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$10 WARM Community Yin Yoga - Level 1


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. Some call it the “other half of yoga.”

Yin is a slow, meditative practice with a focus on rejuvenating the natural strength and length of the connective tissue (fascia) of the body that may have been lost due to aging, diet and/or lifestyle. The direct effect on the connective tissue created by Yin Yoga in combination with mindful muscle relaxation promotes the healthy flow of qi (energy) within the body, optimizing mental, physical and emotional health.

Yin postures are held for longer periods of time giving the practitioner the opportunity to observe and bring awareness to the breath and sensations in the body as well as cultivate a deeper contemplative practice. Yin is meant to compliment more vigorous forms of activity in life to keep the body supple and settled.

This unique heated Yin class is the same practice you know and love, in a room set to 80-85 degrees. This warmer environment can potentially soften the tight tissues of the body to bring more ease into the practice. Be advised that any time yoga is practiced in a heated environment, over stretching is a risk. Please practice attentively.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 19 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Aug 26 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Sep 02 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Sep 09 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Stephanie Martinez
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  • Sun Sep 16 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Sep 23 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Sep 30 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Stephanie Martinez
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  • Sun Oct 07 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Oct 14 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Oct 21 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Oct 28 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Nov 04 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Nov 11 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Nov 18 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Nov 25 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Dec 02 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Dec 09 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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  • Sun Dec 16 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Finch
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