Welcome to the Yoga for Arthritis monthly blog series that features our YFA members hard work, dedication, & passion. Without the ongoing efforts of these standout members, we would not be where we are today.
How has Yoga for Arthritis impacted your daily life?
When a student's face lights up with that "aha" moment after experiencing a new modification or breathing technique , I know this is exactly where I need to be in my life. Yoga for arthritis gave me the courage and confidence to face my fears and pain, It is now my turn to share this gift with others.
Why were you personally drawn to Yoga for Arthritis?
I was told to stay away from deep forwards and twisting after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the spine. I was shattered and depressed thinking that my physical practice of yoga was over. Unable to find a class that was adaptable and accessible to my needs, I began my research, and to my elation found Yoga for Arthritis, a research and science based program. I am now able to help myself as well as my students with the knowledge gained in the program.
What lessons have you learned through your Yoga for Arthritis journey?
To listen more, not take things personally, to soften and accept gracefully the things I am not able to control. To live life in wonder.
Let us know when and where we can find your classes?
Due to Covid-19 restrictions my classes are based on referrals within the Sarasota community. They are private, one on one or small group settings. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation or a customized class.
Trading in a solid career of 25 years in Human resources and recruitment, Rajh is a certified yoga and meditation instructor who now teaches yoga to companies needing to unwind from their busy day. She specializes in Yoga for Arthritis in the workplace as well as being a career and meditation coach . Although her work involves working with a wide range of companies, her enjoyment comes from working with the transportation sector, primarily truck Drivers. She says “these forgotten souls” are responsible for hauling the food that feeds us, the gas that gets us to our destination and the shelter we need to keep us safe and protected. Yoga gives them an opportunity to rest their thinking mind and tired bodies. In her private time, she offers when she can, free yoga for arthritis to individuals who are experiencing financial hardships along with iRest Meditation to individuals with families of mental illness. She is currently enrolled in her 3rd level iRest level teacher certification. Her intention is to share the power of yoga and meditation with women in trauma and abusive relationships. Connect with Rajh on LinkedIn