Are you fed up and done with midlife not feeling alive and complete?

Want to be energized, motivated, content, strong, calm – yet are unsure how to to get there.

You are a step away from clarity in your life, confidence in your body and trust in yourself so you can tap into a freer, stronger – wiser midlife you.

Cut through the ‘a young body is everything’ nonsense

Become a team with your body to gain strength and uncover body confidence

Revel in slow, intentional yoga to tap into your mind-body connection and have a conversation with your body. 

  • When you become a team with your body, you gain strength and ease – in a way you don’t when you pound your body.

  • When you become a team with your body, it shifts the whole way you see yourself – you stand and move with more confidence.

    Maybe you even start to have Saturday night fever strut –
    you feel so good about your body

Cut through the ‘shoulds’
become flexible and balanced
in your body and in your life

Steep yourself in yoga’s tried and tested techniques literally made to quieten the noise and come home to yourself. I’ve been bringing these techniques together to serve the modern midlife woman to:

Enjoy a reunion with you yourself. Doesn’t that bring a feeling of relief!

You are fine and complete the way you are.
You don’t need to change for anyone else. 
Trust you are finding your own path to happiness and fulfillment.

We’ll work together to give you clarity and confidence to stride purposely forward into your fulfilled midlife.

Meet Antonia

Yoga and New Chapters

New chapters seem to abound in life, and my yoga journey started as I was approaching midlife.  In fact, I was finishing up my yoga teacher training in 2017 when I turned Fifty.

Don’t you wish you could approach change with equanimity? Yoga is doing this for me – me a new way to approach this change.  It helps me tune into what is important in life and be more open to change. I find I approach life with more openness and curiosity and less fear, less wish to control. This is especially true as I provide care for my mother, who is in her Nineties! I am more able to roll with things  and enjoy her company.

I can be excitable. I can feel an emotion igniting within me, and sometimes it can be hard to contain. Yoga helps keep me grounded and centered so that I can react in a more considered way.

I am coming more from a place of considered action than reaction. When I can do that – it makes all the difference.

Yoga on and off the mat – steadiness and ease.

Yoga also gives  me a way to keep my body humming and feeling strong. I originally came to yoga for its physical benefits. I had been very active into my teens but then it dropped off. I walked a lot, but that was it. In my mid forties, I came to realize that if I wanted to keep moving, I needed to keep using my body and help it stay fit and energized. That is why I first came to yoga.

Yoga is giving me tools to navigate change – this large one as well as other daily small ones. As I practice yoga, as I see what my body is telling me today, as I explore each pose, I find how yoga helps my daily life. It is an unanticipated consequence, deepening my connection to my body.

And I am enjoying seeing
where the mind and body working together is taking me.

Offerings

Shouldn’t this cross your mind? Youth is wonderful, but midlife should be so much better .

Do you feel unanchored and adrift?
Not sure who you are or who you want to be?
Yoga is literally made to help you find your true north and follow it.

I grew up in an environment where people weren’t in boxes. I was encouraged to lean into who I was – and I was surrounded by many women who did just that.

When I started teaching yoga to women in midlife, I found that most women had grown up with messages telling them: as you lose your youth,

you lose your relevance
you become invisible
you have no role to play

This is why we become unsure in midlife and it leads to the tremendous stress of re-capturing our youth – in doing things like coloring our hair, or buying expensive creams, chasing elusive body confidence.

As a child, the women in my life changed and evolved with each season of life.

They didn’t mourn their lost youth – they took joy in new rhythms that kept them engaged and curious. They found life in each season vibrant and exciting.

Imagine my surprise when I hit my mid forties and felt stuck in a rut. Then I found yoga and I found my life expanding and clarity returning. I took a firm hold to create the most amazing midlife.

Yoga is incredibly powerful because its
main intention is to silence all the noise you hear –
and come home to your true self.
This gives you the clarity and confidence to blossom in midlife.

Move into your body
Make your home there
Stretch into your body glove
say hello to your body and become friends with your body

Take a strong, deep breath – all the way down to your belly and feel your belly expand …
as you release your breath, feel it move out of your body filling the room, your life
Breath is everything
You are expanding into your glorious midlife

Find
⚡ ️clarity about what this midlife chapter means for you
⚡ ️who you want to be in midlife
⚡ ️confidence in thriving in this new midlife landscape

Rediscover your Saturday Night Fever Strut
find out more 

Yoga With Antonia

Find an atmosphere of playful curiosity
that opens mind-body connections and awareness.
All are welcome to explore and tune into the hum of their mind and body.

Step into an atmosphere and energy
conducive to exploring and enjoying yoga.

Enjoy a slow style with clear cueing
that opens mind-body connections and awareness.

‘Become one with the pose’ and feel
both the stillness and the movement within each asana.

My 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Training was with Faith Hunter at Embrace Yoga in Washington, DC. Everyone is truly embraced, and students and instructors are a real mix. People of differing ages, different shapes and sizes, different backgrounds, different ethnicities, different countries are all doing yoga together. To me, this is the way yoga should be. So often it’s intimidating to walk into a studio or a gym. You wonder – will everyone be young and fit? Will I be good enough?

Faith truly encouraged us to find our voice during yoga teacher training. And as I was turning 50, I found mine in change and the chapters in life. Our lives have seasons, an ebb and flow, and yoga  should change with this.

My yoga teacher training group at Embrace

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