through the body, connect to soul

Yin


This class is taught by:

Annie Moylan

RYT-200
I began my yoga practice to regain a sense of body consciousness. I had danced professionally in my 20’s, had my daughter in my 30’s and was driven by career, relationships and a desire to be a strong figure for my daughter in my 40’s. It was in my early 40’s that I began taking a weekly class and soon it was 3 times a week. Then came the incremental evidence of some big changes: with more maturity came my desire to speak my truth, self-respect grew as I centered on my mat without judgement, and curious of my own heart and soul, I began to foster the idea of one day teaching yoga. I became enamored with what seemed rightfully enriching to me personally---that this journey was a continuing education. My 200-hour teacher training with Ana Forrest was vigorous and gifted me with a comprehension of healing through breath, asanas and hands on energy work. Ana herself is steeped in the culture of Native American rituals, has written a compelling personal journey in “Fierce Medicine” and invites both broken and unbroken yogis into what she calls the hoop of the people in order to mend it. In Anchorage, I taught at Evolve Yoga in Spenard for two years. Kim Greeff ignited my yoga journey, and I continued with Kim’s Mentorship Program, shifting into an awareness of the anatomical body through her work with Jill Miller and the Yoga Tune Up Method as well as her ever growing method she has named Evolve Yoga. My all-level classes at Deha Yoga will be a mix of Forrest Inspired and Evolve Yoga with a linear development that warms the body, building with longer held poses towards an apex or intentional culmination, then warming down and enjoying the grateful heart of savasana. I look forward to sharing the journey with you!

Megan Piersma

ERYT500, YACEP & Founder of Deha Yoga
Megan found yoga in college in 2003 and has been consistently practicing ever since. Her practice on the mat has been incredibly fulfilling in that it requires a constantly shifting perspective of the physical body. But it was her practice OFF the mat that guided her to open Deha Yoga in February of 2016. Megan received her 200-hour training in 2011 and completed her 300-hour training with Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC in early 2017. She gives gratitude to the many teachers that have helped inform her style: Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater's Restorative Yoga, Gurmukh and Gloria Latham's Kundalini Yoga, Adyashanti's True Meditation, Clara Roberts-Oss and Janet Stone's Vinyasa Yoga, Shelley Christopherson and Dr. Katy Komenda's Sanskrit for Yogis, Tiad and Surya Little's Prajna Yoga Style and so SO many more. Megan pulls on many styles, sources and lineages in her classes and requires much of her students – that they support their bodies, train their minds and connect to their own personal source of power. You will sing, dance, shake, cry, move, learn, settle, surrender, breathe, laugh and allow. Megan encourages you to be unconditionally curious in all that you do.

Hannah Wagner

Hannah's yoga journey began the moment she arrived in Anchorage in 2013. Apparently finding a place to live or unpacking her car was not as important as going to a yoga class! Through the power of our Alaskan community, the idea of 'yoga' all of a sudden became less intimidating and more accessible to her physical body and mind.

Hannah's classes celebrate the ability to move and breathe as one, honor our uniqueness, and share our energies with one another. Embracing these ideas have allowed Hannah to develop a consistent practice and be comfortable sharing and being with her own vulnerabilities.Hannah ultimately practices yoga for mental and emotional health. To connect to a divine power that is much bigger than the physical and ignite that power within others as we learn and grow from one another. In effort to deepen her practice both on and off the mat, she enrolled in Anchorage Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. Hannah hopes to offer students a safe, insightful, unique expression of their body and breath in class. Embracing the power of vulnerability and unfamiliarity, with the ultimately goal of taking these principal teachings off the mat and into student's every day lives.

Hannah is a pediatric speech language pathologist in Anchorage and spends her free time hiking, gardening, and nurturing her bunny, Banjo.

This is a practice that stays low to the floor, but works deep into the connective tissues, fascial networks and joint capsules of the body. Primary focus is placed on the pelvis. Postures are held for extended periods of time to allow for muscular release. Once muscles release, the deeper “yin” tissues of the body are able to receive the benefits of the posture. For many, this class provides a deep energetic release as well. Because Yin Yoga targets ligaments, bones and joints, it is not recommended for those working with an active or recent injury, or for women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Our Wednesday day class is only a $10 drop-in! 75 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 19 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Aug 20 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Thu Aug 23 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Hannah Wagner
  • Sun Aug 26 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Aug 27 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Thu Aug 30 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Hannah Wagner
  • Sun Sep 02 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Sep 03 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Thu Sep 06 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Hannah Wagner
  • Sun Sep 09 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Sep 10 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Thu Sep 13 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Hannah Wagner
  • Sun Sep 16 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Sep 17 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Thu Sep 20 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Hannah Wagner
  • Sun Sep 23 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Sep 24 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Thu Sep 27 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Hannah Wagner
  • Sun Sep 30 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Annie Moylan
  • Mon Oct 01 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Piersma