Theresa has a special blend of spiritual wisdom and total irreverence that I find delightful. I often get an extra ab workout from the amount I laugh during yoga class at Inner Divinity. Beside the obvious benefit to my mood, her style distracts me from the fact that I am holding poses longer and more deeply than I am able to do in other classes. And yet, I always leave serene and focused. I am grateful to her light heart and deep teachings. ~ Carrie M.
Practicing at Inner Divinity has provided me a place to stretch not just my body, but my mind and spirit as well. The kind, individual attention insures that the poses are done correctly in form and with inner purpose. I never thought that a yoga practice could be fun, but Theresa has provided a space that allows for each of us to have our individuality along with structure. It’s one of the most important times of my week and has propelled me to continue my practice at home. Many thanks to Theresa and Inner Divinity! ~ Diane B.
At Inner Divinity you will never feel pressured to perform any pose that you feel is beyond your ability. If you can’t put your legs behind your head, well, that’s OK! Not many people can! In fact, Theresa is adamant that people must realize their bodies limitations and work within those boundaries. Knowing this really helps create a relaxing atmosphere where you can truly let go of your tensions, and that’s a part of the yoga experience that sometimes gets waylaid in our culture. ~ Carrie T.
I’m an infinitely antsy person. For years, the concept of calm was as real to me as jackalope sprinting across the plains of some imagined foreign land. But in the nearly three years I’ve spent as a student of Theresa Reed and Inner Divinity, I’ve learned that calm is real and that it’s something that can accomplished, even by the likes of me. Theresa is like no other and practicing yoga with her is something I desperately wish everyone in the world could experience at least once. Humankind would all be better off for it. ~ Michael S.
As an aging actress who moved to Milwaukee around 4 years ago with 2 herniated discs in my lower back, not being able to bend forward, even to my waist, living in pain daily, finding Theresa Reed’s particular method of teaching yoga, gently challenging but never pushing, and mixing all with humor and the wisdom of experience, has been not only healing for my body, but is helping me ground in a more practiced spiritually. ~ Linda.S.
When I come to Inner Divinity I feel pampered, supported and invited to back to my own experience. I reclaim myself from the Lost and Found. Each visit I become aware of my own potential for expansion…my physicality and the greatness of my spirit. I recognize the potential to live and love more fully. I connect with my heart, my soul and the humor and beauty in the spirits of my teacher and classmates. I see myself and my world with new eyes. I leave grateful for the studio, for yoga, for my teacher and her delicious dharma. ~ Lisa S.
I’ve been to a number of studios that focus on yoga as a “brand” of exercise, or push students to do advanced poses they are not ready for. At large studios, common mantras can include: “lunge deeper”, “stretch further”, and “push harder,” all of which can lead to poor alignment, carelessness, and injury. Inner Divinity Yoga Studio is much different. Theresa focuses on nurturing each student through breath work, meditation, asanas (poses), and yogic philosophy. She uses a holistic approach and small class sizes to tend to each student’s needs. In one class you may have beginning and advanced yogis practicing together – and it works! Through thoughtful planning, innovative modifications, and constant encouragement, Theresa helps every student, regardless of experience, get significant health benefits out of each class. She truly helps you make the mind – body – spirit connection. In the 4+ years that I’ve been practicing with Theresa, I have improved my health, transformed my posture, and remarkably (as a 30-something-year-old), I’ve grown over one-inch taller. ~ Mara D.