YIN/MEDITATE YOGA


This class is taught by:

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.

Marta Behrens

Marta’s love for yoga started to take root when she felt something gently “tugging” at her heart and mind following her very first class and continues to unfold years later. “it felt like a seed had planted that would grow into something profoundly life changing”… “I continue to be amazed by the power of yoga to keep me grounded, resilient and happy”. "My intention is to hold space that feels safe and accepting so that healing can happen when and where it is needed" Her instruction emphasizes sound alignment, body awareness, mindful breathing, and self-acceptance. She teaches from a profound sense of service to help her students realize the transformative powers of yoga that helped change her life. Marta has been teaching since 2006 and holds a 260 hour teaching certification from Pure Yoga, Hong Kong.

Jennifer Pulvermacher

Jennifer is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and CEO of Resilience, LLC. She completed the Yoga Therapy program and 500-hour yoga teacher training with the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California. Jennifer has over 1200 training hours in yoga and yoga therapy including study and practical application of Pain, Movement Disorders, Ayurveda, Yoga for Mood Management, Scoliosis, Meditation, PTSD, Grief, and Healing with Chakras. Jennifer is a also certified teacher of Yoga Therapy for Cancer and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs through Abundant Well-Being. Jennifer has worked most of her adult life as a corporate organizational change consultant. Her personal experience with chronic back pain inspired her to pursue the field of Yoga Therapy. She brings a unique combination of skills and experiences to her practice, with client relationship and empowerment at the core. She is thrilled to be part of the emerging field of yoga therapy, and is actively working to integrate complementary healing approaches within traditional healthcare models. Jennifer has been teaching yoga since 2009 and leading corporate and community mindfulness sessions since 2014. Jennifer specializes in yoga therapy for back pain, anxiety, and cardiac rehabilitation. She offers 1-1 yoga therapy sessions and small group yoga therapy programs. Jennifer is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is a member of the Madison Area Wellness Collective. She is a frequent speaker on a range of topics, including Yoga Therapy for Optimal Health and on Mindfulness in the Workplace.
This style of yoga focuses primarily on the connective tissue and its unique role in the human body. Connective tissue pervades the entire human body from skin to the smallest cell. A series of deep, long held postures stimulates growth and function of the tissues leaving your body feeling refreshed and energized! The divine inner practice of Yin balances your energetic system, increases flexibility and provides time for deep contemplation and reflection.

For students who are beginners thru advanced who want to attend to flexibility and mindful contemplation.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Dec 15 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 16 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Dec 19 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 22 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Dec 26 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 29 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Jennifer Pulvermacher
  • Sun Dec 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Jan 02 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Jan 05 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Jan 06 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Jan 09 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Jan 12 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Jan 13 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Jan 16 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Jan 19 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Jan 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Jan 23 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Jan 26 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Jan 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen