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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Cool Beginners


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.


Sarah Maloney


Sarah Maloney has been practicing yoga for 13 years and teaching for four years. She began teaching yoga at her CrossFit gym, while earning her RYT 200 certification at The Yoga Place. Sarah enjoys teaching all levels of yoga, but is drawn to leading those just entering their yoga journey, through beginner's classes.
 


  • My teaching style is: Traditional, relaxed, encouraging and therapeutic. I want my students to really experience and feel the poses to better understand their own bodies. I love when my students find relief through their practice and leave my class feeling rejuvenated, with a calmer state of mind.
 
  • My favorite yoga pose is: Crow because it is fun, challenging and beautiful all at the same time.
 
  • Yoga has helped me overcome:  My need to always be in control. I am more able to let go and see the fun in life!
 
  • My favorite music to practice to is: It really all depends on my mood, and the type of practice. I love practicing to indie, rock, some oldies, classical, and traditional chant/meditative sounds.
 
  • I love my: Butt! Yes, I said it, my big bubble butt. I used to be embarrassed and ashamed of it, but have learned to love my curves!
 
  • My favorite Deity or Goddess is: Hanuman because he is the provider of hope and courage, as well as a symbol of physical strength and perseverance to leap past your obstacles and achieve outstanding success.
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: There are too many to name! I love baking! I have a killer recipe for paleo sweet potato brownies, vegan gluten free brownies, and chickpea blondies. Healthy alternatives are a must for someone with a sweet tooth like me.
 
  • My favorite sanskirt word is: Ananda which means "bliss." 
 
  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Don't give up! Yoga isn't about how physically flexible you are! It's about learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. The possibilities for your practice to grow and evolve are endless.
 
  • I'm most grateful for: So many things, but most importantly, my family. I've been so blessed to grow up in such a loving home with support from both my immediate and extended family.
 
  • The most exotic place that I've practiced yoga is:  On top of a 14,000 foot mountain after hiking for hours to reach the top.
 
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Adam Levine! He's my ultimate celebrity/yogi crush!
 
  • My heroes are: My parents. They have shown me it's possible to work through any of life's difficulties, and come out stronger than you were before.
 
  • My one wish for the world is: Positivity! If we could all just focus on the things we do have, instead of what we are lacking, we could be just a little bit happier.

Jane Barone

 Jane is a Physical Therapist Assistant with on-going continuing education courses in evidenced based research to maintain licensure. She is certified Pilates Reformer Instructor. She continue to advance my education in studios and workshops, locally and across the country. She is a 200-RYT. Jane has enjoyed practicing yoga for 10+ years and is blessed to share it as an instructor since May of 2015.

 

  • My teaching style is: Often based in anatomy & physiology with emphasis on structural alignment

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Half moon

 

 

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Anxiety

 

  • I love my feet because: Their strength and stability is the foundation of my physical balance.


  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is Ganesha because: He is the remover of obstacles, god of luck and education.


  • You must try this healthy snack: Chia seeds/hemp hearts soaked in water as breakfast cereal


  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is: All Sanskrit sounds beautiful to me but I love saying supta baddha konasana.


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Always listen to your body and just breath!


  • I’m most grateful for: Health

 

  • The most exotic place I’ve practice yoga is: Costa Rica


  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Tracy Rhinehart. She enables me to connect my spirit with my physical being.


  • I’m motivated to take my yoga to the next level because: Challenge means growth.


  • My heroes are: Buddha


  • My one wish for the world is: The realization that ONE person can make a difference.

Tonya Harriman-Fowler


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.
 
Interested in trying yoga or taking it slow as you build up your asana practice?
Our gentle Beginner's Basics class will help you gain a fundamental awareness of your breath, body alignment and provide a slow-paced introduction to yoga poses. This class is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and body types. No experience is necessary!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Apr 25 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Wed Apr 26 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Sarah Maloney
    at Release - Green
  • Thu Apr 27 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Sun Apr 30 10:45 am - 11:30 am with Jane Barone
    at Release - Green
  • Sun Apr 30 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Rachel Hartong
    at Release - North Canton
  • Mon May 01 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Sarah Maloney
    at Release - Green
  • Tue May 02 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Wed May 03 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Sarah Maloney
    at Release - Green
  • Thu May 04 11:45 am - 12:30 pm with Elyse Morckel
    at Release - North Canton
  • Sun May 07 10:45 am - 11:30 am with Jane Barone
    at Release - Green
  • Sun May 07 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Tonya Harriman-Fowler
    at Release - North Canton