Really look forward to my Innet Vision yoga classes. Have recently taken Gentle Yin/Yang Flow and was able to focus on moments through breathing, allowed me to give my brain an escape from the busyness of the day. Really enjoyed the class and came to Resorative with Michelle on Sunday afternoon as well! They offer a lot of classes for any range of skill and the instructors are helpful with modification suggestions if needed as well. They live by the mindfulness that yoga is your practice, whatever it may be. ;-)
Between the stimulus and the response there is a pause and within that pause lies our power, freedom and peace. ~ Viktor Frankl (Author of Man’s Search for Meaning).
Long a favorite quote of Brigitte Yancy’s and one that she says profoundly describes yoga in daily life. “Whether it is an asana practice on the mat away from the stimuli of the busy world around us, a simple break in the day to stop wherever we might be to take several attentive breathes and open our senses to our surroundings, or the easy stillness and deep silence that can be found in the pause after an exhale during meditation … through each of these ‘pauses’, we are able to truly practice yoga and move into mindful responses and a sense of ease no matter what life may be offering us.”
A yoga and meditation practitioner since 2002 and a teacher since 2008, Brigitte connected with yoga through a deep and intuitive need to slow down and find space to step back from a demanding job with a hectic travel schedule. Her journey in both practicing and teaching yoga is one of continued learning and always remembering what an honor it is to be able to share yoga and meditation with others.
Each of her yoga classes at Inner Vision is a unique sequence of movement and flow for practitioners of all levels and is designed help students connect with and explore their bodies and breath, so as to move in ways that are healthier and more intuitive for their unique body. Each practice is journey which offers new challenges and an exploration of doing poses in new ways or trying new poses in ways that are best suited for each individual student. Each class is also complemented with a dynamic and artful blend of subtle background music to stir the senses and help students find and better move to their own, fluid rhythm. Each class is an opportunity to move into the pause, away from stimulus, to gain clarity and insight, for the subsequent, post asana class response.
Brigitte is a true believer that yoga can be adapted for any body and she teaches adapted and chair yoga in Scottsdale to students with MS and other movement disorders and Yoga for Parkinson’s for the Muhammed Ali Parkinson’s Center. She also teaches meditation including Meditation for Beginners and Mindfulness and Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation practices.
When not on the mat or meditation cushion, Brigitte can be found hiking and playing outdoors or spending time with her two amazing daughters, Nikki and Brandi or with her rescue pups, Piper and Charlie. (But really … who rescued who?)
As well as being one of our yoga teachers, Brigitte is also our Teacher Manager and Web/Online Marketing Manager.