Warm Flow


This class is taught by:

Amy Pablo

Amy started her yoga journey at Release Yoga over 3 years ago. She was looking for a good “workout” but
found so much more.  She recently graduated teacher training from Release and is a mother of 3 
beautiful girls. 
 
  • My teaching style is: Warm, loving and about self-exploration. Yoga is about the connection with yourself through yourself.


  • My favorite yoga pose is: Tadasana- Mountain Pose.  This pose allows me to connect and engage every part of my body and mind.


  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Low self-confidence and self worth. My yoga practice has allowed me to connect with my true self and has given me the tools to love and accept myself.


  • I love my eyes because they allow me to see the beauty in the world.

     
  • My favorite goddess is Parvati, Goddess of love and devotion because love is all you need!

     
  • You must try this healthy snack: Vanilla protein shake with banana and spinach.


  • My favorite Sanskrit phrase is Atma Prema – unconditional self-love because it reminds me to love the light in others and myself.


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Be kind to yourself. Yoga is about the journey not a destination to the poses. It is your journey not anyone else’s.


  • I’m most grateful for: Finding Yoga! It really has changed my life!


  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: The beach at sunrise.


  • I am excited to take my yoga practice to the next level because I learn something new every time I come to my mat.


  • My heroes are: My 3 girls. They remind me every day to be present, loving and kind. 


  • My one wish for the world is: for all to be kind. Be kind to others, the planet, and animals and most important to THEMSELVES.

Tonya Harriman-Fowler (E-RYT 200)

Tonya Harriman-Fowler has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a esthetician for the past 16 years. She feels that taking care of the body as a whole is the best approach. Yoga feeds her body and mind and she opes to make it a bigger part of her life.
 
 
 
  • I Got Into Massage Because: I enjoyed receiving massages myself and was very aware of the therapeutic benefits. Massage is a great stress reducer as well as an all over better health influence. I wanted to share this experience with others while educating clients as to the benefits of massage. Touch is key. Every person should incorporate massage into their lives. It is a necessity, not a luxury.

 

  • Yoga and Massage Has: Helped me live in the now, reduce stress and discomfort, increase flexibility and be more aware how important my health is.

 

  • My Favorite Music is: THE 80’S!!!

 

  • I Love My: Hands because of the relief, pleasure, and comfort they can provide to others. I also love my 3 4-legged children; Boozoo, Bear, and Binky.

 

  • My Advice for a Beginning Yogi or Massage Client is:Just do it! Quit talking about trying it and just walk in or call to schedule. I drove past the Release studio for almost a year telling myself I would stop in one of these days…so glad I did! Wished I hadn’t waited so long. Release is a great place to be a part of and great people work here!

 

  • I Am Most Grateful For: My SUPER supportive husband David.

 

  • My Healthy Snack: KIND bars for something sweet. I have one in my purse and tote bag at all times.

 

  • My Heros Are: My clients!

 

  • My Wish For the World: More respect and education for animal advocacy.
 

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!

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 (E-RYT 200 / YACEP)


Dave Ajamie attended his first yoga class at while working at IBH 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: Anything upbeat with positive energy!
  
  • My favorite sanskrit word is: Namaste, because it acknowledges the beauty in all of us.
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: Kale chips. 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: Tao Porchon Lynch! I have been honored to have accomplished this! She is absolutely amazing and an inspiration to us all!
 
  • 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.

Pattie Wagner (E-RYT 200)

Pattie Wagner, E-RYT 200 and YACEP®, took yoga when she was four years old with her flower child mom. Yoga found her again when she had her second son and needed a release from a demanding career in a foreign city. Over 16 years, she has practiced a broad variety of yoga styles including Power, Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, Iyengar and "crappy work yoga" and infused them all into her teaching style (minus the crappy parts, of course). She is E-RYT 200, Thai Massage Yoga and Reiki Level II certified and is the process of completing her RYT 500.  



  • My teaching style is: Very hands on, fun, upbeat and spiritual. I love assisting my students, so be prepared for adjustments, neck rubs and guidance.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Padahastasana! I love the release that Gorilla pose provides.  It’s a simple forward fold that is accessible to all levels of yogis. It also calms the mind, helps with digestion and improves circulation in your hands and wrists. It’s great for people who work on computers all day long.
 
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Wow, so much. I began practicing when my 2nd son was born to help with post-partum depression. From there, I fell in love! Anything is possible on a yoga mat.
 
  • My favorite music to practice to is: I love heavier music such as Florence & the Machine and the Black Keys for a power class. I get a lot of help from my sons who help keep my music cutting edge ... I love offering a brand new sound or unknown artist to my students, especially local CLE bands such as The Modern Electric. 
 
  • I love my: Eyes and hair. My eyes are hazel and can turn to a beautiful complex green/gold. My hair? I rarely blow it dry and (WHEN) I bother to style it, looks AMAZING.
 
  • My favorite goddess is: Akhilandeshvari. She is the “The Always Broken Goddess”.  Basically, she celebrates that we are always just a little broken, a little on the edge. This allows us to try something new and unfathomable in our lives and break away from our toxic routines or attachments. And she rides on a crocodile … how cool is that?!  There is a great article about her on Elephant Journal by JC Peters. Check it out!
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: Sprouted pumpkin seeds. I love their mealy texture.
 
  • My favorite Sanskrit phrase is: "Om Namah Shivaya". Chanting this mantra is incredibly powerful … be careful what you wish for!
 
  • My advice for beginning yogis: Focus on building the very basics of your practice. Your breath is everything and will guide you both physically and spiritually. Don’t worry about how flexible or strong you are … and don’t worry about the heat, Release has plenty of options! 
 
  • I’m most grateful for: My wonderful family who supported me when I took on the major life change of starting my own yoga studio. I may be crazy, but I’m loved!
 
  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: Tahiti in my personal hut by the water. Wait, that hasn’t happened yet!
 
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Adam Levine and Bradley Cooper. Brad (he lets me call him Brad) and I would practice at the back of the room and giggle at Adam showing off.  But when Brad wasn't looking I would be completely gawking at Adam :-)
 
  • I want to take my yoga to the next level by: Assisting all of the fabulous Release teachers and students in reaching their full potential.  
 
  • My heroes are: Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop), Maxine Clark (founder of Build a Bear) and Oprah (founder of everything). They each built profitable businesses from the core of their passions, took immense risks, and focused on giving back to their employees and communities. And they did it with kindness, compassion, fun and profitability. That’s the way business should be!
 
  • My one wish for the world is: Be kind. Be grateful. Be forgiving.
Vinyasa, commonly referred to as a "flow" style, is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that connects movement with breath. This moderately paced practice seamlessly blends one pose into another to create heat in the body, build strength, improve balance, and increase flexibility. While these classes are appropriate for all levels of practitioners, some experience is suggested. 
Temperature: Warm Flow: 82°-86° 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 17 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Amy Pablo
  • Wed Oct 17 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Tonya Harriman-Fowler (E-RYT 200)
  • Thu Oct 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Tamera Anich
  • Fri Oct 19 11:00 am - 11:45 am with Tonya Harriman-Fowler (E-RYT 200)
  • Fri Oct 19 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm with Elyse Morckel
  • Sat Oct 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Yoga Dave Ajamie (E-RYT 200 / YACEP)
  • Sun Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pattie Wagner (E-RYT 200)
  • Sun Oct 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Elyse Morckel
  • Mon Oct 22 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Amy Pablo