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524 South Cooper-Main Studio
Memphis, TN 38104
  
816 South Cooper-MTY Too
Memphis, TN 38104

Alignment Based Yoga


This class is taught by:

Susan Waits

Susan Waits began her journey into the heart of yoga eight years ago, but became serious about deepening her practice, and her overall knowledge in 2012. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at Midtown Yoga in 2013, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. In 2015, she became certified as a Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through Himalayan Institute. In 2016, Susan completed training as a Martha Beck life coach, which brings her healing journey full circle. This fall, she will offer regular workshops at Midtown Yoga that incorporate Mind Body life coaching tools with yoga.

Yolandrea Clark

From her first yoga class, Yolandrea felt an instant shift in her total awareness and considers yoga to be perfect for simultaneous nourishment of the mind, body, and spirit. She enjoys sharing her passion for yoga with others, and with her welcoming and jovial personality, she employs a holistic approach to teaching by incorporating breath awareness, physical alignment, and yogic philosophy into each class. She has attended workshops with Rodney Yee, Cyndi Lee, Jennifer Brilliant, Richard Freeman, Chris Coniaris, Hart Lazer, Shiva Rea, Tias Little, and Jim Bennitt. She has studied with Sarla Nichols since 2002, is an E-RYT 500 credentialed teacher, and has been teaching since 2004. Yolandrea has a "bionic" knee, and as a Certified Yoga Therapist, she enjoys working with others who have had injuries and knee or other joint replacements and helping them to fully benefit from their yoga practice. Private yoga therapy sessions may be scheduled at Midtown Yoga Too. 
 
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." -B.K.S. Iyengar

Debbie Denny

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Debbie walked away from a 10 year career in gaming hospitality to teach yoga. The quote from Emerson summarizes her approach to teaching, “As we practice yoga, we learn about ourselves through the breath.” Debbie’s personal practice includes traditional asana, meditation, and breath awareness. This enriches her classes and gives her students the opportunity to deepen their own individual practices. Debbie’s classes are challenging and humorous, a true reflection of life off the mat.

Kristina Brack

Kristina’s journey began when a friend suggested to try yoga as an alternative way to seek relief from rheumatoid arthritis. She quickly realized not only the physical benefits from practice, but the mental and emotional ones as well. She dived fully into her practice, attending workshops and many classes a week. Within a few years of practice, she knew that she wanted to share this gift with others, and in 2015 completed her 200hr program through Midtown and also an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification through the Himalayan Institute in conjunction with Midtown Yoga. Her classes tend to focus on longer holds and dynamic sequences to allow you to be more present in the body. She also incorporates her love of sound through the use of crystal singing bowls in savasana.

Shantih Smythe

Knowledge, experience and commitment distinguish Shantih’s teaching. Her calm, down-to-earth demeanor endears her to Midtown Yoga students. Her classes are grounded in her ongoing study of anatomy and inspired by her love of movement.

“I believe that flexibility of the body brings flexibility of the mind, and that strength of the body builds confidence and creates courage both within the yoga practice and out in the world.”

Shantih’s ability to clearly relay fundamentals of the asana practice and to maintain a compassionate and supportive environment result in students that are among the most loyal at Midtown Yoga.

Carrie Muldavin

I have been a yoga practitioner for about 16 years. I began practicing yoga by enrolling in a continuing-ed class through the University of Memphis. It was a good place to start, and many practitioners began their practice in this same way with the same teacher! We know him as Bob.

I attended Yoga Teacher Training at Midtown Yoga with Sarla Nichols. From this training, I acquired my RYT200 in primarily Vinyasa style of yoga in 2010.

In 2012 I continued with my training by attending the Yoga Therapy School of Excellence in Jackson, Tennessee earning my 500RYT. This training enables me to work with people who have specific needs for which I am trained to address with the client.

Patients with autoimmune illnesses, scoliosis, depression, asthma, insomnia, and neck and shoulder issues are just a few of the issues for which I have been trained. I can provide individualized programs for clients and meet with them privately. I can work with clients following the directions of their doctors.

My go-to books to help me on my journey are: Calming Your Anxious Mind by Jeffery Brantley, and A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom. I highly recommend them both. In addition, my journey is enlightened by attending workshops, retreats, meditation training, and my daily practice.

NAMASTE

This class focuses on proper body alignment while practicing the traditional yoga postures.  Foundation level.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Susan Waits
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Sat Nov 18 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Yolandrea Clark
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Sun Nov 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Debbie Denny
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Mon Nov 20 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kristina Brack
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Tue Nov 21 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Shantih Smythe
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Wed Nov 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Yolandrea Clark
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Thu Nov 23 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Debbie Denny
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Thu Nov 23 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Yolandrea Clark
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Fri Nov 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Misti Rae Holton
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Sat Nov 25 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Carrie Muldavin
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Sun Nov 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Debbie Denny
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Mon Nov 27 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kristina Brack
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Tue Nov 28 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Shantih Smythe
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Wed Nov 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Yolandrea Clark
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Thu Nov 30 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Debbie Denny
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Thu Nov 30 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Yolandrea Clark
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Fri Dec 01 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Susan Waits
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Sun Dec 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Debbie Denny
    at Midtown Yoga
  • Mon Dec 04 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kristina Brack
    at Midtown Yoga