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Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 1/2


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 1/2 - THIS CLASS IS THE SAME FORMAT AS THE REGULAR 1/2 CLASS BUT 55MIN IN LENGTH. 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. "The deeper you go, the higher you fly so come on!" John Lennon

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 28 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
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  • Tue Sep 04 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Sep 11 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Ahna Hoke
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Sep 18 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Sep 25 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Oct 02 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Oct 09 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Oct 16 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Oct 30 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Nov 06 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Nov 13 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Nov 20 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Nov 27 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Dec 04 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Dec 11 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Dec 18 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates