After feeling the profound effect of a regular yoga practice on both her body and mind, Chelsea felt a passionate draw toward teaching and helping others realize the incredible benefits of yoga. She completed at 200 hr training with well respected yogi Liza DiGaetano along with additional training with celebrity yoga instructor Baron Baptiste. Chelsea has taught many styles of yoga including kids, prenatal, flexibility based, and power yoga but was ultimately drawn to a strength based vinyasa flow because the deep, rhythmic breathing combined with the continuous flow from pose to pose provide a beautiful balance of strength, calm, flexibility, and mindfulness…something she strives for in her life as a mother and business owner off of the mat. Yoga helped Chelsea’s body regain strength and flexibility after the birth of two children, and more importantly taught her to step back and let go of the stresses in life that are beyond control. She was thrilled to bring Hard Core Yoga to her home town of Eugene in September of 2011.
Committed to the idea that yoga should be fun, Arielle's teaching offers a balance of play, laugh and sweat, with an emphasis on alignment and breath. Yoga has played a significant role in Arielle’s life, and her passion is sharing the healing, strengthening and empowering practice. Completing a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA, was a profound experience. The wealth of knowledge she received from teachers Ganga White and Tracey Rich, and her many yoga teachers, are the foundation of her instruction
As an undergraduate in New York City, Emily served as President of the Columbia University Road Runners Club, coached middle school cross-country, and worked for a running company. When a hip injury sidelined her for months, she turned to yoga as a source of healing. She found the ability to calm down and see what her body really needed. As her hip got better, she found the incredible strength aspect of a power vinyasa practice. Core work helped support a slow return to running. Eager to deepen her practice, and help others connect to their bodies, she did her 200 hour training with Prana Power Yoga. While she has primarily focused on teaching heated power vinyasa, sessions with elderly practitioners and a substance abuse reduction program have instilled in her a desire to spread yoga to anyone who needs it. Her classes at Hard Core Yoga focus on zooming out and maintaining awareness while flowing and moving through strength-based poses, asking yogis to strengthen from the inside out.
Megan is most interested in using the yoga asana practice as a pathway to stillness. Her training and continual studies are in Vinyasa and Power Yoga, and she holds a deep respect for the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. Megan has learned from a variety of teachers including Mark Stephens and Tim Miller, and draws inspiration for her own practice and studies from Erich Schiffman, Mark Stephens, Kino MacGregor, and Kathryn Budig. For Megan, life on the mat has taught her patience and acceptance, and has given her strength and ease in body and mind. She has found that a dedicated asana practice has afforded her more mindfulness and gratitude in her life off the mat. Megan’s classes emphasize using the breath in conjunction with movement to build strength, explore, and create release in all aspects of ones being. She firmly believes that the self is the best teacher and she encourages her students to get to know their bodies and their practice as a means to a happier and more open state of self.
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