Anilda Carrasquillo Ward is a certified teacher, RYT500 hours in compliance with the Yoga Alliance standards. She has also received a certificate of completion from the Duke Institute of Integrative Medicine in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors.
Anilda passion for yoga began in 2008 after attending her first yoga class in search of a relieve to chronic back pain. She quickly felt challenged to improve her own breathing capacity, physical strength and her ability to be still and concentrate. Anilda’s experience with a regular yoga practice has had a tremendous impact in her ability to manage and relieve chronic pain and its side effects and she desires to share her experience with the fast-growing senior population, cancer patients and those suffering with health challenges that limit their abilities.
Anilda offers a practice that is precise, detailed, compassionate and sensitive to the complexities and vulnerabilities of the older adult population who is not quite as mobile as they used to be. She specializes in therapeutic applications of yoga to stay functional, release tension, stretch and strengthen the body, relax the mind and lift the spirit. She appropriately modifies the postures to safely and effectively work with the senior population who in her opinion is a group that copes with getting older and doesn’t always have the support that is needed. She recognizes that a typical class for these groups is likely to represent the most diverse mix of abilities of any age group.
Anilda incorporates Pranayama (breathing techniques) as part of her classes. She believes that our breath is like a diamond, that you carry with you at all times and can be used to cut through all of the stress and external pressures the world brings. If you are able to use your own breath to relax, to stop anxiety and develop a one point focus mind, you will have more energy and a better sense of yourself.Anilda currently teaches yoga to survivors and breast and gynecological cancer patients at Yoga Studio 8 through Hope To Help Foundation in Palm Coast, Hot House Yoga in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Ormond Beach and at a few nursing/assisted living facilities. She offers private classes and will work with your individual needs to get you comfortable with the techniques.
Anilda can be reached at 386-212-8542 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org