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This class is taught by:

Andi Williams

Andi's passion for yoga began with a desire to stay fit during her third pregnancy while living in San Diego, CA. Through her practice, she found serenity, peace of mind, and self-awareness. Wanting to develop her personal practice she began Teacher Training at River Rock Yoga & Pilates in Ocean Springs, MS. During this journey she discovered a desire to share her passion for yoga with others.
Andi has completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Moira Anderson and Laura Tyree at River Rock Yoga, Children's Yoga Certification through Kidding Around Yoga, and is a Trauma Informed Instructor through the Veterans Yoga Project. She creates a comfortable and warm space where everyone and every ability is welcomed and valued. Ultimately, her hope is for her students to begin listening to their unique language and wisdom of their bodies, and take their yoga practice off the mat and into their everyday lives.

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.

Ali Leggett

Ali was first introduced to yoga over 15 years ago and the practice has been rooted in her life ever since. “Yoga has helped me to slow down and become more aware of my thought and response patterns. In addition to building physical strength, yoga has increased my mental and spiritual resilience and led me to explore more deeply the yogic philosophies that guide my practice and shape my life.” Ali’s formal education is in Natural Resource Conservation where she has dedicated the past 12 years of her career to preserving natural areas on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She believes in the profound healing of time spent outdoors and our obligation to be good stewards of the natural world. She is a student of life and a lover of travel, music, creating, and learning. Ali completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2015 with Moira Anderson and Laura Tyree at River Rock Yoga. Through yoga she has cultivated balance, connection, and a desire to live fully and presently in this wild and beautiful life.

Anita Brooks

RYT-200

Anita Brooks is originally from Washington, DC and has lived on the coast since 1991. She is the president of her own company ASB Marketing, LLC. She began her yoga practice in January 2001 to help build strength and cope with back problems. Although she enjoyed the amazing physical benefits of her practice, she fell in love with yoga for the soulful peace she experienced from the merging of mind, body and spirit. Through her personal practice, classes and workshops with several national yoga teachers including Doug Keller, Raye Lynn Rath, Cora Wen and Baxter Bell, Anita has refined and improved her yoga skills. Her focus is primarily in the Anusara yoga tradition. She is passionate about living her yoga and enjoys sharing this passion with new beginner students.

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.

 
 
(Beginner) A continuous 9 week series, teaching basic postures to introduce movement, breathing and relaxation techniques. Written material is offered to support your understanding of what you learn in class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Andi Williams
  • Mon Oct 23 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Tue Oct 24 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Ali Leggett
  • Wed Oct 25 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks
  • Thu Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Gandy
  • Sat Oct 28 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Andi Williams
  • Mon Oct 30 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Tue Oct 31 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Ali Leggett
  • Wed Nov 01 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks
  • Thu Nov 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Gandy
  • Sat Nov 04 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Andi Williams
  • Mon Nov 06 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Tue Nov 07 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Ali Leggett
  • Wed Nov 08 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks