Classic Hatha: Level I/II


This class is taught by:

Matthew Mitlas

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Matthew Mitlas is a popular yoga instructor with thousands of hours of teaching experience. Originally trained and certified in a private program led by his yoga mentor, he has since continued his studies with highly regarded teachers in the Philadelphia area. Influenced by classical and modern yoga traditions, Matthew brings a highly personalized experience to each of his students by creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which beginner and seasoned yogis alike can develop an authentic yoga practice. His classes are focused on functional poses that bring ease to the shoulders, back, and hips while exploring the importance of breath in opening the body and quieting the mind, all weaved together through his poetic instruction and inspiring Dharma talks. 
 
 

Teri McGann

 
~ Yoga Instructor: RYT500, E-RYT200
 
Teri McGann is a Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level. With over 3500 hours of teaching experience and 300 plus hours of independent credit hours she also holds the Educator status with YA. She is certified in Pilates through Balanced Body and held certification with American College of Sports Medicine. Most recently her practice expanded to include energy balancing of the subtle body (doshas) and is working toward certification as a yoga therapist. She has been a student of yoga for over 30 years and a teacher for the last 10. Before teaching, Teri spent much of her time at her potter’s wheel in her at home studio and can be found there most days still. She holds a BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art and a BA in History from Temple University.
 
Teri’s classes are dynamic and inspired, a blending of the Anusara alignment based yoga in which she earned her 200 hr certification with Michelle Synnesvedt and a creative mixing of other styles she has explored and cherished. “Just as colors on a palette are individual and unique, they may be blended together to form different hue, or when placed side by side, offer contrast. I could no sooner paint with a single color, as I could not imagine teaching from one style. The Iyengar, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin, and Amma traditions.... All these beautiful systems are part of who I am, a culmination of the practice I’ve crafted, and are in part, what I can offer back.”
 
Attending Teri’s classes, one can expect welcoming fellowship, alignment based instruction, creative sequencing, and most importantly humor. She teaches to what she observes and honors personal requests and suggestions . “I love to allow the creative process to flow. Developing and mapping out an idea has its merits, but freshness and vibrancy often comes from the freedom of not getting too invested in a singular plan or idea. The teachings and the practice should support and nurture an individual’s growth in physical strength, flexibility, and also spirit. I always strive to honor and respect these attributes, and simultaneously present them in a way that is both enlightening, at times entertaining, and hopefully always fulfilling.”
 
Most recently Teri’s studies have included delving deep into the the subtle body and its energies. She recently completed a 300 hour cerification in Ammayanni Yoga Therapy, which incorporates subtle energy balancing and positional therapy yoga with Bridget Yanni, founder and inspirational force
behind Amma Yanni Yoga Center and School. Though these are specific modalities, Teri has enhanced her regular classes by introducing some of these techniques. “Nothing makes me happier than to be able to share
what I’ve learned or experienced. To offer back honors the teachings, my teachers. the students, and all those whose lives they touch. This connectivity is why I practice.”
 
Yoga has been a continual thread weaving in and out of much of Teri’s life over the last few decades. An avid skier, Teri enjoys the slopes of
Pennsylvania, has skied up and down the East coast from PA to Maine, and considers Colorado a second home. If not skiing the mountains, she can be found hiking them. “Hiking all 54 of the 14er’s would be a goal. I’ve done one. There’s time. They aren’t going anywhere. (wink). I do not roll up my mat and forget my practice. My life, this journey. Doing the things I love with people who inspire me....thats my yoga!”

Barbara Richardson

 
~ Yoga Instructor/ Pilates Instructor
 
Barbara began practicing yoga in 1995. Seeking to deepen her practice and delve into the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga, she took a leap of faith and entered a teacher training program led by Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. She received her 250-hour yoga teacher certification in 2004. In 2005, Barbara studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and received her certification in Restorative Yoga. In 2006, she returned to Wake Up Yoga and completed her certification to teach Yin Yoga.
 
Additionally, Barbara has attended workshops with Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Sarah Powers, David Williams, an John Friend. Barbara’s classes focus on building strength, examining the rhythm of breath and finding stillness during fluid movement.
 
Barbara completed Pilates Mat training with IM=X in 2008 and Pilates Reformer training levels I, II and III with Balanced Body University in 2009.

Elizabeth Moulder

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Elizabeth completed her teacher training in 2006 at Wake Up Yoga after being inspired by teachers and studies in college to delve into eastern philosophy. During her yoga training, she developed an interest in the anatomical and physiological aspects of the practice while furthering her understanding of its philosophy.
 
She has since completed trainings with great teachers, and was certified to teach prenatal yoga in 2007. She continues to frequently study and practice yoga, and maintains a constant fascination with the help of her studies, her students and her teachers.
 

Tammy Dinda

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Tammy loves to exercise so, 14 years ago when Tricia Fleming (studio owner) asked her to come to a yoga class, she did. Fourteen years later Tammy is still practicing yoga. In 2008 she completed a 200 hour teacher training and in 2014 she completed a 500 hour teacher training at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ.
 
Tammy’s classes are fun, upbeat, alignment centered classes. She teaches students of all ages and abilities and welcomes all new students. She is thankful for her students and teachers who have taught and supported her on her yoga journey. She is especially grateful to Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny for their guidance and support for the last 7 years. When Tammy is not on her mat she is home with her funny husband and her 3 loving, active, and messy children.
 
All Levels Welcome
 
 
Hatha yoga provides students with a safe and supportive environment to explore optimal physical alignment in yoga poses. Students will move slowly and mindfully, deepening their understanding of poses while quieting the mind through this breath focused practice.  Because this style has less weight bearing activity for the upper body it is perfect for students who are newer to yoga or recovering from upper body injuries.
 
 
Recommended For:

- Brand new beginners.
- Seniors.
- Students healing from an injury or with an injury.
- Intermediate students deepening current practice with alignment work.
- Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 24 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Mon Sep 25 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Carol Kowalewski
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Sep 25 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Mon Sep 25 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Barbara Richardson
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Carol Kowalewski
    at Ambler
  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Sep 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Tue Sep 26 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Tue Sep 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Sep 27 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Sep 27 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Carol Kowalewski
    at Ambler
  • Wed Sep 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Sep 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Thu Sep 28 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Thu Sep 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Sep 29 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Sep 29 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Sat Sep 30 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Tammy Dinda
    at Ambler
  • Sat Sep 30 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim