"I am passionate about yoga as a practice that is intensely personal to each individual. It helps us know our limits--and possibly shift them--while staying in integrity with our bodies, and without subjecting ourselves to pain. Above all, yoga teaches us how to be present for ourselves, and to develop internal stability in an ever changing world."
Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the "right" thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities.
Liz came to teaching yoga after finishing her PhD in art history. She developed sciatica during the last few stages of writing her dissertation and decided to complete a yoga teacher training to heal her body from the long and painful hours of sitting at a desk and the emotional wounds of graduate school. She found an unexpected passion in teaching yoga and has devoted herself to sharing the practice that has done so much for her physical and mental health.
Liz Maynard instructs the following:
Anatomy Exploration: Piriformis
The piriformis, one of the major muscles of hip mobility, is a short, powerful muscle much abused, misused, and overlooked in daily life.Overworked and misunderstood, a stressed piriformis can lead to lower back pain, hip pain, and sciatica.
In this workshop, we'll explore the anatomical attachments and function of the piriformis and learn poses to tonify this crucial muscle. We will also discuss the energetics of the piriformis and its relation to the jaw.
Learn postures and self-contact techniques to relieve tension so that you can move with more ease.
Free for members, $20 Drop-in