Amber came to her first-ever meditation class at The Movement Center 6 years ago and it forever changed the connection she has to herself and her yoga practice. By harmonizing intentional movement with the breath, the experience of deep release and softening while on the mat allows authenticity and creativity to flow off the mat, into the rest of your day. Amber’s intention is to help you access the subtle flow of energy throughout the body and the activity of the mind.
I’m always looking for new ways within the ancient, powerful practice of yoga to release habitual patterns and discover genuinely nourishing, integrative movement. In my classes we explore our range of motion creatively and playfully in familiar postures and movement, uncovering new opportunities for stretch, challenge, and relaxing integrative release.
The Thinking Body, The Feeling Mind®
The style of yoga I teach—The Thinking Body–The Feeling Mind®—shares many postures and philosophies with classic hatha yoga. The conscious expression of movement, inner awareness, and purposeful use of breath are key elements of both traditions. I believe the riches that come from a mindful movement practice have great potential to sustain our physical lives and support our spirit. My classes have less intense, repetitive movement than a vinyasa flow class and more choreographed moments than a classic hatha yoga class. Everyone is encouraged to practice with respect for their own body and needs at each session.
Therapeutic Yoga - Individual Sessions
I am an 500+ hour IYT trained Yoga Therapist with a lifetime of experience as a body worker, dancer and yogi. I've been teaching yoga since I stopped being a hospice massage therapist in 2009. My understanding of muscle, connective tissue and nerves combined with my professional experiences influence the way I teach. I'm a trauma sensitive teacher skilled in working with pain, chronic illness, PTSD and depression. I gladly modify my classes to accommodate yogis of any age or experience levels.
JESSE SWEENEY, RYT500
Chi Core Yoga, Core Centricity, Individual Yoga Training
Jesse teaches Chi Core Yoga, a dynamic, energizing flowing yoga form which he developed and refined over more than a decade. His study began with dance then moved into martial arts, yoga and Chi Gong. He has woven aspects of all of these into this unique yoga form. Chi Core yoga enhances balance, flexibility, energy flow and strength within a dynamic movement sequence. It teaches your body how to function as an integrated unit and can be adapted to all levels and ages of participation.
Hatha Yoga (All Levels)
It’s my intention to facilitate an experience in yoga class that is meaningful for you, and yields profound relaxation. Anyone is welcome to attend my Thursday 5:45-7:00PM Hatha Yoga class. Poses are simple, yet intense, and are held with a concentrated focus which can sometimes feel harder than it looks. I encourage you to pay attention to the strong sensations that arise and move into a place of stillness.
Maggie Daly, RYT200
$5 Yoga (On the Gentle Side)
This gently paced class is styled in the tradition of The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind movement modality of Linda Lack, Ph.D. Part yoga, part dance-inspired, and fully and deeply guaranteed to get your energy moving in the morning. Join Maggie any Thursday from 8:15-9:30 a.m. A fair amount of this class is spent sitting or lying on the floor, so you'll need to be able to transition up and down without too much trouble.
Michelle teaches Seniors Yoga, Moving for Mobility, and self care classes and workshops. She is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, and has studied QiGong with Master Liu He of Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, Core Awareness with Liz Koch, and The Thinking Body- The Feeling Mind® with Linda Lack, Ph.D. She is a faculty member of TMC's 200-hour yoga teacher training.
Ruth Knight, ERYT500
“Breathe & Be Calm” Stress Management Classes
Stress is inevitable. I believe that each of us has an internal power, a spirit, that is pre-existing and with us regardless of what we encounter in our life. I was inspired to create the Breathe and Be Calm program because I’ve always found my breath to be an invaluable ally for calming my mind, and elevating my state.
Movement Center Director,
Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Sadhvi is a senior meditation teacher at The Movement Center. She received her first teacher training certificate in 1976, and since then, she has taught both yoga and meditation at TMC. Her classes emphasize the importance of releasing tensions in the body and in the mind to help students let go of the barriers preventing them from understanding their own true nature.
Hatha Yoga (All Levels)
For me the miracle of yoga is that it reminds me again and again that we have choices and options in our life. Almost every way we spend our time, in work, relationships, commuting, errands, entertainment, tends to draw our focus outward, loosen our connection to our heart, and drain us energetically. I say “almost” because a regular yoga practice retrains our focus, replenishes our body and spirit, and reminds us that we can take that experience into our daily life.
Susan Marshall ERYT200
Feldenkrais - Awareness through Movement®,
Influenced by yoga and martial arts in the middle of the last century, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a series of lessons designed to improve life through movement. His approach was to encourage conscious attention to small movements. By engaging the brain and nervous system, people learn in a simple, pleasurable way.