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Slow Flow Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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.

 

Lynda Garrand

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Y4C Certified
 
Lynda has been studying and practicing yoga for more than 14 years. Her journey started with a daily hatha yoga practice, until she found Kundalini Yoga.  She has been a dedicated practitioner of Kundalini Yoga ever since. When life turned her in a different direction in 2009, she decided it was time to pursue her passion and become a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. For two years Lynda traveled from Plattsburgh, NY to Memphis, TN one weekend per month, and graduated summa cum laude from Ravi Singh and Ana Brett's 500 Hour Teacher Training Program.  Ravi Singh studied with Yoga Bhajan, who first taught Kundalini Yoga in the U.S., and is an internationally recognized master of Kundalini Yoga.
 
Additionally, Lynda is certified to teach yoga for cancer classes, having completed a 45 hour training program with Tari Prinster, creator of the Y4C program.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Vermont.
 
Lynda 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.
 
Lynda is a gifted, knowledgeable, and a very creative teacher.  Her unique gift is to present these ancient and powerful teachings in a way that is relevant to our lives today, in a way that keeps them accessible and enjoyable, yet still profound and transformative.
 
Lynda tailors her classes to suit all types of individuals, regardless of age, ability, body type, flexibility, or physical health.  She enjoys applying her science background and knowledge of the human body to the ancient teachings of yoga.

Maureen Marcellus

Maureen has been a yoga practitioner since her early years. Her yoga journey began with her Grandmother who taught her yoga at the age of 10. She first learned sun salutations and shoulder stand as well as how to meditate. Maureen found that meditation helped to relieve childhood anxiety issues and helped her to sleep.
 
Maureen continued to explore yoga, dabbling in various styles and practices in her teens and early adult life. In her 30’s, Maureen turned toward a more spiritual practice with transcendental meditation. By her 40’s, she was facilitating a Buddhist meditation group with friends at the UU Church here in Plattsburgh, NY.
 
As her life continued to evolve she found that as she neared 50 her metabolism changed. It became necessary for her to turn to a more physical practice again. However, the gym and playing sports did not appeal to her, so she turned her focus back to yoga. No matter the types and styles she tried, nothing seemed like it would stick for her and be something she could incorporate daily into her life. Until she found Kundalini Yoga! She has been an avid practitioner ever since. Finding it to be a perfect balance between the physical practice her body needs, the spiritual practice that her spirit craves, and the meditation practice that she has enjoyed since she was 10.

Maureen recently graduated from the 200 hr. Yoga Alliance program at Trinity Yoga taught by Ravi Singh & Ana Brett. Four years after discovering Kundalini Yoga, she is excited to be a teacher of this amazing technology and share its myriad of benefits with others.

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.

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 Jun 26 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Wed Jun 28 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Mon Jul 03 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Wed Jul 05 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Maureen Marcellus
  • Mon Jul 10 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Wed Jul 12 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Maureen Marcellus
  • Mon Jul 17 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Wed Jul 19 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Maureen Marcellus
  • Mon Jul 24 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Wed Jul 26 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Maureen Marcellus
  • Mon Jul 31 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim LeClaire
  • Wed Aug 02 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Aug 07 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Aug 09 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Aug 14 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Aug 16 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Aug 21 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Aug 23 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Aug 28 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Aug 30 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light