CPI, CNMT, CR,
CPP has been
a certified yoga
1998. She is
and has formed
art of dance
with yoga. Her
anatomy and human kinetics is prevalent in all of her classes.
She teaches anatomy and physiology,
is an accredited neuromuscular
therapy and rehabilitation
educator, and maintains
a full Pilates apparatus
training practice. Her
yoga classes combine
all of her knowledge
with classical yoga techniques
including: pranayama, vinyasa, meditation, inversion, balance,
and most of all her immense love of yoga! All
Abbey is a certified
prenatal yoga instructor. She has experience as a doula,
is a certified prenatal massage therapist, and is the co-creator
of "Womb Wellness", a comprehensive prenatal massage
certification program. She practiced prenatal yoga throughout
her own pregnancy and knows first hand how yoga helps achieve
a healthy pregnancy. Her prenatal yoga class incorporates relaxation,
hip openers, strengthening, and pranayama with an emphasis on
safety. Email Abbey at email@example.com.
Abbey Brewer is taking maternity leave June and July. Neal Asher was born on May 18th!
We have 2 talented teacher to fill in for Abbey while she is on leave:
Heather Ridgway RYT (200) will be teaching All Levels Challenge on Mondays from 4:30 – 5:45 pm, June 4th through July 30th, omitting July 19th. Heather graduated from the Marietta Center for Yoga and Well-Being 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2012. She has been taking Abbey’s class almost weekly for many years. She knows how it’s done!
Marcelle Hammock-Frampton will be teaching Abbey’s Prenatal/Postnatal class on Mondays, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, June 11th – July 30th. Marcelle's yoga journey began in prenatal. During a time of excitement and uncertainty she was looking for a way to gain calm and focus to prepare for labor and delivery. What she found was a guided path that awakened her to reconnect with her spirit. Marcelle's unwavering devotion to her practice has led her to share with others through teaching what she has learned. Committed to her practice she continues to study and hopes to inspire confidence, connection, and an understanding of one’s own light with love and direction.
T.V.K. Desikachar said, “The only authentic yoga is one which works for each person according to circumstances and needs and there are many possibilities.” Marcelle concentrates on teaching mind, whole body, and spirit alignment as this is what she practices herself. With respect and gratitude she looks forward to seeing you in class.
E-RYT (500) is a psychotherapist who discovered the amazing benefits of yoga and became certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy in 1997, later travelling to India to complete her 500 hour certification through the Himalayan Institute. Her classes are generally a slow flow of postures, often including yin yoga (longer held poses for stretching the inner connective tissue) and restorative yoga (using bolsters to support deep relaxation). She emphasizes listening to your own body, and honoring what is right for you in each moment, inviting non-judgmental awareness on all levels – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The classes include yogic breathing, asanas (postures), relaxation, mudras (yoga for your hands), pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation. Her classes are gentle, but you will increase strength, tone, flexibility, and focus, while reducing the effects of stress and deepening your connection with inner wisdom and serenity. Beginning and continuing students are welcome. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-RYT (500) earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance-approved
Yoga Teacher Training & Certification through Peachtree Yoga
Center and her 500-hour Yoga Alliance Advanced Studies Teacher
through Asheville Yoga
Center in Asheville,
NC. She is thrilled to
be sharing the healing, transformative effects of yoga at Marietta
are taught in a flowing
Vinyasa style, interlinking poses
through a series of movements
along with held postures to build strength
and balance. Becky's classes
focus on a three pronged
approach to healing the
mind, body, and spirit
through a combination
of asana, pranayama and
meditation, with an emphasis on instruction and attention to detail.
Becky's collection of 5-minute, imagery-guided meditations, Moonbeams & Fireflies, was
published summer 2010. Becky teaches All Levels,
Beginner - Intermediate.
Melanie Sharp, RYT since 2011 and a long time member of the Marietta Center for Yoga and Well Being community, teaches the Tuesday morning class at 11:30. Melanie’s teaching combines the styles of hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative and yin yoga, with a little bit of mediation and breath work added in. Melanie’s teaching helps students to work on increasing strength, flexibility, and coordination, while learning to listen to their own bodies. Her classes are gentle, but with opportunities for students to challenge themselves if they want to. Participants in Melanie's class will learn to relax in poses and in life, and to laugh and have fun in the process. She can be reached at email@example.com or 404-217-6428.
The Monday, noon Yin Yoga is a slow paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. Poses target the connective tissue of the body (tendons, ligaments, and fascia) with the goal of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Most poses are passive and performed while seated or in a reclining position and primarily affect the lower parts of the body like the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissue and account for about fifty percent of the body’s flexibility. Poses are held with the muscles fully relaxed, allowing time and gravity to deepen the stretch. Melanie’s class will include one hour of asanas (yoga postures) and 15 minutes of guided meditation and svasana (final relaxation pose). Join Melanie to stretch your body and calm your mind~what a great way to start your week!
Stegman, BS, MAud, CR, RYT completed
her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Marietta Center for Yoga and Well Being,
and has her
Yoga for Scoliosis Certification, and is the only certified yoga for scoliosis
trainer in the State of Georgia. Bev has worked in the healthcare industry
for over 28 years. She currently owns and manages Foundation Therapy Centers,
outpatient physical and occupational therapy providers in Roswell and Sandy
A retired gymnast who
sustained a back injury at age 18 with
subsequent lumbar spinal fusion and progressive scoliosis, she suffered
for years from daily back pain and worsening posture. Bev decided there
had to be a natural organic way to manage pain, improve posture and
find balance. Yoga was the answer. Bev desires to share the healing
power and benefits of yoga with others.
It is estimated that over 80%
of people will experience back or neck
pain at some time in their lives. The Yoga Back Care classes
focus on preventing and/or reducing back and neck pain, improving core/
leg strength and postural alignment. Breath work and muscular release are
incorporated in all classes.
Tuesdays at 7:00pm Restorative Yoga for Back Care and Stress Release: This practice allows you to turn off the stress response and allow the body to heal. You will practice breathwork and restorative poses using props to release unhealthy holding patterns in the body, and gravity and relaxation to heal the body. Sink into total relaxation and sleep well with less stress, tension and pain.
Beginning and continuing students welcome.
Email Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org