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Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 2


This class is taught by:

Glenna Nall

Glenna loves the mind-body connection inherent in yoga and Pilates systems of exercise. As an college athlete and still enjoying a bit of competition, Pilates and yoga offer a way to recover and build strength without stressing the body. Glenna comprehensively certified by Peak Pilates. Not stopping there, Glenna completed the Discover*Move*Inspire Masters in Pilates Teaching program (18 month program). The DMI program including a weekend with first generation teacher Lolita SanMiguel, providing additional insight into the history of Pilates. Glenna is also a registered yoga instruction (200 hour), completing her training with Ahna Hoke and Chuck Crosby at Invoke Yoga & Pilates. Glenna has experience working with pre/post natal clients, individuals with osteoporosis/osteopenia, spinal issues (scoliosis, disc issues), and individuals recovering from breast cancer surgery.

Jillian McAfee

Jillian McAfee, ERYT-200 and Invoke Director of Operations, graduated from Indiana University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Fitness has always been an integral part of Jillian’s life as she grew up dancing competitively and attended several conventions and intensives across the country. At a young age, she also found a love for teaching dance. Her love for teaching led her to discover her desire to help others live healthy lifestyles. She chose to pursue a career in fitness, which, to her, became the perfect blend of physical movement and working with others.
As a health nut and Personal Trainer, Jillian has dabbled in most forms of exercise. The physical challenges of yoga are what intrigued her initially, but she soon found a connection much deeper. Yoga is more than a workout; it is a daily practice with continuous growth, both physically and mentally. Jillian completed the 200 Hour Power Yoga Training at CorePower Yoga in December 2014, and teaches a high energy vinyasa class that leaves her students feeling strong and energized! Jillian is continuously grateful for the opportunity to educate her students and see their yoga practices grow!

 

Ahna Hoke

Ahna began practicing yoga in 1995 in her central Pennsylvania hometown. She has been teaching since 2001 and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. Ahna has studied extensively at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, as well as in the style of Anusara Yoga. Over the years she has studied with many world renowned teachers receiving 1200 hours of training in different modalities of Hatha Yoga. The life affirming philosophy of Anusara Yoga along with its elegant principles of alignment have influenced her personal practice to become more graceful and heart centered. In addition, she has over 135 hour of advanced pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation training and feels strongly that the breath is the link that brings the mind, body, and spirit together. With the practice of pranayama, proper alignment, and opening to the flow of life, she will lead you through a practice that is uplifting and strengthening, inviting the wisdom of your heart to direct you into a state of self awareness. Ahna's teachings are down to earth and include plenty of playfulness and humor. She has a deep passion for anatomy & physiology, meditation and pranayama and is the director and primary teacher of Invoke Yoga Studio's accredited 200 hour yoga teacher training program. She enjoys instructing beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Kara Brown

Kara's yoga practice began in Tampa Bay in 2007 after she graduated college and got her first job. She immediately fell in love with yoga at the first session. From there, she got a mat of her own, searched out studios and began attending classes. She found the more she practiced, the more stability, strength and positive energy it brought to her life off the mat. She was greatly influenced by the HUGE yoga community in St. Petersburg, FL, and yoga quickly became a way of life for her there. She sought out local workshops, events, and was a devoted member at The Body Electric Yoga Company as she practiced regularly under co-owner Kaitlyn Grady who helped inspire her dedicated love for a fun, but intense vinyasa flow and the mindset that yoga is for everyone! Since then, her home practice has grown very strong, she has relocated to Indianapolis and completed her 200 hour at Invoke in 2017. Kara's class goal is always to find a way to help her students gain strength mentally, physically, and emotionally on their mat that they are able to take with them off of the mat.

Laura Henderson

Laura seeks to honor the union of yoga on and off the mat in her classes. Her classes are fun, thoughtful, and her flows organize progressive elements and pose sequences toward a peak pose. Laura offers a space that is open and instructional, encouraging students to explore the balance between honoring where they are and challenging themselves. She hopes students leave class with a smile on their face, and a sense that somehow the time on their mat leaves them stronger and more open to face all the beauty, magic, and challenges that life holds. Laura’s first encounter with yoga was in a philosophy book, and it changed her life. Several years later in 2004, yoga became a life-saving practice when Laura lost her brother. Laura took to her mat daily to breathe and be in her body as a respite from her spinning mind and grieving heart. Exploring and building strength in her physical body helped her find deeper strength to live with and through grief. Learning to do poses she never imagined she could, gave her the courage to start her own non-profit to contribute to the change she wants to see in the world (Growing Places Indy, 2009). Still daily, her practice helps her cultivate strength, flexibility, adaptability, forgiveness, compassion, and a comfort with failure and discomfort that empower her continued growth as a mother, spouse, family, friend, co-worker, teacher, human. Laura’s own experiences of the power of yoga in her life are what drive her desire and commitment to teach. Laura completed her 200-hour YTT in vinyasa yoga in 2006, and completed prenatal teacher training in 2007. She has been teaching at Invoke since January 2007. Laura has also done numerous trainings with Off the Mat, Into the World, Embody Love Movement, Y12SR, and CTZNWELL. She continues to explore different styles, teachers, workshops, trainings, books and more, believing that a teacher must always remain a curious and committed student.
Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 2 - Join us for a 55 minute (NON-heated) EXPRESS class. All levels are welcome. The instructor will present different options for the less experienced student and for the advanced yogi.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Glenna Nall
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Dec 21 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Jillian McAfee
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Dec 28 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Jillian McAfee
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Jan 02 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Glenna Nall
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Jan 04 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Ahna Hoke
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Jan 07 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Kara Brown
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Jan 09 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Glenna Nall
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Jan 11 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Jillian McAfee
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Jan 14 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Kara Brown
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Jan 16 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Glenna Nall
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Jan 18 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Jillian McAfee
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Jan 21 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Kara Brown
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Jan 23 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Glenna Nall
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Jan 25 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Jillian McAfee
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Jan 28 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Kara Brown
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Jan 30 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Glenna Nall
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Feb 01 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates