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Core 26


This class is taught by:

Michael S

Michael Salter
Home Town: New Britain,CT
Thing that’s yours: 
 

What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?

I came to yoga about 7 years ago looking for some flexibility and to maybe relieve some back pain. What I gained was certainly much greater. I ended up finding more about who I actually was. I found a vast and infinite realm called the mind/body connection and it constantly invites me to explore further every day I practice. I started practicing seriously with the hatha yoga Core 26, and so this is where I find myself teaching now. Today I consider this Core 26 series the foundation of my total practice which includes all types of yoga. I hope to share a little of what I have discovered about the very challenging series that tests and strengthens the mind and body.

 

Teaching Style and Class Styles Taught:

Like any good teacher, I hope to teach with all the amazing insights I’ve witnessed from my greatest teachers. I want my style to be compassionate yet disciplined, rigorous and respectful, present and gracious.

 

What you love about teaching at SGY:

What I love about teaching yoga at SGY is that I’ve been practicing there for 7 years and I feel close to the community. It is my yoga home.

 

Silliest thing you've said whilst teaching:

I have not taught many classes yet but I did instruct the students to raise their six arms. And the students were neither spiders nor octopi. And I know they had 8 arms but it still would’ve made more sense.

Benjamin W

Why do you practice yoga?
I've had plenty of experience running, cycling and climbing mountains in my life, but the hardest thing I've ever done is a Core 26 yoga class. It is also the most satisfying, rewarding and rejuvenating thing I have ever attempted. Also, I've learned that the "harder" I try, the less I get out of my practice. My "best" classes or the ones where I've made the most advancements are the ones where I have surrendered to being right where I am it. There's a reason I put "be still..." on my foot.
 

What do you enjoy about teaching yoga?
It's hard to believe that there could be something more satisfying than practicing, but, if there is, it is most certainly teaching. I love guiding people into a place where they believe anything is possible, that today can be better than any day before it, and, that no matter where you're at, you're just fine. Also, I get to stand around in hot pants and tell people what to do.


What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever said while teaching or practicing?
Raise your hands up to parallel with the floor if you like this posture!!


If you had a superpower what would it be?
To put my forehead on my knee. Okay, maybe flying.

 

Julie C

Julie Coren
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Something that's mine: My mind and It’s Perceptions

 

What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?

I first heard about the potential for healing through hot yoga back in college but never had the drive to give it a try. After a knee injury in my mid-20's hit me harder than I would have liked, I decided I had nothing to lose. The yoga healed my knee and then some. And it quickly transformed from simply a way to heal an acute injury to something that permeated and nourished my entire being.

What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching?

Teaching provides challenges that excite and inspire me on a daily basis. I see teaching as an extension of my own practice and personal growth. But teaching also asks me to look outside of myself and practice holding space for others. Being a witness in that way is both humbling and satisfying, and for that I am truly grateful.

Favorite Class to Practice Right Now:

Core26 is where I got my start. And although it has been over a decade since I took my first Core26 class, it remains the ultimate class for me. I absolutely love the Ashtanga primary series and I'll never shy away from the ever-changing flow of a vinyasa class. But good, old-fashioned, 90-minute, Core26 is the class I can always count on to ground me, challenge me, and wake me up. There's no hiding in there -- and that really speaks to me.

 

Silliest thing you've said whilst teaching:
I definitely have never ever told students to bring their nipples to their chins. Never.

Core 26 is a beginner level class created for total body health, done in a room heated to 105 degrees.  It works to increase strength and flexibility in joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones, while also providing a cardiovascular workout.  The spine and pelvis are targeted areas in all postures.  This class is appropriate for people of all ages, body types, and levels of experience, including those with injuries who are looking to heal the body.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Sep 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Michael S
  • Sat Sep 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Benjamin W
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Benjamin W
  • Thu Sep 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Julie C
  • Sat Sep 30 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Benjamin W
  • Sun Oct 01 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Julie C