Open Vinyasa ($12)


This class is taught by:

Erin Prapas

1. Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, Curious, Honest

2. Why do you teach yoga?

I have learned a lot in my personal yoga practice over the past 15 years, namely that yoga is the practice of availing oneself to unadulterated time. It is a rare gift in today’s often hectic society; a gift that is given by making the decision to show up on the mat. I have learned that it does not matter if you are doing perfectly, attempting a complicated asana, or spending your time on the mat breathing in devotional pose - if you are practicing mindfulness, listening to your body rather than your ego, and breathing, then you are embodying yoga. This is the gift that I hope to bring form to for my students, this is why I love to teach yoga.

3. What inspires you?

I feel utterly inspired by the kindness of others. I think it is a real gift to be able to engage with others as a part of community. I also find the practice of changing ones perspective (like going upside down!) inspiring and being open to new experiences inspirational.

Su Naknual

Describe yourself in three words: Compassion, Love, and Fun

Why do you teach? I love sharing what I believe in. and what is a better way to be around yogi loving people!

What is something surprising about you? My shoes size. Nobody ever believes I wear shoes size 10.

What inspires you? Many things inspire me. Here are a few: Seeing people grow (especially if I contributed to the growth), Acts of compassion for all beings on earth, Minimalist-- the ability to live life happily without having tons of material things.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? A handstand. I'm serious, I have fear of being upside down.

Where did you get your training/certifications? Thrive Yoga 200YTT

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.

Peter Francis

Describe yourself in three words:
Fiery, passionate, strong, easygoing, chill, calm, compassionate, empathetic

Why do you teach Yoga?
I've learned a lot from being a student, but I'm eager to learn so much more while teaching.

Something surprising about you:
I enjoy going out to eat at restaurants by myself lol

What inspires you?
Observing the change in other people's faces, body language and tone of voice when they speak about their passions. It's wonderful to witness and it inspires me to be true to myself.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?
Not too sure I even have a bucket list.. but if I had to choose, it would be to wrestle with a lion.

Training/Certifications:

I'm a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. I'm currently finishing my 200-hour YTT through Thrive Yoga.

 

Peter first came to yoga as a way to stretch his body after sports and weight lifting, but quickly noticed his connection with yoga went much deeper than "just stretching". Peter uses yoga as a moving meditation to bring more awareness to his breath and his sense of self. He enjoys everything, from a hot and fiery class, to a deeply meditative and restorative class. Peter uses his physical therapy and personal training background to focus on integrating specific muscles which aid in alignment and stability in each posture. Peter believes yoga is for everyone, and creates a space for students to find what works best for their own bodies.

Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness, as well as fitness. Students who like moving with breath to build heat, strength, and flexibility favor vinyasa yoga. Expect unique sequences and a wide range of music.

Sweat Factor: 7
Chill Factor: 5


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Erin Prapas
  • Thu Aug 24 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Aug 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Aug 25 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • Tue Aug 29 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Aug 31 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Aug 31 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Sep 01 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Tue Sep 05 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Sep 07 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Sep 07 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Sep 08 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • Tue Sep 12 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Sep 14 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Sep 14 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Sep 15 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • Tue Sep 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Sep 21 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Su Naknual
  • Thu Sep 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Sep 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis