Moderate Yoga


This class is taught by:

Irene Clauser

Irene first discovered yoga as a teenager and practiced leisurely throughout college. It was not until 2014 that she became a dedicated student. Irene received her 200 hour certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and studied under Brahmani Liebman, Jashoda Edmunds, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. Irene is also a certified ChildLight Children’s Yoga Teacher and has provided a variety of classes for children and families. Irene‘s study of yoga initially began as a physical practice but later flourished into a study of yogic philosophy, spirituality, and the inner Self. She is a sarcastic empath who wears her heart on her sleeve and is always up for a good laugh. As a former Domestic Violence Counselor/ Advocate, Irene has cultivated her classes to be a therapeutic practice, bringing attention lessons for on and off the mat. While doing her best to offer a variety of flavors, Irene‘s classes will always focus on Swami Kripalu’s teaching… “self observation without judgement.”

Maggie Stonecash

Maggie Stonecash has been practicing and integrating various styles of yoga and mindfulness into her life and career as an educator for many years. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a Certified Special Education Teacher with a Masters in Education from Shippensburg University. Maggie has found various ways to integrate her passion for youth education and yoga. She attended the Mindfulness in Education Conference and completed the Mindfulness & Yoga for Children Teacher Training at the Omega Institute, to further her ability to tailor programming to the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds. Maggie has taught yoga to middle school and high school students in alternative and special education settings, public schools, and youth groups in the area. In addition, she has taught yoga to elementary students through the Carlisle YWCA programs. She has a deep belief in the power of yoga and mindfulness to help young people learn how to focus, concentrate, and develop skills to manage stress and emotions, as well as increase self-awareness and self-esteem. Maggie became a Carlisle community convert after graduating from Dickinson College in Sociology and working for the College Farm. 

Amy Necci

Amy completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and Tween Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through Yogi Beans Studio in New York City and has been teaching kids and tween yoga classes ever since. She has studied with Mindful Schools, completing courses including Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Communication, and Mindfulness and Difficult Emotions. Amy also participated in a Freestyle Meditation Program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In 2017 she received her 200 hour certification through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. She is currently working on her 300 hour certification with the same school. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Education of Spanish from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Education from East Stroudsburg University. She has studied abroad in Spain and Puerto Rico.

Amy is a Pennsylvania native who has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for many years and loves weaving them into another passion of hers - working as an educator. She began her teaching career in the Pocono Mountains where she taught high school for 7 years and started her yoga journey, taking Kripalu yoga classes after school with her colleagues. She has felt a strong connection to the Carlisle, Boiling Springs, and surrounding communities since moving to the area in 2007 to teach at the middle school level. After this move, she found a yoga community that has changed her life and deepened her practice. She is truly grateful for all of her teachers along the way who inspired her to continue to dive into this practice and study. Amy feels strongly that yoga and mindfulness can benefit anyone and that the skills learned through these practices are especially important to teach to today's youth.

Amy believes that unity happens when we can be introspective while cultivating a genuine awareness of all that surrounds us. She also frequently echoes the words of her teachers at Yogi Beans with the phrase “yoga is a practice, not a perfect.”

Through a series of asanas that stretch, strengthen and relax the body and mind, participants build core strength and develop flexibility. With a compassionate focus on proper alignment and the integration of breath with movement, participants find ease and well-being within the postures, leading to a renewed connection with self. Previous yoga knowledge is encouraged but not necessary.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 19 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Aug 26 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sun Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Maggie Stonecash
  • Sat Sep 02 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Amy Necci
  • Sat Sep 09 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Sep 16 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Sep 23 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Sep 30 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Oct 07 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Oct 14 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Oct 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Nov 04 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Nov 11 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Nov 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Nov 25 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Dec 02 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Dec 09 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser
  • Sat Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Irene Clauser