Yoga Basics

This class is taught by:

Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer is the owner of Pause Yoga. She feels strongly that yoga should be accessible to all people. This feeling is manifested in her lessons as she encourages modification of postures to each individual’s ability. She guides her students to open their bodies as well as their minds and hearts, while encouraging healthy alignment and flowing breath. Her classes always feature lots of stretching & strength while keeping the energy light. Jennifer teaches a blend of Hatha yoga inspired by Vinyasa flow, Anusara, Gentle and Senior training. Her joyful spirit, kind heart & love for teaching will inspire your practice. She trained at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, GA, as well as certification in Gentle Senior Yoga from Yoga Vista Academy. Jennifer is a certified and Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.

Shannon Worth

Shannon dabbled in a yoga practice on and off for years strictly as a workout, as she studied and worked in the fitness industry for years. When she started to deepen her practice practicing with some very inspiring teachers in Boston, she fell in love with yoga for its mindfulness and respect for the physical body. It was an awakening to know this mindful movement, different from any other, could gain those results, and she never turned back. Shannon’s yoga practice became so beneficial to all aspects of her life that she was compelled to spread the wealth. She also teaches high school Wellness and started teaching yoga to her students at school, and to the athletes and staff after school. She then completed her 200-hr. teacher training at Back Bay Yoga. Shannon’s classes are challenging with a focus on respecting one’s own body and emphasize listening to the body, always offering lots of options. Her students are encouraged to approach their practice with playfulness and fun.

Barbara Galarza

Barbara is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500 hours level with the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. She also holds certifications in Restorative Yoga and Pre-Natal Yoga. She has taught in various local studios in Bradford, Haverhill, Newburyport and Georgetown, MA. As a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) she feels her professional knowledge enhances her understanding of the anatomy of yoga and teaches a compassionate style of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on proper body alignment to promote a safe and beneficial practice. Recently she completed her certification as a Nutrition Specialist, (NS) and enjoys teaching and writing about health issues and the positive impact of yoga. “My goal is to make every yoga class benefit each student on an individual basis no matter what level of skill or knowledge they possess.”

Emily Wiswell

Emily Wiswell’s classes combine a fluid expression of the asanas, with an accessible approach to the spiritual foundation of yoga. She received her 200 hour certification from Health Yoga Life in Boston (2014). With a foundation in heated vinyasa and Baptiste style flow, her classes are designed to be accessible to all levels. In 2011 she received her Bachelors in Dance, fueling her passion for creative sequencing and dance like motion as well as an anatomical approach. Emily believes wholeheartedly that the practice of movement and spirituality can change one’s life, that each person has the right to fulfill their bliss, and this is what she has set out to teach.
This Yoga Basics class will be good for beginners as well as anyone looking to review the basics of your yoga practice. When we take time to break down poses and transitions we often find new perspective and enlightenment. Practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. This class will help you learn yogic fundamentals and develop a solid yoga foundation.