Claudia started teaching Yoga at Hayfork Yoga Center in August of 2011 after completing her 200-hour teaching certification at Ananda Village in Nevada City, California. She returned to Ananda in March 2012 to become certified in Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Seniors and Osteoporosis. She now has over 500 hours of teaching experience and a strong background in Yoga therapy with another 265 hours. In June of 2015 she should be a Level 1 certified Yoga Therapist Practitioner. Claudia has been practicing Yoga for 10 years and loves it. She also loves teaching and has been teaching young people and adults for years as a preschool teacher and parent educator. Because of these loves, making the transition to teaching yoga has been easy. She believes in what Yoga can do for our bodies, minds, and overall health. Claudia has been consistently supporting Hayfork Yoga studio since it was started by Ilene Dunn about 6 years ago and is glad to be a part of keeping the studio open now.
Originally from the south shore of Massachusetts, Kate started practicing yoga at age 20 to cope with her anxiety. She fell in love with power and vinyasa classes. Moving the body with the breath helped clear her mind. She was certified through a 200-hr yoga teacher training in 2005 at The Finding Inner Peace Yoga School with Michelle Fleming and Jennifer Yarrow. In 2011, she completed her Level II Thai Yoga Massage training with Jennifer Yarrow at the New England School of Thai Yoga. Her intentions are to show students how to strengthen the body and remove physical blockages with emphasis on core, balance, physical alignment, and deep stretching. She brings a playful attitude and warm smile to each class.
A group of pilates practitioners get together on Wednesdays to keep in shape (see the class schedule). The free Pilates session is not instructor-led, but there is a checklist of the exercises we do to help guide the work. Join us!
Several classes and gatherings do not have an 'official' teacher. They are usually open to the public.
Melanie graduated from the Vajra Pani Yoga Teacher Training at the Shasta Yoga Institute in Mount Shasta California. The training is fundamentally grounded in the lineage of teachings offered by T. Krishnamacharya and his student B.K.S. Iyengar.
The theme for Melanie's first seven classes will be chakras. The first class is dedicated to Muladhara or root chakra. Each week the class will focus on poses to help balance the individual chakras, working through all seven chakras as the weeks progress.