💜 Align Your Body. Awaken your Heart.💜

About Align & Awaken with Charlene

Align Your Body on the Mat

Uniting the body and the mind, the breath is the thread that links the asanas into a moving meditation. By taking the time to breathe your body into alignment, your body and mind will flow as one into the present moment. It has been my experience that it is only when I am in the present moment that joy is awakened. As a teacher, I draw upon my own personal practice, creating a well thought out series of yoga poses that strengthens and/or opens each part of your body with breath. I will guide you with cues to align your body, maximizing the energetic and healing benefits of each pose and minimizing any risk of injury.

Awaken Your Heart on the Cushion

Meditation is known for cultivating the qualities of an awakened heart, loving-kindness and compassion. During formal meditation, you will learn how to accept each meditation just as it is, without striving nor judging and with loving kindness. For myself, as I became more accepting and compassionate towards myself during meditation, I begin to notice that I became more accepting and compassionate towards all beings in life. I consider my daily practice and the Dharma to be essential to my well-being and helping to keep me centered as I navigate life. As a teacher, it is my honor to share my passion for meditation with all who are open to learning.

Certifications & Trainings:

Yoga Alliance 200 RYT with Ana Forrest, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, Yoga Alliance 500 RYT with Yogaworks Erika Trice, Chair Yoga with Lakshmi Voelker

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Level 1 with James Bailey

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach & Anne Cushman, Awakening Joy with James Baraz, Say What You Mean with Oren Jay Sofer, The Way of the Buddha with The Insight Meditation Society.

Photography: Lars Kornbrink