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Warm Vin-Yin

This class is taught by:

Karlene L

Why do I practice yoga?
Initially, I was allured by asana because it offered what felt like a trifecta of post-class benefits: the endorphin release of a workout, the ease of a massage and the calm of meditation. My practice offers me time to slow down & marinate in sensation - I'm more capable of creating space between me and the constant pull of stimuli that surrounds my life.  In these moments, I become more attune to a wiser, stronger sensibility within myself and listen to my intuition's soliloquy. In short, time on the mat makes for a better me off the mat.

What do you enjoy about teaching yoga?
The energy exchange – the collective positive & peaceful vibe that may be present in the beginning of class but more strongly grounds and reverberates within the room toward Savasana.

What's the funniest thing you've ever said while teaching or practicing?  Spread your head.
If you had a superpower what would it be?
To stay connected to my practice while being a mother of three, supportive and encouraging friend, sister, daughter, wife and educator.
Additionally, I'd appreciate the ability to make it snow whenever I need solace.

Alaina M

Alaina Melconian, Studio Manager
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Something that's yours: 4 Amazing children-Sam, Stevie, Alex and Nick

What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?

I saw a sign in my hometown for Hot Yoga and thought, what is this? I stepped inside had my first class and never stopped. I truly thought where has this been all my life? I guess you could say I followed the sign!


What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching?

Teaching is a gift. I love the excited energy I feel as I step through the door to the yoga room. Seeing students eager to move both mind and body. I watch the transformation throughout class of lifes many ups and downs melting into the mats. My hope and goal is that I am able to touch each student in a way that they feel a little lighter after class.


What you love about teaching at SGY:

The community feel for sure. We have a special vibe where people want to stick around and chat in our “living room” SGY truly feels like family to me and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.


Inspirational Quote:

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel -Maya Angelou

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karlene L
  • Wed Aug 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karlene L
  • Wed Aug 09 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karlene L
  • Wed Aug 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alaina M
  • Wed Aug 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karlene L
  • Wed Aug 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alaina M
  • Wed Sep 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alaina M
  • Wed Sep 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alaina M
  • Wed Sep 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alaina M
  • Wed Sep 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alaina M