Doris Farmer, the owner of Heart to Heart Yoga & Healing, is an occupational therapist and yoga teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. Doris discovered early in her life that teaching is her gift and that yoga is her passion. Her way of teaching is gentle, informative, and filled with kindness and love. She guides you inward to notice what is present for you in the moment, and encourages you to honor your strengths and limitations with a compassionate heart. She teaches with affirmations and the belief that we can all learn together to cultivate self-awareness, mindfulness, and conscious communication for the benefit of all beings. She demonstrates that with continued practice you develop greater strength, flexibility, mental concentration, and the ability to allow your own inner body's wisdom to guide you. Doris teaches a variety of yoga classes for the beginner to advanced student including gentle & restorative yoga, chair yoga, and moderate to vigorous yoga classes. She recently completed Breath-Body-Mind Level -1 Training and is continuing her yoga education pursuing certification as a Restorative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher.
Janet completed her 200 hr. yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Mass., in August, 2013. Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit. The 200-hr Kripalu Yoga teacher training, which conforms to the national standards of the Yoga Alliance, provide Janet with a solid foundation in the technical skills needed to teach yoga safely. Prior to receiving her certificate, Janet practiced yoga with Doris Farmer for four years and experienced the transformative benefits of yoga in her own life. She believes, from her training and personal experience, that yoga awakens your inner awareness and guides you toward self-acceptance. Janet became certified so she could share the benefits and enjoyment of Kripalu yoga with others. In her class, Janet will lead you through essential breathing techniques to expand your experience of movement and posture which will help to deepen your practice. Above all, her positive energy and kindness will invite you into her class and into her heart. Janet teaches gentle, moderate and vinyasa classes.
Janet lives in Elmira with her husband and two children, aged 7 and 3, and is a stay-at-home mom.
Jane’s practice of yoga began over ten years ago as an addition to her exercise routine. She quickly discovered that yoga not only toned her body, it calmed her mind and made her feel rejuvenated. As she continued to practice with Doris Farmer, yoga became more important in her life and she was in awe of the human body and the connection of the body, mind, and spirit. She wanted to learn more, and to share her passion with other people so she embarked on the journey to become a certified yoga teacher. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in November 2013 and is a member of Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association and Yoga Alliance.
Jane believes that yoga can be practiced by anyone no matter what age or physical ability; it can change lives and bring balance and joy. Her classes will focus on the fundamentals of yoga postures, emphasizing safe alignment and reminding each student to honor their own body’s capabilities at each practice. The goal of each class is that students will leave yoga feeling happier and healthier than when they started. Jane’s enjoyment comes from assisting others in finding acceptance and peace on the mat so that they can meet their challenges with a sense of relaxation, self-acceptance, strength and courage.
Amani Vlasic was introduced to yoga shortly after recuperating from breast cancer surgery. She believes that while modern medicine healed what was wrong with her body, yoga focused on what was right. After eight years of practicing yoga she decided to further her knowledge by completing Kripalu’s 200 hour yoga teacher training in July of 2015. Her passion is giving to the community and believes that by sharing her love for yoga she can empower others to love and accept themselves just as they are. Amani will offer Beginners, Gentle and Moderate yoga classes. She is the previous owner of Cappy’s and is a proud mother of one son.
Bonnie Raniewicz is owner of Floral Fantasy/Mystic Being in Elmira. She completed her yoga teacher training and prenatal studies at Kripalu in 2005. Bonnie has also completed training for Meditation and Yoga Nidra. She continues her studies as both a student and teaching-assistant at many Kripalu workshops. Like her teachers, Bonnie believes that there is a yoga for every "body". Bonnie is dedicated to self-evolvement and is continually striving to become all she can be as evidenced by her additional certifications including Integrative Life Coach, Energy Worker and Feng Shui Consultant. Whether she is assisting customers at her floral shop or teaching classes Bonnie has found that her greatest joy comes from helping and inspiring others to achieve their dreams. Her intuitive approach using energy and balance is to inspire and express. She feels blessed and full of gratitude for this path.
Heart to Heart Yoga & Healing
315 West Water St.
Elmira, NY 14901
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