Beginners


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.
Beginners Yoga is all levels of students who are interested in taking a beginner-level pace and practice. All skill levels welcomed. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Nov 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Nov 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Nov 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Nov 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Nov 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Nov 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Dec 01 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Dec 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Dec 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Dec 04 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Dec 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Dec 08 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Dec 09 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jessica Jewell
  • Sun Dec 10 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Dec 11 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Dec 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Dec 15 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Dec 16 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Dec 17 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young