Prenatal Yoga (ENROLLMENT)


This class is taught by:

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.

Laura Galvin

Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, caring and loving.
Why do you teach Yoga? Because yoga is a gateway to your true self.
What inspires you? I am inspired by my friends and family, change of any kind also inspires me.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Sorry...I don't have a bucket list: whatever comes my way, I suppose.
Training/Certifications: Thrive 200RYT

Laura Galvin is a compassionate person whose classes are focused on breath, being at peace, she aims to give "me time" to her class in a demanding life and of course have fun! My goal is to help other be comfortable in their bodies and be inspired to expand their ideas of what the body and mind are capable of. I hope people will step off the mat feeling balanced, secure and at peace. Namaste

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.

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!

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:

  • Mon Aug 21 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Aug 23 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Fri Aug 25 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Sat Aug 26 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Mon Aug 28 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Aug 30 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Fri Sep 01 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Wed Sep 06 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Fri Sep 08 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Sat Sep 09 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jessica Apo
  • Mon Sep 11 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Sep 13 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Fri Sep 15 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Sat Sep 16 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jessica Apo
  • Mon Sep 18 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Rikki Gritz
  • Wed Sep 20 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Fri Sep 22 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm with Laura Galvin
  • Sat Sep 23 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jessica Apo