Cody Bloomfield (formerly Gillham) received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Ayurveda in Stockbridge, MA in 2016. She brings Kripalu’s guiding principles to her classes, most notably, the cultivation of non-judgmental curiosity and connection to one’s body.
In 2017, she completed a month long restorative yoga mentorship under the tutelage of beloved instructor, Jeanne Korn, who completed her training with Judith Lasater.
Trauma-informed practices and inclusivity are at the heart of Cody's classes. From April 2016 to June 2018, she studied with Molly Boeder-Harris, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and founder of The Breathe Network, to further her knowledge and sensitivity. Cody spends the majority of her teaching hours working with veterans at the Albany Stratton VA Memorial Hospital.
Observing that trauma and addiction often go hand-in-hand, Cody completed her Y12SR (Yoga for 12 Step Recovery) training with Nikki Myers in Fall 2019. She is grateful for those who contributed to the fundraiser that made her training possible!
Cody's gentle community classes are great for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Come practice with her in a supportive environment and leave with tools to help you thrive on and off the mat.
Why Loving Kindness?
Loving Kindness, or metta meditation, involves sending thoughts of good will and happiness to oneself, one's community and the world at large. The process starts on an individual level and expands from there. Cultivating appreciation and compassion for oneself generally makes it easier to extend those same qualities towards others.
Cody adopted Loving Kindness as her moniker with the intention of bringing a little bit more of both to everyone she meets.
For an example of metta meditation, scroll to the bottom of Cody's resource page. You can use the bones of the guided meditation provided and adapt it to your needs.