Yoga for Athletes


This class is taught by:

Alison Whitehead

1. What is your fitness/yoga philosophy?
Work hard and have fun! I also really like this quote by Dr. Kenneth Cooper: "We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising."

2. My favorite class(es) are?
I guess that depends on the day and what I need. I like to find a balance between strengthening, cardio and yoga classes throughout the week. I really love the small group circuit/boot camp style classes like Heights Intensity Training and most any yoga class I can get myself to!

3. What classes do you teach?
At Studio in the Heights I teach Yoga for Athletes.

4. Why do you like to teach them and what they can expect from you in your class?
Growing up as, and continuing to compete as, an athlete, and more recently incorporating yoga into my life, I understand how training and yoga really can (and should) complement each other. My classes focus on proper alignment to avoid injury and breath to stay focused during intense moments both on and off the mat. I try to incorporate my philosophy of "work hard and have fun" into each class.

Michelle Vanegas

Michelle is RYT- 200hr certified through Sonic Yoga and recently completed her 500 hour certification under the direction of Johanna Bell and Illumina Yoga. She offers a vinyasa flow style class that explores moving with the breath through lighthearted, playful sequencing. A weekly theme is suggested in order to focus the class as we move towards a peak pose. Michelle intends to create a judgment free space in order for others to celebrate their true authentic selves.

June Lo

June Li Lo Bio: June Li is a 200 Hour RYT certified yoga instructor with an emphasis on the styles of Hatha/ Vinyasa Yoga. With an extensive background in martial arts, especially Capoeira, she has found yoga to be a great way to bring balance & focus to the body & mind while continuing to build strength & flexibility. June Li strives to bring a welcoming environment to each of her classes while creating a sense of empowerment & ease.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jan 23 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Alison Whitehead
  • Sun Jan 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Michelle Vanegas
  • Sun Jan 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with June Lo
  • Wed Jan 30 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with June Lo
  • Sun Feb 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Michelle Vanegas
  • Sun Feb 03 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with June Lo
  • Wed Feb 06 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Alison Whitehead
  • Sun Feb 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Michelle Vanegas
  • Sun Feb 10 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with June Lo
  • Wed Feb 13 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with June Lo
  • Sun Feb 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Michelle Vanegas
  • Sun Feb 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with June Lo
  • Wed Feb 20 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Alison Whitehead
  • Sun Feb 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Michelle Vanegas
  • Sun Feb 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with June Lo