Amanda Mack is a Yoga Collective co-founder and teacher. Since her first exposure to yoga in a church basement in the 1970s, she's been hooked. A 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Amanda has been teaching since 2012. She credits Karen and Bruce Greenwood and Lynne Minton for inspiring her love of teaching yoga. Master teachers Sarah Joy Marsh and Mary Lou Weprin are important influences as well.
Amanda teaches universal alignment principles to help students receive the maximum benefits of their practice. She enjoys incorporating yoga philosophy and chanting into her classes as well. More than anything, Amanda loves the community that comes with teaching yoga.
Online Yoga Series: Hatha Yoga, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., January 13 - February 17, a 6-class workshop series. See Events link for more information.
Kristiann Maclean believes yoga should be accessible to everyone, through all stages of life. Using props to bring ease to each pose and each body, she brings a light, welcoming spirit to her classes and workshops. She enjoys working with people who don't consider themselves "yoga types" and has worked with clients in hospitals, at workplaces, on retreats, in classrooms and with children, in addition to traditional studio classes. Her 500-hours+ training began in 2007 and is alignment-based. She credits yoga master teachers Lynne Minton and Lonnie Chace with helping her find her path to yoga teaching.
Online Gentle Yoga via Zoom, Mondays, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Mike Miller began practicing yoga in 2014 and quickly became devoted. He immediately realized less stress, and over the next year, increased lung capacity and the feeling of growing younger. These mental and physical impacts led Mike to enroll in teacher training in 2016. He graduated as a Hatha Yoga Teacher in May 2017. Mike has taught classes in alignment-based yoga, restorative yoga, vinyasa yoga, and yoga nidra, as well as a workshop for arm balances. Mike loves inversions and taking the mind and body to new and challenging places. Part of Mike's practice that comes through in his teaching involves the other limbs of yoga besides just the asanas. The one facet that Mike likes most about teaching is the connection with the students. Off the mat, Mike likes hiking, climbing, skiing, boating, biking and mountain unicycle riding.
Online YouTube Classes: Yoga with Mike any time on YouTube. See Classes link for more information.
Annie Moylan’s yoga practice was spurred by a sense of curiosity. She started studying Forrest Yoga 3 days a week, then met and studied with Ana Forest for her first 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification. Her second certification was a 100-hour Yin Yoga at the Yandara Institute. She has taught at Evolve Yoga, Spirit Path, and Deha in Anchorage. Currently, she blends styles with an intention to keep bodies nimble and build on concepts of alignment for best body mechanics and movement that both strengthens and tones. Since moving to Zoom classes she is sharing her Wednesday practice with The Yoga Collective. The first 20 minutes is a meditation. Students can enter the zoom room at any time in silence, between 9 and 9:25am. Asana practice begins at 9:30 with a brief check-in and lasts for one hour.
Online Mindful Yoga via Zoom, Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Lisa Smith Fiegel
Lisa Smith Fiegel has loved practicing yoga since she was a young girl watching Lilias Folan on PBS. Lisa completed her 200-hour RYT training in 2007 with Lynne Minton, an Iyengar-inspired teacher, at the Inner Dance Yoga Studio in Anchorage. Lisa taught beginner and advanced yoga for more than 7 years at the Anchorage YMCA. Her current teaching passion is yoga for grief and resilience, offered occasionally, and teaching her children how to downward dog. Lisa is also an ordained Lutheran minister and invites students to bring their own spiritual traditions to their yoga practice.
Lisa Smith Fiegel
Online Yoga Series: Yoga for Grief and Resilience, Saturdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m., November 7 - 28, a 4-class series. See Events page for more information.
Daniel’s personal yoga practice began in a small way when he picked up a paperback on yoga from a corner drugstore in Kennewick, WA. The Ethical Principles (Yamas and Niyamas) he learned opened up his eyes and ultimately changed the course of his life. This was the mid-60s and the practice he learned consisted of the only most basic asanas, pranayamas, and meditation. That simple practice saw him through three decades of life’s bumps and bruises, back injuries, and other mishaps. Arriving in Alaska in 2002, he took his first group practice at Inner Dance Yoga Studio in Anchorage and his first hot yoga class from Katey Inman there, a landmark experience! He completed his 200-hour Teacher Training at Anchorage Yoga and began teaching Hot Flow classes in 2011. He completed his 500-hour certification in Prajna Yoga with Tias Little at Santa Fe in 2013. He now embraces a slower more mindful teaching style informed by insights gained from the study of anatomy and bodywork as well as from meditation. He enjoys helping students find mindful methods to sustainably practice their yoga over the long term finding ease and grace in the body and a centered and balanced life. Daniel is an active sub for TYCAK. He also teaches yoga at All Life is Yoga in Eagle River and has a rolfing business at www.907rolfing.com.
No classes at this time although he graciously substitutes when needed.