Acupuncture + Yoga with Lindsay MacDougall - Saturday, Dec 22nd 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Yoga Basics for Beginners with Abby Dobbs - 4 Sundays in January 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Gentle Yoga I with Meditation

This class is taught by:

Robin Glantz

Robin Glantz is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), both in the Viniyoga tradition under the guidance of Gary Kraftsow. Robin invites her students to begin from where they are, and practice with an intention of self-awareness and self-discovery. Connecting to our breath, Robin uses yoga poses ("asana"), breathwork ("pranayama"), and meditation to integrate mind, body and spirit. After class, you can expect to feel energized yet calm, peaceful and nourished. Viniyoga adapts to the individual needs of each student and is wonderful for all levels of practitioners. Robin teaches group classes, as well as therapeutic workshops on diverse topics such as Insomnia and Managing Stress. She also works with private clients on structural, physiological and emotional issues. Robin is a Level-1 Lifeforce Yoga practitioner and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Prior to teaching yoga, she spent her career at the World Bank after Harvard Business School, and lives in AU Park with her husband.  

Abby Dobbs

Abby was dragged along to her first yoga class at the age of 15 by her mother. Little did she know then, but yoga would change her life completely. Abby completed her first 200-Hour Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2008 – with no intention to teach. The Forrest Yoga Foundation Training changed Abby’s life course away from the pursuit of a PhD; she couldn’t leave the connection to spirit and community that yoga awakened within her. Inspired deeply by the practice of yoga, Abby has continued chasing her passion through many additional yoga trainings, including another 200-Hour Training with Natasha Rizopoulos of YogaWorks, and Advanced Teacher Trainings in Rocket Yoga, Forrest Yoga, and Yin Yoga. Abby attended Massage School in 2010 and is a practicing massage therapist and energyworker. She has continued to grow her fascination of the body through multiple bodywork trainings.

In Abby's classes you'll find intelligent sequencing and lots of individual attention and hands-on assists. Abby encourages her students to make deliberate and mindful choices in each moment - to listen & connect to their own inner wisdom through continuous, moment-to-moment self-inquiry. A Teacher's Teacher, Abby wrote, created, and taught her own 200-Hour Teacher Training, and runs Advanced Teacher Trainings in topics like Hands-On Assisting, Functional Anatomy, and Safe Sequencing.

Abby believes that yoga is not only deeply personal practice, but also a community - and that we can help to heal ourselves and others through the practice of yoga. Off the mat, Abby loves to read, cook, and bake, and is mom to three fabulous cats - Kitty Boo, Billy, & Pashmak.

Erika Grimm (Sub)

As a professional musician Erika Grimm suffered greatly from physical and mental injuries and the biggest game changer for her was developing a regular yoga practice to help connect the breath, mind, and body. Since high school in 1999 yoga has always been on her mind. Erika’s interest in the field has grown exponentially in the last five years as she experienced a lower level of stress, physical strength, and more contented life. Her goal is to bring a soft-spoken voice and caring environment to all of her students with a touch of humor. Erika has a special interest in working with prenatal students, postnatal mamas, the military community, and anyone new to yoga because she loves supporting and working with people during these special times. Erika went to Charm City Yoga/YogaWorks in Baltimore for her teacher trainings (200 hour and prenatal) and has never looked back. She looks forward to working with you and finding a way to help enhance your overall wellbeing through the amazing power of yoga.
This class is intended for those seeking to build a relationship between the physical practice of yoga postures and the practice of seated meditation. The class is typically book-ended by meditation with about 30-40 minutes of movement in the middle. The meditations are usually breath-focused or gently guided mindfulness meditations. The closing sit (meditation) is longer than the opening meditation. The movement period incorporates warm ups and classical postures targeting the building of strength, stability, balance, and mobility. This class is welcoming of practitioners dealing with prior or current injury, persistent joint pain, osteoporosis, blood pressure management, asthma and any other related conditions. The pace of the class is slow and provides time for personalized modifications and teacher assistance.

The studio temperature will be adjusted depending on outside weather conditions to suit the comfort level of students and to optimize the benefits of the practice.


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 21 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Dec 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Jan 04 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Abby Dobbs
  • Fri Jan 11 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Erika Grimm (Sub)
  • Fri Jan 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Abby Dobbs
  • Fri Jan 25 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Feb 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Feb 08 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Feb 15 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Feb 22 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz
  • Fri Mar 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robin Glantz