Your teaching style: A blend of yoga and functional movement, my classes are dynamic, with the goal of getting you to move your body in different ways, and to make sure that you feel amazing both physically and mentally when you step off your mat. I really enjoy helping people get out of their heads and into their body and seeing people all relaxed and glowy after class.
In a few words, how did you find yoga? As an athlete, I found yoga in college and I didn't love it, but it really helped with anxiety and I loved how it made me feel. I kept up the practice and learned to love it. While doing yoga with my 1st pregnancy I decided I finally wanted to take the steps toward trying to be a yoga teacher and use it as a tool to empower women. I also really wanted to be able to offer prenatal yoga to working moms, and to give moms-to-be more options, as it was so challenging for me to find a class. I quickly found that yoga was the perfect tool for creating community as it made people feel good and connected them back to themselves and those around them, hence Unfold was born.
In your own words, what is yoga? Connecting to yourself and everything around you on a deeper level. It all comes back to how yoga makes you feel and interact with the world around you.
Who is your favorite band/musician? Radiohead + Bright Eyes
What is your favorite food? Charcuterie
One random fact about you: I love creating things, I am crafty and I love design.
Teaching style: Slow vinyasa flow.
In a few words, how did you find yoga? I came into Yoga in 2012 to find pain relief from cancer surgeries and radiation treatment.
In your own words, what is yoga? For me, Yoga is a source of comfort and empowerment.
Who is your favorite band/musician? My favorite band is Meat Beat Manifesto--best known for their song "Prime Audio Soup" in "The Matrix" film.
What is your favorite food? I love vegan udon noodle soup.
One random fact about you? I help the Monarch butterfly population by raising caterpillars indoors (safe from parasitic flies and wasps) and releasing healthy butterflies.
Teaching Style: My teaching style ranges from gentle flows, slow but strong flows, restorative and if it feels right, classes have a bit of humor. I tailor my classes for all-levels and they are beginner-friendly.
In a few words, how did you find yoga? My mom bought a yoga video when I was 12 and I did it with her. It sparked an interest as it made me feel peaceful. I practiced on and off until my job had me so stressed, I decided to take it to the studio.
In your own words, what is yoga? Yoga is a practice of meditation, movement and self-study. It can have a spiritual aspect if you invite it in. Otherwise, it is a journey of self-discovery, letting go and feeling at peace.
Who is your favorite band/musician? I have so many. It ranges from Hall & Oates, Thundercat, Chromeo, Dean Martin, Madonna (80s & 90s), Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson.
What is your favorite food? Lumpia!
One random fact about you? I am a fangirl: Star Wars, Marvel, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead!
Teaching Style: My teaching style is about embracing energy sharing. I blend strength and flexibility. Throughtout the practice, I offer adjustments, modifications, and optional essential oil massages. I love seeing people who leave my class feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
In a few words, how did you find yoga? I found yoga a few years ago during a time when I was completely lost. I was fighting with health issues, dissatisfied with where I was in my career path other life stresses. I wanted to find a way out by learning something new. One day, I dropped in to try my first official yoga class at Unfold yoga and ever since, I grew into a happier heathy woman through my yoga practice and it has become a huge part of my life.
In your own words, what is yoga? Yoga is about getting to a state when body and soul connect together so deeply through breathing and movement. That state allows people to ease physical pain, release mental stress, find peace, or get deeper sleep.
Who is your favorite band/musician? M83
What is your favorite food? I am a foodie so everything except bananas One random fact about you? I am a gemini and ambidextrous; grew up in the East and am now living in the West; studied science but work in the fashion industry. I guess adding it all up, I am a little bit traditional yet love making things creative and fun.
Explain your teaching style: I love to flow. I love to move especially where it counters the day. I like to create heat but that just means it helps prep relishing the moments to being still and chill.
In a few words, how did you find yoga? It was a slow progression and yoga ebbed and flowed into my life during various stages of my life: as a college undergrad, as a new nurse, as a newlywed, and as a new mom. It was after becoming a mom for a first time where I felt I needed yoga the most. My son was a preemie and in the NICU for almost 2 months. The experience literally took my breath away. So I needed the outlet to reconnect to me, my breath and body. It wasn't until I took my first 200 Hr teacher training where I felt the most connected to me. I was finding my voice again and as a bonus I found a new community of yogis/friends/mentors to share my practice.
In your own words, what is yoga? Yoga is CONNECTION. It is connection to yourself, to your body, to your breath. Yoga is connection to people and to the community around you.
Who is your favorite band/musician? Band: U2 / Boy Band: 98 degrees / Musician: Ray LaMontagne
What is your favorite food? My mom's home cooking
One random fact about you? One of my bucket list items is to live abroad once again.
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In a few words, how did you find yoga?
In your own words, what is yoga?
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Teaching Style: My style is Flow Yoga, I like to warm the body through movement, holding poses we may need extra attention but always finding a nice balance of movement throughout.
In a few words, how did you find yoga?. I found yoga when I was a member at a Gym and thought, there has to be more to it than just Sweating and working out!
In your own words, what is yoga? Yoga is Breath and Movement. I find my peace through movement that calls to me in that moment I step on to my mat.
Who is your favorite band/musician? No favorite band or musician. I love all Music.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food is sushi.
One random fact about you? I Love to Sew!
Explain your teaching style: My teaching style, much like my therapy practice, is about creating a gentle container for inquiry. I don't think it's possible to know what someone needs any better than they do and that all of us have a natural wisdom about our own needs that we can hear if we listen in close enough. Due to this, I love to teach mindful flow classes, enough direction to help get you moving and safe, but with lots of room for your unique experience.
In a few words, how did you find yoga? I think yoga might have found me. As a highly sensitive introverted not terribly athletic Aries/Pitta that can always use some grounding and cooling it was probably written in the stars as the best way to take care of my body and brain. :)
In your own words, what is yoga? To me yoga is about quieting the chatter so we can hear the truth. The movement, meditation, and breath are all conduits to cultivate the discernment that will lead us to our best most compassionate lives.
Who is your favorite band/musician? Currently, bopping around to some Hurray for the Riff Raff, Beth Ditto, and LP but my Spotify keeps sending me sad spoken word by the incomparable Andrea Gibson. It knows me too well.
What is your favorite food? It's a close race between Amy's Frozen Vegan Mac and Cheese and Huntington Ramen's Vegan Ecstasy.
One random fact about you? I have two really old New Kids on the Block t-shirts that I will never give up and that you'll probably see me wear to yoga class.