FREE Yoga 101


This class is taught by:

Jacqueline Johnson

Jacque (EdD, RYT-500) has been practicing yoga since 1976, and after much coaxing began teaching in 1992. She teaches several styles of yoga, primarily Sivananda and more recently Viniyoga. She also teaches vinyasa flow, restorative, Vipassana meditation, guided imagery meditation, and yoga therapy. She has been an academic in health behavior, health psychology, and health promotion for 15 years. As an academic, Jacque has collaborated on research investigating the changes in brain activity during specific elements of yoga. She was also one of the developers of a 200hr yoga teacher training of a university curriculum as a minor. She has recently moved to NC from DC, and is excited to inspire others on their journey towards a fulfilling life.

Natalie Teichmann

Natalie Teichmann, MFA, LMT, CYT, CMA, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she received her MFA in choreography and performance in 2015. Natalie is the founder and artistic director of ANAHATA Dance, a New York and Durham based company focusing on site-specific performances. She completed her 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga Certification at Laughing Lotus in NYC in 2009 and taught around the city for 8 years before moving to Chapel Hill last fall. She is certified in Reiki; Vinyasa, Prenatal, and Aerial Yoga; Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, and is currently pursuing her Alexander Technique Certification. Her classes focus on cultivating a deep awareness of the body at the cellular level in order to allow the breath to guide one's movement.

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 free class is for students who are brand new to yoga. We will have a brief discussion of the practice and history of yoga and practice some basic poses. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a supportive group learning experience. Please wear comfortable clothing, including a fitted (not loose) shirt. We have yoga mats and props for you to borrow. Practice is done barefoot.