Gentle


This class is taught by:

Sarah Studebaker

Sarah Studebaker loves making yoga doable and inclusive to everyone by offering student ways to both challenge oneself and to step back and relax. She has been teaching since 2007 and is certified at the 500 hr level. She believes that regardless of age or fitness level, everyone can benefit from a regular yoga practice.

Marcy Shinbaum

Marcy's intuitive teaching style supports students wherever they may be on their journey. Her own path led her to the yoga mat over a decade ago. It is a place where she has found community, alleviated chronic headaches and gained serenity navigating the frenetic world we live in. Marcy holds her RYT-200hr and is trained in Therapeutic Restorative Yoga. It is Marcy's passion to share the techniques she has learned with students of all levels. Her joyful classes weave together breath, movement and mindfulness.

Johanna Garvey

Johanna Garvey, RYT-200, began her yoga journey in 2005 at Yoga for Everybody in Fairfield, CT. She received her 200-hour certification from Kim Valeri’s Yoga Spirit Studios® in 2009. A native Californian, she brings to her yoga practice her experience in ballet and jazz dance, as well as synchronized and competitive swimming, and infuses her form-and-flow classes with movement and joy. She is attentive to students’ needs, while also creating a safe environment and community atmosphere in her classes. She has taken trainings with Ana Forrest, Desiree Rumbaugh, Todd Norian, Kamini Desai, Koby Kozlowski, Beth Gibbs, and many others, and is in the middle of her 500-hour training. Johanna is also a professor of literature at Fairfield University.
Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Often restorative poses are practiced as well.  This class is a good option for beginners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 23 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Sarah Studebaker
  • Tue Dec 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Marcy Shinbaum
  • Sun Dec 30 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Sarah Studebaker
  • Sun Jan 06 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Mon Jan 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Johanna Garvey
  • Sun Jan 13 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Mon Jan 14 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Johanna Garvey
  • Sun Jan 20 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Mon Jan 21 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Johanna Garvey
  • Sun Jan 27 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Mon Jan 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Johanna Garvey