Islay (she/her) is dedicated to providing a compassionate and safe space for students to explore their bodies, mind, and world in pursuit of deepening the connections of these relationships. She believes that yoga asana is a vehicle to investigate yogic philosophies and concepts.
Her weekly classes and workshops are intelligently designed to improve flexibility, build strength and resilience; while empowering students to cultivate a sense of curiosity about their unique practices. Honoring individuality, each group class is a personal practice that just happens to be in a community setting. With this philosophy in mind, she incorporates choice into her classes to facilitate an equitable platform for students to celebrate personal agency while making mindful decisions that are right for them.
Islay has over 800 hours of yoga study; she received her 200hr teaching certification in 2017, and her 300hr advanced certification in 2022. She has completed additional training in Yin Yoga, anatomy and mechanics, inclusivity and anti-racism. She continues her yoga journey through education, exploring yogic texts, and maintaining a personal practice.
“Thank you for the emotionally gentle class and for holding space for us tonight. I would love to have this experience again and will absolutely be attending class with you again soon.”
– Yin Yoga Student