Marquel Dionne - Vocal Arts
The Art of Yoga

What Is Yoga?

So what is “yoga?”  The general consensus is that it means “union.”  There are many books and websites that give wonderful descriptions of what yoga is, its origins, its masters, etc.  Check out my The Yoga 411 Bookstore for resources!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I would like to share my personal philosophy of what yoga means to me.  Yogasana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation (mental focus), and mantra (words/sounds to positively shift consciousness) are practical tools to remind you of who and what you already are – an individual expression of the Divine/Source/Universe/All That Is.  These techniques support you in the unfolding of your own Power.  They help you walk this planet expressing the best version of yourSELF. Yoga is not what you do as much as it is what you become. A yoga practice is meant to serve the Divine Human Experience.  It is not about fancy poses, but creating harmony with yourSELF.

The practice of these techniques can provide many benefits:
*Increase Strength
*Increase Endurance
*Increase Flexibility
*Improve Balance
*Reduce Stress
*Reduce Anxiety
*Calm and Focus the Mind
*Awareness and Knowledge of SELF
*Greater Sense of Wellbeing
*Feelings of Happiness, Joy and Emotional Wellbeing

If you would like to set up a private session to create a yoga practice tailored to your GOALS, NEEDS AND DESIRES, please contact me at marqueldionne@yahoo.com.

Yoga Bodywork

Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand.  In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Therapy - also called Nuad Boran and widely known as traditional Thai massage - the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (Sen) lines and pressure points.  

Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.  

Thai Yoga Therapy is also referred to as “lazy man’s” yoga.  This is because the recipient is passively placed by the therapist into a variety of yoga-like stretches.  Since the recipient is relaxed and encouraged to breathe deeply as they are stretched, they usually can go deeper into the  yoga poses and benefit from increased flexibility and mobility.

Thai Yoga Bodywork is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.  No oils or creams are used.  Sessions are 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 120 minutes.

Benefits of Yoga Bodywork:
*Increased flexibility
*Stress Relief
*Release of Muscle Tension
*Mild to Moderate Pain Relief
*Sciatic Pain Relief

Contact me TODAY for a session!