through the body, connect to soul

Gentle


This class is taught by:

Amy Fitzpatrick

RYT-200
Amy’s dad always told her “you only have one body - you have to take good care of it!” She's tried to live by these words, and has always enjoyed a active life filled with activities such as cycling, hiking, skiing, running, and speedskating. Her body has served her well, but she’s had her share of breaks and bruises and pins and steel rods and plates. The yoga practice she has developed over the past 12 years has helped her stay balanced through healthy times and injuries. Recently certified to teach (Spirit Path Yoga, 2016), she has been volunteer “karma” teaching at Day Break Adult Day Care and at the Better Breathers group. Amy wants to help people spanning many levels and abilities to harvest the many wonderful benefits of yoga. Amy’s other interests include her 2 teenagers, 2 dogs, and art - especially the fused glass she creates in her home studio. She looks forward to sharing yoga with you.
 

Tyler Huling

Tyler practices yoga in an effort to shift herself into a space of clarity from which she can see things the way they really are - full of love and light. She gets there in some moments and doesn't in others, all the while trying not to take it too seriously. After completing her 200-hour in Arambol, India, she began teaching during the summer of 2018. Her classes offer a gentle pace, grounding energy, and the invitation to explore your inner-landscape. Tyler embraces the imperfect perfection of being a human and encourages others to do the same.  She gives thanks to all the teachers along the path - both intentional and unintentional.

Lynne Opstad

Lynne was attracted to yoga because of its vigorous physical expression yet calming and meditative qualities. After practicing yoga for 7 years she thought it important to share the benefits of yoga with others, so enrolled in a 2-year teacher training program at Inner Dance Yoga Studio. Lynne has now been teaching for over 8 years, with over 600 hours of teaching experience.
Having come to yoga at the age of 48 she understands the challenges of practicing with an aging body, but also the essential need to keep moving to maintain one's health. She specializes and thoroughly enjoys teaching students over 50 that may have some physical limitations but are vital and energetic.
Lynne continues to learn through self-study and attending workshops offered by master teachers. By integrating the most current research on body mechanics with the traditional teachings she keeps her classes constantly evolving. Lynne emphasizes proper positioning, modifications to poses where needed and moving with the breath to connect inside and out. Lynne believes that everyone can enjoy and benefit from a yoga practice no matter what age or physical condition.

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.
A slower paced class for days when a more nurturing & relaxing practice is just what you need. Gentle Yoga provides all the benefits of a yoga experience at a slower, easier pace. By focusing on alignment principles, breathing techniques and modifications of basic poses, yoga becomes accessible to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or physical challenges. Also a great class for the beginning yoga student. All levels, 75 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Tue Dec 18 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Tyler Huling
  • Fri Dec 21 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Mon Dec 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Fri Dec 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Lynne Opstad
  • Mon Dec 31 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Lynne Opstad
  • Tue Jan 01 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Tyler Huling
  • Fri Jan 04 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tyler Huling
  • Mon Jan 07 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tyler Huling
  • Tue Jan 08 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Tyler Huling
  • Fri Jan 11 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tyler Huling
  • Mon Jan 14 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Tue Jan 15 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Tyler Huling
  • Fri Jan 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Mon Jan 21 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Tue Jan 22 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Tyler Huling
  • Fri Jan 25 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Mon Jan 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Tue Jan 29 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Becky Michalski