She is a 250 Hour-RYT/30 HR-Trauma Informed and has been practicing yoga since she was ten years old. Guiding and supporting her growth through both challenges and lightness, her practice became an integral part of her life. It was an unexpected change in her life that gifted her the space to finally study yoga whole heartedly and earn her 250-hour power Vinyasa certification with CorePower Yoga. Shortly after completing her initial certification, she felt drawn to understanding a few more facets to yoga, becoming a 30-hour Trauma Informed yoga Guide and 20-hour Yin Yoga instructor. She revels in sharing the light of yoga, offering meaningful and thought-provoking classes rooted in facing challenge, cultivating love and community, and finding the expansiveness within you.
Holly Thayer Austin
200 HR RYT
Holly received her 200 HR RYT certification at Yoga Mechanics in Montclair, NJ.
Empower students by offering my working knowledge of not only asana, pranayama, philosophy, and mediation, but also anatomy and biomechanics. Open and close the studio, greet and interact with customers, manage retail inventory, and act as a brand ambassador for Yoga Mechanics -- an alignment based studio that empowers everyBody to do yoga.
Slow Flow Alignment Yoga
Holly teaches alignment yoga based on the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics. Holly aims to educate you about your body and empower you through action which focuses on both strength and flexibility. In her class, you will sometimes hold a pose for several breaths so that you establish a foundation, ignite muscle energy, learn the
nuances of the pose, and finally stretch and expand the pose. Each class, Holly offers a piece of contemplative thought because she believes in the power of thought and movement woven together. Holly aims to hold a space in which you can realize the capacity of your body and intellect.
Tara Beth Gunduz
Vinyasa Yoga Flow
Her teaching style is mindful, spirited and supportive. With a passion for aromatherapy and a background in education and empowerment, Tara's classes engage all of the senses, while encouraging students to live each day with purpose, actualize their potential and nurture the best version of themselves possible. Tara teaches a fun, vigorous Vinyasa class.
Vinyasa Yoga Flow & Restorative
A hybrid class combining full-body vinyasa yoga with an extended series of grounding and restorative postures. Build heat by focusing on core stability and strength, and flow through a series of playful transitions incorporating standing balances and twists. Wind down with soothing and restorative poses, followed by an extended savasana.
Vinyasa Yoga Flow
A long-time lover of movement having found exercise as a multi-beneficial habit a decade ago, Jill began what were the first true steps to understanding and respecting the body. Years of competitive swimming, softball and strength training produced an appreciation for the mental balance that an active lifestyle provided-the content that the prioritization of wellness created, outside the physicality. Curious, the urge to broaden this relationship lead her to going beyond the occasional yoga class and even deeper within. Jill graduated from Down Under School of Yoga's 200 hour teacher training under Gregor Singleton and Kate Heffernan, having been enamored in equal parts by the anatomy, philosophy, spirituality and rhythm that emcompass yoga. The education continues through plenty of reading on all things yoga and holistic nutrition and a devout practice. She teaches athletic vinyasa classes with a serene tone at the helm.
I intially was seeking a way to boost my relationship with myself in order to grow- but its also birthed what feels like the most authentic way I can assist others, something I've always enjoyed doing. Deepening the mind- body connection for me has been everything-and it's only a gift to be able to connect with and contribute to others on that same journey.