Yoga Basics: Level I


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!

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.
 

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.
 
Interested in trying Yoga but you don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! We've created the perfect way to get started with our Yoga Basics Classes. These classes are specially designed for people brand new to Yoga but they are also great for novices who want to review the foundations of the practice. Yoga is appropriate for just about anyone. You don't need to be flexible to start, you simply need the desire to show up and do your best. These classes offers an easy and comfortable way for newcomers to begin their own practice and increase confidence on the mat. Areas on concentration include:

- Yoga's Basic Postures with Proper Alignment.
- The Role & Importance of Breath in the Practice of Yoga.
- Techniques for Enhancing a Sense of Moving Meditation for Focus, Stress-Relief, & Relaxation.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Wed Aug 23 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Aug 24 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Mon Aug 28 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Aug 29 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Anina Pfeiffer
    at Ambler
  • Wed Aug 30 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Sep 06 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Sep 07 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Mon Sep 11 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Sep 12 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Wed Sep 13 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Sep 14 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Mon Sep 18 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Sep 19 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Wed Sep 20 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Sep 21 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Matthew Mitlas
    at Ambler
  • Mon Sep 25 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Elizabeth Moulder
    at Erdenheim