Hot Yin-Yasa (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Ashley Rufo

Ashley took her first yoga class in eighth grade in a church basement. She did not find a regular practice until she came across a Vinyasa Flow class while studying at Penn State. She began practicing regularly a few times a week, until it became a part of her daily routine. She fell in love with the invigorating yet humbling practice and completed her 200 hour teaching training after graduating college. Ashley teaches a powerful class that is skillfully sequenced to open and strengthen targeted areas of the body while finding meditation through movement. She guides a fluid flow through asanas, incorporating variations and arm balances for a challenge of the body and mind. There is always something to work toward and a new edge to explore.

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.
 
This class is a hybrid of yang (active yoga) with yin (passive yoga). We will begin with the active portion of class to build strength, warmth and flow with fundamental yoga postures while relieving stress and tension by connecting breath with mindful movements. We will finish with yin (or passive yoga) to create flexibility, mindfulness and softness to release the connective tissues, create space and integrity in the joints and remove blockages to internal energy flow.
 

This class is suitable for all ages, abilities & physical conditions and will complement other active practices. This class is practiced in a room heated to 95 degrees and all levels are welcome.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Ashley Rufo
  • Sun Dec 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Dec 31 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Jan 07 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Jan 14 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Jan 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Jan 28 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Feb 04 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Feb 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Feb 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Feb 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Mar 04 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Mar 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Mar 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Mar 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Apr 01 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon
  • Sun Apr 08 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justine Bacon