Heat A/Candlelit


This class is taught by:

Ellen Haines

I found yoga in 2011 during my last semester of college. After years of competitive soccer and track, running began to cause so much hip and knee pain, that exercising became a chore. So, I set a New Year’s Resolution to seek out an alternative form of exercising and stumbled upon a 21 day online yoga challenge. Over the course of those 21 days and beyond, I fell in love yoga and the benefits that followed with consistent practice. I continued learning and growing my home practice via youtube videos and a gaiam subscription for 2 ½ years before making the leap to travel to Rishikesh, India for a 200 hour Ashtanga/Hatha teacher training that blew my mind. It was there that yoga became more than just an outlet and form of exercise; it became a lifestyle for me that continues to teach me patience, help me slow down, and to appreciate the “little things”.
When I teach, I don’t show up with a specific sequence or plan, but rather an intention to let go and plug in to the energy of the students. My classes blend the alignment based foundation of Ashtanga, with creative sequencing and an emphasis on breath. My hope is that students will have fun on their mats, feel both challenged and supported to try new things, and will ultimately experience a deeper mind-body connection.

Barbara Sandarin

I am inspired by the many benefits of a consistent yoga practice, those that can be measured such as increased flexibility & strength, to less tangible aspects as heightened self-awareness & a sense of calm. I believe there is no division of mind, body and spirit, but all of these exist as facets of the whole. Above all, my goal and duty as a teacher is to provide my students with the best possible experience...one that leaves them feeling challenged and more aware of their own potential.
This class is our Heat A series with a few postures taken out to offer enough time at the end for a 10 minute meditation/savasana. The hour is set up nicely for meditation with candles and soft music. Same sweat, more rest!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jun 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Ellen Haines
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jun 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Barbara Sandarin
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jul 06 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Barbara Sandarin
    at Maple Grove
  • Tue Jul 11 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Ellen Haines
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jul 13 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Barbara Sandarin
    at Maple Grove
  • Tue Jul 18 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Ellen Haines
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jul 20 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Barbara Sandarin
    at Maple Grove