Yoga and Pilates

Amanda Murphy, Whidbey Island Yoga

Amanda MurphyService: Yoga classes
Description: Whidbey Island Yoga offers a broad range of yoga classes, from a gentle Vini class, focusing on breath and awareness, to an active Hatha class, focusing on poses and form, to a detoxifying hot vinyasa. Yoga can open the body and calm the mind, bringing us into balance.
Number of sessions offered: Just come!
Choose from among Amanda’s classes here
Phone: 360.969.2401

Annapoorne Colangelo


Service or product offered: Yoga for PTSD or rehab
Description: Integral Yoga is a combination of specific methods designed to develop every aspect of the individual: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It integrates the various branches of Yoga to bring complete and harmonious development. Postures are done gently and slowly, giving special attention to the breath and inner awareness. Postures, breathing practices, relaxation and mindfulness work together to strengthen and purify the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems. Time is given to special concerns of each individual. Annapoorne was certified through the Integral Yoga Institute in 1979. In 1986 she was among several to receive the title Guru Tatra Ratnam (Gem of the Guru’s teachings) from Sri Swami Satchidananda. She has taught in Russia, Italy, and in Integral Yoga Centers, hospitals, corrective facilities, recreational centers, college classes, high schools, community schools and corporations in the United States.
Number of sessions offered: N/A
Phone: 360.579.3735 

Nicole FalsoNicole Falso, Island Pilates Center

Service: Private or group instruction
Description: Core strength is the foundation of all Pilates exercise. Core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back that function as stabilizers. When core muscles are strong and doing their jobs—as they’re trained to do in Pilates—they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles (i.e. the “six pack abs”) of the trunk to support the spine through movement. Practitioners find their flexibility and coordination improved, stress reduced, and injuries prevented. After practitioners achieve an understanding of core support, they can apply Pilates principles to daily movement, especially during strenuous and challenging physical situations. Nicole Falso and Leslie Larch are both experienced with all body types and all levels of fitness. She offers detailed information on safely moving through injuries and surgeries and is experienced at rehabilitation. Her classes are fun and challenging for all ages. Most frequently heard quote after class:  “I feel so good!”
Number of sessions offered: First two private sessions free.  Group mat classes free.
Choose from classes here
Phone: 360.661.6909

Kristen Nelson

Kristen NelsonService: Group instruction
Description: Kristen Nelson is a certified yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance and trained at Whole Life Yoga in Seattle.  She has taught on Whidbey Island for seven years, currently at South Whidbey Center (Senior Services) in Bayview.  She has additional training in prenatal yoga, yoga for anxiety and depression and yoga for seniors.

Starting in August 2017, Kristen’s 50-Plus yoga class will take place at Sojourn Studios in the Bayview Cash Store Monday and Thursday afternoons. Check Sojourn Studios calendar for exact times or contact me.

Number of sessions offered: No limit
Classes: At Bayview Senior Center
Tuesdays, 4:45-6:00 p.m.
Fridays, 4:45-6:00 p.m., until April 3rd
Thursday, 4:45-6:00 p.m., starting April 16th
Phone: 360-643-1964