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This class is taught by:

Johanna Xenobia

Johanna 'Xenobia' Krynytzky, Director and Owner of Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio, has been a full-time teacher and performer of belly dance for over a decade. This ancient art originally piqued her interest while a student of both Art History and Anthropology at the University of Chicago. After graduating with a double major, she worked at the Field Museum of Natural History where she managed the Education Programs and Performances. Today, she uses that information to run a dance studio with over a dozen instructors on staff, workshops with guest instructors, festivals, and monthly dance showcases.
Dance was a door for her as she continued studying movement and the human body, attaining her Massage Therapy license in 2001, and practicing ever since. Johanna, also a Reiki II, continues to study yoga and meditation, finding all these disciplines inter-connected and highly relevant in continuing to explore the art of being human.  In Dec 2015 she attained 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance, where she has been blown away by the power of an authentic yogic eight limbs practice.
Though Johanna is honored to be caretaker of the Hip Expressions community, she loves teaching dance, yoga, and movement classes where she can inspire students through this ancient dance form that continues to evolve today. Equally rewarding is working on a client through bodywork to assist in the healing process.
Great inspiration comes from working with other dancers, musicians, and artists on collaborative projects, from short choreographies to full length productions as well as fire dancing on the beach.
While her vision includes touching souls through her art, true transformation can only be achieved as a personal journey, and it is her goal to inspire you to explore yours.

Teri Plumridge

Teri Plumridge, RYT 500

Teri began practicing yoga in 1999 for relief of back pain and tight hips.  What resulted was not only a healthier body, but a more peaceful mind and joyful self. She wished to share this wonderful practice of yoga with others, so she completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2006 and began teaching. Teri completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2014 and has studied with Wanda Howe, Tias Little, Roger Cole, Baxter Bell, Elise Miller, Cyndi Lee, Lillah Schwartz & Ray Long.

Teri loves teaching alignment based Hatha yoga with a positive attitude and encouraging words for her students. She hopes they come away from each class with a sense of lightness and ease throughout their body and mind.

This traditional, alignment-based Hatha yoga class is perfect for ALL skill levels.  This practice meets you where YOU are at, encouraging awareness and acceptance, and at the same time, working with intention to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, improve self awareness and create a quiet,peaceful mind.  This class offers a safe, challenging and fun practice accessible to everyone through the use of modifications and props.
Perfect for anyone with low back pain, tightness in the shoulders, or other injury or pain. We will work closely with alignment, focusing on staying mindful and listening to your body while we explore movements and stretches. You will find compassion and understanding in moving safely for YOU. We will also play with the breath and mindful stillness. You will experience stress relief, to better face the rest of your day with ease and joy. This is time to focus on YOUR well-being!
New to yoga?  This will give you a safe foundation from which to build your practice.  Experience with yoga?  Explore fundamentals with a new attention to safety and detail that will benefit your practice no matter where you are at.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Mar 27 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Wed Mar 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon Apr 03 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed Apr 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon Apr 10 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed Apr 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon Apr 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed Apr 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon Apr 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed Apr 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon May 01 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed May 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon May 08 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed May 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon May 15 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed May 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon May 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed May 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge
  • Mon May 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Elizabeth McConnell
  • Wed May 31 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teri Plumridge