Yoga Guide

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Debbie Mathew on practicing yoga.

“Yoga has truly been the guiding light of my evolution as a human being. In deep exploration the practice and wisdom of yoga, I gain wisdom, compassion and feel the expression of my greatest potential.”

Yoga Resume

I have been practicing yoga since 1981, having fallen in love with the practice after my first class.  Since then I have explored many differing traditions, and integrated the various practices that resonated with me, into my own teaching style.

I began with the intelligent alignment proffered by BKS Iyengar.  This yoga master’s focus on the slow and steady building of body awareness, and the importance of alignment and props, laid a solid foundation for my practice and teaching.  I continued solely studying with Iyengar trained teachers through the early 1990’s.

In 1993, I moved to the Rocky Mountains, and for many years attended the annual Estes Park Yoga Journal Conference, where I practiced with a variety of teachers, representing many hatha traditions, from Kundalini (with Gurmukh), to Astanga (Richard Freeman), Iyengar (Judith H. Lasetar, Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee), Viniyoga (Gary Kraftsow) and Anusara (John Friend).

I began teaching yoga full time in 2003, in Laramie, WY, opening a downtown studio in 2005, the same year I became certified through Yoga Alliance: RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher – 200 hour training).

My interests expanded into the more subtle teachings of breath work (Pranayama) and meditation. So I deepened my studies with longer workshops and training with Tias Little (Prajna Yoga), Saraswati Buhrman (RMIYA – teachings of Baba Hari Das), and Richard Miller, with whom I did a Yoga Nidra training. I continued studies with Aadil Palkivala (Purna Yoga), with whom I completed a therapeutic teacher training, some of which involved the use of the Wall Rope System.

From 2006 on-wards, I began teaching numerous workshops, in addition to the regular classes.  In 2009, private consultations for therapeutic purposes evolved, which has expanded greatly since 2012, when I focused upon the therapeutic applications of yoga during the 500 hour certification program with Joseph and Lillian Le Page.

I have also studied nutrition, healthy eating, and integrating various practices, such as Living Foods, into my own lifestyle choices; I offer counsel to clients and community in various ways: Living Foods Courses, Detox Regimes, private therapy consultation.

I’ve recently completed an 800 hour internship in Integrative Yoga Therapy, a part of which involves teaching a 10 week class focused on therapeutic yoga.  I have created and taught a course for Baby Boomers, addressing the aging body, as well as healing and integrating the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our existence.  I feel this to be an invaluable focus for the age group to care for self, and to self-actualize.

I continue to teach a variety of classes, workshops and do private and semi-private consultations to engage re-balancing of physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of being human. At this point (mid 2016), I have engaged in over 3000 hours of yoga teaching and consultation.

 

The Condensed CV –  Debbie Mathew 

2017 – Mudras & Astrology; online course with Sabrina Mesko

2015 – 2016 – IYT 800 hour  Integrative Yoga Therapy certification completed.

2014 – Shakti Yoga Retreat (Institute of Vedic Studies; David Frawley)

2014 – Experienced E-RYT-500 (over 2000 hours of teaching experience)

2014 – Kundalini Tantra Intro – 7 Centers Yoga Arts (21 CEU hours)

2012 – 500 hour (RYT-500) Yoga Integrative Therapy Teacher Training with Joseph and Lillian Le Page (https://iytyogatherapy.com/)

2011 – Opened Yoga Oasis Studio in Laramie, WY. (which has Wall Rope System installed)

2010 – 60 hour Yoga Therapeutic Training with Aadil Palkivala

2008 – Experienced ERYT-200 (over 1000 hours of teaching completed, plus regular training upgrades)

2008 – iRest with Richard Miller; Level 1 Yoga Nidra Training.  42 Advanced CEU hours

2005 – Opened ‘The Yoga Space’, downtown Laramie, WY

2005 – 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification = RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance

2003 & 2004 – studied Pranayama with Sarasvati Buhrman at RMIYA (Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga & Ayurveda)

2003 – began teaching yoga professionally

2003- 2007 – Studied with teachers at regional Conferences and Workshops.

1981 – Attended my first yoga classes, in the Iyengar tradition

 

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The yoga therapy components of my instruction are based on the Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training I’ve achieved, not derived from my status as an RYT ®with Yoga Alliance Registry.

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