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ABOUT

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W e e k l y   S c h e d u l e 

Stay connected with the community from your home.

Yoga Outside continues online by Zoom through June 8!

Final Zoom Class will be Thursday, June 8, 2023

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Weekly Schedule

Sundays        8:00- 9:00 AM      Linda Castronovo
Thursdays     8:00- 9:00 AM     Jen Vanderleeden

Click the instructor's name to request the zoom link for class.

Linda Castronovo (Sundays) Venmo: @Linda-Castronovo-1

I discovered yoga while still in high school in a 1979 Runner's World article. 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 centered, and more alive. 

I studied exercise science in college and graduate school, worked as a personal trainer, and coached field hockey and lacrosse before I stayed home to raise my son. I was certified as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor in 1991 and continued my study of yoga history and philosophy with many teachers, including Patty Townsend. I value every experience as a teacher and student, on and off the mat.

 

Now at sixty, my classes are moving meditations designed to build strength, flexibility, mobility, and integrity. I teach an eclectic mix of many traditions, but my aim is to guide you to your own deep well of gratitude, compassion, and self-acceptance.

 

Click here to learn more about my background.

Click here to learn more about my writing.

Linda Castronovo

Jennifer Vanderleeden (Thursdays) Venmo: @Jennifer-Vanderleeden

Jennifer Vanderleeden has been a student of yoga for the past twenty+ years and has been teaching in the valley since 2010. She is known for her calming presence, relaxing voice, and skillful guidance. Her classes are strong, upbeat and focused on alignment. Her teaching is steeped in mindfulness, precision, and the practice of loving kindness. Students will experience challenging, balanced sequences that enable them to be present and to let go of their daily distractions and doubts. 

 

She aims to create an environment in which students are supported emotionally and are able to maintain the tools they need to feel strong, empowered, and safe in their yoga practice. 

 

Jen welcomes you to come to your mat as you are, and to take your practice with you into your daily life!

 

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