Gentle Yoga

This class is taught by:

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.”

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.

Christine Lauriello

Christine is the office manager for Yoga at Simply Well. In addition to her office manager responsibilities, she has been studying and teaching yoga for more than ten years. Following in her teacher’s footsteps, Christine’s goal is to help her students learn to relax and quiet their minds thru yoga. After being certified in TriYoga in 2011, Christine took several years off from teaching to focus on her volunteer work. She recently renewed her interest in teaching and completed a two-hundred-hour training course in Pranakriya Yoga, earning her second teaching certification.

Prior to discovering yoga, Christine worked in the civil engineering field. She has an Associates degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and is also certified in Civil Technology.

Christine grew up in the Boiling Springs area and graduated from Cumberland Valley High School. Her volunteer work includes the Boiling Springs Civic Association, the South Middleton Township Trail Committee, as well as being the past President of Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club. She lives in the area with her husband Rob and two children, Katie and TJ. In her spare time, Christine enjoys working on the trail, running, and hiking with her dog Abby.

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:

  • Tue Dec 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Wed Dec 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Dec 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Sun Dec 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Mon Dec 18 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Mon Dec 18 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Tue Dec 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Christine Lauriello
  • Wed Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Dec 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Sun Dec 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Amy Necci
  • Tue Dec 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Christine Lauriello
  • Wed Dec 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Dec 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Amy Necci
  • Sun Dec 31 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Wiley
  • Tue Jan 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Carol Parr
  • Wed Jan 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Necci