Slow Flow and Restorative


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.

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.

Bryanna Foote

Bryanna tried yoga for the first time many years ago and thought that it was the worst “fitness” class that she had ever taken. Luckily for her, friends talked her into attending another class almost seven years later and she left the studio with a new sense of calm and contentedness. Hooked on this “yoga glow”, she began attending classes regularly and was captivated by the perpetual joy and increased mental and physical awareness that came from the yoga practice. For the first time in her life, she was able to truly slow down and tune in to her mental and physical queues, which manifested in sixty pounds of weight loss, a deep sense of purpose, and an heightened ability to find gratitude.
She graduated from Dallas Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training, and is dedicated to spreading the joy of yoga to new and experienced practitioners. Her teaching style and practice are influenced by Vinyasa style Hatha yoga with Iyengar based alignment principles. She is an avid fan of using props to encourage proper form and to make poses accessible to a wide range of bodies. She hopes that every student will leave her class feeling connected to their body and calm in their mind.

AnnMarie Mello Morris

AnnMarie has over 20 years of yoga teaching experience, holds a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and has a BS in Health Studies. She is registered under Yoga Alliance with E-RYT 200 from Seaside Yoga in Wilmington, NC. She also studied an additional 200 hours of alignment-based yoga through Anusara. Currently, she is completing her 500 RYT level yoga training at Asheville Yoga Center and is expected to complete the program in 2017. Her yoga path has connected her diverse interests in physical rehabilitation and health prevention to the use of yoga as a modality for healing. She continually strives to learn more about the therapeutic value of yoga through her studies & her own personal practice. AnnMarie recently relocated to the area with her family (and 3 dogs) from Fort Bragg, NC and she is thrilled to be able to continue sharing her passion of yoga with each individual and class. 
The first half of class is a slower paced flow class designed to wake up muscles and improve range of motion. Class will end with a restorative practice, using props to support the body in a variety of poses. This class is appropriate for beginning students. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 24 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Sep 26 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Oct 01 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Oct 03 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Oct 08 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Oct 10 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Oct 15 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Oct 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Oct 22 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Oct 29 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Oct 31 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Nov 05 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Nov 07 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Nov 12 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Nov 14 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Nov 19 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Nov 21 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Sun Nov 26 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm with Bryanna Foote
    at Blue Point Geer Street
  • Tue Nov 28 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Geer Street