Gentle Yoga


This class is taught by:

Darlene Kelbach

Darlene aims to nourish and nurture in her yoga as well as her nutrition classes. She encourages students to slow down and become aware in her Gentle Yoga classes. She offers modifications with props to support injuries and healing. Her classes are great for beginners because she also focuses on alignment. Throughout her classes, Darlene enjoys sharing inspirational messages and affirming words.
 
Darlene also loves teaching yoga to children and has led Kids' Yoga and Family Yoga classes. These are fun and lighthearted classes to introduce the benefits of yoga early in life and generate bonds between family members that practice together. Darlene sings songs in these classes that she has written to help teach yoga. She has found that children learn quickly and easily when music is incorporated. Her album is entitled, “Children’s Yoga Songs for the Classroom” – use it at the studio, in the classroom or at home!
 
With yoga, Darlene blends teaching about healthy eating though plant-based nutrition and periodically hosts Taste & Digest Workshops. She received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in June 2014 and has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2007. Overall, her desire is to teach and promote love, health and optimal well-being for each individual as well as the community and planet.

Sara Wank

Sara’s love for dance, movement, anatomy, and kinesiology is what brought her to her first Yoga class in 2005. She has found an art form in the many styles of Yoga throughout her years of practice, especially in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Jivamukti, and Satyananda.
 
She received her 200-hour Teacher Training in 2012 through Marni Task’s Jivasara training and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lake Erie College where her studies were focused in Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pilates, Wellness, and Sports Nutrition.

Melanie Hale

Melanie fell in love with yoga in 2004 while searching for some peace and well-being in her life. After practicing regularly, she began to feel the healing effects of the practice. As her body, mind and spirit began to change, she decided that she wanted to share this gift with others. She completed the RYT 200-hour Yoga Certification with Todd Norian and Anne Green in 2012 and began spreading the joy of yoga so that others can feel the healing effects of this practice. Melanie's purpose as a Yoga instructor is to assist anyone in their journey of yoga through participation in her classes.

Jenifer Ezell

Jenifer was given the gift of yoga in 2011. She was searching for a way to deal with chronic pain, stress and anxiety. After coming to Harmony Studios, she quickly found the solution to the battle she had been fighting tirelessly for years. As her practice evolved she knew she wanted to help others the way her teachers had for her. In May of 2016, Jenifer traveled to Costa Rica to immerse herself in learning under the tutelage of international yogi Banyan Gallagher and received her 200-hour RYT from Warrior One.
 
"I want to create a welcoming environment where people feel free to explore the beautiful journey of yoga and self discovery in a caring, judgment free space."
Our Gentle Yoga class invites you to enter the inner realm of freedom from stress, tension, mental and physical discomforts, and freedom from competition with others! Whether you are a beginner or experienced student, this is a perfect class to pause, breathe, and be present. With a slower flow, this class allows the instructor to place emphasis on stretching and coordination of breath with simplified asana, also focusing on feeling sensations and listening to the body. Busy minds and tight or tense bodies strongly welcomed.
*Morning Gentle classes will be accompanied with the day’s sunshine and a more active flow than evening classes.

Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome! / Balancing classes: Vinyasa – All Levels, Power Vinyasa, Hour of Power

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Thu May 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sat May 27 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sun May 28 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Mon May 29 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Tue May 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Thu Jun 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sat Jun 03 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sun Jun 04 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Jenifer Ezell
    at W. Spaulding
  • Tue Jun 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Thu Jun 08 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sat Jun 10 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sun Jun 11 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Jenifer Ezell
    at W. Spaulding
  • Tue Jun 13 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Thu Jun 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sat Jun 17 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sun Jun 18 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Jenifer Ezell
    at W. Spaulding
  • Tue Jun 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Thu Jun 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Sat Jun 24 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding