Yin Yoga | Basic

This class is taught by:

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.

Kate Lumpkin

My personal study and implementation of yoga began many years ago. It started with the desire of flexibility within the physical body and has since developed into every part of my being. In 2015, I knew I wanted to begin yoga teacher training to take my practice further so I began my studies as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher at Longwave Yoga. Linking breath to movement has a profound way of calming every aspect of life. To study gentleness and to quiet the everyday chatter around us is a beautiful way to live. I have found that living yoga is not just a practice on the mat, but how I treat myself, others, and the universe off the mat. I have had the opportunity to learn from teachers such as Jules Febre, Nikki Costello, Noah Maze, Kelly Haas and Maria Garre. My classes, and personal practice, incorporate pranayama, asana, meditation, and compassion.

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.

Genevera Miller

Genevera studied in an eight-month 200-hour teacher training program with Frances Murchison that focused on mindfulness and the eight limbs of yoga. What began as a way to find reprieve from the busy word turned into a toolbox for living well within the world.

Genevera believes that one’s true essence is lighthearted and loving. As such, practitioners in her class can expect playful sequencing and dialogue. Genevera invites self-inquiry and exploration in her classes. And she gives opportunities for students to cultivate the wisdom to know the difference between effort and ease. Genevera believes you are your own best teacher, and as your guide, she will offer options, allowing you to choose your own path within the practice. Moreover, Genevera sees yoga as a reflection: how we practice on our mats is how we live our lives. To transfer the teachings on the mat into everyday life, Genevera offers mindfulness and meditation techniques in her classes. Genevera invites you to come fill your cup and learn new tools for living well and spreading peace in the world!

Yin yoga is a slow paced practice that focuses on the breath while surrendering, yielding, and unraveling the connective tissues in the body through long, passive holds. Yin yoga is said to loosen energy blockages and therefore increase pranic flow through the body while aiding in better organ function, increased flexibility, and calms the nervous system. Postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes or more, stimulating the tendons, ligaments, cartilage and joints that normally are not reached in a more active style of asana practice.
Please inform instructor if you are dealing with injury. With the nature of the class, Yin Yoga may be unsafe for certain injuries.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Dec 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin
  • Thu Dec 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Genevera Miller
  • Thu Jan 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Genevera Miller
  • Mon Jan 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Jan 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Genevera Miller
  • Mon Jan 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Jan 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin
  • Mon Jan 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Jan 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin
  • Mon Jan 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Jan 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin
  • Mon Feb 04 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Feb 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin
  • Mon Feb 11 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Feb 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kate Lumpkin