Warm Beginners


This class is taught by:

Yoga Dave Ajamie


Dave Ajamie attended his first yoga class at IBH (where he currently works) in 2013. It was a perfect fit for him! He loves helping people on and off their mat, so much so, that he's affectionately been nicknamed "Yoga Dave."


 
  • My teaching style is: Peaceful and powerful. I love the inner peace and outer strength that your mat can bring you!
 
  • My favorite yoga pose is: Vrkasana (tree pose). With all its variations, it’s a perfect combination of peace and strength.
 
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: The chaos of life. Coming to my mat always brings me back in harmony with what is good in life.
 
  • My favorite music to practice to is: Traditional yoga music. Artists such as Krishna Das.
 
  • I love my head: Because it’s bald and shiny!
 
  • My favorite sanskrit word is: Namaste, because it acknowledges the beauty in all of us.
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: Kind bars, varieties of all kinds. They’re good for you, but more importantly, they’re delicious.
 
  • My advice for beginning yogis is: KNOW that every moment you are trying to get better, YOU are already getting better in anything you do!
 
  • I’m most grateful for: Love of all forms. Connecting with other people and sharing love is life’s purpose.
 
  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: On a standup paddleboard, it’s a great experience!
 
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Baron Baptiste. His books and practice are inspiring!
 
  • I’m inspired to take my yoga to the next level: Every time I get on my mat. There’s always something that inspires me from my mat.
 
  • My heroes are: Anyone who takes time and help people before anything else they had to do.
 
  • My one wish for the world is: That we would all just love one another and treat each other accordingly.

Greg Schumacher

 
  • My teaching style is: Evolving with an emphasis on safety & exploration.


  • My favorite yoga pose is: Downward Facing Dog


  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My inner “critic”. I am learning that yoga can be a path to self-acceptance which potentially is one of the most difficult paths to follow.


  • I love my feet because: It is our feet that support us every day in our physical endeavors


  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is Shiva Bhairava, the Beggar with Dogs, because: This deity represents those who have been disfranchised from society. As an educator, I advocate & work with students with disabilities. Many of these students are considered on the fringe of society, & predominately come from poverty. I have also been blessed with the companionship of dogs whose example of unconditional love continue to inspire me.


  • You must try this healthy snack: Spinach…raw, steamed, sautéed, even fried!


  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Jai because: It means victory, specifically victory to one’s Higher self.


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Keep at it, & let it permeate your being.


  • I’m most grateful for: Those individuals in the past & present who have taught me something about myself.


  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: I don’t know if I consider this “exotic” but it was an interesting experience: A mixed gender, all- nude yoga class in the Castro District, San Francisco, CA


  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be Mom because: I miss her.


  • I’m motivated to take my yoga to the next level because: I am learning that as I embrace the deeper aspects of yoga (not just asana) that life, though chaotic at times, can be more centered.


  • My heroes are: Those everyday people who help others.


  • My one wish for the world is: That everyone takes the time to get to know themselves

 

Tiffany Luc

Tiffany originally came to her mat to help her overcome post-partum depression and anxiety - it worked, and so much more! Since then, she has found her individual identity and a deep passion to help others so she enrolled in teacher training and is now a RYT-200. Her favorite quote is "Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out alive" and strives to create a fun yet empowering environment for her students while they are on their mat so they can carry that with them when they leave.

  • My teaching style is: Fun, inspiring and empowering. I want my students to leave knowing they are enough and be proud of themselves.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Half Moon. I always feel so open and strong in this pose!

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My loss of self as well as depression and anxiety. Yoga has proved to me that I can still be Tiff as well as mom, wife, friend, etc. There is something so powerful about taking the time out for yourself!

  • I love my: FEET! What can I say? They carry me through life with strength but also sometimes trip me up to make sure I am paying attention!

  • My favorite Deity or god/goddess is: Ganesha! Remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, what's not to love?

  • You must try this healthy snack: Apples dipped in peanut butter that has been mixed with cinnamon oil and granola

  • My favorite sanskrit word is: Ahimsa, nonviolence. I apply this to my life in so many ways. We must learn to be non-violent with others as well as ourselves. I believe this is the road we must travel to true contentment.

  • My advice for beginning yogis: Approach yoga with a light heart and an open mind. You will fall, you will step out of your comfort zone, but you will grow as yoga does it's work on you! Go with it and stay grateful in the journey!

  • I'm most grateful for: My family for their unwavering support and encouragement.
    Most exotic place I've practiced: Cancun, Mexico

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Bryan Kest (again!) He is such an inspiring person all around!

  • I am excited to take yoga to the next level because I am working towards completing my RYT-200 as well as discover pre-natal and post-natal yoga first hand and I cannot wait to share my knowledge!

  • My heroes are: First time yogis. You made it to your mat, and that is inspiring to me!

  • My one wish for the world is: To be kind to one another - you never know the other person's story.
 
 
 
Our Warm Beginner's class offers all the same benefits of our "Beginner's Basics" with some sweet gentle heat to help you ease into your postures. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jul 27 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Yoga Dave Ajamie
    at Release - Green
  • Fri Jul 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Greg Schumacher
    at Release - Green
  • Sat Jul 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Greg Schumacher
    at Release - North Canton
  • Sat Jul 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Tiffany Luc
    at Release - Green
  • Tue Aug 01 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Yoga Dave Ajamie
    at Release - Green