Please join us under the YOGAlicious tent at the Spring Fling Bicycle Criterium downtown – bring a dish and enjoy watching this athletic event with the kula! Beverages will be provided by YL AND here’s our Spring Fling Class Schedule:
Fri, May 3: 8:30am Basics and 12pm Lunch Hour – yes!
Sat., May 4: 11am Power Yoga – yes! 12:30pm Restorative – CANCELLED
Sun., May 5: 4pm Mixed Level – CANCELLED.
Enjoy Spring Fling weekend!
KULA: A Sanskrit word meaning family or community.
YOGAlicious invites you to join us on Saturday, May 18th at 7pm at the home of Adrienne and Tim for a potluck gathering! We come with open hearts to celebrate our diversity, to learn from, and to grow with one another in order to serve the greater good. Bring folding chairs, your favorite dish and preferred beverage. All families and children are welcome! Please mark your calendars and come by the studio for the address.
It’s official! The 2013/2014 YOGAlicious 200-Hour Teacher Training is a go! Click the following link to download the application for this Yoga Alliance Certified program and join the fun. TT Application
Intermediate Iyengar Series
with Jan LeFrancois,
Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor
Five Saturdays March-May
9:00 – 10:30 am
Fee: $15 drop-in
Jan’s first series was so popular we’re extending it! Known for being precise and powerful, Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment of the body in poses, and alignment of the body with the breath and with the mind. This Intermediate Iyengar series will take place the following Saturdays: March 30, April 6, 20, 27 and May 11. Students participating should have a good foundation in the standing poses and some experience with backbends, including upward bow, and inversions, including shoulderstand and headstand. Jan LeFrancois is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher (Intermediate Junior 1 level).
Register in the studio or online, please.
A big thank you is due to instructors Toy Wong and Audrey Hope for representing YOGAlicious, Saturday, Nov. 17, at VCOM’s Fall Children’s Day! This event was the first annual health fair for children initiated by the students in their pediatrics rotation. Many Spartanburg children and parents tried yoga for the first time with them – yay!
225-Hour Teacher Training
YOGAlicious announces its Yoga Alliance Certified 225-Hour Teacher Training Program beginning in September 2012.
Adrienne Z Ables, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Co-owner of YOGAlicious Yoga Studio, Adrienne has been practicing yoga for over a decade and teaching for over eight years. Her inspiration to teach came when her first beloved yoga teacher asked her to substitute one night. She hasn’t looked back since. Adrienne has studied with Stephanie Keach, Erich Schiffmann, Stacey Millner-Collins, Kelley Gardner, Sarah Faircloth and Martin Kirk. She completed her first teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center and is certified to teach Vinyasa Flow, Restorative & Pre & Post Natal yoga. Adrienne’s emphasis is the process of taking lessons learned on the mat into your everyday life – where real yoga takes place.
Monica Eva Foster, E-RYT 500
Co-owner of YOGAlicious Yoga Studio, Monica Foster’s first introduction to yoga occurred in 1993 when she took class during a lunch hour. She immediately fell in love with yoga’s ability to open and strengthen muscles while at the same time calming and centering the mind.
She completed her first teacher training and became a registered yoga teacher in June of 2004 and holds special certifications in Children’s and Pre/Post Natal Yoga instruction. She is deeply grateful to have studied with teachers Stephanie Keach, Stacey Millner-Collins, Sarah Faircloth, Kelley Gardner, Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell, Elena Brower, Doug Swenson, Edward Clark, Joe Taft, Ross Rayburn, Marsha Wenig, and numerous others. Foster has also studied Yoga Therapeutics intensively with Martin Kirk and philosophy with Douglas Brooks and Bill Mahony. Foster’s classes fuse humor, playfulness, and intelligence while integrating special emphasis on proper physical alignment. She aims to empower each student by helping them play their edge with safety and greater spatial awareness. Having lived around the world in places such as Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC, and Seoul, Korea, Foster’s previous professional experiences include work in the advertising and film industries. She is married with a daughter and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and the art of conversation. Her core belief is that it’s important to give back to both the local and global communities whenever and however possible. “We are all in this game of life together,” says Foster. “Why not do what we can to elevate one another as often as possible?” Her yoga practice helps her apply that philosophy daily, both on and off the mat.
Catherine Drennan Querin, E-RYT 500
Co-owner of YOGAlicious Yoga Studio, Catherine is a Spartanburg native. She began her foray into the fitness world at age nineteen when she became a certified personal trainer. She works with special populations including seniors, those with Multiple Sclerorsis, severe arthritis, and high blood pressure. Her first yoga teacher trainings were in 1996 before national certification was available. She completed the Stephanie Keach Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Teacher Training in 1999, the Advanced Teacher Training and also Vinyasa Teacher Training at the Asheville Yoga Center. After her studies with Stephanie at the Asheville Yoga Center she continued studying with Rod Stryker, Doug Swenson, Stacey Milner-Collins, Sarah Faircloth, Kelley Gardner, Betsey Downing, Bill Mahony, Douglas Brooks, Scott Blossom, Stephanie and Michael Johnson, and Ana Forrest. In 2007 she took a workshop from teacher Todd Norian and knew she had found her true, passion in this unique style of yoga. She is a certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and nutritionist. For the last seven years she has studied alignment-based yoga therapeutics. She offers individual sessions for those who prefer to focus on their goals, whether it’s to improve physical fitness, work with specific injuries or ailments, or for those who want to learn in a private setting. She is also available for corporate or group classes. Catherine says, “I am thankful for all of my teachers throughout the years, on the mat and off the mat. My greatest teachers are my family, my husband Steve, my daughter Grace, my son Nicholas and my incredible dogs Daisy and Ziggy. Yoga to me is playful and fun and my intention for each class is for my students to walk out with a smile on their face.” Catherine is an artist who paints and works with mixed medias and owns a jewelry business with her mom, dots Jewelry.
Nikki Caulk, RYT
Nikki Caulk has been practicing yoga for ten years and received her 200-hour Yoga teacher certification from the Asheville Yoga Center in 2005. Her teaching draws on her training in Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga and her experience in the creative arts and community work.
Marie Chan, RYT 500
Marie was introduced to yoga over ten years ago and started practicing on her own to add flexibility, balance, energy, strength and endurance, both physically and spiritually. That blend became the focus of her classes. Inspired by all her teachers and with a desire to incorporate Yoga as a way of life she went on to complete the 200 and 500 hour teacher certification programs at the Asheville Yoga Center. While trained in the dynamic style of Vinyasa Flow, she also incorporates elements of alignment, Yin, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga. She also teaches Senior and Prenatal yoga. Marie resides in Rutherford County where she teaches at local studios and at Isothermal Community College continuing education.
Laura Clinton, RYT
Laura was introduced to Yoga through Pilates eight years ago. She was inspired by many of the teachers of YOGAlicious to attend the Asheville Yoga Center for her teacher training with Stephanie Keach. Laura has also been a public educator for ten years, and is enthused about being a part of this studio!
Audrey is a Spartanburg native. She began practicing yoga 12 years ago to increase flexibility and balance for her passion for rock climbing. She became certified to teach Children’s yoga in 2009 through the Angel Bear Yoga program in Highlands, NC. Audrey’s creative approach to teaching ensures children an engaging experience while learning the principles of yoga. Audrey is full of energy and light and enjoys playing and teaching yoga to children.
Christian began practicing yoga nine years ago to increase flexibility and decrease stress. He has since incorporated the Yoga philosophy and discipline into his life and now enjoys the benefits of this remarkable practice. Christian completed his teacher certification in Vinyasa Flow at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2007.
Elaine Lang, RYT
Elaine finds yoga essential for living life with joy and ease. She enjoys sharing yoga with others and is very happy to teach at YOGAlicious. A graduate of the Asheville Yoga Center Teacher Training program, Elaine is also a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Group Facilitator.