Ali Nohinek BS E-CYT 500
Intrigued by the idea of drawing inward, I took my first yoga class at a gym in High school. Awkward and out of balance, I felt like a fish out of water. Something about the challenge drew me back in. I have been practicing yoga regularly for a decade. Growing up, I was labeled ADHD, depressed and bi-polar and was on medicine for the majority of my teenage years. One day I got myself off meds cold turkey and decided that I didn't need these labels any longer. I realize now that we are what we eat, how we move and what we think. We are limited or nurtured by all of these factors. Yoga is the process of becoming more aware and I am a humble and forever a student of this practice for those reasons. After a decade of practice, I am only scratching the surface of this ancient lineage. For the past couple of years, since my husband, James(mentioned below) has been studying Ayurvedic Medicine, I have been able to take my practice of yoga to the next level. In fact, I feel like I was fooling myself before. I am sure I will continue to feel this way as time passes. Our mat is a mirror to ourselves. We can see aspects that we like and do not like, it is my goal to gently and humbly relay these teachings with as much integrity as possible.
I am passionate about biomechanics, Ayurveda, yoga and the mind. When I am not doing yoga, teaching, doing a private or a thai massage, or writing things like this, I am with my kiddos and husband.
I offer thai body work, private yoga sessions and courses!
Kara Nugent CYT 400
I have been practicing yoga for a few years now. I came into this because I was stressed and dealing with anxiety. I also went into it worrying about how good I would be and how people would look at me if I sucked. What I found was a supportive and community centered studio called Yogali with owners and teachers who made you instantly feel like none of that mattered. No other students are watching you, everyone is focused within themselves on their own practice. I found space and learned how to breathe. This carried into everyday life.
Yoga has given me a great start to a new life, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I want to share this knowledge I have gained and am continuing to gain with as many people as possible. This is why I became a yoga teacher. If there is anything I can offer to make someone feel the way I feel when I do yoga, then I am going to do it. It has profoundly impacted my life and given me the reason as to why I am here, to be a teacher and a healer.
In the Hatha classes I teach, we safely build up to and explore more advanced postures and techniques and reestablish a healthy energy in the body. Come join me! Hatha Vinyasa- Drop-In Ever Monday at 7pm
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Amy Masseo CYT 400
I started my yoga journey in 2011. For the first time, I learned to pay attention to what my feet were doing and how I was standing, notice the fact that I have an inhale and an exhale, and, most importantly for me, know what it feels like to fully RELAX...what a life changing experience! It was these revelations that led me to crave learning more. For the next several years I immersed myself in yoga trainings, including earning my 200 hour yoga teacher certification and taking a pilgrimage to India.
After an extended maternity leave, I am stoked to get back to teaching and being apart of the Yogali community. It is truly a nurturing place, and I am honored to be on the schedule.
My classes incorporate a smorgasbord of techniques including poses, breath work, mantra, visualizations - and heavy use of props and modifications so that everyone is comfortable in class. My goal is to help you learn to relax your body so that you can quiet your mind.
Come see me - you will not regret it! :)
Alex Rhea 200 CYT
I started practicing yoga in 2013 when when I was six months pregnant with my daughter, Rose. I was stricken with anxiety, depression and an addictive personality. After seeking out meditation and taking a few yoga classes, I felt a change within me. Something had awakened and couldn't be shaken. I began to find new meaning in life through a deepening understanding of gratitude, self-compassion and mindfulness. I wanted to help people in the way that I was helped.
In 2016 I got my 200hr teaching certificate in India. It was completely humbling and fascinating to learn from such a traditional approach. Yoga is worldwide! It's hard to describe how much I am changed for the better in a few sentences. I am so grateful I dove in!
The thing I realized the most was that there is no possible way I could learn it ALL in a lifetime! I realized that yoga is a process of self inquiry and for me, it is the way through which I deepen my awareness of my body, mind, and spirit. I am so happy I get to positively affect my community through teaching. I am reminded daily that I am forever a student of yoga and will always be on the path!
When I am not wearing the teacher hat, I am enjoying being a mother, a wife, a student, and a musician!