The only thing constant is change...

Gentle


This class is taught by:

Willow Weir

I started doing yoga not because I wanted to achieve inner peace, but because I was very active and needed some balance in my life. I love running competitively and fitness, good food and happy people. When I am not chasing my 5 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 husband around the house I try to fit my own yoga into that life. I am often found in fun poses in the living room, trying to do downward dog while my 3 year old clings to my back like some kind of marsupial baby. Or you can find me balanced on my husbands’ feet trying some acroyoga for fun.
I will finish my Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology this spring, and hope to combine my love of yoga with my Masters education to create a therapy program that will help people mind and body. My practice now is all about learning and sharing my yoga with others. I am completing my yoga instructor training under Bonnie Burke and her Yoga for Health program. I am constantly expanding my practice with training in kids yoga, partner yoga, acroyoga, yin yoga, yoga for special populations and yoga for the outdoors. I believe that when you stop learning your story ends.
Yoga isn't about the perfect pose or being the most flexible, it’s about enjoying yourself and finding that yes, you can fall over in a room full of people and smile getting back up.My passion for teaching others comes from a love of educating myself
When I empower others to be healthy creative and connected to themselves I in turn more fully do the same.

Willow Weir

Emily Spencer

Emily began practicing yoga as a dynamic training tool for swimming and cross country. She simultaneously completed her undergraduate degree in scientific illustration and her formal yoga training in Savannah, Georgia in 2012, and has been fortunate to share what she has learned for the last few years. She is a mobile yogi, and has taught classes in her yoga home of Savannah, as well as Roanoke, Virginia, and the midwest in Evansville, Indiana. She incorporates a deep appreciation of anatomical alignment in her yoga classes and celebrates both the resilience and fragility of the human body. She enjoys instructing Vinyasa Flow, creating new transitions to enter into familiar poses, and offering hands-on adjustments. She believes in the ability of conscious movement to heal and transform the mind and body. Emily unrolls the mat to inspire creativity and invites her students to do the same.

Danielle Tiller Hurd

Danielle is a licensed massage therapist, holistic aromatherapist and yoga enthusiast in Chambersburg, PA. Her formal education included traditional college studies at Strayer University as well as classes at Synergy Massage School and the Baltimore School of Massage York Campus. Her belief that the mind can affect the body’s wellbeing lead her to also study Neuro Linguistic Programming through Laura West, CHt of Hypnosis Maryland. In her attempts to educate and empower others, she has given wellness presentations at schools, conferences, medical offices and wellness studios in NY, PA, MD and VA. She enjoys leading workshops in aromatherapy, yoga, chakra balancing, and guided imagery meditation. Follow her on Facebook.com/DanielleMarieLMT

Lauren Carty

Lauren is a life long resident of Chambersburg, PA, an artist, local educator and yoga enthusiast. She began her yoga practice over 20 years ago and having realized the amazing benefits sought out her own certification as an instructor. She completed her 500 hour teacher training and has loved every moment of it.

With over 800 teaching and training hours completed, Lauren is currently enrolled at Maryland University of Integrative Health to complete a Master's Program in Yoga Therapy.  With this degree, Lauren will be able to more completely integrate her knowledge into helping others.  She has also completed her Level 1 training in iRest, which is a healing modality that the VA hospitals use treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  

In May of 2017 she will begin her adventure with Thai Yoga Massage.

She is very committed to growing and learning more about yoga’s mind, body and spiritual benefits. She had longed to be able to open her own studio to have the freedom to create the kind of environment she felt did not exist in other studios where she taught, one that incorporates art, yoga and an energy of healing.  She was able to make that a reality at the end of 2013 with the purchase and renovation of the Lotus Moon building in downtown Chambersburg.

Heather Smucker

Heather Smucker is a yoga teacher from central Pennsylvania. She graduated from Om My Yoga Academy with 200 teaching hours. She specializes in guided meditation, restorative and gentle yoga. Beginners always welcome.
"Gentle Yoga" is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. This class provides a workout without putting unnecessary strain on the yoga student. Employing modifications and props as necessary to standard yoga poses allows for a safe practice-all while allowing the body to achieve each position comfortably.
This class focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension. Appropriate for beginners and experienced students who simply prefer to move at a slower pace.  We will also spend time taking base asanas apart and looking at posture, anatomy and benefits and contraindications of poses as well.