AY Flow 2


This class is taught by:

Melissa Beneke

Melissa discovered yoga searching for ways to regain her flexibility and increase strength endurance. But after stepping into the studio for her first class, (at Anchorage Yoga) it was instant love. “Not only did I find the workouts for my body to be extremely beneficial, but surprisingly the workout for my soul became more important.” After one year of consistent practice, Melissa decided to enter Anchorage Yoga’s Teacher Training Program in 2012, and begin the the first steps towards her path as a yoga instructor. As a classically trained dancer, Melissa brings to her classes insights gained from decades of movement study intertwined with the foundations of yoga principles. Whether you are a novice just trying to to improve your overall physical wellbeing, an experienced yogi, or a trained athlete, I lead classes that offer up something for everyone. “On my path to become a better teacher, I have discovered that I am constantly learning, and I would love to invite all of my students to never stop growing, explore your inner strength, practice safely, embrace the hard work...and always leave class with a smile.” Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

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, Nicki Doane and all the students who have come through our doors at Anchorage Yoga.

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.
 
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Kerry Wilson

Slowing down takes effort. After a lifetime of curiosity and exploring Alaska, Kerry’s continuing to find balance between strength and flexibility, push and pull, and control and let-go. Kerry's 16-year yoga practice has helped her with that journey. In 2012, Kerry completed Anchorage Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training. She continues to practice daily so she can do the things she loves: snowboarding, biking, hiking, running, and keeping up with her two boys.

Kerry's deep Alaska Native roots keep her here. The mountains and oceans bear many family stories. The valleys are deeply significant to her understanding of the world and her personal identity. However, she can do without Alaska's long nights. Yoga makes her feel better, it brings the sunshine back.

As someone who loves learning new things, the dancer in her loves to teach creative, intelligent sequences.

Star Amoureux

Star's first introduction to yoga was a Kundalini class over 27 years ago at the University of Oregon. After that, ssh was hooked. For the next ten + years she continued to practice Kundalini whenever and where ever she could. During the same time, Hatha yoga began to gain in popularity, and she started taking classes in gyms and yoga studios. "I consider myself a universalist, studying and enjoying many styles, of yoga, "say's Star. "I have taken training in an array of styles and fuse together the elements of these styles into my classes."

She continues to study yoga with local teachers Siva Rothstein and recognizes Katey Inman, Stephanie Keach, and Shala Worse as some of her formative teachers.

Star's philosophy is that yoga can be playful yet powerful and through an in-depth exploration of the physical body we can experience the philosophy of yoga in a visceral way.

Trained in more than seven styles of yoga and having taught for over tens years, Star is a gem of a teacher, and she is guaranteed to rock your asana!

Natalie Huffman

Natalie dove head first into the world of yoga in 2010. She immediately felt a spark of love for the practice, her body felt incredible and her mind felt calm. She studied with many amazing teachers and decided to go deeper and learn what yoga was really all about. In 2012, she took Anchorage Yoga's teacher training. After the training, she began teaching but continued learning. She has since gone to massage therapy school, trained with multiple teachers for Ashiatsu massage, and mentored with an authorized ashtanga teacher. She continues a daily practice and loves to share yoga and massage with others.
(level 2/3) Our flow (or vinyasa) style class has an emphasis on alignment and creative in nature. All of our flow classes are inventive and thoughtfully sequenced. Rooted in the foundation of Ashtanga you will experience sun salutations, standing & seated postures, back bending, inversions, and arm balances. We guarantee you will leave this class feeling strong in both body and mind. Enliven your mind, lift your spirit, and be ready to explore your edge!
*Level 2/3 is for students with a regular yoga practice. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 23 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Oct 25 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Oct 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 30 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Kerry Wilson
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 01 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Nov 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 06 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Kerry Wilson
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 08 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Nov 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 13 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Kerry Wilson
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 15 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 20 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Kerry Wilson
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 27 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 29 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Dec 04 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga