Alignment Yoga with Ron Felix – Multi-Level 2 and 3

This class is an upper level class so you have already earned your stripes by being in several series of an alignment style (like Iyengar ) yoga at Level 1. This class builds on that beginner’s level, refines it with more advanced poses and introduces you to a theme type practice. A theme could be a class focusing on back bends or forward bends etc. In addition you will be working on an inversion practice as your knowledge and experience as a beginner has taught you what not to do as compared to what you can do.

This class is taught in an 8-week series but drop-ins @ $15/class will be allowed with permission from the teacher.

Ron Felix – 865-584-0057

ron_felix@bellsouth.net

Yoga with David

Yoga with David

David Morgan teaches classes designed on the fly for whomever attends, drawing on his 13 years of teaching experience.

Beginners and more advanced practitioners welcome!

David can modify any pose for any ability level, and add layers of difficulty for those who want more of a challenge.

Small class size guarantees individualized attention.

$15 drop-in /  $10 student  /  Breezeway cards accepted

No hands-on assists for the time being.


David Morgan and family

David Morgan is an experienced yoga facilitator who has led more than 1,000 yoga experiences from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. In addition to 200-hour certification as a Kripalu Yoga teacher, he is a certified traditional Thai yoga therapist and student massage therapist. He is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT® 200 and YACEP® (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.

 

 

Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200

Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200

Unlike Hatha Yoga, this gentle Kundalini class employs lots of movement but does not require precise alignment or advanced knowledge of yoga asanas.  Unlike vinyasa or Pilates, it’s not a physical workout in the usual sense.  The emphasis is on meditation, focusing on the breath to lead the movements and cultivating awareness of every sensation in the body.  We begin with gentle stretching of the spine and back, progressing through the legs and torso in a sequence expertly designed by KBK to awaken the innate energy we all possess. This practice aligns with Vedantan and Tantric traditions emphasizing integration and unity, experiencing the infinite in ourselves right here, right now in the very body we’re in. Some mantra is used, but it isn’t emphasized.  Class ends with about an eight-minute narrated relaxation in Shavasana (corpse pose). Donations are welcome but no one is turned away for lack of funds.


waynestaggWayne is retired from UT after 32 years in communications. He discovered Yoga through Hari Bhajan Kaur (HBK), a certified Kundalini instructor, and student of Yogi Bhajan and a founding member of his ashram in Espanola, NM. She modified a very rigorous practice to accommodate injuries sustained while serving in the US Air Force. The result is a gentle Kundalini class almost anyone can do. When she moved to Florida, she entrusted Wayne with the continuation of her classes. He has been teaching Yoga at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church for 12 years. He and his wife, Heather, enjoy music and share their home with two remarkable cats. Wayne is an amateur bass player in an informal weekly jam with swing-era jazz musicians.

Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200

Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200

Unlike Hatha Yoga, this gentle Kundalini class employs lots of movement but does not require precise alignment or advanced knowledge of yoga asanas.  Unlike vinyasa or Pilates, it’s not a physical workout in the usual sense.  The emphasis is on meditation, focusing on the breath to lead the movements and cultivating awareness of every sensation in the body.  We begin with gentle stretching of the spine and back, progressing through the legs and torso in a sequence expertly designed by KBK to awaken the innate energy we all possess. This practice aligns with Vedantan and Tantric traditions emphasizing integration and unity, experiencing the infinite in ourselves right here, right now in the very body we’re in. Some mantra is used, but it isn’t emphasized.  Class ends with about an eight-minute narrated relaxation in Shavasana (corpse pose). Donations are welcome but no one is turned away for lack of funds.


waynestaggWayne is retired from UT after 32 years in communications. He discovered Yoga through Hari Bhajan Kaur (HBK), a certified Kundalini instructor, and student of Yogi Bhajan and a founding member of his ashram in Espanola, NM. She modified a very rigorous practice to accommodate injuries sustained while serving in the US Air Force. The result is a gentle Kundalini class almost anyone can do. When she moved to Florida, she entrusted Wayne with the continuation of her classes. He has been teaching Yoga at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church for 12 years. He and his wife, Heather, enjoy music and share their home with two remarkable cats. Wayne is an amateur bass player in an informal weekly jam with swing-era jazz musicians.

Stretch and Flow Yoga with Mary June Thompson

Stretch & Flow Yoga, Mondays 12:00-1:00

Find a beautiful balance between stretching and movement during our time together. Recognizing that many of us experience chronic tension, tightness, and/or lack of flexibility, this class blends poses that stretch, lengthen, and strengthen muscles with elements of a traditional flow class–such as sun salutation/warrior variations and balancing poses–creating a whole body experience on the mat. This gentle yet invigorating practice is for everyone, regardless of experience or ability.


Mary June Thompson, RYT 500

Mary June is a dedicated long-time practitioner who believes in the ability of yoga to align body, mind, and spirit; relieve stress; and improve overall health. She loves teaching yoga to help others receive these benefits. Mary June has completed both 200-hour and 300-hour Advanced yoga trainings, as well as additional certifications in Yin, Yoga for Cancer, and Restorative Yoga. Off the mat, she is also a self-taught chef, herbalist, avid gardener, and holistic health expert who enjoys spending time with her husband and fur babies and soaking up the sun on a beach whenever possible.

Beginning Yoga Series with Judson Nichols

This series is designed for absolute beginners to yoga, but is also suitable for those wanting a refresher or to become reacquainted with their practice after an injury or long absence. Judson will start with the absolute basics and help you adjust based on your body’s idiosyncrasies! The class is targeted to help you, and will get you ready to walk into other classes, including personalized advice for next steps.

Connect with Judson via email: judson@judsonnichols.com


Judson Nichols, RYT

Judson began taking Integral Yoga classes in Athens, Georgia, in 1998. In 2006, after moving to Knoxville, he decided that the time was right to answer along g-heard calling to teach yoga to others. Judson applied and was accepted to Stephanie’s teacher training course in Asheville. For a while, he taught morning yoga classes at the Rush’s Walker Springs and Farragut locations. He also taught at Aravinda from its opening in February 2011 to its closing in May 2012.

He has been teaching at the Glowing Body since it opened in September 2008 and has also taught at Balanced You and the Cherokee Mills Fitness Center since July 2012.

Judson believes that yoga helps us become more aware of ourselves and the habits we get into that make us unwell. In the process of getting stronger, more flexible, more relaxed, and more balanced, we also become more able to let go of the things we don’t need to cling to – stresses, tensions, emotions, thoughts. . . They’re all wonderful things to have — but the accumulation of them is burdensome. By letting go of the things we don’t need, we discover ourselves more able to do what needs to be done, to be whom we need to be.

New Year’s Day All Levels Flow with Laura Clingan

 

Get the New Year off to a great start with a 75-minute power flow yoga class for all levels. Designed to build strength, flexibility, and endurance, this class will link sequences of poses connecting movement with the breath to cultivate concentration and mindfulness. Ring in the New Year with an upbeat playlist and a feel good practice that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2020.


Laura Clingan, RYT-200

Laura completed her 200-RYT training in 2018 with Kim Lomonoco at The Glowing Body in Knoxville, TN. She enjoys practicing and teaching power flow, Yin, and gentle yoga. Her belief is that the physical and mental benefits of yoga are attainable for anyone regardless of physical ability. She works to meet her students where they are and encourages self-acceptance and compassion. 

New Year’s Eve

We will close at 6PM. Happy New Year! Welcome 2020!

Sunday Yinyasa with Jill Bartine

Currently, Jill is offering this class outside with masks and social distancing. Sign up ahead with Jill flutistyogini@gmail.com — sign ups open Thursday.

Jill’s Yinyasa class is a favorite among her students because it truly combines the best of both worlds. Jill seamlessly weaves together slow flow (vinyasa) and long passive holds (yin) to create the perfect balance of movement and stillness, effort and ease. What a way to wind down your weekend!
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Jill 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. 

Slow. Steady. Strong. with Megan Fields

Megan’s yoga practice began with VHS tapes (remember those?) in the privacy of her home to pursuing the RYT 200hr certification through Asheville Yoga Center.  She is currently pursuing her RYT 500hr training through Kripalu and recently completed her 200hr meditation training through Sarah McLean Meditation Institute.  Passionate about the benefits of yoga and meditation she enjoys sharing this journey with all ages and experience levels.

Her personal practice includes a variety of styles such as restorative, yin, and ropes wall, but mostly vinyasa flow. Megan teaches Slow.Steady.Strong on Monday mornings at 9:30.

In Slow.Steady.Strong, she’ll invite slow, calming flows and inspiring poses to support you for the rest of the week. Variations will be offered for all, from beginner to more advanced.  Explore your personal edge, be kind and gentle to yourself along the way, and ultimately discover increased strength, flexibility, and resilience in both body and mind. This class is about practicing yoga with purpose and cultivating mindfulness. If you breathe, you qualify. Appropriate for all levels.