Yoga for Middle School Girls

This class is taught by:

Kerri Gawreluk

It was an innate curiosity plus a dash of on-the-job stress that led Kerri to her first yoga class many moons ago. Once through the door, it was love at first asana. Kerri credits her yoga practice with helping her open up to gratitude a little more, beat herself up a little less, and become more authentic in her teaching, relationships, and life in general. She is a certified yoga teacher in the ISHTA tradition as well as a Reiki master, and her classes are a creative, richly layered mix of movement and meditation that nurture the body and soul on many levels. She holds a separate certification in Prenatal yoga and has a passion and affinity for sharing yoga with families and kids of all ages. With equal parts whole-heartedness, humility and humor, Kerri's intention, as a teacher and fellow student, is to do her best to make sure everyone who crosses her path feels seen and supported, exactly where they are.

Beth Furman

Beth Furman, MALS, E-RYT, has studied yoga, dance, and many other forms of movement, including hip-hop and African dance for over 30 years. She earned a master of arts and liberal studies degree from Wesleyan University, concentrating in dance/movement studies. A certified 500-hour yoga teacher, Beth has studied with Michael Bleier and Shiva Rea. She is a frequent presenter at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA

Louisa Correll

Louisa Correll E-RYT – Louisa is a 200 hr certified yoga teacher through YogaSpirit studios with an additional 100+ hours in Children’s yoga training including Yoga for Children with Special Abilities. Yoga has had a profound impact on Louisa’s life which has led her to “pay it forward” and pass it on in some form to others. She teaches to Yogis of all ages, from babies to seniors, and her philosophy to not take life too seriously creates a playful environment which allows everyone’s inner child to shine.

Jeanine Oburchay

Jeanine Oburchay, E/RYT-500 is a hatha yoga instructor certified through Yoga Alliance. Jeanine's yoga classes are filled with laughter and joy, as she instills in her students a nurturing playfulness that allows every practitioner – from beginner to seasoned yogi – to practice unselfconsciously, in a safe, loving, supportive, yet challenging environment. In her classes, proper alignment allows each student to progress in a way that helps to avoid injury and heal the body. In addition to teaching yoga, Jeanine is a Reiki Master, a practitioner of Thai Yoga, and a springboard diving coach.

Melissa Barry

Melissa’s warmth and heartfelt approach to teaching radiates through her classes. Rooted in Kripalu yoga, she encourages an interplay and synthesis of body, mind and energy through creative flows. Melissa’s classes are rich with metaphor to make yoga philosophy relevant to today’s practitioner on and off the mat. Using her background in education and continued personal practice, she excels at meeting each practitioner where they are today. Melissa also teaches prenatal yoga, is a birth doula and an affiliate of The Art of Yoga Project.
6 Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dates: 9/25, 10/2,10/9,10/16,10/30 & 11/13

The Tween years are a time of rapid change for girls – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yoga is a great way to address many of these changes by empowering girls with the tools they need to navigate the journey into the challenging teen years with more confidence and self-esteem. Through a combination of age-appropriate postures, relaxation techniques, self inquiry, peer community, and light hearted fun this series fosters increased body awareness, flexibility and a sense-of-self in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

EARLY BIRD Pricing $95 THROUGH September 18th, $105 thereafter.