Warm Beginners


This class is taught by:

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.
 

Sophia Stevenson

Sophie started practicing yoga in October of 2015. She fell in love at her first class at Release Yoga, and has been doing it non-stop ever since. She has been working at Release Yoga since March 2016, as a Lovely Desk Yogi. She recently graduated teacher training from Release Yoga in August of 2017. She also recently graduated high school from Green High School. She is currently attending Kent State University, where she is majoring in Marketing with a minor in entrepreneurship .

  • My favorite yoga pose is: child's pose, because you are it's so comfortable, and you are shut off from other distractions. 

 

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My weight struggle. When I first started yoga, I only tried it for the workout aspect, but I soon realized that it was only the beginning of what yoga was doing for me.

 

  • I love my hair because: it is long, and natural, also I can do just about anything with it.

 

  • My favorite god/goddess is Jesus because: my faith in Jesus is one of the things that keeps me grounded.

 

  • You must try this healthy snack: Apples and almond butter, or anything with almond butter really.

 

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is namaste because: it appreciates the love and life in everyone.

 

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: to try it! You never know whether you will like it or not. Also don’t give up after your first time, it takes work and dedication.

 

  • I’m most grateful for my musical talent, it is an outlet for me, similar to yoga.

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Adele, because I am obsessed with their music, and she's a freaking QUEEN.
 
  • I’m eager to take my yoga to the next level because: yoga has had such a huge impact on my life already, and I cannot wait to see what else it’s gonna do for me.

 

  • My heroes are: Anyone who has served in the military, pushed for social change, and my Mom and Dad.

 

  • My one wish for the world is: For everyone to stop caring what others think, and for everyone to stop judging others. That everyone is happy.

 

Similar to our Cool Beginners class, this class is designed for new yogis. Our Warm Beginners class offers all the same benefits of our Cool class with the addition of some sweet gentle heat to help you ease into your postures.
Temperature: 78°-82°

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Teacher Trainee (Demo)
  • Fri Aug 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Tonya Harriman-Fowler
  • Sat Aug 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Sophia Stevenson