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Essential Hatha Yoga


This class is taught by:

Annette Vance RYT

Annette has three passions, family, sharing yoga, and the visual arts. She taught public school art in Minnesota and Iowa for 30 years, most of that time in Ankeny. In 2000, one of her four sons introduced her to yoga. She attended Sandy Eimer’s classes and after retiring in 2005, trained with YogaFit®. In 2014 she earned her 200 hour certification at balanced breath school of yoga. She also teaches at the Ankeny Art Center, Ankeny adult education and the YMCA Ankeny.

Jennifer Younk RYT

Jennifer Younk has been practicing yoga since 2002, and completed her 200-hour teacher training through YogaFit® in 2006. She enjoys empowering her students through self-discovery, and has unearthed many ‘pearls of wisdom’ from her teachers, as well has her students. Jennifer is continuing her training in therapeutic yoga, and is currently a healing touch practitioner apprentice.

Mary Frein RYT

Mary Frein is a graduate of balanced breath school of yoga. What began as a search for balance in her personal life has turned into a quest for mindfulness on the mat and in daily living. With a spirit of gratitude, she looks forward to sharing her love of all things yogic.

Angela Ossian RYT

Angela graduated from balanced breath school of yoga's first 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in 2012. For the past five years, she has also taught weekly classes at the Ankeny YMCA. Her classes are yin and vinyasa-based with strong emphasis on alignment. She has attended numerous trainings and workshops by admired teachers such as Jim Bennitt, Max Strom, Mas Vidal, Tao Porchon-Lynch, Andrey Lappa and Mara Healy. She strives to bring a sense of fun, freedom and kindness to her classes, and hopes to impart nuggets of yogic wisdom along the way.
Practice basic yoga postures, the art and benefits of breathing, gentle stretching and basic flowing movement. Modification of poses and use of props are encouraged to enhance alignment and energy within asana. Beginners welcome!

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Aug 21 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Frein RYT
  • Thu Aug 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Aug 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Aug 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu Aug 31 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Wed Sep 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu Sep 07 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Sep 11 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Sep 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu Sep 14 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Sep 18 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Sep 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu Sep 21 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Sep 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Sep 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu Sep 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Oct 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT