Rest & Renew
Join Sarah & McKenzie for an in-person restorative yoga & sound bath where you will rest and receive the vibrations from the crystal singing bowls. Sarah and McKenzie will guide you through a short guided meditation followed by a series of restorative yoga postures, and treat you to a replenishing sound bath co-played by both practitioners. This is the perfect way to recharge during the long, dark nights of winter. Space will be limited to 25 students, masks are required.
Schedule: Friday, March 25, 2022 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
Cost: $40 early bird before 3/22
$45 late registration
About the instructor: Sarah Hyde and Mckenzie Riepen.
I became a yoga student in 2012, at a time when anxiety and depression were taking over my life. I’ve always enjoyed a good, sweaty workout, but I was looking for something more contemplative, something physically challenging that would also support me on my inward journey of healing and growth. My sister (who is a yoga teacher) convinced me that yoga could help, and it hasn’t just helped, it’s changed me and made my life so much richer in ways I could not even have predicted. When nothing else can quiet the mind or still the body, coming to your mat can. All you have to do is show up.
Despite a fear of being upside-down (I didn’t even do cartwheels as a kid), I signed up for the Sangha Yoga Sat Guru 200 hour teacher training. Becoming a teacher has deepened my practice and given me the opportunity to share my love of yoga with others, many of whom may never have tried it or had access to it before. I practice vinyasa, hatha, yin and restorative yoga and am currently enrolled in Sangha’s Yin Yoga 50 hour training. I teach a strong physical practice, rooted in all eight limbs of yoga, with a focus on breath and body connection and listening to and honoring your own body and what it needs. Also, I will laugh in my class, and I hope you laugh with me!
I love Radiohead, knitting, and the color gray. When I’m not on my mat, you’ll find me sweating in the gym, listening to podcasts, or snuggling with my dogs. I am so grateful for this community and eager to share this life-changing practice with each of you.
McKenzie Riepen was originally drawn to the mat for the physical workout and release from everyday pressures. With more consistency, she started to receive the benefits of yoga that spanned far beyond physical changes. She experienced positive mental and emotional effects to her well-being, including learning how to deal with anxiety in a way she had never before been able to access. Most importantly, yoga taught her how to use her breath as the most powerful tool to become more present in daily life and realign things into perspective.
After a decade of exploring different yoga styles from Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa, she completed her 200-hour teacher training in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2013. McKenzie compassionately guides her students to connect more deeply to themselves and to each other through breath work, creative energy flow sequencing and music. Her aim in teaching is to help others find joy through their practice, which she believes should be accessible for everyone—no matter age, experience level or physical location.