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January 1st, 2019

Terri Pepper Gavulic

Terri Pepper Gavulic began her yoga practice at the age of 52 and recently was certified as a yoga instructor at the age of 61. Over the ensuing years Terri has become passionate about spreading the joy of yoga and sharing the many benefits she experienced in health, strength, concentration, focus and peace of mind. Terri decided to become a yoga instructor so she can serve as a role model and guide for others, especially those seeking a gentle, restorative experience or who are yoga-curious but afraid to give it a try.

Terri’s day job is to run a global network of law firms. Her job allows her to travel all over the world, where she has had the opportunity to practice yoga in studios from China to London. Her frequent global travel also inspired her Sanskrit name, Vayu Devi, the Wind Goddess.

Terri Pepper Gavulic instructs the following:
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Non-heated (not air-conditioned either so bring a towel just in case), suitable for all levels.

    Awaken the body, connect with the breath and feed the soul as we practice slow, mindful Hatha postures. Hatha Yoga is forceful yoga to strengthen and balance the body. When this motion is linked with breath it becomes a meditation in motion. This practice helps us become fully present to the moment, allowing connection to the peace within. Class ends with restoration and relaxation.

    Hatha is the yoga of engagement; it strengthens and balances the body. We place the main focus on pranayama (breath control) and asana (posture) alignment but we also try to incorporate as many of the other 6 limbs of Patanjali's 8 limbed path of yoga into this class.

    Expect detailed instruction; the teacher will provide modifications and variations to adjust the practice to the students' level of practice. We begin slowly setting intention, then we move into Sun Salutations to warm and activate muscle. We continue through the asanas moving the body into pose, counter pose to safely access the body and all systems.

    “The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”

    ~Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika

    "According to the Hatha yoga texts, each posture becomes perfect when the "effort disappears", one no longer thinks about the posture and one's body position, breathes normally per pranayama, and is able to dwell in one's meditation Yoga's combined focus on mindfulness, breathing, and physical movements bring health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health" (Wikipedia)

    "The breathing aspect of yoga can benefit heart rate and blood pressure."
    Jaloba, A. Nursing Standard. 2011. Vol 25, Iss. 48, pp. 20–21.