“Avery’s teaching weaves profound joy and deep spirituality, physical exuberance and emotional release. Their knowledge and skills are vast. They are a caring and careful teacher, always offering modifications and alert to individual needs, adapting accordingly. And, their love of – and commitment to yoga are wonderfully infectious.”
“Avery has always made me feel at ease in their classes. As a genderqueer person, this has not always been the case in typical yoga spaces. Avery creates an environment of growth through their direction and presence. One that encourages me to challenge myself, working with my body, not against it, with gentle reminders to stay present.”
“Avery’s purity of intention allows the work to be clean and clear. This has been a wonderful experience of discovery in my body.”
“Avery’s yoga instruction provides an incredibly vital space for deep rest, rejuvenation, grounding, and reconnection with body. As someone living within a non-binary experience, and at times dysphoria, Avery’s yoga practice is always a helpful kind guidance back to self.”
“This class series lifted my spirits and made me feel good about my body. I feel way less stress now. I was having back pain and since practicing yoga with Avery it feels so much better.”
“Avery is probably the most gifted yoga instructor in our town – people who’ve been doing yoga for years follow them. And yet despite this expertise, they use their energy to make spaces open and safe for the newest, body-diverse people. Others have followed suit but nobody as intentional as Avery. For instance they used their influence to have a spa open their doors for free yoga for queer and trans people. They are a guide and leader who is responsible for the healing of so many of us.”
“I very rarely feel content in my life, but after your pranayama class today I feel completely at peace, totally content.”
“Avery’s voice is very soothing and relaxing. Their knowledge of anatomy, asana and philosophy is very inspiring and I’m learning so much, it’s exciting to feel the changes in my body. I have a lot more energy and less stress.”
“This is my first Iyengar class, I’m really excited. I feel like doing a flow practice I plateaued years ago. I really appreciate your cues, I was able to find some new actions that shed some light on how I can progress.”
“I’ve had a lot of yoga teachers, in a lot of studios, in a lot of cities, and Avery will probably be one of those world-traveling yoga teachers in the future. They’re that good! Why? Their knowledge and enthusiasm for yoga, their verbal instructions and explanations (which are ever-changing, based on their continued reading, education and workshops), the use of props and explanations of HOW and WHY to use the props.
Avery has an unusual ability to internalize teachings, and incorporate them into her classes so that their students get the benefit. Avery is funny and kind and insightful, and no two classes are alike. You walk out of every class thinking, “That’s just what I needed.” They will motivate you during challenging poses, and make sure you are in proper alignment, with any modifications you need. During restorative poses they will lull you into a meditative state, again making sure you are using the props the right way, for proper support and alignment.”
“Avery, I wanted to send a short note to express my gratitude to you for teaching such an amazing class yesterday. All day I felt an extreme sense of space and well being. It really opened up those areas of my pelvis and sacrum that have held congestion for years after the vehicular accident. Thank you for all that you bring to your practice.”
“I learned a great deal in Avery’s Yoga for Activism workshop, “Remaining Clear and Focused During Conflict.” A month later, a new supervisor threatened my job–but thanks to Avery’s teaching, I was able to remain calm and collected in stressful situations. The skills they taught made my life bearable during an incredibly difficult time.”
“Avery’s kind heart and compassionate soul permeate all of their classes and life beyond the mat too. I have had the honor or practicing under their watchful gaze for about three years. They are universally supportive, encouraging inner awareness with a soft heart, to rest when rest is needed, and reach just a little further when there is energy and strength.
Avery is one of very few instructors who goes beyond demonstrating movements and poses to teach the paths and spiritual aspects without being preachy. After learning from them, other classes I have tried feel hollow. Thank you for all of your support in so many ways.”