Jessa Brixiuse-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
I began practicing yoga at the age of eighteen as a way to maintain the flexibility I developed from 16 years of dance prior. Shortly after the physical benefits of yoga were unveiled, I began to also notice the mental benefits. I felt stronger physically, emotionally, and I even grew half an inch taller!
With a background in physical fitness, I am dedicated to assisting you on your mat, providing hands-on adjustments and guidance. I believe that yoga is a life-mimicking practice; working with your body, not against your body. Yoga provides us the opportunity to cultivate calmness, so we can leave the mat feeling fuller and richer than when we first walked in.
In 2010, I became 200 hour certified in Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Slow Burn, and Yin. I later completed my Yoga Sculpt training as well as Pre and Postnatal.Dr. Alayna CronkChiropractor/Co-founder & e-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and a newly certified yoga teacher with a passion for anatomy, functional movement and biomechanics. I began practicing yoga in Los Angeles a lifetime ago when I had the bright idea of pursuing a career in modeling and acting. Between all of the auditions, all over a huge city, I used yoga to help alleviate stress in a tough industry. The more time I spent with the mat, the better I felt, and realized there must be something to this yoga thing. So, I began attending the studio more, paying attention to body and movement and pushing myself to see what I could do in each practice.
I have been in sports most of my life, my biggest concentration on gymnastics. Needless to say, strength and flexibility have always been important to me. I would sit in front of the clock in all three split positions, and help these stretches for 30-60 minutes at a time. As I dove more into yoga, I began to revisit the flexibility that I was starting to lose. There is only so much the body can retain in short bursts of stretches. In this, I discovered something about yoga, and the body's ability to move, to stretch and to heal. Since then, I have been hooked and plan on incorporating my knowledge as a doctor with my passion for yoga!Wendy Gutknechte-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
My yoga journey began back in 2010 when I joined a yoga class at the club. The beautiful yogi helped guide me to open the heart and quiet the monkey mind. With a soothing tone and connected asanas, she spoke about being in the present and that the present is a gift. Throughout the days, that quote resonated with me. Whenever that yogi taught a class, I was in it drinking in the love.
During one class, the yogi was not there and it was 10 minutes into class.I laid in savasana thinking that I should rise and guide the class because these yogis made it a priority to be there. Slowly, I rose and introduced myself, saying that I would be their yoga instructor today. The frazzled yogi came in minutes after I began. She hugged me and with a kiss on the cheek, graciously thanked me for stepping up. It was then that I knew that being a yoga instructor was my calling.
Yoga is the union of mind, body, and spirit. My promise is that I will always hold true to the integrity of building a yoga community in the classroom. Namaste.
Stretch, Strength & Flow
This class is as fusion of strength poses, stretches held at length mixed together by a vinyasa style flow. This class begins with a slower paced flow through Sun Salutations, Standing Postures and moving into a gentle vinyasa flow to prepare the body for those deeper stretches and longer holds. Props may be used such as blocks, straps, blankets or bolsters to assist in deepening the hold and/or stretch. This flow is followed by long and passive holds to target joints, connective tissues and fascia. Prepare to build heat and challenge yourself into finding greater strength and deeper flexibility. This class is suited for all levels.
A vinyasa style yoga practice, meaning connecting breath and movement. In Power Vinyasa, we’ll begin with dynamic postures that will challenge your physical limitations and end with deep stretches focused on recovery and calm. Want to get stronger? Come for the physical benefits. Want to have more clarity and ease in your mind? Come for the mental benefits. The class is designed to accommodate all levels.
Slow Flow & Restorative
Slow flow is the physical practice of yoga while restorative holds poses for approximately 5 minutes. Slow flow allows you to connect deeply to your breath and stay in postures long enough to become acutely aware of their sensations. Restorative yoga typically involves three to five poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. These poses can include light twists, seated forward folds, heart and shoulder openers, hips, and gentle back bends. This practice includes guided meditation for relaxation and inner peace.
New to yoga or just want to take a refresher? The beginner Vinyasa class is a slower-paced class intended for those who want to learn the fundamentals of a Vinyasa practice or to remember the basics of postures and alignment. The instructor will offer hands-on adjustments and posture modifications to accommodate new or tighter bodies. Feel free to use blocks and straps, available free of charge. Your instructor is happy to answer your questions.
This class is designed to keep you moving! You’ll flow continuously through strong sequences of traditional Sun Salutations and standing postures, linking breath with movement and build strength and endurance as you push the edge of your balance and flexibility. When you hit that sweet spot and the endorphins kick in, a pushup suddenly becomes an exercise in weightlessness—you glide, you float, you sail into a blissful final relaxation.
This class is designed to release tension, align and create space in the body. A slow but deep practice targeting chronically tight areas such as shoulders, back, hips, hamstrings, and quads. Poses will be held for 3 to 5 minutes, but you will be working through these poses reaching for greater depth.