Yin


This class is taught by:

Heather Berg

Heather Berg, E-RYT, is a former Montessori teacher who has been a yoga practitioner since 1990 where, as a college student, she took her first “Intro to Sun Salutations” at NYU. She practiced many yoga traditions over her 20 plus years, but it wasn’t until her yoga training with Leslie Glickman, where she was formally trained in Vinyasa Krama (intelligent sequencing designed with a specific intention) did she find her true calling.
Heather’s passion is to share her enthusiasm of yoga and to create a positive experience for her students. Her mission is to meet the needs of individuals as well as to teach at a deeper level beyond the postures.
Heather’s precisely cued invigorating Vinyasa classes focus on cultivating breath and body awareness while her Yin classes relax both the body and mind taking practitioners to a deeper level of sensitivity and stillness, both inside and out. Not only does Heather teach on land, but on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) as well! The paddleboard takes the place of your mat, but since it’s an unstable foundation it will truly fire up your core! You will NO DOUBT need to work with more consciousness, honing your mindfullness skills.
She is always researching and exploring other respectable yoga teacher trainings and workshops so that she can continue her own growth to bring new concepts to her students. Some of the teachers Heather has studied with and is influenced by are Elena Brower, Seane Corn, Terri Cooper, Jason Crandell, Pam Leal, Terri Cooper, Kathryn Budig and Joe Barnett.
When asked what she loves about yoga, Heather says, “It’s the perfect opportunity to see who I really am. It brings me home.”
Heather lives in Boca Raton with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Matthew Gaines

Matthew Gaines has been practicing yoga since 1996. He has been teaching as a certified yoga instructor since 2004. Matthew is passionate about Traditional, Classic Yoga and the eight limb path for its originally intended purpose of helping people to heal and wake up to their potential, and recognize our oneness when consciousness has been corrected and healed through discipline action, focus, concentration and self awareness. It is his intention to share Yoga in its essence so that people can live in the responsibility of being in peace and harmony with each other and all of life, as that starts with loving ourselves, and Yoga is a wonderful tool to help bring us into that living experience.

Cortney Zdanowicz

Cortney has been practicing yoga since 2010 and obtained her 200 hr Yoga Alliance certification through American Yoga in Deerfield Beach. She is trained in classic Ashtanga Vinyasa style yoga, yet has adapted her own style to incorporate creativity & fitness into her sequences, making for fun and challenging classes. As a former dancer and gymnast, yoga was an inevitable transition as she evolved spiritually. Cortney truly believes that yoga is a mind, body and soul journey through which the best version of oneself can be found. She also believes that in order to truly awaken the soul, one must first quiet the mind. Focusing on prana (breath) and allowing intuition to serve as a guide, Cortney begins and ends each class with purpose and meaningful enlightenment, allowing her students an opportunity to look within themselves and grow spiritually.

Vikky Santana

Vikky Santana, 500-hour RYT, was born and raised in Miami, Fl. and lives with her daughter in Coral Springs, FL. She was introduced to yoga 20 years ago but it wasn’t until the birth of her daughter 13 years ago that she really saw her life’s purpose. “Yoga literally saved my life. I am compelled to teach all aspects of the practice in the hopes of helping others help themselves.”

In 2010 she completed her first 200hr RYT certification and soon after her 100hr Philosophy certification at Philip Christodoulou's Anuttara Yoga Shala. She continued her education with BEa Raydo at Yoga Connection earning her 300hr RYT.

She’s taken her wisdom and created Kriya Yin Yoga a systematic yogic practice done on the floor with the primary purpose of deepening your awareness of body, mind and spirit. It’s meditation, breath work and yin to calm the mind and feed the soul.

Her flow classes are challenging, funny and insightful. Vikky’s philosophy about yoga is, “The mat is our “life nursery.” On the mat we learn the skills needed to flow with equanimity off the mat.” She teaches off the mat and provides verbal and hands-on assists to help you with your practice. The music is contemporary and upbeat. Known as the #hugthug, don’t be surprised if she hugs you tight.

Lisa Ponczek

"You have Cancer" are the three words nobody ever wants to hear but those are the words that brought Lisa to a consistent yoga practice and eventually to her love of holding space for others as an RYT 500 yoga instructor. Lisa is a testament to the power of using the mind, body and breath to find inner strength and a sense of calm even through life's toughest challenges. After being diagnosed with a chronic leukemia in 2012, she began consistently connecting with her mat and soon after began her journey towards becoming a 500 hour RYT. Lisa's passion for yoga and commitment to her students only kept growing as she dealt with ongoing testing, procedures and treatments. Yoga is not only her refuge, her place of serenity and stillness, she finds it to be a practice of empowerment and hope within a safe and nurturing environment. Lisa's classes create just that, a sense of peace and tranquility within an empowering and non judgmental practice while providing opportunities for learning and growth. Lisa has also been certified in Yoga 4 Cancer with Tari Prinster. She teaches a variety of classes including vinyasa, yin, hatha, Y4C, meditation and Stand Up Paddle Board yoga. She also created and leads Yoga Beats workshops; a fun and uplifting class combining her love of yoga, dance and popular music while teaching choreographed sequences. Students become part of the rhythm of the music, essentially creating a meditation in movement all while having a blast! Lisa is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat!
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for several minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissue around the joints. In the deep stretching class you can expect to lay back, relax, and de-stress.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 24 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Heather Berg
  • Sat Sep 30 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Matthew Gaines
  • Sat Sep 30 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Cortney Zdanowicz
  • Sun Oct 01 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Heather Berg
  • Sat Oct 07 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Matthew Gaines
  • Sat Oct 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Cortney Zdanowicz
  • Sun Oct 08 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sat Oct 14 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Matthew Gaines
  • Sat Oct 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Cortney Zdanowicz
  • Sun Oct 15 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lisa Ponczek
  • Sat Oct 21 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Matthew Gaines
  • Sat Oct 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Cortney Zdanowicz


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