Selina Harris, owner of Sentient Yoga. Registered Dental Hygienist, Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, with 300 advanced hours in yoga therapy.
Selina has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. After attending Yoga Teacher Training it was abundantly clear that teaching yoga would be her future. "I went into the teacher training to help improve myself as a person and as a yogi. After teaching the final hours included in the graduation process, it was indescribable how it felt to help someone physically, and even emotionally, feel better. Mind, body, and spirit are my passion. Daily learning, reading, and listening in regard to yoga bring me such joy. But nothing compares to thinking about being able to share what I have learned with others. Demystifying yoga, taking away the myths, or mayas, is just one of my main goals in teaching yoga."
Dental background: In 2014 I become a Registered Dental Hygienist. In the past 6 years of practicing I have suffered from pain many had told me about prior to entering the field. There are some in the dental field who are fortunate enough to not experience pain in their bodies from their work. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most practitioners. For many of us neck, back, and hand pain are the biggest contributing factors toward an unhealthy body, and thus mind, spirit. Some of the other physical ailments involves eyes, shoulders, wrists, forearms, and even lower body issues from sitting too long. In a continuing education course, I recently attended on conscientious eating and systemic inflammation, we learned that "sitting is the new smoking". There is an abundance of scientific western medicine research proving the healing properties of the ancient practice of yoga.
My specialty is addressing the stressful conditions dental professionals work in that I am so intimately in tune with. Yoga has improved my personal physical body, mind, and spirit. My purpose is to share this knowledge and guide this practice for fellow dental professionals. Yoga brings an awareness to the power we all have within ourselves to change the outcomes, and our reactions to everyday life.
Breath work is a fascinating topic with vast amounts of peer reviewed literature proving the benefits of breath work on stress reduction, and even lowering blood pressure. My hope is to share these articles with you, help you incorporate simple techniques to induce more feelings of well-being, and empower you to be the best you. Come join me and see what it's all about!"
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Selina Harris RDH / RYT 500 Bio