Hatha Flow (Level 2)

This class is taught by:

Michelle Gaona

Michelle's interest in flow arts begin with hula hooping. Moving, flowing, and become one with her hoop gave her the same feelings as when she learned to breathe, flow, and become one with her mat. 
Originally from South Bend, IU brought her to Bloomington for college. She received her RYT 200 certification through Bamboo Moves hosted by Know Yoga Know Peace in Bloomington. 
Michelle teaches Hatha Flow and Touchstone26. She enjoys flowing from pose to pose with time built in to find the ease of the breath and the strength in every moment of stillness. 
Her favorite pose is working with inversion to get to scorpion. She feels that you should go upside down at least once a day. Scorpion reminds me to see the strength within the solar plexus, which is correlated with her favorite chakra, the third chakra. Strong bodies, strong minds. 
To anyone new to her class, Michelle would say " the hardest part is already over. Making the choice to arrive to your mat is all you must do...and then breathe..and the rest will follow." 
When asked what season Michelle would be she replied "I'd be spring. Baron Baptiste once said 'the pose begins when you want to leave it.' In a time of new beginning, I can remind myself to be present with each moment and enjoy the journey."

Beth Lazarus

Beth discovered her passion for yoga, wellness and fitness after raising her children and finding time to take care of herself. Beth began her fitness career in 2009 after completing a cardio dance instructor certification. The combination of cardio dance exercise and strength training helped her achieve her highest level of health and fitness. Beth realized that something was lacking in her routine and found the missing piece of the puzzle by adding the practice of yoga, achieving the perfect balance of emotional, physical and spiritual health. Beth completed her 200 hour YTT in 2014 and is currently working toward her prenatal certification. Beth is co-owner and class manager of Touchstone Yoga and Massage and general manager of Anytime Fitness, Bloomington and Evansville, IN. Beth dedicates her practice to her father, Ken Lazarus, having lived the last 11 years of his life as a quadriplegic with faith, acceptance and grace.
Develop strength and flexibility through flow and deep breathing.