XYZ movment arts studio was opened in 2011 with the intention of creating a place for the community to gather and move - whether physically, spiritually, mentally or socially. In opening the space the vision was to bring to the studio the best teachers on the island to share with the community and uplift the community by doing so!
Other visions are working with off island teachers and workshop facilitators from other areas in order to enrich the community with what they have to offer!
Cynthia Burke has been practicing and/or teaching Yoga for over 25 years. Cynthia began her practice under the guidance of Gary & Mirka Kraftsow while living in Maui and has since studied a variety of yoga styles with various teachers. Cynthia's class for adults (young and old) follows the flow yoga style with combinations allowing you to move and become strong, stretched and centered. Cynthia is also certified in Silver Yoga (for the over 50 group), Fifty & Plus Fit Yoga, Kid's Yoga (for 3 to 13 age group), as well as the popular dance and fitness workout - Zumba®, Zumba® Toning & Zumbatomics®, & Certified Spinning Instructor.
Hula Teacher/ Yoga Calm
Alice is a certified teacher with a Masters in Education from the University of New Hampshire
where she studied modern dance and performed in the UNH and Synergy Dance Companies. !
Alice has worked with children and family in a variety of settings for over 30 years. Currently,
she offers classes in Yoga Calm for children and Hawaiian Hula for adults. Alice has had a
home yoga practice throughout her adulthood. She received her Yoga Calm instructor
certification in 2011 to begin teaching children’s yoga classes here in Friday Harbor. Alice has
been a haumana (student) of Hawaiian Hula with Kumu Hula (master teachers) Frank
Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Keala Ching since 2001. She first studied hula and several other
dance forms as a young child. !
Alice has also offered Creative Movement for children and partner dancing for adults such as
Country Waltz and Zydeco. She is a long-time Contra Dancer from New England. For her,
dance is a universal language and a pure expression of joy!
Jeannie Turner -
The Yoga Path
or (360) 317-5389
The basis of Jeannie’s teaching is that yoga is for you. Jeannie chooses and adapts practices to both challenge and encourage you. She is skilled at meeting each person’s needs and abilities, both in group classes and private sessions.
Central to Jeannie’s understanding of yoga is her long-term personal practice, her observation and instruction of all kinds of students over time, and her continuing study with some of contemporary yoga’s most influential teachers.
Jeannie has practiced yoga since the late 1960’s and been teaching since 1982. She has taught classes for toddlers, high school athletes, pregnant women, fat old guys, seniors confined to wheelchairs and everyone in between. She has helped people overcome back pain, recover from surgery, deal with anxiety and depression, learn to meditate, and become stronger and more flexible in both body and mind. She teaches individuals, group classes, workshops and retreats. For more information and upcoming events see www.theyogapath.com
Jeannie is a Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Therapist. She chose to study and teach in this tradition after extensive studies and certifications in other methods. She loves its intelligent application of the ancient science of yoga to the modern individual’s interests and needs. (For more about Viniyoga see www.viniyoga.com.)
Besides her study and teaching of yoga, Jeannie and her husband Steve Schramm own the custom landscape firm Island Gardens Company (www.islandgardenscompany.com ) and Ten Four Farm and Nursery. They have two grown sons.
Katerina Wen M.Ed. RYT.
Katerina is a nationally renowned yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She has instructed both regular practitioners and professional teachers of yoga for many years, both in Washington and across the country. She has also worked extensively with children with special needs, and medically challenged individuals, using yoga to strengthen them in both body and mind. Prior to moving to San Juan Island, Katerina had established her own studio in Seattle, where it developed a reputation for exciting and creative approaches to yoga. Katerina’s deep study of art and yogic philosophy fed her creative approach to moving meditation. Mind, body and reverence for the Earth are bonded in her signature mandala vinyasa sequencing, which is based on sacred geometry.
Katerina’s teaching style is at once gentle, compassionate, challenging and uplifting. Her enthusiasm and playfulness allow all comers to enter into a mysterious inner space without fear s or Inhibitions. Her exact knowledge of yoga sequencing and alignment is highly respected by other teachers and advanced practitioners. Yet Katerina loves nothing more than working with beginners and with those with little prior experience in yoga. With her, the experience is always fresh and inspiring!
Nicholas Corrin, L.Ac., MSOM, Ayurv. Ed., is at the forefront of bridging traditional Asian medicine and contemporary Functional Medicine.
Nicholas is an experienced Ayurvedic doctor who has a deep understanding of men's bodies and stored tension. Nicholas has advanced training in Yoga as part of Ayurvedic Medicine. He has helped hundreds of people overcome injuries and other obstacles, and has co-taught Yoga workshops with Katerina Wen in Seattle for many years.
To view Nicholas's detailed bio, visit: www.FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com