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.
Jordann Ogle instructs the following:
Level 2 (Intermediate)
This is a moderately paced class and students continue to build awareness, strength, skill and focus. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of sun salutations, but this is not required to attend the class. Posture sequences will be linked by vinyasa flow, designed to raise energy in the body while keeping the mind steady. Various hand and arm balances may be offered, however, modifications are offered to make this class accessible to all students.
Breakdown of the Vinyasa
In every Vinyasa yoga class you’ll invariably encounter a sequence of four postures – downward-facing dog, plank, chaturanga (or low plank), upward-facing dog, with a transition back to down dog – known as a vinyasa. Have you ever felt like you’re fumbling through this? Does it seem like everyone in the class knows what they’re doing and you’ve missed the memo? Maybe you get it but your wrists and shoulders ache? Maybe you just want to “perfect” it?
Here’s your chance! Join Jordann Ogle, RYT, “Breakdown of the Vinyasa”. We will focus on the four main poses in the vinyasa – downward-facing dog, plank, chaturanga and upward-facing dog; modifications that can be used to make each posture safe, comfortable and accessible to everyone (example: Tight hamstrings? Bend your knees in down dog!); and ujjai breathing, the pranayama (breath work) associated with vinyasa yoga. Perfect for beginners or more advanced yogis seeking to fine-tune their alignment and skills!
Date: Friday, July 28
Where: Chestnut Hill Studio
Investment: $25 in advance or $35 at the door
Level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate)
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.