Tish Ganey is a RYT 500 Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and C-IAYT certified as recognized by the IAYT (iayt.org). All her advanced training has been through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She currently teaches yoga at her studio, Take Me To The River Yoga. The studio is a large, unique, art-filled studio space in the old historic neighborhood of Seminole Heights in Tampa, overlooking the beautiful Hillsborough River.
Tish teaches in the Kripalu yoga tradition bringing breath awareness, attention to the subtle body, and the changing sensations within the body through the combined practice of asana, pranayama and dhyana. Influenced directly and indirectly through the long and strong lineages of yoga and meditation taught by Swami Kripalu, B.K.S. Iyengar, Satchadananda, Gary Kraftsow, Loren Fishman, Ray Long, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Timothy McCall, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Dass, the Kripalu teachers and faculty Yoganand Michael Carroll, Larissa Hall Carlson, Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, Sudhir Jonathan Foust, Michelle Dalbec, Coby Kozlowski, Lee Albert, Lisa Nelson, Erin Casperson, and the teachers and faculty for the Kripalu School of Integrative YT (the full spelling of this program cannot be listed on the Yoga Alliance site) Joseph LePage, Mary Northey, Ellen Schaeffer, Freedom Cole, Kaelash Neels, Jennifer Reis, Lisa Cavallaro, and so many others.
Descriptions of classes taught by Tish Ganey:
Chair Yoga combining all the elements of a typical Yoga class using the chair as a “prop.” Props like blankets, blocks and straps will be familiar to those students who have practiced yoga. The chair is just another prop. The special properties of the chair are support and comfort for weight, balance and mobility. Students wary of sitting on the floor, or getting up off the floor come to appreciate the support of a chair in their yoga practice. People with conditions such as ankle, knee or hip pain, low back pain, lack of flexibility, fatigue, shortness of breath may find greater ease by practicing yoga in a chair. Chair Yoga is STILL yoga, with all the benefits of asana, pranayama and meditation found in traditional yoga classes.
HRV Yoga tracks the activity of the real heart and works to affect a positive and healthy heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV). Heart Rate Variability is the variation in your heart between your heartbeats. Measuring the R-R beats of your heart provides a window into your autonomic nervous system (ANS). The benefit of HRV Yoga, and the heart feedback it provides is two-fold: to improve fitness and monitor stress. For fitness, the practice stays within a heart rate that is appropriate for your individual body to maintain and gradually sustain. HRV tracking helps you monitor your stress level by recording the changes in your autonomic nervous system. The two branches of the ANS, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems respond to the stressors in our lives. Come learn about the relationship between yoga, HRV and stress, and how yoga can help you find balance in your own nervous system. More info at HRVyoga.com and BigDataYoga.com.
Kripalu Vinyasa Flow (Levels I, II and III) infuses the movements of the Vinyasa style with the Kripalu tradition, bringing in the four yoga paths (Jnana, Hatha, Bhakti and Karma) for a holistic approach to yoga. The special "gradient" sequencing of the class brings attention to the physical, subtle and causal body to provide a transformative yoga experience. A Kripalu yoga class is led in a way that allows practitioners to explore their own personal mind/body connection in a safe environment, and learn to integrate their yoga experience "off the mat" in their daily lives.
Mindful Hatha Yoga with concentration on the meditative approach to yoga. With gentle stretching, sitting and prone postures, and breathing, Mindful Hatha Yoga encourages the yoga practitioner to experience the present moment. Mindful Hatha Yoga follows the traditional yoga approach, bringing awareness of the body through the postures (Asanas) and focus on the breath (Pranayama) to prepare the mind for concentration and meditation (Dhyana).
Energy Body Yoga focuses on three of the 8 limbs of yoga: classic yoga postures (Asanas), working with yogic breathing (Pranayama) and concentration (Dharana). The class goes through an active yoga experience that includes standing, sitting, balancing and prone yoga postures. Attention is given to the energy body that includes the Chakras and the importance of the spine as the main energy channel.
All classes are suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners. A reminder is offered that any yoga class may have forms that involve a more vigorous practice and that each practitioner must listen to their own body and take care to avoid injury and over-exercising.
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