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CORE PLAY


This class is taught by:

Roger Tompkins

I have been practicing Bikram Hot Yoga for about 10 years now, at first averaging 1-2 times per week for the most part. I was initially drawn towards the energetic and detail-oriented practice as a way to counter-act some of the tightness I was creating in my body by being involved with agricultural labor. I also wanted a strong workout; I think somehow the stress from the heat and the difficulty of the postures helped me feel that much more fulfilled. It was incredibly difficult at first but something kept drawing me back, and there was no denying that even though I felt exhausted directly after class I also felt so much relief and relaxation. Slowly but surely the practice helped me to gain a greater body awareness as well as more intimate connection with my own breath. I began to notice how it was affecting every aspect of my life; difficult, uncomfortable, and challenging situations could be seen in a new light of acceptance by staying calm and connected with the breath. Gradually over the years I became more and more interested in the science of yoga until finally this year I took the step to attend a teacher training. It is still strange to consider myself as a teacher now after this many years as a student but I am so grateful and excited to have the opportunity to share with others this practice which has been so beneficial in my own life.

Ruth O'Donnell

I went to graduate school and studied Kinesiology, specializing in exercise science. After getting my master's degree I learned more esoteric healing practices like Reiki. I blended the two to create a radical form of self care that I practice everyday and offer to others.

Kyria Edwards

I cherish how yoga brings people together in a safe space with the collective intention of being happier and healthier. I have been honored with the opportunity to share the gift of yoga with students of all ages and backgrounds. While teaching high school in North Carolina I started a yoga club for teenagers, while living in San Francisco I started a free yoga class for low-income senior citizens, and while volunteering in Armenia I led yoga for elementary children to promote peace and wellbeing.
There has been no other avenue for me that connects body, heart, mind, and spirit as deeply as yoga does. I am always a student in the yoga practice, learning more each time I step onto my mat. I love the profound simplicity of yoga and how it is inherently available to all people, asking only for an open mind and heart from its participants. I am a health advocate and have spent the last ten years embracing a variety of modalities that support health, by serving as a massage practitioner, personal chef, nutritionist, wellness coach, fitness instructor and yoga teacher. It is with this holistic approach that I am honored to lead yoga and continue the path of yogic exploration!
A 75 minute dynamic movement class designed to build deep core strength, and enhance overall body strength. Benefits include a deeper sense of stability that will support the longevity of your yoga practice, and help to prevent injury. Be prepared to have fun while working hard!

Benefits:
With consistent practice, expect:
A deeper sense of stability in the belly and back
Prevention of injury to your joints
Increased bone density
Improved brain function
Increase in beneficial hormonal cascades
To have strength in planks, push-ups, squats, lunges and balancing postures
To feel more confident with complex movements, such as moving fluidly through a vinyasa
To have a renewed sense of PLAY in your practice

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Apr 01 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Roger Tompkins
  • Sat Apr 08 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Apr 15 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Kyria Edwards
  • Sat Apr 22 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Kyria Edwards
  • Sat May 06 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat May 13 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat May 20 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat May 27 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jun 03 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jun 10 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jun 17 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jun 24 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jul 01 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jul 08 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jul 15 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Sat Jul 22 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Ruth O'Donnell



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