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75-Min Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Level 2


This class is taught by:

Melissa Christensen

Bio: Lead Teacher Trainer for Spectra School of Yoga - Yoga quickly became a way of life for Melissa when she noticed that the most significant impact of her practice was happening off the mat. With a strong desire to find a deeper meaning and more balanced way of life, she delved into the authentic teachings and philosophy behind the science and practice of yoga. Now an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher, having graduated from Yoga Pura’s 500-hour Advanced Studies & Teacher Training program in Phoenix, AZ, she is devoted to sharing her passion for yoga and the gift this transformational practice offers to all of her students. Her teaching style is balanced between the philosophical and physical offerings of yoga. Whether it’s through flowing vinyasa movement or a slow quiet practice like yin, she takes students on a journey. Using the tools of yoga, married with skillfully selected music and postures, she offers insights and experiments that encourage students to notice unhelpful habits in an effort to find greater joy and peace on and off the mat. Her intention is to challenge both your body and mind - question your perception of reality - leaving you with a profound opportunity for transformation. Fulfilling a deepening intention to teach and share this practice, she is now co-lead teacher for Spectra School of Yoga's Teacher Training program. Melissa is forever thankful to her teachers and friends for guiding and encouraging her as she continues to deepen her own practice and teachings.
 
Teaching Style: My teaching style is balanced between the philosophical and physical offerings of yoga. Whether it’s through flowing vinyasa movement or a slow quiet practice like yin, both with a mindful focus on breath, I take students on a journey. Using the tools of yoga and sharing personal experiences married with skillfully selected music and postures, I offer insights and experiments that encourage students to notice unhelpful habits in an effort to find greater joy and peace on and off the mat. My intention is to challenge both your body and mind - and question your perception of reality - leaving you with a profound opportunity for transformation.
 
3 things that I would put in a time capsule: Picture of me and my husband; a Jai Uttal CD and a Cookbook about all things Bacon. :)
 
Find Me: www.yoginimelissac.com and www.yinyins.com

Jaclyn Avalos

Bio: Jaclyn was born and raised in Orange County, and studied Health Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. She has always been very active, committing early on to dance, gymnastics, soccer, and swim, but it wasn't until she began her yoga journey after college that she found her true passion. Jaclyn lives to be outdoors, loves to cook, and truly believes in the healing forces of nature. In 2009, Jaclyn completed her RYT Power Vinyasa yoga training, and since has been trained and certified in Hot yoga, Sculpting yoga, Restorative yoga, and mat Pilates. For Jaclyn, practicing yoga has had such a positive impact both physically and mentally. Every day she looks forward to sharing her knowledge to help educate others about the many benefits of yoga, and inspiring individuals to live healthier, happier lives.
 
Teaching Style: I think of my teaching style as graceful but challenging. Combining breath and movement with fines and strength.
 
3 things I would put in a time capsule: If I were to put three items in a time capsule so someone in the future could better understand me, I would put a photo of my amazing family showing one of our many fiestas in Yucatan, my swim fins because I should've been born with gills, and the yoga BeachBody dvd I just filmed because it was a huge yoga stepping stone for me and my little claim to fame :)
 
Find Me: Facebook @ Jaclyn Avalos

Leslie Rothman

Bio: Yoga became a way of life for me when my youngest son was in pre-kindergarten and I had time to dedicate to the practice. After my first yoga class, I was hooked! I love that I was able to have an hour or two out of the day to dedicate to myself and I was able to focus on nothing but what was happening on the mat. I soon became a regular on my yoga mat, practicing any free time I had. I love how yoga challenged me, at the same leaving me with a sense of peace and contentment. My husband and I share our love of yoga and meditation with our children.
I decided to take Spectra School of Yoga's teacher training program in 2016. It was an incredible experience and I loved what I was learning. My hatha/vinyasa yoga style is strongly influenced by the great teachers I have had along the way. I feel very fortunate to have been surrounded by and continue to feel the support in my home, my neighborhood and yoga community. Yoga has enriched my life in insurmountable ways!  
 
Teaching Style: My teaching style is vinyasa flow with attention to cueing and alignment. I am encouraging to my students allowing them to feel comfortable and not intimidated, to challenge themselves.
 
3 things I would put in a time capsule:
1) picture of my family, 2) ipod with all my music, 3) yoga mat

Tanesha Dodson

Bio: TaNesha began dabbling in yoga over ten years ago. After attempting various methods for dealing with unmanageable anxiety, TaNesha took yoga much more seriously, and found it vastly improved her state. She began to regularly study and practice daily until teacher training seemed inevitable. She received her 200 hour yoga certification 5 years ago through Core Power Yoga. She has taught all around California, including in Orange County, Palm Springs, and Fresno. She has had the pleasure of teaching in various environments to a wide range of students, from rehab facilities to elementary schools, and from veterans to professional athletes. She is currently working on her Masters in Psychology and completing her 500 hour teacher training with a dream of developing a therapy practice wherein which yoga for trauma has a significant place.
 
Teaching Style: Honest and Purposeful
 
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) a wedding photo 2) dogs’ tags 3) family photo(s)
 
Find Me: Facebook @tanesha.dodson.1

Instagram @sweetteezleberry

Karen Clark

Bio: I teach yoga because I believe in it’s ability to heal our minds and bodies after experiencing it for myself. Prior to trying yoga I had a regular fitness routine that included ballet dancing, Pilates, aerobic classes and light strength training. Even though I was active I found myself spending a lot of time visiting my massage therapist and chiropractor to repair imbalances in my physiology. I began looking for a more effective way to restore harmony in my body and tried my first yoga class at age 40. I started noticing improvements in my flexibility and functionality with yoga. Shortly after I began a regular yoga practice I had some difficult life events that really tested my emotional wellness too. I craved the peace that I found each time I went to yoga, and found it was helping my mind as much as my body. That grew into a real love for it and a spark to share my love with others by becoming a certified instructor.

I teach Hatha / Vinyasa yoga and Aerial Yoga. I love the lighthearted fun of the hammock classes and discovering new ways of using the hammock for strengthening, stretching, restoring and translating yoga poses in new dimensions.

 

Teaching Style: Encouraging, friendly, educational. I am very focused on teaching alignment and breath so my students find stability and space in their postures first, and then start exploring strength and depth of the pose.

 

3 things I would put in a time capsule: A fuzzy warm sweater, lip gloss, photo of my husband, son & dogs.

 

Find Me: Facebook @Karen Clark Yoga

Instagram @fijikarenyoga

Colleen Hieber

Bio: Lead Teacher Trainer for Spectra School of Yoga - As a professional dancer, I was first drawn to Yoga as a reliable method for physical therapy that I could practice on my own. Eventually, Yoga became so much more - I was hooked to its alignment principles, philosophy, mindfulness, and meditation. I also found a community of people on a similar path to personal growth. I made teaching Yoga my path in life, after experiencing the healing power of this practice, during a particularly traumatic event. I have never looked back. It is the greatest gift to share this practice with students and new teachers.
I bring strong alignment principles into my teaching with the space for students to have their own experience. In my classes, I create a space for students to press forward and to be still. I spent 8 years diving deeply into the teachings of Anusara yoga. I did my first 200-hour teacher training with Tony Guiliano, Kenny Graham, Tara Judelle, and Mark Holzman. I have completed teacher training intensives with Christina Sell and Noah Maze. My prenatal training is with Jessica Jennings and Ma Yoga (85 hours). I completed my 500-hour advanced teacher training with Noah Maze (Yogamaze). I am skilled in pose mechanics, therapeutics, meditation, labor skills, and have trained as a birth doula with Ana Paula Markel.
I have a deep and abiding call to bring the teachings of yoga to all different types of people – from pregnant women to aging baby boomers. The lessons of yoga are universal. There is an innate intelligence and inherent power in the human body that is both accessible and transformational. I can give you the tools to dig deep and realize the power of grace. E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and RPYT

Teaching Style: I am a teacher that is very interested in optimal alignment - and teaching that alignment. I also care deeply about the inner journey of the student. I hope that students have that dual experience of focusing deeply on the physical form and constantly reflecting back on how the shapes of the body effect the state of the mind and heart.

3 things I would put in a time capsule: yoga mat, my journal, hairspray :)

Find Me: www.colleenhieber.com

Hatha Yoga Level 2: Flow and Let Go
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Temperature: 90-95 degrees F
Description: This 75 minute Level 2 yoga practice builds upon the fundamentals learned in Level 1 to add an increased challenge to a yoga class. The solid knowledge base learned from Level 1 carry over to this class and Level 2 students are encouraged to let go of newcomer energy and flow confidently in this class. Instructors sequence the asanas in more ornate and creative fashions to keep students improving and feeling challenged. Some instructors may choose to teach this class in a Vinyasa format where the poses and transitions from pose to pose are linked with a breath cue. Depending on the teacher, this class can be taught at a faster pace than the Level 1 class. Additionally, a broader range of asanas and breathing techniques are taught to increase flexibility, strength, and concentration. This class is practiced in a warm room and is appropriate for advanced beginner/intermediate students.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Melissa Christensen
  • Mon Jun 26 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Jaclyn Avalos
  • Mon Jun 26 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Melissa Christensen
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Jill Romero
  • Fri Jun 30 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm with Leslie Rothman
  • Sun Jul 02 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Melissa Christensen
  • Mon Jul 03 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Leslie Rothman
  • Fri Jul 07 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm with Leslie Rothman
  • Sun Jul 09 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Melissa Christensen
  • Mon Jul 10 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tanesha Dodson
  • Mon Jul 10 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Melissa Christensen
  • Tue Jul 11 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karen Clark
  • Fri Jul 14 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm with Leslie Rothman
  • Sun Jul 16 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Melissa Christensen
  • Mon Jul 17 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tanesha Dodson
  • Mon Jul 17 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Melissa Christensen
  • Tue Jul 18 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Colleen Hieber
  • Fri Jul 21 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm with Leslie Rothman


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2701 Harbor Blvd, Suite E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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