Yoga Sculpt


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

Christa Koos

Christa's journey into yoga began over a decade ago in Chicago. Her passion for mountain biking drew her to Colorado and it was in the sunshine of Rocky Mountains, that she deepened her physical practice and earned a B.S. in Biology, emphasizing Human Physiology. Christa was so intrigued by the human body and the amazing capability of yoga to heal our bodies, that she enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training at Core Power in Fort Collins, Colorado. Here her passion was rewarded and her knowledge of yoga increased exponentially. She blossomed under the tutelage of experts including Dr. Katy Poole and Channing Grivas. Set to fun and uplifting music, you can expect to be inspired and challenged in Christa's classes as she guides you safely and joyfully through your practice!

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.

Bonnie Easley-Appleyard

Throughout my life I have dreamt big, living in Florida and Hawaii training and caring for dolphins and sea lions. I continued to dream big in Alaska doing sea otter, beluga whale, and polar bear research. Then one day I tried yoga and my dreams grew even bigger. I was hooked on feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated both mentally and physically. I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge in this unfamiliar world and signed up for a 200-hr yoga teacher training at Anchorage Yoga. Throughout my teaching I have explored intellegent creative sequencing making each class unique. Helping students understand their own bodies through both challenging and restorative poses. I’m still in awe when I see the constant growth of flexibility, strength, and stability I see within students and in myself. I carry my yoga practice throughout my daily life and continue to dream big in the dreams of the known and unknown.
(level 2/3) Yoga Sculpt is a total body workout designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. Free weights serve as your own personal adjuster as you move through sun salutations and other yoga postures, enabling extra length and depth in each pose. This intense, but easy to follow class complements your regular yoga practice while pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights. A fun way to mix up your Yoga practice! (85°)

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 23 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Oct 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Oct 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 30 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Oct 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 01 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Nov 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 06 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Nov 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 08 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Nov 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Nov 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 15 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Nov 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Nov 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga