Meet Our Hatha Yoga Teachers

We integrate breath, asana, and awareness to help you become centered and connected to your inner Self, so that you can experience yoga as a deep spiritual support. We bring a lifetime of yoga and meditation practice, skillful technique, and compassion to our teaching.

All Movement Center hatha yoga teachers are trained and certified, and many have decades of teaching experience. You’ll find that each instructor brings a unique perspective and a slightly different emphasis to their class. It is our wish to share the experience of yoga with you so that you can access your own deepest creative potential.

 

CONNIE DYER, RYT

Improvisational dance and the principles of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Body–Mind Centering®) and other movement educators have inspired me to listen to my body, release patterns, Read More

 

GRETCHEN KREIGER, ERYT500

The style of yoga I teach, “The Thinking Body–The Feeling Mind,” shares many postures and philosophies with hatha yoga.  The conscious expression of movement, inner awareness, and purposeful use of breath are key elements of both traditions. Read More

 

JESSE SWEENEY, RYT

In my Continuing Practice classes I teach Chi Core Yoga, a dynamic, energizing flowing yoga form which I developed and refined over more than a decade. Read More

 

JESSICA GUTGSELL, RYT

When guiding classes, I tend to take a joyous approach, fostering a fun and playful atmosphere. I encourage participants to listen to their body and make each practice their own in a space of non-judgment. Be yourself, Breathe, and Let Go.Read More
 

 

JULIA KOTTMEIER

Julia offers asana classes with a practical and relatable view of
spirituality, nature, and yoga.  In her classes, expect not just an
exploration of alignment and movement of the physical body, but also
the subtle body. Read More

 

KASEY STEWART

I have experienced the joy and grace of movement as both an athlete and a dancer. I first came to yoga looking for a good stretch, but over time, it has opened my heart and provided me with an entirely new lens through which to view the world. Read More

 

KATE ALLEN, RYT

I am passionate about sharing the health and life benefits of yoga that I have received in my own 10 year practice. I teach a Hatha class influenced by Vinyasa and Anusara styles from my own practice and adapted to the experience and needs of my students, from beginners to those with a continuing practice. Read More

 

KEN READER, RYT, LMT

The practice of yoga is a journey and personal commitment to grow.  I would like to take the opportunity to assist and help your practice grow as well. Read More

 

 

LAURA VITALE

Laura teaches a user-friendly style of Hatha Yoga that accommodates people from all walks of life. She has been a yoga teacher since 2009, and has taught a (wide)variety of classes including Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.  Read More

 

LAURA WASHINGTON, ERYT500, ND

In my hatha yoga classes I endeavor to create an environment where you can experience yourself deeply. Read More

 

 

LAURIE SAUNDERS, RYT

“Healing Yoga Practice” works to support the innate capacity of the body-mind mechanism to move toward health. Read More

 

 

LENORE BIJAN

I teach “Seniors Only,” a yoga class designed for individuals 62 years and up. The practice of yoga with an aging body (mine) has fascinated me since I attended my first class at age 72. Read More

 

LESLIE GOLDSTEIN, PT, ERYT

Over the years of teaching and practicing yoga, what I have come to know and truly appreciate is how profound an authentic yoga practice is, and what an incredible impact it can make on a life. Read More

 

LINDSEY GEORGE, RYT, LMT

It’s my intention to facilitate an experience in yoga class that is meaningful for you, and yields profound relaxation. Read More

 

NATACHA SAGALOVSKY

Come share in an active practice in which you are invited to move with sensitivity, intentionality and precision. Care is placed on cultivating attunement to our breath while moving into optimal alignment so that we have a therapeutic foundation from which to expand. Read More

 

RUTH KNIGHT, ERYT500

Recommit to your health, vitality, and spirit through hatha yoga and meditation, two valuable practices for the whole of your life. Read More

 

 

SARA GRIGSBY

For me the miracle of yoga is that it reminds me again and again that we have choices and options in our life. Read More

 

 

SANDRA LEFRANCOIS

The transformation that occurs through yin yoga is central in my practice. I create a self-exploratory environment for renewal in each yin class. Read More

 

SHARON WARD, RYT500

During classes, I strive to help others discover who it is doing the seeing and feeling and hearing and thinking inside. Read More

 

 

SUSAN MARSHALL, ERYT

Hatha yoga is a powerful method for releasing everyday tensions. I teach with two goals in mind: relaxation and personal progress. Both happen incrementally. Read More

 

WENDY WONG

Hatha yoga allows us to move with breath and attention.  This focus opens a doorway to the deep and profound sense of Self. Read More

 

ZEYAH ROGE

Zeyah has been teaching yoga since 2008. She has studied dance, movement therapies, and bodywork modalities throughout her life. Read More