Deep Stretch & Release | Basic


This class is taught by:

Angela David

Angela, a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher, took her first yoga class in 2011. Angela reflects, “ I
initially approached yoga as a form of exercise, but I gained so much more than flexibility and strength. I
gained confidence, and became comfortable in my body. The focus on breath and movement led me to
develop inner awareness, and a sense of clarity and peace. Through my yoga practice, I’ve learned how
to cultivate balance in my life off the mat.” Angela’s teaching is grounded in her belief that knowledge
of the physical body leads to a deeper understanding of self. A nurse for twenty years, her knowledge of
anatomy and professional experience inform her teaching. Her classes are intelligently sequenced, and
designed to build strength and stability. Through concise alignment cues and compassionate guidance,
Angela seeks to empower students to take charge of their own personal practice. Angela received her
200 and 300-hour certification at Longwave Yoga under the direction of Lexi Hawks and Mary
Glackmeyer. She is currently studying under Annie Carpenter in pursuit of 300-hour certification in
SmartFLOW Yoga.

Addie Jo Bannerman

When I think of myself as a yoga teacher, I think of how I am just like my students. Every time I teach, my students make me a better teacher by showing me the way. They are my teachers. I try my best to make sure that there is no barrier between teacher and student because we are all experiencing the yoga class together. I find it is my responsibility to provide my students with a safe space where they can respect themselves and see their infinite worth. I want to make sure that I am there for them when challenges arise or questions are asked. I want to be raw and real. I am not the kind of teacher who is poetic or uses fancy language, but I like to think that when a student leaves my class they have made a new friend. Prana Pump is a style of yoga I created and trademarked. It is yoga, HIIT, and weight training all in one class. If you just got a rush of intimidation and said “I can’t do that” in your head, you can. It’s fun, upbeat, and probably the least serious class you will ever take. We work hard, but we laugh and shake our booty’s doing it. Afterwards, we feel strong and confident. There is no other class like it. I am also a Yin Yoga teacher. Who’d-a thought someone who invented a crazy class like Prana Pump would also teach Yin Yoga?! In Yin, we don’t leave the floor. We stress the connective tissues in the body to build strength in the ligaments. It’s pure nourishment and I feel so honored that I am able to teach it. Do yourself a favor and give yourself Yin after a Prana Pump class. You’ll thank me later. I hope to see you soon in my classes. If not, I hope you find your yoga journey to be fulfilling in so many lovely ways.
Deep Stretch & Release is a yin based practice that allows the active yogi to find balance in the body and mind. Yin yoga is a slow paced, breath centered practice that targets the connective tissues in the body through long, deep, passive holds. This class is a combination of yin based asana, gentle flowing movement, and self-myofascial release techniques designed to relieve pain, enhance recovery, and improve mobility.

An active lifestyle offers many positive health benefits such as, increased strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness, but it also takes its toll on the body. Repetitive movements and stress on muscles and joints can lead to overuse injury, chronic pain, and decreased mobility. Similar effects, particularly tightness in the hips, back, and shoulders, can be experienced by anyone who works at a desk, or spends long hours traveling in a car. This class is an opportunity for yogis of all levels to go deep, unwind, increase flexibility, and enhance recovery. 

Level: Basic


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Dec 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Dec 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Wed Jan 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Jan 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Jan 09 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Jan 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Jan 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Jan 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Jan 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Feb 04 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Feb 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Feb 11 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Feb 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Feb 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Feb 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Feb 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David