Hatha and Restore - Beginner/Intermediate


This class is taught by:

Julie Alter

Describe yourself in three words: Kind, hopeful, happy.

Why do you teach yoga? It's not about looking a certain way but yoga is about tapping into the essence of who you really are. I teach to continue to learn. The more I practice and learn the more I lean toward prioritizing "Being" practices that focus on meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and feeling balanced on and off the mat.

What inspires you? Beauty and being outside in Nature inspires me. The simple beauty and perfection in a flower or watching birds at my feeders.

 

Julie believes yoga is for everyone.  It is her mission to honor and embrace each student's search for self awareness.  Julie's aim is to teach with compassion, love and a sense of humor.  Find your inward feeling and outward spreading of joy in each individual accomplishment through yoga and interactions out in the world.

Traci Tufano

Describe yourself in three words:Ether, Air, Fire

Why do you teach Yoga?: Yoga has helped give me what I like to call my "phoenix moment," rise from my ashes and overcome trauma; first feeling physically stronger, then mentally, then spiritually. As a teacher I want to help provide a space where others can reconnect with themselves and reclaim their bodies.

Something surprising about you: ...have you heard me laugh?

What inspires you?: I recently learned that a butterfly must struggle out of its cocoon in order for it to be able to fly. I think that is a beautiful reminder that sometimes in life we need to struggle in order to develop our ability to fly.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?: Scuba diving

Training/Certifications: 200 YTT from Thrive, Reiki Level 1&2, Currently enrolled in 300 YTT at Thrive,Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, Aerial Yoga Level 1 and 2 

Traci uses yoga as a way to heal past traumas and reconnect with her true self. She integrates aspects of emotional and trauma sensitive yoga as she approaches each of her classes and also enjoys making connections to the different charkas and elements. Traci creates a loving and safe space for her students to discover just how strong they really are (inside and out!).

Mixed format class. Hatha yoga for all body types and fitness levels will warm the body as we pay attention to alignment and breathing cues. Then, enjoy deep relaxation in restorative yoga postures designed to release tension and stretch muscles--giving you the opportunity to calm your system and detoxify from over-stimulation in a fast-paced world. Using props, blankets, and bolsters, yoga postures and breathing exercises are sequenced to open your body slowly without resistance.
 
Sweat Factor: 5
Chill Factor: 8

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Oct 31 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Nov 07 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Nov 14 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Nov 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Fri Nov 24 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Tue Nov 28 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Dec 05 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Dec 12 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Dec 19 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Dec 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter