Gentle/Restorative 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.
Our 45-minute Gentle Yoga practice invites you to slow down and drop into your body, offering you the opportunity to take time to feel the sensations that arise within the body in each asana. We'll focus on simple postures in order to bring harmony to both sides of the mind and physical body. The 30-minute Restorative Yoga cool down will include the use of props to support your body comfortably to induce relaxation. This portion will help you to shift out of the fight/flight mode (sympathetic nervous system), where most of us spend our waking hours, and into a relaxation state (parasympathetic nervous system). Restorative yoga assists in relieving the harmful effects of stress and promoting greater health. Putting the two together leaves you feeling lengthened, strengthened, and rejuvenated. This hybrid yoga class is a powerful balance between movement and stillness, inside and out.

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

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Jun 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Jul 07 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Jul 14 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Jul 21 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Aug 04 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Aug 11 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Aug 18 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Sep 01 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Sep 08 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Sep 15 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Sep 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Sep 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Oct 06 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Oct 13 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding
  • Fri Oct 20 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sara Wank
    at W. Spaulding