All Levels Vinyasa

This class is taught by:

Chrissy Downing

Chrissy took her first yoga class in 2009 after much encouragement from her sister. She spent several hours afterward gushing about new-found body awareness and a sudden ability to sit up straight. She still finds the meditative quality of alignment to be one of the best ways to explore postures, build focus, and still the mind. “When I'm really focusing on a particular component of a pose, I’m totally absorbed and distractions fade away." She strives to create that experience for her students, using precise cues and thoughtful sequencing. In her class, expect a balance of strength, flexibility, and relaxation. She uses a combination of dynamic movement and longer holds culminating in a ‘peak posture’ in order to invite learning and exploration. And expect options––lots and lots of options––because she believes that students know what serves them best.

Diane Boyd

Diane began teaching yoga at Furman University in 2007 and has been RYT certified since 2010. In the first few months of her teaching practice she was advised by her doctor to wear running shoes to protect her healing left posterior tibial tendon--while teaching! This is a metaphor for how she designs classes and provides instruction: with safety, protection, and authenticity. Each class is accessible for all yogis wherever they are in their journeys; each practice begins with a reminder to be aware of and true to your needs and/or adventures from moment to moment. Along the way you can expect a balanced set of poses to develop strength, focus, awareness--and some playful joy!

Elizabeth Shannon

Elizabeth Shannon, Studio Owner, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, RYT-200, POUND Pro

Elizabeth is originally from Monroeville, AL. She moved to Auburn in 2001 and graduated Auburn University in 2004. She is married to Auburn native, JM Shannon and they have two sons. She first came to yoga as a complimentary workout to running, but quickly found that yoga was the complete package.

“Yoga not only provides cardio, strengthening, and increased flexibility, it also teaches you how to focus your mind and stay grounded. That’s something we could all use in our hectic, daily lives.”

She loves teaching vinyasa flows that are on the slower side as moving slowly not only builds crazy strength, it also allows a deeper mind/body connection. You can also expect killer playlists because if she was not a yoga teacher, she would be a world renowned wedding dj.

Trudi Hawke

Trudi Hawke, RYT-200
Trudi first sought out yoga after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010. Encouraged and empowered by how the vinyasa practice helped to counter her physical limitations, as well as its ability to enhance the connection between, mind, body and spirit, she completed her 200-hr Yoga Alliance approved teacher training in 2012 at Yogafly Studio.
Trudi has been teaching vinyasa yoga for over 3 years and continues to serve the community through private group sessions and workshops. Her classes are physical, informative and often playful with a dose of inspiration. Her students have ranged from brand-newbies to elite athletes. She believes wholeheartedly in the physiological benefits of yoga, and that it is one of the best tools for each of us to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Rebecca Rice

Rebecca Rice, RYT-200

Rebecca is an Alabama native, wife and mother of two. She has been practicing yoga since 2010 and has been teaching yoga since 2012. Her classes are challenging, supportive, and full of joy. She loves teaching all levels classes and helping students explore the amazing things their bodies can do! In her classes there will be music, laughter, and an atmosphere of encouragement.

Rebecca is also a part-time writer. You can read some of her work by clicking here.


Sonoma Rohrbaugh

Sonoma Rohrbaugh

Sonoma is originally from Sonoma County, CA. and Charlottesville, VA., but she has lived in Auburn since 2004 with her husband and 4 children.

"I first came to yoga in 2012 as a supplement to my regular gym routine, but very quickly realized that yoga, specifically vinyasa flow yoga, was what I wanted to do everyday. Forever."

She's had an almost daily practice since then and in the summer of 2015, went through a teacher training program with Cori Martinez of Asha Yoga to become a 200-hour certified teacher.

"I believe yoga can be silly and playful while also being deeply fulfilling both mentally and physically."

Sarah Stanley

Sarah Stanley, Studio Manager, RYT - 200 
Sarah came to The Great State of Alabama after growing up in Metro Atlanta. She is a wife and mother to two daughters. While pregnant with her first, she found yoga and has continued her practice through her second pregnancy and onto this day. Sarah loves vinyasa yoga for the flow, the linking of breath with movement. She loves a big transition and finding the poses between the poses. "I adore new students! They tend to come in a bit hesitant, but teaching them and seeing them get comfortable and watching the light bulbs go off over their heads is just fantastic!" Sarah teaches a class that moves and flows, but also is conscientious of alignment and proper form. You'll love her class if it's your 1st or 101st, because she takes students step by step through postures to reach a peak pose, allowing a place for each student to work. With Sarah, you'll get a class that is fun, open, physically challenging, and with a little yogic philosophy sprinkled on top to help you through your practice and out into the world.
This class offers a progressive sequence of poses where breath is linked to movement. Classes begin with simple, but dynamic postures, then gradually build to more complex poses and longer holds, eventually landing on a peak pose that the body has been adequately prepared for. Vinyasa offers endless variety, but the objective remains the same – to not only balance the body and mind, but to create a union of the two. Each flow is challenging, but accessible, balancing, lively, grounding, and playful. All levels are welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Chrissy Downing
  • Mon Nov 20 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Diane Boyd
  • Mon Nov 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Elizabeth Shannon
  • Mon Nov 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Trudi Hawke
  • Tue Nov 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rebecca Rice
  • Tue Nov 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Sonoma Rohrbaugh
  • Tue Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sarah Stanley
  • Wed Nov 22 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Diane Boyd
  • Wed Nov 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Elizabeth Shannon
  • Wed Nov 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sonoma Rohrbaugh
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Rebecca Godwin
  • Fri Nov 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sonoma Rohrbaugh
  • Sat Nov 25 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Rebecca Rice
  • Mon Nov 27 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Diane Boyd
  • Mon Nov 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Elizabeth Shannon
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Trudi Hawke
  • Tue Nov 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rebecca Rice