Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deep seeded tensions from the body and mind. Deep restorative work improves joint mobility and range of motion, serving for excellent physical therapy. Postures are held with the assistance of props for extended periods of time, allowing the body to release and relax. Aromatherapy oils and light massage touch may be incorporated into select sessions. Students must be able to arrange their own props and move comfortably and safely on the floor. Class size is limited to the number of props needed so we recommend registering in advance.

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

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Jul 05 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Jul 12 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Jul 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Aug 02 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Darlene Kelbach
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Aug 09 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Aug 16 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Aug 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Sep 06 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Sep 13 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Sep 20 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Oct 04 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Oct 11 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding
  • Wed Oct 18 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Melanie Hale
    at W. Spaulding