Yoga with Becky

ABOUT

VinyasaYoga with Becky (Mondays 9-10AM & Fridays 12-1PM)
In this class you’ll flow continuously through strong sequences of sun salutations and standing postures, linking breath with movement and work to build strength and endurance as you push the edge of your balance and flexibility. Poses that strengthen and engage the core are interwoven throughout the class. This is not a beginner level class. Check out the Slow Flow class if you are a beginner or want a gentler class.

Slow Flow Yoga with Becky (Wednesdays 12-1PM)
In this class we take a slower pace that allows for time to modify each posture to best suit your body. This is an all levels vinyasa class that slows your flow and allows you time to connect deeply to your breath and stay in postures long enough to become acutely aware of their sensations—and even break a sweat.

Power Core Flow VinyasaYoga with Becky (Power Core will be back later in the summer)
In this vigorous and athletic vinyasa class, you will create heat, build strength, flexibility and stamina through mindful movement. The first part of class may include HIIT(high intensity interval training), core power sequences that focus on abs and core stabilizers, and lots of sun salutation variations This will warm your body in preparation for arms balances, inversions and backbends in the latter part of class. Be prepared to sweat and find your edge on the journey to power.

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga (Mondays 10:30-11:45AM)
This class is made especially for the changing pregnant body in each trimester and for post-partum moms. Sequences are designed to ease the common aches of pregnancy and to strengthen your body through pregnancy safe poses. Plus, you’ll pick up deep breathing and relaxation tools to use in labor, delivery and beyond into parenthood. Moms and babies are welcome as classes are sequenced to include core strengthening options for those who are postpartum. Yes! Non-mobile babies are welcome! Bring your baby and reconnect with your body and mind as well as other moms and moms to be.

INSTRUCTOR

Why I teach yoga: I became a certified yoga instructor in 2009 in vinyasa yoga at Moksha Yoga Studio in Twisp and began teaching right away. I teach yoga to share the beauty and benefits of connecting your mind to your body through breath. I teach because I have found that I learn more deeply about something when I teach it. I teach yoga because I want to share my honest imperfect human self with you and show that you don’t have to be a certain body type to do yoga. Any body can do yoga. I believe this and teach from this bias… I find deep joy in teaching children and am also certified as a Radiant Child Yoga Teacher.. In 2009, friends who desired prenatal and postnatal yoga classes encouraged me to pursue further training in this area so that I could teach them. Always wanting to learn more, I studied with Anne Phyfe Palmer at 8 Limbs Yoga and Colette Crawford of Seattle Wholistic Center and gained over 120 hours of specialized training in prenatal and postnatal yoga from 2009-2012. I am also a DONA trained doula and childbirth educator. When I’m not teaching yoga, I’m out finding balance with my bookkeeping business, raising my kids, and getting out in our beautiful valley skiing, fat biking and hiking.

Why I Yoga: I’ve done yoga since an early age before I even knew that I was doing yoga. I found calm for my worry-prone mind by spending a lot of time upside down in head stands that came naturally to me. In high school my coaches showed me stretches they called “yoga” and I continued these through high school sports and on into college to prevent injury. My chiropractor showed me more “yoga stretches” upon injuring myself skiing in my early 20s These stretches helped me heal and inspired me to take yoga classes. My yoga practice became firmly rooted after the birth of my daughter in 2006. That year I left my Forest Service biology career, took on more responsibility in the family business and took care of my two wonderful and busy kids. My health and wellness took a nose-dive as a result of taking on too much and I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. I knew I needed something for me that would balance all the “busy-ness” and bring calm and peace to my mind and strength and health to my body. I began a daily yoga practice Yoga brought ease to my mind and body and continues to do so daily. Yoga has also kept me present and grounded through many of life’s challenges including the loss of my home in 2014 to wildfire and the following years of continued catastrophic wildfires and uncertainty. Yoga has taught me that change is uncomfortable and challenging and through deep breaths and staying present, growth, understanding and strength will flow to me.

Inspirations: All my teachers, the natural world especially the Methow Valley, my children Simon and Gabby, my friends, family and community.

Menu