In 2015 Eileen suffered an “overuse injury” and suffered from swelling and pain in her hands. She tried chiropractic, PT, Osteopathic, Acupuncture and nothing seemed to work for longer than a day or two. She has had a love affair with yoga for many years, going through periods of intensive daily practice and then no practice for months. Yoga kept drawing her back to the mat over and over, usually when pain creeped back or when she was not feeling her best. With constant practice, this is where Eileen saw the most changes in not just her physical pain, but her mental attitude and overall awareness.
Dharma Yoga is based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classic Hatha Raja Yoga. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners and accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition. As students move through the different series, they are encouraged to go deeper and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way.
Eileen hopes to help students become more comfortable with asana, pranayama and inspire them to lead a more compassionate lifestyle. Her teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra shares, “Always remember that nature refuses to be rushed. She can only be made to evolve and that takes time, so take heart.”