In 2010 I cautiously took my first yoga class with Joseph Stingley, after continually seeing 120 eager and dedicated students wrapped around the block each Saturday morning, waiting to get into the gym's studio. After years and years of intense physical activity, as well as years of addictive and unfulfilling behaviors, I wanted to connect to something deeper. I was instantly moved by this dance like moving meditation. He told me I would soon be teaching.
What kept me coming back to class? Learning to practice, not perform. Learning to know when to step back, and when to trust myself and push past fear, how to be in the moment without reacting- these are gifts I continually receive from practicing yoga- and gifts I authentically strive to share through teaching. In 2011-2012 I completed my 200hr certification through the guidance of Joseph Stingley. I enjoy teaching a powerful vinyasa flow, focused on alignment and breath control that pushes boundaries yet leaves you feeling balanced, energized and uplifted.
Sally Dire instructs the following:
Integrate breath, movement, alignment, strength and flexibility for a true Vinyasa experience. This uplifting and energizing class is suitable for beginners and challenging for practicing yogis. Class is practiced in a warm room (83-85 degrees) with no added humidity. (1 hour)
This power class will tone and sculpt every major muscle group. Add this class to your regular yoga practice to boost your metabolism and push your strength and flexibility to new heights. Free weights are added to a traditional vinyasa sequence, creating resistance and intensifying each pose. Strength training is incorporated to build lean muscle mass. After adding this power class, you will see visible results in your body. (60 min; Room is heated 86-88 degrees)
Practice in this open-level vinyasa flow with optional inversions set to upbeat, current music. This rockin class turns up the heat through an energetic vinyasa practice where you will develop flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance. You will be challenged by traditional and creative sequences with modifications offered throughout the class if you are newer to the practice or simply want to take it down a notch. Be ready to sweat as you link your breath to the flow. This Rockin flow is appropriate for all who are physically fit; Previous yoga experience recommended. (65 min; Intensity Level 1/2, Room is Heated)