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STUDENT AND TEACHER OF THE MONTH

Phyllis Henderson

Phyllis Henderson
Teacher of the Month
December, 2013

Class Schedule:
Yoga for those who think they can't do Yoga, Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:45 pm

HOMETOWN
Reno, NV
Class description: My classes are focused on meeting student needs with special attention to doing yoga in a safe and accepting environment.  I am particularly interested in correct alignment, kinesiology, and the breath. 

HAPPINESS IS
Having a purpose in life.

GREAT YOGA MOMENTS
Traveling across the country, visiting yoga studios, discovering that I am part of a nation-wide community in which I am accepted everywhere.
 
MY HERO
My brother, who kept living in the face of terminal illness.

TEACHERS
Amy Weintraub, Peggy Cappy

FAVORITE POSE
Reverse Janu Sirsasana

OFF THE MAT PASSIONS
My three granddaughters

MANTRA
"Follow Your Bliss"  Joseph Campbell

Joyce Black

Joyce Black
Student of the Month
December, 2013

HOMETOWN
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN.  I lived in San Francisco for ten years, and moved to Reno in 1963, and had really come home.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START A YOGA PRACTICE?
My daughter, Diane, gave me a gift of private yoga session with Kim Orenstein after I broke a hip.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO CONTINUE YOGA?
Our adaptive class, poses, people, and effects.

ANY GREAT YOGA MOMENTS TO SHARE?
My great Yoga moments are having new life-long friends - two of which are four-footed!

TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE YOU?
My inspiring teachers have been Phyllis Henderson and Kim Orenstein; and also Linda who kept us going thru the summer.

IDEAL SUNDAY?
My favorite Sunday would be spent in the desert.

4 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Four things that make me happy are friends and family, plants, animals, and rocks.

FAVORITE POSE?
My favorite Yoga pose is Bridge pose.

SUPER HERO TALENT? 
My super hero talent is appreciating almost everything - music, the sky, people, etc.

WORDS OF WISDOM:
"They can take everything except my heart and mind; those must be given away" - Nelson Mandela.

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