Flow Level 2


This class is taught by:

Jessica McGovern

Jessica McGovern, RYT 200, started her path to Yoga upon reading Erich Schiffmann’s' Moving into Stillness'. Taken as an avenue to connect and, perhaps more accurately, re-connect with the body, mind, and spirit, Yoga has proven to be a transformative experience. After several years of home practice, extensive research into the teachings of Iyengar, David Coulter, Desikachar, Yin and Restorative schools of Yoga, she completed her 200-hour training with Yogaworks under the tutelage of Sarah Bell at Triangle Yoga Shala. Jes believes that Yoga does not need to be constrained by one particular method or style but, rather, by synthesizing (and continuing to incorporate new knowledge) one can maximize the benefits of many different avenues to achieve internal harmony. She feels it is critical to embody the foundational principles of yoga: Sukha (ease and flexibility), Sthira (strength) and, above all, Ahimsa (do no harm). Yoga should uplift, inspire, ground, support, and relax the body, mind, and heart, with the intent that its positive effects be felt off the mat, present in everyday life.

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.

Rachel Campo

Rachel Campo began practicing meditation and yoga in 2010 to help alleviate the stress of everyday life. Through regular practice, she experienced improvements in physical, mental, and emotional health. Yoga helped her face life's adversities with greater patience and calm. With a desire to deepen her understanding of yoga, Rachel studied with Nicole Nichols at the Republic of Yoga and completed teacher training in June 2014.
Rachel teaches an invigorating class using asana and a focus on breath to encourage students to stay with current sensations and examine habitual reactions. She believes that yoga is a practice that helps us access the balance inherent in all of us. Rachel is a firm believer that yoga is for every single body. She is a huge fan of props, assists, and helping students develop a practice that is appropriate for their bodies.

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
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 Apr 25 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Apr 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Katelin Fallon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Apr 29 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Rachel Campo
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Apr 30 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon May 01 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue May 02 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed May 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Katelin Fallon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat May 06 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat May 06 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Rachel Campo
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun May 07 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon May 08 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue May 09 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed May 10 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Katelin Fallon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat May 13 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat May 13 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Rachel Campo
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun May 14 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Allan Stevens
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon May 15 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sara Doyle
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue May 16 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed May 17 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Katelin Fallon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center