BREATHE & FLOW: GENTLE


This class is taught by:

Sarah Peters

Sarah is a true seeker. In 2005, she found her way to yoga seeking healing physically and emotionally. Yoga has been the catalyst to finding her connection within herself, freedom to quiet the chaos, and tune it to her intuition. Her passion for healing and her gift to hold space for others, drives her to show up on her mat. Following her compassionate and committed heart, she completed her 200 RYT certification in 2017 at Perennial Yoga with Meg Sirchio and Keith Borden. Sarah’s classes embody her knowledge of years of a committed yoga practice and is complimented by her experience as an Occupational Therapist and use of bodywork. She looks forward to holding a safe space to explore and seek together through breath, rhythm, embodiment, and presence.

Anne Adametz

Anne Adametz, Acupuncturist and Yoga Therapist & Mentor. Anne has traveled to over 20 countries, exploring and honing approaches to self care. Anne offers classes, treatments and mentoring sessions, sharing knowledge of ancient techniques with humor and real-life, in-the-moment applications you can practice every day, with everyone you meet.

Maria Lawrence

Maria Lawrence became a yoga teacher as an expression of deep gratitude. Amazed by the physical and spiritual healing yoga restored to her life Maria sought deeper knowledge of yoga and received her RYT 200 hour certification at Perennial Yoga and Meditation. Continuing her education and receiving her Reiki Master Certification. Maria's Vinyasa classes focus on uniting breath and body movement to calm the mind while building strength and self-confidence. Practice over perfection is encouraged on and off the mat. Maria welcomes humor, compassion, and all levels of students to her classes.
 

Carla Coleman

It has been said that we may have been sent to yoga by challenges and obstacles in life, and that yoga is about moving toward the light. Carla's own transformational journey began at Perennial Yoga and Meditation in January 2012 and she received her RYT 200 through Perennial Wisdom Teacher Training two years later. Like an archeological dig, her yoga practice has helped her to peel away the layers that had dusted over the authentic self. Her wish is to share this amazing, heartfelt practice with others through vinyasa flow classes that create a moving meditation, a space for your inner wisdom to percolate to the surface, a place to find the stillness inside, and an opportunity to access the spiritual through the physical. Movement, music, meditation, breath work and joy are the foundations of her classes. You bring yourself, your life, your truth. Her hope is for you to unearth your own gifts and grace on your mat, take those treasures into your life, and to live from that center. In addition to taking and teaching yoga classes, Carla is passionate about the dogs in her life; her own four Zen masters, the shelter dogs she works with, and the dogs in her training classes. Hiking the woods and fields with her canine companions, dabbling in interior and landscape design, being a part of the Perennial Yoga community, and sharing life with friends and family members from age 91 to 1 year, keep her grounded, uplifted, and full of gratitude for each day.

Maria Novak

As a little girl, I gained a strong reverence for yoga, practicing/playing on the floor with my mom, watching “Lilias, Yoga & You” on PBS in the early 1970’s. Later, as a lifelong headache sufferer and intense over-achiever stuck in an unsatisfying corporate career, I reached a crisis point at 30: I was out of touch with my body, my soul…my entire being. With help, I propelled myself out of the IT field to become a massage therapist; I discovered the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, where I learned meditation and simple yoga moves that put my out-of-control emotions back into my own hands; and I randomly found bhakti music and began singing and chanting mantras. Stress-free moments became attainable on a daily basis – a miracle! Finally, in my 40’s, my search for tolerable exercise brought me to Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, and eventually Vinyasa (flow) Yoga. My amazing discovery was this: not only was yoga practice helping my body, but I could almost completely let go of my over-active mind while I was on the mat. In 2016, I completed my RYT-200 training at Perennial Yoga & Meditation. The classes I love to share are on the gentle side, appropriate for beginners and intermediate yogis, and full of grounding and nurturing. I have a deliberate and intentional teaching style, but still maintain plenty of fun-loving, grateful, musical, compassionate, not-too-serious attitude in my classes.

Jennifer Pulvermacher

Jennifer Pulvermacher, C-IAYT, e-YT 500, Yoga Therapist and experienced Yoga Teacher. For years, I have suffered from chronic back pain due to severe scoliosis. Like many people, yoga found me when I needed it most! The sacred, ancient practices of yoga and mindfulness have been absolutely transformational for me and my life. Through my practice, I learned to heal myself, to manage my back pain and thrive amidst the stress of balancing career, family and personal needs -- while living with chronic pain.
I began teaching yoga in 2009 and fell in love with it as soon as I started sharing with other people. In 2014, I launched Mind Groove and began teaching mindfulness at work and in the community.
My personal experience with the healing power of yoga inspired me to pursue a career in Yoga Therapy. I am thrilled to be working in the emerging field of yoga therapy, seeking to integrate complementary healing approaches within our current healthcare system. As a Yoga Therapist, I specialize in back pain, healthy aging, anxiety, and cancer patient support. I bring a unique combination of skills and experiences to my yoga therapy practice: leaning heavily on my firsthand experience with chronic pain, plus my career as an organizational effectiveness consultant, mindfulness practitioner, and leadership coach. Learn more at www.ResilienceYogaTherapy.com.
I am deeply committed to bringing the healing practices of yoga, ayurveda, and mindfulness to as many people as possible. My intention is to empower YOU to realize true health and well-being.

Crystal Hanson

Crystal enrolled in her first 200 Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in 2009 through the Himalayan Institute. After feeling the many emotional, spiritual and physical benefits that Yoga and Meditation brought to her daily life, she had a strong desire to continue to learn and share with others. Crystal has now completed a second 230YTT, 540YTT, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Certification and Chair Yoga Certification. She is grateful to have had in-depth study-training opportunities with Indu Arora, Sarah Powers, Lauren Walker, Rod Stryker and many others from the Himalayan Institute and Kripalu for Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Mudra, Energy Medicine Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation. Crystal shares from her heart as she invites her students to pause, connect, look inside and feel what is happening in the present moment (on and off the mat). Her classes are rooted in traditional Hatha and Tantra Yoga as she stays true to her lineage of Swami Rami (founder of the Himalayan Institute) and teachings of Indu Arora (International Ayurveda and Yoga). Crystal’s classes often include chanting, mudras, pranayama, and stories/teachings from the ancient Yoga texts. Crystal holds sacred that which Indu Arora has taught, “Yoga is a work IN, not a workout”. Crystal is also Certified as a Fitness Nutrition Coach and has had the privilege of studying with Dr. Andrew Weil (Integrative Medicine). She is honored to teach and share from all of her trainings, modalities and life experiences respecting an integrative approach. Crystal believes that we are ALL teachers and we are ALL students.
A class that incorporates creative vinyasa sequencing (breath-inspired movement), attention to alignment, breath awareness, meditation and chanting to build strength, increase flexibility, calm the mind and open the heart. 
 
For students newer to yoga or who prefer a slower paced practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sarah Peters
  • Wed Oct 17 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Oct 18 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Oct 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Carla Coleman
  • Sat Oct 20 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Novak
  • Mon Oct 22 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Oct 23 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sarah Peters
  • Wed Oct 24 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Oct 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Carla Coleman
  • Sat Oct 27 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Novak
  • Mon Oct 29 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Oct 30 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Kate Schmitz
  • Wed Oct 31 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Nov 01 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Nov 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Carla Coleman
  • Sat Nov 03 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Unknown TBD
  • Mon Nov 05 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Pulvermacher
  • Tue Nov 06 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Nov 07 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz