Hatha Yoga - Beginner


This class is taught by:

Christine Dance

Describe yourself in three words:Joyful, compassionate, driven

Why do you teach Yoga? Practicing yoga myself makes me feel alive...teaching yoga and watching parts inside my student awaken makes my whole world light up.

What inspires you? The children that I work with who have special needs.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Heli-Skiing

Where did you get your training/certifications? I received my 200 hour training at Sol Yoga in Frederick, and my 300 hour training here at Thrive. In addition, I received my Aerial training with Vaihyasa Aerial Yoga and have a variety of certifications including but not limited to: Yoga for the Special Child, Mindful Yoga Therapy, and Childlight Yoga. I have additional certifications in Trauma Sensitive Care, crisis response, and education.

Bio: Christine enjoys teaching flow classes for beginners through advanced, leading her class from a healthy power sweat to restorative poses. Christine’s classes incorporate body and mind exercise while focusing on alignment, strength, and breath– all to lead towards greater flexibility and strength both in yoga poses and in life. Christine strives to take her students to their emotional and physical “edge” each time they step on the mat while supporting students to feel grounded and present.

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.

A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and energy balance. Classes include training in: pose alignment; relaxation techniques; concentration, meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.

Sweat Factor: 7
Chill Factor: 7


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance
  • Sun Oct 29 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance
  • Sun Nov 05 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Sun Nov 12 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance
  • Sun Nov 19 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance
  • Sun Nov 26 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Sun Dec 03 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance
  • Sun Dec 10 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance
  • Sun Dec 17 11:00 am - 12:20 pm with Christine Dance