Foundations 3 Posture Breakdown


This class is taught by:

Ursula Williams

Ursula's personal fitness philosophy is that every group workout should be held slumber-party style; grab all your besties, crank up the music, sweat it out, and just have epic fun!

Certified by AFAA, Zumba, Turbo-Kick, and the Sphota Yoga School, Ursula provides a well-rounded hour of multi-disciplined technique and guidance. Ursula's main passion is that every participant leaves the class feeling encouraged, successful, and confident to conquer their next workout! Let's DO this!

Melissa Ciesla

Melissa made her way to her mat back in 2004 in Manhattan where the heat and calm of the yoga studio offered her a much needed rest from the hectic pace of the city. As a dancer Melissa found Bikram yoga a home away from home and a place to ease recurring injuries. After following her acting career to LA Melissa decided it was finally time to share her love for yoga and took her first of two 200 hour training programs where she became certified in Hot Power Fusion and then Power Flow. Melissa has also continued her training in Yin/Restorative yoga and has discovered a new love of the quieter part of her practice. Melissa classes focus heavily on alignment and breath...helping you to find the way your practice should fit on your body and helping to quiet the chatter in your mind.

Christine Nguyen

Christine V. Nguyen is never quite sure whether she found yoga, or yoga found her. Always an athlete with a natural love for movement, she fell in love at first with the asana — the physical layer of the practice. It was later, when dealing with personal loss and grief within her family and interpersonal relationships, that her true yoga practice began. Yoga helped her cultivate a necessary sense of stillness and even deep gratitude, in what was otherwise a paralyzing period in her life.

Christine received her 200-HR certification through Jennifer Prugh with the Joy of Yoga teacher training in Los Gatos, California. Her training emphasized the deep roots and history of yoga, as well as safely and intuitively opening the body for the physical practice. As a result, her classes are as much about cultivating body awareness and meeting physical challenges fearlessly, as it is about opening up the heart. Christine is also Yoga Sculpt certified, and believes that this fun, challenging format helped build her strength for a more advanced vinyasa practice.

Above all, Christine believes that time on the mat is a move towards a daily practice of joy and gratitude — come and play with her!

Katy Impellizzeri

Katy fell in love with yoga after floating out of her first savasana. She has always been intrigued by the elaborate systems that make up the human body along with it’s deep connection to the mind, breath, and soul. Physical asana practice and meditation opened windows and doors in her mind that she never even knew existed. That, and her natural tendency to ask ‘why?’, led to her first 200-hour teacher training where she began to dive deeper into the practice and her Self.

Now a certified E-RYT 500 teacher, she shares her perspective in public & private yoga classes and workshops all over the country. She also volunteers her time teaching kids of all ages and walks of life in schools and community centers.

Forever a student, Katy hopes to inspire anyone and everyone (in her class or not) to discover their full potential and live a life full of happiness, health, peace and love.

Always enjoy good vibes and good beats in her strong & steady vinyasa classes and her grounding yin classes. Flirt with the connection between breath and movement to maybe discover some hidden doors and windows of your own…

Read more at www.katysyogaflow.com

“You cannot teach a person anything; You can only help him find it within himself”.- Galileo

Foundations 3 Posture Breakdown is our intro to Anatomy portion of Foundations. We will explore foundational postures of the Power 1 sequence and benefits of these postures. This 4 week series sets the foundation for a successful yoga practice. It can be attended out of order and is designed for those who are new to yoga or have practiced for some time and are looking for a deeper understanding. You will learn the foundations of alignment, modifications, breath, yogic philosophy and touch upon meditation. This program is accessible to all in a fun supportive environment. Come learn about the 8 Limbs of Yoga and take your practice to the next level!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat May 13 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Ursula Williams
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sat May 13 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Melissa Ciesla
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat May 13 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Christine Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun May 14 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Raea Brauer
    at Pasadena
  • Sun May 21 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Katy Impellizzeri
    at Santa Monica