My Practice and Background
I have been teaching yoga since 1990. My approach is as eclectic as my personal practice but guided by my firm belief that yoga is — first and foremost — a moving meditation.
Rather than adhering to one particular type of hatha yoga, I draw from the yoga styles that have influenced me deeply: Iyengar, Ishta, vinyasa yoga and yin yoga. Favorite teachers include Judith Hanson Lasater, Alan Finger, Mary Dunn, Shiva Rae and Bryan Kest.
“Besides being an extraordinary yoga instructor, Ricarda has a gift of establishing a trust that is even beyond friendship. I have been touched deeply by her love and guidance.”
Pamela Morgan, New York, NY
Private Yoga Lessons: What to Expect
My goal as a teacher is always this: that your yoga practice will lead you to an ongoing state of balance and harmony.
Pranayama, or breath work, is the cornerstone of all yoga. We begin with and maintain the connection to the breath during each session. Breath and movement blend together, dropping you into a deeper intuitive awareness.
I pay special attention to correct alignment and form, always adjusting the yoga poses so that a student is challenged but never forced. I sequence the poses and pace the sessions so that your body is prepared by each pose to go deeper into the next. My sessions are comprehensive. You’ll walk the edge of sensation as you practice, but always safely.
You will learn to inhabit your body with more ease — even if you are dealing with a chronic condition or injury (both of which can be very effectively addressed with yoga). You will strengthen, tone and detoxify every inch of yourself, inside and out.
Finally, you will emerge from your practice feeling expanded, grounded and peaceful, with body, mind and spirit attuned to a higher, healthier vibration.