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.

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. 

Jessica Cavey

Jessica began studying yoga over 15 years ago and has enjoyed learning and growing with Harrisburg's sweet yoga community as a teacher and student since 2012. With a background in classical ballet and modern dance, Jessica received her 200 hour teaching certification from Just Plain Yoga Studio in Camp Hill and studied Yin Yoga with Richard Gartner (Schoolhouse Yoga in Pittsburgh) and Corina Benner (Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia). Jessica has a deep commitment to her community and non-violence. She enjoys learning about herbalism and gardening, social and environmental justice, knitting and reading. Jessica lives in Harrisburg with her son.

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.

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.”

Diana Robinson

Diana has has been integrating yoga into her life on a regular basis since 2008, but was first introduced to the practice as a child. She realized the healing benefits of a regular yoga practice when she faced life-changing health problems in 2011. Yoga, pranayama, and meditation and mindfulness practices became important modalities which she incorporated into her lifestyle to manage chronic pain and fatigue. This opened the door to another side to her work as a Holistic Occupational Therapist and she began to incorporate these modalities, adapted to each individual, into treatment sessions with patients.
 
Diana specializes in adapting yoga to fit any body. Her passions include showing students and private clients that anyone can benefit from a yoga practice and helping others to heal through a regular yoga practice. She has taught yoga to all levels, including students with spinal cord injuries, arthritis, lymphedema, strokes, and Parkinson’s to name a few.
 
Diana is a registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, has a certification as a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher, and she is a Reiki Master Teacher. Diana enjoys regular meditation, yoga, walking, knitting, journaling, and loves to work on her art work, which also includes Zentangling.
Visit her at www.dianarobinsonot.wordpress.com
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:

  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Mon Oct 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Maggie Stonecash
  • Mon Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jessica Cavey
  • Tue Oct 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Wed Oct 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Oct 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Sun Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Amy Necci
  • Mon Oct 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Maggie Stonecash
  • Mon Oct 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jessica Cavey
  • Tue Oct 31 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Diana Robinson
  • Wed Nov 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Nov 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Sun Nov 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Mon Nov 06 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Maggie Stonecash
  • Mon Nov 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Tue Nov 07 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Wed Nov 08 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Nov 09 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Sun Nov 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Amy Necci
  • Mon Nov 13 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Maggie Stonecash