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Gentle Yoga


This class is taught by:

Mary Ann O'Gorman

CYT, RYT-500

Mary Ann has lived in Ocean Springs since 1991. She started practicing yoga in 2006 as a way to recover from the physical stress of Katrina, but found the practice transformational and decided to delve deeper into yoga by becoming a teacher. A graduate of the first class of Dragonfly Yoga coming out of River Rock, she has been teaching yoga since 2009. She is an E-500 hour RYT having trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts with Jonathon Foust, Larissa Hall Carlson, Devarshi Hartman, and Dr. Scott Blossom. Mary Ann also has a special interest in and is working on her certification to teach Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga, through the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. Off the mat, she writes poetry and fiction and is a writer with both an MA in literature and an MFA in creative writing. She has recently taken up surfing.

Shawn Chappell

RYT-200

Shawn lives in Ocean Springs where she grew up and is a 1985 graduate of Ocean Springs High School. While raising two children she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of MS in 1995. In May of 2001, seeking relief from depression and back pain associated with living with Scoliosis, she attended her first yoga class and became a devoted student of yoga ever sense. From the teachings of an eclectic mix of teachers and traditions, Shawn completed the requirements to become registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level in 2004. She has been teaching at River Rock Yoga since the humble beginnings envisioned by her first teachers and together with Moira is so grateful to be able to continue to share the gift of yoga with others along the Gulf Coast and the many students that return year after year on their travels. Shawn is currently working toward completing the hours required for obtaining registration at the 500hr level with Yoga Alliance and certification through Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School. She is also a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner and “Connected Warriors” Yoga Instructor. Shawn’s classes are for students just beginning the path of yoga and for those that enjoy a more therapeutic, gentler and restorative experience. “With over 12 years of experience, Shawn brings a quiet and natural presence to support your practice both emotionally and physically,” Moira Anderson.

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):A refreshing blend of asana that includes breath awareness, restorative postures & gentle movement. Explore how the breath can be used to bring a meditative aspect to both stillness and movement, creating an atmosphere for renewal.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 13 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Dec 15 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Sun Dec 17 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Wed Dec 20 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Dec 22 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Wed Dec 27 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Dec 29 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Wed Jan 03 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Jan 05 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Sun Jan 07 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Wed Jan 10 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Jan 12 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Sun Jan 14 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Wed Jan 17 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Jan 19 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Sun Jan 21 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Wed Jan 24 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Fri Jan 26 10:15 am - 11:45 am with Shawn Chappell