AY Flow 1


This class is taught by:

Natalie Huffman

I don't remember my first yoga class, but I remember not being able to touch my toes. I started going regularly while training for a marathon and found myself growing stronger, more flexible, and more at peace with myself. I quit running and turned to yoga solely, finding that my body had been more injured from past sports than I had realized. While healing myself, I dragged my family and friends to different classes, looking to turn everyone on to this amazing practice that I loved. After a few years of that, I knew I wanted more, I wanted to dive in deep so I signed up for the teacher training at Anchorage Yoga. Even after my 200 hour Teacher Training at AY, I am still learning and growing everyday with my own practice and am grateful to feel so passionate about an activity I can share with others.

Jillian Bender

My yoga story began about 10 years ago in Bellingham, Washington. After experiencing a variety of hardships throughout my life, I was not sure how to deal with my emotions, how to love my body, or how to heal. I received a free class pass from a friend for a local studio and after my first class I felt light was finally able to break through into my heart and I was hooked. I spent 4 years cleaning the space and mopping the floors in that same studio everyday in exchange for free yoga classes. Since then, my yoga practice has taught me how to piece together the parts of myself and find peace I did not know existed! Yoga has taught me to love myself, others, and this beautiful messy thing we call life! In 2014, my journey led me to Anchorage Yoga’s Teacher Training. I will be forever grateful for the teachers here at Anchorage Yoga and my fellow students that made the experience such a powerful and transformational one! I like to teach classes that challenge the body and the mind while incorporating the occasional laughter and silliness. My wish is that students leave my class feeling light, joyful, and strong!

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.

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.

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!

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.
 
Sarah received her RYT 500 certification in April 2017.

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!
(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:

  • Mon Oct 16 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Oct 18 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Angela Houston
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Oct 20 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Oct 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Oct 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Oct 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christa Koos
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  • Wed Oct 25 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Oct 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Oct 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Oct 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 30 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Oct 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Nov 01 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Nov 03 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga