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This class is taught by:

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

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:

  • Mon Oct 22 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Moira Anderson
  • Tue Oct 23 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Oct 24 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks
  • Thu Oct 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Gandy
  • Mon Oct 29 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Moira Anderson
  • Tue Oct 30 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Oct 31 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks
  • Thu Nov 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Gandy
  • Mon Nov 05 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Moira Anderson
  • Tue Nov 06 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 07 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks
  • Thu Nov 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Gandy
  • Mon Nov 12 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Moira Anderson
  • Tue Nov 13 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Moira Anderson
  • Wed Nov 14 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anita Brooks
  • Thu Nov 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Gandy