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Doug's schedule Doug has been practicing and teaching for 18 years. He learned Hot Yoga at The Studio in West Reading from Mary Ann Blefko, Sarita Rocco, Doe Wails, JoAnn Morrell and Joel Pier. He has attended workshops at Kripaulu, with Erich Schiffman, Rama Berch and Bri Maya Tiwari amoung others. He has taught over 75,000 students with humor and serenity one posture at a time!

Nano Yoga combines rapid repetitive pstures with pranayama, mantra and some mudra to stimulated the frontal cortex brain functioning and trim the body

Ecstatic Hatha Yoga combines asanas, pranayamas( short breathing exercises ) and mudras to create whole body awareness coupled with awakening of positive dormant mental faculties for a pleasurable experience

Gretchen's Class Schedule Gretchen is a Yoga Alliance Certified teacher at the 200 Level. She completed her training with Doug Hayward at Yoga In State College where she continues to study, expand, and deepen her practice. "Gretchen's classes are a creative collaboration of various traditions and philosophies, presented in an open-minded atmosphere which encourages the student to express their own unique interpretation and style. All levels are welcome." Gretchen plans to soon begin pursuing her 500 Level certification in Ashville North Carolina, as well as obtain various certifications in prenatal yoga, children's yoga, and yoga nidra.
Lunar Yoga
Everyone is aware of the gravitational pull of the moon on the ocean. This Yoga Class explores the impact of that gravitation on ourselves.
Self study thru asanas and pranayamas lead to a greater awareness of how and why we do what we do.
Lunar Yoga explores our moon fusion bringing about a harmony rather than a battle with the pull of the moon.
Kristen's Class Schedule Kristen has been teaching yoga for over 8 years and holds an advanced 500hr yoga teacher certification after training with world-renowned master yoga teacher, Shiva Rea. Kristen has taught over 2000 hrs of yoga classes, certifying her as an "experienced" yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. Kristen is currently an assistant instructor for Yoga In State College's Yoga Teacher Training program. Kristen's yoga classes are physically challenging and intelligently sequenced to support the natural opening of the body into intermediate and advanced yoga asanas. Kristen's classes take place in a heated room to detoxify and balance the body, while building strength and flexibility....and having fun! Familiarity with sun salutations is recommended prior to attending this class.
Karen's Class Schedule Karen Joy studied at Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health with Jen Yost and Anne Mascelli. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 level and is currently earning her 500 level certification through the Himalayan Institute. Karen Joy offers a gentle yoga class that is suited for everyone as modifications and props are used so every pose is safe and comfortable. Her Heated Slow Flow class is one that invites strength, harmony, balance and energy into the body, mind and spirit. Karen Joy also offers a nourishing Restorative Yoga class one Sunday a month—another soothing opportunity to feel balanced and at peace.
Krysti's Class Schedule    Krysti is a State college local. She earned her 200-hour teacher training with Doug Hayward and Kristen Boccumini at Yoga in State College. Krysti combines a Vinyassa flow style with teachings of self love. She plans on furthering her education by pursuing a certification in both Prenatal Yoga, and Kids Yoga. Krysti invites you to come explore your body while turning up the heat in an energetic Vinyassa class!
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Angel's Class Schedule    Angel L Soto has been studying martial arts for 8 years and has taught for over a year. Originally from Bronx, New York, his martial and spiritual education has lead his path to study under many honored teachers and disciplines. Beginning his education in karate and self-defense under Master Julio Estevez Sensei, and continuing his studies to Reiki level 2 under Master Rachel Eyre. In 2009, Angel joined a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Taiji, Sacred Wudang Mountain.
Bryan's Class Schedule    Bryan is a Penn State student studying Biology. He completed his 200 hour teacher training with Doug Hayward and Kristen Boccumini at Yoga in State College. Bryan likes to change his focus in his classes each week to focus on different aspects of yoga: flexibility, balance, and strength. He also likes to incorporate a partner yoga class each month to show different expressions of postures and to remind people that yoga is fun and not to take it too seriously.
Kami's Class Schedule    I am Kyle Covert and am currently an undergraduate going for a Bachelors of Science. My first yoga experience was at a Wednesday night class in the white building titled Yoga with Doug. I heard all these girls talking about how amazing his classes were so I thought Doug was this young hottie that had all the girls mesmerized but once i got there i realized it was an older hottie that taught a great class and i loved it. He asked if I wanted to become a teacher so i took my 210 hour certification through Yoga in State College and am now a teacher. I enjoy rock climbing, bowling, billiards, hanging with friends, crossfit, and teaching yoga. I would say my style is all about listening to your body. I teach different classes that vary on physical exertion and stretching; but in all my classes, I like my students to forget about everything outside that heated room and focus on themselves.
Kami's Class Schedule    My perspective on life is deeply influenced by mindfulness and compassion practices which is what I bring to my yoga classes. As a PhD student of Human Development at PennState, I am amazed how skillful combination of awareness and kindness helps people peacefully flow through daily challenges. Graduating from South Boston Yoga Teacher Training, I focus on creating safe and community-like space where one can face everything and avoid nothing. Through physically challenging and soothing poses, I teach how to treat well our bodies and minds. What truly inspires me is to see my students flourish and take the courage to be true to themselves.
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Teresa's Class Schedule Teresa Martin ~ Anandin Nirmiti ~ I began practicing yoga casually as a college student in the 80s while I regularly participated in a variety of athletic endeavors including Triathlon, Long Distance Bicycle Touring, Running, Swimming and Backpacking. I now find my passion for a healthy life style in yoga which led me to pursue my RYT200 certification studying under Doug Hayward and Kristin Boccumini at Hayward's Yoga in State College The meshing of mind, body awareness has given me the opportunity to share the comfort and joy of yoga with others. I like to incorporate meditation, physical exersion through lingering asanas and moderate vinyasa flow. As I guide yogis through their practice I nurture my students in becoming consumed inside their own body while they are on the mat and take with them mindful peace and positivity off the mat and into their daily lives.
Robert's Class Schedule Rob Montgomery is a Penn State Senior in the B.F.A. Musial Theatre program. His love for yoga began in high school, and it wasn’t long before he realized he needed to teach. Rob was trained in his 200 hour-level RYT Yoga Alliance certification by Erik Paskel at the Yoga Shelter in his hometown of Detroit Michigan, and has been teaching for over a year here in State College. He is an avid traveler, writes to live, and finds Yoga the perfect outlet for his overflowing energy and his crazy mind. Rob always encourages students to find their individual edge, the place where they can challenge themselves to rise, grow, and become, but not push themselves to breaking. His classes are focused, fun and a safe place to explore the self!

Yoga is a science of living, and those who practice it are known as Yogis or Yoginis. Yoga has nothing to do with any particular caste, religion, or nation, and is therefore universally applicable and useful. Yoga sets up no particular God, or gods; neither does it deny the existence of God. It is a system of physical and thought culture. One may be a Jew, Moslem, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian or atheist and still be a student of Yoga, since it neither criticizes any religion, nor does it support one particular religion. Some Yogis may not recognize supernatural powers or the duty of man to owe allegiance to them. Still they may reach self-realization through self-knowledge by the practice of Yoga, besides the attainment of miraculous powers, such as perfect control of the mind and body, including even the involuntary organs of the body. As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, Yoga is "a system of philosophic meditation and asceticism designed to effect the reunion of the soul with the universal spirit." This is true of certain forms of Yoga which are inextricably mixed in Hindu metaphysics, and, in a sense, it is true of Hatha Yoga. However, the average student need not concern themself overmuch with this definition. It should be sufficient for them to know that Yoga is a system of mental and physical training with prescribed postures, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. Although yogic exercises may be compared to physical culture exercises, they differ from them in many ways. They are not intended for the development of large muscles, as in physical culture. Nor are they aimed at merely disciplining the body. Yoga disciplines the mind as well as the body. The exercises of Yoga stand unparalleled among all the systems of physical exercises, because of the benefits they have to offer, a fact which the West has but too tardily grasped. Now that the knowledge of the East is being systematized and presented along Western lines, the West has become more receptive than before, and has even attempted to adapt it to her own needs in physical culture, and in medicine, dieting and nutrition. It is my belief that this century~ will bring about a closer understanding between the East and the West. Yoga teaches in easy, simple steps the control of the mind, its thought, and the whole body itself, though self-study and self-knowledge. There is nothing mysterious about it, as in black or white magic, nor, as is popularly imagined, does its scope and significance lie in the swallowing of crushed glass or cyanide, lying on beds of nails, or walking on hot coals. Hatha Yoga is only a form of "personal hygiene" which maintains perfect health in a human being through physical, mental, moral and spiritual training. The Yoga system which has been practiced in India since at least the time of the Epics, that is, 1000 B.C. (the excavations in the Indus Valley show the science was known in 3000 B.C.), supersedes modern knowledge of hygiene in many ways. It affords to us longevity, resistance to disease, the growth of a beautiful body, and mental and spiritual sublimation.Yogi Gupta 1958

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