Ellie opened Midtown Community Yoga in 2015 with help from her family, friends, and the beautiful community of teachers she is surrounded by. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 2008 and is grateful for the healing and therapeutic aspects that the practice has shown her. She has completed two separate 200hr Certifications in both Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga here in Reno, and she completed 100hrs of training in the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Miller. Ellie uses a direct approach to moving safely in her classes, with focus on breath, bandhas, and other aspects of yoga, in a fun and accommodating way. Modifications are always available in both directions.
Sunday 9:00a All Levels Community Yoga
Wednesday 4:30p Hatha Vinyasa
Tuesday/Thursday NOON Lunch Break Yoga
Tuesday/Thursday 5:30p Power Vinyasa
Saturday 1:30p Service Industry Saturday (ALL are welcome)
Monday-Friday 8-9:30a Ashtanga Self Practice
Monday-Friday 5:30-8a Mysore Ashtanga
Saturdays 8:30a Led Primary Series
Mondays 4:30p Intro to Second Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30p Ashtanga Vinyasa
The first time Carol practiced yoga, she felt a connection to the simple, yet beautiful deep well of peace in the center of her being. It felt like coming home. She has been chasing that feeling ever since. She loves the calming effect yoga has on her body, and especially on her over-active mind. The balance and ever deepening level of awareness she finds in her daily practice continues to ground yet elevate her everyday experiences.
In 2004, Carol completed her first teacher training at the 200 hour level. She realized then she only dipped her little toe in the ocean of knowledge yoga holds. A passion and fire ignited within her soul to search for Truth. She spent the following years in deep study, attending numerous weekend workshops and classes with amazing teachers, including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, as well as extensive study with her most beloved teacher Tim Miller, with whom she completed 100 hours each in primary, intermediate and advanced series. The more she studies the more she realizes she doesn't know anything, and Truth is ever elusive. Her passion and love for the mystery of yoga has only deepened her desire to continually inquire within, for the seeker she is at heart understands that within is where the universe resides. In fall of 2016 Carol made her first pilgrimage to India, where she studied with some beautiful unknown teachers, as well as Saraswathi Jois. She plans to continue these pilgrimages every few years to steep herself in the deep lineage of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, and to for the simple pleasure of just being a student. She now realizes she will never be done learning. "And the road goes on forever and the party never ends..."
Monday-Friday at 5:30a Hatha Yoga
Logan’s pursuit of knowledge of the body started in 2008 when he attended Ralston School of Massage, and he has been a practicing massage therapist since 2010. He began his yoga practice in 2009 and has been dedicated to the Hatha practice daily since 2013. Logan received his 200 – YTT early this year with Zachary Cannady, whom he has been practicing with since 2013. Through his experience and study of the body, he possesses an in depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and energetic workings. He applies this knowledge in a a mindful, presence based class with asana, pranayama, and meditation.
Heidi Michelle teaches a dharma-rich, gently demanding Vinyasa-flow practice with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life. Initially inspired by Kundalini yoga, Heidi soon discovered Power Yoga and ventured more deeply into yoga philosophy, which help guide her daily actions, choices and teachings. Heidi offers retreats, workshops and Yoga Alliance-Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings in the United States, India, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica.
Tuesday and Thursdays 10am All Levels Vinyasa
Wednesdays 5:30p All Levels Vinyasa
Lily started her yoga practice while in her mama’s womb and is oh-so grateful for the space & stoke it provides in her life. Having taught for over 4 years, she offers an anatomically based feel-good flow. She is honored to be apart of the yoga community in this biggest little city where she was born & raised.
Lily offers an anatomically based feel-good flow. These classes are about how good it feels to move in organic ways, to manually unwind the habitual ruts in your mind and to move the tension & the trauma out of your body (and get some blood in your brain!). She fully believes that yoga is for everyone and hopes to see you on the mat.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6p Functional Flow for Bikers, Boarders, and Climbers
Thursdays 6p Functional Yin
Mondays NOON Ashtanga Lite
Wednesdays NOON All Levels Vinyasa'
Jennifer Kshama Halm 500-ERYT
I first discovered yoga in 2002 and instantly fell in love with it. I was fortunate to have John Friend and Anna Forest as my teachers in those early years. They were my first inspiration to teach and in 2005 I found my way to the Teacher Training program at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in Rollinsville, CO. The daily meditation, chanting, yoga practice, Ayurvedic lifestyle, and community of yogis nourished me so deeply that I decided to join the staff - and stayed there for 10 years! I eventually instructed the Teacher Training programs and managed the retreat kitchen, teaching thousands of hours of yoga to students of many backgrounds. My classes are playful but challenging. I safely guide students of all skill-levels through intermediate postures (with appropriate variations) while maintaining the deep awareness of body, mind, and spirit through which healing flows.
Gabrielle found yoga in 2011 while living in Truckee, California. Yoga quickly became a ritual and the studio a sanctuary. With a deep hunger to learn more, she scratched the surface in the 200hr Elements YTT with Janet Stone, which she completed in Tulum and San Francisco. After relocating to Reno in February of 2018 she completed Temple Yoga’s 200hr We are One YTT with a thirst to serve, and this ritual had become her way of life. Yoga has changed her life in more ways she could have imaged and continues to everyday, she is deeply grateful for this practice. The classes she is blessed to serve are Bhakti and Vinyasa flow based and dance between the line of effort and ease; she is deeply inspired by movement, loves coffee, tattoos, traveling and the moon.
Mondays 5:30p Bhakti Vinyasa Flow
Kathleen Ames CYT has been teaching yoga since 2000, since then she has taught over 7,000 hours of yoga. Kathleen has had extensive training in over seven different yoga styles and is master of therapeutics. With her extensive knowledge of anatomy Kathleen is especially adept at individualizing instruction to each student's needs and working with overcoming and preventing students injuries. She loves to share the many health and healing benefits of with all levels of practitioner. Beginners encouraged!
Sundays 3:00p Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
Mondays and Wednesdays 10a Therapeutic Yin Flow
A Pilates instructor since 2004, the transistion into Yoga Instructor was a natural 'next step'.
In addition to many Pilates trainings, I have now completed 200hr- YTT, and another 200hr YTT on consecutive years with We Are One YTT. Also, having completed an intensive training for Restorative Yoga at Ananda Village a year ago, I'm happy to offer that peaceful and meditative experience as well. As most instructors will agree, the training is never over and continuing to seek out growth through education is part of the offering we all bring to our practice and to our students. All are welcome!
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Megan is a yoga student first and teacher second. She came to the mat on accident and stays because that's where she most frequently meets her best self. She considers her practice her partner in being good at living and sees teaching yoga as how she can add value and be useful.
Megan’s teaching style leans heavily on humor. She’s a fan of using props to access otherwise unavailable postures. She relishes coaching and cheering her students to successfully and safely discover postures they once saw as a no-go and is grateful that yoga studios offer people a place where postures like Happy Baby are socially acceptable.
Friday 5:30p Power Vinyasa
Sundays 11a Intro to Ashtanga
Becca began practicing yoga in 2008. After a few years of dabbling in different styles of yoga, she started attending Ashtanga classes at Studio 8 with Carol Lyons, and it felt like she was coming home. She fell in love with the quiet, rhythmic consistency of Mysore-style Ashtanga and the way it transformed her body and mind.
In 2014, Becca traveled to Encinitas, California to complete Tim Miller's Primary Series Teacher Training and started to teach at Studio 8 shortly thereafter. She continues to visit Tim at least once a year to absorb his teachings, and she follows Carol's guidance and leadership at home. She fells blessed to be part of this lineage and the worldwide Ashtanga community, and she hopes to share her love of this practice with others.
Satrdays 11a It’s Just Yoga
I stepped on my first yoga mat in 2001. As a prior athlete, practicing yoga and getting connected to my body via movement and breath felt like coming home. Yoga has helped me to find calm and light in a world that is often chaotic and dark. Through this practice, I have experienced tranquility, peace, balance and strength on and off the yoga mat. I find myself drawn to seeing how I can make each yoga posture feel better in our bodies or simply just “feel” in our bodies.
In 2003, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. By day I am following my Dharma as a Victim Advocate and I fully credit this practice for my ability to do my life’s work with compassion and empathy. In 2006 and 2008, I received teaching certifications through YogaFit. In the Spring of 2014, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through We Are One Flow. I continue learn how to recover our bodies, our minds, our spirits with the tools of trauma informed yoga and meditation.
I am excited to share this practice with you. I hope to inspire a feeling of connection to your mind, body and spirit. I hope to encourage self-compassion, self-love, patience, acceptance and grace whether we build heat through an accessible Vinyasa flow, or when we let it all go in a gentle Yin or Restorative practice. I love to sample many flavors of yoga and am excited to share that with you.
Amber & Eric lead Acrobatic Yoga Monday nights at 7:30p.
Amber and Eric focus on a progression-based, student-centered teaching model with emphasis on building community and trust. We strive to foster a safe playful environment of shared strength, mobility and balance. We offer a range of partner acrobatics and hand balance techniques as well as flying and grounded acropeutics. We practice and teach positive verbal and non-verbal communication as an essential part of successful acrobatic partnerships. Each student will learn safe basing, flying and spotting techniques for the skills that are offered in our classes. Come play with us!
We love Doug!!
We miss Zach, but you can catch him around town at Farmer’s Markets slanging all the fresh fruits and veggies he grows out on Prema Farm! https://www.premafarm.com/
Zach is a certified yoga instructor through various school around the globe. He shares with the intention on drawing the practitioner to an experience of Self awareness and assist in cultivating Self knowledge. Yoga became a major part of his life when he could no longer see the purpose in chasing lust and greed. He moved to Costa Rica to immerse in a life of solitude, after years of traveling across the world he started to share what his teachers had passed onto him. His classes are often lined with humor and conducted with out music.