Welcoming a New Season~

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ~Emily Dickinson

It’s funny, owning a yoga studio makes it feel like there are multiple “new years” — the actual one on January 1st & the beginning of a school year. That’s when many of our kids return, families get back from vacation, the season starts to shift, and summer comes to a close~

With the start of our new season, we’re flowing with the changes and have made some adjustments to our schedule. We’re fortunate to have many of our teachers returning, but we also have some new ones! Here are some words they’ve offered:

Sarah Fishman: Yoga 101 (Mondays, 12:30pm) & Vinyasa Flow Level 1/2 (Wednesdays, 8:15am)

“I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to make yoga and its complexities less complicated and more accessible to anyone with the courage to show up and unfurl his or her mat.  Whether it’s the principles or nuances of alignment and anatomy, or the simple truths inherent in the healing power of breath, gratitude, humility and forgiveness, my hope and intention is that everyone will learn something new or experience an increase of awareness in each and every class.”

Sandy Kavalier: Vinyasa Flow Level 1/2 (Mondays, 8:15am – starts Sept. 14th)

“I love everything about yoga: the way it makes my body feel, the way it makes my mind calm down and the way it opens my heart to deeper feelings of connection. When I began practicing flow yoga, I had no understanding of the actions and alignment of the poses and developed tendonitis in my elbow and knee issues from poorly aligned poses. I wasn’t breathing or using my core.

Now, I’m an anatomy geek and enjoy sharing the benefits of the poses and safe alignment.  You will find all of these elements in my classes: Breath, core, alignment, learning, growing and safe challenges that will help you feel healthy, stronger and more flexible.”

Aymi Ayala: Beginners Yoga (Sundays, 7:45am & Candlelight Mixed Level Flow, Mondays 7:45pm)

“When I began my yoga practice I immediately felt a shift in every aspect of my life. I have always loved to teach! Before teaching yoga I worked as a preschool teacher and also tutored. My love for teaching lead me to obtain my 200hr yoga teacher certification. I wanted to share the gift of yoga with all of those around me. Today I am lucky enough to teach both adults and children.”

Anne Tager: Senior Yoga (Mondays, 2pm)

“I am excited to be teaching senior yoga at SSY this Fall.  Teaching seniors has long been an interest and focus for me.  I am inspired by the idea that yoga can be adapted to meet the needs of any student, regardless of age or physical limitations.  My aim is to provide my students with a supportive and joyful environment in which to develop a healthful yoga practice.  My classes will focus on the three A’s: alignment, accessibility, and adaptability.”


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