Sienna Smith C-IAYT, E-RYT500
Yoga is my lifelong practice. I am a dedicated student and teacher because it has produced profound results in my life. I have healed using this practice from real world stressors such as car accidents, loss, divorce, illness and more. I have guided myself and thousands of others on how to successfully navigate physical, emotional, and mental health challenges using Yoga. I became a certified Yoga Therapist because I wanted to blend physical therapy techniques and proven scientifically based practices with ancient yogic wisdom to offer people a full spectrum approach to healing and expanding beyond their wildest dreams!
Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapist , Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher at highest level E- RYT 500. Founder of Yoga Mountain Studio in Marin, CA for 13 years, teacher Trainer for 200 and 500 hour programs through Yoga Alliance. Teaching for 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sienna is a contributor to Yoga Journal and created Desk Yoga Essentials a video series with YJ. Her main teachers include; Gary Kraftsow, John Friend, Maritza, Christina Sell, Georg Feuerstein, Lama Palden, and Babaji.
You are a phenomenal teacher. I appreciate your depth and wisdom and on a practical level, your detailed instructions as we work. Even on good ole Zoom, it’s very reassuring.
The breathing techniques we are practicing help me stay grounded, present, and more energetic. I do a breathing practice every night in bed as I am ready to go sleep. I fall asleep easily and quickly and seem to sleep more deeply. I am feeling much less stress, fear, and anxiety.
Thanks for leading a wonderful sequence this morning Sienna and I felt this I magically received exactly what I needed Right now. How do you do that? Also, since this was my first online streaming flow class I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the relatively high video and audio quality of the class as well as the ability to connect with other yogis in class today via chat.
I am having a profound experience this week, since I began the Breathe Well practices… my anxiety and depression levels feel like they are less than usual and significantly less than since Covid hit, my sleep is more sound and I feel rested when I awake, and I have more energy throughout my workday and I am experiencing more inspiration overall. Thank you.
I loved all the twisting and the freeing up of my spine and breath. Loved your quote in the beginning and your reading from the Bhagavad Gita verses to unnravel the philosophy of life and the spiritual. Oh and the breathing – your classes are so potent! Thank you.