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!

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.
 

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.
 

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!”

Katelyn Rosenberg

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Katelyn was a School Counselor prior to deciding to leave traditional education and transition over to Twisters Wellness Centers where she is loving her new life as a Yoga Teacher. She has used her experience as a counselor to link creative and mindful themes into her classes. Katelyn's energetic and playful spirit shines through as she shares her passion for Yoga with her students. She is an advocate for kindness, wellness, and balance both on and off the mat.
 
She grew up as a competitive gymnast and Yoga became a physical, emotional, and mentally healing practice after a serious spinal injury. Katelyn's classes are designed to open your heart, flow with breath, reduce stress, discover body awareness, and build confidence to explore new poses. Katelyn enjoys creative sequences and making Yoga available for everyone. 

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.

Anina Pfeiffer

Anina Pfeiffer began dance classes at the age of 7 and has studied ballet for over 25 years. She taught aerobics in the eighties and is excited to get back into it after taking time off to raise her 4 children. Anina has a dance minor and was in the Ballet Company at the University of New Hampshire. She was a cheerleader in high school and college, spent 6 years teaching aerobics part-time after college, and was a choreographer of and performer in “Special K” musical review at The Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). She also holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has taught 10+ years of dance lessons in jazz, hip hop, tap, and modern. Anina holds her teacher training in Balanced Body Barre, Group Exercise Class (AFAA), and Zumba.
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:

  • Thu Jul 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Thu Jul 20 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Fri Jul 21 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Fri Jul 21 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Carol Kowalewski
    at Ambler
  • Sat Jul 22 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Tammy Dinda
    at Ambler
  • Sat Jul 22 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Sun Jul 23 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Mon Jul 24 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Mon Jul 24 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Katelyn Rosenberg
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Jul 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Blakey Kornfeld
    at Ambler
  • Mon Jul 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Jul 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Tue Jul 25 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler
  • Tue Jul 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Amy Bonitz
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Jul 26 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Cara Catalano
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Jul 26 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Teri McGann
    at Ambler
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Blakey Kornfeld
    at Ambler
  • Wed Jul 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Jul 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Anina Pfeiffer
    at Ambler
  • Thu Jul 27 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm with Andrea Leombruni
    at Ambler