Loved this class. Very peaceful.
Madeleine Culbertson has been practicing yoga for almost a decade. After participating in several mission trips at John Carroll University, Culbertson could not help but have her eyes opened to the injustices occurring around the world. Returning to everyday life after these trips was a difficult adjustment, and imparted a deeper understanding of how one’s choices can affect the people and places around the earth. It is this knowledge that drew Culbertson to yoga. Yoga offers a space where she feels she can make a real difference in this world. Learning more about herself through yoga equipped Culbertson with a deeper connection to those around her and has given her the tools to help herself and others better navigate the sometimes inexplicable world we live in. Yoga means union, it unites us with life’s creation and when that happens, we are more empowered to look after that creation and one another.
Culbertson’s approach to yoga creates a space where people feel connected and cared for. Her sequences are meant to be challenging, but she always offers a variety of pose options that make these sequences accessible to yogis of all levels. Yoga is hard work. It is not really meant to get easier over time, but to be a path of discovery in which there is always a new challenge. This however, does not mean it can’t be fun! The longer you practice, the less physical and emotional resistance you will have to the practice.
Join Culbertson if you seek a space of non- judgment. A space where you can work through frustration, laugh at yourself and with others, and be challenged -- it is all part of a wonderful process. Yoga will always leave you with a satisfying and very natural “high” – without having to take anything.