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 Yoga is about tuning into your body and breath, listening with awareness to what your body needs.  Classes will typically start with a short breathing and meditation practice, and end with relaxation and restorative stretches.  Classes build upon standing poses and some vinyasa flow to build strength, flexibility and balance.

Classes are appropriate for all levels of yoga experience and fitness level.  Instructors will guide you through each posture and offer modification of poses that may be more challenging than others. 

Lochmere offers community yoga twice each week at the following times: 

  • Evening classes on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Morning classes on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 AM 

All classes are held in the Highlands Clubhouse located at 200 Loch Highlands Drive.  Classes are complimentary for Lochmere residents 18 and over.  No guests are allowed.  Please bring your own mats.

Please take a few minutes to meet our instructors.  Combined they have been teaching yoga for almost 50 years.  Lochmere is very fortunate to have these three ladies guiding us to open our bodies, calm our minds,  and find inner peace in today's fast-paced world.

Bonnye Hur

Bonnye has been a student of yoga for over twenty five years and a teacher for the last nine.

She loves the holistic nature of the practice and has always been drawn to practice through inquiry and discovery of how yoga opens us up to our own bodies, minds, and spirits. Each of Bonnye's unique alignment-based classes includes centering and pranayama (breath), warm-up, an exploration through a series of related poses and savasana.

Bonnye likes to tie each practice together with a theme such as Variations on Sun Salutations, Lower Back Love, and Yoga for Osteoporosis. Some classes include vinyasa (flows) and many incorporate the use of Iyengar-styled props (supplied) to deepen each student's experience.

Classes are adaptive for all levels and Bonnye encourages and appreciates all feedback.

Dori McDarris

Dori has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2014 and has been teaching yoga since.

She truly believes that yoga is for everyone. As she teaches her classes, she encourages her students to be present in the moment. She reminds them that the focus of yoga is not how a pose looks, but rather the connection between breath, mind and body that is important.

She teaches a vinyasa style yoga class. Her classes typically include a fifteen minute integration segment, a thirty minute segment of moving through standing poses, and a fifteen minute segment of stretching and rest.

Her goal for every class is to touch people in a positive way, to calm their minds and open their hearts.

 Olya Clark

Olya Clark, a seasoned yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience in guiding students toward holistic health and wellness. With a 500 E-RYT certification and a background as a holistic health coach, Olya is dedicated to empowering individuals to tap into their innate potential for healing and transformation.

Driven by the belief that stress lies at the root of many modern ailments, Olya specializes in mind-body healing practices that address the underlying causes of disease. Through the integration of yoga, meditation, and breathwork, Olya helps students cultivate resilience, balance, and inner peace in the face of life's challenges.

As an advocate for the healing power of aromatherapy, Olya incorporates essential oils into her classes to enhance relaxation, promote emotional well-being, and deepen the mind-body connection. She believes that the synergy between yoga and aromatherapy offers a potent path to holistic healing and self-discovery.

At the heart of Olya's teachings is the belief that a healthy lifestyle is essential for thriving in today's fast-paced world. She encourages her students to prioritize self-care, nourish their bodies with wholesome foods, and cultivate mindful habits that promote vitality and longevity.

Whether guiding students through a dynamic vinyasa flow, she leads a restorative yoga practice. Olya is committed to empowering individuals to awaken their full potential and live lives of radiant health, joy, and purpose. 

Join Olya on the mat and embark on a journey toward holistic well-being and transformation.

 CLASS SCHEDULE

You must register HERE.  No walk-ins are allowed.

  The following is the instructor schedule through the end of August:

  • Monday, June 17 -- Dori McDarris
  • Wednesday, June 19 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, June 24 -- Dori McDarris
  • Wednesday, June 26 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, July 1 -- NO CLASS
  • Wednesday, July 3 -- NO CLASS
  • Monday, July 8 -- Dori McDarris
  • Wednesday July 10 --Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, July 15 -- Olya Clark
  • Wednesday, July 17 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, July 22 -- Dori McDarris
  • Wednesday, July 24 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, July 29 -- Olya Clark
  • Wednesday, July 31 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, August 5 -- Dori McDarris
  • Wednesday, August 7 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, August 12 -- Olya Clark
  • Wednesday, August 14 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, August 19 --Dori McDarris
  • Wednesday, August 21 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, August 26 -- Olya Clark
  • Wednesday, August 28 -- Bonnye Hur
  • Monday, September 2 -- NO CLASS