Mary K Hammerstein
My classes cater to multiple levels and emphasize the body as the teacher. Students are encouraged to recognize the wisdom of their own bodies and listen. I teach by offering suggestions for postures with many variations so each individual can customize their own practice. I watch, in order to encourage safety, provide guidelines to move the body in and out of poses, and teach proper alignment in the Kripalu, Akhanda and Kundalini traditions while always encouraging students to treat their bodies and minds with kindness and patience on the mat and in the world.