She's got style, she's got grace, she knows every muscle in the human body. Don't let Wendy's blond hair and sweet smile fool you, she'll have you working your 'transverse abdominus' as you perfect every pose. Wendy is The Green Yogi's alignment guru, so get ready to find that perfect posture.
Wendy danced professionally in LA, teaching a variety of dance styles for 10 years. During her time as a professional dancer, Wendy discovered the amazing benefits of yoga. She has been practicing for 8 years and received her teacher certification under Julie Rader. Wendy's classes focus on alignment to build strength, empowering students with different flow sequences to encourage creativity and movement while focusing on the breath. Wendy is constantly increasing her knowledge of yoga through workshops and trainings. She is excited to share her passion and energy for yoga with students of all levels.
Wendy Garafalo's Latest Classes
Ardha Chandrasana, or balancing half-moon, is a fantastic pose to improve hip strength and mobility. It also helps stretch and strengthen the hamstrings all while you engage your core to create balance and extension in the spine. This class breaks down Ardha Chandrasana to make sure you are getting all the benefits this pose has to offer.
Your yoga mat is a rectangle. Your life is not! Join me in this class as we explore some diagonal stretches and subtle strengthening to help improve the ways we move in our everyday life. All poses are done on the back, seated and on the knees. A gentle way to start or end the day and free up tension in hidden areas.
Wondering if you have tight hips? Here's a simple test. Stand and look down at your feet. If your toes point outward rather than straight ahead, your hip muscles are probably overworked and need to be stretched. For people who sit a long time at work, the hip flexors and rotators become tight, and the gluteal muscles become weak. This combination negatively affects our ability to walk and maintain proper posture. This quick yoga hip sequence focuses on stretching the muscles around the whole circumference of the hip joint.