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!

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.
 
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Katey Inman

(E-RYT 500) Katey Inman, co-owner and director of Anchorage Yoga, has practiced and studied Yoga for over two decades. While living in Arizona, she trained with Anusara teachers Jordan and Martin Kirk completing her first 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Teacher Training at At One Yoga. Upon completing her training she traveled to Auro Valley Ashram in India to further her studies. Soon after she returned from India Katey knew that Yoga had become a path for her rather then a practice.

Over the years Katey has studied various schools of yoga and developed a love affair with the Philosophical teachings of Tantra. Most recently she has had the privilege to learn from a true Guru and credits her time with Dharma Mittra as life affirming and profoundly transformational. As a massage therapist Katey weaves her passion for anatomy into each of her classes and has developed her own methodology of teaching that encompasses her love for all things Yoga. Katey encourages her students to challenge themselves from a place of compassion, practice with purpose, and follow to the powers of divine intuition.
 
Pranam to those who have illuminated my path: Jordan and Martin Kirk, Lisa Goodwin, Satya and Ani Love, Dain Inman, Tias and Surya Little, Ram Das, Krishna Das, David Rominelli, Hareesh Wallis, Lynn Minton, Sri Dharma Mittra, Nicki Doane and all the students who have come through our doors at Anchorage Yoga.

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 Dec 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Dec 18 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Dec 20 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Dec 23 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Dec 27 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Dec 30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Sarah Glassett
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Dec 31 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jan 01 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jan 03 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Jan 06 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 07 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jan 08 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jan 10 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Jan 13 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Katey Inman
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 14 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Tue Jan 15 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Star Amoureux
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Thu Jan 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jess Young
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Sun Jan 20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Christa Koos
    at Anchorage Yoga