Gentle Yoga


This class is taught by:

Sarah Parker-Givens

Sarah Parker-Givens E-RYT completed Max Strom's 200 hour Way of Life Teacher Training in 2010 and has been teaching since then. In addition, she has studied vinyasa yoga extensively with Alicia Rambo-Wozniak and the anatomy of movement with Jamie Elmer.
 
In 2013, Sarah completed Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors, a week-long teacher training intensive at Duke Integrative Medicine. Sarah's focus is on the healing of the body, mind and spirit through breath centered movement. Emphasis is placed on deep full breathing as the key to a transformative practice.
 
Sarah welcomes all students, believes in teaching with kindness and respects where each body is at its present moment.

Marisa Hall

Marisa has been a student of yoga since her introduction in 2008. Having spent her teenage years as a competitive dancer, she recognized yoga's capacity to facilitate fierce grace and profound bodily conditioning for its practitioners. Throughout the years her practice has evolved, from glorified stretching to what today represents a sincere devotion to this path of self-actualization Her classes encourage thoughtful movement mechanics, exposure to yogic philosophy & classic texts, and an inquiry into our internal landscape. If you like to stay curious, develop strength & mobility safely, and laugh at quirky jokes, join her on the mat. 

Marisa received her 200-hr Yoga Alliance certification in 2015. Her mentors include Keri Setaro, Paula Loose, Raghunath Cappo & Justin Wolfer.

In addition, Marisa is a 650-hr Ayurvedic Health Counselor through the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She offers individualized Ayurvedic counseling services, has created a line of premium Ayurvedic body oils, and leads Ayurvedic workshop throughout VT & NY. For more info, visit mjh Yoga & Ayurveda at www.mjhyanda.com.

Nirmala Norma Berrios

Nirmala (Norma Berrios-Rooney) has been practicing yoga since the age of 16.  For as long as she could remember, she was always interested in her purpose and the deeper meaning of life.  For the past 16 years she has immersed herself in Self Study with her Guru, Manorama, director of Sanskrit Studies and Luminous Soul Method.   
 
Nirmala holds a 200 hour certification in the Hatha/Vinyasa yoga method through Laughing Lotus School in NYC since 2004.  She teaches a more traditional style of asana which focuses on alignment and breath awareness.  Her classes often include, pranayama exercises and end with a 10 minute meditation.  
 
Nirmala also runs the operations for the Falls General Store and is the Director of Falls River Yoga. Her amazing teachers assist in running the studio - providing this wonderful Seva (selfless service) so that the local community can experience the benefits of yoga.
Open to all levels, our Gentle Yoga class is designed to connect breath, alignment, and mindfulness with basic yoga postures. Based on the Kripalu tradition of cultivating inner peace, these classes focus on stretching and attention to breath during a relaxing flow. Especially good for anyone who wants a slower paced, less strenuous class. All levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sarah Parker-Givens
  • Wed Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Marisa Hall
  • Thu Aug 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Nirmala Norma Berrios
  • Tue Aug 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sarah Parker-Givens
  • Wed Aug 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Marisa Hall
  • Thu Aug 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Nirmala Norma Berrios
  • Tue Sep 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sarah Parker-Givens
  • Wed Sep 05 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Marisa Hall
  • Thu Sep 06 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Nirmala Norma Berrios
  • Tue Sep 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sarah Parker-Givens
  • Wed Sep 12 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Marisa Hall
  • Thu Sep 13 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Nirmala Norma Berrios
  • Tue Sep 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sarah Parker-Givens
  • Wed Sep 19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Marisa Hall
  • Thu Sep 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Nirmala Norma Berrios