Blend Yoga I


This class is taught by:

Annie Elson

I fell in love with Yoga the first time I stepped onto a mat in 1993 and have been voraciously studying ever since. Passionate about Restorative Yoga and all of its benefits, I became certified in 2009 after completing my first Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Tree in San Francisco with Judith Hanson Lasater. One year later, I founded and operated Grass Valley Yoga Studio, and began to share my love of this beautiful practice. I successfully completed the Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga teacher training in 2012. I received my most recent Yoga Alliance certification through The Yoga Shack in Nipomo, CA. I relocated to the Central Coast in 2014 and I am grateful to have found the incredible community of Yoga Village which has welcomed me with open arms as the owner / director, since March 2016. I am currently in the process of receiving my 500 hour Advanced Teaching Certification through Yoga Village and I look forward to sharing my newfound knowledge with you!

Holly Padove

My lifelong quest for balance through life’s twists and turns led me to Yoga and an Eastern spiritual path in my mid- 20’s. Besides a short Yoga stint in high school gym class, my first Yoga classes were Kundalini when I was 24, followed by a Tai Chi course.
As I became more centered within myself, and more drawn to natural health and wellness practices, I realized that my true path was in the healing arts. With that in mind, I became a massage therapist in 1991, and a Yoga Teacher in 1999. Around 2001, I developed a passion for Ayurveda as it blended my love of nature with an amazing nature-based healing tradition. With a deep desire to embrace Ayurveda and help others with its health-giving wisdom, I attended the California College of Ayurveda, receiving a degree as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist in 2004.
In 2012 a friend encouraged me to attend a weekend Qi Gong workshop. Initially I was a little hesitant since I was already a devoted yogini. That weekend the gentle, yet powerful movements of Qi Gong set in motion many positive changes in my life, infusing me with Qi (life force) in a way I had never experienced. I went on to train with Holden Qi Gong, receiving my teaching certification in 2013.
I currently teach four classes per week: two Yoga and two Qi Gong. I also offer Ayurvedic workshops including training Yoga teachers in Ayurveda, and see clients privately at my Arroyo Grande, CA studio. In addition to certifications in Yoga, Qi Gong, Massage (including Reiki 1), Ayurveda and Life Coaching, I hold a B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii.
I live in Arroyo Grande, California, on the beautiful Central Coast with my amazing husband, a dog, a cat, a horse, two goats and four chickens! We call our ranchette “Om on The Range!” I also love to travel the world, cook healthy meals with fresh picked veggies from our garden, ride my horse, and be active in the great outdoors.
Join us for this complete and balanced class; based on Hatha Yoga principles (asana, meditation & pranyama). Class involves a series of physical postures, with a focus on correct alignment, balance, stretching and relaxing. Classes are designed with a goal to help you leave feeling refreshed, stronger, relaxed and balanced. Perfect for all levels; props are often used and variations offered to accommodate students at all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Nov 29 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Dec 06 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Dec 13 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Holly Padove
  • Thu Dec 20 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Dec 27 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Holly Padove
  • Thu Jan 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Jan 10 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Jan 17 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Jan 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Jan 31 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Feb 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Feb 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Feb 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Feb 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Mar 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Mar 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson
  • Thu Mar 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Annie Elson