Yoga I

This class is taught by:

Donna Britt

Donna Britt first took yoga 15 years ago in Mexico and fell in love with its beauty, precision and spirituality. After studying Iyengar and vinyasa flow yoga locally for several years, she learned that her favorite yoga teacher was moving out of the state. Britt was flattered--and terrified--when the teacher asked if she'd like to take over teaching her class. After training with Yogafit, Britt taught yoga for three years at White Oak Sport & Health and a number of private clients. She is a member of the International Association of Black Yoga Instructors.

Claudia Neuman

Claudia Neuman, E-RYT 500, YACEP, MSW. , was born in Los Angeles and began her formal yoga training in 1984 at Yoga works in Santa Monica, California. In the course of her training at Yoga Works, she was able to study with and assist some of today's top teachers, (Rod Stryker, Eric Shiffman) as well as study with Pattabi Jois, (the creator of Astanga Yoga). In 1993, she was initiated into the ISHTA yoga system by Rod Stryker. While at USC completing a Masters degree in Social Work, she taught yoga to students and faculty alike. In 2005 she received certification in Anusara Yoga from John Friend. In 2012 she began studying again with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in the Tantra tradition, completing several of the Para Yoga Master Training programs. Claudia’s classes reflect her rich background of yoga experience as well as the love and dedication to her life-long practice of yoga. Look for Claudia's regular quarterly articles in Pathways Magazine.

Francine Brungardt

Francine’s independent and intuitive yogic studies began over thirty years ago. First practicing with Lilias Folan via the rabbit-eared black and white t.v. screen on top of a dresser in her parent’s bedroom, she’s followed her heart through various paths and lessons ever since. Her roots stand firmly in the Hatha tradition and her primary influences from the alignment based branches of yoga continue to inform and inspire her.

Francine's Clients Say:

"Prenatal yoga with Francine is the highlight of my week. Classes are gentle but purposeful, and meeting other mamas is so nice." Amy W. 9/2017

"It was my first time attending a prenatal yoga class (at 20 pregnant) and I left feeling so inspired! Francine is wonderful and let's you do everything at your pace and comfort level. I came in with back pain and left feeling no pain and excited about attending the next class!" Nadia J, 7/2016

"Very relaxing and friendly environment. The receptionist was very welcoming. I did pre-natal yoga. The teacher, Francine, was really nice to put me at ease since it was my first time. She also provided good advices during the lesson to do postures at the very best and after she recommended other courses I can attend in my conditions. I think it is a very good investment for yourself and I think I will also try the many other services they offer!" Francesca B., 10/15

"Francine is such a nurturing guide for all of the mamas in her pre and post natal class. She gently encourages women to stretch and build strength for their changing bodies while honoring the new life building within. She takes the time to get to know individual students and provides emotional as well as physical support. I recommend this class to all mamas!" Annie N. 11/2015

Kathleen Page

Kathy is a graduate of Blue Heron's 2010 Yoga Teacher Training program. Kathy enjoys sharing her love of yoga with others and inspiring others to greater well-being.
Her Clients Say:
"Kathy's healthy back class is the best!" Rosemary F;.  9/2017

"Kathleen's Yoga for a Healthy Back class is fantastic for my back and posture. Her knowledge of anatomy is extensive, and she is always open to questions and individual concerns,"  judy R., 6/2017

"Kathy Page's lunchtime yoga on Wednesdays at noon is pretty special. Try it out!"  Patricia B.  11/15

"I took the noon class with Kathleen. She had a good sequence for hip openers I enjoyed the flow of the class. Kathleen also added helpful alignment tips"  Marina C.  11/15

Lisa Kiely

Lisa Kiely, Registered Yoga Teacher 500 HR
Lisa began practicing yoga simply as physical practice but over time realized it was so much more. Wanting to understand the history and practice of yoga, she completed her 200 and 300 hour teacher training at the Yoga Center of Columbia. Lisa has also completed the Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors program at Duke Integrative Medicine. She teaches alignment-based Hatha yoga and strives to develop classes that are fun and accessible. Lisa believes everyone can practice yoga, and is committed to making sure her students feel safe and welcome!

Sherry Weber

Sherry has been a practicing massage therapist for over ten years. She is a graduate of The Baltimore School of Massage. She has experience working in a variety of settings. She has worked extensively with seniors, worked with parents and caregivers teaching infant massage, in corporate offices, health fairs, and wellness retreats doing seated massage. Her toolbox includes techniques from Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial and Thai massage. Sherry believes that massage and yoga belong together, and are two of the best things you can do for yourself! She considers herself blessed to be doing what she loves!
In Yoga I the emphasis is on developing awareness of the body and learning alignment. Students will be introduced to Sun Salutations and other basic poses, as well as breathing techniques.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Britt
  • Sun Oct 22 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Claudia Neuman
  • Mon Oct 23 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Francine Brungardt
  • Wed Oct 25 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kathleen Page
  • Wed Oct 25 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lisa Kiely
  • Thu Oct 26 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Sherry Weber
  • Thu Oct 26 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Claudia Neuman
  • Sat Oct 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Britt
  • Sun Oct 29 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Claudia Neuman
  • Mon Oct 30 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Francine Brungardt
  • Wed Nov 01 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kathleen Page
  • Wed Nov 01 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Zeshan Mustafa
  • Thu Nov 02 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Zeshan Mustafa
  • Thu Nov 02 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Claudia Neuman
  • Sat Nov 04 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Britt
  • Sun Nov 05 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Claudia Neuman
  • Mon Nov 06 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Francine Brungardt
  • Wed Nov 08 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kathleen Page
  • Wed Nov 08 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Zeshan Mustafa
  • Thu Nov 09 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Zeshan Mustafa