Meet Our Family.
We thought it would be fun to ask our teachers some personal questions so you could get to know them better.
I have been teaching yoga for four years.
Style: I teach a stretchy, soothing, relaxing style of yoga that we refer to as "Unwind". But don't be fooled as there are poses for strength as well. I occasionally throw in a little Chi Gung and almost always a guided meditation in shavasana. I also teach children's and family yoga.
Inspiration: Being a teacher by profession (and really deep down in my soul) I found it a natural progression to share the art and soul of yoga with as many people as possible.
My favorite song: Ever changing. Right now it's the Pure Ceremony CD by James Hood.
My favorite pose: Triangle. I feel strong, balanced and centered in triangle.
My favorite book: "How Yoga Works" by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally. It is a beautiful rendition of the Eight Limbs of yoga told in the style of a long parable or fable.
My favorite quote: '"Seas" the day!' Ocean reference intended!
My personal motto is: You are as young as you feel and yoga makes you feel young(er)!
I have been teaching for 4 years
My style would be slowed-down creative sequences
My favorite songs are instrumentals
What inspired me to teach was the encouragement and opportunities from Elizabeth Vlangas
My favorite pose is camatkarasana or Wild Thing
Favorite lines from a poem from a 14th century poet named Hafez “This place where you are right now God circled on a map for you….. The beloved has bowed there knowing you were coming”- Keeps me happy in my present moment.
My favorite quote is “What you think you become”--Buddha.
My motto is - Any decision is better than no decision. Keeps me moving forward.
I have been teaching for 2 years
Style: Vinyasa flow
Favorite Music: Grish, Diamonds in the Sun Remix and Long Time Sun
Inspiration: My husband. He took me to my very first Vinyasa Yoga class with Karen Kenney and I was hooked. Right then and there I knew I wanted more. Soon after that I had the great fortune of doing my 200YTT with the beautiful Elizabeth. The rest is history!
Favorite Pose: Any pose that requires balancing!
Favorite Book: "Living Your Yoga" Judith Lasatar and "Meditation on the Mat" Rolf Gates
Favorite Quote: Spread love wherever you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa
Personal Motto: Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire!
I have been teaching for 1 year, practicing for 7
Style: Vinyasa Slow Flow
Favorite song: I am Light by India Arie
Inspiration: The change I saw in myself after committing to a personal practice.
Favorite pose: pigeon
Favorite book: "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse
Favorite quote: "Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul."
Teaching for 4 years
Style: All levels Vinyasa, gentle. My focus in teaching is breathe awareness, modifications in poses, humor and having students leave the studio relaxed with a smile on their face.
Favorite song: Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson.
Favorite pose: legs up wall to many benefits to write but trust me it is a definite must do pose daily.
Favorite book: "Light on Yoga" by B.K.S. Iyengar it is my go to book for spiritual and pose reference.
Favorite quote: "the success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships". T.K.V. Desikacher
Personal motto: "Be happy with what you have while working for what you want". Helen Keller
I have been teaching yoga for three years.
Style: Vinyasa flow, You can expect to flow in my class. My goal is to make you smile, feel good about coming to yoga and leave wanting to come back again and again.
Favorite Song Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw
Favorite book : "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Favorite quote: Kindness in Words Creates Confidence. Kindness in Thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu.
Motto: Be kind to yourself in order to be kind to others.