From the Desk of Rachael Lappen…
The much anticipated Spring season begins to make it’s debut! This marks the start of my favorite time of year after what seemed to be the longest, most frigid, snowiest winter on record… EVER. As the Earth begins to thaw from it’s cold, damp, dark hibernation into a time of growth and renewal, so do our own bodies. While we intend to jump head first into the warmth and sun, we often feel the effects of the long winter months lingering and leaving us feeling a bit more sluggish and heavy than everything going on in nature around us.
Don’t despair! The best way to combat the last bits of that heavy, stuck energy is to get moving! Now is the best time to develop a consistent yoga practice. Start to wake up the body by moving through some Sun Salutations, a series of flowing poses that are linked by your breath. Try a few twisting poses that build up some internal heat and wring out your digestive system. Or bring yourself into a forward fold and experience the novelty of breathing again by letting all of the residue from those winter colds drain out of your sinuses. (Admittedly, this is not the most pleasant image, but I promise that it works!) Join me for a Vinyasa Yoga class or a private session and you’ll quickly see exactly what I mean.
Make a commitment to YOU this Spring and get your body in motion! Join us here at OMBE for our FREE Mother’s Day Yoga Open House on Saturday, May 9th from 8am – 6pm to sample one (or all) of our yoga classes and clinics. Or, join us here at the studio. For first time yoga students, drop-in to your first class for only $10 or purchase a 3-class yoga pass for only $45. Purchase a 6-week series for classes beginning the week of April 27th only for $102 (a 15% discount). Class size is limited to 6 so sign up now to reserve your spot. Check out our class schedule at http://www.ombecenter.com/classes/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. See you on the Yoga mat!
Rachael Lappen, Yoga Instructor
Rachael, a lifelong fitness and wellness enthusiast and former competitive swimmer with a degree in Biology from Clark University, has been practicing and studying yoga for over six years. From her first moments on the yoga mat, she was instantly drawn to the balance of dynamic and meditative energy movement and the constant evolution of body and mind. She began teaching almost two years ago and has completed her Level 1 teacher training with Baron Baptiste.
Rachael currently teaches Power and Vinyasa-based yoga classes to students of all levels and ages. She is a member of the Assistant Team at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge and Brookline, and enjoys teaching in community service venues. Additionally, Rachael continually enriches her professional training and personal journey through workshops with some of the best-known Yogis in the field. She will complete her Level 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa teacher training this year.
Rachael’s classes are accessible to all students, emphasizing proper alignment through modifications. She encourages students to connect to movement with breath awareness, a light heart, and to be open to new possibilities. Rachael incorporates her yoga practice into all aspects of her life and is grateful to her teachers and mentors. She is honored to share her passion with her students, encouraging them to cultivate their personal authenticity as well as physical health.Yoga