Hot Flow


This class is taught by:

Jillian Bender

My yoga story began about 10 years ago in Bellingham, Washington. After experiencing a variety of hardships throughout my life, I was not sure how to deal with my emotions, how to love my body, or how to heal. I received a free class pass from a friend for a local studio and after my first class I felt light was finally able to break through into my heart and I was hooked. I spent 4 years cleaning the space and mopping the floors in that same studio everyday in exchange for free yoga classes. Since then, my yoga practice has taught me how to piece together the parts of myself and find peace I did not know existed! Yoga has taught me to love myself, others, and this beautiful messy thing we call life! In 2014, my journey led me to Anchorage Yoga’s Teacher Training. I will be forever grateful for the teachers here at Anchorage Yoga and my fellow students that made the experience such a powerful and transformational one! I like to teach classes that challenge the body and the mind while incorporating the occasional laughter and silliness. My wish is that students leave my class feeling light, joyful, and strong!

Hannah Wagner

My yoga journey began the moment I arrived in Anchorage in 2013. Apparently finding a place to live or unpacking my car was not as important as going to a yoga class! As soon as I was greeted by sweet Melanie Duchin, I instantly fell in love with Anchorage Yoga. Since then, I have felt connected to my instructors and peers in a way that I never felt in the lower 48. The idea of 'yoga' all of a sudden became less intimidating and more accessible to my physical body and my mind.

All my life I have felt like a black sheep, but AY is where I found my herd. Being able to move and breathe as one, honor our uniqueness, and share our energies with one another has allowed me to not only develop a consistent practice, but also be comfortable sharing and being with my own vulnerabilities.

I ultimately practice yoga for my mental and emotional health. To connect to a divine power that much bigger than my physical and ignite that power within others. In effort to deepen my practice both on and off the mat, I enrolled in Anchorage Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. Little did I know this training would change my life completely! I am honored for this opportunity to 'pitch with the bigs' and show my love and appreciation for a community that always has my back. See you on the mat!

Sarah Glassett

Born and raised in Alaska, Sarah pulled the classic move and went ‘away’ for college. That stint lasted a few additional years and upon returning home in 2009, she was missing a daily practice at a studio that felt right. To teach herself yoga, she enrolled in Janet Stone’s 200hr Teacher Training, where her heart was burst open to the possibilities of this practice. Graduating in 2010, Sarah began teaching at Anchorage Yoga right away where she felt right at HOME. She has been a participating teacher in AY’s 200hr Teacher Training program for the last 5 years and continues her own studies with teachers such as Schulyer Grant, Elena Brower, Janet Stone, Christopher Wallis and many more influences around the globe. Her classes are an invigorating mix of spirit and sweat. With her intelligent sequencing and spunk you will leave class feeling spacious in body and mind while laughing a little along the way.

David Westlake

An ancient sage once wrote that the deeper purpose of yoga was to still the chattering distractions of the mind. I agree absolutely and dare to suggest that the intentional practice of any physical medium whether it be yoga, cycle, running or whatever it may be has the same outcome. At first, the practitioner seeks physical health with all it's benefits but after a while there comes a profound mental clarity that goes beyond the everyday thoughts and identifications of the ego. There is something that happens when our bodies become our ally through effort and self love that allows us to live more fully. I hold this conviction near to my heart, taking it into whatever I teach whether it be the physical poses of yoga, the stories behind the practice or an epic ride. My own journey has certainly proven this truth again and again. All the activities I explored on the journey towards yoga such as wrestling, T'ai Chi, sports fencing and hiking pointed in this direction. Looking back it makes absolute sense that I teach yoga and indoor cycle, but I still smile when thinking about it. Life has a way of doing that for us.  
 
Come check out one of my classes, surround yourself with epic music, breath, discover the edge and move beyond it. Without a doubt, this process of expanding our physical health is a metaphor for all levels of our lives, we step past our habits and self-imposed limitations to discover infinite possibilities. Love and Gratitude!

Katey Inman

(E-RYT 500) Katey Inman, co-owner and director of Anchorage Yoga, has practiced and studied Yoga for over two decades. While living in Arizona, she trained with Anusara teachers Jordan and Martin Kirk completing her first 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Teacher Training at At One Yoga. Upon completing her training she traveled to Auro Valley Ashram in India to further her studies. Soon after she returned from India Katey knew that Yoga had become a path for her rather then a practice.
Over the years Katey has studied various schools of yoga and developed a love affair with the Philosophical teachings of Tantra. Most recently she has had the privilege to learn from a true Guru and credits her time with Dharma Mittra as life affirming and profoundly transformational. As a massage therapist Katey weaves her passion for anatomy into each of her classes and has developed her own methodology of teaching that encompasses her love for all things Yoga. Katey encourages her students to challenge themselves from a place of compassion, practice with purpose, and follow to the powers of divine intuition.
Pranam to those who have illuminated my path: Jordan and Martin Kirk, Lisa Goodwin, Satya and Ani Love, Dain Inman, Tias and Surya Little, Ram Das, Krishna Das, David Rominelli, Hareesh Wallis, Lynn Minton, Sri Dharma Mittra, and all the students who have come through our doors at Anchorage Yoga.
All levels. Our signature class! his alignment-based vinyasa (or flow) class is rooted in the tradition of classical Hatha yoga, infused with a touch of heat and linked together with fluid transitions. Designed to be similar or the same sequence every class it is perfect for beginners. From head to toe your body will feel invigorated and detoxified while you sharpen your mental focus and renew your spirit. Be prepared to SWEAT!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jun 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Hannah Wagner
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jun 28 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jun 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jun 30 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 03 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jul 05 8:00 am - 9:30 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jul 06 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 07 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 10 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jul 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jul 12 8:00 am - 9:30 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jul 13 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 14 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jul 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jul 19 8:00 am - 9:30 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jul 20 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga