Beginner's Yoga Foundation Form and Philosophy


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.
Foundations in Yoga Part I~ A 4 Week Series
$80 for the series, the materials, and private FB group support

Are you new to yoga and are not sure
what all of the fuss is about?

This 4 week introductory series is
just for you.

During This Series
We’ll Explore:

~What Is Yoga?

~Brief Introduction To the 8 Limbs
of Yoga

~ Yoga Asana (postures) Practice

~Exploration Of Different Styles
of Yoga Asana

~ Introduction To Meditation & Pranayama
(breath work)

~ Building Confidence To Attend Yoga
Classes

~Personal Modifications & Listening
To Your Body

~ Ways To Practice Yoga On & Off the
Mat

Students will leave this series with
an understanding of the fundamentals of yoga, including primary yoga poses and will have built the confidence to continue to attend beginner yoga classes as well as have the ability to safely start an at home practice.

Each 2hr. Class will include a 20-30
min. lecture & discussion, 60-75 minute yoga asana practice + time for Q&A.

As an added bonus, students will have
access to the NMY Foundations In Yoga Series Facebook group where students & teacher can continue to connect, discuss, ask questions and offer feedback between class sessions.

Week 1 May 21st: What Is Yoga? An
Introduction To The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Week 2 June 4th: The Many Faces
Of Yoga Asana + Introduction To Pranayama

Week 3 June 18th: Developing Your Own
Personal Practice Safely In Any Class * May be rescheduled due to Father's Day weekend, in which case final class will be on July 9th

Week 4 June 25th: How To Begin An At
Home Yoga Practice On & Off The Mat + Introduction To Meditation

Come to class with curiosity & an
open mind to learn, explore and have fun together.