Gianna Bardelli,E-RYT, YACEP, WAE L1
Gianna specializes in Trauma-informed Yoga Therapy* and Mindfulness-Based Practices for anxiety, depression, PTSD, PMADs, and other behavioral health disorders, as well as Yoga for Back Wellness and Pain Management. As a CLUTCH associate, Gianna offers a Gentle , Trauma informed class on WED 11:15-12:30p.
*Please note Trauma-informed Yoga Therapy is intended to serve as an adjunct to the care and treatment provided by a individual's behavioral health professional.
Latin Fusion & Somatic Movement Therapy
"I appreciate the reminder of how much benefit we can have with slow movement, and the value of moving lowly and measured. Also, I appreciate the reminder tha yoga can be practiced any wher, anytime. Props and opportunities are all around if we take the time to look!"
D A N C E
breathing balance into life
When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ~Rumi
Please see our CLUTCH website regarding all associates who teach at the CLUTCH
Shawn Brow CRNA, MAE, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
The CLUTCH Yoga Liaison
Shawn holdsa Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Masters in Clinical & Anesthesia Education (1988) She practiced as a CRNA for 34 years, retiring in April 2021 from a private anesthesia practice specializing in Podiatrics. With an inquisitive mind rooted equally in science and movement, Shawn discovered yoga to be a perfect amalgam of these two worlds. In January 2002 she began exploring yoga under the artful guidance of Alison Rubin. After completing her 200hr Yoga Alliance registration in Dec 2005, she continued to teach privately and as a substitute instructor, co-founding South Perry Yoga in 2006. From OCT 2011- OCT 2020, she led renovations of the historic building in the South Perry district referred to as "the Buddhio". In NOV 2020 - JULY 2021 she designed and helped manage the
9 month renovation of a historic warehouse in the Sprague Union District, now called "the CLUTCH", where she currently teaches.
Shawn completed her 300 hr advanced yoga training from 2008-2014 at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California, where she received her 500 hr RYT. Her studies there with Yoga Acharya's Ganga White and Tracey Rich, provided an eclectic tapestry of yoga tools and modalities including asana, pranayama, and meditation. Her years at White Lotus have supported a philosophy which views yoga as an evolving process of experiential self-inquiry and life long learning.
Shawn completed Yoga Therapeutics Levels I & II with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, and Thai Yoga Therapy with Phoebe Diftler. She received a Thai Yoga Therapy Provider certificate in Feb 2016, and completed credentialing as a Certified Yoga Therapist April 2017 with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is a currentl student in Richard Miller's i-Rest Level I training.
Balanced within the worlds of art and science, her teachings reflect the paradox between the body’s structural bio-mechanics, and the subtleties of intuitive grace and creativity. Shawn offers private Yoga Therapy instruction, workshops, and group classes including Yoga Newbies and Vinyasa Flow. Her teaching style supports a mindful alignment-focused practice which cultivates balance, awareness and equanimity.
Private Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga Therapy, i-Rest (training in progress)
Enjoy this sample Yoga Mix class with Shawn:
VIMEO Link: https://vimeo.com/553456865
movement & community
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Mindi Sheer,CLMA, RSMT
The CLUTCH Dance Liaison
Mindi Sheer is a somatic movement educator, ecologist, and former competitive latin dancer who recently settled in Spokane. Her diverse perspective of movement includes a deep curiosity and appreciation for Authentic Movement, musicality and self-expression. Her artistic passion is to help forge a bridge between art and science and create pathways of healing for the lived body through the art of dance.
As an ecologist, she studies aquatic ecosystems and understands complex systems, including body, mind, psyche and our relationship with nature. Mindi has a degree in Biology and a Masters in Geosciences and is a registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSME/T) through the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). She began teaching in 2012 and somatic movement coaching in 2018.
Science culture oriented Mindi towards the much-needed expressivity and physical discipline of dance where she discovered her passion for the theatricality and sensuality of Latin music, dance and performance. Her dance background includes Afro-Cuban forms, jazz, modern, salsa, flamenco, swing and an extensive focus in technical and social Latin and ballroom dances. She is a 3-time National USA DanceSport Champion in International Latin Ballroom. The kinesthetic and healing aspects of partnerships led to her study of somatics and movement analysis. Mindi has a certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (CLMA) (2018) from Integrated Movement Studies (University of Utah) which included study at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in Brooklyn. She continues to train in embodied coaching practices, Body-Mind Centering, and the Kestenberg Movement Profile and uses them in her personal movement practice and work with clients.
Mindi will be offering a variety of classes at the Clutch, beginning with Latin Fusion, and hopes to develop a small community Movement Lab for thoughtful exploration of somatic approaches and community-derived movement. She is available for somatic movement sessions, private dance lessons, couples communication through movement, and wedding dance lessons.
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"A beautiful experience with an articulate, graceful, experienced instructor. I would highly recommend South Perry Yoga to anyone looking for an excellent yoga experience!"
Rachael Rossbach,RYT 200
Rachael Rossbach is a lifelong movement artist and teacher, with a background in dance and martial arts. She began to explore yoga in her early twenties as an alternative to the heavy impact training that she had been practicing for many years. Although a casual practitioner at first, yoga soon became a daily part of her life. Breathwork and meditation becoming pivotal transformative tools in her growth as a person and teacher, lead her to pursue an RYT 200 hour training in the Fall of 2018. She completed her training in June of 2018 at Harmony Yoga with Allison Rubin, and has spent the past year continuing her training through various workshops and classes.
Rachael brings a deep knowledge of alignment, injury prevention, and strength training to her classes. She believes yoga is an accessible practice for every body, and teaches a variety of styles to suit individual needs, including: Mindful Body & Flow, Restorative with Sound Bath, and leads monthly Ecstatic Dances.
"I have been doing yoga with Shawn for 12 years and it has changed both my body and my mind. Yoga is now an essential part of who I am and I have Shawn's excellent teaching to thank for this."
"LOVE the slow and thorough warm-ups!"