$5 TT Demo - Warm Flow (Donation)


This class is taught by:

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. 

Nate Jackson

Nate sees yoga as a playground for communal healing and challenging growth. When he’s not teaching yoga, Nate works in middle school based mental health with a local nonprofit. He can also occasionally be spotted Heely-ing through the streets of Cleveland.


My teaching style is: down-to-earth, physically innovative (integrated strength and mobility work), and individualized.

 

My favorite yoga pose is: locust so I can pretend to be a jet (and maybe challenge some ujjayi breathing).

 

Yoga has helped me overcome: neck pain and body shame.

 

You must try this healthy snack: Krave Jerky it's healthy and unconventional flavors of various dehydrated meats.

 

My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Namaste because I’m basic AF, but seriously because it truly is a lifestyle of appreciating the imago dei (image of God) in everyone.

 

My advice for beginning yogis is: start with your breath. Master your ujjayi (ocean breath)… google it, study it, practice it at least 5 minutes every day for your first month. It affects everything.

 

I’m most grateful for: 8 awesome niblings (nephews and nieces).

 

The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: in my mind… it gets crazy up there.

 

If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be with my beautiful sister, Tricia, because she introduced me to both yoga and a deep well of grace and compassion.

 

My heroes are: Aladdin and Abu.

 

My one wish for the world is: for compassion to become more contagious and invade areas of personal and systemic suffering.

Rachel Hartong

My teaching style is: Growing and evolving as I continue to learn more about myself through teaching others and through my own yoga practice.
 

My favorite yoga pose is: Supta Bhada Konasana—it’s gentle enough to ease into practice, but intense enough to start to bring awareness to the body and breath.

 

Yoga has helped me overcome: Stress and anxiety and has helped to gain self confidence.

 

I love my smile because it’s uniquely mine and it makes other people happy to see a smiling face. Research has shown that people who smile more lead happier and healthier lives than those who smile less.

 

You must try this healthy snack: Hummus and veggie wraps.

 

My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Namaste there is a Divine spark and light in each of us. The gesture is the acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another.

 

My advice for beginning yogis is: You are unique and so is your yoga practice! Be kind to yourself on your mats.

 

I’m most grateful for: The support of my husband and 4 children and the rest of my family and friends.

 

The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

 

My heroes are: My grandma. She has been there to support me and encourage me since I can remember. She has been a huge help to our family and loves my children dearly.

 

My one wish for the world is: That we are all able to work together for the greater good of everyone. 

Sydney Corbin

Sydney came to her mat at Release about two years ago. Her journey to crafting this life has been a colorful one. As a disciple of Christ, she has found that yoga can be one of many ways she connects with God. You can count on a fiery flow in her classes with a heavy emphasis on the use of breath as a tool to cleanse the mind and body. Sydney has a burning desire to lead her students on a path of falling in love with yoga and growing towards the knowledge of their true self.

 

My teaching style is: Challenging, authentic, and explorative. I love pushing my practice to the edge and playing with new movements.    I love my core because: It's strong and powerful. It holds the fire to my practice. You must try this healthy snack: Avocado and tomato on whole grain seed toast.


My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is ... because: Ahimsa: Nonharmning.“Ahimsa” is as the absence of violence but also conscious consideration and love for one’s self and others.

My advice for beginning yogis is: Remember that your practice is an individual process. No one else is inside your body, Listen to it and respect what it tells you. 

I’m most grateful for:Every twist and turn in the road that lead me to where I am today. Because it led me to exactly where I'm meant to be - RIGHT HERE!  The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: Off the grid in the mountains of Oahu, Hawaii!