A conscious practice of physical body postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit.
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MyYogaJoy Monday workshops Crow Pose (Bakasana) with modifications 😁🪶👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Love the video, the dog and the shirt!! Happy Monday!!
Yoga Off the Mat: ”Attitude of Gratitude” is NOT a Platitude! Just a gentle reminder—now that Thanksgiving is ’officially’ over—that an Attitude of Gratitude is a choice, that each of us has the opportunity to choose, every day, moment to moment😌😊 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you ankle injury prevention AND what’s possible if you’ve had an injury 🤗👍😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for inspiring me to get up and stop scrolling!!! Let the stretching/moving begin! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Yoga On and Off the Mat: admittedly NOT my most flattering photo 😂 but look at all these amazing Warriors!!! I had the distinct pleasure of spending time on and off the Mat with these outstanding UCONN first and second year Dental and Medical students! We explored Elemental-Wellness: the overlap of Western Medicine, Āyurveda, Sleep Medicine, Yoga, Breathing and Meditation 😌 They are beautiful people who now have tools to enhance their own self-awareness and self-care, as well as to provide more holistic health care to their future patients 🥰🙌🤩👍🤗 ... See MoreSee Less
This is awesome! 🧘♀️
Yoga Off the Mat: the Yogic Niyama (Observance) of Isvara Pranidhana is trusting in that which is greater than oneself, whether that means God, community, Universe or something else. Recently I applied to deliver an abbreviated Ted talk style speech in a live virtual showcase￼. The application process was fairly involved and required learning new skills. Being selected would mean additional hours of writing and memorizing and learning new technology and stress. There were many more qualified applicants than positions available. So I prepared myself for the very real possibility that I might not be chosen. Then the time came to announce those who were selected, and I was not one of them. The bigger me was￼ happy for the “winners” and okay with not being one myself. The vulnerable me felt rejected and excluded, basically not good enough (oh, how those old vulnerabilities can sting!🐝). ￼Within 24 hours, however, I received my class roster for the upcoming Independent Learning Opportunity at UCONN!😁 Next week I’ll be teaching Medical and Dental students about Elemental-Wellness, Āyurveda and Integrative Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Circadian Rhythms, Yoga, Breathing and Meditation. 😌 Had I been chosen for the virtual showcase, it may have been too much at the same time for me to bring my best to everything, and still take care of my dental patients and personal life. The Universe knew what was best at this time, and for that I am beyond grateful🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoyMonday brings you the Movement of the Moment with Jazz Hands! 😁👋🏻💃🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
Roberta, it’s always heart warming to see u and that u do
You are so cute that I’d actually consider yoga…especially when you incorporate jazz hands!!!
It's always so good to see your smiling face and your genuine enthusiasm!!
Yoga Off the Mat: simply wishing you peace.🙌😌☮️ ... See MoreSee Less
Peace and mindfulness to you, my friend 🧘♀️
Perfection !!! ❤️
MyYogaJoy brings you DIY self-care with items from your kitchen pantry! 😌🥥😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning to you and Happy Halloween 🎃
Yoga Off the Mat: Reflections in nature can be wonderful reminders to slow down, pause, and reflect on your own life. How present are you in each moment? Do you appreciate the vibrant colors and designs in your life, or are you just going through the motions? It’s far too easy to get swept up in the “doing” and forget about the “being.” Sending a gentle reminder to take a few moments to reflect and “be”…😌🍁🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
Yoga Off the Mat: October 16th was not only Boss’ Day AND our wedding anniversary, it was also World Food Day! Oftentimes I am asked about healthy foods choices. Generally speaking, eating mainly fresh, local, organic and seasonal foods are your best choices. Autumn brings cooler, dry weather. To balance these qualities, you need to eat the opposite: warm and moist. Some delicious seasonal vegetables include squash (like delicata, acorn and koginut pictured here) baked with hydrating oils like sesame, avocado, coconut and sunflower. What are you cooking today? 😋🤔😊 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy offers stress relief at the end of the day (or any time of day that it’s needed!) 🙌😌😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Yoga Off the Mat: while walking in Albany, I noticed this image of a dog at the State Capitol building! It immediately made me smile to see the tongue-wagging whimsical character on such a “stately” building. I don’t know the significance or story behind it, but noticing was a wonderful exercise in Beauty Hunting. When we slow down and practice paying attention by being present, we begin to notice beauty all around us. What have you noticed lately?🤔🙌😌 ... See MoreSee Less
It’s World Mental Health Day! 🤯😐😁 And it’s always a great day to ask yourself, “What do I need right now?”🤔 Let’s take care of ourselves and each other! 🤗👍😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you!! Greatly needed!!!❤️
Yoga Off the Mat: I don’t live where olive trees grow, but I’ve been privileged to travel places where they do! 🌿🫒Practicing yoga beneath an olive tree reminded me of the phrase “extend the olive branch” as a gesture of forgiveness or kindness. Forgiveness is a gift to yourself even more so than the person you’re forgiving. Releasing attachment to the past, letting go of resentment and anger—these can bring healing and peace in the present moment.😌 If there’s something for which you need to apologize, if there’s someone whom you need to forgive, if you need to come to terms with forgiving yourself, do so today. 😊I promise you’ll wish you did so sooner. ☮️ ... See MoreSee Less
Such beautiful, true words. Thank you for sharing. Cute feet😉
Great photo!!! And beautifully said!
This is absolutely truth. 💜
Share The Joy
Creating joyful living through yoga.
The goal of My Yoga Joy is to share the benefits of yoga, bringing healing and personal growth to as wide an audience as possible.
Personal transformation can be experienced by anyone through regular practice! Improved physical health, fitness, emotional and spiritual growth and well-being are just a few of the many benefits to yoga.
Here are a few of the ways I'm sharing the joy of yoga
with the Greater Hartford community!
Currently spreading the joy of yoga at St. Mary's Home in West Hartford where adults with mental illness are enriched through their discovery of self.
Offering the joy of yoga with residents of the Windsor Independent Living Association where adults with intellectual disabilities can expand their possibilities through practicing yoga.
Now enrolling cancer patients and survivors in a free Yoga4Cancer class series at the Bone and Joint institute through Hartford Healthcare at Hartford Hospital.
Contact me to find out if you are eligible for any of the above programs.