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
This is a simple 10 minute centering meditation that will help quiet your mind and experience your center. It incorporates diaphragmatic breathing, also known as deep belly breathing, which is one of the fastest ways to instill relaxation. Diaphragmatic breathing fills your body with healing oxygen, stimulates the body’s natural relaxation response and soothes muscle tension. Take a 10 minute break from your busy life to breath and get centered, so you can step back into your life with a sense of calm, peace and clarity.
Who’s ready for recess? Explore the yummy diagonal stretches between shoulders and hips during this recess session for parents busy at home working and supervising distance learning. Using the diagonal helps to release tight hip and shoulder tension from sitting. By incorporating the strap, we help engage the muscles as they stretch, thus improving shoulder mobility and strength. Props: Yoga Strap or equivalent
Even if you're excited about the work you're doing and happy to be there, staring at a screen and typing for hours on end can be pretty darn exhausting, not to mention bad for your posture. If you are looking for a quick yoga flow to do at your desk to reverse the effects of sitting, we've got you covered! This quick chair yoga flow is perfect for a lunch break or any-time-of-day break to unwind, reset, and stretch out!