Beginner Yoga Series


This class is taught by:

Carol Walker-Morin

Carol Walker, RYT-500, has been teaching yoga in the seacoast area of NH since 2010. Originally trained in the Kripalu tradition, Carol brings a compassionate approach to her yoga classes and to life. Through her personal practice, she is continually inspired by yoga's many gifts; clarity, balance, self-acceptance, strength, flexibility and slowing the pace of life to name a few. Through her teaching she is continually amazed at the transformational effects yoga has on her students. Witnessing transformation, growth, healing, confidence and increased awareness are the greatest gifts from her teaching. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Carol is an artist and proud mom to her twin children, now all grown up! Beside's yoga, Carol's other passions are food, music, being in nature, and exploring the ever-expanding possibilities life has to offer with her partner Desmond. Carol recently became certified to practice Yoga Therapy through YogaLife Institute in June 2015 and looks forward to sharing yoga in this new capacity. Carol's classes are an eclectic blend of breath-work, movement, postures and relaxation. A slow-flow approach is merged with humor, patience and compassion. Drawing inspiration from yogic philosophy, nature, music and poetry, Carol hopes to share that inspiration with students of all abilities. Classes range from gentle to moderate to energizing with props and modifications offered to accommodate the needs of every student. “Yoga is the flame that sparks a fire in the heart!”

 

Amanda Stanley

Amanda Stanley CHP, CRMT, RYT 500 has been practicing yoga for over 14 years. Having graduated from both 200hr and 300hr yoga teacher training's from Erin Ehler's of Yoga on the Hill, Kittery, ME, Amanda sees yoga as an vital and integral part of a happy, healthy & empowered life. Her teaching style is focused on proper alignment with the support of props, longer holds in postures, subtle but powerful movements and concentrated breath work. Amanda also weaves the wonders of yoga into her private practice; Jupiter's Labyrinth, where it's combined with Ayurvedic practices, herbal support and Reiki, offering a broad spectrum of whole health and wellness for her clients & students. Amanda is a Taurus sun sign and a lover of all things food, nature and comfort. When she's not on her yoga mat or in her office you'll find her outside in the woods looking for wild plants, in her own gardens planting, at White Heron Tea sipping on Kashmiri chai with her husband or binge watching Netflix at home with her cat.

Devi Dawn Hamilton

Devi Dawn Hamilton, C-IAYT is a Seacoast local! Devi weaves knowledge from many customs and cultures into a groovy flow with her lifelong love of nature to share and celebrate every student! An experienced movement teacher with over 1000 hours of training including reiki, kinesiology and mat pilates, Devi's diverse training includes the discipline of traditional Sivananda, heart centered Anusara-inspired Wisdom Flow, Tantra with Shiva Rea and Paul Muller-Ortega, Beautiful Mind Vinyasa of celebrated Providence master Tom Gillette. Devi is an IAYT certified yoga therapist and loves to share yoga's healing wisdom. She studied LifeForce Yoga under Amy Weintraub, while her yoga therapy training includes cardiac yoga with Nischala Joy Devi, Yoga for Grief and Yoga for Cancer with Antonio Sausys and Yoga for Recovery with Durga Cathy O'Neill. Devi lived at ashrams in the Bahamas, California, and Australia where she practiced bhakti yoga, meditation, ayurveda and mastered the healing art of Yoga Nidra. Devi belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association, is an ongoing Ayurvedic student with the American Institute of Vedic Studies and is a certified Strategic Life Coach through the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Academy. A lifelong student of human behavior, Devi studied politics and economics at UNH, served as personal staff to a US Congressman and lobbied the halls of Congress for clean oceans. After 18 years, Devi yearned to be back in nature so she backpacked around the world, settling in Hawaii. She came home to NH to care for family. Her family's cancer journeys have provided keen insight into how yoga can help ease the stress on families facing the disease.

For those who are brand new to yoga, this is a safe, welcoming, informative series, demystifying the ancient practice from India. More experienced practitioners looking to deepen their experience will appreciate the focus on fundamentals like philosophy, alignment, building compassion for yourself, and making your practice your own. Basic breathing techniques and poses will be taught in a gentle, caring environment where you will learn how to befriend your body and mind. Price includes one full unlimited month of yoga for $20,
upon completion The series is taught by certified yoga therapist and 500 hour trained teacher Devi “sounds like Davy” Dawn Hamilton.