AY Flow 1


This class is taught by:

Bronson Frye

I am a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Homer. I am the oldest of six kids and the only boy. I work in the construction industry but I try to spend as much time playing outside as possible!

Although I originally started practicing yoga to rehab from a knee injury, I've experienced a multitude of benefits beyond just physical ones. Yoga has not only helped me heal and strengthen my body but it also helps ground me and develop mental and emotional clarity. I think yoga can affect positive change in all aspects of our lives and I appreciate how yoga always seems to bring me back to who I want to be and who I'm working on becoming. After experiencing for myself many wide-ranging benefits from a regular yoga practice I was inspired to share my passion with others, so I attended the Anchorage Yoga Teacher Training program. I've been teaching yoga ever since graduating and I would love to invite you to check out a class sometime and enjoy a brief yoga journey that can help you feel better – inside and out!

 

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!

Melanie Lombard

Before I tried yoga, I thought I wasn't the right kind of person for it. I was a broke, chain-smoking artist, who was slightly cynical and disconnected from my body. A good friend finally talked me into going to a donation class when I lived in San Francisco. It was a huge class, and it seemed like everyone was there. There were all kinds of dispositions, body types, and skill levels - I loved it . I kept practicing because it felt so good afterwards (now it feels good during). I could breathe deeply for what seemed like the first time. I discovered that there is no "kind of person" who does yoga. Yoga can be for anyone. Still, I wondered if I would become perfect - perhaps an enlightened being, or an underwear model- but what has actually happened is much better. After many years of breathing, stretching, sweating, and paying attention, yoga has helped me experience equanimity and acceptance. I feel more grounded in my body and alive. I hope to share that experience in my classes.

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.

Angela Houston

My yoga journey began long before I attended my first official yoga class. A series of difficult life circumstances left me empty and searching for peace and centeredness. I didn't know it at the time but this was the perfect environment to plant the seed of yoga. One Christmas, I received a gift card to Anchorage Yoga and my life has been forever changed.

I graduated AY Teacher Training in 2015 and now feel so honored to teach beside the very same practitioners who instilled the love for the practice within me.

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!

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 1/2) This vinyasa (or flow) style class has an emphasis on alignment and creative in nature. Our flow classes are inventive and thoughtfully sequenced. Rooted in the foundation of Ashtanga you will experience sun salutations, standing & seated postures, back bending and inversions – guided by a slow and steady breath. *Newer students receive extra support and attention in our level 1/2 classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Bronson Frye
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jun 26 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jun 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jun 28 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jun 30 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jun 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jun 30 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Angela Houston
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Jul 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Jul 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Bronson Frye
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 03 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jul 05 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 07 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 07 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Angela Houston
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Jul 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Jul 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 10 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jul 12 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga