through the body, connect to soul

Sacred Sunday


This class is taught by:

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.

Justine Weitzman

RYT-200
Justine experienced her first taste of yoga over a decade ago, and after 5 years of falling in and out of a practice, she stepped whole-heartedly onto the path of yoga when she began to shift her perspective from a purely physical practice, to something that could be woven throughout all aspects of life. Her curiosity about the inner workings and determination to dissect the practice of yoga brought her to her first 200-hr training in 2015 through School Yoga Institute. Through consistent and devoted teaching since, exploratory 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. She continues to educate herself on the synchronicity between the present moment and the natural cycles of life. Since stepping into Deha Yoga, she has expanded her offerings through various trainings, including Yoga Nidra, Chakra training with Anodea Judith, as well as Megan Piersma’s Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. Megan has been deeply influential to the teacher Justine is today, and the opportunities and growth the studio and community has offered to her journey is irreplaceable. Her heart is truly present in all she teaches, as her inspiration comes from a desire to deeply connect and awaken to the truth of ourselves: that we are pure LIGHT!
A 2-hour practice on Sunday mornings dedicated to the union of self with spirit. Arrive with an open mind in order to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of yoga– chanting, meditation, energy work, pranayama, physical movement, yoga philosophy… nothing is off-limits in this powerful practice. At least a year of regular practice is recommended before attending this class. 80 degrees.
 
Please note that beginning June 1, Sacred Sunday will be from 9:30-11am (just for the summer months!).

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 28 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Nov 04 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shelley Christopherson
  • Sun Nov 11 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Justine Weitzman
  • Sun Nov 18 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Nov 25 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Dec 02 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Dec 09 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Dec 16 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Dec 23 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Dec 30 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Jan 06 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Jan 13 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Jan 20 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Jan 27 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Feb 03 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Feb 10 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma
  • Sun Feb 17 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with Megan Piersma