Deep Stretch


This class is taught by:

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!

Jess Young

Jess is a scientist, certified yoga instructor, AASI Level II snowboard instructor, and unapologetic fan of terriers with short legs. Her background is an alignment-based vinyasa with a focus on anatomy, biomechanics, and the traditional practice of yoga. She uses this to in her classes to create a calm, accessible approach to both the yin and yang practice. In the world she finds the yogic connection in fresh lines down a mountain, a walk in the woods, paddling through the water… She continues to be inspired by Tiffany Cruikshank, Kathryn Budig, Giselle Mari, the local yoga community, and the big, wide world around her.

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!

David Westlake

It's hard to believe sometimes that this is my life.  Teaching yoga, celebrating a cycle class, and sharing interesting ideas with all of you...wow!  I get to do this everyday.  For me, the awe that I feel about where I am and what I do is a testimony to yoga at it's deepest core.  It has led me on a path to places  that exist beyond my wildest dreams.  Yes! If you listen to it's call, yoga will take you on the most wildly authentic journey you will ever go out upon.  It's out there! As an instructor, my most sincere hope is that you might start to see (even if just a small glimpse) of your authentic path glistening before you in one of my classes.  Namaste! 
(all levels) Deep Stretch is different from most traditional classes in that we don't explore any standing postures. Remaining close to the floor allows you to penetrate deep beneath the surface of your body. Long, slow, deep stretching allows you to unlock and release enormous amounts of tension. This class focuses on relaxing into the realm of your hips and shoulders and is often supported by the use of blocks and straps. Sweet Bliss! Sunday's class is 90 minutes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 19 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Aug 20 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Aug 21 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Aug 23 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Aug 26 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Aug 27 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Aug 28 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Aug 30 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Sep 02 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Sep 04 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Sep 06 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Sep 09 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Sep 10 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Sep 11 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Sep 13 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Sep 16 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Sep 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Sep 18 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Sep 20 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga