Vigorous Yoga


This class is taught by:

Jessica Giordano

Jessica is proud to have been sharing yoga as a healing modality ever since completing her 200 hour teacher certification program through Samadhi Yoga Studio in 2007. She now participates as part of the teaching staff for the Samadhi 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Program and she has been teaching yoga to the local community for over ten years. Offering an eclectic approach to yoga, Jessica is known for infusing physical practice with the use of heartfelt music, intention, and poetry. She encourages her students to approach yoga from a place of compassion, creativity, and intuition and to utilize the mindful elements of the practice in order to facilitate a kinder relationship to self and greater connectedness to the world around us. Jessica holds a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and has a private psychotherapy practice which combines modern psychology with mindfulness and other evolutionary disciplines

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?

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.

Caroline O'Dwyer

Caroline O’Dwyer has been practicing and studying yoga since 2003, and certified to teach since 2010. Her background includes a wide variety of styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Anusara and Restorative yoga. She began her studies with Lauren Lanham at Yoga for Everybody in Fairfield, Connecticut, when she was just 15 years old. Over the next 5 years, she frequented master classes and workshops with senior teachers in and around New York City, including Dharma Mittra, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Bryan Kest, Siva Rea, and Mitchel Bleier. In 2008 Caroline moved to Paris, France to study abroad for over a year during her undergraduate program at UConn. While in Paris, she studied at Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche, and participated in an apprenticeship program in Ashtanga Yoga practices with Charles Bensusen, and also studied intensively with Mika de Brito, whose unique approach to vinyasa sequencing greatly enriched her experience.

She returned to the United States at the end of 2009, and completed a 200-hour teacher training program at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California, with its founders, Ganga White and Tracey Rich in the summer of 2010. After completing her undergrad, Caroline moved to Rochester NY, where she earned her Master’s Degree at the Eastman School of Music, and studied Iyengar yoga with Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga. His expertise in alignment and anatomy, as well as pranayama and meditation has deeply influenced Caroline’s teaching to this day.

Currently, Caroline is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice and Opera at the University of Connecticut, and has been teaching group and private classes at Storrs Yoga Center since she moved to the area in 2013. All of Caroline’s classes are deeply informed by a strong foundation in human anatomy and proper posture alignment, as well as sensitivity and awareness of injuries, limitations in range of motion, and experience of each student at every age and level of practice.

Beth Prose

It was love at first sun salutation for me about ten years ago. I was instantly fascinated by the spiritual, emotional and physical facets of yoga. To gain a deeper understanding of the special gifts of yoga, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi Studio in Manchester, CT in 2014. I feel honored to share the gifts of yoga with my students.

The lessons I learn on the mat serve me well off the mat as a mom of three boys, an endurance athlete and an English as a Second Language teacher at Windham Public Schools.

Our physically challenging classes help you develop strength and endurance, and include more advanced postures and breathing exercises. These classes make you sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Nov 18 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jessica Giordano
  • Mon Nov 19 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Susan Barlow
  • Wed Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sun Nov 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jessica Giordano
  • Mon Nov 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Wed Nov 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sun Dec 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jessica Giordano
  • Mon Dec 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Wed Dec 05 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sun Dec 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Beth Prose
  • Mon Dec 10 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Wed Dec 12 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sun Dec 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Beth Prose
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sun Dec 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jessica Giordano
  • Mon Dec 24 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Wed Dec 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Molly Bushey
  • Sun Dec 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jessica Giordano
  • Mon Dec 31 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Caroline O'Dwyer