Yin & Yang


This class is taught by:

Kathy Garing

I began my yoga training at Santa Barbara Yoga Center in 2008. Transferred to Yoga Village, receiving my 200 certificate in 2009 and the 500 hour certificate in 2011. In 2012 I became a Reiki Master. I have had the priviledge to study with some wonderful teachers; Connie Murphy, Moonyeen Park, Dr. Holly Jackson,Eric shiffman, Sarah Powers and Cheri Clampet. I have a special interest in Restorative and Healing yoga.

My passions in life in addition to yoga are traveling and horses. I live on acreage east of Arroyo Grande with husband Jim, two Arabians, Clipper and Sunny and an old Morgan , Glitterbug. I was very blessed to be able to visit India for the first time in January 2016 and hope to return someday. Also am a hospice volunteer with Whilshire Hospice.

In love and light,
Kathy

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!

Lynn Swanson - Manzella

I had my first yoga experience in 1968 with Swami Satchitananda and have been practicing ever since. It is said that our teachers shine light into the darkness. This I when I learned that yoga is all about growth and finding true happiness. After years of teaching yoga in San Francisco, Los Angeles and now in San Luis Obispo County, in 2009, I earned my 200 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village. In 2016, I earned my 500 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village. From 2012 to 2015, I studied with Amy Weintraub, creator of Life Force Yoga, earning my LFY certificate which allowed me to incorporate yoga into my psychotherapy practice (Lynn Swanson, LMFT). I have seen psychological transformation occur more rapidly through practicing yoga, both in the yoga studio setting and in my psychotherapy office. When we are feeling out of balance we need to look at the whole of our existence, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, to see where we need to give attention. Yoga provides so many tools to help us expand our awareness. We store so much emotional information in our bodies that really needs liberating. Once this pattern of holding becomes part of our consciousness our perception about our lives can change. The body is an amazing mentor for the mind. We just need to learn to listen to it. I love teaching the morning classes to all you who have learned that starting your day with yoga is the best! I am forever grateful to Connie Murphy and Annie Hopper for creating the spirit expanding place that is Yoga Village. I also love offering Life Force Yoga Workshops to my community to help empower those who are suffering from anxiety and depression. The added benefit of practicing yoga with others is finding a community that holds acceptance as a standard and this can be very healing in and of itself. Sharing my love of yoga, and sometimes my voice, is my passion and joy!
 
Muscles prefer movement and repetition and are considered the Yang parts. Remaining muscularly passive for periods of time gently stretches dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips and spine, which may otherwise become stiff and less mobile as we age. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner becomes quiet, still and mindful of the present. Yang brings movement between the Yin poses to move the Chi (universal energy.)

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kathy Garing
  • Mon Aug 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Tina Ventrella
  • Mon Sep 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Sep 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Sep 18 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Sep 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Oct 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Oct 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Oct 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Oct 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Oct 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Nov 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Nov 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Nov 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Nov 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Dec 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Mon Dec 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella