BREATHE & FLOW: GENTLE


This class is taught by:

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

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.
 

Marina Koyen

I took my first yoga class in 2001 out of curiosity. I remember the feeling I had after this class. My mind was at peace, body felt subtle and light, and I had overall sense of ease and balance. I wanted to cultivate these qualities more in my life, so I decided to make the practice of yoga a part of my everyday routine. Over the years I resonated with the following styles of yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Prana Flow, Viniyoga and Yin Yoga. I was blessed with the opportunity to study with great teachers of these traditions: Shiva Rea, David Svenson, Richard Freeman, Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink. In 2012 I took a training in Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa in Ukraine. I found home in this tradition. Universal Yoga is a multidimensional system that uses variety of techniques: asana, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, and mantra to help the practitioner to find balance on all levels of beeing. This system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas - layers of being. According to traditional yoga scripture, we all function with not just one, but several bodies or Maya koshas: physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind (chitta) and karmic layers. Through the practices of Universal Yoga we reach the balance between these layers, within each layer, and between the one and the world. I teach my classes in the tradition of Universal Yoga. They are often designed in a Mandala sequence, which will challenge your body, will invite your mind to stay present and bring you sense of calm and peace. I use mindfulness approach in my teaching; every asana and vinyasa become practice of dharana - concentration. By being here and now we are better able to see the patterns in the mind and body and we see more clearly what doesn't serve us anymore, what is just a habit that can be let go of. My goal as a yoga teacher is through various practices of yoga to help people to be at their optimal level of physical, mental and emotional health.
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:

  • Sat Dec 15 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Mon Dec 17 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Dec 18 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sophia Maria Janus
  • Wed Dec 19 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Dec 20 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Hill
  • Sat Dec 22 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Wed Dec 26 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Thu Dec 27 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Dec 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Hill
  • Sat Dec 29 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Mon Dec 31 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak
  • Tue Jan 01 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Sophia Maria Janus
  • Wed Jan 02 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Anne Adametz
  • Thu Jan 03 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Maria Lawrence
  • Fri Jan 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Hill
  • Sat Jan 05 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Katie Hill
  • Mon Jan 07 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Novak