Hot Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Kelly Love

 
Kelly Love left her full time job as banking executive two years ago to dedicate herself to being a full-time yoga, pilates and barre instructor in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Kelly began her career in the fitness industry over two decades ago teaching high energy group fitness classes. As Kelly refined her teaching style, she was fascinated with anatomy and the way in which our body was designed to move and began to specialize her teachings in the mind-body discipline. Kelly has traveled to NYC and San Francisco to deepen her studies and traveled to India, Thailand and Cambodia to share the gift of yoga with orphans and sex trafficking victims as part of their healing process.

Kelly received her 200 hour yoga certification in 2006 from Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia and completed her 500 hour certification with anatomy guru, Jason Crandell, in San Francisco. In addition to yoga, Kelly is certified to teach mat and apparatus pilates. Having been in the fitness industry for over two decades, Kelly draws from her knowledge and experiences in teaching other disciplines to offer a well-rounded yoga practice that is educational yet playful, challenging yet accessible, exploratory yet functional. Outside of the classroom she enjoys cooking and travel and spending time with her husband and three children.

Brittany Policastro

  Known as a Stevie Wonder-loving, truth-speaking, change-agent who bagged law school to pursue a creative thirst that lead to teaching yoga full time; Brittany challenges her students to be brave, wake up and live their purpose. She has been teaching soul-stirring yoga classes for the past 12 years and is the founder and director of Beyond Asana, an online platform for those looking to use their practice to transform their lives.         

Her technique is influenced by her 300 hours of training in Anusara, practice in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, and Osho Dynamic Meditation, work with Off the Mat Into the World, study of the Chakra system, a year of intense self exploration with her shamanic healer, extensive travel, and deep study in India.

 

Brittany writes for the Huffington Post and her own blog- The Breakthrough Blog. Brittany loves dancing, food prepared with love, reading every night and is currently working on her first book.

Patricia Blumenauer

Patricia is an RYT 200 certified vinyasa yoga teacher. As an athlete, Patricia was drawn to yoga to become more flexible; she bounced around different studios and experimented with different types until she found a true passion for Vinyasa. Once she became a more serious practitioner Patricia quickly discovered the many benefits that yoga could bring to one's physical, emotional, and mental health. Always armed with a great playlist of songs to accompany the practice, Patricia's classes are infused with a supportive atmosphere and include physical poses accessible for students of all levels. She emphasizes proper alignment and encourages mindfulness through readings based on classical and contemporary texts, while focusing on meeting one's body and mind where it is every individual time one comes to their mat.

Cicelee Chappelle

When Cicelee first began practicing yoga, it was strictly as a means to cross-train her body. Before long it became her primary form of exercise, as it benefited both body and mind in ways her gym workouts could not. Thus after years of life in New York City working on Wall St. then in the fashion industry, yoga became her path to healing her mind and spirit, releasing struggle, and staying centered. As her passion for yoga grew, so did the idea that she should share it with as many people as she could. To that end she completed teacher trainings with Isaac Pena, Jude English, Mary Dana Abbott and Schuyler Grant, emerging from them a fully committed yoga teacher.
 

Having now returned to Philadelphia, her hometown, she aims to serve her students with classes that purify the body and still the mind through the healing power of breath coordinated with mindful movement.

Erika Epstein

 
Erika is a E-RYT 200 yoga teacher with over 350 hours in training. While living in Colorado in 2011, Erika developed her love for yoga, where she found it was the perfect balance to her active lifestyle. Erika looks to help others find the strength, flexibility and happiness that yoga gives to her. She also hopes students will use yoga as a vehicle to have fun, reduce stress and develop a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat. Erika's classes incorporate an eclectic playlist and creative vinyasa sequences that build heat, balance and strength. Erika completed her 200 hour training at Yoga Vida in New York City and studies under renowned yoga teacher, Kat Fowler.

Justine Bacon

 
Justine is an inquisitive, boundary pushing explorer with many deep passions in her life and for our natural world. In her four years of teaching she has taught weekly classes, workshops, teacher trainings, fundraising events, and fitness bootcamps in and around Center City Philadelphia. Her wanderlust has taken her both nationally and internationally to teach on retreat. A teacher in service to her community, she is a Co-founder of Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first pay-what-you-can yoga program, offering classes every single day of the week. Justine uses her teaching in every opportunity to make her community brighter. An environmentalist, Justine teaches yoga on land and on water and assists with cleanups to raise the community's level of love and awareness for our world.

Justine holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University. Always a student, Justine studies many traditions for both her teaching and personal practice. She is an E-RYT 200 and YACEP and holds certifications as well as continued education credits in Hot Vinyasa Yoga, SUP Yoga, Yin Yoga as well as Power Yoga and Hot Yoga fusion formats. She has had the pleasure to contribute to the Philly Area Yoga blog and the honor of being featured in Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly annual print edition 2015-2016 for her cyclist and runner's classes. She is a proud Pro-Ambassador of Jade Yoga Mats.

Maggie Santella

When Maggie found Vinyasa yoga, she immediately fell in love with the practice. Believing she was already recovering from depression and anxiety, she thought yoga would be a healthy habit. Maggie quickly discovered that yoga healed her in ways other therapies never could, and so she traveled to Rishikesh, India for teacher training. There, Maggie became empowered to create a life which would allow her to use her practice on and off of her mat. She continues to find new ways to do this through continuing her studies whenever she can, and by staying inspired by her passion for "recovery from life". Maggie believes every soul can benefit from the practice, and her classes offer modifications and advancements so that every body at every class can reap benefits and experience "wellth". When she is not in the studio, she can be found with her personal guru, her emotional support animal Hudson.

Rachel Dobkin

Rachel formally began her yoga studies in 2008 and completed her 250-hour Teaching Training at Dhyana Yoga. She practices Ashtanga yoga and currently studies with David Garrigues at the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. She's also studied Vinyasa yoga with Alex Holmes and John Vitarelli and alignment-based yoga with Gina Stickney-Weddle.

Rachel believes yoga can be beneficial for everyone, especially those who are suffering. She found relief from depression, anxiety and lower back pain, and is devoted to helping others heal. She takes a personalized approach to each student, and is enthusiastic about working with those who have physical limitations. Rachel’s alignment-based Vinyasa flow classes are challenging yet supportive, with options for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

 
Hot Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels) is a physically challenging, strength-building, heated Vinyasa Yoga class. Expert instructors will guide students through a unique sequence of yoga poses linked together by breath. Appropriate for those looking to cultivate cardio-vascular endurance and flexibility, clear the mind, and invigorate the body in a non-threatening environment. Be prepared to sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 11 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Kelly Love
  • Mon Dec 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Wed Dec 13 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Patricia Blumenauer
  • Wed Dec 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Cicelee Chappelle
  • Wed Dec 13 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erika Epstein
  • Thu Dec 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Erika Epstein
  • Thu Dec 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erika Epstein
  • Thu Dec 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Fri Dec 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Fri Dec 15 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Justine Bacon
  • Sat Dec 16 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Santella
  • Sun Dec 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Rachel Dobkin
  • Mon Dec 18 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Kelly Love
  • Mon Dec 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Wed Dec 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Patricia Blumenauer
  • Wed Dec 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Cicelee Chappelle
  • Wed Dec 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erika Epstein
  • Thu Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Erika Epstein
  • Thu Dec 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erika Epstein