Class Descriptions

I currently teach the following classes at various locations throughout Rockford, IL.

  • Vinyasa Flow
  • All-Level Yoga
  • Hatha/Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Chair/Adaptive Yoga
  • Private Yoga Instruction


Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga which incorporates the breath with synchronized movement, allowing the breath to move the body. This series of breath-synchronized movements builds internal heat leading to purification of the body and aids in the elimination of toxins and waste from the body. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes the body. Metaphysically, mentally, and emotionally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockages of energy flow throughout the body. Vinyasa Flow can improve flexibility and strength. A stronger body, balanced mind, inner focus, mental clarity, and energetic balance are all happy side effects of a regular yoga practice. Bring a yoga mat and any yoga props you have.  Open to all levels of experience, men and women.  Suitable for beginners.

Tuesday nights (at Nspired Yoga) – Level 1/2 – Medium intensity/intermediate 1 year of yoga experience/practice preferred.


All-Level Yoga

This all-level class is mostly a Vinyasa Yoga practice.  Vinyasa Yoga or Vinyasa Flow emphasizes a continuous flow of movement; moving in and out of the postures with the breath and focuses on dynamic breathing.  This practice builds strength, tones, and detoxifies.  This class is a slower-paced flow.  “All-levels” means that if you’ve never practiced yoga or are an experienced practitioner, you’ll feel at home, challenged, and at ease.

Keri+Yoga+Rockford+Yoga+Classes.jpgHatha/Restorative Yoga

Open to all levels, men and women. Recommended for beginners, young and old, injured and athletic alike. Great to manage and reduce tension and stress. Hatha yoga is a slow-paced, gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishes a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the Ha – sun/stimulating energy with the Tha – moon/calming energy.

Restorative yoga is a practice that helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Bring a yoga mat and any yoga props you have.


Yoga Nidra

Learn this practice of self-inquiry.  Yoga Nidra is an integrative practice as it addresses both psychological and physical issues such as stress, trauma, PTSD, insomnia, and pain in your body and mind. And it’s also restorative because it helps you recover/restore your inner resources of joy, peace, and well-being which enable you to feel connected to yourself and all of life.

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. In Yoga Nidra, the consciousness is in a state between waking and sleep.  It is during this band of awareness, characterized by Alpha (brain) waves, where deep and progressive relaxation happens and muscular, mental, emotional, and postural tensions are released.

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep; a state of conscious, deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. Yoga Nidra is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness. In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind, and intellect are completely relaxed and the practitioner appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and the unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga Nidra is a very deep form of relaxation and has been found to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety; is beneficial for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease, helps to balance the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems – balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra calms and clears the mind and has the potential to heal psychological wounds, provides emotional healing, and restores our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep!

Restore your energy, relax into the real you.  Yoga Nidra is a practice of self-inquiry, intended to bring the mind and body into deeper states of being with relaxation and healing as happy side affects. 

Expect to practice a few gentle yoga postures and to spend most of the practice reclined.  

No experience necessary. 


Chair/Adaptive Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness, or dis-ease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective.

Whether you’re living with Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes/Neuropathy, Arthritis, have limited mobility, or just recovering from injury or this class promotes healthy aging

This group is limited in class size so that students can experience the intimacy, safety, and individualized attention that comes with a yoga class of this nature. Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Womanspace is wheelchair accessible.


Private Yoga Instruction

Curious about yoga and not quite comfortable or ready for a group class?  Are you looking to deepen your yoga practice?  Do you have something specific that needs individualized attention?  

Receive one-on-one asana instruction tailored to you and where you are in your practice. Develop confidence, deepen your practice – one-on-one personal/private instruction allows us to focus more on alignment, giving refined instruction on a more personal level than offered in a class setting.  All we need is a yoga mat and a little space!

It’s a great way to develop (or a great addition to) your at-home, personal practice!

Contact me for details and pricing.