Therese, Studio Owner
She believes life offers the opportunity for people to transition, transform, and take risks. Thérèse dreamed of a space where people can come to feel liberated, where they can create their own artistic body expressions…and, ZenZen Yoga Arts made its way to manifest these goals. It is a place of “no judgement, just joy.”
“We ARE creation and have a purpose. Step out of what’s comfortable and realize your strengths.”
Thérèse has been a yoga practitioner for more than a decade and a registered yoga instructor since 2008. In 2010, she transitioned from a corporate career to follow her dream of sharing the philosophies of yoga with others.
“My passion revolves around connecting with and inspiring people to use their practice to explore a deeper sense of self-curiosity.”
Her teaching is based on the principles of self-care, self-love, self-expression, and being authentic. She believes in the power of each yogic encounter as a means to personal growth; you unwind and awaken innate creativity.
Contact us today to connect with Therese for your business or event.
THE PRACTICE SPACE
You feel a sense of openness as soon as you enter the space. You see the blue of the hanging slings, hear the music and right away you know something wonderful is about to happen to you.
Aerial vs. Traditional Yoga
You experience less strain and less effort in challenging yoga postures, like inversions and back bends when doing aerial yoga. You achieve deeper stretches and releases using the hammock than when you’re only using the floor for a traditional yoga. Your whole body is strengthened… you gain greater flexibility in all joints… and, you get major abdominal muscle engagement without compression on your spine.
Aerial Yoga takes the practice of traditional Hatha Yoga to a whole new level. In Aerial Yoga, a soft fabric hammock, supporting up to 1000 lbs., is suspended a few feet off the ground. The hammock is a prop like a strap or block, intended to assist alignment, deepen awareness and provide the immediate benefit of spinal decompression. Aerial Yoga facilitates the unwinding of fascial tissue throughout your body while you build core strength.
Using your body weight, partially or fully supported, and the help of gravity, you can create space in the body as intended in a traditional yoga practice. Joint and spine compression is eliminated. You relax to achieve proper posture and alignment using little to no effort. This produces greater balance and enhanced expression for each pose. You are sure to leave the class feeling better than when you arrived. Anyone between the ages of 18 to 80 in good health can practice aerial yoga. Please check with your doctor to make sure being inverted in any yoga pose is right for you.