Yoga I

This class is taught by:

Claudia Neuman

Claudia Neuman, E-RYT 500, YACEP, MSW. , was born in Los Angeles and began her formal yoga training in 1984 at Yoga works in Santa Monica, California. In the course of her training at Yoga Works, she was able to study with and assist some of today's top teachers, (Rod Stryker, Eric Shiffman) as well as study with Pattabi Jois, (the creator of Astanga Yoga). In 1993, she was initiated into the ISHTA yoga system by Rod Stryker. While at USC completing a Masters degree in Social Work, she taught yoga to students and faculty alike. In 2005 she received certification in Anusara Yoga from John Friend. In 2012 she began studying again with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in the Tantra tradition, completing several of the Para Yoga Master Training programs. Claudia’s classes reflect her rich background of yoga experience as well as the love and dedication to her life-long practice of yoga. Look for Claudia's regular quarterly articles in Pathways Magazine.
Her students say:
"Claudia is such a wealth of knowledge. Her workshop was informative and very enlightening". Joan V 2/2018



Francine Brungardt

Francine’s independent and intuitive yogic studies began over thirty years ago. First practicing with Lilias Folan via the rabbit-eared black and white t.v. screen on top of a dresser in her parent’s bedroom, she’s followed her heart through various paths and lessons ever since. Her roots stand firmly in the Hatha tradition and her primary influences from the alignment based branches of yoga continue to inform and inspire her.

Francine's Clients Say:

"Prenatal yoga with Francine is the highlight of my week. Classes are gentle but purposeful, and meeting other mamas is so nice." Amy W. 9/2017

"It was my first time attending a prenatal yoga class (at 20 pregnant) and I left feeling so inspired! Francine is wonderful and let's you do everything at your pace and comfort level. I came in with back pain and left feeling no pain and excited about attending the next class!" Nadia J, 7/2016

"Very relaxing and friendly environment. The receptionist was very welcoming. I did pre-natal yoga. The teacher, Francine, was really nice to put me at ease since it was my first time. She also provided good advices during the lesson to do postures at the very best and after she recommended other courses I can attend in my conditions. I think it is a very good investment for yourself and I think I will also try the many other services they offer!" Francesca B., 10/15

"Francine is such a nurturing guide for all of the mamas in her pre and post natal class. She gently encourages women to stretch and build strength for their changing bodies while honoring the new life building within. She takes the time to get to know individual students and provides emotional as well as physical support. I recommend this class to all mamas!" Annie N. 11/2015

Kathleen Page

Kathy is a graduate of Blue Heron's 2010 Yoga Teacher Training program. Kathy enjoys sharing her love of yoga with others and inspiring others to greater well-being.
Her Clients Say:
"Kathy's healthy back class is the best!" Rosemary F;.  9/2017

"Kathleen's Yoga for a Healthy Back class is fantastic for my back and posture. Her knowledge of anatomy is extensive, and she is always open to questions and individual concerns,"  judy R., 6/2017

"Kathy Page's lunchtime yoga on Wednesdays at noon is pretty special. Try it out!"  Patricia B.  11/15

"I took the noon class with Kathleen. She had a good sequence for hip openers I enjoyed the flow of the class. Kathleen also added helpful alignment tips"  Marina C.  11/15

Donna Britt

Donna Britt first took yoga 15 years ago in Mexico and fell in love with its beauty, precision and spirituality. After studying Iyengar and vinyasa flow yoga locally for several years, she learned that her favorite yoga teacher was moving out of the state. Britt was flattered--and terrified--when the teacher asked if she'd like to take over teaching her class. After training with Yogafit, Britt taught yoga for three years at White Oak Sport & Health and a number of private clients. She is a member of the International Association of Black Yoga Instructors.

Mary Lou Middleton

Mary Lou has been regularly practicing yoga for over 10 years and just completed the Blue Heron YTT to earn her teaching certification While her primary background is alignment based asana, she has participated in and studied many different styles of yoga. She is eager to share the wisdom from her many teachers to help students find the expression of a pose that supports their body's alignment, and to face challenges with humor and compassion.
Hear what her students says about Mary Lou:
Attended a yoga class Saturday morning, Mary Lou was the teacher and did a fantastic job. She was very attentive to all the students, and provided good direction. I felt great after class, just what I needed. Thank you!  Karen E  5/5/18

Sherry Weber

Sherry Weber, LMT, was graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage. She has experience working in a variety of settings. She has worked extensively with seniors, worked with parents and caregivers teaching infant massage, in corporate offices, health fairs, and wellness retreats doing seated massage. Her toolbox includes techniques from Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial and Thai massage. Sherry believes that massage and yoga belong together, and are two of the best things you can do for yourself! She considers herself blessed to be doing what she loves!
Hear what Sherry's students are saying
Sherry's gentle yoga class is wonderful! I would recommend it to anyone who'd like to try out yoga. I always feel better after I attend one of her classes!  Mia M 6-3-18
In Yoga I the emphasis is on developing awareness of the body and learning alignment. Students will be introduced to Sun Salutations and other basic poses, as well as breathing techniques.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 24 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Claudia Neuman
  • Mon Jun 25 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Francine Brungardt
  • Wed Jun 27 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kathleen Page
  • Wed Jun 27 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Zeshan Mustafa
  • Thu Jun 28 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Zeshan Mustafa
  • Thu Jun 28 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Claudia Neuman
  • Sat Jun 30 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Britt
  • Sun Jul 01 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Claudia Neuman
  • Mon Jul 02 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Mary Lou Middleton
  • Wed Jul 04 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kathleen Page
  • Thu Jul 05 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Sherry Weber
  • Thu Jul 05 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Claudia Neuman
  • Sat Jul 07 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Britt
  • Sun Jul 08 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Claudia Neuman
  • Mon Jul 09 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Francine Brungardt
  • Wed Jul 11 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kathleen Page
  • Wed Jul 11 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Zeshan Mustafa
  • Thu Jul 12 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Sherry Weber
  • Thu Jul 12 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Claudia Neuman