Yoga for Stress Relief with Maile Labasan
Tuesdays 7-8 pm. Starts February 12.
Get refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated for the week ahead. We ‘rinse out’ stress with a brief meditation. Next we go into slow flow yoga, mindful standing postures, and finally into a gentle restorative release of tension. Maile’s calm voice with clear guidance helps us gain clarity, a reset for both our inner and outer self. By moving the body, stilling the mind, and opening our hearts, we step into the week centered, peaceful, and confident.
“Maile is one of those human beings whose light shines through their eyes like a candle flame alight with truth, compassion, enlightenment and joy. Taking her yoga class is like walking through sunset rays in summer, and as you walk you realize the warmth and light in Maile now shines in you, imbued with your own unique radiance, and you know it will last because something substantial has changed within yourself.” – Kaukahi
Ever seen a huge poster at the YMCA of a bright-eyed, dark-haired woman jumping for joy with a beautiful smile? That’s Maile. Students love taking Maile’s classes for the infectious good cheer and confidence that she shares. Along-time fan of Still & Moving Center, Maile is excited to be a part of this community and to share the joy of moving in a safe, fun and mindful environment.
Maile became a certified group fitness instructor more than 30 years ago to support herself through graduate school. Little did she know that despite an active family life and busy professional career, she wouldn’t feel complete without continuing teaching fitness. She sees movement as a key factor in maintaining a balanced, happy, healthy life. Maile’s many certifications include Barre Above.
Whether it’s teaching yoga, Zumba, dance, strength-training, barre, or any other format, for Maile it must involve fun to be worth doing.
Maile fell in love with yoga when she was pregnant with her first child 18 years ago, and it helped her through a challenging birthing experience. Obtaining her Registered Yoga Teaching certification, Maile was delighted to discover that yogic philosophy enhances and blends perfectly with her Psychology practice. Maile is inspired to share the many ways that yoga can promote inner mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as outer physical health. Maile is committed to providing a welcoming, accepting context for her students to access the best versions of who they already are.