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Vinyasa Yoga - Level 1/2


This class is taught by:

Jole Kelley

Jole stumbled upon yoga after showing up too late to take her weekly Pilates class. She was immediately hooked and has never looked back. Jole completed the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Invoke Studio where she now teaches. She works to dispel the rumors that yoga is light on fitness and heavy on meditation and chanting – the very things that kept her from taking a yoga class for so many years! She emphasizes the enjoyment aspect of the practice as well as strength building. She hopes all will see that yoga makes you stronger physically and calms an anxiety-ridden mind. Also, being able to touch your toes is not a prerequisite to any yoga class. It’s about opening your heart and body.

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.

Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie attended her first yoga class in 2009. She always used exercise as a way of dealing with the stresses of college and work life, and she quickly fell in love with yoga. Yoga allowed her to deal with anxiety, while gaining breath awareness and strengthening her body. Stephanie completed her 200 hour teacher training in August 2014 at Invoke Studio under Ahna Hoke and Chuck Crosby. Stephanie teaches vinyasa classes that focus on connecting the breath with each movement. Stephanie believes that yoga should be approached with lightheartedness and offers classes that will calm the mind and open the heart.

Cheryl Milton

Cheryl began her Yoga practice in 2001, after the birth of her first child Addison. At the time yoga was introduced to Cheryl she had just left a high-paced sales job to become a full time mom and was entering her seventh year teaching group fitness. Cheryl received her yoga training in Coastal Virginia. She trained with a focus in the tradition of the Hot Yoga Series and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Cheryl was the Director and Lead Teacher for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program for Zen Hot Yoga Studio Virginia Beach, as well as the Founder and Lead Teacher for Passion Yoga School’s 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Program. She now leads Invoke's Yoga Alliance Certified 100 & 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Invoke Wellness Center. Cheryl draws inspiration to teach and practice from her busy daily life: approaching her mat being open to explore, accept, reaffirm her passion for life and cultivate peace. 

Michelle Finch

Michelle Finch believes in the power of a practice rooted deeply in the fundamentals & mindfulness. She genuinely embraces the notion that an open heart & mind coupled with the alignment of body & breath can be profoundly healing to the mind, body & spirit of every yoga practitioner. Whether attending her specialty Yin yoga classes or the balancing Yang (Slow Flow), you will find her classes to be powerful & moving for the entirety of your being. Michelle’s light hearted, yet nurturing approach to teaching is guaranteed to elevate your spirit and place a lasting smile on your face. Michelle was first introduced to the practice of yoga in 2003 and although it took eight years for these teachings to truly sink in for her, looking back she can see this foundation, laid in her early 20’s, provided the stepping off point for her to realize the multitude of benefits yoga offers, both on & off the mat. Having personally felt its healing qualities, the rounded practice of yoga has aided Michelle in turning toward a healthier lifestyle, relieving her dis-ease of anxiety & depression, as well as overcoming a personal battle with addiction. After nearly 10 years in corporate human resources, she found herself being called away from the business world & in 2012 made the decision to re-dedicate her life to the path of yoga & has not looked back. Although Michelle is an ERYT-200 RYT-500 certified teacher, she believes that one should always seek further wisdom from the teachers that have come before her. Therefore, following the path of continued learning, she is humbled to be currently studying with the Insight Yoga Institute under the loving guidance of Sarah & Ty Powers. On top of her yogic studies, she is also currently enrolled in the highly acclaimed Transformative Leadership MA program with the prestigious California Institute of Integral Studies. When not teaching, Michelle spends her time outdoors (cycling, hiking, kayaking, etc.), traveling, enjoying time with her friends/family & sharing the beautiful journey of life with her husband, DJ.
Vinyasa Yoga - Level 1/2 - This is a basic or slower paced class that is perfect for beginners or those that prefer a slow flow. This class is for all levels regardless of how long you've been practicing as you can never know the basics too well. Whether you are a seasoned and dedicated yogi, a beginner who is brand new or an advanced beginner who has been coming to basics classes but does not feel quite confident enough to move up to an All Levels format, this class offers multiple benefits for all. Although this class will move with a flow it will be a slower flow so the student has ample time to move into and out of the pose effectively keeping the stability that is often lost when the flow becomes too fast. You will enjoy a great selection of poses with fun and interesting sequences, multiple alignment cues but also extended periods of silence once in the pose to allow reconnection with your breath, body and spirit. Come to breathe, move, open and smile.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jole Kelley
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Dec 20 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Erin Eoff
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sat Dec 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ahna Hoke
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sun Dec 23 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Martinez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Dec 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jole Kelley
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Dec 27 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Erin Eoff
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sat Dec 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Erin Eoff
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sun Dec 30 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Martinez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Jan 01 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Cheryl Milton
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Jan 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jole Kelley
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sat Jan 05 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ahna Hoke
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sun Jan 06 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Martinez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Jan 08 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Finch
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Jan 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jole Kelley
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sat Jan 12 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Erin Eoff
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sun Jan 13 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Martinez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Jan 15 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Finch
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Jan 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jole Kelley
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sat Jan 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ahna Hoke
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sun Jan 20 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Martinez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates