Power Vinyasa Yoga


This class is taught by:

Erika Whites-Acquaviva

Erika’s classes grant you freedom. Freedom to be who you are, where you are, in complete acceptance. Her lyrical style encourages foundational growth, challenge, and laughter.

Erika’s music will leave you with a tune in your heart and a smile on your face (especially her fondness of acoustic remakes of R&B classics). Join her for Tuesday 6 AM Hour of Power and Sunday 845 AM Power Basics.

She will walk next to you on your Yoga journey… We are all eternal students.

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.

Michael Jones

Michael has been practicing yoga since 2005. Incredibly talented and dedicated teachers aided Michael in his yoga journey; but he feels particularly fortunate to have received his 200-hour certification from Diana Vitantonio and Soul Activists in 2012. Michael then completed a 200-hour course with Sandy Gross, Baptiste assisting training, and other continuing education courses.
 
Sharing yoga with others is a gift for which Michael is humbled and grateful. In his class, you will be challenged and supported in both mind and body, and encouraged to inquire and explore the limits of your practice. Michael’s calming voice will guide and challenge you through thoughtful vinyasa sequences reinforced by breath & alignment cues and supportive assists.
 
Michael’s goal is to enable each student to mature his or her practice to that place where yoga transcends the studio and permeates life: a life with a calm mind, a full heart and a free spirit. He believes that the most important yoga practice is what we do with the 23 hours of the day we are not on our mats. When not practicing yoga, you can find Michael in his workshop building furniture or off riding something on two wheels.
 
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Ghandhi

Natalie Lorber

Natalie has been a dedicated, passionate and joyful practitioner of Yoga for over 10 years. She is a graduate of T.R.Y. 4 Life Yoga Certification, a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and has dedicated her training hours to the very best... Johnny Kest and Diana Vitantonio.
 
"I have learned to use Yoga to enrich and accept all aspects of my life. My classes are balanced, energizing classes, which encourage effort and awareness and are sensitive to individual students' needs. I believe my passion and enthusiasm for Yoga and for my students is what drives us to grow and get to a deeper level together.”
 
Natalie enjoys teaching students of all abilities with a patient approach. She likes to guide her students towards a focused center of self-awareness, energy, and creativity. Natalie’s love of Yoga is infectious, challenging and energetic. Come join one of her Power Yoga classes today!

Dawn Manning

Dawn became passionate in her yoga practice in 2005 while going through some major changes in her life. She began an avid practice schedule following many favorite instructors. She felt inspired over the years by Marni Task and that eventually led her to her training in 2012. She completed her 200-hour certification with Jonny Kest in Michigan.

Her passion now is leading students through a breath focused, live in the heart life power yoga or slow burn class. You can expect to have fun playing and flowing on your own at some point in her classes with the music cranked! She encourages students to follow their breath and their intuition, always listening to their bodies and following that which resonates within them. Dawn╩╝s power yoga classes will open your heart and mind with inspiration, flow and great music! She has a deep yearning for bringing all that her experience has done for her to each and every one of her students. She believes you are capable of anything... you only have to believe and let go for things to fall into place. She brings this feeling to the mat.

Dawn is also a raw food educator and certified detox specialist. She is a raw food advocate and also offers workshops on raw vegan living and detox cleanses. You can check out recipe demos on her You Tube channel at: Doin it Raw With Dawn.

Sarah Kinches

Sarah fell in love with Yoga in 2013, but it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. After a disastrous first class, she swore she would never go back. “I was terrible. Clumsy, inflexible, and certainly not calm. I was so uncomfortable in my own skin, I thought, this was just not for me.” After a few more failed attempts, she finally found what she was looking for during a class at Harmony Studios. Since that moment, she has dedicated herself fully to the practice. In 2015 she decided to take that dedication a step further and enrolled and graduated from Cleveland Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training program. As a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, Sarah loves attending workshops and intensives that increase her knowledge and better both her teachings and her practice.
 
Sarah’s teaching style is heavily influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga practice and her classes are often centralized around focusing on breath with movement. You may find yourself holding poses longer than you are used to so that you can delve into what Sarah refers to as a “moving meditation.” Coming into the asana, finding your alignment, and then finding your breath. Syncing the two together has been key in advancing her practice and also in helping her find a sense of calm on and off her mat.

Dan Musgrave

Dan has spent over 10 years in the Martial Arts and 10 years in Yoga, and even holds a black belt in Is Shin Ru Karate! Dan’s path to teaching yoga began at Cleveland Yoga as a teacher’s assistant. He soon after became certified to teach yoga under the direction of Marni Task.
 
Dan’s teaching style includes aerobic Vinyasa Yoga. His classes focus on breathing, meditating, and working the body to its fullest potential. Dan is a Certified Respiratory Therapist who combines this training with traditional yogic science and philosophy.
Based on the teachings of Baron Baptiste, this 75-minute Power Vinyasa class incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, and physical and mental stamina all in one! Be prepared to break a sweat as the studio is set between to 90 degrees. The deeper your connection of movement and breath becomes, the more the heat begins to build inside as opposed to around you, leaving you fully charged and present in each pose. Practicing in a heated environment increases your flexibility as it opens and loosens your muscles. Bring a towel and water bottle in with you, both of which we have available for sale at the studio.
*The heat is not for everyone and can be overwhelming at times/upon your first visit. Listen to your body! Exit the class at any time if need be and a desk yogi will be there if you need anything.

Suitable for intermediate yogis: some prior yoga experience recommended. / Balancing classes: Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Deep Stretch Vinyasa

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Erika Whites-Acquaviva
    at Third Street
  • Sun Oct 22 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at Third Street
  • Mon Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Michael Jones
    at Third Street
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Tue Oct 24 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sarah Kinches
    at Third Street
  • Wed Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Thu Oct 26 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Sara Wank
    at Third Street
  • Thu Oct 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Fri Oct 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Dan Musgrave
    at Third Street
  • Sat Oct 28 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Sara Wank
    at Third Street
  • Sun Oct 29 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Erika Whites-Acquaviva
    at Third Street
  • Sun Oct 29 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at Third Street
  • Mon Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Michael Jones
    at Third Street
  • Mon Oct 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Tue Oct 31 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Tue Oct 31 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sarah Kinches
    at Third Street
  • Wed Nov 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Wed Nov 01 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street