through the body, connect to soul

Guided Savasana


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

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.

Shelley Christopherson

Shelley Christopherson has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001. She studied Comparative Religions at San Diego State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver 1998-2005, where she fell in love with Eastern religion, spirituality and philosophy. She received her 200 RYT from Ashtanga and Iyengar-based school, Axis Yoga, in Denver in 2005. The past 10 years have to been devoted to Sanskrit studies with Dr. Katy Komenda. This practice has deepened her awareness of the subtle body, bridged an endless awakening to the ancient texts, and inspired a deep love for the language of the yoga tradition. She has taught all over the state of Alaska, and is currently residing in Anchorage with her family.
Savasana: Corpse Pose
 
A 30-minute deeply intentional rest. You have the option to stay upright, in a seated position (such as in meditation) or to recline on props for a more physically relaxing experience. You will be guided slowly into a deeper state of calm, emerging from this mini yogic "nap" with greater clarity of mind, more evenly distributed energy and a renewed zest for life!
 
A regular savasana practice can help alleviate anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, gastrointestinal challenges and even skin conditions.
 
Please note that this class is limited to 12 students; please register online to save your spot!
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Make your Monday evening even more intentional by staying afterwards for Megan's Yin Yoga class, which runs from 7:15-8:30pm.

*This is a Community Class, which means that the drop-in fee is $10 (instead of $20). Members, you may use your membership and Pass Holders, you may use your pass!

 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Becky Michalski
  • Mon Oct 29 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Nov 05 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Shelley Christopherson
  • Mon Nov 12 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Shelley Christopherson
  • Mon Nov 19 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Nov 26 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Dec 03 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Dec 10 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Dec 17 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Dec 24 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Dec 31 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Jan 07 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Jan 14 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Jan 21 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Jan 28 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Feb 04 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Feb 11 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Mon Feb 18 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Piersma