Vinyasa Yoga - Level 2/3

This class is taught by:

Gina Davis

Chuck Crosby

Chuck discovered Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga in 2001. He's registered at the 200 E-RYT level with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching since 2002. He brings a sincere commitment to his practice and teaching, and constantly seeks to grow as an instructor and a practitioner. He has studied with multiple master instructors and draws from each as he creates the sequences for his classes. Chuck believes in the power of yoga to open the heart, strengthen the mind and body, and remove the gray area around who and what you want to be in your life. His teaching inspires students to reach for greater physical, spiritual, and emotional awareness, but his classes are also known for laughter, good times and not taking yourself too seriously. "It's just yoga after all." Chuck is registered at the 200 E-RYT level with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching since 2002. His regular classes and special workshops with his wife Ahna Hoke are popular throughout the Indianapolis area. Off the mat, Chuck enjoys biking, playing in the band The Echo Hounds and golf. He also records music at his home recording studio as a hobby.

Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant brings a very down-to-earth, personal approach to his classes. Drawing from his own practice and experiences, his classes are a challenging mix of creative flowing sequences built around the framework of an over-riding theme or concept. Infusing his classes with humor, mindfulness and personal observations of how yoga practice relates to and supports our life off the mat, no two classes are exactly alike. Eric’s keen eye for alignment and his hands-on adjustments help his students find more ease, space and stability in their asana practice. Eric joined the Invoke faculty in the spring of 2006, after completing his 200-hour certification through the internationally recognized OM Yoga Center, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance®. He has studied with Seane Corn, Dana Flynn and David Swenson, among others.

Gary Riggen

Amy Peddycord

Invoke Studio owner, yoga & Bar Effect teacher

Amy opened Invoke Studio in 2005 and has watched the studio and downtown Indianapolis community thrive. Amy teaches an energetic vinyasa flow class in a light and playful style. She introduced and teaches Bar Effect classes, a fusion of ballet bar work, yoga and pilates to Invoke Studio. Amy began her yoga practice in 1998 and is a graduate of OM Yoga's (200 hour) teacher training program. She is also a student of Core Fusion and thanks Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfpapp for their continued support and training. Amy is a graduate of OM Yoga’s renowned (200 hour) teaching training program and has completed Pilates mat work through Balanced Body and IM=X and studied under Frank Mauro, Kristin Leigh, Barbara Verrochi and Dana Flynn. She holds an MBA from Columbia University.

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 - Level 2/3 - Students are invited to take the energy reserved in the non-heated environment of this level 2/3 class to explore more advanced postures. Designed for students looking to learn elements and progressions from which peak poses become accessible, including arm balances, inversions, binds, hips and shoulder opening, and endurance building holds. Within a rigorous flow, progressive pose construction empowers students at different levels to progress toward more advanced poses in the context of their own practice.