Beginners


This class is taught by:

Lisa Alexander

Yoga Bio for Lisa Alexander:

Lisa’s personal journey to yoga has been about creating space in the body as well as the mind, grounding in the present moment, and practicing acceptance. While playing with the experience of surrender and effort, her yoga classes offer opportunity for both rest and growth. Lisa is a life coach with a master’s degree in intercultural relations and years of experience in human services and human relations. She has also worked as a disaster team responder and horse groomer. She is a lover of new experiences and adventures.

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.

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:

  • Fri Sep 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Sep 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Lisa Alexander
  • Sun Sep 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Sep 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Sep 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Sep 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Sep 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jessica Jewell
  • Sun Oct 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Oct 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Oct 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Oct 06 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Oct 07 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jessica Jewell
  • Sun Oct 08 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Oct 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Oct 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Fri Oct 13 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Oct 14 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Sun Oct 15 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Lynne Knutzen-Young
  • Mon Oct 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maria Pham
  • Tue Oct 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Courteney Turner