Bill Archard, RYT200
We warmly welcome Bill's return from his recent years serving as ranger at Grand Canyon National Park!
Bill began his yoga journey in 1992 when a co-worker asked if he wanted to join him for a yoga class. For many years, yoga drifted into and out of his life until he returned to a regular practice in 2006. Since that time he has traveled several times to study at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachutsetts, and completed the Street Yoga training program. In addition Bill has volunteered for several years teaching yoga at the Airway Heights Corrections Center.
Bill completed his 200 hour teacher training at Harmony Yoga in 2013 under Alison Rubin. He feels that yoga should be accessible to everyone and encourages his students to listen to their body, utilize props, and make modifications to the poses while staying true to the alignment. Bill also believes the action and awareness an individual brings to a pose is what makes it Yoga, not the external form. You may join him Wednesday mornings, for a gently paced Yoga Mix (mixed levels of ability) class.
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: Vinyasa, Restorative with Sound Bath, and Prenatal Yoga.
Yoga Therapy and Group Yoga Classes
I love Nina's teaching style! Both the pace, which starts slow and gradually intensifies, and her careful attention to minute muscle movements, alignments and postures.
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!
Shawn Brow CRNA, MAE, E-RYT 500 ,C-IAYT
Shawn holdsa Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Masters in Clinical & Anesthesia Education (1988) She has practiced as a CRNA for 31 years, and currently maintains 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, a greatly admired and gifted teacher. 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. In 2011, at the invitation of the Spokane Buddhist Temple, she began renovations of the old "Temple Gym", now fondly referred to as "the Buddhio".
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). Shawn is also a Yoga Alliance registered continuing education provider. (YACEP)
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 appointments:
A beautiful experience with an articulate, graceful, experienced instructor. I would highly recommend South Perry Yoga to anyone looking for an excellent yoga experience!
When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ~Rumi
Sandy Nolting BS, PT, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT
Sandy is a licensed Physical Therapist, bringing over 24 years of experience to her teachings. She began studying in January 2003 with Alison Rubin at Harmony Yoga in Spokane. Inspired to share the benefits of yoga with others, she advanced her studies with many wonderful instructors to begin teaching in 2006. Sandy has taught as part of the faculty at Harmony's teacher training program, where she also completed her RYT 200 in 2012, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. In the summer of 2017, Sandy also completed requirements as a Yoga Therapist, with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and recently completed advanced studies with Elise Browning-Miller in the adaptation of yoga for scoliosis. She is also a Yoga Alliance registered continuing education provider. (YACEP)
Sandy instructs 'newcomers' and those beginning to explore yoga, and especially those who arrive to their mats needing careful guidance with their specific health needs in mind. She also offers private instruction which targets site specific anatomy and how to successfully work with various limitations. Her private Yoga Therapy sessions are a wonderful way to gain insight into adapting yoga to meet your specific body challenges.
Private Yoga Therapy appointments:
Marion Bageant, NBCT, Early Childhood Generalist
Ms. Marion has taught elementary education for 30 years in the Spokane Public School District. She has earned a master's Degree in Early Childhood education as well as National Board Certification in Early Childhood. In addition to experience in 1st-4th grade elementary curriculum, she has taught children's yoga in the classroom for the past 15 years.
As a yoga practitioner she believes in starting yoga early for every child. Yogic principles for children help develop lifelong healthy habits such as mindfulness, balance, memory, reducing anxiety, focus, improved academic performance and self awareness. Ms. Marion focuses on the whole child when teaching yoga, understanding that each child has specific, targeted needs to help increase their own personal power. Bringing joy to each child through yoga is Ms. Marion’s primary goal.
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breathing balance into life
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!
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