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.

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.”

Irene Osborn

Irene began practicing yoga in 2007 to repair a rock climbing injury. After the first class she took, she realized that there was more to the practice than movement and flexibility. Irene found herself using yoga as a supplement to competitive rock climbing, able to have clarity of mind for competitions. After more injury and multiple surgeries, yoga was a constant lifestyle choice. Yoga helped Irene heal mentally, physically and spiritually from her surgeries. Irene became a 200 RYT in 2014 through Axis Yoga Teacher Training in Denver, Colorado. Her teachers were students of the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages. Irene's desire is to teach healing and spiritually transformational classes while giving great attention to alignment and strength.

Irene is also a holistic health coach (in the making, coming October 2015). Her desire is that through healing foods and the practice of yoga, students would find the healing they need for their mind, body and spirit.

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.

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. 
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 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Wed Dec 13 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Wed Dec 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Brooke Wiley
  • Thu Dec 14 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Fri Dec 15 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Fri Dec 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Mon Dec 18 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Mon Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Irene Osborn
  • Tue Dec 19 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Wed Dec 20 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Wed Dec 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Thu Dec 21 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Necci
  • Fri Dec 22 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Fri Dec 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christine Lauriello
  • Tue Dec 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Irene Clauser
  • Wed Dec 27 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Michele Landis
  • Wed Dec 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Necci
  • Thu Dec 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Maggie Stonecash