Years ago I was walking by a store front and saw a woman with terrible posture in the window, head leaning forward, shoulders rounded, back hunched, pelvis tilted…that woman, was ME! It was my own reflection I was negatively observing. The next visual, I feared, would be me with a hump back staring at the ground! Today, because of my consistent yoga practice it takes effort to try and stand with bad posture. Cell phones, ipads, laptops, sitting… >> learn more.
By Mary Poorman
Most of us have given this excuse for not trying yoga or not going back after the first yoga class we have taken…..But really? Saying you are not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you are too dirty to take a bath, or your car is too empty to fill with gas. It’s not logical. You can’t expect to undo years of inflexibility in a couple of yoga classes either. Yoga is a “practice” and for that reason, when… >> learn more.
Brigid Brennan is an international yoga instructor, beginning her practice in 2009 in Florence, Italy, where she lived for five years. It was here where she attained her 200-hour teaching certificate and began teaching public and private lessons. As a competitive Irish Dancer for over twelve years, Brigid brings her awareness of body and breath, mind and movement to her classes. She aims to share the benefits of yoga with everyone who is interested in learning more, because yoga truly… >> learn more.
Jesse is a Certified Yoga Instructor, who focuses on a Vinyasa style of movement and alignment. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science with an emphasis on fitness at UW-La Crosse. Jesse has been instructing yoga for one year now and also has teaching group exercise classes for 5 years. Through his health and wellness journey, he discovered a passion for yoga, and after becoming a Certified Natural Trainer which incorporates yoga and functional movements of the… >> learn more.
I believe that yoga is for everyone. It is therapeutic on every level. Through breath and movement, yoga not only connects us to the physical body but it also enables us to move inward and connect to the mind. Rediscovering yourself every day, on and off of the mat, is the practice of yoga. Yoga has improved my quality of life and I hope to share that same gift with others.
My classes are Vinyasa Flow, as well as alignment based and suitable for all mixed levels. We flow through postures that are entertaining for novices and the more experienced alike. I love to inspire and empower students at all levels to practice and play, with attention to alignment, longer holds and gentle adjustments.
For me yoga is challenging, fun, and should be practiced with a sense of humor. Yoga is not just for the experienced and fit, but… >> learn more.
Yoga began as this beautiful physical experience, but it was the mindful element of yoga that captured my heart. I believe that yoga is for everyone… a celebration of you and this body that we live in. For me, the mat is an adult playground … Truly an opportunity to try new things and moments of spontaneity that our daily lives rarely allow us. Whatever it may be, my classes will give you a chance to play, reflect and… >> learn more.
Brie received her training at Core Essence in the Spring of 2015. She has been practicing yoga for over 17 years as a means of finding and maintaining quiet in her mind and body. Yoga is a constant reminder to look within yourself for healing. Teaching has been an inspiring and rewarding addition to her yogic journey. She strives to bring her students, through strengthening and aligning asanas while maintaining a consistent inner strength and fluid breath…. >> learn more.
Creating the joyful expression of mindful, healing movement in one’s body is the essence of my Pilates practice. A certified Pilates instructor since 1995, I bring my personal passion for Pilates to each class and am constantly inspired to help my clients strive for better core control and more balanced because of the excellent example set by Joseph Pilates’ method. I bring a contemporary flair to the traditional Pilates repertoire hoping to create a deep connection and better posture… >> learn more.
Heather Nill was amazed at what happened when she stumbled upon a hot yoga studio in Naples, FL when she was on a family vacation. Loving the challenge, the flow and play all in one, she was back the next day for more and continued on with becoming certified under Wild Abundant Life and Deborah Williamson. Inspired by the Baptiste philosophy, her class will be a blend of muscle endurance, with a rockin’ vin and chillin’ yin. As a mom… >> learn more.