Namastizzle


This class is taught by:

Nikki Cvammen

Nikki is attends Kent State Stark and is studying Music Technology and Audio Recording. She loves to sing, compose music, teach yoga, do art and eat!. The number one thing on her bucket list is to visit and camp under the Northern Lights.
 
 
  • My favorite yoga pose is: Tripod.

 

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Stress and self-consciousness

 

  • I love my heart because it is my center and helps me make new relationships.

 

  • My favorite goddess is Athena she is the symbol for wisdom and strength, which I find very important in my life.

 

  • You must try this healthy snack: celery juice, you put celery stalks in a blender and drink the juice. It’s a fun twist to eating a healthy snack and it's very refreshing.

 

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Bhakti because its root word is “bhai” which means to love and worship God. I love this word because it reminds me that I can worship the Lord along with doing my practice.

 

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Breathe, it's the most important part of everything we do.

 

  • I’m most grateful for: My family and opportunities I have been blessed with.

 

  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: In the middle of a river on a huge rock! Frightening, but also exhilarating. 

 

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be Michael Scott.
 
  • I’m ecstatic to take my yoga to the next level because: I cannot wait to succeed at positions that I cannot get currently and I just love doing yoga, it's a part of my life now.

 

 

  • My heroes are: God and my mom.

 

  • My one wish for the world is: Appreciate the little things and the natural bliss of the Earth.

Nate Jackson

Nate completed his 200 hour teacher training and has been teaching yoga for two years and practicing for over 6. He sees yoga as a playground for communal healing, challenging growth, and exploring physical movement.


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

 

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.

Maddy Ritenour

Maddy recently graduated from Kent State University with her BS in community health education. She hopes to find a career helping others find their own balance in health and wellness through yoga and education. She first began practicing yoga at Release and fell in love with it immediately. She is a huge animal lover and loves to learn and try new things.

  • My favorite pose is: child’s pose because it is a place of rest in my practice that I know I can come back to my breath in.
 
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: my struggles with anxiety and stress, and learning to appreciate my body.
 
  • I love my arms because: I continue to see them get stronger through different asanas that I once couldn’t do.
 
  • My favorite deity is Ganesha because: he represents knowledge and all of his physical features represent so many important characteristics we should live by.
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: Air “fried” potato or zucchini fries sprinkled with a little bit of Old Bay seasoning - it’s the best!
 
  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is drishti because: it means to focus or concentrate, and it serves as a reminder to set your focus ahead of you and continue to concentrate both in a yoga class or in life.
 
  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Don’t focus on the other people in the room. You will get so much more out of your practice if you focus on yourself. I promise nobody is looking at you!
 
  • I’m most grateful for: My amazing family and friends that always support me.
 
  • My hero is: my mom. She is the strongest, most selfless & loving person I know & my best friend all in one!
 
  • My one wish for the world is: that we can live in harmony with animals, each other & the Earth without harming one another.
Have fun with a combination of hip hop beats and classic vinyasa flow sequences that make for an intense and challenging experience. This is a high intensity class that combines strength, creativity and raw self-expression, in the music and practice alike. Full on rap music (yep, there will be swears), twerks, and fun. Don't bring the kiddos to this one gang!
Temperature: 90°

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 20 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Nikki Cvammen
  • Mon Oct 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson
  • Sat Oct 27 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Maddy Ritenour
  • Mon Oct 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson
  • Sat Nov 03 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Maddy Ritenour
  • Mon Nov 05 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson
  • Sat Nov 10 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Maddy Ritenour
  • Mon Nov 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson
  • Sat Nov 17 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Maddy Ritenour
  • Mon Nov 19 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson
  • Sat Nov 24 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Maddy Ritenour
  • Mon Nov 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson
  • Sat Dec 01 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Maddy Ritenour
  • Mon Dec 03 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nate Jackson