BREATHE & FLOW: GENTLE


This class is taught by:

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.

Sophia Maria Janus

Sophie feels blessed to have found yoga so early in life as she has seen an outstanding transformation from a stressed, self-conscious, and grieving teenager into a light-hearted, open, and grounded human being through its endless benefits. As her dedicated mat practice turned into a longing for a deeper understanding of yoga, she sought out the teacher training program at The Studio in Madison, WI, and received her RYT200 in June 2017. She continues to be fascinated by our bodies’ abilities to move in such beautiful ways in coordination with breath while building inner strength. Sophie’s classes encourage students to tune in to their breath and creative movement through rhythmic flows while maintaining the intention to build physical, mental, and emotional strength from the inside out. Offerings are always invitations to play, laugh, and be mindful of self love.

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.
 

Katie Hill

Katie Hill is a happy yoga teacher and life-long yoga and meditation student. Having been introduced to the practice at the ripe age of 13 as a way to cope with a rather fiery adolescence, Katie has been dedicated to yoga and meditation for 27 years. In 2006 she received her 200-hour teachers certificate from Living Yoga Program in Austin, TX. She has studied with many amazing master teachers, and blends the best of her favorite styles into a grounded slow flow practice that is calming and life-affirming. Katie believes that every person can do yoga and can benefit from the life-changing practice, regardless of the state of their physical body or their current beliefs about their abilities. Her style incorporates grace, humor, acceptance, and mindfulness. A writer, proud mom, health + life coach, and true Gemini, you can read more of Katie's work at Katie-hill.com
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:

  • Mon Aug 20 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Aug 21 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sophia Maria Janus
  • Wed Aug 22 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Aug 23 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Aug 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Hill
  • Sat Aug 25 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Mon Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Aug 28 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sophia Maria Janus
  • Wed Aug 29 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Aug 30 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Aug 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Hill
  • Sat Sep 01 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Mon Sep 03 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Sep 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sophia Maria Janus
  • Wed Sep 05 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Sep 06 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Sep 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Hill
  • Sat Sep 08 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Mon Sep 10 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Sep 11 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sophia Maria Janus