Hot Vinyasa Yoga (Vigorous Flow)


This class is taught by:

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.

Jacki Steuer

 
Jacki was first drawn to yoga in 2009 because of the way it allowed her to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life. She fell in love with the mental clarity and peacefulness it brought her. It then grew into a daily practice in 2012 when she was training for a marathon. She recognized that the physical practice of yoga was exactly what she needed to balance out her weight training and running regime. Today, it is one of the most important parts of her life. Jacki believes that the union of mind, body and spirit that the practice of yoga gives us is the most important gift that someone can give themselves. With the intention of being able to help others give themselves this beautiful gift, Jacki enrolled in her 200 hour teacher training at the Zen Den.
 

Always up for a challenge, Jacki is drawn to arm balances and a practice that will not only leave her feeling at peace but one that will also push her to deepen her practice. She guides her students through a well balanced vinyasa flow while offering modifications and more advanced options. Her classes are suitable for all levels, allowing you to make the most of your unique practice.

Sarah Song

 
Sarah had her first experience with yoga at a Bikram studio in college, but did not fully embrace her practice until finding vinyasa studio in her hometown several years later. She started practicing yoga for a low-impact form of physical exercise after experiencing a concussion and minor injuries from a car accident, but stayed for the mental and spiritual benefits. After encouragement from the studio's owner, Sarah completed her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance. She currently volunteers at the Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center teaching yoga for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers. With a background in engineering and biomedical sciences, Sarah focuses on alignment and connecting movement with breath. She offers a fun playlist with mindful, but challenging flows, allowing her students to explore their practice and bodies.

Lisa O'Rear

 
Lisa first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2009, and by 2010 completed her first 200 hour teacher training. Lisa has been teaching at Philly Power Yoga since 2010. Her desire to continue to grow both on and off her mat led to her complete 200 hour teacher training at DIG Yoga and to date she has completed over 400 hours of training. Through alignment, she challenges students to realize both their inner and outer strength. Her classes are creatively sequenced, challenging and heartfelt. Originally from Miami, Lisa now resides in Philadelphia. When not on her mat, she can be found either running, spinning or getting together with her friends and family.

Jillian Bussey

 
Jillian began practicing yoga in 2001 to heal her body from years of running. She began a consistent practice and was amazed by the remarkable transformations occurring in her body, and especially the shifts in her mind. In 2012, she completed an Anusara-inspired 200-hour training in Bryn Mawr, PA. The philosophy of uniting Attitude (heart), Alignment (mind) + Action (body) deeply resonates with Jillian to this day. She is continuing her studies towards a 500-hour certification in The Advanced Training at Three Queens Yoga. Jillian encourages a lighthearted yet thoughtful space and leads unique vinyasa sequences aimed to challenge + restore the body + mind.

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.
 
Hot Vinyasa Yoga (Vigorous Flow) is a high energy, vigorous vinyasa (meaning, relatively fast-paced and one breath per movement for a portion of the class) flow, targeting core and over all strength building. Our vigorous class will stretch, flex and work your entire body. Arm balances and inversions may be offered, along with modifications appropriate for beginners. Expect to move & sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 24 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Justine Bacon
  • Tue Sep 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jacki Steuer
  • Tue Sep 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sarah Song
  • Tue Sep 25 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Lisa O'Rear
  • Wed Sep 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Sarah Song
  • Wed Sep 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jillian Bussey
  • Thu Sep 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jacki Steuer
  • Thu Sep 27 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa O'Rear
  • Fri Sep 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa O'Rear
  • Sat Sep 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Lisa O'Rear
  • Sat Sep 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa O'Rear
  • Mon Oct 01 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Kelly Love
  • Tue Oct 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jacki Steuer
  • Tue Oct 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Kelly Love
  • Tue Oct 02 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Lisa O'Rear
  • Wed Oct 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Sarah Song
  • Wed Oct 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jillian Bussey
  • Thu Oct 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jacki Steuer
  • Thu Oct 04 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa O'Rear
  • Fri Oct 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa O'Rear