Patience: Yin Trigger


This class is taught by:

Sheila Nelson

Owner, MBA, RYT 200, RYT 500 In Process

I found hot yoga after suffering injuries in a car accident. I was in such bad shape, physically and mentally, I didn’t know how I was going to go another 10, 20, 40-plus years in my body. Hot yoga quickly alleviated lots of problems and ignited a passion in healing and recovery.

I have a husband and four kids. It was no small feat finding time for myself on my mat, but I did it. I prioritized that time for myself (Yes! We can do that!) and it has changed my world. Coming to my mat, being aware of my body, my mind, my breath. Moving my body through the poses. Noticing how things change; somedays I improve and sometimes I regress. Some days everything is so hard. And somedays, I do my practice like a boss. (In my mind, at least!) You can never know how it will play-out when you step onto your yoga mat.

I believe we are all our own best teachers; a good teacher will facilitate this innate awareness. I think everyone’s bodies and practices are different, and we are all coming to our mats for our own reasons. An awesome teacher, rockin’ playlist, clean studio, hot room, yoga squad, all of it is secondary to the simple act of just getting to your own mat for your practice.

I completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification program and launched Motto Yoga as a place for people to gather, heal, improve, relax, just be. And sweat! I’ve also received additional training in anatomy and kinesiology for Hatha Yoga with Tish Hegel, B.S. Kinesiology, E-RYT, ACSM Personal Trainer; the Myofascial Release Melt Method with Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT; and Yoga Nidra. I began the 500 hour training program with Yoga Medicine in 2017 and have completed the Spine Anatomy Dysfunction and Application, Myofascial Release, Yin & Meditation, and Cadaver Lab Modules.

I studied business in college and graduated with degrees in marketing and business administration. I love to travel and do hot yoga. I live in Gilbert with my husband, children, and miniature schnauzer, Coconut. Follow me on Instagram at @intention_focused_yoga

Jessica S. Smith

RYT 200

I found yoga in 1998 while attending Arizona State University studying to be a teacher. I was amazed by how the beautiful practice could not only deliver wonderful physical benefits but also calm my mind and bring peace. I immediately fell in love with yoga and continued to deepen my practice for years. I knew it was my calling to use my teaching background to share the practice with others as a yoga teacher.

I attended Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts (SWIHA) and I received my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification. At SWIHA, I formally trained under Yoga master Laura McKinzie and her classical Hatha training not only changed the way I practiced on the mat, but also transformed my soul to see more clearly off the mat. I am inspired to motivate others to find whole-body wellness through yoga. I love to teach students of all levels and firmly believe yoga is for EVERY BODY regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. In class I focus on proper alignment through the use of props. I am also passionate about guiding students with various pranayama (breath) techniques to help them calm their minds and nervous systems and deepen their spiritual connection.

When not teaching, practicing and learning more about yoga, I love to travel, read, study about food and nutrition, and, most importantly, enjoy this beautiful earth with my beloved husband and four children.

Beginner to advanced. 
 
Patience: Yin Trigger is the perfect complement to your Yang pursuits, which emphasize muscular effort and repetition. In this 60 minute class you'll hold poses for longer periods of time, typically 3-5 minutes each. This practice is slower paced and props may be used to focus on trigger points. You will target and alleviate tightness in deep connective tissue, ligaments, and joints. The slower pace of Yin also allows for a more meditative approach where you can calm that monkey mind. The room is not heated.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Nov 19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Nov 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica S. Smith
  • Sun Nov 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Nov 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica S. Smith
  • Thu Nov 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Sun Dec 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Dec 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica S. Smith
  • Thu Dec 07 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Sun Dec 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Dec 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica S. Smith
  • Thu Dec 14 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Sun Dec 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Dec 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica S. Smith
  • Thu Dec 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Thu Dec 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Jan 01 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica S. Smith
  • Thu Jan 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson