Hatha For You: All Levels


This class is taught by:

Holly Jackson-Sigman

“Holly” Jackson- Sigman 500 ERYT * Master Teacher Mary T. Jackson, MD FACOG was born in Hollywood, CA and has gone by the nickname "Holly" ever since. She learned her first seated asana long before she entered medical school and feels that it was one of the most important things she ever learned. As a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Jackson was well grounded in the practice of holistic medicine with emphasis on nutrition. After graduating from medical school, and finishing her Internship at the University of Hawaii, she spent several years practicing general medicine in Korea. Here she developed an appreciation for the traditional alternative therapies so prevalent in Asian countries. Holly has delivered over 2,000 babies under all sorts of circumstances. Between 1988 and 1998, Dr. Jackson was on the staff of Straub Clinic, Honolulu, where she practiced high risk obstetrics and gynecology. As an associate clinical professor of OBGYN with the University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine she enjoyed teaching medical students and residents at Kapiolani Women and Children's Medical Center in Honolulu. Today she practices yoga and office gynecology in Central California. Holly believes that yoga can help bring ease and joy back into what has become a high tech and often frightening process: The womanly art of birthing. Holly developed the very first Prenatal Teacher Training System manual for YogaFit® in 1999 and later the PranaMama Prenatal/Postpartum Training System® with the goal of integrating superficially opposing worlds: The world of ancient inherent yogic wisdom, the complex world we humans now live in, and the practical world of modern evidence- based scientific knowledge. She has blended these world views into a coherent, and well balanced system of modified classical yoga which will suit the needs of many including and especially pregnant women. Holly's yoga training includes certificate level work with London’s Oxford University through their “Centre for Hindu Studies”. This enables her to provide authentic instruction in the History and Philosophy of Yoga to our teacher training students. Working with our wonderful local teacher of Sanskrit, Kamala Knowlton, has opened a whole new realm of insight into Yoga’s great Sacred Writings, for example the Bhagavad Gita, which she also shares during the Yoga Village teacher trainings. Among the many teachers she honors for helping her find this path are: Richard Freeman, Judith Lasater, Michael Lee, Patricia Walden, Richard Price, MD, Shiva Rea, Gary Kraftsow, Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, and Dhrama Mittra. Honor especially to Krishnamacharya for sending Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to the west so that the rest could follow.
 

Marilyn Mercado

Marilyn Mercado graduated at the University of Hawaii and taught Ballroom and Latin dancing for 15 years and danced Hula for fitness and fun. Over the years she taught, choreographed, prepared students for amateur dance competition, and directed dance showcases. She has also helped judge local dance competition. An accomplished instructor she has edited ten instructional dance videos of her own for students practice.
She moved to the Central Coast about 15 years ago and started teaching Ballroom and Latin dances, Hula, Yoga, and Fitness classes to adults and children. To connect back to her culture, she formed a Hula Dance group and choreographs dances to perform at Luaus (parties) at various events and locations.
Marilyn has also worked with children for 20 years teaching dance, fitness, creative movement, and study skills. Certified as a Sport yoga instructor she complemented her dance career by practicing and teaching yoga to children & adults to keep them healthy, flexible, coordinated, strong, and balance. She attained her 200 hour teacher training certificate April 2016 to further her studies. She is looking forward to the next 300 hour certification in 2018, to strengthen her knowledge as a teacher. She continues to deepen her yoga practice and studies by attending Yoga Conferences each year to gain new knowledge in yoga and learn other forms of yoga.
The past summer of 2016, she went to Hawaii to attain her Yoga Educator Credential from YOGA ED to promote yoga to the public school K - High School. She is also certified in PIYO Live- A strength training for all over body conditioning emphasizing the athletism of pilates and yoga choreograph to music. She also just recently completed a BARRE Above Certification in August 27, 2017. It's a progressive and challenging workout that accommodates all ages and fitness levels. She fell in love with Barre after taking a Barre class in S.F. Yoga Conference. She love how it made her feel and has been looking for a class ever since.
Marilyn’s passion is sharing her love of teaching to others, and helping them in their journey of discovering themselves through dance, yoga, fitness, and movement. Her style of teaching is infused with playfulness and creativity which allow her to tap into her intuition.
Classic and creative poses connect mind and body through the breath. Poses strengthen and lengthen muscles while modifications adapt to the needs of each individual. Alignment for safety and mindfulness for personal fulfillment and joy is always the goal.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Dec 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Jan 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Jan 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Jan 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Jan 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Marilyn Mercado
  • Fri Feb 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Feb 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Feb 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Feb 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Mar 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Mar 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Mar 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Mar 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Mar 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Apr 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Apr 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman