About Our Yoga Classes
Healing Yoga Series
This 6-week series will focus on using yoga as a pathway to healing. Topic changes each session. Examples of Healing topics include Stress Management, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Body Image, Injury & Surgery, etc.
Gentle Yin/ Restorative
A gentle Yin class and with a stronger focus on restorative poses. This class is great for those recovering from injury, seniors or those just in a need a gentle stress reducing class.
Gentle Flow Yoga
An all levels class that gives mindful attention to alignment of poses and flow of breath. Using a vinyasa or down dog to transition between poses. The class has a slower pace and is well suited for beginners as well as the experienced who wants to slow meditative movement.
YOUR Yoga Body - Chair Yoga
A class designed specifically for accommodating YOUR body. Poses can modified to suit your body's needs, shape, and ability. Poses are done either seated, or using a chair for added stability. Very Beginner friendly.
Beginner Yoga Series
This class is geared towards those with little or no yoga experience. The 6-week course leads you through basic yoga poses, so you feel better prepared to expand your yoga practice.
Curvy Yoga ™
Curvy Yoga is a yoga approach with curvier bodies in mind. Beginner-friendly and ALL bodies are always welcome.
*Do I need experience to practice Yoga?
No experience is necessary.
All of our Yoga classes are geared for beginner students and no experience is necessary...we will guide through the poses.
*What do I need to wear?
Yoga pants or sweat pants. A tank top or t shirt that is not too loose or baggy. If the shirt is too loose or baggy it tends to get in your way. We practice yoga barefoot, wearing socks tends to make you slide making it difficult to do the poses
*Do I have to bring my own yoga mat?
No. We have yoga mats available for you to borrow free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
*Where do I keep my personal items during class?
We have cubbies that are located in the room where the classes are held. You are able to keep purse, keys, etc. here safe and in your sight.
*What can I expect?
Each Yoga class has a slightly different focus, depending on the type of yoga. All classes will be Beginner friendly, and the instructor is happy to offer adjustments and accommodations for any level.
The Movement Arts Collective offers the only comprehensive Healing Yoga Program in our area. Designed by Tara Phillips, a 500-hr Certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Social Worker, our Healing Yoga Program offers classes designed specifically to help clients heal from traumatic or stressful life events through a supportive, therapeutic approach. Whether you are healing from surgery, injury, body image issues, pregnancy, birth or other life events, our yoga classes will guide down the path to feeling whole and strong in your body again. Our Healing Yoga Series will focus on a particular topic each session, to address a very specific need. You can find the descriptions of all of our Healing Yoga classes below.
The Healing Yoga Program
Amy Bockmon, E-RYT 200
"Becoming a MAC yoga student has been one of the best decisions I've made for myself. The studio is filled with positive energy and an atmosphere conducive to well being. Amy Bockmon's yoga classes have been great for my mind, body, and spirit. She is always open to questions and has a great sense of humor which makes the classes fun. And although we all want to master the poses, Amy has taught me that yoga is more about mastering the art of learning and loving myself. I always leave better than I came. I would recommend MAC a thousand times over."
-Canessa, MAC Yoga student, 6 months
Cyndi Allen, RYT 200
I took my first yogic breath in March of 2010.
Part of my yoga journey has been my recognition of the all too common theme of “who can and should be” doing yoga. I was and still frequently am the person who gets the funny looks and quizzical stares when I say “I practice or teach yoga”. Because my body isn't a typical “yoga body” and hasn't always been accepted into all yoga arenas, I try to welcome each person and their body into my classes regardless of level or ability. In addition, I offer modifications using tools to allow your body to enter an asana in the way that is best for you. My classes are light-hearted and often erupt in laughter, while being gently challenging and allowing for you to confidently explore and grow your own yoga practice.
As a forever learner, I am currently studying with Anna Guest-Jelley to become Curvy Yoga certified and hope to continue my yoga education with a 500 hour certification within the next few years. For now, though, when not in the studio, you can find me supervising my claims team at a local health insurance provider. I also enjoy volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor to my awesome little sister and spending time with my friends and family.