Classic Hatha: Level I/II


This class is taught by:

Tricia Fleming

 
~ Yoga Instructor 
 
Yoga was a natural progression for Tricia after a life of competitive figure skating followed by studies in Exercise Physiology in college. She has been teaching for 15 years and feels as strongly about yoga today as when she started.  While she loves the physical side of yoga her keen interest lies within the practice of mindfulness and the science behind  it.  Her classes are flow based with a heavy emphasis on the breath-movement connection and the practice of mindfulness while moving.
 
Tricia has studied with Dee Silvers, David Swenson, Manju Jois, David Williams, Seane Corn, Michelle Synnestvedt and John Friend (gasp).
 
When not slaving at the studios she can often be found stressing out her vocal cords on the sidelines of one of her 3 daughters lacrosse games.
 
 

Teri McGann

 
~ Yoga Instructor: RYT500, E-RYT200
 
Teri McGann is a Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level. With over 3500 hours of teaching experience and 300 plus hours of independent credit hours she also holds the Educator status with YA. She is certified in Pilates through Balanced Body and held certification with American College of Sports Medicine. Most recently her practice expanded to include energy balancing of the subtle body (doshas) and is working toward certification as a yoga therapist. She has been a student of yoga for over 30 years and a teacher for the last 10. Before teaching, Teri spent much of her time at her potter’s wheel in her at home studio and can be found there most days still. She holds a BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art and a BA in History from Temple University.
 
Teri’s classes are dynamic and inspired, a blending of the Anusara alignment based yoga in which she earned her 200 hr certification with Michelle Synnesvedt and a creative mixing of other styles she has explored and cherished. “Just as colors on a palette are individual and unique, they may be blended together to form different hue, or when placed side by side, offer contrast. I could no sooner paint with a single color, as I could not imagine teaching from one style. The Iyengar, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin, and Amma traditions.... All these beautiful systems are part of who I am, a culmination of the practice I’ve crafted, and are in part, what I can offer back.”
 
Attending Teri’s classes, one can expect welcoming fellowship, alignment based instruction, creative sequencing, and most importantly humor. She teaches to what she observes and honors personal requests and suggestions . “I love to allow the creative process to flow. Developing and mapping out an idea has its merits, but freshness and vibrancy often comes from the freedom of not getting too invested in a singular plan or idea. The teachings and the practice should support and nurture an individual’s growth in physical strength, flexibility, and also spirit. I always strive to honor and respect these attributes, and simultaneously present them in a way that is both enlightening, at times entertaining, and hopefully always fulfilling.”
 
Most recently Teri’s studies have included delving deep into the the subtle body and its energies. She recently completed a 300 hour cerification in Ammayanni Yoga Therapy, which incorporates subtle energy balancing and positional therapy yoga with Bridget Yanni, founder and inspirational force
behind Amma Yanni Yoga Center and School. Though these are specific modalities, Teri has enhanced her regular classes by introducing some of these techniques. “Nothing makes me happier than to be able to share
what I’ve learned or experienced. To offer back honors the teachings, my teachers. the students, and all those whose lives they touch. This connectivity is why I practice.”
 
Yoga has been a continual thread weaving in and out of much of Teri’s life over the last few decades. An avid skier, Teri enjoys the slopes of
Pennsylvania, has skied up and down the East coast from PA to Maine, and considers Colorado a second home. If not skiing the mountains, she can be found hiking them. “Hiking all 54 of the 14er’s would be a goal. I’ve done one. There’s time. They aren’t going anywhere. (wink). I do not roll up my mat and forget my practice. My life, this journey. Doing the things I love with people who inspire me....thats my yoga!”

Barbara Richardson

 
~ Yoga Instructor/ Pilates Instructor
 
Barbara began practicing yoga in 1995. Seeking to deepen her practice and delve into the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga, she took a leap of faith and entered a teacher training program led by Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. She received her 250-hour yoga teacher certification in 2004. In 2005, Barbara studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and received her certification in Restorative Yoga. In 2006, she returned to Wake Up Yoga and completed her certification to teach Yin Yoga.
 
Additionally, Barbara has attended workshops with Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Sarah Powers, David Williams, an John Friend. Barbara’s classes focus on building strength, examining the rhythm of breath and finding stillness during fluid movement.
 
Barbara completed Pilates Mat training with IM=X in 2008 and Pilates Reformer training levels I, II and III with Balanced Body University in 2009.

Elizabeth Moulder

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Elizabeth completed her teacher training in 2006 at Wake Up Yoga after being inspired by teachers and studies in college to delve into eastern philosophy. During her yoga training, she developed an interest in the anatomical and physiological aspects of the practice while furthering her understanding of its philosophy.
 
She has since completed trainings with great teachers, and was certified to teach prenatal yoga in 2007. She continues to frequently study and practice yoga, and maintains a constant fascination with the help of her studies, her students and her teachers.
 

Matthew Mitlas

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Matthew Mitlas is a popular yoga instructor with thousands of hours of teaching experience. Originally trained and certified in a private program led by his yoga mentor, he has since continued his studies with highly regarded teachers in the Philadelphia area. Influenced by classical and modern yoga traditions, Matthew brings a highly personalized experience to each of his students by creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which beginner and seasoned yogis alike can develop an authentic yoga practice. His classes are focused on functional poses that bring ease to the shoulders, back, and hips while exploring the importance of breath in opening the body and quieting the mind, all weaved together through his poetic instruction and inspiring Dharma talks. 
 
 

Emily Lambert

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Emily Lambert has been practicing yoga since 2003 when she first stepped inside the single Twisters’ studio in Erdenheim. As Twisters has blossomed, so has Emily’s love of yoga, inspiring her to pursue a 200-hour Anusara teacher training at Yogaphoria in New Hope, PA in 2009 and advanced trainings in prenatal and anatomy & therapeutics, as well.
 
Emily aspires to teach alignment-based classes encouraging students to dive deeper into their practice and into their hearts, learning there is always more, both on and off the mat. Please join her.
 
 
All Levels Welcome
 
 
Hatha yoga provides students with a safe and supportive environment to explore optimal physical alignment in yoga poses. Students will move slowly and mindfully, deepening their understanding of poses while quieting the mind through this breath focused practice.  Because this style has less weight bearing activity for the upper body it is perfect for students who are newer to yoga or recovering from upper body injuries.
 
 
Recommended For:

- Brand new beginners.
- Seniors.
- Students healing from an injury or with an injury.
- Intermediate students deepening current practice with alignment work.
- Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 16 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Tricia Fleming
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Oct 16 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Mon Oct 16 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Barbara Richardson
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Oct 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Carol Kowalewski
    at Ambler
  • Mon Oct 16 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Oct 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Tue Oct 17 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Tue Oct 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Oct 18 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Oct 18 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Wed Oct 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Carol Kowalewski
    at Ambler
  • Wed Oct 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Oct 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Thu Oct 19 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Thu Oct 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Oct 20 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Oct 20 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Sat Oct 21 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Emily Lambert
    at Ambler
  • Sat Oct 21 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Sun Oct 22 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Emily Lambert
    at Ambler