Meet Our Teachers

Susan

D’Onofrio,

Owner

Lynn

Barre

Charlotte

Davis

Brandis

Gunderson

Dave

Hutchinson

Kirsten

Sawyer

Susan D’Onofrio, an Anusara-Inspired™ Yoga Teacher has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. She studied many different types of yoga before she discovered Anusara Yoga and believes that Anusara, with its heart-lifting philosophy of seeing the good in everything, allows yoga to be more accessible and enjoyable for beginners as well as long-time students. Susan thinks of yoga as a journey rather than a destination. It’s not about achieving a “goal” it’s the process that delivers the benefits. And the beauty of it is that it requires so little from the beginner….simply having your heart in the right place!

 

She offers gentle beginner and mixed level classes for those who would like to improve their health, increase their flexibility and enhance their sense of well-being in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. She includes Intermediate poses for those who have been practicing for a while and enjoy more challenge and depth. Her approach is gentle, supportive, patient, and enthusiastic.

 

 

 

 

 

(360) 319-1601 | E-mail Susan

Beginning Level

This level is designed for students new to yoga and students who are still refining the basics. The classes cover breath awareness, simple poses and include lots of individual attention.

 

Thursday @ 5:30-7 pm | Friday @ 9-10:30 am

 

 

Beginning / Intermediate

This level is designed for students who are just starting out and also for those who are ready for more in-depth instruction and more challenging poses. An assortment of poses with simplified modifications and more advanced variations will be taught so that each student can work at a level that is comfortable for them.

 

Monday @ 9-10:30 am | Wednesday @ 9-10:30 am | Sunday @ 9:30-11 am

 

 

 

Susan’s Class Pricing

Drop In – $15 | Punch Card – $120 for 10 classes

 

Private Lessons are Also Available

Lynn Barre has been teaching for twenty years, beginning at Om Yoga in New York. A lifelong student, she studied with teachers of diverse lineages as well as therapeutic systems outside of the yoga tradition. She draws on a background of restorative exercise and somatics as well as a professional dance career performing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Mixed Levels Yoga

A methodical practice to restore balance, cultivate presence and integration.  In this class, we’ll practice to clarify alignment and movement, making connections and awakening underutilized areas, so that practice may contribute to greater health, wellbeing and purpose.   

Slow and steady, appropriate for most students at any stage, with opportunities for nuance and refinement for those with more experience.  Please contact Lynn for more information.

 

Tuesday @ 9-10:30 am

Lynn’s Class Pricing

Drop In – $15 | Punch Card – $56 for 4 classes / $104 for 8 classes – valid for 90 days

Charlotte Sather Davis, Certifiied Iyengar Yoga Instructor, began studying yoga in 1995, and has taught since 2006. After studying in India in 1998, she concentrated her training in the Iyengar tradition. She has trained with many senior Iyengar teachers including Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Patricia Walden, Joan White, and Janet McLeod. She holds an advanced certification in Relax and Renew Restorative yoga, and is an Introductory I teacher in the Iyengar tradition. From her own experiences in class and in home practice, she has developed techniques to help all body types find ease and stability in the postures. Her compassionate and energetic teaching focuses on yoga as a mode of self-exploration and stress relief. She believes everybody can benefit from, and can truly enjoy the art of yoga.

 

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(360) 738-6442 | E-mail Charlotte

Mixed Levels Yoga

This class is suitable for a variety of levels. The yoga poses are approached in stages to help increase the depth of understanding as well as flexibility. Modifications and variations are presented for those at different levels of ability. All bodies and dispositions can deeply benefit this pragmatic approach to yoga.

 

 

Sunday @ 1-2:30 pm

Charlotte’s Class Pricing

Drop In – $15 | Punch Card – $120 for 10 classes valid for 90 days

 

Private Lessons are Also Available

Brandis Gunderson MPT, PYT-C, began practicing as a Physical Therapist 15 years ago focusing on working with patients with pain and orthopedic injuries. Over the years she has always felt something was missing in patient care and over the past 5 years has found the missing link, Medical Therapeutic Yoga. This is a holistic approach that looks at a person as a whole verses a diagnosis. Brandis now specializes in the use of Physioga (the combination of physical therapy and therapeutic yoga) with those she works with. It is used to help those who are recovering from injury, chronic pain, and even those who want to start a yoga practice or deepen the one they currently have. Physioga allows for those she works with to experience the healing benefits of PT and yoga in a safe and efficient way. Brandis is the owner of Baker to Bay Physical Therapy and Wellness in Bellingham.

 

www.bakertobaypt.com

(360) 656-6963 | E-mail Brandis

Physioga for Back Care: Keeping your Spine Strong

Physical Therapy Meets Yoga! 

Chronic low back pain is on the rise in America and yoga is now being considered as an effective method for treating it. Join Brandis as she provides you with a “self-care toolbox” for your low back, for core and spine strengthening to help prevent or manage low back pain symptoms. This combination of Medical Therapeutic Yoga and Physical Therapy (Physioga) will combine the best of yoga and conventional medical therapies. This class series will cover breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas), meditation, and will be taught in a course format including discussion of topics and yoga techniques. 

 

To Register: Call (360) 656-6963 | Email: E-mail Brandis
Learn More: www.bakertobaypt.com/physioga

 

Thursdays @ 9:00-10:00 am

Next session begins January 9, 2020.

Brandis’ Class Pricing

$115 for 6 week session|$20 drop in

$29: additional 30 minute private session

Dave Hutchinson has lived and trained in Bellingham for the last seven years.  He learned Ving Tsun from Sifu Matt Johnson at the Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy (VTSDA) in Chicago back in the early and mid 2000’s.

(425) 280-2047 | E-mail Dave

Ving Tsun

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is a compact, effective martial art that emphasizes the use of tools and tactics, rather than brute strength and endurance. It is not a boot camp, fitness blast or regimented sport fighting program. It is pure self-defense, designed for anyone of any size, weight or level of strength to have an advantage in a physical confrontation. More importantly, Ving Tsun practice creates a new sense of self-awareness in students and will transform their level of confidence, mindfulness and tolerance in everyday life. 

 

Monday & Wednesday @  6:30-8:00pm

Daves’s Class Pricing

$65 per month

 

Private Lessons are Also Available

Kirsten Sawyer was originally introduced to yoga in high school by her father to help her improve her surfing, but she has gained so much more from this journey. Kirsten has been practicing yoga for about 6 years. Her favorite poses are dancer’s pose and forearm balance. Kirsten’s passion is to inspire people to nourish, love, and honor their bodies. She grew up near the ocean on the island of O’ahu and has an immense amount of love for everything this planet has to offer us. Kirsten is an adventuring, adrenaline rushing, spunky, vibrant, endlessly exploring yogi.

(808) 489-7692 | E-mail Kirsten

Yoga with Kirsjah

Yoga with Kirsjah is a 60 minute vinyasa-inspired yoga sculpt class. This type of practice incorporates 2 to 5lb. (light) weights, a HIIT style workout, mild cardio, and funky upbeat house music. Students of all levels & practice styles are welcome; modifications are always offered.

 

Tuesday @ 7-8 pm 

Saturday @ 9:30-10:30 am 

 

Kirsten’s Class Pricing

First Class is Free | Drop In – $10 | $45 for 5 classes | $70 for 10 classes

 

Private Lessons are Also Available