Release Yoga

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Hot Power

This class is taught by:

Andrea Carlisle

Andrea Carlisle completed her 200 hour RYT from Release Yoga in 2016. Andrea loves to explore movement and mind-body connections through creative sequencing. She approaches her edge head-on with arm balances and inversions, which act as her form of meditation. She likes to be challenged and therefore challenges her students to also face fears and break down mental barriers, allowing them to grow and thrive on and off the mat. With a light heart and an upbeat attitude, Andrea hopes her students will leave feeling confident and strong, like they can conquer any obstacle in their path.


  • My teaching style is: Challenging and explorative. I love discovering new movements and taking my practice to the edge.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Any inversion! I love changing my perspective and finding that balance of strength and ease.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Fear of the future. Living in the present moment is the best thing you can do for yourself!

  • I love my... because: Face!! Because I show so much of myself through facial expression. Plus it has my mouth which I need for eating-one of my favorite things to do!

  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is... because: You must try this healthy snack: Almond milk, banana, cocoa powder, cayenne pepper smoothie. WOW

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is... because: Ahimsa, which means nonviolence. I always try to remember that my reactions to people speak so loudly. Thinking of this Yama reminds me to stop and think before reacting to situations, so that I might not hurt anyone with what I have to say.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Just enjoy the journey! Stay positive and keep coming back to your mat. It will always accept you, no matter where you are in life!

  • I’m most grateful for: My family who has always been so supportive of everything I do!


  • I’m (blank) to take my yoga to the next level because: Always trying; I enjoy every challenge it brings. Remaining stagnant does nothing but hinder you. Challenging my body means challenging my mind, and in turn I am constantly learning, growing and evolving. My journey is never ending!


  • My one wish for the world is: To stop treating each other so poorly and stop killing people when we decide we disagree with them. Life is already too short and too fragile. We need to respect one another and find joy in our differences instead of using them as a means to spread hate and violence.

Pattie Wagner

Pattie Wagner, E-RYT 200 and YACEP®, took yoga when she was four years old with her flower child mom. Yoga found her again when she had her second son and needed a release from a demanding career in a foreign city. Over 14 years, she has practiced a broad variety of yoga styles including Power, Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Iyengar and "crappy work yoga" and infused them all into her teaching style (minus the crappy parts, of course). She is E-RYT 200 and Reiki Level II certified and hopes to complete her RYT 500 in the near future.

  • My teaching style is: Very hands on, fun, upbeat and spiritual. I love assisting my students, so be prepared for adjustments, neck rubs and guidance.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Padahastasana! I love the release that Gorilla pose provides.  It’s a simple forward fold that is accessible to all levels of yogis. It also calms the mind, helps with digestion and improves circulation in your hands and wrists. It’s great for people who work on computers all day long.
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Wow, so much. I began practicing when my 2nd son was born to help with post-partum depression. From there, I fell in love! Anything is possible on a yoga mat.
  • My favorite music to practice to is: I love heavier music such as Florence & the Machine and the Black Keys for a power class. I get a lot of help from my sons who help keep my music cutting edge ... I love offering a brand new sound or unknown artist to my students, especially local CLE bands such as The Modern Electric. 
  • I love my: Eyes and hair. My eyes are hazel and can turn to a beautiful complex green/gold. My hair? I rarely blow it dry.
  • My favorite goddess is: Akhilandeshvari. She is the “The Always Broken Goddess”.  Basically, she celebrates that we are always just a little broken, a little on the edge. This allows us to try something new and unfathomable in our lives and break away from our toxic routines or attachments. And she rides on a crocodile … how cool is that?!  There is a great article about her on Elephant Journal by JC Peters. Check it out!
  • You must try this healthy snack: Sprouted pumpkin seeds. I love their mealy texture.
  • My favorite Sanskrit phrase is: "Om Namah Shivaya". Chanting this mantra is incredibly powerful … be careful what you wish for!
  • My advice for beginning yogis: Focus on building the very basics of your practice. Your breath is everything and will guide you both physically and spiritually. Don’t worry about how flexible or strong you are … and don’t worry about the heat, Release has plenty of options! 
  • I’m most grateful for: My wonderful family who supported me when I took on the major life change of starting my own yoga studio. I may be crazy, but I’m loved!
  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: Tahiti in my personal hut by the water. Wait, that hasn’t happened yet!
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Adam Levine and Bradley Cooper. Brad (he lets me call him Brad) and I would practice at the back of the room and giggle at Adam showing off.  But when Brad wasn't looking I would be completely gawking at Adam :-)
  • I want to take my yoga to the next level by: Assisting all of the fabulous Release teachers and students in reaching their full potential.  
  • My heroes are: Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop), Maxine Clark (founder of Build a Bear) and Oprah (founder of everything). They each built profitable businesses from the core of their passions, took immense risks, and focused on giving back to their employees and communities. And they did it with kindness, compassion, fun and profitability. That’s the way business should be!
  • My one wish for the world is: Be kind. Be grateful. Be forgiving.

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.

Christa Dillon

Christa began her practice with an open mind, dedicating 30 days to try this “hippie yoga thing.” After her first class, she was hooked. At first, the physical challenge was what kept her coming back, but slowly she began to fall in love with all aspects and discover parts of herself she never saw before. Her passion led her to enroll in teacher training, and she hopes to guide others in their journey on and off their mats.
  • My teaching style is: Evolving. As I learn and grow, the way I teach begins to reflect my own practice. The one thing that won’t change is how I want my students to feel in my class. I want my class to feel like home, regardless of if it is day 1 or day 100, knowing they’re completely accepted for who they are and where they’re at.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Headstand because it was quite the journey to finally get into the pose and every time I enter the pose I feel incredibly grateful.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: An unhealthy view of my body. I used to search for what could help me achieve the ‘perfect’ body and began yoga for the workout aspect. And in that process, yoga slowly began to transform the way I interact with my body and mind. And now I’m proud to accept my body where it’s at now. I love my: collarbones, because they are an expression of my femininity and a reminder to keep an open heart.

  • My favorite deity is: Jesus, because He calls us to love in such a powerful way.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Almond butter. On a banana, in a pita, add it to a smoothie, straight out of the jar… no shame.

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is: Ahimsa (nonviolence) because I aspire to have my life molded by that ethical principle.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: “Practice and all is coming” meaning keep showing up to your mat, even if you’re sore/frustrated/tired because you’ll see growth in so many aspects of your life. Don’t rush the process.

  • I’m most grateful for: My incredibly supportive family and friends.

  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: San Francisco (my favorite city!)

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Adam Levine. Let’s be honest…

  • I’m encouraged to take my yoga to the next level because: There is always something to learn, ways to grow, and goals to reach. Yoga is a never ending journey, which is what makes it so beautiful.

  • My heroes are: The people all over the world that are igniting change and social progress.

  • My one wish for the world is: For curiosity to replace fear. We are all so fearful of things we do not know, and fear is crippling, violent, and all-consuming. If we are curious instead, we have an open mind and heart – with that, anything is possible.



Power students flow through an athletic set of asanas to generate heat while exploring their personal edge. Experienced yogis build their strength, focus on healthy alignment, inner awareness and growth. Get ready to sweat out those toxins and stressors as you explore inversions and arm balances in your practice … you will leave this class empowered and alive!  Class length is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Apr 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Andrea Carlisle
    at Release - Green
  • Tue Apr 25 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Pattie Wagner
    at Release - North Canton
  • Thu Apr 27 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Yoga Dave Ajamie
    at Release - Green
  • Thu Apr 27 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Pattie Wagner
    at Release - North Canton
  • Sat Apr 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christa Dillon
    at Release - Green
  • Tue May 02 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Yoga Dave Ajamie
    at Release - Green
  • Tue May 02 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Pattie Wagner
    at Release - North Canton
  • Thu May 04 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Yoga Dave Ajamie
    at Release - Green
  • Thu May 04 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Michelle Murray
    at Release - North Canton