Gentle Yoga


This class is taught by:

Susan Barlow

Teaching yoga lets me share the benefits that I receive from yoga—relaxation, challenge, mobility, self-observation, self-improvement, and meeting others interested in the philosophical and health benefits of yoga.

I started practicing yoga in the 1970s. In 2017 I completed the 200-hour teacher training at Samadhi yoga in Manchester, and teach there as well as at other local studios. I have taught tai chi since 2008.

My goal as a yoga teacher is to bring yoga to everyone who is willing to give it a try! May I share my appreciation for yoga with you?

Suzanne Hathaway

The first time I fell in love with yoga was in Kindergarten. My teacher, Mr. Wielgorecki, led our class in practice each day before rest time. It made my heart sing, connecting me to something deeper than myself that I didn’t understand. When I rediscovered yoga in my mid-twenties, it felt like I stepped into a forgotten part of myself that I’d known forever. A number of years later, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a RYT 200 certified yoga teacher through Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester, Connecticut. I'm currently studying for my advanced level yoga teacher training. My goal is to foster a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment for people to explore and develop their yoga. My classes focus on alignment and sequencing meant to open, strengthen, lengthen and heal. I look forward to sharing my love of yoga with you!

Molly Bushey

Molly’s inability to touch her toes guided her to take her first yoga class in 2012. The abilities she has gained beyond any physical ones enticed her to complete her yoga teacher training in 2017. Yoga has granted her the ability to see things without judgement and to find peace of mind in any situation.
 
Molly’s goal for her classes is to create a welcoming space for all students to find their practice to enjoy all that yoga has to offer and maybe share a few smiles along the way.

Torin Brine

I took my first yoga class in the late 1970's. At that time there was an Integral yoga ashram in Pomfret and the class was their basic level routine. I knew I loved it from the start and memorized it so that I could practice without having to attend classes. I continued my practice fitting it in around school, jobs, raising kids, etc. Once my kids were grown I started exploring other yoga offerings in the area and took YTT at Kripalu in 2012. Jurian Hughes and Carolyn Sudha led. Since then I have continued my training completing 2 of 10 units toward Pranakriya 500 hour YTT with Yoganand Michael Carroll (Pranayama and Pradipika). I also completed a 10 day silent Vipassana retreat (12/2013) with S.N.Goenka.
I live in Mansfield work at RGH OR as a nurse and enjoy gardening, bicycling, ice skating, swimming, contra dance and hiking.

Shadia Heenan

Shadia discovered yoga over ten years ago in her hometown of Houston, TX. Since then she has explored various studios, workshops, and schools of thought.

Through yoga, Shadia found something to ground her in a world of chaos. She believes yoga is the vehicle that transports one from the outside realm of a busy world, to the quiet space within. Shadia aspires to help others connect their mind, body, and soul through yoga and meditation, all while in a safe space, without judgment.

Shadia completed her 200-HR certification through the Yandara Yoga Institute, in Bali, Indonesia, and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra. She completed her 300-HR certification through the SchoolYoga Institute in Cusco, Peru, where she also trained in shamanic healing techniques and sacred ceremonies.

She brings her creative background to the mat with each session, incorporating various styles and teachings for a fluid yet cohesive experience. Her students have described her class as being the perfect balance of invigorating and meditative, and always an intentional time to focus and be present.

www.shadiaheenan.com

Gentle classes are great for beginners—and everyone interested in a slow, peaceful practice. This class includes basic breathing exercises as well as a variety of standing, sitting, and supine postures. It’s a way to recharge while meeting some physical challenges.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Susan Barlow
  • Mon Jan 21 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Suzanne Hathaway
  • Wed Jan 23 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sat Jan 26 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Torin Brine
  • Mon Jan 28 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Shadia Heenan
  • Wed Jan 30 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sat Feb 02 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Torin Brine
  • Mon Feb 04 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Shadia Heenan
  • Wed Feb 06 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sat Feb 09 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Torin Brine
  • Mon Feb 11 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Shadia Heenan
  • Wed Feb 13 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sat Feb 16 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Torin Brine
  • Mon Feb 18 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Shadia Heenan
  • Wed Feb 20 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sat Feb 23 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Torin Brine
  • Mon Feb 25 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Shadia Heenan
  • Wed Feb 27 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sat Mar 02 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Torin Brine
  • Mon Mar 04 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Shadia Heenan