I love teaching both group and private yoga classes to beginners and intermediate students alike. Even if you feel like you are “too stiff” for yoga, you are in the right place!
If you would prefer to take a private lesson (or a few!) before joining group yoga classes, that’s often a great place to start! That way, we can adjust poses and breathing practices for your individual needs, abilities, and/or injuries. You can certainly continue private lessons indefinitely or join a group class.
I do recommend a minimum of four private classes held once a week to begin to develop the practice habit and to begin to see the effects on your body, mind, and spirit. Private lessons can be scheduled at your convenience between 9 AM and 8 PM every day except Thursday.
Private classes and group classes can be booked online here. Group classes at Bellelune don’t require pre-booking, but if you choose to do so, you earn points toward free classes! Each group class that you pre-book and attend earns you one point, and once you accumulate ten points, you have a free class!
You might wonder what “kind” of yoga I teach… Well, the simplest answer is that I have been influenced by many teachers over the years, and they have all “spiced” the dish that I offer.
When I say “Hatha” I am referring to movement-based classes that balance the energies of stimulating and energizing with the energies of cooling and soothing. These classes will also include “Pranayama,” or breathing exercises, specifically chosen to complement the movement practices we are doing. Meditation will oftentimes be included.
When I say “Restorative” I am referring to posture classes that utilize props in a specific way, in order to minimize sensation in the posture so that you can relax into the shape we are creating without effort. In these types of classes, it is not uncommon to fall asleep. We jokingly refer to it as “adult nap time!”
When I say “Yin” I am referring to posture classes that focus on applying mild to moderate stress to the joints of the body (as opposed to the muscular tissues specifically), and in so doing, you relax the muscles in the target area, allowing for maintenance of the health and usability of connective tissues and joints.
Private lesson investment:
$70 (One hour) – On-site at my office for 1-5 students at a time, or $80 (one hour) for 6-10 students at a time.
Packages for 1-5 students:
Packages for 6-10 students:
My current group teaching schedule (November 2019 – Summer 2020):
Monday 6-7 PM – Yin Yoga at Bellelune Massage and Yoga
Wednesday 6-7 PM – All Levels Hatha Yoga at Bellelune Massage and Yoga
Friday 6-7:30 PM (once per month – see the schedule for dates) – Yin-Nidra Bliss Yoga at Bellelune
Saturday 9-10:15 AM – All Levels Hatha Yoga at AlleyCat Yoga
Saturday 11 AM – 12 PM – Gentle Hatha Yoga at Bellelune
Sunday 4-5 PM – Community Yoga at AlleyCat
Group Yoga Investment
Group Classes at Bellelune are $15 each, or $40/4 within 60 days. I also offer unlimited passes – $20/week and $60/month. Passes offer a 20% discount on any special event occurring while your pass is valid.
Group classes held at AlleyCat vary in price, so please visit their website for the most updated costs.
Upcoming Workshops at Bellelune:
Mondays in January 2020: Introduction to Yin Yoga, 6-7 PM, $40
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.
Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.
And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
Wednesdays in January 2020: Soothe Your Heart and Hips with Hatha Yoga, 6-7 PM, $40
Hatha Yoga welcomes you just as you are, whether you are new or seasoned to the yoga practice, we make the practice work for you. We will practice yoga postures and breathing practices that support the gradual releasing of tension in the back, shoulders, and hips, utilizing props and tennis balls to soothe and relax the body.
Winter Yin Yoga Extended Workshop – Sunday, Jan 26, 1-3 PM – $25 drop-in, or $20 if you have a current valid pass
Loving the deep stretches you experience in a yin class and wish the class was longer? Once a season (Mar/Jun/Sept/Dec) I offer a 2-hr extended yin practice to complement the monthly Friday night yin-Nidra class. Join us for the next one in January (rescheduled from December)! This extended practice is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.
If you are curious about my classes, why not try a free class on YouTube? Here are a few I’ve uploaded in the recent past:
Energizing Hatha Yoga (50 min) –
Gentle Yoga Extended Practice (35m)
Gentle Yoga (10 min)