About Doris L.

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Doris teaches: Females 5 to 80
Males 6 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

From Strength & Conditioning Yoga to Chair Yoga, I can encompass beginners, athletes, advanced yogis and seniors, to achieve better overall fitness. For the past four years, I have been instructing multiple levels of yoga classes at In-Shape Fitness Clubs, having up to 50 people per class, five times a week.
Student feedback resulted in greater 1. flexibility,2. strength, 3. stamina, and 4. balance. Many students were surprised to learn how yoga improved their overall muscle tone, plus trimmed and tone the body. I studied yoga with Erich Schiffmann from Santa Monica at Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Santa Barbara, CA. and received my Yoga Certification.
In addition,graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. My focus will be to teach each student, based on their ability, yoga breathing techniques, correct alignment of yoga postures, sequencing, and how to use props, such as straps, blocks and chairs.
I am ready, are you?

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Experience

Sport Yoga Instructor

Apr 2016 - Present
City of Paso Robles Parks & Recreation

Weekly one-hour class with emphasis on breathing while moving into yoga postures to gain flexibility and core strength. Developing muscle strength using body-weight bearing postures to tone and trim the body, as well as prevent osteoporosis. Each session begins with a few minutes of warm-up postures and ends with relaxation.

Yoga Instructor

Jan 2016 - Present
In Shape Health & Fitness-Santa Maria, CA.

Instructing ages from 18 years to 60 years yoga class for beginner, intermediate, and advanced yoga students.

Yoga Instructor

Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
In Shape Fitness Club, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Teaching five yoga classes per week, for five years while designing yoga sequences based on participants level of fitness, I was able to demonstrate beginning, intermediate, and advanced postures.
The class size grew over this timeframe from 6 to over 45 students. I constantly explained the postures and made adjustments so participants received the maximum benefit.

Education

Yoga Certification

Feb 2003 - May 2004
Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Bachelor of Arts-Education

May 1961 - Jun 1965
Western Carolina University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

SPORT YOGA

Aug 2016
National Endurance Sports Training Association

Specializing in working every major muscle group of the body, the Sport Yoga Certification from NESTA adds specific yoga sequences for running, golf, basketball, baseball, football, and numerous other sports.

Awards

Sport Yoga Certification

Aug 2016
National Endurance Sports Training Association

Yoga Teacher Training

Jun 2004
Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Affiliations

National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association

Mar 2009
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NESTA was established in 1992 in Southern California. Today, NESTA is an international fitness association with over 55,000 members from around the world. Approximately 10% of our members are from outside the U.S. NESTA members and graduates have thriving careers in over 50 countries. Countries outside the U.S. with the highest number of NESTA certified trainers/coaches are Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia, China and the UK. Our certifications are accepted and used globally. We welcome all students from around the world.

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2 Reviews on Doris L.

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Zell Sep 20, 2016
Yoga · In studio
Very inspirational teacher. Always left her classes with a smile and desire to live a more healthy lifestyle.
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Susan Sep 20, 2016
Yoga · In studio
Enthusiastic, fun, informative, excited to try on line lessons.