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.
Sophia Maria Janus instructs the following:
AROMA YOGA HAPPY HOUR
Transition into your weekend with a 75-minute gentle flow class, complete with therapeutic grade essential oils and nurturing assists. Explore grounding, meditative and self-nurturing poses (and oils!) to restore and rebalance mind and body. Warm lavender towels foster deep relaxation in savasana. Consider staying for the Yoga Nidra that immediately follows.
For students who have a beginning to regular practice
BREATHE & FLOW: POWER/HOT
This class is for the adventurous one! It incorporates challenging postures and moves at a vibrant, exhilarating and uplifting pace.
For students who have a regular practice and who are familiar with the poses. This class requires presence of mind and the self-discipline to know your own limits so you can practice accordingly.
BREATHE & FLOW: REJUVENATING
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.
BREATHE & FLOW: GENTLE
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.