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Restorative/Yin (non-heated)

This class is taught by:

Annette G

Annette Garcia aka AG
Hometown: Higley, Arizona
Something that's yours: 1 daughter, Ash.
2 yoga leotards. 3 Pendleton flannels. 4 Yoga books. 5 pairs of shoes

Why Do You Practice Yoga?

A lot of reasons attract me to yoga! consciousness, composure, grace, humility, lightheartedness, and strength. I love Core 26 because it is the foundation to my asana practice. My mind, heart, and body merge on the mat. On my best days I master the art of relaxation. I feel grateful for all styles that I learn in Yoga, and every time I learn something new it transcends in to every aspect of my life.


What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching?

The most satisfying feeling about teaching is developing unity within the unique. The stillness and the breath amongst the people together conjure the same power and depth as witnessing ocean waves.


What you love about teaching at SGY:

I love the solidarity I feel in the teacher collective. We bond because of yoga. The depth of which we are all connected to our yoga story makes us a family. As a student, I feel genuine community. The leadership and guidance of the teachers keeps me happy on my mat.


Inspirational Quote:

Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort ceases and the infinite being within is reached- B.K.S Iyengar

Charity L

Name: Charity Anne La Follette
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Something that’s mine: The only thing that is truly mine is my life, this body, and my consciousness;
everything else is frosting.

What first drew you to yoga?

I was first drawn to yoga at the age of sixteen. I was up all night watching TV and this show came on called "Inhale". It was a vinyasa yoga class that came on at 5 am.
I remember thinking, “I can do that,” then tried and felt so clumsy and out of sync with my body. I continued to wake up early and do vinyasa in my living room ... this was something I did that was all mine.


Teaching Style and Classes Taught:
I have recently finished my 200 hr yoga teacher training at SGY and have had the privilege of co-teaching three vinyasa classes with my fellow yogi Jason Boness. Vinyasa is my first love, but I am excited to learn other systems of yoga like Core 26 and Ashtanga. I practice all three and love them all equally.


What do you love about teaching at SGY?

Not only are the other teachers extremely helpful and filled with valuable knowledge, the practitioners are very encouraging as well. After my first class I thought for sure people would just leave and not say anything really, but when they came out they had smiles on their faces and told me I did a good job. My 💓 was bursting and I knew I was doing a good thing.


Words of Wisdom

You are in control of your life. No matter where you are, who you are, or where you came from, you have the power to change the course of your life in a positive way. The first step is to recognize that you have power. I know in this life it can feel like we don’t have many choices or the choices we have are no good enough, but one of those choices will lead you to a better one. Listen to your intuition and follow your heart because the heart never lies. This advice is from my heart to yours. Believe me I was in the pit and could not see the light, but that was a part of the lesson. Now that I know how dark and bad things can be, I will never let this light inside of me go out again. That is power manifested.

Michele B

Michele Lynn Bulgatz
Hometown: Culver City, California
Something that's yours: Husband named Randy. Child named River, just turned 19. A gorgeous abundant garden. Cats; Nino and Zesti Girl Flames of Snow.

What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?

I Remember taking a yoga class and hearing the instructor say, “there’s nothing to do, and nowhere to go. “ I was hooked then and there! I was about 23 at the time. 30 years later, I’ve got an inkling of what that means. Radical acceptance of myself as already and always whole and complete, without adding anything or taking anything away. This helps balance my enthusiastic, always on the go, fiery nature. I love the practices of yoga!


What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching?

I love teaching yoga as it helps me to dig deep inside myself. From that deep place I help others access their own hearts. I love the relationships that develop in the classroom.

I love watching everyone blossom and relax into their own true nature.

What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching? It is so much FUN!


Favorite Class to Practice Right Now and Why

I love to practice Yoga Nidra. Learning to inhabit the state of conscious deep sleep is so relaxing!

My nervous system thanks me daily. Relaxation Master teacher is my new passion and how I plan to sustain my teaching practice till I die of old age.


Inspirational Quote

Don’t be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your candle and step forward -Amma

Restorative and yin yoga are practices designed to reduce the effects of chronic stress, lengthen connective tissues, induce a deep state of relaxation and healing, and restore your body's nervous system. Typically, your body is supported with props and postures are held for several minutes at a time to create lasting changes. Each class sequence will move your spine in all directions, massage your internal organs, and give you an opportunity to create space and stillness in both the body and the mind. There are incredible physiological benefits to these practices, including improved flexibility, mobility, digestion, mood, immune system functioning, and sleep. These classes are also designed to help you release habitual tension patterns so that you may think, feel, and behave more intentionally in your life.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Annette G
  • Tue Jun 06 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Annette G
  • Tue Jun 13 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Charity L
  • Tue Jun 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Stormy C
  • Tue Jul 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele B
  • Tue Jul 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele B
  • Tue Jul 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele B
  • Tue Jul 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele B
  • Tue Aug 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele B