84 Bethlehem Pike (Rear)
Philadelphia, PA 19118

(610) 608-8095

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Level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate)


This class is taught by:

Andrea Leombruni

Yoga to me is my Freedom. It is a magic carpet inward and outward. It takes me to places away from the chaos that follows us in our daily lives like the traffic and petty interactions. Ironically, as I begin to move I become still inside. My calm returns as soon as the door shuts; I feel an exhale and I am free to guide myself into my own moving meditation. My Practice has become a Journey to reflect; not perfection, but a vision of the truth in the yoga process. Yoga has changed my life to become something so much more then I thought it would ever be. As a teacher I try to express to my students to see every moment; even if we didn’t get the pose today we are successful. The power of trying, re-trying, and continuing to try is more successful than if everything was easily attained. It is our will, our souls, that drive us to be successful. It gets us on our mats early in the morning when we can sleep in. It gets us in our cars after work and cooking dinner so we can come together and share with each other something that makes us better humans. Yoga to me is beautiful. It's breathtaking. It's empowering. It's my Freedom. It's my Magic.

Jordann Ogle

I began my yoga journey in 2014 after years of struggling with a monotonous workout routine. After my very first yoga class, I remember feeling completely refreshed and ready to take on the world! I was immediately hooked, taking over 100 classes in a year, and experiencing my life drastically transform into a love I could have never imagined. Yoga has given me so much more than just the physical workout I initially searched for. I feel strong, happy and confident; something I have never been able to say before. One day at a time, I continue to incorporate all aspects of yoga into my life, on and off the mat. I completed my 200 hour certification through the Amma Center & Studio in October 2015. As a yoga instructor, I aim to encourage students to find their inner source of power and peace through unifying the body and breath to overcome the false limitations of the mind. When I am not on my mat, you can find me crafting, baking, reading, spending time with loved ones, or exploring the beautiful world around us.

Carly McDade

Carly entered into her own yoga journey nearly 10 years ago, as a way of accessing a means to exercise while living in the cold, snowy winters of New England. She soon realized that the lessons and benefits of the practice reach far beyond the physical body. What might be the most inspiring to Carly, is the profound revelation that much of her yoga path stems from a truly intrinsic place. In recognizing the interconnections of our universe through yoga philosophy and tradition, she has found a deeper ability to live more presently - and Carly hopes to cultivate a similar space of gratitude during her classes. Through a life-long love of learning, she also adheres to the idea that anyone who teaches must continue to remain a student. Carly completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Blue Banyan Yoga Studio of Mt. Airy. In addition to her yoga instruction, Carly works in the field of mental health and wellness as a family therapist.

Liza Herman

Liza is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She completed her training at the AmmaCenter and Yoga Studio in October of 2015. Liza found a love of yoga in August of 2012 while recovering from back surgery. The practice of yoga has taught Liza strength, confidence, power, patience, self-love, flexibility, and balance. Liza works to challenge her students both physically and mentally on their mats while incorporating the breath and proper alignment in each class she teaches. Liza believes the practice of yoga is accessible to all. When Liza is not teaching you can find her practicing on her mat, jumping out of planes, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. Liza is a graduate of Ithaca College with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Lindsay Mareau

I was introduced to yoga as a means of fitness and exercise by a close friend in 2010. Through experience and some self-exploration, I began to understand that there is far more to yoga than the superficial benefits of the Asana - there was something about the time on the mat that left me a better version of myself than when I entered the studio.
 
In April 2017, I decided to take the leap of faith and leave a very successful, but unfulfilling, career in order to pursue my love for teaching and wellness. I received my YRT200 in the jungles of Costa Rica, and returned home with a passion for creating moments of clarity and empowerment for others through yoga. We all deserve to live an amazingly abundant life, and it all starts with meeting yourself where you are, here and now!

Douglas Whitmire

Douglas' love of human movement at an early age inspired him to pursue education and work in human evolutionary biology. After working in the field of anatomy research, Douglas felt compelled to explore alternative anatomy-centered philosophies in a systematic way, leading him to study under Dr. Lisa Mitchell at Dana Hot Yoga. Through his 200 Hour yoga teacher training at Dana Hot Yoga and with the support of the tAra Yoga community, Douglas has been awakened to the intricate and powerful connections between the body, breath, and mind that yoga creates. His understanding of human variation drives his belief that yoga practice should be highly personal with no concept of the "perfect pose". Driven by this belief, he works to create dynamic yet accessible classes for all those seeking strength and peace within their bodies.

Hallie Fischer

Hallie Fischer, RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for many years but didn’t take her practice too seriously until a back injury introduced to her to a deeper and more meaningful practice a few years ago. Through this deeper practice, Hallie has taught herself the importance of the physical and mental practice both on and off the mat and she tries to be mindful in her day to day activity. In her teaching, she hopes to educate others in the importance of yoga and mindfulness but not lose site of the fun and playful aspect of yoga that she has been taught! Hallie became a certified teacher in 2016 at Moyo Yoga in Schwenksville, PA under the teaching and mentoring of Maureen Priest.

Patty Boyle

Growing up an athlete, Patty was initially drawn to the physical aspect of yoga. As she continued to explore her practice, she began to realize how physical challenges can also lead to quieting the mind, slowing the breath and releasing tension. With a B.S. in Kinesiology and Certification in Holistic Health Counseling, becoming a yoga teacher was the perfect next step, complimenting her commitment to health and nutrition. In addition to RYT-250 certification, Patty completed a 50-hour Advanced Teacher Training with Alex Auder. Patty works for Big Brothers Big Sisters and blended her two passions, yoga and empowering youth, when she became certified to teach children’s yoga through Child Light in 2013.

Patty loves sharing her practice with students. She offers gentle assists while exploring the many benefits yoga has to offer. Her classes also include challenging asanas that are sure to encourage you to find your edge!

We pride ourselves on gearing our classes toward the actual students in the classroom and not teaching a set sequence of postures that may not be suitable for everyone. This class will blend the basics covered in Level 1 (Basic) classes with a more moderate pace which is introduced in Level 2 (Intermediate) classes, depending on who is in the room that day.  Basic postures will be covered, and more advanced modifications will be offered for those ready to deepen their postures and yoga practice. See our class descriptions for Level 1 and Level 2 classes for more detail.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Andrea Leombruni
  • Sun Sep 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Jordann Ogle
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Carly McDade
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Jordann Ogle
  • Tue Sep 26 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Liza Herman
  • Wed Sep 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lindsay Mareau
  • Thu Sep 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Douglas Whitmire
  • Thu Sep 28 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Hallie Fischer
  • Fri Sep 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Patty Boyle
  • Sat Sep 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Andrea Leombruni
  • Sun Oct 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Andrea Leombruni
  • Sun Oct 01 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Jordann Ogle
  • Mon Oct 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Carly McDade
  • Mon Oct 02 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Jordann Ogle