passion for exploration in movement began in early childhood intuitively
knowing the body/mind connection to our spirit. Having earned an M.S.
and B.S. in Dance and Fitness, Rhonda has taught group exercise, dance
and personal training for the past 30 years. In 2000, she had found
her life long interests in philosophy, psychology and movement merge
through the AMAZING practice of YOGA. Earning her 500RYT certification,
Rhonda offers expertise in alignment with creative choreography in
the hope that inner peace can manifest to outward joy and gratitude.
Getting to Know Rhonda
1) Why did you start practicing yoga?
In Sept 2000, as I walked into the kitchen, my pinkie toe remained
in the living room. There are not many activities practiced barefoot,
so with my
broken toe I ventured into a hot yoga class and was re-born. THIS
was an immediate and deep love at first asana !!!
2) How would you describe your teaching style?
Depending on the focus of the practice (hip or heart openers, inversions,
arm balances etc) alignment principles and breath awareness are the
mainstays in a lighthearted, non-competitive, creative atmosphere.
3) Who or what is your inspiration?
Music and lyrics, philosophical writings, hiking in the mountains
and my soul mate husband, Steven.
4) Tell us something that we would never guess about you?
Dreaming every night and remembering those images, stories and lessons
EVERY MORNING my entire life. There are about 8 themes and I have
been watching the evolution of these topics for decades. About 3 years
ago the 8th one began, it is about emptiness and surrender.
5) What is your least favorite asana to practice?
There is not one pose that is my least favorite,
but my challenge is in accepting my liabilities whether it is
temporary for todays practice, or a bind that I no longer attempt
due to my shoulder limitations.
Reverse Namaste or Bird of Paradise may not
happen today and although these are not my least favorite poses,
they are an example of acceptance when I am compassionate to
myself and least favorite when I feel diminished because I forget
to be grateful.
Name 1 thing on your bucket list.
I want to experience ZERO GRAVITY !!!! COME JOIN ME :-)