Release Yoga

Welcome to Release Yoga -  a place where you can focus on creating the best version of yourself; a place where you can be Happy, Healthy, and WHOLE.

 

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Warm Flow


This class is taught by:

Elyse Morckel

Elyse is a a recent RYT 200 graduate from Release Yoga, and is a certified Buti Yoga instructor. She also teaches dance at Dianna Durkin Dance Studio. Elyse took her first yoga class in high school, but didn't find a deeper connection to the practice till later on. For Elyse yoga is a moving meditation that keeps her mind and body refreshed. She hopes to encourage students to never stop learning and exploring all that their bodies can inform them about each time they step onto their mat.

 

  • My teaching style is: Always changing! I am always open to learn more from others and share that knowledge with students. I approach teaching with a light hearted attitude, as we are all learning and growing together.

 

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Currently, it's a tie between Triangle and Warrior III. I love the strong sense of grounding and alignment I experience in Triangle, and it also a a great time to check back in with your breath. Many people build mental blocks around Warrior III, but it allows you to break those fears down, you confront your fear/self doubt and take flight with strength and confidence!


  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Different insecurities and feelings of self doubt that I have carried for many years about myself. When I come to my mat I am reminded that I am capable of so much more than I realize!


  • I love my... because:

For along time I had insecurities with my body, but now I am finally embracing it because it's here to stay!


  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is Jesus because:
    He lived his life in the service of others, always thinking of them before himself. He sought to help people not judge them for their problems, something more people should focus on.


  • You must try this healthy snack: toss popcorn with salt & pepper, lime juice and a bit of Sriracha for some heat! Or keep it simple with an apple and your choice of nut butter!


  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is... because: Om Namah Shivaya - which translates to “I bow to the inner Self”. Answers and knowledge can come from within you if you look close enough.


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Don't let yourself get caught up thinking the challenging/advanced poses are everything. Asanas are just a small part of what it means to be a yogi! Always remember your yoga journey is uniquely yours!


  • I’m most grateful for: The support of my family. They have been a lifelong source of encouragement and unconditional love, and I would not be here without them.


  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: THE BEACH!

 


  • I’m ready to take my yoga to the next level because: I want to continue to open myself up to all potential happiness and joy that yoga holds for me and for those around me.


  • My heroes are: Teachers (not just from my yoga experience) who gave me the courage to believe I was more than I perceived.


  • My one wish for the world is: More love and understanding, less hate and aggression.


Yoga Dave Ajamie


Dave Ajamie attended his first yoga class at IBH (where he currently works) in 2013. It was a perfect fit for him! He loves helping people on and off their mat, so much so, that he's affectionately been nicknamed "Yoga Dave."


 
  • My teaching style is: Peaceful and powerful. I love the inner peace and outer strength that your mat can bring you!
 
  • My favorite yoga pose is: Vrkasana (tree pose). With all its variations, it’s a perfect combination of peace and strength.
 
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: The chaos of life. Coming to my mat always brings me back in harmony with what is good in life.
 
  • My favorite music to practice to is: Traditional yoga music. Artists such as Krishna Das.
 
  • I love my head: Because it’s bald and shiny!
 
  • My favorite sanskrit word is: Namaste, because it acknowledges the beauty in all of us.
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: Kind bars, varieties of all kinds. They’re good for you, but more importantly, they’re delicious.
 
  • My advice for beginning yogis is: KNOW that every moment you are trying to get better, YOU are already getting better in anything you do!
 
  • I’m most grateful for: Love of all forms. Connecting with other people and sharing love is life’s purpose.
 
  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: On a standup paddleboard, it’s a great experience!
 
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Baron Baptiste. His books and practice are inspiring!
 
  • I’m inspired to take my yoga to the next level: Every time I get on my mat. There’s always something that inspires me from my mat.
 
  • My heroes are: Anyone who takes time and help people before anything else they had to do.
 
  • My one wish for the world is: That we would all just love one another and treat each other accordingly.

Piper Sereno

Piper started her yoga journey only a few months ago when she first walked into Release. Already, she has fallen in love with it and wants to one day become a yoga instructor. Piper is a student at Jackson High School and is involved in the making of Release's community garden.
 

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Cobra.
 
  • My favorite music to practice to is: Anything calm and low key. 

 

  • I love my: Hair.  It's fun and it's different. It makes me, me. 

 

  • You must try this healthy snack: Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings."  A great healthy alternative to chicken wings!

 

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Well, I'm still a beginner myself, but I would say don't get frustrated if you can't perfect a pose right away. It takes practice! 

 

  • I’m most grateful for: My amazing family. 

 

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Florence Welch because she might sing the whole time and it would be so peaceful to practice to her voice. I have no idea if she does yoga ... if not, we'd be beginners together!

 

  • My heroes are: My big brother and my grandparents, as well as my parents of course. They have always been there to make me smile and help me grow.

 

  • My one wish for the world is: Health. 

Christa Dillon

Christa began her practice with an open mind, dedicating 30 days to try this “hippie yoga thing.” After her first class, she was hooked. At first, the physical challenge was what kept her coming back, but slowly she began to fall in love with all aspects and discover parts of herself she never saw before. Her passion led her to enroll in teacher training, and she hopes to guide others in their journey on and off their mats.
 
 
  • My teaching style is: Evolving. As I learn and grow, the way I teach begins to reflect my own practice. The one thing that won’t change is how I want my students to feel in my class. I want my class to feel like home, regardless of if it is day 1 or day 100, knowing they’re completely accepted for who they are and where they’re at.


  • My favorite yoga pose is: Headstand because it was quite the journey to finally get into the pose and every time I enter the pose I feel incredibly grateful.


  • Yoga has helped me overcome: An unhealthy view of my body. I used to search for what could help me achieve the ‘perfect’ body and began yoga for the workout aspect. And in that process, yoga slowly began to transform the way I interact with my body and mind. And now I’m proud to accept my body where it’s at now. I love my: collarbones, because they are an expression of my femininity and a reminder to keep an open heart.


  • My favorite deity is: Jesus, because He calls us to love in such a powerful way.


  • You must try this healthy snack: Almond butter. On a banana, in a pita, add it to a smoothie, straight out of the jar… no shame.


  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is: Ahimsa (nonviolence) because I aspire to have my life molded by that ethical principle.


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: “Practice and all is coming” meaning keep showing up to your mat, even if you’re sore/frustrated/tired because you’ll see growth in so many aspects of your life. Don’t rush the process.


  • I’m most grateful for: My incredibly supportive family and friends.


  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: San Francisco (my favorite city!)


  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Adam Levine. Let’s be honest…


  • I’m encouraged to take my yoga to the next level because: There is always something to learn, ways to grow, and goals to reach. Yoga is a never ending journey, which is what makes it so beautiful.


  • My heroes are: The people all over the world that are igniting change and social progress.


  • My one wish for the world is: For curiosity to replace fear. We are all so fearful of things we do not know, and fear is crippling, violent, and all-consuming. If we are curious instead, we have an open mind and heart – with that, anything is possible.

 

 

 

Tamera Anich


Tamera Anich, RYT 200, has been loving yoga for over 13 years and most values how it can offer something to everyone and allow everyone to take it at their own pace. She became a teacher so that she can share that revelation with others, having a great time helping her students discover their path.


My teaching style is: Evolving through my experience on the mat and what my students have to teach me. 
My favorite yoga pose is: Triangle (trikonasana) because there is always something new to discover, adjust, experience and learn in the pose. It reminds me that there is no need for perfection to feel good!   Yoga has helped me overcome: My sense that everything has to be just right and organized all the time. Sometimes things on the mat get very messy … and that's the day you're growing.   I love my: Skin. It covers all of my body in such a nice way. And it’s smooth and creamy!    My favorite goddess is: Durga because she embodies change and gettin 'er done!   You must try this healthy snack: Frozen grapes ... so sweet and decadent, like nature's candy!   My favorite sanskrit word is: Dharma. I find comfort in having a duty, a purpose that I serve during my existence.   My advice for beginning yogis is: Be kind to yourself ... yoga is a never ending process, not a goal or finish line.   I’m most grateful for: My family and my health - they're both such gifts!   The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: My back yard, especially when the mosquitoes are in full swing! ; )   If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: My daughters because it's a great bonding opportunity, and something I can give them that costs nothing but means everything.   I want to take my yoga to the next level by:  I’m taking my good old time to take my yoga to the next level. Why rush that which you enjoy experiencing?   My heroes are: Audrey Hepburn, my daughters, my husband and my parents. They have all had a hand in giving me something to aspire to in myself.   My one wish for the world is: For everyone to experience as much gratitude as possible - it makes a huge difference!

Erika Anderson

Erika is our new Assistant Studio Manager. She has been practicing yoga with us for a little over a year. She has fallen in love with not only the physical changes that yoga has made in her life, but also the release from stress it brings her. With her 5 years of managerial experience, she will be a great addition to the team.
 

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Half Pigeon. Its such a great emotion release pose.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Stress. I hold on to a ton of things that I shouldn't, and yoga has given me a sense of peace in my life.

  • I love my shoulders because: They are small and feminine, yet they are such a source of strength.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Any kind of veggies with red pepper hummus.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: To just give it a try. It was so life changing for me, I truly believe everyone should give it a shot at least once.

  • I am most greatful for: My mom, she is such a strong independent person, and I wouldn't be who I am today without her.

  • The most exotic place I've practiced yoga is: My favorite city in the world, NYC!

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be LeBron James because: He is a phenomenal athlete and is nice to look at as well!

  • My hero is: Beyonce. She is a powerful, intelligent woman who has built quite an empire for herself. 

  • My once wish for the world: Is for everyone to slow down. So much of our lives pass us by, and we don't soak it in.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Apr 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Tue Apr 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nate Jackson
    at Release - Green
  • Wed Apr 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Yoga Dave Ajamie
    at Release - Green
  • Wed Apr 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Piper Sereno
    at Release - North Canton
  • Wed Apr 26 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Christa Dillon
    at Release - Green
  • Thu Apr 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Thu Apr 27 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - Green
  • Thu Apr 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Tamera Anich
    at Release - Green
  • Fri Apr 28 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Tiffany Purtell
    at Release - North Canton
  • Fri Apr 28 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm with Erika Anderson
    at Release - Green
  • Fri Apr 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Piper Sereno
    at Release - North Canton
  • Sat Apr 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Christa Dillon
    at Release - Green
  • Sat Apr 29 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Piper Sereno
    at Release - North Canton