with Megan Windeler
Tuesdays/Thursdays, May 1st – May 17th (8:30 – 9:15am)
May 22nd – June 7th
$90 for each 3-week series (no drop-ins or class passes accepted)
Series runs every Tuesday & Thursday for 3-weeks. Pre-registration required! 8 student minimum needed to run the series so please sign up in advance!
These 45 minute morning classes will boot up your practice to start your day in an energizing way. You can expect:
- Combinations of familiar and traditional yoga poses, along with pilates and strength conditioning exercises that will tone and sculpt your body, and focus and calm your mind.
- Progress you can see and feel. You will get back on track or stay the course of a regular practice by committing to and attending classes at least 2/x week for 3 weeks.
- Inspiration, support and community. By practicing with the same group of people, you will be encouraged to help and be accountable for yourself as well as inspire and support others.
This series will help you:
- Reinvigorate your yoga practice
- Incorporate strength conditioning to help with joint stability (hips, knees, shoulders) and muscular balance (ex. hamstring strength and flexibility, upper body toning and shoulder mobility).
- Improve your confidence, mood and overall sense of well being.
Please bring a yoga mat, hand towel and water bottle. Yoga mats are also available at the studio. You’ll be using your whole body as well as hand weights, yoga props and resistance bands (those will all be provided at the studio)
Instructor — Megan Windeler
Megan Windeler’s practice and teaching is rooted in the heartfelt belief that Yoga is simply a good thing. Her practice began by accident over twenty years ago during the deep dark freeze of a Chicago winter. After stumbling blindly into an Iyengar Yoga class in hopes of eluding the freeze, it was revealed to her that ‘living is much easier if you breathe whilst doing it.’ Over a decade and half on she is still trying to figure that one out, but, she practices it every day and has found life easier.
Megan’s classes are slow, strong and rich in alignment. She incorporates both movement and restorative shapes and teaches from the belief that Yoga should be simple, doable and as delicious as the perfect peach on a summer day. No matter how strong or flexible, old or young, or fit or bent out of shape you define yourself to be there is room in her class for you. Her hope is that students leave each class feeling more at home in their bodies and more connected to their lives.
Megan completed the teacher training at the Yoga Tree in San Francisco in 2005 and has been teaching ever since. She has studied anatomy with Ellen Heed and pre/postnatal Yoga with Jane Austin and Marisa Toriggino. She studies Pilates and alignment with Ruthie Whalborg. Her teaching is inspired by her love of books and owes a great debt to her mom’s years as an aerobics instructor, to the police and fire men who taught her to lift weights bigger than herself in highschool, to her years as a bike messenger when the hills of San Francisco taught her that strong is a state of mind and the traffic impressed upon her that the present moment is the most important. And, if you try to tell her you can’t do Yoga because you are not flexible she will stomp her boots and shout (softly) “Yoga is a mindful strength based activity that improves your range of motion, functional strength and flexibility!”