Oct
14
Mon
Introduction to Tai Chi – 8 week series @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Introduction to Chen Style Tai Chi

$120 for the 8-week series beginning May 6, 2019


You are invited to join Lao Shi (“Teacher”) Russell Sauls in the practice of traditional Chen Village Style Tai Chi. Come enjoy a unique approach to Health, Fitness, Meditation, and, at the intermediate level, Self-Defense.

This eight-week series begins on May 6 at 6:15PM. Class is limited to 10 students. RSVP by email to whirlingstillness@gmail.com

his ancient Chinese art is a unique method of whole-body exercise which especially enhances dynamic balance,  leg strength, and power developed from the core.

When mental and physical activity is in harmony with inner stillness, the Way of Tai Chi manifests as an exercise of Presence. Mindful movement expresses meditation in motion. Now the internal energy, the Qi, is activated and circulates freely. The Life Force becomes more robust and radiant.

About Master Russell Sauls:

  •  50th year practicing Martial Arts
  • Specializing in Tai Chi & Baguazhang for last 39 years

Master Russell SaulsUS Chinese Martial Arts Council National Champion

  • 1st Place – Wu Style TaiChi
  • 1st Place – Baguazhang

USKA Grand Nationals

  • 1st Place – Chinese Weapons (Bagua Sword)
  • 1st Place – Chinese Empty-Hand Forms

Russell has trained with Chen Tai Chi Master Wang Haijun since 2003:

  • All-China National Tai Chi Champion
  • 1st Place Empty-Hand Form, Sword, and Push Hands (3 consecutive years)

 



Russell Sauls is offers Level 2 Tai Chi at Breezeway and Level 1 Tai Chi at Balanced You Studios, 6712 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Maximum of 8 participants.

Private Lessons are available. For more information, email whirlingstillness@gmail.com


 Qi Gong is the Chinese art of Life Force Cultivation. The Level 1 practices that Russell teaches consist of 4 components:

(1) Ba Duan Jin (“8 Brocades” or “8 Treasures”)    

This set of exercises is documented to be at least 2300 years old. Connective tissue stiffness is replaced with youthful pliability. Helps to clear stagnation of Qi. 

(2) Dantien (“Field of Precious Elixir”) Qigong.   Major Qi centers are awakened & balanced via breath training, visualizations, & mindful movement. 

(3) Joint releases. A set of circular movements handed down from Tai Chi masters that release bound energy of the joints. 

 

Oct
17
Thu
Therapeutic Yoga with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PattyJoin patty each Thursday at noon for Therapeutic Yoga. A great class for beginners and those with injuries.

This class is gentle movement and stretching and is suitable for all experience levels. $15 per class. Beginners & Injuries Welcome!

Oct
19
Sat
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

Oct
20
Sun
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

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Restorative Yin Yoga with Becky Maze, RYT-500 @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA with Becky Maze, RYT-500

Restorative Yin yoga is a passive series of poses held for 3-5 minutes each. These poses target the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that cover the body to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. It is unique in that you relax in the posture. You soften and it can be meditative. Some benefits:

  • calms the mind
  • regulates energy
  • increases mobility, especially joints, connective tissue/flexibility
  • lowers stress/relaxation
  • greater stamina
  • lubricates joints
  • helps TMJ/migraines
  • aids in Yang practices (flow/vinyasa, etc)
  • teaches you to listen to your body

Practice both Yin/Yang (other types of Yoga) for balance.


“ I never liked Sunday evenings… weekend over, dreaded Monday morning looming… but some time ago, I discovered Becky’s Yin class and now I have something to look forward to at the close of the weekend. Becky’s classes are never repetitive… she expertly guides her yogis through a different series of yin poses each week, accompanied by soft eclectic music that really enhances the relaxing and soothing experience in mind and body. This class is a wonderful way to begin your week.”  

“Becky’s classes always have a nice flow and I leave feeling relaxed and restored for my week ahead. She is a great and caring yoga teacher!”

“ Becky takes the student through a series of stretches that are held for longer periods of time.  She pairs the stretches with music which helps me to focus on the stretch.  At the end of a session, I feel both stretched and relaxed at the same time.”


Becky Maze is a Knoxville native and has shown an interest in yoga since her college days. She is also a Dental Hygienist and holds a B.S. in Health Education. Her desire to know yoga’s balance intensified in 2005 as her life changed and growing pains ensued. She studied yoga under Asheville’s Cindy Dollar (Iyengar Method) at the Glowing Body and she claims Patty Dougherty to be one of her most precious mentors. She has a love for vinyasa and yin and is a Reiki Master. Her personal yoga journey has brought her into a more balanced lifestyle, which she delights in sharing with others through teaching.

You can reach Becky at tnbekka@gmail.com

 

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Oct
21
Mon
Gentle Yoga 4 EveryBODY with Cheri @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mondays at Noon – Yoga 4 EveryBODY with Cheri

In this class you will be introduced  to the teachings of yoga through physical movement, mediation, breath work and inspiration. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to treat their bodies with the love and respect it desires and deserves. Yoga 4 EveryBODY helps students stretch, learn, grow and be open to greater possibilities. Everyone at any level is welcome and encouraged to attend.

IMG_9143Cheri Pollack has been a student of yoga for almost 15 years. She believes that yoga can help everyBODY age more gracefully with ease, joy and lots of humor. Her practice has helped her find personal strength, stress relief and an inner knowing that “all is well.” Cheri loves to encourage others to let go of what doesn’t serve them and embrace their magnificence. Her classes are designed to compliment any lifestyle and ability level. They are geared to open student’s  to their true potential; physically, spiritually, and creatively. Cheri is a clay and mixed media artist. She teaches ‘Healing through Art Classes” at The Cancer Support Community. Cheri is happily married for over 25 years, mom to three sons who all attend the University of Tennessee and loves living in KnoxVegas! She received her professional yoga teacher training in Asheville at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2014.

You can reach Cheri at 865-789-5180 or functionalfunk@gmail.com .

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Introduction to Tai Chi – 8 week series @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Introduction to Chen Style Tai Chi

$120 for the 8-week series beginning May 6, 2019


You are invited to join Lao Shi (“Teacher”) Russell Sauls in the practice of traditional Chen Village Style Tai Chi. Come enjoy a unique approach to Health, Fitness, Meditation, and, at the intermediate level, Self-Defense.

This eight-week series begins on May 6 at 6:15PM. Class is limited to 10 students. RSVP by email to whirlingstillness@gmail.com

his ancient Chinese art is a unique method of whole-body exercise which especially enhances dynamic balance,  leg strength, and power developed from the core.

When mental and physical activity is in harmony with inner stillness, the Way of Tai Chi manifests as an exercise of Presence. Mindful movement expresses meditation in motion. Now the internal energy, the Qi, is activated and circulates freely. The Life Force becomes more robust and radiant.

About Master Russell Sauls:

  •  50th year practicing Martial Arts
  • Specializing in Tai Chi & Baguazhang for last 39 years

Master Russell SaulsUS Chinese Martial Arts Council National Champion

  • 1st Place – Wu Style TaiChi
  • 1st Place – Baguazhang

USKA Grand Nationals

  • 1st Place – Chinese Weapons (Bagua Sword)
  • 1st Place – Chinese Empty-Hand Forms

Russell has trained with Chen Tai Chi Master Wang Haijun since 2003:

  • All-China National Tai Chi Champion
  • 1st Place Empty-Hand Form, Sword, and Push Hands (3 consecutive years)

 



Russell Sauls is offers Level 2 Tai Chi at Breezeway and Level 1 Tai Chi at Balanced You Studios, 6712 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Maximum of 8 participants.

Private Lessons are available. For more information, email whirlingstillness@gmail.com


 Qi Gong is the Chinese art of Life Force Cultivation. The Level 1 practices that Russell teaches consist of 4 components:

(1) Ba Duan Jin (“8 Brocades” or “8 Treasures”)    

This set of exercises is documented to be at least 2300 years old. Connective tissue stiffness is replaced with youthful pliability. Helps to clear stagnation of Qi. 

(2) Dantien (“Field of Precious Elixir”) Qigong.   Major Qi centers are awakened & balanced via breath training, visualizations, & mindful movement. 

(3) Joint releases. A set of circular movements handed down from Tai Chi masters that release bound energy of the joints. 

 

Oct
24
Thu
Therapeutic Yoga with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PattyJoin patty each Thursday at noon for Therapeutic Yoga. A great class for beginners and those with injuries.

This class is gentle movement and stretching and is suitable for all experience levels. $15 per class. Beginners & Injuries Welcome!

Oct
26
Sat
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

Oct
27
Sun
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

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Restorative Yin Yoga with Becky Maze, RYT-500 @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA with Becky Maze, RYT-500

Restorative Yin yoga is a passive series of poses held for 3-5 minutes each. These poses target the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that cover the body to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. It is unique in that you relax in the posture. You soften and it can be meditative. Some benefits:

  • calms the mind
  • regulates energy
  • increases mobility, especially joints, connective tissue/flexibility
  • lowers stress/relaxation
  • greater stamina
  • lubricates joints
  • helps TMJ/migraines
  • aids in Yang practices (flow/vinyasa, etc)
  • teaches you to listen to your body

Practice both Yin/Yang (other types of Yoga) for balance.


“ I never liked Sunday evenings… weekend over, dreaded Monday morning looming… but some time ago, I discovered Becky’s Yin class and now I have something to look forward to at the close of the weekend. Becky’s classes are never repetitive… she expertly guides her yogis through a different series of yin poses each week, accompanied by soft eclectic music that really enhances the relaxing and soothing experience in mind and body. This class is a wonderful way to begin your week.”  

“Becky’s classes always have a nice flow and I leave feeling relaxed and restored for my week ahead. She is a great and caring yoga teacher!”

“ Becky takes the student through a series of stretches that are held for longer periods of time.  She pairs the stretches with music which helps me to focus on the stretch.  At the end of a session, I feel both stretched and relaxed at the same time.”


Becky Maze is a Knoxville native and has shown an interest in yoga since her college days. She is also a Dental Hygienist and holds a B.S. in Health Education. Her desire to know yoga’s balance intensified in 2005 as her life changed and growing pains ensued. She studied yoga under Asheville’s Cindy Dollar (Iyengar Method) at the Glowing Body and she claims Patty Dougherty to be one of her most precious mentors. She has a love for vinyasa and yin and is a Reiki Master. Her personal yoga journey has brought her into a more balanced lifestyle, which she delights in sharing with others through teaching.

You can reach Becky at tnbekka@gmail.com

 

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Oct
28
Mon
Gentle Yoga 4 EveryBODY with Cheri @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mondays at Noon – Yoga 4 EveryBODY with Cheri

In this class you will be introduced  to the teachings of yoga through physical movement, mediation, breath work and inspiration. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to treat their bodies with the love and respect it desires and deserves. Yoga 4 EveryBODY helps students stretch, learn, grow and be open to greater possibilities. Everyone at any level is welcome and encouraged to attend.

IMG_9143Cheri Pollack has been a student of yoga for almost 15 years. She believes that yoga can help everyBODY age more gracefully with ease, joy and lots of humor. Her practice has helped her find personal strength, stress relief and an inner knowing that “all is well.” Cheri loves to encourage others to let go of what doesn’t serve them and embrace their magnificence. Her classes are designed to compliment any lifestyle and ability level. They are geared to open student’s  to their true potential; physically, spiritually, and creatively. Cheri is a clay and mixed media artist. She teaches ‘Healing through Art Classes” at The Cancer Support Community. Cheri is happily married for over 25 years, mom to three sons who all attend the University of Tennessee and loves living in KnoxVegas! She received her professional yoga teacher training in Asheville at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2014.

You can reach Cheri at 865-789-5180 or functionalfunk@gmail.com .

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Introduction to Tai Chi – 8 week series @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Introduction to Chen Style Tai Chi

$120 for the 8-week series beginning May 6, 2019


You are invited to join Lao Shi (“Teacher”) Russell Sauls in the practice of traditional Chen Village Style Tai Chi. Come enjoy a unique approach to Health, Fitness, Meditation, and, at the intermediate level, Self-Defense.

This eight-week series begins on May 6 at 6:15PM. Class is limited to 10 students. RSVP by email to whirlingstillness@gmail.com

his ancient Chinese art is a unique method of whole-body exercise which especially enhances dynamic balance,  leg strength, and power developed from the core.

When mental and physical activity is in harmony with inner stillness, the Way of Tai Chi manifests as an exercise of Presence. Mindful movement expresses meditation in motion. Now the internal energy, the Qi, is activated and circulates freely. The Life Force becomes more robust and radiant.

About Master Russell Sauls:

  •  50th year practicing Martial Arts
  • Specializing in Tai Chi & Baguazhang for last 39 years

Master Russell SaulsUS Chinese Martial Arts Council National Champion

  • 1st Place – Wu Style TaiChi
  • 1st Place – Baguazhang

USKA Grand Nationals

  • 1st Place – Chinese Weapons (Bagua Sword)
  • 1st Place – Chinese Empty-Hand Forms

Russell has trained with Chen Tai Chi Master Wang Haijun since 2003:

  • All-China National Tai Chi Champion
  • 1st Place Empty-Hand Form, Sword, and Push Hands (3 consecutive years)

 



Russell Sauls is offers Level 2 Tai Chi at Breezeway and Level 1 Tai Chi at Balanced You Studios, 6712 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Maximum of 8 participants.

Private Lessons are available. For more information, email whirlingstillness@gmail.com


 Qi Gong is the Chinese art of Life Force Cultivation. The Level 1 practices that Russell teaches consist of 4 components:

(1) Ba Duan Jin (“8 Brocades” or “8 Treasures”)    

This set of exercises is documented to be at least 2300 years old. Connective tissue stiffness is replaced with youthful pliability. Helps to clear stagnation of Qi. 

(2) Dantien (“Field of Precious Elixir”) Qigong.   Major Qi centers are awakened & balanced via breath training, visualizations, & mindful movement. 

(3) Joint releases. A set of circular movements handed down from Tai Chi masters that release bound energy of the joints. 

 

Oct
31
Thu
Therapeutic Yoga with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PattyJoin patty each Thursday at noon for Therapeutic Yoga. A great class for beginners and those with injuries.

This class is gentle movement and stretching and is suitable for all experience levels. $15 per class. Beginners & Injuries Welcome!

Nov
2
Sat
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

Nov
3
Sun
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

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Restorative Yin Yoga with Becky Maze, RYT-500 @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA with Becky Maze, RYT-500

Restorative Yin yoga is a passive series of poses held for 3-5 minutes each. These poses target the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that cover the body to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. It is unique in that you relax in the posture. You soften and it can be meditative. Some benefits:

  • calms the mind
  • regulates energy
  • increases mobility, especially joints, connective tissue/flexibility
  • lowers stress/relaxation
  • greater stamina
  • lubricates joints
  • helps TMJ/migraines
  • aids in Yang practices (flow/vinyasa, etc)
  • teaches you to listen to your body

Practice both Yin/Yang (other types of Yoga) for balance.


“ I never liked Sunday evenings… weekend over, dreaded Monday morning looming… but some time ago, I discovered Becky’s Yin class and now I have something to look forward to at the close of the weekend. Becky’s classes are never repetitive… she expertly guides her yogis through a different series of yin poses each week, accompanied by soft eclectic music that really enhances the relaxing and soothing experience in mind and body. This class is a wonderful way to begin your week.”  

“Becky’s classes always have a nice flow and I leave feeling relaxed and restored for my week ahead. She is a great and caring yoga teacher!”

“ Becky takes the student through a series of stretches that are held for longer periods of time.  She pairs the stretches with music which helps me to focus on the stretch.  At the end of a session, I feel both stretched and relaxed at the same time.”


Becky Maze is a Knoxville native and has shown an interest in yoga since her college days. She is also a Dental Hygienist and holds a B.S. in Health Education. Her desire to know yoga’s balance intensified in 2005 as her life changed and growing pains ensued. She studied yoga under Asheville’s Cindy Dollar (Iyengar Method) at the Glowing Body and she claims Patty Dougherty to be one of her most precious mentors. She has a love for vinyasa and yin and is a Reiki Master. Her personal yoga journey has brought her into a more balanced lifestyle, which she delights in sharing with others through teaching.

You can reach Becky at tnbekka@gmail.com

 

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Nov
4
Mon
Gentle Yoga 4 EveryBODY with Cheri @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mondays at Noon – Yoga 4 EveryBODY with Cheri

In this class you will be introduced  to the teachings of yoga through physical movement, mediation, breath work and inspiration. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to treat their bodies with the love and respect it desires and deserves. Yoga 4 EveryBODY helps students stretch, learn, grow and be open to greater possibilities. Everyone at any level is welcome and encouraged to attend.

IMG_9143Cheri Pollack has been a student of yoga for almost 15 years. She believes that yoga can help everyBODY age more gracefully with ease, joy and lots of humor. Her practice has helped her find personal strength, stress relief and an inner knowing that “all is well.” Cheri loves to encourage others to let go of what doesn’t serve them and embrace their magnificence. Her classes are designed to compliment any lifestyle and ability level. They are geared to open student’s  to their true potential; physically, spiritually, and creatively. Cheri is a clay and mixed media artist. She teaches ‘Healing through Art Classes” at The Cancer Support Community. Cheri is happily married for over 25 years, mom to three sons who all attend the University of Tennessee and loves living in KnoxVegas! She received her professional yoga teacher training in Asheville at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2014.

You can reach Cheri at 865-789-5180 or functionalfunk@gmail.com .

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Introduction to Tai Chi – 8 week series @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Introduction to Chen Style Tai Chi

$120 for the 8-week series beginning May 6, 2019


You are invited to join Lao Shi (“Teacher”) Russell Sauls in the practice of traditional Chen Village Style Tai Chi. Come enjoy a unique approach to Health, Fitness, Meditation, and, at the intermediate level, Self-Defense.

This eight-week series begins on May 6 at 6:15PM. Class is limited to 10 students. RSVP by email to whirlingstillness@gmail.com

his ancient Chinese art is a unique method of whole-body exercise which especially enhances dynamic balance,  leg strength, and power developed from the core.

When mental and physical activity is in harmony with inner stillness, the Way of Tai Chi manifests as an exercise of Presence. Mindful movement expresses meditation in motion. Now the internal energy, the Qi, is activated and circulates freely. The Life Force becomes more robust and radiant.

About Master Russell Sauls:

  •  50th year practicing Martial Arts
  • Specializing in Tai Chi & Baguazhang for last 39 years

Master Russell SaulsUS Chinese Martial Arts Council National Champion

  • 1st Place – Wu Style TaiChi
  • 1st Place – Baguazhang

USKA Grand Nationals

  • 1st Place – Chinese Weapons (Bagua Sword)
  • 1st Place – Chinese Empty-Hand Forms

Russell has trained with Chen Tai Chi Master Wang Haijun since 2003:

  • All-China National Tai Chi Champion
  • 1st Place Empty-Hand Form, Sword, and Push Hands (3 consecutive years)

 



Russell Sauls is offers Level 2 Tai Chi at Breezeway and Level 1 Tai Chi at Balanced You Studios, 6712 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Maximum of 8 participants.

Private Lessons are available. For more information, email whirlingstillness@gmail.com


 Qi Gong is the Chinese art of Life Force Cultivation. The Level 1 practices that Russell teaches consist of 4 components:

(1) Ba Duan Jin (“8 Brocades” or “8 Treasures”)    

This set of exercises is documented to be at least 2300 years old. Connective tissue stiffness is replaced with youthful pliability. Helps to clear stagnation of Qi. 

(2) Dantien (“Field of Precious Elixir”) Qigong.   Major Qi centers are awakened & balanced via breath training, visualizations, & mindful movement. 

(3) Joint releases. A set of circular movements handed down from Tai Chi masters that release bound energy of the joints. 

 

Nov
7
Thu
Therapeutic Yoga with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PattyJoin patty each Thursday at noon for Therapeutic Yoga. A great class for beginners and those with injuries.

This class is gentle movement and stretching and is suitable for all experience levels. $15 per class. Beginners & Injuries Welcome!

Nov
9
Sat
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

Nov
10
Sun
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

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