Inner Smile Yoga

We are rooted in health and the therapeutic aspects of yoga. We are committed to helping you find your personal well of inner strength.

  • Public & Private Yoga

  • Workshops, Transformational Retreats & Advanced Trainings

  • Corporate Yoga, Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

  • Reiki Healing, Training & Certification

“I love Teresa! There is something about the way she walks you through a pose that allows you to squeeze every bit of goodness from it. Her verbal queues direct so well that even a beginner like me can properly move through asanas to get the maximum benefit from them. She is knowledgeable and patient and able to help her students adapt no matter their experience, strength or flexibility. Take a class with her. You won’t be sorry!”  — Carol G.

 

NEW!

Marma Day Thursday 3/7

Intro to Yoga Ropes 101 on Sunday, 3/10

Spring Equinox Practice on Sunday, 3/31

Belize Retreat 9/16-9/21:  

Course links below!

 

 

 

Class Schedule

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Balancing the Inner Eco System: Yoga, Meditation & Adventure in Belize

September 16-21, 2019

Course Offering & Retreats

Courses & Workshops

Foam Roller Fridays

Friday, March 1

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

@Home Studio, Roswell

Offered Monthly.  90 minutes of foam roller fun, learn moves to stretch, release and strengthen. All levels of practitioners are welcome!  

Cost:   $25.

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Marma Session Day 

Thursday, March 7

@Home Studio, Roswell

What is a Marma Session?

In Yoga and Ayurveda, marmas are defined as the junction points between body, mind, and emotions. Using oils specific to your mind-body constitution, the practitioner uses light pressure touch to stimulate these vital energy points. This work restores and rejuvenates, awakening your inner healing system. Sound, gemstones, and essential oils are incorporated into each session.

I’m honored to host our guest practitioner, Gedaliah Genin. Her bio is below. Sessions are one hour and the fee is $150. I’ve worked with Gedaliah before and her work is subtle but profound. This work is particularly helpful during seasonal transitions, (hello Winter!) life challenges, and if you are need of physical/emotional balancing.

Session times available on 3/7 are:

10 am

11:30 am

1:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:30 pm

6:00 pm

If you are interested, please text or email me with your 1-2 preferred time slots.

Sign Up – 415-713-7961

Sessions will be booked first come/first serve.

Gedaliah is a Naturopath, Mind/body healer, teacher, writer, and artist. For more than 15 years Gedalia has helped women uncover new pathways to health and vitality by drawing on a wealth of holistic gems: Ayurveda, meditation, breathwork, essential oils, gemstones, Marma, sound healing, nutritional advice, herbs, yoga postures, and even creativity.  Gedalia’s book ” Enough Drugs I am a Woman and Can Heal Naturally– a practical guide to feeling your best”- offers a clear-eyed picture of holistic tools that empower women to take back their health on all levels; body, mind, and spirit.

 

Intro to Yoga Ropes

Sunday, March 10

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Home Studio, Roswell

Explore a new way to deepen your yoga practice with wall ropes  This 2 hour workshop will cover the basic 4 ways to work with the ropes to enhance alignment and core activation in asana.  Ropes are a great tool for raising awareness of muscular imbalances as well as fascial release for overworked areas.

Cost: $35

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Spring Equinox Extended Practice & Celebration

Sunday, March 31

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ Home Studio, Roswell

In his classical text “Yoga Sutra,” the sage Patanjali reminds his students that our body is the essential vehicle of our soul on its journey towards perfection. He suggests that all yoga practitioners engage in the practice of “Saucha.” Saucha is purification on all levels. It includes the physical cleanliness of bathing your body, maintaining an orderly home, eating healthy food and drinking clean water. It involves mental clarity and speech that refrains from emotionally-charged obsessions and addictions. Saucha is a pre-condition for enjoying inner peace.

Through this practice, we become better at letting go of the mental clutter that arises from attachments to past experiences, demands of the body and anticipation of future events.

Join us for an extended practice, including meditation, the ritual of energetic cleansing, asana (postures). We’ll begin with a yoga and meditation, including cleansing twists, different forms of pranayama (breathing) and simple kriyas (cleansing practices) to “burn” away the excesses in our lives. After our closing meditation, we will take time to be silent. There will be time set aside to journal or sit, as you prefer. All levels welcome.

Bring a yoga mat and journal or notebook.

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Retreats

“There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.” 
― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Balancing the Inner Eco System:

        Yoga, Meditation & Adventure in Belize

 September 16 – 21, 2019

@Naia Resort and Spa, Placencia, Belize

Refresh and realign internally following the cues of Nature. Rediscover, reclaim and renew the sacredness and beauty within you. Through daily yoga, meditation and journaling, we will explore realignment with our true nature.

Nestled within a private 200-acre reserve on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia is an intimate, natural playground that sets the stage for uncommon adventures and personal growth. Whether paddle boarding in the beautiful Caribbean Sea, indulging in a customized spa ritual, or relaxing among the resort’s secluded beach houses and swimming pools.

In addition, there will be plenty of down time to explore a variety of excursions offered by the resort. Some examples include Ancient Mayan Sites; Snorkeling/Diving; Bird Watching and Waterfalls; Chocolate Spice Tour.

All levels welcome!

More details are available on the Registration site. https://tri.ps/3FHR0

Note:  This is a busy time of year in Belize due to their Independence Day Celebrations.  Space is limited to 10.  

 

Learn more!

Recorded:  Belize Info Webinar  

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Reiki

Reiki Healing Circle

Wednesdays, monthly, 7pm – 9 pm

October 10

Monthly Practice Sessions for Level 1 graduates and above. Format will be to have group work on each individual for approximately 20 minutes each. 

Cost: $25

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REIKI Level I Workshop and Certification

Sunday, September 30, 2018

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

@ Home Studio, Roswell

This one-day course is the beginning level of Reiki Training.
There will be some lecture/discussion, but the bulk of the class will be practice. You will receive an initiation/or attunement to the Reiki energy and then begin to work with yourself and others in the class. You will learn and receive:

• Reiki method, history and benefits
• Chakra system
• Grounding & clearing techniques
• Daily ritual with 5 Reiki Precepts and hand positions
• Practice Techniques for self-healing
• Practice Working on others & techniques for animals
• Initiation/Attunement to Reiki energy
• Level One Certificate
• Ongoing monthly Reiki circles ($25 per session)

There will be some assigned reading and handouts. No prerequisite is needed.

This workshop is for those interested in learning how to work with Reiki for the purpose of self-healing and is a prerequisite for beginning to work with Reiki healing on others. Individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers can also benefit, as well as other health/healing professionals who want to enhance their practices.

Cost: $125

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Work With Me

About Teresa Owen

Teresa Owen, E-RYT200, YCEP, C-IAYT, founded Inner Smile Yoga in 2005, to fill a void for those students intimidated or fearful of the growing large studio and fast-paced yoga scene. She is certified in yoga, yoga therapy and as a continuing education provider. She offers both public and private classes, workshops, and retreats in Marin County and Atlanta, Georgia, her current home. One-on-one therapeutic specialties include the nervous system, pelvic floor, asthma/respiratory conditions, hormonal/energy imbalances and a wide variety of orthopedic applications.

She has been studying yoga since 1997. Her primary influences include Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, and Mark Horner. She is trained in the Iyengar style with an eclectic mix of intensive work with Forrest Yoga, Vini, and Shadow Yoga. She received her Yoga Therapy certification in 2004.

Teresa’s approach reflects her experience as a longtime competitive athlete, healthcare advocate, event and group facilitator, wife and mother of two young adults. She weaves together her life experience, love of yoga and spiritual exploration, with an eye toward keeping her classes both accessible and challenging.

Skilled in tracking the movement and grounding of energy, she is a Reiki Master and continues to expand her training in other forms of subtle-body healing. She is currently a dedicated student of Shadow Yoga.

 

 

Yoga has a clever way of sneaking up on you. With consistent practice, little delicious “aha” moments arise and illuminate your inner knowing.

Inner Smile Philosophy

“You cannot do yoga.  Yoga is your natural state.  What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.”
~ Sharon Gannon

Deeply rooted in the classical Hatha Yoga tradition, we seek to support every student in their quest to find their personal approach to Yoga. Public classes are limited to 8 students for a more intimate and effective learning experience. We strongly believe Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of physical limitation. In our small studio environment, there is a strong sense of community and shared learning. Beginners learn from more advanced students and more advanced students learn from beginners.

Every class is designed to be safe, challenging and engaging, regardless of your yoga experience. We give our students a strong foundation in proper alignment and reinforce the concept of “Beginner’s Mind.” Both are essential tools for understanding the energetic principles behind yoga and the “rajas” or “juice” available in a space without force or aggression.

 

About Reiki

Teresa is a Reiki Master trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

  • Reiki treatments are available for $85/hour or $130/90 minutes.  
  • Sliding scale is available.
  • Upcoming workshops schedule

 

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