RYT 200, E-RYT 200
For a lifetime, Wendi has been a lover of movement filled with curiosity about the relationship between the intellectual and the experiential. More than two decades ago, she began a dedicated yoga practice followed by studies in Ayurveda, the science of longevity. With a foundation in somatic practices and an interest in neuroscience, Wendi began researching the intersections between polyvagal theory and the benefits of yoga. As she brought these studies together in her pedagogical practices she witnessed a growing sense of ease and embodiment in my students. Today, the bridge between polyvagal and yogic theory constitutes the core of Wendi’s teaching philosophy. Through all the years of this dynamic journey, a copy of the Yoga Sutra has been by her side. Each time she prepares to teach a yoga class, Wendi looks to the sages for a place to direct attention, and focus the heart. At the interface of these many moving philosophies, she finds a way to return to self, to remember to be delighted by life, and to feel renewed enthusiasm through encouraging others.