BREATHE & FLOW: REJUVENATING


This class is taught by:

Sean Ward

I found my way into yoga many years ago as a way to accentuate my meditation practice. As a result, I created greater strength and control in my body, more calm and clarity in my mind, and a stronger sense of connection spiritually. I am always excited by the possibility of helping someone else realize the many benefits of yoga and meditation that I have. Simply put, my offerings are geared towards a mindful, heart-centered practice that promotes presence and supports heightened self awareness.

Sean completed the 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification at Inner Fire Yoga, Madison, WI in 2012. As a Reiki Master, Sean infuses powerful healing energy into every class, and seeks to create a space for a more meditative, spiritual practice. Check him out at Spiritwonk or Facebook

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. 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.
 

Amanda Boerboom

For years I was curious about yoga, but I always had a really good excuse why I couldn’t give it a try…time, money, fear. Did I mention time? For a long while I had been feeling a little lost and a lot drained from trying to keep up with a full time teaching career, my three children under the age of 5 and well...life in general. I was so over being in survival mode. I longed for balance, presence and purpose. I ached for an authentic, wholehearted life and I wondered if yoga just might be the way to get there. Finally the day came when there were no more excuses.

The moment I walked into my first yoga class and stepped on my mat, my life was forever changed. I felt like I had come home. I discovered a safe place I could go. I didn’t have to be anything other than myself or do anything other than show up. That was enough. I was enough. After that day I never looked back. I immediately committed to a regular practice and over time my practice taught me countless lessons. It taught me how to be still, to breathe and to be present. My practice taught me how to play, to take risks and to find strength in vulnerability. And maybe most importantly, my practice taught me how to remember who I am and that I can always begin again when I forget. After nearly three years and much consideration, I was ready to commit to deepening my yoga practice further by learning how to share it with others.

Now as a yoga teacher, I am humbled and honored to offer a loving, authentic, wholehearted space for my students to practice doing what I first did: Show up just as they are and seek out whatever it is they need. Whether you’ve got everything together, you’re a hot mess or you’re somewhere in between, I invite you to come home to your mat to discover what yoga can teach you.

Amy Speed

When Amy found yoga 16 years ago, she fell in love. For the first time in her life she experienced a physical practice that invited her to connect with her body exactly as it was in that moment. Years of battling weight and self-image issues meant that this idea was liberating for Amy. Life took her away from her practice for a few years, but she never let go of the ideas yoga had introduced to her. After the birth of her second child 5 years ago, Amy was once more called back to her mat. Now, through a dedicated practice she finds yoga allows her to bring more presence, patience, strength and gratitude into her life.
As a teacher, Amy uses her experiences to authentically connect with her students. Expect her classes to balance an invitation for physical challenge through thoughtful sequencing and strong holds with moments of surrender to integrate body, mind and heart. It also should be mentioned that she loves to laugh, and works tirelessly on not taking herself too serious. Amy received her 200-hour training at The Studio in Madison, WI. She is also a certified Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga instructor.
 

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.
This Vinyasa style class is a balanced approach of effort and ease. It incorporates more challenging postures, including optional inversions and arm balances, and moves at a more dynamic tempo to build strength and grace. 
 
For students who have a regular practice and want to move at a more rejuvenating and rhythmic pace.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sean Ward
  • Sun Nov 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sean Ward
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Mon Nov 27 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Amanda Boerboom
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sean Ward
  • Wed Nov 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Speed
  • Thu Nov 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sean Ward
  • Sat Dec 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sean Ward
  • Sun Dec 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sean Ward
  • Mon Dec 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sophia Maria Janus
  • Mon Dec 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Amanda Boerboom
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sean Ward
  • Wed Dec 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Speed
  • Thu Dec 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sean Ward
  • Sat Dec 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sean Ward
  • Sun Dec 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sean Ward
  • Mon Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Mon Dec 11 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Amanda Boerboom