***DISCOUNT – 10% off any Yoga Package for the month of April that is booked between March 1 – 31st***
DATE: April 12 – 19, 2014
PRICES: Check our Rates and Reservations page.
PACKAGES: Try one of our many Yoga Retreats. Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, or Yoga & Surfing. See more info on our Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP).
Meet April Taylor, our guest yoga teacher at Anamaya for the week of April 12 – 19, 2014.
April Taylor has always loved the art of movement as a dancer and is grateful having added yoga into her life. With dance being her first love, she never thought she would find anything else that would compare to her passion for dance, until she discovered yoga. A few years after completing her teacher training, in 2011 she opened Isvara Yoga in Murrieta, California. Yoga has been a life changing enhancement to every aspect of her life. April has studied many different styles of yoga and gravitated towards hot yoga and vinyasa flow styles. April loves to share the gift of movement through yoga and community. Come ready to relax and let go, open to play your edge and expand your heart with daily moving meditation. Come share the gift of yoga with April for a unique movement meditation this week at the beautiful and exotic Anamaya Resort.
April Taylor’s Bio
April Taylor began her journey with yoga in 2001 after relocating to a new area with her family. In search of morning dance classes, she found morning yoga classes instead and decided to give it a try. With dance being her first love she never thought she would find anything else that would compare to her passion for dance, until she took her first yoga class. Not realizing there were different styles of yoga her first experience was an Ashtanga class and walked away from the first class with a sense of calm, a deeper connection with not just her body, but in her daily life. While the class was indeed challenging, she had also discovered muscles she had never thought existed, nor used as a dancer, there was still something very therapeutic about her experience. As she continued her practice she realized her body awareness as a dancer had come in handy, but still struggled with how to get into some of the poses like the rest of the people in the class and how to breathe and if there were alternatives to what seemed to be fully expressed postures.
As she deepened her practice and studied the many different styles of yoga, she wanted to be able to share yoga with people in a way that she had not experienced upon taking her first class. She wanted to help her students overcome the stereotypes of having to be flexible, skinny, young and all of the other stereotypes that come along with having a regular yoga practice. She wanted yoga to be accessible to everyone and to be able to find acceptance in each individual practice. Allowing grace into your personal practice and knowing that “full expression” of a posture is different for everyone and it’s not about the posture, its about how you arrive there, how you feel in the posture, how you incorporate your breath and how you play your individual edge, not about forcing your way into a posture which doesn’t feel good and that your body isn’t ready for, which can possibly injure you, or just because you see the instructor or other people in the room doing it.
April has always loved the art of movement as a dancer and is grateful having added yoga into her life. After completing her teacher training in 2008, April decided to work on her dream of opening a yoga studio and in 2011 she opened Isvara Yoga in Murrieta, CA. Yoga has been a life-changing enhancement to every aspect of her life. April has studied many different styles of yoga and has gravitated towards hot yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative and yin styles. April loves to share the gift of movement through yoga and community. Her classes focus on alignment and acceptance with a little humor.
A Quick Message From April