Deep Stretch


This class is taught by:

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!

Stefanie Tatalias

Yoga: the healthy habit! One class and you're hooked––in a good way. It tends to pull us into a healthier lifestyle. It's not just the exercise, though, it's the better breathing, clearer thinking, and more balanced emotions. In '95, my first class made all the difference in my life. Then in '05, wanting to delve deeper, I studied at Samadhi Yoga in Seattle, where I finally accepted that "ohm" wasn't weird. I delved into the ancient texts, and modern ones too, about the art, science, and philosophy of yoga, and attempt to apply it "off the mat"––practice, practice, practice. In my classes, I strive to create an environment where everyone has the freedom to explore the space in their body, heart, and mind. And I usually conclude class with an inspirational reading.

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!
(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:

  • Mon Oct 16 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Oct 19 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Oct 22 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Stefanie Tatalias
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 23 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Oct 26 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Oct 29 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 30 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Oct 31 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 02 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Nov 05 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Nov 06 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 07 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 09 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Nov 12 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Nov 13 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Nov 14 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Nov 16 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Nov 19 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga