Release Yoga

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Buti Yoga

This class is taught by:

Andrea Carlisle

Andrea Carlisle completed her 200 hour RYT from Release Yoga in 2016. Andrea loves to explore movement and mind-body connections through creative sequencing. She approaches her edge head-on with arm balances and inversions, which act as her form of meditation. She likes to be challenged and therefore challenges her students to also face fears and break down mental barriers, allowing them to grow and thrive on and off the mat. With a light heart and an upbeat attitude, Andrea hopes her students will leave feeling confident and strong, like they can conquer any obstacle in their path.


  • My teaching style is: Challenging and explorative. I love discovering new movements and taking my practice to the edge.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Any inversion! I love changing my perspective and finding that balance of strength and ease.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Fear of the future. Living in the present moment is the best thing you can do for yourself!

  • I love my... because: Face!! Because I show so much of myself through facial expression. Plus it has my mouth which I need for eating-one of my favorite things to do!

  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is... because: You must try this healthy snack: Almond milk, banana, cocoa powder, cayenne pepper smoothie. WOW

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is... because: Ahimsa, which means nonviolence. I always try to remember that my reactions to people speak so loudly. Thinking of this Yama reminds me to stop and think before reacting to situations, so that I might not hurt anyone with what I have to say.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Just enjoy the journey! Stay positive and keep coming back to your mat. It will always accept you, no matter where you are in life!

  • I’m most grateful for: My family who has always been so supportive of everything I do!


  • I’m (blank) to take my yoga to the next level because: Always trying; I enjoy every challenge it brings. Remaining stagnant does nothing but hinder you. Challenging my body means challenging my mind, and in turn I am constantly learning, growing and evolving. My journey is never ending!


  • My one wish for the world is: To stop treating each other so poorly and stop killing people when we decide we disagree with them. Life is already too short and too fragile. We need to respect one another and find joy in our differences instead of using them as a means to spread hate and violence.

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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Apr 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Andrea Carlisle
    at Release - North Canton
  • Fri May 05 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Fri May 12 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Fri May 19 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Fri May 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton