Open Hatha ($12)


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.

Kevin Platt

Describe yourself in three words: Playful, Caring, Grounding

Why do you teach Yoga?  I teach yoga because it is my passion to spread love and connection. I try to open space in my classes for compassion, intuition gratitude and integration in each student and often feel gitty in doing so. Yoga has been a blessing to me and I would like to help offer that gift to the world.

Something surprising about you: I was diagnosed with a spinal infection when I was 19. The infection eroded parts of my Lumbar Vertebra in my back. I went through 4 months of healing and decided that I was going to teach yoga. I wanted to help people to mindfully move and love their bodies and furthermore, to intuitively self-heal. That was when my real "Yogic Path" began.

What inspires you? Community, The human body, vulnerability, intuition, travel, nature, the unique nature of each individual, animals ( including humans)...

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Highlining over canyons

Where did you get your training/certifications? Kripalu 200 Hour YTT July 2013

 

Kevin, 200RYT, offers classes that are soulful, energetic expressions of life and yoga. He allows space and intention for creative expression and development of your own yogic practice, while celebrating the connection we each bring as individuals into one community. His connection to intention and meditation is clear and allows each yogi to know themselves on a deeper level.

Susan Mondi

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, inquisitive, alive
Why do you teach Yoga?
It keeps me present and young at heart. No other job in the world requires me to consciously breathe all day long.
What inspires you?
Children
Where did you get your training/certifications?
I have several certifications and have attended yoga workshops and trainings in all different styles since 1987. The biggest influence on my skill as a teacher has been from teaching yoga to thousands of students over the last 14 years. On the job training. My style is derived from the yoga tools that are the most effective and most pleasureable ways to live a conscious, healthy and loving life.
Studio owner;Yoga Training Director and an E-RYT500, susan has studied various yoga styles and yoga fusion formats for more than 25 years, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa, ISHTA, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra and Therapeutic Yoga. Susan teaches within the framework of Kriya yoga using the tools of the 8-limbs of yoga. Her classes class are sequenced uniquely to inspire strength, flexibility and conscious awareness. Expect your yoga practice to surprise you.

Susan is the creator, director and lead trainer of the Thrive Yoga Teacher Trainings. Thrive Yoga Trainings have graduated more than 200 yoga teachers who today continue to uniquely influence yoga in America (and other countries). Thrive Yoga Trainings specialize in helping trainees discover and develop their unique voice as a human being and as a yoga teacher.

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.

Becki Portis

Describe yourself in three words:
passionate, funny, inquisitive

Why do you teach Yoga? I like to get a lot in a little and that is what yoga is...I feel my calling is to serve, encourage, and help others. Yoga resonates with everything in my being and I want to live it fully and share it with others. To teach, keeps me centered and connected with my heart and instills a responsibility and commitment to learn as much as I want to know personally. Yoga heals and builds from the inside out and I want to be as much a part of that as possible. It is fitness for the body, mind, and soul. That's a three-fer all in one!

Something surprising about you: This is a tough question b/c I am pretty open and a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of gal.
Maybe something good to know is that I sometimes make up my own words.

What inspires you? Yoga, Susan Bowen, My Mom, my children, my sisters, family, music, people, vulnerability, love, nature and life itself. Life is a gift.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Although I do not consider this scary, I can not wait to swim with dolphins and I hope to get to do this with my mom because it is her dream too. However, the scariest thing on my bucket list is to be an entrepreneur.

Training/Certifications: I will be completing my 200 hour YTT with Thrive in December (2016). I have been studying and practicing vigorously since I started my training in March. I also teach children's yoga and am Reiki I and II certified.

Becki is a fit single mother of three that has consciously and successfully worked at getting her body back into pre-baby and even stronger shape through routine yoga practice. She religiously practices breath work, meditation, and relaxation techniques that keeps her grounded, strong, sane and happy as she juggles the infinite demands of parenthood and her career. She approaches asana as a practice to surrender, embrace, savor, and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Her sense of humor and uplifting energy create a comfortable and welcoming space to explore body/mind consciousness as she leads through encouraging, clear direction.

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

Sweat Factor: 6
Chill Factor: 7


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Feb 28 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed Mar 01 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri Mar 03 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon Mar 06 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue Mar 07 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed Mar 08 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri Mar 10 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Becki Portis
  • Mon Mar 13 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue Mar 14 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed Mar 15 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri Mar 17 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon Mar 20 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue Mar 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed Mar 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri Mar 24 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon Mar 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue Mar 28 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed Mar 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri Mar 31 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon Apr 03 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin