Oryana is once again partnering with New Moon Yoga Studio to provide a quarterly series of yoga classes that address the stresses of seasonal changes. These are the times of year when we can feel overwhelmed, anxious, or crave relaxation and a slower pace. We will address our emotions and moods through a gentle style of practice, breathwork, and mantras. Sessions include a guided meditation and an extended savasana so you can leave rested and ready to embrace the upcoming change! We will split the class fee between New Moon Yoga Studio and a different local non-profit each quarter. Students should bring their own yoga mats.
From Winter to Spring
Sunday, March 24, 9 – 10:15 am
This class will focus on recovery from cabin fever and transitioning to the livelier energy of spring. We will utilize poses that focus on grounding, balance, and finding your center.
Instructor: Crystal Turner
Donation: Habitat for Humanity.
Spring into Summer
Sunday, June 23, 9 – 10:15 am
This class will focus on finding balance with work and fun, boosting self motivation, encouraging loving self talk and promoting a loving body image. Wake up your feel-good endorphins.
Instructor: Devin Moore
Donation: FLOW for Water
Summer Fades to Fall
Sunday, September 22, 9 – 10:15 am
In this class we will focus on slowing down after summer’s hectic days, taking care of ourseleves and allowing ourselves to rest, and find balance in a peaceful, slower pace.
Instructor: Crystal Turner
Donation: Safe Harbor
Autumn Becomes Winter
Sunday, November 24, 9 – 10:15 am
For this class we will prepare ourselves for the holiday season while instilling the importance of minimizing stress, taking care of ourselves, and remembering to love ourselves.
Instructor: Abby Havill
Donation: Third Level Crisis Center
REGISTER online at eventbrite.com or stop by the store or call 231.947.0191.
Drop-ins also welcome.
LOCATION: New Moon Yoga Studio, 10781 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City
COST: $10 Proceeds will be split between New Moon Yoga Studio and a donation to various local non-profits.
Meet Our Instructors
Crystal Turner, E-RYT 200, was introduced to natural healing remedies and yoga as a young child. She was later encouraged by her daughter to reconnect with her mat to combat a knee injury, migraines, stress, and to resume a more positive body image. Yoga for Crystal has been a true source of energy, light, balance, and healing as she continues to passionately practice, working from the inside out.
Crystal earned her 200- RYT, under the instruction of Jenny Lintvedt, 500 E-RYT and Heidi Dietrich, 500-RYT, and is a registered member of the Yoga Alliance Association. She is a certified Reiki Master and currently teaches various yoga styles at Yen Yoga and Fitness, Centre Ice Fitness and Munson Cowell Family Cancer Center. She holds TRX Suspension, TRX Group TRX Yoga, and Connection Coalition Yoga certifications, as well as a certification in Ascension Aerial Yoga. She has also studied Oncology Yoga with Dr. Laura Kupperman, and has also studied Relieving Stress and Anxiety with Yoga with Kath Ornish. She has also worked with local area business, including Copper Ridge Munson Healthcare and TBA Credit Union. Crystal is the owner of Karasi Fitness and Healing Arts, and is currently working towards her 300 hour yoga certification.Her teaching style is energetic, intuitive, nurturing, motivating, athletic and creative with a focus on overall balance and core strength while effectively connecting mind, body and spirit, empowering students to move positively, and fluidly on and off of the mat.
Off the mat, Crystal serves her community as Wellness Department Manager for Oryana Community Co-op, and during this yoga series, she is looking forward to providing information on natural remedies dedicated to each of the selected topics.
Abby Havill (RYT 200) is a passionate outdoor enthusiast, animal lover, plant-based cooking devotee, and gracious student of the supremely vast world of yoga. It is her joy to bring even a slice of the yoga pie to those interested in learning and bending together!
Devin Moore was born in Port Huron, MI, but has spent most of her life around the 45th parallel. She began practicing yoga around the age of 14 and quickly realized the how much the sequences resonated with her. After attending college for a few years, Devin took a two-year break and rediscovered her yoga practice. She found that yoga gave her strength, inspiration, and peace both mentally and physically. She decided to share the gifts yoga gave her with the community by becoming a 200-hour RYT through Shanti School of Yoga in 2014.
Upon spending several months solely teaching yoga, Devin decided to finish her college degree in order to help and reach even more people. She moved to Marquette and finished her bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education at Northern Michigan University. This degree allows Devin to help people prevent chronic and noncommunicable diseases through education, nutrition, and exercise. Devin is currently the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Oryana Community Co-op, where she is able to educate the community through food, presentations, collaborations, and information. Devin believes that being healthy is not just an exclusive trend, but a lifestyle attainable for all through the right foods, environment, and exercise–and she is happy to be able to help others achieve it!