To a different kind of yoga space. Quirk is committed to creating a community focused on compassion, curiosity and connection
This comes down to knowing what to expect, giving choices, and recognizing that each person's journey is unique.
Regardless of who you love, how you love or your gender identity, everyone is welcome.
Size acceptance is about more than realistic models. It's about loving yourself where you are because ALL bodies are yoga bodies.
All classes & events will be trauma-informed, body positive, and focused on inclusivity
Want to host your own yoga event? I can tailor a class to your population and needs. Instead of a price/person model that requires you to have an exact head count and can be awkward to collect from attendees, I offer a flat fee for these events to help with ease of planning.
*Prices may vary depending on class size, content, duration, & location
Recordings for online events are also available for an additional fee. The Yoga Trailer can be made available for groups of <10
Private instruction designed to tailor your practice to your unique needs. Can include up to 1 person for $60 or 2 for $90
Prices are due at the time of service and may be paid via credit card, Paypal or Venmo
Yoga has always been about more than pretzely movements & headstands. For me it's been about developing a relationship with my body and the amazing things it can do without needing to compare it to others. As an instructor it's important for me to create a safe space that cultivates compassion and connection with self. I've had training in Aqua Yoga, Curvy Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for All, Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga for the Pelvic Floor and Fireflex Yoga (yoga for firefighters). As a therapist and yoga instructor I'm hoping that my classes can create space where folx can find healing for their whole selves, body & mind. (She/Her/Hers)
Informed by Curvy Yoga & Yoga for All, this class focuses on size acceptance & body neutrality. Positions, sequences, and options are offered to accommodate diverse body types. This isn't about weight loss. It's about radical self-love, joyful movement, and cultivating community
Incorporating restorative yoga, yoga nidra and other mindfulness & meditation practices to help cultivate a sense of calm
A Hatha flow-based class that is gentler than a typical vinyasa class. It helps to build energy through movement connected with breath. Move beyond cardio to focus on harnessing your own power
This goes beyond breathwork and yoga poses to include tips and techniques to reduce anxiety and help quiet the mind
A class focused on supporting survivors of trauma. There's no need to tell your story or even speak up in class, but know that we'll create a space that may feel more grounding than a traditional yoga class
*Only offered via events at this time
Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in. This is no place for the "leggings are not pants" BS. Out of respect for each person's unique ongoing journey with their body, I do ask that everyone wears shirts during class whether online or in person. Not comfortable with tight pants?! No worries. Jogging pants, athletic shorts and loose-fitting Thai yoga pants all work well. Just make sure you can move easily in whatever you wear.
Have a mat available, if possible, and a blanket. If you have a yoga strap (or scarf or belt or tie) that can help as will yoga blocks (or thick books) but these are not necessary. Occasionally we may be doing a chair practice, but will notify students ahead of time. Don't have any of these things?! It DOESN'T matter. All of the expensive equipment and fancy leggings in the world will not make you a better yogi, this is a spiritual practice. Show up with what you have and we will meet you where you are.
There are no hard & fast rules about this. Some recommend not eating 30 minutes before class (kind of like swimming) and I've seen others recommend not eating for 1-2 hours. At Quirk we believe your health is your business and you know best what your body needs. If it's your first time and you're not sure how your body will react, a light snack may be beneficial before class.
There may be a "check-in" at the beginning, but you are definitely not required to speak if you don't want to. If you do, you only need to share what you're comfortable sharing. During class, I'll talk you through poses & movements and will describe what you need to do. No need to Google "common yoga poses" ahead of time to guess what downward-facing dog is, I've got you covered .