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Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Level 1.5


This class is taught by:

Karen C 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: Lip gloss, yoga mat, cozy sweater & sweat pants

 

Find Me: FB @Karen Clark Yoga

IG @liftedspirits_yoga

Chihiro Sano

Bio: Chihiro Sano, originally from Japan, has completed Power Yoga Certification in 2011 and Hot Power Fusion and Core Restore Certification in 2013 with Corepower Yoga. Chihiro believes Yoga brings happiness in life and strength in body and is passionated about sharing her love of yoga with people of all ages. As a professional modern dancer, she has been performing thought out the country with Backhausdance at venues including McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, at Irvine Barclay Theater, at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, Carpenter Center in Long Beach and at the Joyce SoHo in New York City. Chihiro loves to eat, sleep, eat, yoga, dance, eat, sweat, read. (and eat.)
 
Teaching Style: Flowing, Challenging, Peaceful 
 
3 Things I would put in a time capsule: Yoga Mat, Japanese chopsticks, Dance clothes
 
 

Cassie Wierenga

Bio: Cassie has always been an intellectual and spiritual seeker. At a very early age she began asking deep questions about the nature of the universe and the purpose of life. Cassie was unable to find literature or community that aligned with her thoughts to support her pursuit, until she found yoga! Being a natural athlete, Cassie easily sunk into the physical practice, and loved being able to connect her physicality with her mental and spiritual pursuits. Yoga changed her life, allowing her anxiety to ease, her heart to open, and her energy to soar. Wanting to share this path with others, Cassie completed her 200-hour teacher training in fall of 2014. She has also completed a 10-hour Yin Yoga training, and a 12-hour Prison yoga training. Cassie teaches for homeless shelters around Orange County, and hopes to bring yoga to the prison community. She loves leading her students to a good workout, proper alignment, and a stable and steady mind, while sharing a bit of yoga philosophy.
 
Teaching Style: Cassie’s classes are ever evolving as she continues to develop in her role as a teacher. She leads a strong class, helping her students to find their edge, while guiding them to proper alignment for optimal strength and length. Her classes are also mindfulness based, always with the main intention of cultivating awareness and learning strategies to have a calm control over your own thoughts and emotions.
 
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1. Gold promise ring. This not only symbolizes love, but also family, friendship, community and commitment. The stuff life is made of!

2. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Symbolizing my dedication to self-realization and academic pursuits.

3. Bell-bottom yoga pants (with a fun print). Symbolizing my love for yoga (of course!), as well as creative expression without regard to societal norms, the ability and strength to express yourself authentically.

Jason Rowell

Bio: Prompted by his siblings to attend a power-vinyasa style class back in 2009, Jason began incorporating yoga into his weekly fitness regimen upon observing the benefits of a regular practice. With a background in athletics, not to mention the injuries this involved, yoga offered a unique and well- needed approach to his current beliefs involving health and fitness. To expand his practice and knowledge-base, Jason completed his 200-hour teacher training in 2012, and began teaching shortly thereafter. While his foundation stemmed primarily from the more physical nature of various yoga styles, years of regular practice have shifted his approach to a more balanced and inclusive metaphysical perspective. Jason has practiced in many styles of yoga over the years, and finds tremendous value in all physical forms when practiced with an emphasis on breath and intention. Of course, he still enjoys a challenging physical practice if nothing else. Jason also finds time to practice Tajichuan (Tai Chi) on a regular basis, believing resolutely in the systemic benefits of energetic practices like Tai Chi and yoga.
 
When not teaching yoga, Jason works in the nutrition industry, and is currently completing an MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. As an advocate for alternative and integrative medicine, he believes most strongly in the healing power of nutrition and diet, yet understands that true health is only accessible when dysfunction from all sources (chemical, physical, emotional, spiritual), is addressed sufficiently and balanced within the uniqueness of our individual genetic expression. Yoga fits very well within the paradigm of holistic healing, and is a practice from which everyone can benefit in one or more ways.
 
Teaching Style: I consider my teaching style physically challenging, yet accessible to beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Most of my focus is directed towards proper alignment, structure, and breath, while working towards enhanced strength and focus. Stylistically, my sequences draw heavily from modern power vinyasa and classical Ashtanga traditions.
 
3 Things I would put in a time capsule: My collection of textbooks, my grandfather’s world war II memorabilia (I’m a huge history buff), and pictures/videos of those dearest in my life.

Jamie A Ali

Bio: Growing up as a dancer, Jamie was first introduced to yoga in a ballet class at the age of 13. It wasn't until after her first child that she really saw the benefits, healing and beauty of yoga. She practiced mostly on her own until stumbling into a yoga class at the gym. It was then that she realized how special yoga was. After leaving that class, she felt amazingly happy, strong and emotionally empowered. She had made yoga her life. Wanting nothing more than to share the special gift with all who are willing.
 
Teaching style: I teach with love and compassion with an emphasis on alignment and safety. My teaching style is slower, allowing time and breath to melt into each pose.
 
3 things I would put in my time capsule: 1. Pictures of my family
2. French fries
3. T.V. so I can watch judge Judy (my guilty pleasure)

Jill R Romero

Bio: I’m a native New Yorker and in 2004 I moved to California to attend graduate school and become a teacher. I have been teaching Spanish at Troy High School in Fullerton since 2006. Teaching is something that I am very passionate about, so when I began practicing yoga, I knew right away that, eventually, I would want to share it with others. I was introduced to yoga in May 2015 after sustaining a severe knee injury. Before that, I was an avid runner and soccer player. After my first class, I was captivated by the practice because it was challenging as well as rewarding. Within a few weeks, I started to notice many positive changes in my health and well-being.
 
Yoga allows me to get into a meditative state of relaxation, a conscious space that teaches me about awareness. Through yoga, I operate from a grateful space, and that appreciation has made me look at myself and my life differently. For me, yoga is so much more than the pose. It’s about quieting the mind to allow it to transform you spiritually. I see yoga as a useful complement to the other aspects of my daily life, helping to restore balance to all levels.
 
Teaching Style: I believe that yoga is a tool that helps us discern who we are, and make decisions that are in service to our emotional, physical, and spiritual nourishment. To me, yoga is a quintessential act of self-care and a chance to become embodied, empowered, and more firmly grounded in who we are. I want my students to feel that empowerment and connection when they are in my class. I strive to provide a peaceful and motivating space for my students to get in touch with themselves.
 
3 things in I would put in a time capsule: My mala beads, a picture of my loved ones, and of course, my yoga mat. :)

John Deakers

Bio: Growing up as an athlete, I have always found peace and calm in movement. I started my yoga practice seeking relief from neck and shoulder injuries. The mental and physical challenges kept me coming back and I soon became a regular student. I completed the Spectra School of Yoga teacher training in 2017. I am grateful for the amazing teachers and community at Spectra Yoga and I look forward to sharing my experience. Outside of the yoga studio I like to paint, play music, and swim in the ocean.
 
Teaching Style: Focused on intelligent alignment, strength building, and breath awareness

3 things I would put in a time capsule: My niece and nephew’s drawings, drums, & fins

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

Matt B Benavidez

Bio: Matt was born and raised in Orange County and lives an active lifestyle. He enjoys running, biking, hiking, surfing, skating, and and most team sports. He began taking yoga classes as a way to gain more balance and flexibility, and quickly realized its benefits physically, mentally, and spiritually. Matt quickly fell in love with the philosophy of yoga and tries to incorporate it into his daily life on and off the mat. He is constantly trying to create a place of peace and happiness in the studio and in his life. As an avid musician, he finds a sense of relaxation while playing multiple instruments and listening to an eclectic mix of music. Matt completed his 200 hr teacher training in December 2012 and is constantly learning as much as he can about different styles of yoga to better his students practice as well as his own.
 
Teaching Style: Very Grounding approach to teaching power vinyasa, hot, and yin/restorative yoga
 
3 things I would put in a time capsule: iPod with all my favorite music/created music, Light on Yoga, and a Tibetan singing bowl
 
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Level 1/2: Yoga Fundamentals+
Level: All levels → good for beginners
Temperature: 85-90 degrees F
Description: Level 1.5 yoga is an instructional and confidence building class. All great things must rely on a sound foundation. This class focuses heavily on correct postural alignment and developing appropriate yogic breathing. Fundamental poses that are common to many classes such as Downward Facing Dog and Warrior Poses will be broken down for the students, and modifications will be given if needed. Building a strong yoga foundation is crucial in a student’s success on the mat as their yoga journey blossoms. Level 1.5 yoga is a class for beginners and those working towards building upon a yoga foundation. Options will be given to students to advance their practice working towards Level 2 poses.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Mon Aug 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chihiro Sano
  • Mon Aug 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Cassie Wierenga
  • Tue Aug 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jason Rowell
  • Tue Aug 21 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie A Ali
  • Wed Aug 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jill R Romero
  • Thu Aug 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with John Deakers
  • Thu Aug 23 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Hieber
  • Thu Aug 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Fri Aug 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jamie A Ali
  • Mon Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Mon Aug 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chihiro Sano
  • Mon Aug 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Cassie Wierenga
  • Tue Aug 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jason Rowell
  • Tue Aug 28 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie A Ali
  • Wed Aug 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jill R Romero
  • Thu Aug 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with John Deakers
  • Thu Aug 30 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Hieber
  • Thu Aug 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Fri Aug 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jamie A Ali


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

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