22A Oak Street | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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Slow Flow Vinyasa

This class is taught by:

Melissa Light

RYT 200
Melissa's journey with yoga began in 2009 after receiving a new health diagnosis. She was searching for ways to cope with and manage stress, as well as regain her strength. She quickly learned that yoga was more than just a physical practice, as she began to notice changes on a much deeper level. Melissa decided to deepen her personal practice and received her yoga certification in July 2013 through Radiance Yoga Studio located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Melissa likes to explore fun sequencing and moving the body in different ways, using the physical practice of yoga as a movement in meditation. Classes vary week to week, depending on the focus or theme for the week, as well as, catering to what the students might need. Melissa invites her students to marinate within the breath and the pose - to really embody what is happening internally. She always encourages students to meet themselves where they’re at in the moment and to let go of any expectations. She enjoys using yoga props in class and offers modifications and/or stages to poses, so that students can explore what feels best in their bodies.

Melissa continues to attend workshops to deepen her practice, as she believes we are forever students of the practice. She has attended workshops/trainings with Shiva Rea, Matt Giordano, Justin Wolfer and Dice Iida Klein. She also has participated in a seminar with the Veterans Yoga Project and is trauma informed to offer mindful resilience yoga classes to those that suffer from PTSD and related challenges.

Melissa’s hope in sharing yoga with others is for them to discover their own inner light and to find the peace that’s deep within each and everyone of us, which in turn can be shared with the world.

Sarah Henley

KYT 200

Sarah has been practicing yoga for 20 years and her practice has helped her to be a better person off the mat. Although, this can be a daily struggle, yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully.

Sarah completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Kripalu Yoga empowers people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. She is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers shared with her.

In her classes, she will combine creative sequencing as well as provide the space for students to gain a better awareness of body, mind, and spirit. Her hope is that this transfers to your daily life in a positive way to deepen your practice both on and off the mat.

In this class you will flow from one physical posture to the next using the breath as your guide and anchor (Vinyasa). This connection between movement and breath allows your practice to become a moving meditation. At times, stillness is found in order to fully settle into a physical posture. Some yoga experience is recommended. However, beginners are welcome. Modifications (the use of props and stages to poses) are incorporated in order for students to work at all levels of ability. A warm, safe, and fun environment is held throughout class. You will leave feeling relaxed, balanced, and renewed!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Aug 22 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Aug 27 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Aug 29 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Sep 03 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Sep 05 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Sep 10 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Sep 12 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Sep 17 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Sep 19 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Henley