Karon Shovers Goldsmith, E-RYT 500, Anusara Certified Yoga Teacher
Karon has been practicing and studying yoga for over 17 years, during which time she has completed over 2,500 hours of teaching groups, workshops, and trainings. Her areas of expertise included Women's Health, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga. She has a new class: Autoimmune Recovery that begins this Tuesday at 1:30 weekly. Encouraging playfulness and creative expression, Karon incorporates alignment and therapeutics in all of her classes and workshops, gently, but perceptibly, raising her students' practices to the next level and helping them to step into Grace. Below Karon shares her personal practice, what she is reading and what she drinks to keep warm!
Practice: I am working on moving my spine while holding various postures. I find it is doable in down dog and more challenging in other poses. I call it "Snaking my Dog"
Study: On my bedside table I have The Spy by Paulo Coehlo, Living Breath from the Inside and Outside by Angela Farmer, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and Upstream by Mary Oliver
Food: "Golden Milk" which I drink every afternoon to warm up and take me through the darker afternoons.
1 cup coconut milk or other non-dairy milk
1 large cinnamon stick
1, 1 inch piece of tumeric or 1/2 tsp dried
1, 2 inch piece ginger, sliced
1 TBSP honey or maple syrup
1/4 tsp whole black peppercorns
1 Tbsp coconut oil
This is the basic recipe, I also add a couple of cardamon pods and a little more cinnamon. Whisk all ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add 1 cup of water and simmer more. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. I store for about 5 days in the fridge. I leave the cinnamon stick and one piece of ginger in the stored milk to increase flavors.
Stop into the studio at any of the following times to experience Karon's classes:
Tuesday 9:00 to 10:15 Beginner Yoga
Tuesday 10:30 to 11:45 Restorative Yoga with Meditation
Tuesday 1:30 to 2:45 Autoimmune Recovery ** New class see description below!**