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5 WEEK PRENATAL YOGA SERIES

5 WEEK PRENATAL YOGA SERIES
with Chrissy Utt

DATES: 5 MONDAYS February 18th – March 18th
TIME: 6:45 – 7:45pm in the Green Room
COST: $65 for all 5 sessions

Flex Yoga’s 5 week Prenatal Yoga Series will focus on helping mom-to-be maintain a healthy, strong and flexible body in order to prepare for childbirth. Classes will build on the knowledge shared the previous week, making it a wonderful class for beginners or experienced yogis looking to adjust their current practice.

Prenatal clients can expect a gentle yoga class where alignment cues are given to accommodate the physical needs of a pregnant woman, as well as information regarding the benefits of each pose as it relates to pregnancy. Each week women will be provided the chance to deepen their connection with their baby through visualization exercises and meditation techniques. There will also be opportunities to explore different yoga poses and specific breathing techniques that can be useful during labor. Enjoy finding the mental and physical strength and flexibility you never knew you had alongside other expectant women!

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to sign up in advance.

Flex Yoga reserves the right to cancel if minimum attendance numbers are not met.

5 WEEK PRENATAL YOGA SERIES SIGNUP HERE

MORE ABOUT CHRISSY

Chrissy, RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for nearly 10 years. She credits her practice with helping to maintain a healthy first pregnancy with twins and throughout a second pregnancy a year later. She believes that her yoga practice was instrumental in helping her body heal postpartum and has continued to provide an outlet for dealing with the many emotional and physical demands of motherhood and pregnancy.

While she is passionate about leading expectant mothers in prenatal yoga classes, she also enjoys teaching beginner and vinyasa flow classes. In all of her classes, students can expect playful sequences of postures, emphasis on the breath and meditation and mindfulness techniques woven together to create a true mind, body experience.

When she is not teaching or practicing yoga, Chrissy is a full time special education teacher with an area school district. She enjoys cooking, taking walks with her family, spending time outdoors and reading.

ELECTRIC SOUL

with Kristie Leahy Comsia and Nick Comsia

DATE: Friday March 1st
TIME: 7:15 – 8:45pm
COST: $25
Electric Soul is a magnetic yoga experience culminating the passions of husband and wife duo, Kristie and Nick Comsia. Sparked by the liquid melodies of Nick’s live guitar, Kristie will simultaneously share her yoga love and knowledge to help balance self-created rhythms with ever-changing pulses of unfoldment. As today’s world also demands an equilibrium between the masculine and feminine, together we can work to harmonize personal power as well as yield to the call of the heart’s intuitions, better aligning us to our sacred purpose. Expect a well-rounded practice with an emphasis on connecting to the subtle body.

SIGNUP HERE
for Electric Soul

MORE ABOUT KRISTIE

Kristie Leahy Comsia (E-RYT 500) is a full-time yoga and mindfulness instructor, community organizer and lover of all things that bring people together. She is currently the Director of The Yoga Central ‘Family’ in Stark County, Ohio – home of The Yoga Place and Yoga Shala. She has taught over 3,000 hours of yoga to a diverse range of demographics including children of all ages, the wise and elderly, individuals in recovery of all types, friends in the DD population, teachers in training and more. Diversity, adaptability, creativity, communication and intuitive inspiration are some of Kristie’s strengths.She was introduced to yoga at the age of four by her Mom, Sylvia. This early introduction to yoga, a degree in Education and her first certification in yoga from Kripalu (2011) set a strong foundation for a life-long relationship with the big, broad and beautiful PATH of yoga. She is a Co-Creator of the Yoga Summit of Ohio, an organization that aims to make the path of yoga more accessible and easier to understand for ALL. Since her training at Kripalu, Kristie has studied and trained in Advanced Yoga Practices (Asheville, 2013), trauma and resiliency, mindfulness and meditation, non-violent communication, children and family specific approaches, Reiki I & II, aerial yoga and other aspects of the art. She also enjoys shaking things up, challenging the status quo, international travel, last-minute plan changes, a good problem to solve, a good laugh and a lot of snuggles with her husband and furry companions.
MORE ABOUT NICK

When Nick was younger, he knew he had music in him. He had tried a few different instruments with no luck. He had a feeling he was indulging in the correct activity, but wrong application. One day his grandfather brought over an old acoustic guitar wrapped in a trash bag. He said, “you’re a guitar man.” It was that moment that he would indeed become one. It was perhaps the single most important moment of his life. In the world of music, you transcend words and ideas. You can get lost in adventure freely without concern or worry. There is something primal and mysterious about the entire concept. Tapping into vibrations and wielding the power of creator. Through music, Nick found a language he could enjoy speaking. When he feels the heart of a song, or gets locked into a groove, he feels the most alive. That energy is fun to share for him. Nick has come to know himself better through these intimate moments with his instrument. Nick had never practiced “yoga” before meeting Kristie, but he quickly realized if he wanted to date the yoga girl, he better keep showing up because she didn’t just do yoga, she lived and breathed it. The experience of Kristie’s “yoga” teachings has helped Nick not only balance his active body, but more importantly his mind. Yoga translates to union. Your yoga could be anything you wish it to be. For Nick, you’ll hear the unification most in his music and it comes from his electric soul.

MINDFULNESS KIDS 5 WEEK SERIES with ROSANNA RALSTON

MINDFUL MONKEYS Ages 4-7

DATES: Sundays March 3 – 31
TIME: 3:00 – 3:45pm
COST: $12 per single session or $50 for all 5 weeks

PEACE OUT Ages 8 – 13 in the Green Room

DATES: Sundays March 3 – 31
TIME: 4:00 – 4:45pm
COST: $12 per single session or $50 for all 5 weeks

MINDFUL MONKEYS: With stories and games, children in this workshop series will receive a great introduction to yoga. Learning Mindfulness has never been so fun!

PEACE OUT: This series will focus on giving your child tools to navigate their internal landscape and relieve anxiety. This Series will take place in the Green Room.

SIGNUP HERE
FOR THE FIRST DAY OF MINDFUL MONKEYS OR PEACE OUT SERIES

MORE ABOUT ROSANNA

Rosanna Ralston

Rosanna has a background in massage therapy and is a mother of 2. After practicing yoga at home for 3 years she decided to deepen her practice at Flex Yoga in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. She completed her Aerial Yoga teacher training in 2016 and first 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training the same year. Her passion for kids yoga led her to enroll in a Children’s Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training from Radiant Child, a Kundalini based training, in 2017 & 2018. She teaches Kids Aerial and Children’s Yoga at Flex and in the area. She volunteers on a regular basis for her daughter’s school hoping to reach as many kids as possible, giving them the tools that yoga has to offer to manage stress and live in balance.

SOUND CEREMONY:
SLOW FLOW + SOUND BATH

SOUND CEREMONY: SLOW FLOW + SOUND BATH
with Ylonda Rosenthal-Greene

DATE: Saturday April 20th
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30pm
COST: $25 per person

Join Ylonda Rosenthal-Greene as she invites us into the ancient traditions of movement, music and vibrations. She will lead a 90 minute practice including yin, powerful slow flow and mediation. She’ll finish with an extended savasana and a sound bath of cello, singing bowls, gongs, and chimes.
Cost is $25 per person.

SOUND CEREMONY SIGNUP HERE

MORE ABOUT YLONDA

AWAKE TO MY SOUL WEBSITE

Hello, I’m Ylonda Rosenthal-Greene. In addition to being a wife and a mother to three beautiful children, I’m also a classically trained cellist and yoga teacher. My 20+ year career as a performing musician started as a teen. First by attending Chautauqua Summer Music Institute, followed by a BA from Cleveland State University, which lead to several more years of study with members of the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2002, after having my first child, I was able to continue with my passion for music and worked as a private cello teacher.

In 2009, after the birth of my third child, my best friend asked me to go to a yoga class with her. I had never taken a class before. In fact, the last time I had been physically active was in middle school! I thought “YES! It will be quiet, calm and I can sleep on a yoga mat for an hour without someone screaming MOMMY.” The reality is, it was one of the hardest things I’d EVER done. My body shook and sweat and struggled, but I was hooked. That hour of class provided me time for a little, much needed, self love. From that very first class, I knew I wanted to teach. It didn’t take long for me to realize that yoga moved me in the same profound way as music. After one year, I enrolled in my first 200 Hour teacher training, followed shortly after by 300 and 500 Hour trainings.

Through my studies of yoga, I fell in love with many of the traditional aspects of the practice and its philosophies. In 2014, I set out on a soul searching journey to India. It was on this trip that Awake to My Soul was born. I realized that malas could be a way to help students bring more intention into their lives. It was also on this trip that I discovered how to combine music and art into my yoga teaching. By using a number of instruments for sound healing, combined with my voice and vinyasa yoga, my class is geared toward finding fluidity in the body and harmonizing strength and flexibility. While certain aspects of my class are traditional, others are a more modern reflection of myself.

I do my best to live my life with love and compassion through music and yoga. My purpose is to help as many people, regardless of skin color, gender, religion or sexual orientation, see their self-worth, greatness and strength. My hope is that, by sharing my gifts, I can help others embrace and share their own.

LOVE, REIKI, VIBRATION WORKSHOP

LOVE, REIKI, VIBRATION WORKSHOP
with Cortney Martinelli

DATE: Saturday April 27th
TIME: 5:30 – 7:00pm
COST: $30 per person

Join us for an experience you won’t want to miss. Cortney Martinelli, owner of SHINE and author of best-selling book Love, Reiki, Vibration, will be joining us at Flex Yoga for a 90-minute magical and high-vibing workshop.

Cortney will start the workshop with a short, informative yet playful discussion about Reiki, vibration and chakras. Followed by a magical practice where you’ll get to experience Reiki while indulging in three restorative yoga poses that were specifically designed for receiving the full benefits of Reiki. While beginning to drift into deep relaxation in a candle-lit room, your chakras will be tested in the first pose and your results will be given to you at the end of class with a chart explaining more. Cortney brings additional Reiki trained professionals to her workshops, so everyone will get LOTS of love/Reiki!!

Whether you treat yourself or bring a loved one, this workshop will be one to remember as you learn about and EXPERIENCE the lasting benefits of raising your vibration through the Japanese technique of Reiki.

Learn more about Cortney at www.shineakron.com

LOVE, REIKI, VIBRATION WORKSHOP SIGNUP HERE

CORTNEY'S STORY

Cortney Martinelli (Reiki Master and CYT), an experienced teacher and trainer for over a decade, has been consistently selling out workshops in Northeastern Ohio for years. She takes esoteric concepts, such as Reiki and vibration, and explains them in a way that resonates with the modern-day wellness warrior. Cortney has shared Reiki with thousands of clients of diverse backgrounds and trained hundreds of students. Before this, she wasn’t a very happy person, in fact, she was pretty miserable. But these dark times led her to radical growth and a personal mission to share happiness and joy with others. There was no roadmap, so she stumbled, she’d fall, and then pick herself back up again. She blindly tried anything and everything to arrive at an imaginary place of peace, joy and happiness. Today, it is no longer imaginary – it is reality. And it’s not by luck or chance, it’s science and she gladly shares her learnings with you.

Cortney is praised and loved by her students and clients, hear what others have to say:

• I finally was able to take a class with Cortney and was star struck! I left the class feeling the best and oh so grounded!

• Cortney is a true light in the community…Her classes are thorough, and her sessions are pure magic.

• Intuitive, nurturing, and full of love is how I would describe Cortney and the work she is doing.

• I am so thankful to have met Cortney, as she’s helped bring so much peace into my life!

• Aside from being a gifted practitioner and thoughtful teacher, Cortney is one of if not the most, positive, inspiring, and uplifting people that I’ve had the good fortune to know.

• As a teacher, it’s clear that Cortney is genuinely passionate, and she presents her material in a way that’s approachable, accessible and engaging.

ADRIAN MCCAVITT
AT FLEX YOGA WOOSTER

ADRIAN MCCAVITT AT FLEX YOGA

Friday – Saturday
October 11th – 13th 2019

ALL LEVELS YOGA FLOW
Friday, October 11th

6:00 - 7:30pm
$20 single session or $80 for all 3 classes

Join us for an evening of an unforgettable and creative flow focused on transitions and inversions with plenty of arm balances, back bends and hip openers to have you feel your truest potential. This class is taught with modifications and amplifications so all can practice together and is suitable for all levels, from the eager beginner, to the seasoned practitioner. See you on your mats yogis!!!

SIGNUP HERE
for the All Levels Flow or all 3 classes

ALL LEVELS INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 12th

10:15am - 12:15pm
$35 single session or $80 for all 3 classes

In the All Levels Inversion Workshop we will take a more in-depth look into the techniques necessary for proper alignment in inversions, including forearm stand and handstand, along with different variations in each inversion, such as tuck, straddle and full position. We will also examine the appropriate hand and shoulder placement, torso strength, and leg and hip intelligence necessary for negotiations in inversions.

All movements will be given with modifications and amplifications, so wherever you are in your practice, this workshop will be appropriate for you. There will be plenty of time to workshop personal movement goals, so feel free to bring your personal agenda, or come to explore the endless possibilities.

SIGNUP HERE
for the All Levels Inversions Workshop or all 3 classes

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 13th

1:30 - 3:30pm
$35 single session or $80 for all 3 classes

In the Intermediate to Advanced Inversions Workshop, students will dive deeper into the inverted asanas and learn: proper hand position, shoulder position and alignment, how to use the core and geometry to float, and how to find your handstand shape, hold it and correct it if need be (re-Balancing). Depending on each student’s skill level we may cover more advanced techniques such as hollowback, press handstand, mobility, and motor skill techniques. This workshop will cover everything from the very basics of hand position and shoulder alignment to the subtle engagements of core work. We will work to discover each individuals truest potential and position them closest to their personal best in handstands. This workshop will include many drill exercises and activities to expose each student to their best way of finding their balance, a subtle and sometimes elusive feeling. Each student will work at their own level working up to their full potential for the day and will be exposed to their next horizon line to see into the future of where their practice is headed to next!!

SIGNUP HERE
for the Intermediate to Advanced Inversions Workshop or all 3 classes

MORE ABOUT ADRIAN

Adrian has been passionate about movement his whole life. He has been finding his way in life through practicing many different forms of movement such as martial arts, gymnastics, skating, rock climbing and running. His path eventually led him to a dedicated practice of yoga and hand balancing.

Adrian got into yoga after needing a real life change. He decided to take a chance on a yoga class after hearing about its positive effects on the mind and body. Because of his strong background in rock climbing, he took to the strength and balance aspects of yoga quickly. Finding a real love and challenge in what he likes to call “the architecture of movement”, as it primes and conditions us for all other types of movement, he knew instantly that this was going to be something life changing.After benefiting so much from yoga in mind and body, and feeling first hand the transformational effects on his entire outlook and perspective on life, he felt very called to teach. Adrian received his 200 hour Ashtanga training along with his Rocket teacher certification from Asta Yoga in San Francisco, CA. With the benefit of retrospect, he feels that what we are all searching for is in fact searching for us too.

Adrian’s practice is based on searching for and aspiring to the highest level of potential in himself so that he can share his experiences with each of his students as it pertains to their individual practice. Finding and nurturing each student’s potential is the goal of his teaching philosophy. Adrian’s classes challenge each student to gain more awareness of themselves, and through orchestrating their own alignment students achieve the choreography of seemingly complex movements. Classes are taught in a fun Vinyasa style with lots of modifications and amplifications. This style ensures that students can continuously challenge themselves and grow their own practice within the sequence, achieving their own personal potential.

 

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