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Jul 17th

Meet Nadia- Gentle Yogi & Nurturing Teacher

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Teaching Style/Method:
Nadia_288x200Gentle Vinyasa Flow/ Restorative/Yin

Favorite Quote:
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self… This is to have succeeded – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What made you want to teach yoga?
I had been practicing yoga on and off for about 7 years and I was ready to make a deeper commitment. I love sharing all of the amazing benefits with students of all ages! However, I have learned that even though I completed my teacher training, I will always be a student. There is so much more to learn and as I evolve my practice will follow.

What is your favorite yoga pose?
I really do love all the asanas and even through the discomfort of certain poses, there is something to be learned. I always say that the poses you find yourself avoiding, may just be the ones you need. However, if I had to choose one… Viparita Karani (legs up the wall) is my go to “pick me up”.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out yoga?
Stay on your mat! Keep your own practice in focus. The moment your attention wanders to comparing yourself with other students or getting the pose perfectly, the ego has won. It is always your practice! Tune into your body and it will lead the way.

Classes:
Yoga Calm Tuesday 7:15pm & THursday 6:30pm (Studio 1- MY, Hatboro)

Upcoming Workshops:
Kirtan of Hope for Quilters for Kids with Joseph Anthony & Nadia (Saturday, July 26th 7:30pm)

Videos:
Releasing with Mantras

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Jun 27th

Meet Dan, our Director of Mindfulness and all things good!

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Dan_288x200Teaching Style/Method: 

Kundalini Yoga, Energentic Hatha Blend, Dan’s ecletic mix

Favorite Quote:

“Energy and persistence conquer all things” – Benjamin Franklin

What made you want to teach yoga?  When I signed up for teacher training my goals were more toward personal development and a getting a deeper understanding of Yoga. As luck would have it, I was asked to teach a classes right after I graduated. I soon fell in love with teaching. It wasn’t long before I realized that I  was learning as much from the students as they were from me. At the end of the day, we are all students . I am grateful for the opportunity to teach (and learn).

What is your favorite yoga pose? I never liked questions that ask you to choose one thing above all others. If I have to answer I would have to say   Garudasana (Eagle pose)   I use eagle pose to concentrate my mind, when my energy seems scattered. Holding the posture and thinking of the way an eagle achieves great heights by surrendering to the air currents. Taking my awareness above all of my concerns and being thankful for the support around me brings a new perspective. Oh, what could be cooler than an eagle anyway?

What advice would you give to someone just starting out yoga? I would tell people to take ownership for their body and their mind. I am always telling students: “it’s your mat….. your body….your mind.” “This is your class….. not mine.” Own it! Be safe. Have fun! I have also heard that: “Yoga starts by listening. When we listen, we give space … to what is.” That’s good advice!

Classes: Yoga Energy – Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Upcoming Workshops: 

Intro to Mindfulness” Sunday, June 8th, 8:00-9:00am at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust

Read more about Dan or visit him on facebook to stay connected!
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May 14th

Meet Tera- dancer, yogini, artist of yarn and all things good!

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Tera_200x288Teaching Style/Method: I like to bring an element of mindfulness into the movements we create in yoga dance. This way, we can all notice what each movement feels like rather than emphasizing how each movement looks. Like yoga, the yoga dance experience is different for everyone, so it will look different for everyone. My goal is to meet each student where they are, whether they have dance experience or not, so that we can surprise ourselves with what we’re able to create in class. Overall, my goal is to generate a positive experience for everyone.

Favorite Quote: This changes often, but right now it’s: “Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” – The Shawshank Redemption

What made you want to teach yoga/dance? I’ve always loved to dance and move. Adding the acceptance and non-judgment of yoga is really liberating. When Kristin starting working with me to make this happen, I felt so much encouragement from her and others. I’m grateful for that and for the students who enjoy it as much as we do!

What is your favorite yoga/dance pose? I LOVE tadasana, “mountain pose.” It is such a strong, solid place to start in yoga dance, and it’s a pose that you can do anywhere to feel a little more empowered. In addition, I always enjoy the balance, openness, and strength of natarajasana, “dancer pose.”

What advice would you give to someone just starting out yoga/dance? My mom once told me, “If you’re breathin’, you’re movin’!” Start with your breath, and the rest will come. Be accepting of yourself, and just have fun!

Classes: Yoga Dance – Fridays, 5:30-6:30. (curious about Yoga Dance, check out a full Yoga Dance here, all levels welcome).

Upcoming Workshops: Explore, Dance & Flow: An Intro to Yoga Dance,” Saturday, May 17th, 4:30-6 PM.

Connect with Tera on facebook or through her etsy shop Gracious Sakes.

 

 

 

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Apr 22nd

Meet Megan, creative artist, foodie, healer and yogini

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Meg_288x200Teaching Style/Method:
Restorative & Vinyasa Flow

Favorite Quote:
“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

What made you want to teach yoga?
I’ve always been one to give back and what better way

What is your favorite yoga pose?
Well this is a loaded question! It changes day to day based on what my body needs but my go to pose is supta baddha konasana, bound ankle pose. It just makes everyone say “ahhhhh.”

What advice would you give to someone just starting out Yoga?
Be patient, be kind to yourself and just breathe.

Classes:
Thursday: Yoga Restore 6:00am (Moy Yat)
Friday: Yoga Bliss 8:30am (Moy Yat)
Saturday: Yoga Calm 8:30am (Moy Yat)

Upcoming Workshops:
Friday, May 2nd, 7:30pm: The Chakra System & Craft Workshop
(Moy Yat)

Read more about Megan or visit her on facebook to stay connected!

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Mar 14th

Meet Kristin, passionate yogi and coach

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Kristin_288x200Teaching Style/Method: Vinyasa Flow Yoga  

Favorite Quote:
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What made you want to teach yoga? 
In yoga there is no right or wrong, no place you have to be other then where you are. The practice of yoga can bring you closer to what you are looking for (i.e. balance, flexibility, strength, peace, etc.) and often times, the practice can transform your world much beyond the mat!

What is your favorite yoga pose?
There are so many to choose, but I especially love balancing in half moon, flying in crow, and soaking in pigeon.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out Yoga?
Let your practice meet you exactly where you are. Be patient, be open and enjoy every moment.

Classes:
Sunday: Yoga Flow 10am (Moy Yat), Yoga Bliss 4:30pm (Sanctum, starts March 23rd)
Monday: Yoga Release 8:30am (Moy Yat), Yoga Flow (Sanctum, starts March 24th)
Tuesday: Yoga Flow 6:00am (Moy Yat)
Wednesday: Yoga Flow 7:45pm (Moy Yat)
Friday: Yoga Storm 6:30pm (Moy Yat)
Saturday: Yoga Hike 10:00am (Pennypack, starts March 22nd)

Upcoming Workshops:
Friday March 21st, 7:30pm: 108 Sun Salutations (Moy Yat)

Connect with Kristin on facebook.

Meet the rest of the team.

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