Hatha Yoga (Level 2)


This class is taught by:

Diane Thayer

Yoga Instructor:
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Diane is a E-RYT 500 registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She loves yoga and shares her enthusiasm for it with her students. She defines yoga as a practice of mindfulness, the attentive unfolding and fine tuning of each moment. Every class explores the "music" of yoga--the rhythms of the body; the melodies of the heart; the joyful harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Each class also attends to breath and alignment as means of opening energy channels in the body and experiencing ease and comfort in the poses.

Diane retired from the Monroe County YMCA as Prime Time Wellness/Yoga Director in January 2012. In that capacity she designed and developed the Yoga Program as well as the Pilates, Arthritis Aquatics, and Active Older Adult programs; she trained teachers and provided educational opportunities for the staff. As a member of the National YMCA Active Older Adult faculty, she trained the trainers in programs specific to older adults. She also represented the National Arthritis Foundation in Indiana as an Arthritis Aquatics teacher trainer. At the YMCA besides yoga, she also taught Pilates, land and water aerobics, and arthritis aquatics. Post retirement, she continues to teach yoga at the YMCA.

Diane began exploring yoga as a personal practice while a student at Oberlin College in the sixties. Since then she has enjoyed opportunities to study with many well-known international and national teachers, including Judith Lasater, with whom she has studied for the past thirty years. Some of the teacher trainings with Judith included "Applied Therapeutics and Restorative Yoga (for which Diane received certification)," "Experiential Anatomy, Moving from the Inner Body: Practicing and Teaching from the Organs," "Yoga Therapeutics: Working with the Body's Structure," and "Yoga Therapeutics."

Teachers with whom she has studied include Rodney Yee, Donna Fahri, Erich Schiffmann, Mary Dunn, Janet MacLeod, Leslie Kaminoff, Lilias Folan, Jean Couch, Kali Ray, Todd Norian, Cyndi Lee, Angela Farmer, Victor van Kooten, Desiree, John Schumacher, Ramanand Patel, and Thomas Myers, among others.

Diane celebrates the yoga insights and the successes of all her students. She has been teaching yoga and training teachers for over 30 years. For Diane, yoga continues to be a journey of discovery, as well as a path to well-being and inner peace, which she hopes to express to those around her--together touching the earth and its creatures, great and small, gently and lovingly.

Deb Hackman

Yoga Instructor:
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The stress of college guided Debbie to her first yoga class in the early 1980’s. She found the relief and peace that she was seeking in yoga class, then and now. Deciding to certify after about 20 years of practicing yoga, she certified with Judith Lasater in 2003 at Yellow Springs, Ohio. Originally from Toto, Indiana, Deb continues to make her place among the Indiana yoga community.

Deb practices Gentle Hatha Yoga because she finds Hatha Yoga to be gentle and kind to the body, while increasing flexibility and strength. Her favorite pose in her practice is down dog. It takes her out of her normal positioning and requires her to be mindful of her entire body’s placement.

One thing that she would want to say to a student walking into her class for the first time is “please hear my words, but listen to your bodies.”

If Deb was a season, she would be autumn. She loves the settling, cooling and observing all the exciting colors.

Beth Lazarus

Beth discovered her passion for yoga, wellness and fitness after raising her children and finding time to take care of herself. Beth began her fitness career in 2009 after completing a cardio dance instructor certification. The combination of cardio dance exercise and strength training helped her achieve her highest level of health and fitness. Beth realized that something was lacking in her routine and found the missing piece of the puzzle by adding the practice of yoga, achieving the perfect balance of emotional, physical and spiritual health. Beth completed her 200 hour YTT in 2014 and is currently working toward her prenatal certification. Beth is co-owner and class manager of Touchstone Yoga and Massage and general manager of Anytime Fitness, Bloomington and Evansville, IN. Beth dedicates her practice to her father, Ken Lazarus, having lived the last 11 years of his life as a quadriplegic with faith, acceptance and grace.
Level 2 Hatha class allows you to develop strength, flexibility, and body integration. Teachers will continuously share modifications to help you practice safely and effectively, while offering challenging sequences that continue to emphasize the fundamentals of yoga. You can expect to explore poses in greater depth and detail.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Sep 27 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Oct 04 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Oct 11 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Deb Hackman
  • Wed Oct 18 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Beth Lazarus
  • Wed Oct 25 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Deb Hackman
  • Wed Nov 01 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Deb Hackman
  • Wed Nov 08 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Nov 15 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Nov 22 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Nov 29 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Dec 06 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Dec 13 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Dec 20 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Dec 27 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Jan 03 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Jan 10 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Jan 17 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer
  • Wed Jan 24 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Diane Thayer