Alston Taggart (sub)
Alston is a North Carolinian expat, who has been living in DC for 22 years. With degrees in fine and graphic arts, Alston has always been a student of the amazing and beautiful world we live in and of its infinite possibility. For more than a decade, she has brought that wonder and joy to the study and teaching of yoga. She draws from a variety of schools of ancient and modern yoga to create a fusion of heart, mind, and body.
Alston finds yoga the perfect means to balance and align her current worlds of graphic design and motherhood — helping herself and others in her classes — to find stillness, strength, and calm amidst the crazy of our modern times.
Alston Taggart (sub) instructs the following:
This class is intended for those who are beginners and intermediates, but advanced yogis will benefit as well. Beginners will especially benefit from this class as alignment cues will be offered to learn the poses safely and to learn how to deepen or prepare to take the poses to the next level.
It is designed to build strength while increasing balance, flexibility and endurance. The class will work with deep breath to cleanse the mind and body. Students should be prepared to use props and allow modifications in their practice. This class will incorporate continuous movement with breath work and/or spend time holding certain poses. Modifications will be offered to either increase or decrease the level of physical intensity to fit the present needs of the practitioners.
The class is taught without music to ensure that students are not distracted and move with their breath. The temperature in the studio will be adjusted according to weather conditions and the comfort level of participants. It is not a hot yoga class.