I focus my classes on the union between movement, breath and the mind body connection to help students gain a deeper awareness of their bodies. I use purposeful poses within creative sequences to bring breadth and depth of movement to each class. My teaching practice pulls from a variety of traditions and will calm but also warm the body. I always sprinkle a meditative element on top of each experience that I help to facilitate in the studio. My goal is to bring lightness to the yoga class, both in practice and in personality and atmosphere.
I create a space where yoga lovers of all levels can explore their personal practice in a comfortable, safe and open way. I aim to teach in a way that encourages, supports and maybe even inspires something within.
Jayme Siet, OTR/L, MOT, is trained in the teachings of Swami Sivananda. In 2009, she spent 3 months living at the Sivananda ashram, where she adhered to a strict yogic lifestyle and studied the traditional Eastern yogic traditions, based on Vendata (Vedic) philosophy. A major focus of her practice is to stress the mind and body connection, giving time and attention to open both the mental and physical aspects of the body through yoga practice. She is also a licensed practicing occupational therapist, and Jayme brings a skillful knowledge of the body when guiding one’s practice, while making appropriate adaptations that honor the unique differences each of our physical bodies hold. A focus of her yoga routine (and personal philosophy) is to cultivate mindfulness and invite in life’s positivite energy throughout one’s practice for the mind, body and spirit, as well as honoring their connection within each individual. Jayme has taught in a variety of environments ranging from rehabilitation facilities, wilderness theraputics programs, and yoga studios throughout Colorado. She has transitioned to Charlottesville, VA and is excited to be welcomed in sharing her practice with the Open Heart yoga community.
Dr. Marlice Vonck actively promotes health and well-being in humans and animals through different venues. She is a Certified Medical Qigong instructor, a licensed Holistic Veterinarian as well as Certified Holistic Health Coach. Her philosophy is to empower people to become guardians of their own health (and that of their animals) by engaging in mind-body-soul practices, cultivating a sound mindset based on self-love and the use of natural remedies. She strongly feels healing is possible for everyone if the root cause of dis-ease is addressed and the ultimate goal is Thriving health for all living beings and the planet.
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I am always inspired and touched by the people who are new to yoga practice and are looking to incorporate it into their lives. We all are wanting more wellbeing in our lives and yoga has so many benefits on all levels; physical,mental and spiritual.
Amy brings a calm and nurturing presence to her class where students can feel safe to explore new parts of themselves. Her unique classes are a blend of Kundalini and Hatha yoga.
I love helping students discover more of themselves in the practice. In class we create a space of unity and ease so each of us unfolds in self knowledge and joy in our own unique way.