Hatha I

This class is taught by:

Lynne Callahan

Lynne's first experience with yoga was 30 years ago, and began teaching 12 years ago. Her passion for yoga began when she was a Registered Nurse and working in a fast paced Emergency Department and seeing the need not only to find a balance for her own mind/body health but saw the need to integrate into patient care.
After completing her studies and years of practice she has found her passion in Bhakti Yoga, which is reflected in her teaching style using the principles of Hatha Yoga, while bringing in the devotion of the Devine and a Bhakti Heart.
She brings to her classes the love of Kirtan by playing the harmonium and chanting before and after class so that her students can bring off the mat a heart filled awareness of all that is good and lovely.
She loves to see her students grow and when a new student appears she is in tune with their needs and can integrate the new with the old so all can feel the movement, breath and the transformation that occurs in the mind/body/spirit.
As Lynne continues on this life long journey she finds great joy in sharing and seeing the transformation not only her life but those of her students.
In the Lightness of Being...Om



Tina Ventrella

Tina began practicing yoga about 15 years ago after continued issues with fertility and challenging pregnancies reduced her mobility. Once an avid runner, swimmer, and beach volleyball player, she was a bit reluctant to believe yoga was as awesome as described! The moment she discovered yogic movement and breath, the strength inside and out that yoga cultivates, yoga became an integral part of her life. She began teaching over a decade ago, inspired by the authenticity of the practice. Tina teaches yoga because of its beauty, its truth, and its ability to induce stillness. She wishes to help others discover their Inner BadAss and remember their innateness, their authentic selves!

Tina is inspired by nature, family, adventure, walking barefoot and countless teachers she encounters daily. Tina has studied with some amazing teachers, beginning with Doug Swenson whom she received her initial certification. Other greats such as Paul Grilley, John Friend, Janet Stone, Sarah Powers, Erich Schiffman and Kathryn Budig (to name a few) have been huge infusions of inspiration along the path. Tina has studied Anatomy and Physiology for over 20 years, Yoga Therapeutics, various styles of yoga and theory, is an RN and E-RYT 200. Once upon a time, Tina and her husband owned a yoga studio in Cary, NC, transitioned it to new ownership, packed up and moved to the magical west coast!

Tina teaches an eclectic loving class challenging one to dive deep within, explore, and tap into one's essence. Combining breath, vinyasa, alignment, giggles and love to create an illuminating experience, Tina's classes are versatile and adaptable to all levels. Come discover what you can do!

April Dawn

April Dawn has been a Hatha Yoga practitioner for over 20 years and a teacher for the last 10. She received her 200hr Yoga teaching credentials from Santa Barbara Yoga Center in 2007. April is a devout believer in the powerful healing aspects of a regular Yoga practice. She knows first-hand how a sincere practice can bring about tremendous benefits and positive changes for the body-mind and soul and has successfully treated and managed several childhood “dis-eases” such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis through her yoga practice. April hopes to share what she has learned over the years and help others realize the full health potential available through a well rounded and sincere Yoga practice. Classes will offer a variety of Yogic tools to deepen our yogic experience. Mantras, mudras ,asanas and pranayama techniques are incorporated into each class combined with meditative practices that bring us into the supra -mental states of consciousness ( Dharana and Dhyana ) .

Through our Yoga practice we seek to bring a state of steadiness and balance to the mind through the purification of the body and the control of the breath. Although the practice often starts with the body or physical aspects, it ends with the mind. The ancient Sanskrit term for this is “Yogas citta vritti nirodaha” which translates as, “Yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind”. With a dedicated practice one learns how to bring about a quality of attention and calmness to whatever challenge may arise, physical, mental or spiritual. Through the physical practice of Yoga we purify and tone the body, bringing about a state of wellness felt throughout the entire being which will allow us to cultivate and pursue a meditative state of consciousness. We can not be at mental peace or achieve a meditative state if we are overrun with feelings of tension and disease in the body. Instead of a state of Mindfulness are minds remain full of tensions and fears. Through conscious control of the breath one learns how to maintain mental and emotional balance and inner peace regardless of external circumstance. By learning how to empty the full mind of unnecessary tension and worry, we open ourselves to the experience a true state of Mindfulness , balance, harmony and bliss which are recognized by Yogic philosophy as our natural state of being.
Look forward to seeing you on and off the mat!

Beginning to intermediate. Begin working deeper in asanas (postures) and exploring movement with breath
(vinyasa) between asanas

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Oct 31 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Nov 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Nov 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Nov 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Tina Ventrella
  • Tue Nov 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with April Dawn
  • Tue Dec 05 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with April Dawn
  • Tue Dec 12 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with April Dawn
  • Tue Dec 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Dec 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Jan 02 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Jan 09 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Jan 16 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Jan 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Jan 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Feb 06 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Feb 13 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan
  • Tue Feb 20 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Callahan