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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.

Tanya Allison RYT

Tanya Allison began practicing yoga in 2003. In April 2016, she graduated from the Integrative Yoga Therapy 200-hour teacher training at the lounge. She became interested in yoga because it allowed her to respond to stress in a healthy and adaptive way. She currently also teaches beginning yoga classes at her workplace as part of their corporate employee wellness program.

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 Mar 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Apr 03 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Apr 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Frein RYT
  • Thu Apr 06 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Apr 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Apr 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Tanya Allison RYT
  • Thu Apr 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Apr 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Apr 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu Apr 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon Apr 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed Apr 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Frein RYT
  • Thu Apr 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon May 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed May 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu May 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon May 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT
  • Wed May 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Angela Ossian RYT
  • Thu May 11 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Annette Vance RYT
  • Mon May 15 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jennifer Younk RYT