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HEATED Vinyasa Yoga - Level 2


This class is taught by:

Kara Nefouse

Kara Nefouse began practicing yoga in 2003 when the stress of a corporate desk job drove her to return to some of the purer elements of life. Having grown up in the fitness industry and enthusiastically participating in adventure racing, she was compelled to seek solace in some type of physical pursuit. This instinct, in a dual attempt to exercise both mind and body, led her to the practice of yoga. By 2009 Kara’s practice evolved into a full time career. In conjunction with her yogic roots, she is equally skilled and certified in Pilates, Spinning, Kettlebell and Personal Training. The core tenets of her approach are alignment, awareness and diversity. Kara takes frequent sojourns to spiritually stimulating destinations (Europe, Central America, Asia) to further her on-going education and refresh her knowledge of current teachings. The most recent trip was to Thailand, where she spent a month with Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein and received her 200-Hour Fit-Flow-Fly Certification. Kara is a big believer in continuing education and has completed numerous workshops with names like Maty Ezraty, Kathryn Budig, Noah Maze, Kino MacGregor and Sadie Nardini. Any class she instructs will be an open incorporation of new information, and insight into a mindfully practiced routine. Kara’s students experience a challenging and fun class, leaving them feeling refreshed and energized!
 
Certifications:
-NFPT Personal Training 2005
-Spinning (Mad Dogg and Kaiser) 2007 - YogaWorks 200 RYT® 2009
-IMX Pilates Reformer and Mat 2010
-Kettlebell 2010 -BryceYoga 200 RYT® 2014 -CPR/AED

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.

Erin Morgan

Erin’s love of dance was what first drew her to the lines of energy and fluid movement of yoga. Like so many, the physical practice is where she began her journey. In college she retreated to her mat as a way to manage stress and get the creative juices flowing. Erin became more immersed in yoga during the time she spent living in California. During this time she began to feel the pull to share the healing power of yoga with others. She completed her 200hr training under the guidance of Carmen Fitzgibbon. Erin truly believes that yoga has the power to change lives. Her vinyasa teaching is a lighthearted blend of strength, breath, affirmation and flow. She hopes that students leave practice more aware of their own awesomeness, with the freedom to think, act, move and love with more authenticity.

Jillian McAfee

Jillian McAfee, Invoke Studio Manager, 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 sudents feeling strong and energized! Jillian is continuously grateful for the opportunity to educate her students and see their yoga practices grow!

 

Laura Henderson

From Community Yoga to the Detox Bootcamp workshops, Laura’s classes are challenging, mindful, dynamic and organically soulful experiences of vinyasa for all levels. Believing the best teachers always remain curious students, Laura continues to explore and evolve her yoga life by attending workshops and trainings. Her continued journey as a student of yoga and Pilates keeps her classes fresh, and enables her to create sequencing that offers students new perspectives from which to understand a pose, their practice, and themselves. Laura received her Pilates mat training with the Physical Mind Institute in 2003, her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered training in 2006, attended Pilates reformer training with Balanced Body Institute in 2006, and completed prenatal yoga training in 2007. You can find her “beyond the mat” approach to yoga in all of her regularly scheduled Invoke classes, and in her soul-challenging Detox Bootcamp workshops.

Kevin Lemons

Kevin first discovered yoga in a university course, when his curiosity led him to an immediate experience with asana that forever changed his approach to physical fitness and spirituality. Since then, Kevin has had nearly two decades of hatha yoga practice, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied under Bija Pretzel France, who taught him the importance of dedicated training and channeling energy in order to safely push boundaries of the body and mind. Kevin has since graduated from Invoke’s teacher training under the guidance of Ahna Hoke, who has helped him to refine his focus on alignment and further explore yogic philosophy. He is drawn to the dynamic, varying flow of vinyasa classes, and teaches with an emphasis on body placement and linking breath to movement while exploring new poses. He believes that yoga should be at times challenging, restorative, invigorating and calming, but always empowering and life-enhancing.

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.

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.

Yvonne Rodriguez

Yvonne’s journey began in 2005 when a friend insisted she attend a Yoga class with her. From that first experience on the mat, her passion for Yoga was born. Since then, she has been drawn towards both the spiritual and physical components of yoga and the constant challenges that it provides her. Yvonne completed her first training in 2009 with Christina Sell. Relocating to Indianapolis from Texas, Yvonne utilized the lessons learned on her mat to aid in her transition to this beautiful city where she completed her second 200 hr training under Eric Bryant and Ahna Hoke. Yoga has become a fundamental way of life for her, allowing an outlet to cope with one's daily struggles. Yvonne believes that anyone can benefit from practicing yoga whether it be to heal a physical ailment or provide guidance for one’s life toward a positive transformation and enlightenment. Her style cultivates a playful environment where movement with breath and the yoking of body, mind, and spirit are encouraged.

Charlie Dewes

Charlie Dewes is an RYT 200HR certified instructor. Charlie found his love of yoga while studying environmental engineering at Purdue. After coming back to Indianapolis after college he built his personal practice further and eventually trained with Invoke Studio in the summer of 2012 under the guidance of experienced instructors, Anha Hoke and Eric Bryant. Since graduating from Invoke, Charlie has developed his own unique voice while maintaining the alignment and thoughtful sequencing philosophies of Invoke. He enjoys teaching challenging Vinyasa, Heated and Power Flows as well as the occasional Restorative, Slow Flow, or Beginner class. He has taught continuously over four years in several studios across Indianapolis, as well as gyms, martial arts facilities, and various corporate and private clients.

Charlie has a love of the environment and helping others. He builds classes with a unique exploration style that fosters humor, acceptance and compassion. In his spare time Charlie enjoys mentoring through the Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Indiana program, gardening, camping trips and hikes with his dog Mila!

Todd Gulizia

Todd began practicing yoga in 2011 to improve his performance as a cross country and track athlete at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He instantly fell in love with the movements and developed a daily practice. In 2013, he completed teacher training through Lotus House of Yoga with Carole Westerman and Mary Clare Sweet in Omaha, Nebraska. Influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Donna Farhi, and various somatic disciplines, he offers a fluid, dynamic approach to cultivating strength, grace, relaxation, and embodied awareness.

Amanda Zehr

Amanda was involved in all kinds of sports and running growing up. After moving to Chicago at 22, she enrolled in the 500 hour program at the National Personal Training Institute and received her certification through NASM. While weight training and running were of interest, Amanda felt there was still something she was missing in her regime. After moving to Indianapolis, she started doing yoga as a supplement to running. But after only a few weeks, running became her supplement to yoga. It was clear that yoga was what was missing. Amanda graduated from the 200 hour YTT program through Invoke Studio in the summer of 2015. She creates slower, but athletic-style flows accessible to all levels.

Brooke Lutgring

Brooke began practicing yoga three years ago in search of adding variety to her exercise routine. She graduated from IU with a degree in Health Fitness Specialty, but was hesitant to try yoga because she was unsure if she could calm her busy mind for an entire hour. Brooke instantly fell in love with the practice. Shortly after, she signed up for teacher training at Invoke Yoga Studio in the fall of 2015. Her goal for each class is to create a fun, high energy environment that leaves each person feeling empowered and confident in themselves. Outside of Invoke, Brooke works as an Electrophysiologist Device Technician at Indiana Heart Physicians. Becoming a yoga teacher has brought her much happiness and solidifies her passion to help others and encourage their wellbeing. Join her in class to see what she can offer you!
HEATED Vinyasa Yoga - Level 2 - Join Invoke for an invigorating and detoxifying heated vinyasa class. Be prepared to sweat it all out during our athletic flow in the heated and humidified studio. Bring a towel and be sure to hydrate yourself before and after class! This is an open to all levels class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Mar 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Bree Gutierrez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Mar 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kara Nefouse
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Mar 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Stephanie Martinez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Mon Mar 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Erin Morgan
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Mar 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jillian McAfee
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Mar 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Bree Gutierrez
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Tue Mar 28 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kevin Lemons
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Mar 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kevin Lemons
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Mar 29 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ahna Hoke
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Mar 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Amy Peddycord
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Wed Mar 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Yvonne Rodriguez
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Mar 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jillian McAfee
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Mar 30 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Charlie Dewes
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Thu Mar 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Todd Gulizia
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Mar 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kara Nefouse
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Mar 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Laura Henderson
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Fri Mar 31 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Amanda Zehr
    at Downtown - Invoke Yoga & Pilates
  • Sat Apr 01 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Brooke Lutgring
    at 86th & Ditch - Northwest - Invoke Yoga & Pilates