Gentle Yoga


This class is taught by:

Brooke Wiley

Brooke began her yoga journey over 12 years ago as a last ditch effort to find relief from a painful injury. As the pain receded, the world of Yoga opened and beckoned.
 
She has been teaching yoga since 2009, when she completed her 200 hour teaching training with Bonnie Berk’s Yoga For Wellness. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor through the Yoga Alliance, and is certified as a ChildLight Yoga instructor (CYT), and recently completed Yin Yoga training under Regina Varos.
 
Utilizing the practices of asana, meditation, pranayama and chanting, Brooke’s primary focus is on slow, mindful vinyasa with an appreciation for non-judgmental awareness. She strives to create a safe and open space for curiosity, humor and ultimately, gratitude for how the mind-body exists from moment to moment. She believes that the practice of yoga, whether in community or in solitude, is a crucible for transformation and she is passionate about sharing this vision.
 
Brooke enjoys walking, reading, creating art and spending time with her family. She is a Zen Buddhist priest and holds a masters degree in Buddhist Chaplaincy. She is the director of the LeTort Spring Sangha.

Carol Parr

Carol walked into Gold's Gym on a cold February morning in 2006 expecting to learn how to pump iron and walk on a treadmill, but instead, found yoga which has grown into a deep passion. On a cold February morning in 2014, at Kripalu School of Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts, Carol graduated from her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is passionate about sharing her love for yoga as a way of life for people of all ages and physical abilities. One does not have to be a "pretzel person" to enjoy and gain the benefits of body, mind and spirit that yoga offers to anyone.

A former music teacher and currently pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Steelton, Carol graduated with a B.S. in Music Education from Taylor University, her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation with a certification in Spiritual Direction. She is also certified in Quantum Touch energy healing, and in past-life regression by Dr. Brian Weiss.

Carol's three sons are all grown up now, and as retirement begins calling her name, she looks forward to many years of sharing her love for yoga with others, excited about the opportunity to do that at Yoga at Simply Well.
Gentle Yoga is for students who want a deeply relaxing and less physically challenging class. This compassionate approach emphasizes slower meditative simple movements. Plan to release tension, increase flexibility and breathe deeply. Accommodations will be made for people with limitations.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 25 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Sep 01 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Sep 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Sep 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Fri Sep 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Sep 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Oct 06 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Oct 13 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Oct 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Oct 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Nov 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Nov 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Nov 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Nov 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Dec 01 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Dec 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Fri Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley