Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

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.

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 2013 at Yogafly Studio.
Trudi has been teaching vinyasa yoga for nearly 5 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. 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.

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.

Christina Kirby

Christina Kirby, RYT - 200

Christina has been a yoga teacher since 2013. While she practices various forms of yoga as an eternal student, she loves teaching Yin Yoga because she believes it provides a divine way to balance the busy, burning energy that dominates our lives. "Yin is the other half of the physical element of yoga and in order to truly access all the benefits of asana, it should be a part of every yogi's practice." Christina designs her classes making sure they are accessible for ALL bodies and ALL levels of experience. 

Christina is also a mom, a wicked number cruncher, and closet hippie.

This class is passive and restorative. You will learn how to relax your muscles in order to improve mobility and the overall health of your joints. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes in order to get deep into the connective tissues. Yin is recommended if you are over the age of 35, an athlete, sore, stiff, or tense. Yin also teaches breathing techniques that help improve mood, sleep, and mobility. Props will be used to encourage proper alignment and hands-on assist will allow for deeper relaxation. This is an all levels class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 17 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Stanley
  • Tue Nov 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Trudi Hawke
  • Sat Nov 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Elizabeth Shannon
  • Tue Nov 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Trudi Hawke
  • Wed Nov 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Christina Kirby
  • Thu Nov 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sarah Stanley
  • Fri Nov 30 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sarah Stanley
  • Sat Dec 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Christina Kirby
  • Tue Dec 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Trudi Hawke
  • Wed Dec 05 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Christina Kirby
  • Thu Dec 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sarah Stanley
  • Fri Dec 07 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sarah Stanley
  • Sat Dec 08 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Stanley
  • Tue Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Trudi Hawke
  • Wed Dec 12 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Christina Kirby
  • Thu Dec 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sarah Stanley
  • Fri Dec 14 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sarah Stanley