Hatha Yoga 1

This class is taught by:

Margo Champion

Class styles I teach: Gentle, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kids, Meditation and Yin.

My favorite yoga posture: Savasana! Relaxation, rejuvenation, restoration.

Fur babies: Marley the cat and Mo the guinea pig.

My favorite silly quote: “You can’t make everyone happy; you aren’t pizza.”

Best advice I ever received: All of the answers you seek are within. Depend on the still, small voice within.

Why I yoga: I yoga and meditate to heal and be aligned with love.

My passions outside of yoga: Being creative – drawing, painting, writing – a relaxing and fun way to express myself and allow emotion to flow.

Jessica Schwartz

Jessica finds that yoga is a practice that truly helps people work toward their desired state of wellness. Jessica has the following certifications: Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Certified Mixed Level/Hatha Flow Instructor, Certified Private Lessons Instructor, Certified Children's Yoga Teacher, Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist, Certified Kid's Nutrition Specialist, Bachelor of Science in Sports and Fitness.

Juliette Woronov

After 10 years of dedicated practice, Juliette received her 200 hr vinyasa teaching certification in Paris, France, from the Federation Francaise de Yoga. Her classes focus on giving space to the body for expression of the soul through flowy movement meditation to groovy tunes.

Violette Gibbs, E-RYT200

Violette is an E-RYT 200hr registered yoga teacher from Red Sun's own Hatha teacher training program. Violette brings awareness of the anatomy to each posture, offering students a deeper connection with their own bodies.  

Suzie Lopez

Suzie participated in the 200 hour Teacher Training Program at Red Sun Yoga with Jeanie Laslo becoming certified in Hatha Yoga May 2009. She also became trained in pre-natal yoga to offer the many mental, emotional and physical benefits of yoga to expectant mother to help their journey of pregnancy and childbirth be as fulfilling as possible. Suzie truly believes that yoga is a life long wellness program of mind body and spirit and feels Honored to be able to offer the wisdom of yoga to others to help give them the tools to care for themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually, in a loving and safe way.

Maggie Witherill

Maggie received her 200hr CYT from the Central Florida Hatha Yoga School in 2013. Students who are new to yoga or seek a more gentle practice will appreciate Maggie's focus on the inner spirit while enjoying basic postures, breathwork, meditation and deep relaxation.

Judy Toth

As the family story goes, when Judy was 2 years old she begged to be able to take dance classes. The local studio said she had to wait until she was 3 which her parents contend was the longest year of their lives!! That was the beginning of her love of fitness, health and activity. For many years she studied dance, performed and even taught. When her work required a move from Pittsburgh to Washington DC, her interest in fitness continued by taking (and then teaching) various types of fitness classes. However, it was when she moved to Florida in the 80’s that she was first introduced to yoga. No matter what other activities she pursued, yoga provided a way to become more grounded as well as develop strength and flexibility. In 2005 she began an 8 year journey of caring for ill parents. During that time, yoga became her main fitness activity and a refuge. It provided centering, grounding, and helped her develop the patience and stamina that she needed to keep up with the demands of her business as a leadership coach, her family, and her parents’ needs. In 2014 she was finally able to delve deeper into the study of yoga by taking and completing the yoga certification program. She is now looking forward to sharing the love of yoga along with many years of experience helping people focus on and develop their own peace in mind and body.

Bricelyn Shafron

Class styles I teach: Hatha, Gentle, Vinyasa Flow, Yinyasa, Stress Relief, Back & Hips, Nidra

My favorite yoga posture: Sirsasana/Headstand: I love the shift in perspective and feeling how the strength in my core has developed with my practice. What once seemed impossible is now easy.

Fur babies: 9 kitties, plus fosters. I was fascinated by cats as a child, but we had dogs as pets. Never would have guessed I'd be a crazy cat lady, but I adore them so much! I fall in love with just about every cat I meet.

My favorite Quote: Be mindful of your thoughts, your thoughts become your words. Be mindful of your words, your words become your actions. Be mindful of your actions, your actions become your habits. Be mindful of your habits, your habits become your character.

Why I yoga:Yoga has drastically changed my life. I found something I didn't realize I was looking for in the practice. I've learned much about myself and how I want to live my life. I've found so much peace and contentment.

My passions outside of yoga: I love exploring forests and spend as much time hiking in the woods as possible, journeying into the mountains to camp by myself a couple of times each year. I enjoy photographing wildlife, glimpsing into the lives of animals and capturing their astounding beauty.

An excellent introductory class where beginners can learn and improve on their poses and breathing. Experienced students can focus on the foundations of their practice. Modifications are provided for all levels.