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Slow Flow Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Noelle Tedford

RYT 200
Noelle has been practicing yoga for about eight years. Yoga helped her through a particularly trying time in her life where she was told she would not regain her full mobility. After struggling with occupational therapy, a series of fortunate events brought yoga back into her life. With practice and patience, she not only regained her full mobility, but she noticed a change in my ideals and values. A light-heartedness and steadiness came with her practice and a feeling of love and healing she wished to share with others, in hopes she could help someone the way yoga and her instructor had helped her.

Noelle travelled to the mountains of Rollinsville, CO and sought out an ashram called Shoshoni. Shoshoni is one of three sister ashrams the others in Eldorado Canyon, CO and Konalani, HI. It is here where she got her 200 RYT in Shambhava yoga.
 
Shambhava Yoga is a blend of yogic philosophy, meditation, life skills and asana (physical poses). Asana is looked at in regards to anatomy and harm-reduction by utilizing safe alignment and utilization of props and modifications in postures.  
 
Since her 200-hr 21-day emersion she has gone back for two other trainings in Level 2 and Level 3 intermediate classes. She holds her trainings at the ashram sacred to her heart. She drank deep from the well and is eager to help others find their light.

As a holistic healer, it is in her nature to spread love and kindness. She truly believes that everyone, any shape or form, can benefit greatly from daily practice in yoga and meditation. To find peace in a world of chaos, yoga might just calm the masses. The true self is ready and waiting to be awakened.

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.

Kim LeClaire

RYT 200
 
Kim’s journey into the healing benefits of yoga began with a simple gesture at the end of a yoga class led by Libby Yokum; a soft lavender pillow placed on her forehead. It was the beginning of learning how to relax, be gentle, be present, and harness the unique ability to love ourselves completely.

 

Kim began studying and building an understanding of yoga after graduating from Plattsburgh State University with a BA in photography and ceramics. For the last 10 years she has studied alongside teachers and students at Funky Door Yoga, Laughing Lotus, ADK Yoga, Dharma Door Retreat Center and at Laughing River Yoga. In April of 2015 she completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Laughing River Yoga, where she studied along side Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof. Kim feels that this training left no stone unturned and has given her the tools to help people connect and reconnect, emotionally, spiritually, and physically to life.

 

Kim brings a wide variety of experience to the practice of yoga. She has studied dance for 23 years at Langlois Racine Dance School and has a diverse background in dance including tap, jazz, and ballet. Alongside her love and study of movement, she also has a musical background including proficiency in piano, song, drum and percussion. Through the discipline of music and movement of the body, she has found confidence, experienced less physical pain, and discovered how to express herself fully in the world.

 

Kim continually trusts yoga’s ability to heal as it has helped her work through many situations in her own life. She is grateful to have the opportunity to share her knowledge, talents, and personal life experience with others through the practice of yoga.

 
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:

  • Wed Sep 20 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Sep 20 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Sep 23 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Mon Sep 25 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Sep 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Sep 27 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Sep 30 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Oct 02 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Oct 04 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Oct 04 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Oct 07 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Oct 09 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Oct 11 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Oct 11 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Oct 14 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Oct 16 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Oct 18 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Oct 18 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Oct 21 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Oct 23 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light