Yoga Teaching and Practice

IMG_1635Miriam Lamey is a 200 Hour RYT with Yoga Alliance. She obtained her certification with Sacred Sounds Yoga in New York City in February 2015. In March 2015, she relocated to Pittsburgh, and taught Ashtanga Basics and All-Levels Ashtanga at The Shala, Home of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga until February 2016. She currently teaches a corporate yoga class with Allegheny Conference On Community Development and has done so since March 2016.

Initially, the physical yoga practice enabled Miriam to feel at home in her body, particularly as she learned the significance and beauty of linking the breath with the mindful movements of a yoga sequence. She has incorporated this patience and mindfulness in her approach to life, and through her teaching of the physical asana practice, she enjoys guiding students towards their own discovery of what mindfulness and peace means to them.

As a teacher, Miriam strives to help all skill levels feel encouraged and supported. She offers modifications in every class, accommodating the needs of both more advanced and newer practitioners. She believes that practice is all about the attempt; there is no ideal way a posture should look or feel, and hopes each student finds an opening, new depth, relaxation or joy in the movement in their own way.  Her patience, sense of humor, and welcoming nature help students to feel comfortable , no matter their physicality or skill level.

Miriam  loves structuring classes and the art of sequencing, not only to help students learn new postures, but also because she appreciates the dance-like flow of a yoga practice. She enjoys helping students feel comfortable in class, and also looks to them for inspiration.

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