Barre


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.


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.
Take your barre to the next level. This class will still cover the basics of proper alignment, positions, props and terminology but will step up the challenge a little bit with added options and modifications to suit any level of student. Please bring along your yoga mat (or plan to rent one of ours).
Temperature: 72-73°

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Elyse Morckel
  • Sat Dec 15 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Nikki Cvammen
  • Sun Dec 16 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Elyse Morckel
  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Elyse Morckel
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Cvammen
  • Fri Dec 21 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Elyse Morckel
  • Sat Dec 22 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Nikki Cvammen
  • Sun Dec 23 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Elyse Morckel
  • Wed Dec 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Cvammen
  • Fri Dec 28 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Elyse Morckel