Flow Level 2


This class is taught by:

Amy Nichols

Amy Nichols first found yoga when she was 14 years old and has continued to follow its path since. In a search to deepen her practice and understanding of the philosophy of yoga, she completed a 200 hr RYT Teacher Training with Mara Healy at the Balanced Unity Yoga School. Her practice is heavily influenced by Andre Lappa's Universal Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and cultivating a sense of mindfulness around all we do. Her teaching is centered on the belief that the physical practice can be adapted for every body and that the real yoga happens when we step off the mat.

Jessica Gokhberg

Jessica (MA, RYT-200) began practicing yoga in 2010 with the intention of finding a regular exercise regimen to counterbalance her sedentary academic lifestyle. She quickly discovered the combination of yoga and pranayama to be effective in managing her stress and chronic migraine pain. Yoga for her is a time to play, to challenge the physical and emotional limits she puts on herself, and to ground herself within the space of her mat. After years of daily personal practice, Jessica decided to complete her 200-hour teacher training at Blue Point Yoga Center with Sara Doyle in the summer of 2016 as a way to deepen her knowledge of physical alignment, pranayama methods, and meditation, as well as how to extend yogic philosophy to her life beyond her mat. Her goal is to make yoga enjoyable and safe for others who would benefit from the practice, including fellow graduate students and those suffering from migraine symptoms. She is also excited to offer yoga classes for young adults and professionals in the Triangle Jewish community as a way to explore the intersections between yoga and Jewish identity, social justice, and community organization. Jessica is currently working on her Ph.D. in Literature at Duke University.

Amy Tortorella

Amy’s passion for yoga was ignited 10 years ago. Her weekly spin class at her local gym was full one morning so she decided to try out the yoga class that was being offered at the same time. Amy was not a stranger to yoga at this point, having taken class off and on for many years before, but it wasn’t until this class did the clarity and joy that the yoga practice offered really resonated with her. Practicing 1-2 times a week was great to start but soon it simply wasn’t enough time on her mat. Amy started seeking out local studios, different teachers and styles to find the type of yoga that best spoke to her. Playfully experimenting with yoga styles such as Yin, Bikram, Anusara and Flow, Amy finally met her teacher, Lila Brown. It was then that her practice on, and off, the mat expanded at a rapid rate and the dream of completing a teacher training program was no longer out of reach. Amy gives so much love and gratitude to Lila, as well as to all of the other amazing teachers that have crossed her path over the years.

Amy’s classes offer a fun and loving environment where students can feel empowered by challenging themselves in a safe and skillful way. Weaving in meaningful themes and offering students the chance to incorporate these in to their practice is a gift that Amy relishes in sharing. With kind attention and guidance, students can begin the process of delving in to their authentic Self. Her style of yoga is an alignment-based flow that will leave students feeling connected to their minds, bodies and most importantly, their hearts.

Amy has volunteered her time at The House of Hope providing monthly yoga classes to girls ages 12-17 in hopes of inspiring them to listen to that intuitive voice that lives in all of our hearts. She has also been an active real estate agent in the Raleigh area since 2003. If she is not selling houses or on her yoga mat, you can find Amy planning a trip, reading a good book, or hanging out with her friends, family and animals…and always, wholeheartedly, looking for her next adventure.

Allan Stevens

Allan took his first yoga class in 2003, shortly before beginning Massage Therapy School. His first studios were influenced by Anusara and Iyengar, where Allan developed an appreciation of the subtlety of alignment and the depth to which any pose can be explored. For three years Allan lived in Phoenix, where he attended the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, practiced massage in a day spa, and studied Yoga and Capoeira. After returning to the Triangle in 2005, Allan began taking Power Vinyasa classes. Power Vinyasa allowed Allan both to explore his limits, and to discover that the body is capable of more than we generally give it credit for. It is this ability that Yoga has to show us our strength that Allan brings to his classes. His background in bodywork lends his classes a strong anatomical focus, and his experience with Vinyasa and Capoeira make him unafraid to ask students to explore their own limits. In addition to teaching Yoga, Allan has attained a blue cord in Grupo Capoeira Brasil, giving him the level of Instructor. In addition to teaching Yoga, Allan teaches Capoeira at the Terreiro de Arte e Cultura, and operates Massage for Pain Relief, his private bodywork practice. When not teaching or doing massage, Allan can generally be found spending time with his two daughters.

Sara Doyle

Sara Doyle (PhD, E-RYT 500) has a Ph.D in Anatomy and has taught anatomy to medical students, residents and undergraduates at Duke University since 2003. She has a thorough understanding of the human body and the anatomy of movement. Sara has spent thousands of hours in the anatomy lab and participated in the dissection of hundreds of cadavers, giving her a unique perspective on how the body works and the anatomical variation between individuals. Her yoga classes and workshops reflect a science based perspective and include the most current research available.

Sara has completed two 200hr trainings - the first with Sarah Trelease, and the second more recently with Srivatsa Ramaswami, direct student of Krishnamacharya. She has also completed a 300hr training. Currently, Sara is enrolled in the MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) teaching program at the UMass Center for Mindfulness. She has attended several retreats and trainings and incorporates mindfulness into her teaching at all levels.

Sara's yoga classes are physically challenging and energetic, with an emphasis on alignment, anatomy and mindfulness. Sara provides clear verbal and physical adjustments to allow the body to discover each pose and each moment. Her goal is to allow the practice to speak for itself.

Visit her website: www.saradoyle.com

Kelly Watson

Kelly’s first experience with Yoga started in 2005 as an extracurricular activity from her college athlete experience and continued through graduate school. She relocated to Durham to work as a Physician Assistant, started attending Blue Point Yoga classes. She has always enjoyed the physical practice of yoga, however with more exposure to the spiritual side of Yoga, she began to see the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in her practice. She completed 200 hr Certification Training at Blue Point Yoga with Sara Doyle in March 2017. With Kelly’s medical background, she incorporates her knowledge of anatomy and brings energy to class with intent to help students apply yoga principles in their daily lives.
This class is designed for students with some familiarity with yoga. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications to encourage participation of everyone. We do sitting, standing, and inverted postures, and suggest challenging variations for more advanced students, yet fun and non-intimidating options for those who need less of a challenge!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jun 27 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Amy Nichols
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Jun 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jul 01 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jul 02 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Jul 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue Jul 04 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Kelly Watson
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Jul 05 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jul 08 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jul 09 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Jul 10 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue Jul 11 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Kelly Watson
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Jul 12 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jul 15 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jul 16 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Jul 17 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue Jul 18 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Kelly Watson
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Jul 19 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jul 22 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jul 23 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Jul 24 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center