Why Yogadolce? For starters, I like the way it sounds. As a musician, I care
about stuff like that.
Dolce, in Italian, means 'sweet'. In music, it indicates that the performer must approach a phrase with an especially gentle touch. In my years of sampling various yoga styles, I have found that a gentler approach is what resonates best with me. A "dolce" approach to my yoga practice has helped me find compassion and sweetness in other aspects of my life. It's all too easy to get caught up in competitiveness and intensity, and lose sight of what yoga is really about: balance.
Ever since Patanjali wrote in the yoga sutras that yogasana demands sthira(effort) and sukha(ease) in equal measure, yoga teachers have sought ways to bring this concept to life for their students. I like to think of it as finding the "sweet spot" between effort and relaxation, between doing and notdoing. A balaced practice is challenging and expansive, but at the same time, unforced, steady, and easeful.
Finding balance in your yoga practice can translate into creating a balanced life. I look forward helping you find that sweet spot.