Beginners


This class is taught by:

Girijaa Jessica Jewell

My yoga journey started in 1999 when I went with a dear friend to a class in the basement of a community center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although it wasn’t love at first asana, about two months into practicing I had an experience that led me to believe there was more to yoga than a good workout. From that time on I pursued yoga with a passion which grows with time. I love the way a good asana practice makes my body feel, and in my classes my intention is to help students feel good in their bodies. I draw on the many styles of yoga that I have practiced over the years including Iyengar, Ashtanga, vinyasa, power, Kundalini, and Forest. In addition, I incorporate into classes the other limbs of yoga and Ayurvedic principles to provide a holistic experience and empower people to live in harmony with the subtle energies that surround and influence us.

Lynne Knutzen-Young

The first yoga class I took was fifteen or so years ago. I wasn’t sure at that point what to think about yoga. Over the years, I continued to practice at different studios and in 2013, decided to gain a deeper understanding of yoga and take the 200 hr. teacher training at Lincoln Yoga Center. This is when I realized yoga was more to me than just a form of exercise. I delight in sharing my knowledge with friends, family and anyone interested in learning more about this ancient practice. My journey continues as I apply all aspects of yoga to my everyday life.

Colleen Hughes

I found yoga about 10 years ago and liked the benefits of increased flexibility, balance and stress reduction. Mostly, I liked how calm, centered and grounded I felt after a yoga class. I also like being in a class with other practitioners and feeling the energy in the room. As a clinical social worker, I wanted to be able to share what I had learned in yoga with clients, so I completed the 200 hour teacher training at Lincoln Yoga Center in 2015. I am currently enrolled in a 500 hour program since there is so much to learn. I was able to attend a training on yoga for mood management in 2016 with Amy Weintraub of LifeForce Yoga. Amy authored Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists if you want to learn more. I enjoy all the aspects of yoga, including the postures, breathing practices, meditation, chanting, and mantras. I enjoy encouraging students to notice the sensations in their bodies, to stay present and to notice which postures are more calming or energizing for them. I love how yoga is being used to help all types of mental health and physical health issues. My favorite types of yoga are gentle, yin and restorative.
Beginners Yoga is all levels of students who are interested in taking a beginner-level pace and practice. All skill levels welcomed. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Aug 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Aug 18 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Girijaa Jessica Jewell
  • Sun Aug 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Aug 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Aug 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Aug 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Aug 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Aug 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Aug 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Aug 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Aug 31 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Sep 01 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Sep 02 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Tue Sep 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Sep 07 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Sep 08 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Sep 09 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Sep 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham