Hatha + Meditation


This class is taught by:

Lori McAlister

Hi I'm Lori!
 
I found yoga many moons ago, back when I was earning my BFA in Dance at Emerson College. When my dance professor said she meditated an ovarian cyst away I was sold.
 
After graduating in 1999 I moved to New York City where I started taking group yoga classes. There was something mystical and magical about my experiences on the mat. The movement meditation lulled me into a sacred space where I could do the deep reflective work I needed to grow and heal.
 
I finally did a 200 hour teacher training in 2004 in an Ashtanga-based vinyasa program and jumped into teaching full-time within a year. Over the next decade I studied with Dharma Mitra, Sharon Gannon and David Life (founders of Jivamukti), Alan Finger, Cyndi Lee, Twee Merrigan, Coral Brown, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, John Friend, Kaustaub Desikachar, Schuyler Grant, Alex Auder, Nikki Villela, Elena Brower and countless other vinyasa teacher colleagues. Having now taught all over the globe, I have been on several teacher training staffs, was the managing teacher at a local Philly studio, and led their inaugural 500 hour teacher training. I created Sequencology, a yoga teacher training that combines intelligent sequences along with subtle body support to effectively transport the practitioner into a state of homeostasis. My husband's new job required us to leave NYC in 2015 and we now live on the main line with our two children.
 
My classes focus on the power of breath, anatomical alignment, and subtle body energetic awareness. The combination of these elements can open a portal for self-healing by calming the central nervous system and resetting the rest and digest function.

Juli Fussell

Hi! I'm Juli!
 
Yoga has inspired and empowered me to do things I never thought were possible in my life, and this is just one of the reasons why I'm so passionate about sharing the practice with others. My hope is that each and every student will connect with their best teacher (the voice within) during practice and find what they need within themselves to be all they want to be in life. I believe the physical benefits of strength, flexibility, etc. are the bonus of doing yoga, so I can carry around my inspired and enlightened self in a healthy body.

Some of the most memorable and transformative moments in my life occurred during my teacher training at Kripalu and every day I continue to be amazed by the healing power of yoga physically, mentally and spiritually.
 
In class I will encourage you to just do you. It doesn't matter what anyone else is doing, honor you. Yoga is an avenue for self-discovery and self-compassion, without judgement. Let's ride the waves of life together on our yoga mats!  

Lindsay Bauer

Hi! I’m Lindsay!
 
Yoga to me is more about the way you feel during your practice than the way you look. Personally, yoga has helped and continues to help me maneuver through a very complex journey we call life. Yoga has helped me to embrace the good, understand the bad, face fears and find grace in all. During my childhood, I always found a way to voice myself. Sometimes I sang aloud, sometimes I danced and sometimes I picked fights with my older brother. As an adult, I still like to partake in the former two but I’ve learned, getting into fights and being angry wasn’t the healthiest way to express myself. And then I found yoga. I found something powerful. A source of health, clarity, and emotional expression. Yoga became an outlet and a way to feel better about who I was and the life I was living.
 
As a marriage and family therapist and yoga instructor in Philadelphia, my purpose is to help others find this same solace. I started a private practice in 2014 and for a little over two years, I have been integrating mindfulness, meditation, yoga and psychotherapy into a unique treatment modality. Through my ongoing studies and personal practice, I have landed comfortably in the Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga styles. I pay attention to the physical body and assist with alignment, injuries and adjustments that deepen the practice, but my best work arises in the energetic body. My goal is to help you release any struggles you may be having physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Hatha is a traditional style of practice focusing on alignment in foundational postures. You’ll awaken self-awareness, and build strength and flexibility, by spending more time in each posture to witness the effects in your body, mind & spirit. 
 
Meditation (5 – 10 mins) gives you the opportunity to listen to your inner wisdom and connect deeper with your true self.
 
All levels welcome.
Pace: Moderate

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Dec 16 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Dec 19 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Dec 23 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Dec 26 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Lindsay Bauer
  • Sat Dec 30 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Jan 02 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Jan 06 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Jan 09 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Jan 13 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Jan 16 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Jan 20 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Jan 23 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Jan 27 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Jan 30 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Feb 03 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Feb 06 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Feb 10 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Feb 13 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell
  • Sat Feb 17 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Lori McAlister
  • Tue Feb 20 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Juli Fussell