RYT 200 Yoga Instructor
I’m a high school teacher, and I found yoga in 2014 on an experiential learning trip with my students. I remember seeing and feeling the waves of calm wash over the entire class, and I knew the physical practice provided so much more than a good workout.
I began practicing on my own, and realized that my time on the mat had an enormous positive impact on my life off the mat. Yoga changed the way I walked through the world. I chose to pursue my teacher certification during the spring of 2018 through an organization called Breathe for Change. Their mission is to bring yoga and mindfulness to teachers and their students with the hope of fostering more balanced and healthy lives. I was truly overwhelmed by my spiritual growth through the deepening of my own practice. Yoga, in the sanskrit definition means union-- to connect mind, body, and spirit. In a world that can be so disconnected, my hope is to encourage connection within individual yogis, as well as the collective. I’m passionate about sharing yoga with all ages and experience levels.
Caitlin Heller instructs the following:
Basics of Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga is a 60 minute slow flowing sequence of postures intended to build balance, strength and flexibility of the physical body to quiet the mind, increase energy flow, open the spine and prepare the body for stillness. In this class, students will experience longer holds in the postures to allow time to focus on the foundation of the pose, alignment of the physical body, the breath and quieting the mind. This class is suitable for a student new to yoga, and for those that wish to deepen their practice returning to their foundation of postures, alignment and breath.
Yin/Restorative yoga is a one hour class that incorporates both yin and restorative postures to cultivate stillness, meditation and deep awareness. This practice is accessible and beneficial to people of all ages and fitness levels. No prior yoga experience is required and modifications will be given along the way if needed. If you sit for large amounts of time at work, this is a great class to break up fascia and relieve tension. With the addition of props, get ready to sink into poses and hold, relaxing and releasing.
Yin Yoga is a 75 minute class that uses longer holds and the force of gravity in different grounded postures to help increase flexibility around the joints. Yin yoga is based on the Chinese Medicine approach to health, which says the flow of energy through its natural channels (meridians) in our body is essential to our well-being. Yin yoga works to clear blockages and stimulate the efficient flow of these “rivers of energy”. This practice is accessible and beneficial to people of all ages and fitness levels. No prior yoga experience is required and modifications will be given along the way if needed. Gift yourself an evening of feeling more flexible, deeply rested and vibrant!
Mixed Level Vinyasa
This mixed-level class combines physical activity with breath to create a variety of flowing yoga options. Great for beginners and experienced yogis as well. Will help to introduce and master basic postures while offering challenges for your focus and physical strength. Ideal for strengthening and toning, increasing relaxation, focus, and flexibility. Various options will be offered to appeal to a variety of ability levels.