Loving Our Feet
with Denise Wendler
Saturday, August 18th
Our feet take a beating in our daily lives - all the activities we do
which put strain on them such as running, wearing uncomfortable shoes,
standing for long hours, etc. Join us for these two workshops focusing
on loving our feet.
Session A: Active Asana 1-3pm
first session will be an active session focusing aligning our feet and
using them properly which can improve all of our poses. In addition,
misalignment of the feet can show up as knee, hip and back problems. In
this session, we will do special foot work to align and strengthen our
feet; relieve knee, hip and back problems; and fine tune our standing
Session B: Restorative Asana 3:30-5:30pm
The second session will be a restorative session focusing on deeply resting our feet, as well as our ankles, knees and legs.
Cost: $30 each session or $50 for both
Student/military: $25 each session or $45 for both
Denise Wendler's passion for yoga has taken her all over the world. She began
studying yoga in 1985, taking various styles with teachers in California and
Japan. In 1992 she took her first Iyengar class and connected with it so
strongly that it changed the course of her life. In 1995 she began the teacher
training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, and in 1996
she started holding small classes in her home. After graduating from the
Institute, Denise set her sights on becoming a certified Iyengar instructor.
Comprehensive training came to successful fruition after two rigorous
certification examinations in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Denise returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 after teaching in
Florida for a year. Most recently her passion has taken her to India, where she
studied with the Iyengar family in February, 2005. In 2007, she passed her third
certification exam, becoming an Intermediate Junior I instructor.
Denise's classes draw faithful students who appreciate her encouraging spirit
and patient instruction. She teaches classes, workshops and retreats all over
Northern California and beyond and enjoys working with students of all
abilities and ages. Her goal is to not only coach people to greater physical
strength and flexibility, but also to guide them toward a focused center of
self-awareness. For that is where all great journeys begin.