Prenatal Yoga (ENROLLMENT)


This class is taught by:

Dorota Preysnar

Describe yourself in three words: happy, passionate, spontaneous

Why do you teach Yoga? It's really fun, it inspires me, makes me happy and energized

What is something surprising about you? I'm pretty artistic and love to create things with paper

What inspires you? Being around people who are passionate about doing what they love

Training/Certifications: I got both my 200 and 500 hour certifications here at Thrive. I received my aerial yoga certification through Transcend Wellness and Yoga

 

Dorota likes to find creative ways of modifying poses to create movement and help her students find connection with their body and breath while creating awareness.  She's enthusiastic, encouraging and even though her classes can be challenging, she strives to make them fun so everybody finds something that will suit them.

Rikki Gritz

Describe yourself in three words: Nurturing, compassionate, courageous
Why do you teach Yoga? I want to be able to hold space for people to experience an honest, authentic, and raw version of themselves; as well as sharing my love, and passion for this practice.
What is something surprising about you? I once lived in Auroville. It’s an experimental township in Southern India based on Human Unity. I studied yoga and sustainable living for a year.
What inspires you? students, ocean, family, adventures/traveling, yoga
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? To live with wild animals
Where did you get your training/certifications?Completing my 200 hour at Thrive, Prenatal YTT with April Puciata

Rikki Gritz was first introduced to Iygenar yoga in Gunnison, Colorado in 2010 while attending college. She immediately fell in love with the practice, and, as a result, she bought a plane ticket to embark on a yoga journey to India. Since then she has dedicated herself to the study, practice and teaching of yoga. Rikki is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and her compassion-centered philosophy. Rikki recently completed a 200-hour teacher training at Thrive and an 15-hour prenatal training with April Puciata.

Ally Austin

Describe yourself in three words: adventurous, student, lover
Why do you teach Yoga? To share with others the abundance yoga has given me. My mat is my HOME… I teach yoga because I have so much left to learn.
What inspires you? Humans! Nature! The BIG things… but especially the quiet moments.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? To live by myself.
Where did you get your training/certifications? 200 Hour (Thrive Yoga), Reiki I and II (Thrive Yoga), currently enrolled in 300 Hour at Thrive Yoga
 
At age 16, Ally found herself on a yoga mat in Frederick, Maryland alongside her stepmom who was pursuing her own yoga teaching career. She'll admit it: she giggled during her first om. Over a decade later she's taught on both the east and west coasts and practiced in several countries around the world. Yoga has profoundly impacted her life; she comes to her mat for fun, for guidance, and sometimes just for the quietness. In her classes you'll slow down so you can listen and connect with your body, with compassion, and with all that's around you. Connection is key; union is yoga.

Katie Iciek

Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, resilient, brave.
Why do you teach Yoga? Because it’s so much fun! I get to share my passion for yoga with anyone who walks in the door.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? To learn how to fly a plane.
What inspires you? Everyone I meet. I believe that every single person comes into your life for a reason. I am the person I am today because of the people I’ve met along the way.
Where did you get your training/certifications? Thrive 200 RYT

Katie Iciek came to yoga in 2013 as a runner looking for relief from physical tension. Originally drawn to the asana practice, Katie grew increasingly interested in meditation and the subtle body. She has been hooked ever since and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Thrive in 2015. Katie’s classes include playful asana, dynamic pranayama, and deep meditation. She encourages students to explore each pose and make the practice uniquely theirs!

Jessica Apo

Describe yourself in three words: Outgoing, honest, caring.

Why do you teach Yoga? Teaching yoga allows me to move at a higher vibration. I enjoy seeing the transformation that takes place for my students not only on their mats, but in their everyday lives.

What is something surprising about you? I enjoy saying things for shock value!

What inspires you? Music, movement, and nature.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? It might seem silly, but to embrace the aging process.

Where did you get your training/certifications? 200 hour - Yoga Works, 300 hour ISHTA Yoga, E-RYT 500, RPYT

 

Jessica is a Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Thrive Teacher Trainer. Her classes include asana, pranayama and meditation where she encourages students to pay close attention to their experience feeling breath, body and energetic movement as a way to surrender to the moment. Her passion and enthusiasm for yoga will excite you and keep you coming back for more!

Maureen McAllister

Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, Playful, Empathetic
Why do you teach Yoga? Yoga came to me at a low point in my life, picked me up, brushed me off, and taught me how to see the light in myself and others again. I hope to impart this healing energy and practice to others, so that they too can don their rose-tinted glasses.
Something surprising about you: My greatest dream is to become an astronaut, even though I’m terrified of heights.
What inspires you? Music, art, philosophy, poetry, literature, science, nature, astronomy, the ocean, great acts of love, the human experience, everything to some extent.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Scuba diving with great white sharks… outside of the cage!
Where did you get your training/certifications? I will be receiving my 200-hr certification from Thrive Yoga in December of 2016 and am certified in Reiki I & II.
 
Maureen loves to use her science and psychology background to enhance the more esoteric components of yogic practice. Everyone is given the freedom to explore their individual inner and outer worlds on the mat, while enjoying a peaceful community atmosphere in a safe space. Classes feature unique and creative sequences with focus upon the breath and meditation to promote stress relief, balance, and tranquility in mind, body, and spirit.
Appropriate for any trimester with any level of experience in yoga! This class is designed to increase your energy and stamina while building strength, flexibility, and balance. Breath exercises and postures will help reduce fatigue and tension, while improving circulation. This will keep you comfortable and feeling fit throughout your pregnancy. Special Sequencing of postures, breath exercises and visualization are designed to aid you in labor. Connect with other moms-to-be in a supportive and healthy environment!


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 23 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Mon Jun 26 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Jun 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ally Austin
  • Fri Jun 30 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Katie Iciek
  • Mon Jul 03 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Jul 05 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ally Austin
  • Fri Jul 07 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Katie Iciek
  • Sat Jul 08 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jessica Apo
  • Mon Jul 10 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Jul 12 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ally Austin
  • Fri Jul 14 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Katie Iciek
  • Sat Jul 15 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Mon Jul 17 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Jul 19 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ally Austin
  • Fri Jul 21 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Katie Iciek
  • Sat Jul 22 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jessica Apo
  • Mon Jul 24 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Jul 26 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Fri Jul 28 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Katie Iciek
  • Sat Jul 29 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jessica Apo