Explore Yoga's most essential postures safely and effectively. These well-rounded classes consist of held and moving postures. The focus will be on the alignment of the muscular and skeletal structures, linked with conscious breathing techniques, bringing balance to the nervous system. Beginners and continuing yoga students will benefit from these challenging yet accessible classes. The pace is relaxed and postures are adjusted to meet individuals needs. Strengthen and renew with the health-giving benefits of Yoga. Taught by a Certified/Registered Yoga Instructor. Please bring your own mat.
Instructor: Stacy Allen
"My name is Stacy Allen and I am a Gentle Yoga Instructor for FCPR. I recently completed my RYT-200 after falling in love with the practice of yoga. I am a retired gymnast of 14 years and my body and mind have never been more thankful to have taken up the practice. I love instructing yoga because it is something that I have a passion for doing myself and I want to spread what I am learning to those who want to learn too!"
"The more I practice it, the deeper I fall in love with it. I love to share the knowledge and wisdom of yoga with all the members of my class.
Favorite workout song: anything makes me feel like dancing! Favorite cheat food: dark chocolate covered ginger (cheat once a day)
Instructor: Pamela Francis, RYT 200
"I have, experienced yoga many times in the past, but began to deepen my understanding of the practice when I took the faithful leap into 200RYT training with Sol Yoga (Frederick) in 2016. The experience of the 200 training was life-changing; on and off the mat. Yoga has become a regular practice for me - a practice that meets me where I am - whether its a calming practice (gentle yoga) or one that pushes me to my edge (power yoga). I appreciate the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga and enjoy sharing that practice with my students. I reside in Frederick with my husband, three daughters and our German Shepherd."
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow is a practice where postures or Asanas are connected through the breath for a transformative and balancing effect. Classes build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength. The creative sequencing found in a Vinyasa class is often built around Surya Namaskar (sun salutations). This well-rounded, moderately paced class is great for beginners with an active lifestyle or those with some basic yoga experience.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the abdominals, lower back, and hips-collectively referred to as "the core", to maximize functional fitness and restore proper alignment. Yoga asana (pose) practice includes postures that improve balance and flexibility, facilitating a deeper body/mind connection. When the core strengthening aspect of Pilates is fused with the mindful movement of Yoga asana, Yogalates is born. This is a uniquely challenging workout that creatively leverages body weight as resistance, so no equipment is used other than a simple yoga mat. Techniques learned from this class can be practiced anywhere! Expect to break a sweat. Prior yoga or pilates experience is helpful but not required.
Instructor: Lindsay Febres
"I am a yoga instructor and personal trainer by profession; I'm a yogini and lifelong student at heart! Although my formal training is in power vinyasa, I teach all levels of yogis, including absolute beginners, the art, and science of isometric exercise. I started practicing in 2004 to combat chronic fatigue. I stayed on the mat through the years because the mind/body connection allows me to feel energized and capable in any situation.
I have a bachelor of science in psychology, and a professional history in healthcare finance. In 2016, I obtained a 200-hour power yoga teaching certification and have since been teaching in Washington and Frederick county at family-owned health clubs, corporate events, and privately.
Although my work is something very personal and dear to me, I try to also stay balanced off the mat, by drawing, reading (mostly memoirs), going on playful adventures with my beautiful 10-year-old daughter, and occasionally binge-watching Netflix programs!"
Favorite workout song: I love working out to any music by Escala Favorite cheat food: jalapeño poppers and key lime pie
a fusion of Yin & Vinyasa flow yoga, Yin-Yasa provides the deep passive stretching of yin yoga and combines it with the dynamic breath linked movement of vinyasa flow. You will ebb and flow in this practice that is meditative, invigorating and also restorative. Suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
A slow-paced practice primarily of floor poses, Yin yoga postures are held b/w 3-5 minutes and are beneficial to our connective tissue, ligaments, bones, and joints. Yin is a calming and meditative practice focusing on sensation in the body. This practice is a great compliment to more yang styles of yoga. Suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
Instructor: Kellee Martin, RYT200
"Since 2002, yoga has been a sacred practice for me. It has helped me relieve stress and recover from injury. I graduated from Sol Yoga's 200 HR teacher training in 2010 and have since received additional training and certification in Yin Yoga and Trauma-Informed yoga.
My classes will provide you with the opportunity for stillness and reflection as well as the feeling of openness and vitality that come with movement and flow. Guiding you with my light and playful humor, I hope that you will leave feeling tension-free, grounded and connected to yourself. As a self-proclaimed, #yogasponge, I am expanding my studies into writing guided meditations and yoga for addiction recovery."