Thursday from 5:30-6:30
Cost: 12 per class or $60 per 6 week session
A flowing class that focuses on stabilizing the core to increase strength and support spinal alignment, using a variety of balls for massage, relieving pain associated with muscle tension and stress.
~Appropriate for all levels~
Sharing with students the physical benefits of increased flexibility, balance, and strength which allow them to reduce stiffness and everyday aches and pains through movement, ultimately raising their quality of life.
Encouraging students to connect more intimately with tuning into the breath to discover the stillness and peacefulness inside each of us.
Time spent focusing on “Living our Yoga” challenges us to put into practice yoga philosophy with the support of regular students who are willing to share their wisdom and inspiration for daily living.
Wednesday: 11:30-noon, $8 class/$40 session
Wednesday: 12:15-12:45 pm.$8 class/$40 session
Stay for both classes for $12 class/$60 session
***Beginning Wednesday, August 2, Lunchtime Yoga will be from 11:30-12:30.
Effectively designed, short, slow flow yoga sequences to ease (more?) yoga
into a busy week. Integrative and refreshing.
Drop ins are welcome as space permits.
Thursday's 6:45-7:45 pm
Cost: $12 or $60 per 6 week session
Connect breath with movement in this vinyasa flow class guided by candlelight. Explore a variety of asanas to build strength, increase flexibility, practice balance, open the heart and release tension. Allow the asanas to prepare the body & mind for restorative poses leading to meditation and final relaxation. The class is open to all levels to share in an well-balanced yoga practice & relaxing experience. Enjoy the benefits of letting go!
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Rae Betz has explored a variety of yoga practices while growing up, and discovered a regular practice as a busy college student in Bowling Green. After graduating college, Rae deepened her practice by completing the Its Yoga International 200 hour teacher training in 2014. Rae's classes are designed to connect your breath with movement – flowing through the asanas guided by the breathe, bandhas anddriste. She believes that yoga can build strength and authenticity on and off the matt, allowing the physical postures to prepare the body and mind for meditation. Rae welcomes all levels to create a welcoming space together, honor their own practice, and share in a transformative experience. Rae is continuously inspired each time she steps on her mat and is excited to share the practice with others while growing the downtown Sylvania community.
Sue Briddell - (owner) is a retired high school business teacher. Sue is a certified yoga teacher who teaches Essential Yoga Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. All levels are welcome. Sue became a yoga teacher after many years of practicing yoga. Feeling the balance, strength and peace yoga brought to Sue, she wanted to share yoga with others. Sue is active member in the Sylvania community.
Rebecca Deacon teaches Meditative Flow on Fridays. Rebecca grew up in Richmond, VA and is a graduate of St Catherine's School. She graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a B.A in History in 2010. After graduation, she worked in retail and commercial banking for over 5 years alongside coaching the St. Catherine's/St. Christopher's swim team off and on during that time. Yoga found Rebecca while grieving the loss of her father. The practice has been healing both mentally and physically and helps provide her the tools to deal with a constant in life - change - both internally and externally. She is a 200 hour RYT (certified through Yoga Alliance) trained under Yogi J Miles and Kelly Kostecki through Om On Yoga in Richmond, VA (2017); and Yogi Aaron Star through Blue Osa's Pranayama Immersion Yoga Teacher Training in the rainforests of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica (2016). Even though she did not receive certification in Costa Rica due to a recurring back injury, she learned invaluable tools, knowledge and techniques from the experience that continue to influence her life and practice. Having recently moved to Sylvania, OH from Richmond, VA, Rebecca is humbled and truly grateful to be able to share the gift of yoga with others. She welcomes all levels to her classes. She aims to create a safe and mindful space for students to be able to connect with themselves in a meaningful way for them at that time and place in their day.
Rebecca enjoys doing anything outdoors and that involves the element of water - particularly swimming and floating. She also enjoys smiling and laughing with others, spending time with loved ones, writing letters and eating chocolate.
Sandy Earl -- Sandy has practiced yoga since 2000, and has taught yoga classes since 2007. She is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance with her 200 hr. certification. Her classes involve yoga philosophies that allow students to slow down and connect to their own hearts in this busy fast paced world. She focuses on alignment and helps students find the appropriate level of poses for themselves. Sandy’s classes are filled with fun, wholehearted laughter and enthusiasm for growing not just in our practice, but also in life using the guiding principles of yoga.
Jenn McCullough teaches Hatha Yoga to a wide range of practitioners; believing that yoga is for "everybody". Jenn’s classes incorporate flowing vinyasas in addition to themed instruction around physical alignment principles as well as the teachings from the Yoga Sutras and Life. She gears her classes toward students' needs and interests and welcomes people of all ages (kids to seniors), backgrounds and abilities (from simple modifications to work with people with special needs).
Barbara Stough--Barb is a Yoga Alliance RYT500®, E-RYT200®, and YACEP® instructor who began and continues to train across the U.S. in new specialties through YogaFit® International Training Systems, such as Yoga for Athletes, YogaBack and more. She is a retired science teacher, which first brought her to yoga for relaxation, restoration, and joy in 1999. Barb also teaches chair, mixed level/intermediate and beginner classes to wonderful people at St. James Health Club. Her group classes are heart-centered, nonjudgmental, and welcoming.
Tuesdays: 10-11:00 a.m.
Cost: $12 per class or $60 per 6 week session
~Appropriate for all levels~
A gentle flowing class involving the use of tennis/dryer balls facilitating self massage that promotes:
Reduced stress levels and a better ability to handle daily challenges with grace and a positive mental outlook
Developing better balance, and overall strength with regular practice to preserve independence and vitality
Higher quality of life with less aches and pains and more mobility with increased flexibility
Payment of cash or check is greatly appreciated.
Tuesdays: 11:15-12:30 p.m. ($15 per class)
****Tuesdays beginning 8/1 will be 11:30-12:30 ($12 per class)
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30 p.m. ($12 per class)
Saturdays: 9:15-10:30 a.m. ($15 per class)
Cost: $60 or $75 per 6 week session
Hatha Yoga incorporates gentle stretches with conscious breathing and relaxation techniques to create a body-mind-spirit experience. The vast benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, strength, balance, focus and improved sense of well-being. People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can do yoga.
Summer Yoga Schedule begins week of July 31.
Tuesdays: 5-6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9-10:00 a.m.
Thurdays: 9-10:00 a.m.
Thursdays: 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class or $60 for 6 week session
Essential Yoga is about the entire body, mind and spirit. Yoga will be combined with essential oils to enhance your yoga experience. The goal is complete balance through stretching, bending, breathing and meditation. All welcome.
Friday from 11:00-noon
Cost: $12 or $60 per 6 week session
Come reconnect with your mind, body, and spirit in this meditative slow flow vinyasa styled class. This uplifting, inspirational, and reflective class will incorporate postures to increase flexibility, strength, and balance both physically and mentally. This class is open to everyone at all levels and will also work on alignment and core engagement. Let the breath guide you and come unwind and rejuvenate yourself!
Thursday from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
*****Thursdays beginning 8/3 from 11:30-12:30 ($12 per class)
Cost: $15 per class or $75 per 6 week session
Chair Yoga, considered a gentler form of yoga, uses a chair for additional support. Most of the exercises are done while sitting on, leaning on or holding onto a chair. This makes it a great way to practice yoga for people of all ages and those with limited mobility.