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..."
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 ($10)
Monday/Wednesday 10am Hatha Vinyasa
Tuesday/Thursday NOON Lunch Break Yoga
Wednesday 4:30p Ashtanga Vinyasa
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.
Kat has over two decades of experience practicing and teaching in the field of health, movement and yoga and has owned a yoga studio in Grass Valley, California. Her yoga training includes: Anusara (200 hour), White Lotus Vinyasa (200 hour), Viniyoga (200 hour), Flow Yoga (200 hour), Yin Yoga from the founder Master Paulie Zink (200 hour), Ashtanga (100 hour) and holistic Pre/postnatal Yoga (100 hour). Kat also has had thousands of hours of yoga workshops & intensives and meditation and communication courses. Kat recognizes that each Yoga student is unique with individual needs. She uses her many years of experience and keen critical thinking skills to help her students increase mobility, flexibility, and strength in a very supportive, nurturing environment with a little humor thrown in.
Sundays 3:00p Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
Mondays and Wednesdays 10a Therapeutic Yin Flow
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
Mondays NOON Ashtanga Lite
Tuesdays 5:30pm Vinyasa Level 2
Wednesdays NOON All Levels Vinyasa
Fridays 10am All Levels Vinyasa
Sundays 6:30 Guided Meditation (rotate with Becca)
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.
Tuesdays 2pm All Levels Vinyasa
Thursdays 5:30pm Bhakti Vinyasa Flow
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
James has been practicing yoga regularly since 2016 and is grateful for the energetic and spiritual properties that the practice has manifested within him. His first week in Reno, he came to Midtown, saw the Ashtanga practice, and was humbled and inspired. He has completed a 200hr Certification in Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with Carol Curry in her first teacher training. One of the most important lessons he has received from the practice is that suffering is fundamental to life, and to live is to find meaning in that suffering. The meaning he found is to help, teach, and learn from each other with love, compassion, and understanding. His classes are often inspired by the intelligent energetic flow of the Ashtanga practice. Always open to questions off the mat and adjustments on the mat.
Light Yoga Heavy Jams Monday 6:30p
Sleepy Yin Thursdays at 6p
Lisa Allen is a 200 hr RYT currently working toward her next 300 hr teaching certification here in Reno, NV. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Hawaii Pacific University where she focused her studies on stress management and how it affects the entire body, mind, and spirit as a whole. Combining those studies into ten years of yoga student experience and almost three years of yoga teaching experience has helped Lisa manage being able to work with every age, shape, size and skill set thus far. She is certified in Yoga Ed. and Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute to help with her specialty of offering family based yoga and working with youth as the Dynamic Movement Specialist at the No Limit Sports Lab teaching student athletes how to incorporate yoga into their regimens while working toward college scholarships. Lisa has recently taken on the role of yoga teacher for the new Reno Express indoor football team since finding her love of working with athletes. She also teaches barre classes, volunteers with the special needs community through the JUSTin HOPE Foundation, and serves as Communications Chair on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness here in Northern Nevada.
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.
Becca Whistler is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga, a traditional yoga lineage. Her yogic journey began in 2008 and seemed like a natural movement transition from a background in modern dance. But within the quietness of Ashtanga yoga, Becca discovered so much more than a movement system, including tools for gaining mental and emotional stability and meeting a community of like-minded people. She’s studied under world-renowned teachers Tim Miller and David Garrigues, and through them she’s learned safe teaching methods, devotion, love, and humor within the practice.
Jessica has found yoga as a reminder, a space, and a never-ending process of looking into that deep down longing we all have: to feel peaceful. To come back to the strong and loving stillness that sits behind all the turning and fluctuations of life. After practicing for many years, Jessica decided to settle back in Reno and study yoga. Jessica has completed 400 hours with Melissa Martinez, 108 hours with Janet Stone, and 200 hours with Zachary Cannady. The classes she teaches reflect all the teachers she's studied with and provide the opportunity to go deeper into the practice through breath and concentration.
Saturday 8am Hatha 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!
Back to all teachers.
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.