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September 2018 Class Schedule

 

Monday

8:00-9:00am       Core w/Restore ~Allison

 

Tuesday

9:15-10:15am        Intermediate Pilates Mat~Lorrie

  

Wednesday          

9:00-10:00am       Sculpt~Danielle 

10:30-11:30am      Beginner Pilates Mat~Lorrie

5:30-6:30pm         Flow & Restore~Emily  

                    

Thursday

9:00-10:00am         Vinyasa Flow~Danielle

10:15-11:15am          Intro to Mindfulness Meditation~Anna

              

Friday

8:00-9:00am          Flow & Restore Larissa

9:15-10:30am         Sculpt/Flow~Larissa

10:45-11:45am        Yin~Emily 

 

Saturday

9:00-10:15am          Slow Flow/Yin ~Michelle

 

Sunday

5:30-6:30pm            Candle Lit Restore/Yin~Coming Soon! 

 

 

 

 

View upcoming workshops at  https://freespiritmountainspa.com/specials-events/

 

                                 

Class Descriptions:

 

Astanga Vinyasa Short Form

A system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). Involving synchronizing breath with a progressive series of postures – a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a strong body and a calm mind.

Core with Restore

Core strengthening work along with restorative practice with supported floor postures cultivates deep relaxation, tension release, stress management, and rejuvenation. Restore Yoga fosters your body’s innate healing capacity & nourishes your physiology and nervous system. All levels.

Power Flow

Invigorating flow class that will have you moving and breathing between longer held postures. Come prepared to take on new challenges and experiment with rapid movement through sun salutations and variations in twists, backbends, hip openers and more.

Vinyasa

Blend of Pranayama (breath) and Asana(poses), with emphasis on flow, movement, balance and intention. Build your serenity, flexibility & stamina.

Slow Flow & Yin

Perfect for beginners or those seeking a restful and healing practice. The first half of this class is designed to gently warm the body with a slow, mindful vinyasa flow. The second half will focus on simple poses that you hold for longer periods of time to lengthen the deeper connective tissues in your spine, hips and other joints.

Yin Yoga

Relax in simple poses that you hold for longer periods of time, typically 5-7 minutes in supported postures, creating an opportunity to lengthen the deeper connective tissues in your spine, hips and other joints and to move into a mindfully aware and meditative state.

Sculpt

Vinyasa with light weights designed to strengthen every major muscle group with special focus on legs and core.

Beginner Pilates Mat Class

Teaches the essential components of the Pilates technique, and the basic mat exercises. It also introduces the exercise ball. No previous experience with Pilates is necessary to participate in this class. To ensure a quality experience this class is limited to 8 people.

Intermediate Pilates Mat Class

This class expands on the number and complexity of the exercises learned in the beginner class. It moves at a faster pace and requires a solid understanding of the Pilates starting posture and basic exercises. In addition, exercises using the balls, foam roll, theraband and other small equipment are incorporated.

 

 

 

 

About Us

 

 

Danielle Vaughn 

It is Danielle’s love of connecting with people that initially drew her to teaching yoga.  “I love the energy exchange, the giving and receiving elements of teaching yoga,” she says.  “I had no idea what a calm, clear mind, a strong, limber body, and a peaceful spirit felt like before I started practicing.”

Music and yoga are a natural combination for Danielle, who started practicing eleven years ago while recovering from a heart-breaking loss of her first child.  “I would do poses in class and find myself weeping, and being totally okay with that.  I just felt safe to be who I was and to feel how I felt in yoga,” Danielle recalls.  Now she holds a 200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher Certification, has more than 900 hours of teaching experience, and has a regular vinyasa flow practice.

In addition to a new-found peace of mind, yoga opened the door to her artistic side. “At the time I started yoga, I was studying intensive classical piano and doing really well at it.  But I felt like something was missing.  I think my personal voice was yearning to be heard.  So I started writing poetry and turning my poems into songs,” she says.  “I believe both spontaneity and an ability to focus on the present moment are important artistic tools for living one’s life more fully.  Life doesn’t come with a script. Once I truly embraced that idea, which yoga has given me the tools to do, I became a much happier person. There’s power in that. I love tapping into that power and helping others tap into their own.”

 

 

 

Erin Steel, LMT, Artist, Energy & Crystal Healer, Animal Enthusiast –

 

A native to Utah and born into an adventurous, loving family of five, Erin’s inspiration and love of art started as a child,  always reflective of the natural world around her. Throughout  school, Erin dabbled in painting and music, and made the decision to become a Licensed Massage Therapist – earning her education at Renaissance College of Massage, and through Healing Mountain.  Her desire to learn continued through her work with Micaela, a Medium and Energy Healer. Together they helped anyone in need of balance and healing in their life, which fueled Erin with the desire and passion to help others.

Erin has a voracious curiosity about all things pertaining to the gifts she shares with others weather it be an intuitive bodywork session, anatomy and physiology study, a personalized painting, her gift of story telling and her very present presence with her co-workers, friends and clients.  She works diligently though self-study and dedication to her practices to find what will help heal and has an arsenal of tools and resources to guide the process unique to each individual.

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Berlin Allison BerlinI’ve been practicing various styles of yoga for over 10 years and am inspired daily by the transformative power of breath, presence and movement. I received my 500 RYT from InBody Academy (D’Ana Baptiste) in 2010 and Healing Heart Yoga Therapy Training in 2012. Yoga makes me happy and my intention is to offer a safe place for personal growth in mind, body and spirit. I am deeply grateful for my many teachers and am honored to share the love, joy and happiness that a yoga practice can bring. I like to have fun. You’ll find my classes to be a light-hearted blend of self-exploration and empowering postures with a strong focus on breath to cultivate space in the body and in the heart.  

 

 

 

Anna Hallows Bergman

Anna began implementing yoga and meditation into her life as a complimentary form of self care during her studies of psychology and the mind in San Diego early 2003.

During her internship for a pediatric social anxiety study at the UCSD professional psychiatry center she became introduced to mindfulness and the research based evidence of how impactful mindfulness meditation is on healthy neurological functioning for the whole brain including body, mind, and spirit. Anna truly believes that through meditation and yogic science we can become our greatest selves. We can accept our strengths and welcome our challenges as opportunities for growth.

Alongside a consistent study of mindfulness meditation and yoga Anna continued a path of holistic self care through studying relationships and family systems in a 4 year Graduate Study of Marriage and Family Therapy. She states, Meditation, yoga, health and nutrition are great but it is even better when practiced among family and friends in a supportive and nurturing community.”Anna hopes to offer classes and events as opportunities for individuals to incorporate mindfulness meditation into their lives; to compliment their own personal development as well as their ability to connect successfully in their important relationships all while gaining an ever greater appreciation for the beautiful world in which we live. It is important to remember, “Mindfulness is for everyone, every culture, every religion, every age”.

While Anna enjoys most teaching mindfulness  meditation as a skill for every single human being for preventative measures, she has specialized working with the vulnerable population of trauma and addiction in adolescents and young adults. Interestingly enough, “Resilience is found within healthy relationships and a solid self care practice of discipline. Mindfulness meditation and yoga have proven benefits to support both”.

 

 

 

 

Emily McLean

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As a child, I loved doing gymnastics and dance as well as sports and outdoor activities.  I loved the way I felt when I was moving my body.  Later in life, I began to search for a new way to shape myself.  A friend invited me to her yoga class.  I immediately felt at home and in tune with something that must have been inside of me all along.

I have been in awe of the way yoga has gently guided me from the beginning,  I am open to the lessons that flow from my mat to my life and know that the learning never ends.  I received my training under the leadership of Erin Menut at The Avenues Yoga in Salt Lake City.  I am grateful to her and many teachers on my path, for their inspiration and encouragement.

 

 

 

 

Kristi Schwerin, LMT

Kristi has a way of making every client she works with feel special, even elephants! Kristi travelled to Thailand to learn her specialty, training in Thai Massage. Her unique work  is a strong blend of Thai Yoga Massage, Deep Tissue Sports Massage and relaxation/recovery.

Kristi has been serving clients at Free Spirit for over 3 years. She has a fun and free spirited passion for good music, travel, being in the mountains, her friendships, co-workers and animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorrie Harper, MSPTIMG_1835-210w

Hi, I’m Lorrie Harper, and I’m passionate about helping you achieve a state of strong, vibrant health.

Your body has an amazing ability to reach and maintain this joyful state. If you have the desire to be healthy, I will provide you with the guidance, support, skills and techniques to help you age on your terms … so you feel strong, energized, powerful and centered.

For 25 years I’ve worked as a physical therapist, with 27 years in the fitness industry. I’ve been an athletic trainer, fitness instructor, and a physical therapist in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, schools, therapeutic swimming pools and people’s homes.

My experience has taught me that optimal wellness is multi-faceted. You need to address stress, exercise, nutrition, attitudes and beliefs along with the physical body in all of its complexity.

Using my extensive experience and training, I will help you eliminate areas of recurrent pain and injury by restoring your bodies physical and structural balance. In addition, I will help you develop a wellness plan custom tailored to address your current health and personal wellness goals.

 

Rebecca Holt

 

Rebecca has a Masters degree in clinical psychology, has trained in shamanic energy medicine with The Four Winds Society, RYT 200, Masters NLP Certification and sound vibration healing. She weaves her gift of sacred chant, song and poetry medicine with the lull of crystal singing bowls and the elemental rhythms of the African drum with the harmonies of light, love and soul essence. She has a love for yoga, poetry and sound, the breath, and the powerful nurturing energies of water and the ocean. Through these passions she is breathing, love, the essence of our true nature, a connection to the ancestors, and creative expression into the edges of now.

Rebecca Holt is a sound healer, teacher, poet, and earth medicine practitioner who brings together Sound Weaving bath, meditation journey and breathing practices to support people in gaining more presence, awareness and creative insight through awakening the senses. Rebecca’s work with sound and its impact on human experience has been featured at creative conferences and workshops in the states and abroad.

Recently, she has presented at CreativeMornings in Salt Lake City, provided Sound Weaving workshops this summer for a writing intensive in France for author and teacher Betsy Blankenbaker, facilitated Sound Weaving bath and meditation for the Wellness Collective at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and provided Sound Weaving as an introduction for noted poet David Whyte for his workshop in SLC.

​Learn more about Rebecca: https://www.wordsthatbreathe.com

 

 

Charlotte Evans 

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I’m so lucky to have been born, raised and to live in beautiful Eden, Utah, where playing in the dirt and running around wild are made a bit easier. Yoga has been one of my loves for 7 years and I’ve been teaching for over 3. Yoga has become one of the life practices that I rely on to comfort, energize, play, express and feel my way through all of everything. I completed my 200-hour YogaLife teacher training with Maggie Odette in 2014, and 60-hour teaching/business mentorship with Scott Moore in 2016.

 

 

Larissa Gaul 

Larissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Denver before attending Colorado State University and obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She moved to Philadelphia in 2012 for graduate school and then held various jobs after getting her M.S., including working in buying for Anthropologie and running PR for a boutique creative agency. She always came back to her love of fitness and has a long history of competitively swimming, playing lacrosse, and teaching horsemanship skills as a form of physical and mental therapy. She began teaching barre classes in 2014 as a side-hustle to her full-time job, loving the community it fostered and the way she felt outside the studio after class. After that, she also obtained a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training certificate and is very passionate about alignment, breath work, and anatomy, as well as hands-on assists.

She taught group and private classes all the way until she relocated to Salt Lake City in June 2018 and decided to make teaching her full-time job (yay for not sitting at a desk all day!). Other than instructing yoga and barre, Larissa likes to hike, run, and cycle. In her free time, you can find her cooking and hosting dinner parties, making tiki cocktails, horseback riding, and spending time with her Great Dane, Gustav.