Kendall Sheldon, a founding teacher of All That Matters’ yoga program (1995), comes from a family of yogis. Practicing with both her mother and uncle, and meeting Swami Kripalu set her on her path as a teenager. Certified by the Kripalu Center in 1980 and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Center in 1994, Kendall has been sharing yoga with students and clients for over 30 years. In 2009 she completed the advanced training in Integrative Restoration (iRest®) with Richard Miller, PhD – who developed this modern adaptation of the ancient meditation practice of yoga nidra. Kendall continues to explore deeply, training in Essential Low Back Care Training with Robin Rothenberg (2011), and assistant teaching at Kripalu's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu and at All That Matters. Kendall teaches yoga as a practice of self-inquiry that invites students to experience their greatest potential.
Kendall Sheldon instructs the following:
Yoga I is ideal for students new to yoga as well as seasoned practitioners looking to reconnect with the foundations of yoga. Yogis build strength and flexibility for the body and mind by incorporating the principles of proper body alignment and breath awareness. This foundational class teaches basic yoga postures and includes breathing and centering exercises, with verbal cues to help inspire and guide practice.
Vinyasa Flow I
This is one of our Flow
This introductory Vinyasa Flow class moves at a gentle pace to establish strength, flexibility, and balance within a continuous sequence of postures. Vinyasa Flow I is designed for newer and intermediate students looking to hone in on proper alignment while honoring and exploring the connection between movement, breath and mindfulness—the fundamental building blocks of Vinyasa.
Yoga 50 +
This is one of our Focused
In this class yogis explore key yoga postures and breathing techniques while learning how to enhance and modify the practice to fit each individual body. Class emphasizes just plain feeling good, and special needs may be addressed.
Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Spend the day with senior teachers Jenn Thomas
and Kendall Sheldon and explore the quieter practices of yoga. Through lecture, discussion and practice gain experience and learn the foundational elements of both Yin and Yoga Nidra.
Explore your understanding of body/mind connection through mindfulness and Yin Yoga, a slow-paced floor practice of long held poses, awakening energy flow, releasing fascia and settling the mood.
Orient to the history, evolution and methodology of Yoga Nidra – the science and art of deep rest, restoration and awakening to your true nature. Learn the “map” of a Yoga Nidra practice as well as adaptations for individual needs.
Dive deeper into the body during full Yin and Yoga Nidra practices and receive a rich and experiential understanding of both. Leave feeling refreshed and fully relaxed.
A simple lunch of delicious soup, bread and fruit will be served.
No experience necessary. All welcome.
Sat, Mar 11, 11:00am-5:00pm