AY Flow 1


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!

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.

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.

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!

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.
(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:

  • Wed Dec 13 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Dec 15 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Dec 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Dec 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Dec 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Dec 18 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 20 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Dec 22 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Dec 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sat Dec 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Dec 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Dec 29 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Dec 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga