Sunrise Yoga


This class is taught by:

Aislinn Coleman

 

For Aislinn, yoga is far more than a physical practice. It has been a lifestyle, a loyal friend, a healer and a confidant. Yoga continues to change her life for the better every day, and it is her absolute pleasure and privilege to guide you through this transformative practice as your yoga instructor. Her intelligently sequenced classes are never the same experience twice; each features a unique blend of deep alignment, functional movement and accessible spirituality designed to leave each student feeling strong, clear-headed, balanced and joyful.

 

Why yoga?
Yoga started as a way to help me sleep and keep me sane during a painful period of recovery. It's since become such an integral part of who I am and how I interact with the world that at this point, I simply can't imagine life without it; yoga saved my life, and continues to enrich every aspect of that life, from my relationship with my body, to stress management, to how I make decisions of all sizes.

 

Who or what inspires you?
The human body in its seemingly limitless potential inspires me, as well as my teachers both on and off the mat.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Focused. Playful. Refreshing.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
When I practice at home. I laugh at myself, I fall (a lot), I cry shamelessly, I celebrate goofily, I practice being kind to myself... It's a safe haven for me to try, to fail, to try again, and to just be completely myself with no spotlight syndrome, editing, toning down or apologizing.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I'm an introvert at heart, and find alone time deeply restorative. I'm very outgoing, but that's actually more a reflection of social skills developed when I skipped a grade and attended three different middle schools than an intrinsically extroverted personality. I really savor time spent on my own, and need lots of it to feel rested and whole.

Kelley Denison


I began studying Ballet at the age of 3 and twenty years later found my way to Pilates. Body mechanics always fascinated me. Movement and artistry always inspired me. It wasn't until 2012 that I found Yoga. Actually, Yoga found me. I had experienced a scary life altering event and my friend invited me to a yoga class. We were in camel pose and all of a sudden tears started to pour down my face. It was in that moment that I realized how powerful Yoga can be. And so my Yoga journey began. I am a student of life, a student of yoga and a mindful living enthusiast. I completed my Pilates Certification through Balanced Body and my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification through Just Be Yoga. I have a private Pilates practice downtown Walnut Creek where I teach clients how to "plug in" to their center. I am THRILLED to be a part of Just Be Yoga and the inspiring community.
 

Why Yoga?
I describe yoga as the umbilical chord that attaches my soul to every day life. It feeds me the nutrients that I need in order to show up and live my most authentic self. Yoga is my teacher of health. It's the thread that ties my mind, body and spirit together. The study of yoga both on and off the mat is a life long journey. The alignment that it offers me keeps my curiosity engaged in a way that no other practice has been able to do. I am a lifelong student of Yoga.

 

Who or What Inspires You?
Compassion, kindness, joy, fear, forgiveness, trust and faith ALL inspire me. I'm inspired by life and the feeling of being ALIVE.

 

Three Adjectives that describe you and your teaching style?
Loving. Fluid. Uplifting.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
When I am living from my heart instead of my head. When I am strumming on my Uke or moving my body in a creative way.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
When I was a kid, I HATED waking up early. I had a bit of an attitude. ;) My Dad was brave enough to wake me up every morning by saying good morning to the trees and the birds outside my window before he would wake me up. Now, I wake up to experience the magic of 4am every day because I choose to. Thanks Dad! :)

Dynamic flow-based yoga. Recommended for those having a familiarity with Sun Salutations A and Sun Salutations B. Vinyasa flow is a rigorous, athletic yoga practice stemming from the ashtanga tradition. Poses are held for shorter periods of time and will link one breath with motion, creating a dynamic and fluid ‘meditation in motion.’ Expect all vinyasa classes to include sun salutations, pranayama (breath control), flow sequences, focused core work, standing balances, backbends, and hip-openers; intensity of poses will vary depending on class level and instructor. 60 minute class
 
Room heated to 85-88 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Aislinn Coleman
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Thu Oct 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Mon Oct 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Aislinn Coleman
  • Tue Oct 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Thu Nov 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Mon Nov 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Aislinn Coleman
  • Tue Nov 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Thu Nov 09 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Mon Nov 13 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Aislinn Coleman
  • Tue Nov 14 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison
  • Thu Nov 16 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelley Denison