Tuesdays are for Transformation

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Yoga Illumined Classes in Austin | No Comments

Yoga Tuesdays are for ‪‎Transformation

Yoga is Alchemy! REGISTER HERE for Yoga Class…..

Yoga Illumined Studio hosts a variety of Yoga Illumined styles of Yoga practice suitable for the bodies, hearts and minds of all. Open for Everybody.

  • 10 am Deeper Studies in Yoga with Jerry Balderas

This class’s focus is on form, alignment, use of props for intelligent opening, and delving into advanced variations of inversions. This class can help the beginner learn the basics, as well as challenge the more advanced practitioner to new depths.

Jerry Balderas

Yoga Teacher

Jerry Balderas - Yoga Instructor at Yoga Illumined & Third iYoga
Jerry Balderas’ teachings are influenced by studies in structural engineering, Iyengar yoga, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Continuum, Vedanta, Aikido, and the Sufi teachings of creating sparks in the hearts of kindred spirits. Classical and innovative design and use of props to affectively body-sculpt students.
In his studies he continues the journey of opening a well protected heart, internally mapping the routes of the nervous system, honing in on subtle body sensations, and maintaining a state of active meditation. Jerry’s main studies have been supported by the phenomenal works of great yogis such as Patanjali, Svatmarama, Krisnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar, Jois, Scaravelli, Desikachar, Ghandi as well as workshops with Senior Iyengar yoga teachers Gabriella Giubilaro, Manuso Manos, Ramanand Patel, Laurie Blakeney, Patricia Walden, and Joan White.
He gives thanks to all of his teachers along the way!
  • Tel: 866-447-6943
  • Location: 3801 South Congress, Suite 111 Austin, Texas 78704
  • Website: Link
  • 12 pm ‪Shakti ‪‎Vinyasa with Ashlyn Zamora

Shakti Vinyasa is a practice meant to strengthen, move, and warm the body. In Sanskrit “Shakti” means the expanding force of the universe and “Vinyasa” is the art of moving with the flow of the source of all that is. Expect a beautiful linked series of fluid movement through asanas (Hatha Yoga Postures) and pranayama (breath-work). This is an all-levels class with variations and adjustments for your individual needs.

  • 1:30 pm Inspired ‪‎Hatha with Ashlyn Zamora
This class is alignment-based Hatha yoga, infused with inspiration, breathwork, meditation, mantra and yin poses – practice at a deeper and slower pace, enjoy your time on the mat, and leave feeling inspired. This class sources its inspiration from the Yoga Sutras, the 8-limbs of Yoga, Iyengar’s Light on Yoga, Fundamentals of Yoga and other classic yoga philosophy texts.

Ashlyn Zamora

Yoga Teacher

Ashlyn Zamora - Yoga Instructor, Brand Ambassador and Event Planner at Yoga Illumined

I currently teach at the wonderful Yoga Illumined studio on South Congress.

My Inspired Hatha class is a level 1 class that incorporates all 8 limbs of yoga.

I am trained with Sanskrit, guided meditation work, the yoga sutras, and love to use books like Light on Yoga, Fundamentals of Yoga, Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras as references and inspiration! As many wonderful teachers have influenced me, I hope to carry along the torch and also inspire others to let their creative flow shine as they practice yoga.

The best part about teaching is that I learn so much from my students; together we can build an ongoing practice that best suits them. Here they can create a style that they harmonize with.

At the end of my class you will leave feeling blissed out!

  • Tel: 866-447-6943
  • Location: 3801 South Congress, Suite 111 Austin, Texas 78704
  • Website: Link
  • 4:30 pm ‪Ayurveda Yoga with Ruta Perzynska

Ayurveda is the science of life. In these classes, expect a holistic approach to the practice of yoga, incorporating Ayurvedic and meditative techniques. Ayurveda is an ancient and timeless science for cultivating health and healing in everyday life. The merger of Yoga and Ayurveda provides a total system of balance for individual bodies, minds and spirits.

Ruta Perzynska

Yoga Teacher

Ruta Perzynska - Yoga Instructor at Yoga Illumined and at Miss Ruta Yoga

Ruta Perzynska grew up right here in Austin and has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She also has a background in dance and performative movement. It is her goal to share yoga and help her students bring grace of movement to meet presence of mind. She aims to guide students towards creating a sanctuary for themselves, connecting to their body source, and shining outward with their true self as their practice develops. She is focused on taking a holistic approach to the practice of yoga, incorporating Ayurvedic and meditative techniques into her classes as well as her own practice.

  • Tel: 866-447-6943
  • Location: 3801 South Congress, Suite 111 Austin, Texas 78704
  • Website: Link
  • 6:00 pm Shakti Vinyasa with Leticia Alvarez

Shakti Vinyasa is a practice meant to strengthen, move, and warm the body. In Sanskrit “Shakti” means the expanding force of the universe and “Vinyasa” is the art of moving with the flow of the source of all that is. Expect a beautiful linked series of fluid movement through asanas (Hatha Yoga Postures) and pranayama (breath-work). This is an all-levels class with variations and adjustments for your individual needs.

Leticia Alvarez

Yoga Teacher

Leticia Alvarez - Yoga Instructor at Yoga Illumined

Leticia Alvarez first became interested in yoga when her friends suggested it would help her focus and calm her high energy. “It took a few classes for me to understand what it meant to slow down, turn inward and feel the full benefits of yoga”. She continues to loves yoga for all its transformative powers, physical and otherwise and delights in sharing those with her students. She emphatically knows yoga will always be a part of her life and states “Yoga is my medicine”.

Her classes will be challenging, yet safe using the biomechanics of alignment. Classes begin with a heart-centered theme and challenge one to go deeper, both on the matt and off.

Leti is a registered RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance receiving her certification in an intense immersion program from Integral Yoga Institute, a vibrant spiritual center founded by Sri Satchidananda that integrates all the branches of Yoga in order to help one find inner peace and joy, a philosophy she firmly believes. She is also Anusara Inspired certified in the Anusara Yoga™ method. Anusara yoga unifies the Universal Principles of Alignment with a heart quality. Leti also teaches children’s yoga. She enjoys connecting with children through the gifts of love, laughter and the ancient practice of yoga. Leti has been fortunate to study with many influential teachers all of whom have had an impact on her practice. She is also very connected to the community doing a lot of Seva work in order to give back to others.

When she is not teaching yoga, you can find Leti enjoying hikes and biking on one of many parks and greenbelts in Austin, plunging into a great novel, writing, or connecting with family and friends.

  • Tel: 866-447-6943
  • Location: 3801 South Congress, Suite 111 Austin, Texas 78704
  • Website: Link
  • 7:30 pm The Yoga ‪‎Sutras of ‪Patanjali with Sumukhi Devi

Classically it is said that Yoga has 8 Limbs.  Each week, in this class, expect to explore one or more of these 8 Limbs for a full experience of the art and science of Yoga in all its glory.  Expect a balance of practice and discussion or Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit sutra chanting, asana, pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques. These classes are all levels, and enriching for newbies as well as those wanting to advance their practice.

The 8-Limbs are:

External and Internal Practices for Living a Yogic Life, Yoga Poses, Yogic Breath, Inward Reflection, Concentration, Meditation, and Bliss.

Sumukhi Devi

Yoga Teacher

Sumukhi Devi - Co-Founder and Yoga Instructor at Yoga Illumined

Sumukhi Devi has dedicated her life to understanding and knowing the nature of life and existence. She began practicing and teaching Yoga in 1997 and in 2001, she stepped onto Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York and found what she had been looking for in Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Ramamurti S. Mishra (Guruji), the Founder and Guru of Ananda Ashram’s, teachings. Since then, Guruji’s emphasis on pulsation, vibration, nature, meditation, Sanskrit, the Music of Silence and the true Nature of I-AM has inspired Sumukhi’s life and teaching in every way. She fills her yoga classes with creativity, joy, laughter, music, science, meditation and intention.

Sumukhi has completed multiple teacher trainings and is certified in several Hatha Yoga techniques: Ashtanga (Power Yoga), Anusara and Therapeutics. She created and co-leads a highly respected Yoga Teacher Training program in Austin, Texas – Yoga Illumined (now also a Yoga Studio) – with Zoe Mantarakis – which immerses students in a life-long practice of Yoga and provides them with the tools to teach others. Sumukhi has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Edward’s University. She co-founded Mudita Yoga Center in Kingston, NY with Shawn Harrison.

And then there’s music. For the gift of music, she thanks her father, Alfredo C. Lanuza, and again Guruji for opening up the music of the spheres – “anahata nadam” in her heart and mind. Additionally, Kristina has over 19 years’ experience in marketing, public relations and advertising working with Fortune 500 and multi-national brands.

  • Tel: 866-447-6943
  • Location: 3801 South Congress, Suite 111 Austin, Texas 78704
  • Website: Link