I heard about dōTERRA oils from Cassandra, a friend and dōTERRA Wellness Advocate who attended one of my
yoga classes. I had been providing various oils from my health food store for
my students, and she suggested I try dōTERRA. Soon, I was hooked and enrolled
as a Wellness Advocate myself, sharing the oils through my website. St. Petersburg Florida
I purchased The Essential Yoga Program shortly after receiving my first kit in the mail, and was amazed at the different ways I could start sharing the oils with my students. I was so excited to start incorporating the oils in my yoga classes, so was thrilled when my local group of dōTERRA enthusiasts agreed to join me for a practice class. A couple days before the month began, August’s “Balance” workshop was a natural fit.
I chose this class primarily because the slower-paced Vinyasa flow was a great choice for beginner students, but we were also intrigued by the fact that all of the oils come from dōTERRA’s AromaTouch Technique. To make the class even more appropriate for beginners, I decided to modify Reversed Triangle to Triangle Pose, Hand to Big Toe to Tree Pose, and replaced Shoulder Stand to Plow to Fish with Legs up the Wall Pose.
|a selection of some of the oils I used in class|
With On Guard in the diffuser and Wild Orange and Peppermint in our water bottles, we started the class by applying Balance to our feet- a great way to ground before beginning our flow. I was surprised to see Melaluca (tea tree) used for the main body of the class, but as the "Oil of Energetic Boundaries", it was the perfect choice for a Vinyasa flow designed to do just that- clear us of emotional baggage!
I had my students apply the Deep Blue and AromaTouch Blends to their necks and low backs before settling into the class’s seated postures, finishing in Legs up the Wall pose. It turns out that this modification paired nicely with the oils; one of my students commented that the gentle pressure on the low back in Legs up the Wall intensified the two oil blends they had just applied there—in a good way!
My favorite part of the class was definitely applying Lavender to each student’s 3rd eye, brow and back of neck in Savasana, final relaxation pose. I often do this in my regular classes and students always comment on how lovely this experience is. Lavender encourages calming and self-care, which is what a regular yoga practice is all about. I am definitely grateful for the Essential Yoga Program and its authors, and will be using this book again and again to teach regular Essential Oil Yoga classes in the
St. Petersburg and
area! Tampa Bay
for more information on the oils and oil blends used in class, please visit my website at www.mydoterra.com/newworldoils and search for the following products:
On Guard® Protective Blend
Peppermint Essential Oil
Wild Orange Essential Oil
Balance Grounding Blend
Melaleuca Essential Oil
Deep Blue® Soothing Blend
AromaTouch® Massage Blend
Lavender Essential Oil
Interested in learning how you can receive 25% off (or even FREE!) dōTERRA oils and start using these amazing natural remedies? Or maybe even make some money sharing oils with your friends and family? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!