Teachers & Class Descriptions

Teachers

Krista Bulych – Yoga/Workout Fusion & Yoga with HIIT Classes

Hi there!  My name is Krista!

I have been practicing Yoga… like FOREVER!  I did my first Yoga practice when I was 15 years old… basically I have kept a pretty constant practice my entire life.    I have taught fitness classes for over 10 years as well.  I like to combine both parts to create the ultimate experience.

I believe we are here to move.  I believe everything in life works better with a little movement.  I believe our bodies are here to help us not hurt us.

My goal for all the classes I teach is for you to experience yourself in a new way.  To learn and grow each time you “flow” with me.  I believe in a full class that will challenge you not only in flexibility but in strength.   My classes are a combination of Yoga, Intervals, Conditioning, Cardio and Core and Meditation.  Every class will be different.

HIIT classes will of course contain HIIT, anywhere between 8-12min.

I can not wait to flow/move/dance/grove with you!

KristaO     – KristaO@sasktel.net

 

Kaylee Diduck – POUND

Born and raised in Yorkton, Kaylee loves being active. From an early age Kaylee took part in sports, Ukrainian dancing, and helping her parents on their cattle farm. These are things she still loves and continues to do today as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Kaylee is excited to be teaching a fitness program called POUND®. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Kaylee is committed to creating a welcoming class for all fitness levels. If there are types of fitness classes you would like to see offered in Yorkton, contact Kaylee to discuss possibilities of expanding her portfolio.

 

 

Janna Glasman – Franklin Method

Janna works at Refresh Studio & Spa in Yorkton. She is a Bodytalk Practitioner and teaches The Franklin Method.  This is what she will be sharing with us at the studio Mondays and Thursdays!!

“The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.”

Quote from -https://franklinmethod.com

 

 

Alicia Simoneau – Banded Bootcamp

Alicia Simoneau, owner of Pumphouse Athletic Club and Dig n Dres Sports Nutrition in Yorkton, Sask. is an experienced Personal Trainer of 12 Years. A 3x National Figure Competitor & well known bodybuilding coach. 

Alicia’s class will be a “Banded Bootcamp’, that is a full body workout, focusing on building muscle using resistance bands… all without using weights! Good for all fitness levels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Schappert- Yin Yoga & Power Yoga

 

Alexis began yoga ten years ago as a means of improving health and mental clarity. Over time, and as the benefits increased, she became more passionate about the practice and it became a part of her daily routine. Living in rural Saskatchewan, there were not a lot of options for learning more about yoga, so she began her 200 hour certification program on maternity leave as a way to deepen her knowledge through the Aura Wellness Centre. Her training is rooted in Hatha Yoga and aims at restoring health and balance. Realizing the need for this holistic wellness practice in the area, she began teaching in Langenburg, and soon expanded to Churchbridge and Yorkton. Alexis recently began a kids yoga program and received her certificate as a Kids Yoga Instructor. She enjoys nutrition, reading and travelling with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

Tanya Helgason – Gentle Yoga & Restorative Yoga

Tanya lives in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan with her family!

Gentle Flow
A class slow gentle class designed for the beginner and experienced yogi. The breath leads us thru a slow meditative flow to stretch the body and ends off with a longer relaxation.

Restorative Sunday
A class that feels like a nap! This class uses props to hold the body in select poses to be held for longer periods of time. This helps the body, mind and spirit come together to bring feeling of calmness and complete relaxation.

 

 

Melissa Krochak – Hatha Yoga/Slow Flow/Beginners


Melissa has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her training took place in Rishikesh, India in 2012! She studied Hatha yoga – 200 hours.

Melissa’s classes focus on what is going on internally throughout the body. Energetically, on all levels… you will learn how to find the pain in your body & move the breath into these areas.

Her classes are suited to all levels, however now with more variety of classes offered… she has adjusted some to be easy for those with physical limitations, beginners for those just getting started and wanted a slow, gentle practice. As well as classes aimed at strength, stamina & focus, at the same time building the heat in the body to be able to work towards more advanced/peak poses.

 

 

Classes

Franklin Method- “The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.”

Quote from -https://franklinmethod.com

Yoga Fusion– Enjoy the balance of Yoga & a workout in one class! Tuesday being warm & Thursday being normal temperature… enjoy the flow & stretch, along with the total body strength building.  Suitable for all levels!

Easy Flow This class will focus on a very easy sequence of therapeutic exercises and poses.  Designed to open energy blockages, detox organs, improve blood flow, decrease muscle aches and pains + much more… you will be sure to notice an immediate difference in your mind and body!  Suited to those with limited range of motion, decreased mobility, arthritic pain, plus size.

Gentle Flow/Beginners Slow Flow– Classes designed to teach you the basics, for beginners, but also allow all levels of yogis to practice & enjoy a relaxing class.  Use these classes to really listen to your body and deepen your practice!

Deep Stretch– A hot temperature class designed to ease you into deeper stretches. We will work through a basic yoga flow to focus on the spine, improve oxygen and blood flow, and build up to holding stretches longer.  A class to really learn to let go!  All levels welcome, but this class will run at an intermediate level.

Yin Yoga- This practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia.

Power Yoga – A faster, flowing class building strength & vitality. Usually aimed at yogis looking for a challenge & give the body a good workout as well as a deep stretch!

Yoga with Hiit–  A class combined with Yoga & Hiit! (High intensity interval training) – Looking for a calorie crushing class?? This is definitely one for you! Along with plyometrics and endurance/cardio focused exercises… you get to enjoy an active recovery break in your favorite yoga stretches!

Morning Sunrise Flow– Beginning and ending with guided meditation. This class will gently allow your body to wake up, get your mind focused and clear for the day and have you feeling strong, confident and happy for the rest of the day… if not week!

Banded Bootcamp– Focused on building muscle & strength for a total body workout- using resistance bands!

POUND

“Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.”

-https://poundfit.com/about/

Vinyasa Flow–  This class will focused on gradually building up to more difficult poses throughout. We will focused on sun salutations and progress through our vinyasa practice.  We will sync the breath with our movements, some may be held longer.  Intermediate + level.

Karma Yoga – This Friday evening class will be DONATION based Only! – A class suitable for all levels… focused on breathing, clearing the mind and winding down from the week!  Gentle, therapeutic poses, balancing & a variety of new poses… you will be sure to head into the weekend feeling RECHARGED!

Restorative Yoga– A class that feels like a nap! This class uses props to hold the body in select poses to be held for longer periods of time. This helps the body, mind and spirit come together to bring feeling of calmness and complete relaxation.