Islay teaches yoga to connect students with a mindful asana physical practice that will positively impact the body and mind both on an off the mat. Islay received her teaching certification from Providence Power Yoga, and continues to deepen her training by pursuing further educational opportunities while maintaining a personal practice.
She is passionate about providing a compassionate, and safe space for students to explore and expand the limits of their bodies, while keeping their mind integrated in the physical practice. Her classes flow at a slow to moderate pace to improve flexibility, build strength, and become more grounded. While classes are designed to progressively become more challenging, options are offered to encourage students to respect their own limits and have fun.
As a practicing artist, Islay is keenly aware that the greatest tool of an artist/maker is their body; physical, and mental, health is integral to facilitating a creative practice. This concept is also applicable to anyone who has a body. In light of this, she creates sequences to help all students nourish and strengthen their physical bodies and connect to their inner light. Islay firmly believes that what is practiced on the mat, leads the way for a mindful life practice.
PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
RYT 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Training, completed at Providence Power Yoga 2017
Certified Yoga Instructor
First-Aid and CPR Certifications (current)
THE FLOW: Asana Families, Shape, Study and Sequence course with Theresa Murphy, 15 hours completed July 2017
Fully covered with Fitness and Wellness Insurance
‘Yoga at the Yard’ – Free summer community yoga classes hosted outdoors at the Steel Yard, 2017
Substitute Teacher for $8@8:00 – community yoga classes at Providence Power Yoga
Substitute Teacher for Hatha Yoga- community yoga classes at AS220
Over 5 years of consistent asana practice