through the body, connect to soul

Restore


This class is taught by:

Becky Michalski

For Becky, like most of us, yoga began as a physical practice almost a decade ago. She loved the challenge of asana and delighted in a fast-paced, fun, flowing vinyasa class. Over the years, her yoga practice evolved from primarily a physical one to one that is more nurturing, contemplative, and restorative. As a critical care nurse, Becky experiences first-hand the effects of injury, stress, and illness – which are profoundly traumatizing for the person, their families, and also their caretakers. Physically and emotionally, she began to feel overwhelmed in her nursing career. By slowing down and deepening her yoga practice, she discovered its powerful ability to heal and rejuvenate. It became an important part of a daily self-care ritual that allows her to be more present and compassionate with herself and when caring for others. This realization led to a desire to share yoga with others. Becky took a 200-hour interdisciplinary yoga teacher training in Nosara, Costa Rica, followed by a mentorship with Kim Greeff in Anchorage, and Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga training with Judith Lasater. With this guidance, Becky has discovered a passion for teaching yoga that is accessible to all. In her classes, she hopes to share the healing benefits of yoga and to help you live better in body, mind, and spirit.

Megan Piersma

ERYT-200, RYT-500, Founder of Deha Yoga
Megan found yoga in college over a decade ago 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 initially received her 200-hour training in 2011 and completed her 300-hour training with Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC in early 2017. She has attended numerous trainings around the country, is currently studying the Yoga Sutras, is enrolled in a 250-hour yoga history & philosophy program and is doing her personal work at the White Raven Center. She is humbled daily by the incredible community of yogis that have supported, challenged and taught her how to be a better spiritual being. Megan 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.

Justine Schwab

RYT-200
Since Justine began her journey into teaching in 2015, every direction she turns she meets inspiration and motivation to remain on this path. She began her yoga journey 9 years ago, and after 5 years of falling in and out of her practice, she found consistency and devotion through her discovery of Self. It was the transition of shifting her experience of yoga from a purely physical practice that happened in a class, to something she carried with her in each moment. Breath, awareness, movement. Her curiosity about the workings of the mind, our relationship with ourselves and our bodies, and the transformative impact of yoga drove her to take the leap she had always feared to take, and in August of 2015 she left the country for the first time to complete a 200-hr training in Costa Rica. Through consistent teaching since, personal practice, various healing modalities through White Raven Center, and an insatiable hunger to discover more about the human experience, she has found a teaching style that combines building a relationship with the body, mind, and spirit, and challenging ourselves to settle into the comforts and discomforts of the constant ebb and flow of life. Her time spent at Deha Yoga has been central to the teacher she is today, and the opportunities and growth it has offered to her journey is irreplaceable. Her heart is truly present in all she teaches.
This class combines restorative poses, breath awareness and guided meditation. Each posture is typically held for 4-10 minutes and is completely supported by props. No stretching, no muscular stress, just sweet, mellow release. This class is a stress BUSTER. Recommended at least once a week for maximum benefits that extend into all aspects of your life. All levels, 75 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 23 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Becky Michalski
  • Sun Aug 27 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Wed Aug 30 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Justine Schwab
  • Sun Sep 03 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Sep 10 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Wed Sep 13 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Justine Schwab
  • Sun Sep 17 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Wed Sep 20 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Justine Schwab
  • Sun Sep 24 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Wed Sep 27 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Justine Schwab