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Yoga Outside continues by Zoom (Nov-May)   8 - 9 AM  EST  Every Day

Stay connected with our community until we are outside June 10, 2022.

Zoom link is the same seven days a week. It becomes active at 7:50 AM

Email Linda (lacastronovo@gmail.com) or use the contact page to request the link.

 

Classes are offered free of charge. We want daily practice accessible to as many people as possible. If you have the means, donations are accepted through Venmo or PayPal.

Sundays 

Jen Larsen          Venmo: Jen-Larsen-11

Jen Larsen is the founder of Innerglow Wellness, LLC. Through holistic life coaching and trauma-informed yoga instruction, she is dedicated to helping individuals unveil their “inner glow” and embody their greatest potential in body, mind, and spirit. Her education includes graduate work in the psychology of consciousness and psycholinguistics, professional certification through the International Coaching Federation, and she has more than 17 years as a certified yoga and meditation teacher with special training in yoga for trauma and regulation of the nervous system. She has worked with a variety of populations from cancer patients to veterans to professional athletes and everyone in between. In addition to coaching and teaching yoga, she is a public speaker and former radio personality on the topics of health and wellness, particularly the power of the mind and the effects of gratitude and positive thinking on physical health. 

To learn more about Jen and her offerings, please visit www.lightyourinnerglow.com

 

Mondays

Taylor Haaf                   Venmo: @Taylor-Haaf

Taylor is an MSW student at Smith College, a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 RYT), Certified Reiki Practitioner, and Owner of Healing Elementals, a small all-natural herbal product business. Taylor is passionate about creating safe and accessible communities that help nourish and promote self-care and healing. They value a trauma-informed approach to yoga and lead classes that allow all bodies and peoples to come to practice knowing they will be seen and accepted as they are! For more information and to learn about the other classes they teach in the area, please visit their website: www.healingelementals.com

Tuesdays

Linda Castronovo  Venmo: @Linda-Castronovo-1

I discovered yoga in a 1979 Runner's World article while training for cross country. I followed the directions and tried all the postures because the author promised improved strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. It was just a handful of postures: warrior, triangle, cobra, downward dog, and child pose, but I immediately felt calmer, more present, and more alive.

In the years that followed I attended classes with a variety of teachers and was certified as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor in 1990. I continue to study many forms of yoga and learn from all of my teachers and students. Now at sixty, my classes are moving meditations designed to build awareness through breath and sensation. I teach an eclectic mix of many traditions, but my aim is to guide you to your own deep well of gratitude, compassion, self-acceptance. Click here to learn more about my background.

Wednesdays

Kim Deshaies             Venmo: @kmdeshaies

Passionately weaving her studies in contemporary psychology and neuroscience with reverence for ancient yogic philosophy, Kim sparks curiosity in the roots of yoga practice and shares practical tools to help build resilience, support mental health and physical wellbeing. She takes a trauma-informed approach to yoga that aims to bring students into their bodies where they can make the decisions that are right for them in each moment, and hopes that students will leave class feeling celebrated and empowered to take their practice off the mat in ways that support their individual needs, lives, and work in the world. Kim is a registered yoga teacher (200 RYT) with a BA in Psychology and additional training in Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Yoga Nidra for Mental Health.

Thursdays

Jennifer Vanderleeden       Venmo: @Jennifer-Vanderleeden

Jen is 200 RYT certified and has been teaching in the valley since 2010. She has many more hours of training in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Hot Vinyasa. Her teaching is steeped in mindfulness, precision, and the practice of loving kindness. Students will experience challenging, balanced sequences that help them to be present and centered, allowing them to let go of their daily stressors, distractions, and doubts. Jen strives to provide lightness, love, and a sense of calm to her students that they can then transfer into their daily lives off of the mat.

Jen teaches other classes via Zoom. Email her for the link:  vanderjen66@gmail.com 

TUESDAYS - 4:30pm-6:00pm ~ YIN YOGA

WEDNESDAYS - 6pm-7:15pm ~ HATHA/SLOW FLOW

THURSDAYS - 8am-9am ~ HATHA/SLOW FLOW (Will become a Zoom class on October 15th.)

SUNDAYS - 4:30pm-6:00pm ~ VINYASA 

She also teaches private Zoom sessions.

Fridays

Max Alaghband                       Venmo: @MaxAlaghband

Max completed his 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2018, and has since deepened his studies in the science of yoga and meditation at the Sivananda Vedanta Center and at Zen monasteries in the US, Japan and Taiwan. Max’s classes emphasize mindful awareness and self inquiry, building on solid alignment, breath awareness, and muscle engagement to support a safe, strengthening, and restorative practice.

Saturdays

Ilana Beigel                                 Venmo: @ilanabeigel

Ilana was first introduced to yoga in 1991 in high school gym class, and was immediately drawn to the quiet, calm and presence she felt (a stark contrast to the usual overwhelm and exhaustion). She didn’t know exactly what she had found, but she knew she wanted more. While her life has taken many twists and turns since then, yoga and meditation have remained constant. 

Formally educated in Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology, she spent years in self-study (reading and attending workshops) on yoga, meditation and spirituality. She eventually enrolled in a 200 hr vinyasa yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - simply because she wanted to learn more, not to actually become a yoga teacher … but as John Lennon said, “life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”. 

 

She has continued to expand her teaching skills with advanced trainings including guiding meditation for transformational yoga teaching, Ayurveda and yoga, and yoga for pelvic health. She loves supporting other teachers through her work as a faculty assistant and teacher mentor in Kripalu’s School of Yoga, and as a teacher on the online platform 'The Thread Yoga Collective'. She currently offers local/in-person as well as online group and private instruction, workshops, and mindfulness/life coaching. 

 

She believes yoga is a way of life - not simply something you do on the mat - and she aims to inspire you to live with more purpose, joy, ease, and flow. In her classes, she encourages you to deeply connect with yourself and her hope is that you will leave practice feeling more vibrant and strong in your body, more calm and relaxed in your mind, and more open and spacious in your heart. 

 

Here’s what others who have taken her classes have to say: 

-After every class, I always feel both reinvigorated and relaxed, ready to face the rest of my day.

-I find particular inspiration and the pressing need to be present. I am grateful for her light, guidance, smile, sense of humor, wisdom.

-Ilana’s classes are always upbeat, a good workout that leaves me feeling energized, not exhausted (important to me in my 60s).

For more information, please visit: www.ilanab.com

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