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.”

Michele Landis

Michele Landis is the owner of Yoga at Simply Well. Michele teaches yoga and works as a one-on-one holistic health coach in Carlisle, PA. She graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the only nutrition school integrating all of the different dietary theories, combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts such as the USDA food guidelines, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. Michele's passion is helping her clients cook more and buy and eat local, seasonal foods. She earned her teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga from the Karma Yoga Lifestyle Program of the renowned Kripalu Institute in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. At the Kripalu Institute, where she studied and served on staff for almost two years, Michele learned the value of incorporating work as a spiritual practice through daily workshops, yogic breathing, nutrition, and connection to nature and community. Michele’s own connection to nature is reflected in her passion for backpacking. She has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, and has taught day-hiking classes at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she first began practicing yoga. Michele has also hiked the Colorado Trail and New England’s Long Trail. She holds an associate degree from the Harrisburg Area Community College.

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. 

Julie Vastine

Julie discovered yoga in 2011 during her journey to cultivate practices to better sustain her work in the environmental field. Motivated by her passion to integrate self-care into the workplace, Julie completed her 200 hour certification through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts to deepen her practice while adding to her teaching toolkit. She is thrilled to offer classes at Yoga at Simply Well that combine prana, meditation, asana, her love for yoga, and sense of humor. When Julie isn't on her mat or working with communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, she loves to hike, bike, cook, and laugh with her spouse, friends, and family.
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:

  • Tue Dec 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Wed Dec 12 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Wed Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Brooke Wiley
  • Thu Dec 13 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Maggie Stonecash
  • Fri Dec 14 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Fri Dec 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Maggie Stonecash
  • Sun Dec 16 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Julie Vastine
  • Mon Dec 17 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Mon Dec 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Maggie Stonecash
  • Tue Dec 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Wed Dec 19 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Wed Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Brooke Wiley
  • Thu Dec 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Maggie Stonecash
  • Fri Dec 21 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Maggie Stonecash
  • Sun Dec 23 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Julie Vastine
  • Mon Dec 24 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Wed Dec 26 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis