Level 1


This class is taught by:

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.

Morgan Cleveland

Morgan Cleveland, RYT-200, has studied Yoga on and off the mat for 15 years. Morgan believes Yoga offers a gift for the mind and body, and an opportunity to practice being in the present moment. On a lifelong journey to be her best self, Morgan returns to the mat to find her center and use the tools of yoga in everyday challenges and obstacles. Through linking breath work, meditation and movement, Morgan’s classes help students, of all levels, create awareness of body, breath and mind and honor their own unique and authentic 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.

Janak Desai

Janak is an experienced 200 hour certified yoga teacher from the Sivananda school. Sivananda yoga is a classical hatha yoga system which emphasizes relaxation of the nervous system and tapping of the life force through pranayama and asanas, using this as a gateway into meditation and the more profound aspects of the yogic practice. After many years of a mostly asana based practice, Janak craved an approach to yoga which moved beyond physical exercise, and found just that with Sivananda. Janak's class is constant reminder on being connected with the breath and guides the practitioner back to the present moment. You can expect to experience a profound calming of the mind and sense of inner peace from the inward focus of the practice. He teaches various formats - hatha, restorative and yoga nidra. Janak is a tree hugger and can often be found communing with the veggies in the garden.
This yoga class is open to new and experienced students. It includes a centering, stretches, asanas (yoga postures) standing, sitting and lying down, with explanations of how to come in and out of postures. There is attention to breathing and alignment of the body. Students generally feel inner peace, relaxation, and a sense of renewal from this class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 24 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Oct 24 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Morgan Cleveland
  • Mon Oct 29 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Oct 31 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Marcy Shinbaum
  • Wed Oct 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Janak Desai
  • Mon Nov 05 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Morgan Cleveland
  • Mon Nov 12 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 14 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Morgan Cleveland
  • Mon Nov 19 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 21 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Morgan Cleveland
  • Mon Nov 26 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Nov 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Morgan Cleveland
  • Mon Dec 03 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Dec 05 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Melissa Barry
  • Wed Dec 05 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Morgan Cleveland