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Gretchen Donovan

The art and science of yoga is far more than the poses we practice. It is a complete system of conversion that brings us into communion with our self and the brilliant forces of nature.

Through yoga we find our inner strength, tap into our inherent wisdom and manifest our very best in all that we do. This is living mindfully through skillful listening, action, determination and resolve.

Gretchen has been a practitioner of yoga for over two decades. After considerable experimentation and investigation, she is grounded in the well-rounded tradition of Hatha Yoga. Having studied with Tim Miller (Ashtanga Yoga) Tias Little (Prajna Yoga) and Caroline Belko (Iyengar Yoga), her teaching cultivates a broad range of practices. She carefully weaves the subtle energy and precision of these disciplines into her instruction creating a unique style. With a thirst for Buddhist philosophy, anatomy, somatic movement and meditation her humility grows deeper on and off the mat. She is registered with Yoga Alliance and a co-founder of Mindfulness Yoga for Trauma.

www.gretchenyoga.net

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Sunday 11:00 AM-12:15 PM – Hatha Yoga (All levels welcome)

Gretchen teaches contemplative education through yoga and meditation and welcomes all levels of practitioners.  Grounded in ancient tradition, her teaching blends both classical and contemporary styles for students willing to dive deeper into their open hearts and minds.  This class weaves traditional asana with anatomy and dharma to inspire, educate and transform even the skeptical student.

Having a variety of practitioners in the same class promotes a humbleness for the more intermediate/advanced students and extra support for those who fear leaving the comforts of their habitual patterns. Collectively, we work together with subtle energies, precision and the art of deep listening in yoga and meditation.

“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce