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Pilates


This class is taught by:

Amy Gandy

CYT, RYT-200

Amy found her home in yoga many years ago beginning in the Inyengar tradition. The motivating force behind her teaching style is the use of breath to facilitate the meditative quality of moving to join body and mind. Thankful to have found a way to reach personal peace and balance on a regular basis, Amy is committed to helping her students deepen their own body body-mind connection through yoga, including achieving health and stress reduction. Her classes are nurturing, while they support personal and physical growth and evolution. Amy teaches Tuesday 8:30 am Vinyasa Flow, helps out at the front desk, often substitutes for other classes, and is available to teach Yoga privately.

 
 

Moira Anderson

CYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Pilates Teacher, Director

Moira is a Certified, Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer, registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-500 hour Level. Sharing her love of yoga with students, directing programs and workshops at River Rock Yoga, and teaching workshops regionally, is her joy and her passion. Moira's classes offer students compassionate self-observation, gentle alignment cues and empowering vinyasa flow. Breath awareness and exploratory, joint freeing movement are also emphasized. The nurturing environment she creates in her sessions, as well as her understanding of anatomy and physiology, inspire a healthy, open body and a focused, relaxed mind.

"I encourage students to make peace with their bodies and to recognize their innate wisdom, and wholeness in class, and in their lives." Moira is continually inspired by the transformational, healing power, strength and peace generated by the practice of yoga. She sees the connection of mind, body and breath as means to be present in the here and now. Awareness of the present moment brings stillness and the ability to experience deep joy and contentment.

Moira is honored to have taken over 200 hours of alignment based yoga & philosophy workshops with Doug Keller. She has also studied with Erich Schiffman, and finds his freedom based yoga inspirational. Moira completed Shiva Rea's Vinyasa Flow Teacher training in 2004. It continues to be a major influence on her teaching style, as do her studies of Jivamukti yoga with Sharon Gannon & David Life. Moira teaches the energetic, body balancing core work of pilates, and is a Certified Pilates Instructor in the style of Balance Point Pilates.

Moira is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She spends two days a week teaching therapeutic yoga at a psychiatric center, using yoga to assist adults and adolescents dealing with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ADHD and Substance Abuse.

An English literature graduate of The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, she minored in Performing Arts/Dance as well as Elementary Education, receiving an Elementary Teaching Certification.

Moira is a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher through The Asheville Yoga Center in Ashevile, North Carolina. She is co-director of the 200 hr Teacher Training Program at River Rock Yoga with Laura Tyree of Dragonfly Yoga, Fort Walton Beach, Fl., and co-teacher of the 500 hr program with J. J. Gormley of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School.

Private instruction is available with Moira in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation and Pilates. 228-818-4522

Kim Jackson

CYT, RYT-200
Kim has spent most of her life in her favorite town, Ocean Springs where she now lives with her amazing husband, son, and 2 beautiful girls. She graduated from Ocean Springs High School in 1996 and went on to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. There Kim studied Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. She graduated with an Associates of the Arts in December of 2004. Kim discovered the joys of Yoga and Pilates while attending classes with Moira at River Rock Yoga Studio. Kim is certified at the 200 hour level through the Dragonfly Yoga Studies program at River Rock Yoga. She is also certified in Piyo (Pilates/Yoga Fusion), and Children's Yoga through the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina. Kim brings her enthusiasm and creativity to her yoga classes. She creates a lighthearted, secure environment that enhances learning, body awareness and self-esteem.

 

(Open to all): Through healthy breathing and focus on strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, you will enhance your posture, balance, and core strength.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Amy Gandy
  • Mon Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Oct 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Sat Oct 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Moira Anderson
  • Mon Oct 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Sat Nov 04 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Moira Anderson
  • Mon Nov 06 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 08 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Sat Nov 11 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Moira Anderson
  • Mon Nov 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 15 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kim Jackson