YogaShine Continues Virtually with Personalized Instruction
Vitalah Simon, owner of YogaShine, is teaching online
Kripalu-based classes that she tailors for every student, whether they are 3 or
103. “I pay detailed attention to every person and give helpful comments for
improved alignment and enhanced practice,” she says.
Her all-ages approach is especially relevant now that YogaShine is offering virtual classes for homeschool families and pods, she says. “I’ve specialized in working with children and adults with special needs like autism and hyperactivity for 30 years, and I can continue this work online with the presence of a caregiver participating in the class.”
The studio also offers gentle chair yoga classes for seniors and others with physical limitations or in recovery from injuries or surgery, and integrates prenatal yoga guidance into its classes as needed. Private sessions are available as well, and Simon will create new classes for two or more people to suit their schedules.
Calling yoga “one of the most steadying influences in my life,” Simon notes that yoga practice can have helpful emotional and spiritual benefits in stressful times like these.
“We pierce the virtual veil through the community we create by practicing together,” she says. “For now I believe it is healthiest and safest to continue holding sessions online. Breathing fully, deeply and sometimes vigorously are such an essential part of yoga practice—I would not want to curtail that part of our practice.”