Gentle/Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Maria Kirsch

 
Studio Manager of The Yoga House


I’m from…

Rockland County, New York


My education…

A Yogi’s Life 300-Hour Teacher Training with Michael Penque - The Yoga House Certified in CranioSacral Therapy Certified Reiki Practitioner  

 

I love yoga because…

Yoga allows the individual to fully connect all three aspects of our being; mind, body and spirit. Working with the body to reach the mind and flow through spirit allows us all to focus inward and reach states of higher love, compassion, wisdom and understanding through our thoughts, our actions and our hearts. Higher wisdom and understanding allow for change and healing in all aspects of life.


My classes…

Are a journey through self, both physically and spiritually. Working with the body and the breath through the asanas to create a mentally meditative and emotionally healing space. I hope to create a lasting yogic experience that continues on outside of the studio, into the world, and into the student’s heart.


When I’m not teaching…

I am finding nature some way somehow. Whether it’s a few short minutes in the sun, a hike or a bike ride through the mountain, nature brings me a full sense of connectedness. Spending time with family and friends, reading, meditating, and of course, practicing asana.


My favorite yoga pose…

Tadasana. It’s an interesting pose for me, because even such a basic pose, a stance, can be difficult for my body and needs constant adjustment. To stand firm, tall and grounded, I need to be truly connected and aware of so many parts of my body all at once. When I do connect and settle in, I find such grounding and go into a meditative space with a sense of safety and security, as if I could never be knocked down!


I'm inspired by…

Life…the universe…the mind…the body…the heart…and how beautifully connected all things are.
I’m inspired by my many teachers, people closest to me and people farthest away. I’m inspired by the human capacity for love and understanding and complete and utter joy and laughter!

Eileen McCabe

I’m from…
New Jersey

My education…

300-Hour TYH Teacher Training with Michael Penque
Licensed Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches Corporation
American Council on Exercise Certified Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College

I love yoga because…
I personally have found healing and deeper meaning in my life through yoga, as both a practice and way of life.
My classes…
 
are welcoming, encouraging and challenging. My intention in every class is to provide the opportunity for my students to be healed of the stresses of daily life through their asana and meditation.

When I’m not teaching…

I am blessed to be coaching, spending time with my family, hiking with my two crazy dogs and reading books on the latest in neuroscience & mindfulness (seriously!)

My favorite yoga pose…

is Pigeon Pose. As a runner, tight hips and hamstring muscles make Pigeon Pose challenging (even painful in the early days). But, utilizing the breath and surrendering to this pose has helped me to experience the possibilities of yoga as something transformative.

I'm inspired by…

people’s generosity, the change of seasons, how the human brain works, my kids, my pooches, and most of all by my husband-selfless and caring, who gets up every day at 4:40 am and heads into his 14+ hour workday and never complains!

Gentle/Restorative yoga classes are typically of a more slow-paced, supportive and nurturing nature. Holding poses for longer breaths and serving to a variety of needs, including; disabilities, stiffness from lack of physical activity, injuries, beginner practitioners, etc. For all levels, advanced practitioners welcome for a more restorative practice.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jul 27 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Jul 31 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Thu Aug 03 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Aug 07 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Nicky Atanasio
  • Thu Aug 10 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Aug 14 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Nicky Atanasio
  • Thu Aug 17 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Aug 21 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Eileen McCabe
  • Thu Aug 24 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Aug 28 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Nicky Atanasio
  • Thu Aug 31 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Sep 04 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Nicky Atanasio
  • Thu Sep 07 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Sep 11 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Nicky Atanasio
  • Thu Sep 14 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch
  • Mon Sep 18 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Nicky Atanasio
  • Thu Sep 21 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Maria Kirsch