No matter your physical condition, their is opportunity for everyone to have growing experiences. All humans have the potential and capacity to change and transform and it is my passion and joy to help guide those willing and interested in doing so!
What does yoga mean to you?
Yoga to me is the practice of moving into connection with our whole self: body, mind, breathe (spirit). The word “Yoga” means “to yoke” or unify. The practice is the process of moving from separation or fragmentation into connection and oneness.
Your favorite asana and Why?
My favorite asana posture is Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon. Physically I enjoy this posture most because I’m able to work grounding principles in each individual leg and foot while building core power to support the other 3 limbs. This posture also allows for variations to expand flexibility and to challenge balance even more. Many elements are at play in Half Moon requiring steady mind and breath, a challenging yet centering experience.