+ Aerial Teacher
My name is Chelsea and while I’m newer to teaching yoga, I feel like I find new reasons to love this practice each time I step off my mat. My passion for yoga began while working as a counselor in community mental health and recognizing the importance of healing through one’s mind-body connection. Beyond poses and movement, I believe that yoga provides opportunities for practicing balance and perspective-taking both on and off the mat. Through my teacher training experience, I learned that yoga is not about perfecting postures, but about adopting a lifestyle that promotes growth, vulnerability, and self-acceptance.
I am so excited to be part of the Rogue Awakening Team because its mission aligns with my own values of promoting holistic wellness while empowering and accepting others. By teaching yoga at Rogue Awakening, I hope to hold a safe space for individuals and provide a practice that is inviting yet challenging.
So far, my favorite styles of classes to teach are Slow Flow and Yin Yang because movement is used to create heat within the body while stillness is introduced to challenge what’s happening in the mind. Both of these classes can increase heart rate, improve muscle strength, and challenge balance in postures. I am also interested in teaching trauma-informed yoga after completing training with the Prison Yoga Project.
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” -Roald Dahl