Yvonne Stauffer

I have practiced yoga since my teenage years. I mostly practiced then because I was very flexible and could do any of the postures, so it was just fun for me. Yoga seemed to come in and out of my life over the years and I always enjoyed the practice but it remained mainly a physical activity for me. In 1999 I became certified to teach through Compassionate Yoga in Northampton. I taught gentle yoga classes in the Lehigh Valley for several years until life and my work took over. But it was at this time I developed a love for the actual practice of yoga and the importance of connecting breath to postures. I am a retired nurse,and recently became re certified to teach yoga through Livingroom Yoga and now my focus is on helping those who may not be as flexible as they once were, to teach the beauty and simplicity of yoga and how it will help in all aspects of their lives. My classes stress alignment and breath to help those who feel they can't practice yoga to find their place on the mat or in the chair, as I very much enjoy chair yoga. I have an interest in sewing, quilting,knitting, crocheting, or anything that involves a needle. I walk regularly in the Lehigh Parkway taking pictures which I love to share on facebook. When I have time in warm weather, I kayak on our lakes in the area. I have studied Healing Touch, Reiki, and Aromatherapy and love the connection of all these modalities in my life.