VINYASA YOGA


This class is taught by:

Laura Sainio

LAURA was introduced to yoga 9 years ago and immediately recognized the value in the wisdom of the ancient teachings. Yoga’s impact on her life was profound and she knew that it was something she needed to share.

In 2005, Laura spent a month in Costa Rica, under the instruction of Don and Amba Stapleton, and received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification and then went on to complete her 500 hour Y.A. Teacher Certification at Yoga North in Duluth. In her classes, Laura intricately weaves her lbelief in yogic teachings and her love of anatomy to create an invigorating & therapuetic experience for all students.

Laura will teach vinyasa flow & gentle flow yoga at CENTER this fall. She says about her classes, “The physical practice of the asanas (postures) will prepare you for meditation. Meditation will transform you.”

Christina Andersen

If your life was a soundtrack what would your theme song be?
Life is a Highway

What 5 words would your friends use to describe you?
Steady, resourceful, driven, logical, and funny

What is your teaching style / philosophy?
Classes should offer intelligent and creative sequencing so people will stay engaged, feel successful and become strong, but perhaps more importantly, each class should deliver a message that inspires.

What kind of students will love your teaching style?
People who like to laugh; people who want to become better versions of themselves; people who want a great workout but would rather poke out their eyeballs than grind out tedious and repetitive rounds of the same few moves hour after hour.

Who in the yoga world continues to inspire, mentor, and teach you?
I love the steady consistency and deep wisdom of Rod Stryker and am inspired by the flowery language and mythology of Sianna Sherman. I would also love to meet and take training with Maty Ezraty.

Jenna Hass

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Ambitious

 

What five things make you a great person?
I’m caring, passionate, organized, loving, and love people!

Any embarrassing stories where you learned a valuable lesson?
Embarrassing moments come often. I’ve learned mistakes are a part of life – laugh it off!

What is your mission, your vision, what yoga means to you?
My mission is to show everyone that everybody can do yoga. I hope to see a day when everyone does some kind of yoga.

Jenny Erickson


If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Resourceful

How did Yoga come into your life?
I started taking classes at a time in my life when my body needed to move and my mind needed to be quiet.

 

What is your mission, your vision, what yoga means to you?

Yoga is the beautiful dance of mental, physical, and emotional choreographed together to teach me, strengthen me, and challenge me to be more than what I thought possible. My vision would be for others to discover that same thought process for themselves.

 

Karen Walker

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Willing – to try, to explore, to create, to help, to understand, to discuss, discuss, discuss,


If your life was a soundtrack what would your theme song be? Climb Every Mountain – Sound of Music

 

What type of student do you recommend take your classes? All types! I enjoy working with new students, students with mobility/strength issue and the experienced yogis. I really like students who come to class with an open and inquiring mind, willing to try something new or a different approach to a pose. I’m really passionate about alignment based Yoga and BKS Iygenar style Yoga. I’m working more of that approach into my practice and classes with a kind, gentle, and creative approach.

 

What does Yoga mean to you? By practicing Yoga I have opened myself up to the possibilities. The chance to really feel and understand better my body and mind. My spiritual practice is evolving too. I have been able to be less judgmental about situations and people, be more willing to be flexible (mind, body and spirit), and open to new things. Yoga has helped me in the fear arena too. I am less fearful and willing to take more risks and experience the “new”. I breathe a whole lot better too! 

 

Megan Petermann

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Laid-back 

If your life was a soundtrack what would your theme song be?
Anything by Patsy Cline


How did Yoga come into your life?Yoga came into my life my sophomore year in college. I had always wanted to try a class; so through my University I took a weekend long class which included intro to poses, intro to breath, and silent interaction.

What was your first class like?
The first class I took made me ask myself "why doesn't everyone do this?" It was physically and emotionally relaxing; eye opening.
What brought you back to the second class?
The feeling of how yoga made me feel strong, I loved how it made me stand up a little straighter with ease. I also loved how my mind could relax.

 



A flowing, creative & well-rounded class for levels from advanced beginner and up.