Yoga Sculpt


This class is taught by:

Courtney Lyons

I grew up playing sports from nearly the time I could walk, and enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, tennis, and rugby throughout the years in California. I began doing yoga and strength training during my high school years, and found that the gym I attended had some great cycling instructors. I began incorporating spin classes into my workout routine until I moved to Alaska in 2008. Fast forward to 2015, when perusing Facebook I saw a post for instructor auditions being held for Anchorage Cycle. The memories of all the great classes I used to take came flooding back. I went out on a whim, prepared a short routine, and (honestly, feeling a little silly and apprehensive!) auditioned to be an instructor for Anchorage Cycle. So, here I am now! AYC has introduced me to a community of amazing people whom I am honored to ride alongside, and I could not be more grateful. The energy in the studio and the feeling of absolute elation following a ride is unparalleled!

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.

Melissa Beneke

Melissa discovered yoga searching for ways to regain her flexibility and increase strength endurance. But after stepping into the studio for her first class, (at Anchorage Yoga) it was instant love. “Not only did I find the workouts for my body to be extremely beneficial, but surprisingly the workout for my soul became more important.” After one year of consistent practice, Melissa decided to enter Anchorage Yoga’s Teacher Training Program in 2012, and begin the the first steps towards her path as a yoga instructor. As a classically trained dancer, Melissa brings to her classes insights gained from decades of movement study intertwined with the foundations of yoga principles. Whether you are a novice just trying to to improve your overall physical wellbeing, an experienced yogi, or a trained athlete, I lead classes that offer up something for everyone. “On my path to become a better teacher, I have discovered that I am constantly learning, and I would love to invite all of my students to never stop growing, explore your inner strength, practice safely, embrace the hard work...and always leave class with a smile.” Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

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 2/3) Yoga Sculpt is a total body workout designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. Free weights serve as your own personal adjuster as you move through sun salutations and other yoga postures, enabling extra length and depth in each pose. This intense, but easy to follow class complements your regular yoga practice while pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights. A fun way to mix up your Yoga practice! (85°)

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Courtney Lyons
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Dec 18 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Dec 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Dec 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Dec 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jan 01 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jan 03 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jan 08 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jan 10 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jan 15 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Bonnie Easley-Appleyard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Beneke
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jan 17 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Natalie Huffman
    at Anchorage Yoga