Restore and Renew (75 min)


This class is taught by:

Valerie Armstrong

Valerie Armstrong
RYT-200, Baptiste Methodology
 
Valerie is an experienced nurse practitioner currently working in the occupational health field. She is originally from New York, and moved to Jacksonville to begin her career as a nurse practitioner. From 1999-2007, she worked as the coordinator for the Comprehensive MS Care Center at Mayo Clinic. She is remembered well in the community for her excellent care, research, and education regarding MS. As luck would have it for oMS Yoga, she "caught the yoga bug". She fell in love with the practice of yoga after practicing prenatal yoga, and completed her RYT200 teacher training at Hot Spot yoga. When Valerie reached out to us to teach, we felt like an old friend had come home. We are excited to welcome her on board. Her knowledge of MS and yoga will provide an excellent class. She is excited to combine both of her passions and teach oMS Yoga!

Kintu Makanji

RYT-200, Baptiste Methodology
RYT-500
 
Kintu started a consistent Baptiste power yoga practice in the summer of 2007 with the hopes of gaining energy and loosing pregnancy weight. At first she found the practice extremely challenging, but the benefits she felt kept her committed to working through the resistance. For the first time in her life she felt a connection to her mind, body and heart. This connection grew in depth with every practice and training. She considers herself to be a lifelong student of yoga and is passionate about sharing the power of the practice.

Kintu holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida and an RYT-500 Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance. She is grateful to all her teachers she's had the privilege to study with including Baron Baptiste, Sarah Powers and Sadhguru.

Nicole Crilley

RYT-200, Baptiste Methodology
 
Nicole started practicing yoga at home with DVD's and online videos and was excited to see how quickly she progressed. Eventually she joined Hot Spot and realized yoga was not only a fun physical challenge, but a way to connect her internal experience with her external experience. The peace of mind and presence she found while practicing began to overflow into the rest of her life. As a teacher Nicole hopes to guide others to unlock strength, freedom, and self-acceptance within themselves. She intends to share the transformational tools that she has gained through Yoga to empower others to step into their own uniqueness and shine their brightest. In Nicole's free time she likes to  spend time with loved ones, explore, hike, travel, camp, kayak, paint and work with graphic design.
Slow down, relax, restore!  This is a gentle and Meditative flow with emphasis on opening and restorative poses.  It is mostly floor work to open up areas of the body that tend to be the most strained or tense.  You will leave feeling more open physically, mentally and emotionally.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Sep 27 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Sat Sep 30 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Hailey Blood
    at Harbour Village
  • Wed Oct 04 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Thu Oct 05 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Valerie Armstrong
    at San Marco
  • Sat Oct 07 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Hailey Blood
    at Harbour Village
  • Wed Oct 11 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Thu Oct 12 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Kintu Makanji
    at San Marco
  • Sat Oct 14 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Hailey Blood
    at Harbour Village
  • Wed Oct 18 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Thu Oct 19 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with David Diehl
    at San Marco
  • Sat Oct 21 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Hailey Blood
    at Harbour Village
  • Wed Oct 25 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Thu Oct 26 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Crilley
    at San Marco
  • Sat Oct 28 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Hailey Blood
    at Harbour Village
  • Wed Nov 01 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Thu Nov 02 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Crilley
    at San Marco
  • Sat Nov 04 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Hailey Blood
    at Harbour Village
  • Wed Nov 08 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jayme Hillyer
    at Harbour Village
  • Thu Nov 09 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Nicole Crilley
    at San Marco