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This class is taught by:

Suzie Atkin

In 2006, due to the nudging of a good friend, I haphazardly stumbled into a 6-week Kundalini Yoga workshop. I had no idea why we were doing weird breathing exercises and making odd noises, but I was fascinated and intrigued. It was such a different experience from my fast paced, stress filled life where it was easier to keep moving then to sit, be still and be with what was there. And I clearly wasn’t ready. For years afterward I took the harder path: climbing ladders, never stopping, burning out.

And then, as it happens, tragedy struck. As Elizabeth Lesser puts it: “Some of us need a cataclysmic event to find our way toward ‘the center of our own existence’”. So when I finally came back to Yoga, it was with a deep need for healing. And through that healing I have found my Wholeness, which, for me, is finding joy in every bit of this life experience. There is no question that life has difficulty. And yet, through continually cultivating awareness and equanimity, we become able to, as Buddha says, “rest like a giant tree in the midst of it all”. I’m grateful for the beautiful, simple technology of Yoga to expand my perspective and chip away at the calcification of life’s conditioning so I can see clearly and respond from a place of centeredness and love. And it is from this place of love that I humbly share this knowledge and experience with others. Because, truly, we are all connected and in this together. - Namaste.

Off the mat, Suzie enjoys mountain biking and cycling, adventures in the woods, cuddling with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Heidi Kaurin-Smith

“I am inspired by how a regular yoga practice unlocks tight muscles and joints to allow greater freedom of movement. It’s not a surprise I can move through my day with greater ease, my heart and mind open to more compassion for myself and others. The expert and novice can practice side by side and equally benefit from the same class. Both bring valuable truths of humility, tenacity, and grace to share with the community. In yoga, everyone is a student. Everyone is a teacher.”

Heidi has lived in Bentonville for almost 20 years. When she's not on the mat, she enjoys watching her twin girls develop into vivacious women, laughing at her husband’s corny jokes, and being nourished by rich friendships.

Sherry Fitzgerald

"I have been a health and fitness enthusiast all my life; actively taking and teaching various exercise classes since college. I started practicing yoga at home 20 years ago to help relieve neck and shoulder stiffness caused by
my working in an office all day. Little did I know how much more yoga would bring to my life! Not only did yoga release muscle tension, but I felt stronger and calmer which enabled me to deal with stress better. Yoga provides me a sense of balance! As a result, I have been practicing, discovering and learning about yoga ever since. I value how
yoga brings me fully present in the moment, while challenging me to increase my strength both physically and mentally - cultivating the mind-body connection. Helping others find their path and strength within yoga is what motivates me to teach. Favorite quotes to live by: “Live what you love.” & “You are stronger than you think.”
 
When Sherry is not on the yoga mat, she's reading a good book, spending time with friends or outdoors hiking or biking the trails of Northwest Arkansas and experiencing the adventures her two golden retrievers provide on daily walks.

Casey Kuth

"As a full-time devoted wife and mom, I loved walking and being outdoors, going on adventures with my kids were my "workouts". As my children grew older, life changed and I found myself with more time to devote to myself. I began running!
Then I discovered yoga and I found that above any other activity, yoga could calm and energize me, and give me clarity and strength. So much strength that I was able to run 2 marathons injury free.
My practice has become a very worshipful experience, Choosing mantras that include bible verses are my favorite and always help me feel more connected and grounded and ready for my day.
I wanted to become a certified yoga teacher to share my love for movement and the power of stillness with others.
I hope to empower others through encouragement and gentle guidance. I love teaching beginners and introducing people to yoga!
I'm Excited about what the future holds, I welcome you to join in my wellness journey and endless pursuit of living a strong and courageous life."

When she is not on the mat, Casey loves her job at a local Elementary school, reading, running, playing outside, as well as spending time with her growing family!

WARM ~ Learn the building blocks of a Power Vinyasa Flow.  In this class we will break down the poses in a way that will help you develop a strong foundation in your practice.  Discover the connection between your body and breath as we focus on alignment.  The practice and methodology in this class will inspire you to flow!  Great for beginners and also for advanced students who want to deepen their practice.
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Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Suzie Atkin
  • Wed Oct 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith
  • Thu Oct 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Mon Oct 30 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Casey Kuth
  • Wed Nov 01 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith
  • Thu Nov 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Mon Nov 06 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Casey Kuth
  • Wed Nov 08 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith
  • Thu Nov 09 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Mon Nov 13 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Casey Kuth
  • Wed Nov 15 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith
  • Thu Nov 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Casey Kuth
  • Mon Nov 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Wed Nov 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith
  • Mon Nov 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Casey Kuth
  • Wed Nov 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith
  • Thu Nov 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Mon Dec 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Casey Kuth
  • Wed Dec 06 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Heidi Kaurin-Smith


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