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Vinyasa Flow - Level 1/2


This class is taught by:

Elisa Mott

Elisa discovered her passion for teaching and pedagogy as a dance minor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. While integrating various styles of yoga into her practice, she stays true to her original training roots and fully embodies the Kripalu motto of “meditation in motion” in each of her classes. Elisa is an E-RYT 500 and most recently completed her 300 Hour training at Downtown Yoga with Kate Coughlin. She is a Master Reiki healer and has Masters and Specialist degrees in Mental Health Counseling, a certificate in Spirituality and Health and Arts in Medicine and is a published author and national speaker on yoga, body image and eating disorders. Her educational background, compassion and belief in the transformative power of yoga allow her to lead a healing yet challenging class for all levels. In her class, you will be inspired to slow down, deepen, breathe and truly be present.

Jessica Sinclair

Jessica began practicing yoga 17 years ago after the birth of her first child. Her love of practicing yoga blossomed over the years and led to her becoming a certified yoga teacher through Downtown Yoga’s 200 – hour Advanced Yoga Studies Program under the guidance of Kate Coughlin.

Jessica believes that practicing yoga on a daily basis not only calms the mind and keeps you present but also aids our bodies with strength and flexibility, helping to avoid injury. She teaches with certainty and safe instruction, allowing her students to feel each pose as they move through their practice. Jessica has practiced Vinyassa, Ashtanga and Yin yoga over the years but is extremely inspired by alignment based yoga such as Iyengar.

Jessica has always lived a very active and healthy lifestyle. She has trained and competed in several triathlons, half marathons and countless swim meets and open water long distance swims. Outside of sport she also enjoys quality time with her husband and two teenagers and loves to cook healthy meals.

Have a look at Jessica's yoga blog as she continues to evolve through her practice of yoga. paradiseyoga.me

Caryne Mount

Caryne dabbled in Yoga as a compliment to her competitive running and cycling career and totally fell in love with the practice 2007. She obtained her 200 hour RYT under Laurie Gallagher, Kelli Barnett, and Suzanna Spring in 2010. Suzanna also sparked Caryne's interest in her practice of Yin Yoga, and eventually Caryne pursued Yin teacher training. Always learning, Caryne became very interested in the healing power of restorative Yoga, and obtained her restorative level-one teacher certificate in 2016.

“Yoga meets you wherever you are in life. With ballet in my past, I appreciate the Yang and dance aspect of a vibrant Vinyasa flow practice - its focus, movement, and activity.” Cayrne believes that in our busy and hectic lives it is important to unplug and go deeper. She finds that the practice of both restorative and Yin Yoga allows us to target deeper inside ourselves and discover our true essence.

“People do not give themselves the permission to relax and release. It is only when our bodies and mind become so fatigued do we slow down. I personally found the body/mind/breath connection of Yoga provided an intricate part of my healing after the death of my father. I am passionate about holding space for people so they feel completely supported and safe in order to completely unplug and recharge!"

Caryne is currently pursuing her 300-hour teacher training with Kate at Downtown Yoga.

 

Georganne Benesch

Yoga became an integral part of Georganne’s life from the moment she first stepped on a mat. Like many, Georganne tried out Yoga to help recover from an illness. The first day she walked into the DTY studio, Georganne felt at home. She loves how a consistent Yoga practice has helped her achieve more strength and balance in her life – physically, mentally & spiritually. Motivated to share her practice, Georganne graduated from the Downtown Yoga 200-hour Advanced Studies Program and soon became a DTY teacher. In her classes, she offers supportive instruction that encourages each and every student to find energy, ease and enjoyment in their practice. Georganne built a career in high-tech marketing and runs her own consulting business; Tiger Team Marketing. She delights in balancing her professional work with practicing and teaching Yoga.

Building off of the basics taught in Level 1, this class will move at a moderate pace, with less teacher demonstrations and more hands on adjustments. Sequences and postures are kept simple and stable, working towards more complexity.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jun 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elisa Mott
  • Tue Jun 27 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Caryne Mount
  • Fri Jun 30 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Sat Jul 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elisa Mott
  • Tue Jul 04 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Fri Jul 07 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Georganne Benesch
  • Sat Jul 08 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elisa Mott
  • Tue Jul 11 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Wed Jul 12 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Caryne Mount
  • Fri Jul 14 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Georganne Benesch
  • Sat Jul 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elisa Mott
  • Tue Jul 18 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Wed Jul 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Caryne Mount
  • Fri Jul 21 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Georganne Benesch
  • Sat Jul 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elisa Mott
  • Tue Jul 25 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Caryne Mount
  • Fri Jul 28 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Georganne Benesch