Teacher of the Month Videos
Every month at Root Yoga Center, we celebrate a different teacher, for their unique personality, character, teaching style & skill. In the videos below, each teacher demontrates one of their favorite postures. These are so great to see what proper alignment is as well as to take some mental notes for the next time you are practicing in the studio. Enjoy!
Sarah Weight - July 2012
Sarah Weight is a secret treasure...her teaching style is so solid and professional, she is fun to be around, her communication is so clear and encouraging, she is confident and generous, and her words ring so true with what so many of us come to yoga for...to experience joy and peace more fully. Sarah believes that as human beings, we are not designed to carry the amounts of stress and suffering that we do. So it is through yoga and fitness that she strives to restore the natural flow of energy through they body, making it possible for people to be their truest, healthiest selves.
Sarah owns a non-profit business called Prana Fitness that aims to make holistic fitness affordable and within reach for all individuals.
"We don't seek to fit molds; we seek to learn to love ourselves and take pride in our unique beauty and strengths." www.pranafitness.org
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:15 pm and Saturday 8:30 - 9:30 am, Vinyasa Flow
April Glaser - June 2012
April has many unique and special qualities, but what stands out the most, and what attracts so many students, is her gentle and nurturing nature. Being in April’s class is an experience of true, deep relaxation, mixed with the perfect balance of stimulation and hard work. Her energy and experience with yoga shines through in her voice and teaching style...she is confident, intuitive and spiritual. She is a dream to be around, and her classes will leave you feeling calm, grounded and connected to your body and spirit.
Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Vinyasa Flow, All Levels
Nicole Landrus - MAY 2012
Nicole Landrus is the teacher of the Month for May, for so many reasons. Nicole is one of Root Yoga's very first dedicated students, who fell in love with Yoga and its ability to heal her body, mind, heart & spirit. Her dedication to her practice led her to complete the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training last year in Santa Monica, CA, and continue her practice with Ana Forrest this past March. Alongside recent FYFTT graduate, Sarah Corcoran, Nicole will be leading the Intro to Forrest Yoga Series, "Summer Strengthening" starting May 5th (see below for more details). Nicole is also Root's Studio Assistant, and brings her full participation, character and spirit to all of our events. Her teaching is honest, grounded, lighthearted and fun. She is a true Root Yogi, and we absolutely love her energy. If you have never taken a Forrest Yoga Class, Nicole is an incredible teacher who will introduce you to some new things. Mix it up!
Mondays & Fridays, 10:45 - 11:45 am Forrest Yoga - $10 Beginner Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:45 am Forrest Yoga - Ground Level
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Forrest Yoga - $10 Beginner
Jordan New - April 2012
Jordan is the teacher of the month at Root Yoga Center for the month of April for his bright personality and simple teaching style. If you haven't taken any of Jordan's classes, you are in for a treat...his classes are inviting, simple, calming & fun. His energy is vibrant and engaging, making you feel at ease and inspiring you to try something new at the same time. His way of bringing intention and focus in to the practice is contagious. With Jordan, you are sure to grow your practice, strengthen, empower and revitalize yourself!
In addition to his yoga practice and teaching, Jordan is a fitness/health coach & breakdancer! Learn more about Jordan’s coaching at www.thenewhealthyyou.com
Jordan's Schedule: Fridays 4:00 - 5:00 pm | $10 Beginner Vinyasa Flow
Below, Jordan demonstrates Handstand, Adho Mukha Vrksasana... (plus a breakdancing bonus!)
Jenna Handloff - March 2012
Jenna Handloff is our teacher of the month for March, for her truly sweet and warm nature, her spirited teaching style and her dedication to Root Yoga Center. Jenna’s classes strike such a beautiful balance between discipline and nurturing, serious time and play time, and because Root loves balance, we love this about Jenna. Her voice is strong yet gentle, and her attention to her students shows that she genuinely cares. Her adventurousness always keeps her classes fresh! Thank you Jenna for all that you do!
Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 | Vinyasa Flow - All Levels & Fridays 5:30 - 6:45 | Vinyasa Flow - Up-Level
Check out a demonstration of Jenna's favorite Pose - Ardha Chandrasana