Classic Hatha: Level I/II


This class is taught by:

Matthew Mitlas

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Matthew began practicing Yoga and Mindfulness in 2011 and has been teaching since 2013. Trained privately by his mentor Connie Miller, Matthew’s style of teaching is influenced by the Kripalu, Anusara, and more recently Ashtanga traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness.
 
His classes invite an awareness that envelops all types of movement and keeps the mind steady, focused, and light. Matthew teaches universal alignment principles that keep the body safe while exploring inner stillness and breath in each posture. With his poetic verbal cues, intelligent sequencing and warm presence, Matthew works to co-create the conditions and space where his students may experience an authentic, inward experience of Yoga. Students will become present with the infinite creativity of the universe as it takes form in each and every body in its own, unique way!

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!”

Blakey Kornfeld


RYT500, C-IAYT
 
Blakey’s mother took her to her first yoga class in 1987,she never forgot the sense of quiet peace she felt in her very first svasana. Throughout her life she kept returning to her mat and the vedic philosophies that inspire the practice.
 
In 2006, she came back to yoga to deepen her recovery from drug addiction and improve her health. In the last 10 years, the spiritual practices of the 12 steps and yoga have interwoven to create a way of life for her. Through these practices, Blakey has come to believe that the body is a communicator, a barometer and assistant to the spiritual condition.
 
Her teaching is guided by lightheartedness, a down-to-earth attitude, and the hope that students will experience the power and comfort of their own true selves. She has been honored to be grand parented in to the second wave of Yoga Therapists by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

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.
 

Emily Lambert

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Emily Lambert has been practicing yoga since 2003 when she first stepped inside the single Twisters’ studio in Erdenheim. As Twisters has blossomed, so has Emily’s love of yoga, inspiring her to pursue a 200-hour Anusara teacher training at Yogaphoria in New Hope, PA in 2009 and advanced trainings in prenatal and anatomy & therapeutics, as well.
 
Emily aspires to teach alignment-based classes encouraging students to dive deeper into their practice and into their hearts, learning there is always more, both on and off the mat. Please join her.
 
 

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.
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:

  • Tue Aug 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Tue Aug 22 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Tue Aug 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Aug 23 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Aug 23 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Blakey Kornfeld
    at Ambler
  • Wed Aug 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Aug 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Thu Aug 24 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Thu Aug 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Aug 25 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Aug 25 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Sat Aug 26 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Tammy Dinda
    at Ambler
  • Sat Aug 26 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Martha Agate
    at Erdenheim
  • Sun Aug 27 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Emily Lambert
    at Ambler
  • Mon Aug 28 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Mon Aug 28 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Barbara Richardson
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Blakey Kornfeld
    at Ambler
  • Mon Aug 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Aug 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Martha Agate
    at Ambler