What Is This “Yoga Thing” All About?

What Is This “Yoga Thing” All About?
A FREE Information Session About Yoga…
What It Is & How It Can Benefit YOU
w/ Jen Mast & Amy Yapp
Saturday, Dec. 1st @ 2pm • RCY Westford

Are you curious about yoga, or is there a family member, friend or doctor in your life who keeps suggesting that you give it a try?

Have you ever thought about trying yoga…
or tried it once or twice and thought “this isn’t for me”?

Are you passionate about a sport or physical activity and want to enhance your performance?

Do you sit a lot?
Do you drive a lot?
Do you text a lot?
Do you work at a computer a lot?

Do you want to continue to do what you love and feel your best?

Join experienced Yoga teachers Jen Mast & Amy Yapp at our Westford Studio for a FREE 45 minute informational session covering some of the most commonly asked questions. Jen and Amy have worked with beginners from all walks of life and love helping people find a way to make yoga work for them. They understand on a cellular level what it means to be a reluctant beginner! Get a better understanding of how yoga might be a fit you.

Jen MastJen Mast, L.I.C.S.W., E-RYT 500 (IYT), Integrative Functional Yoga Therapist, ChildLight Teen Yoga®, Lifeforce Yoga®

Stepping onto the mat everyday has allowed me to stay grounded in the things that are truly important. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease over a decade ago, my life took an unpredictable turn. Things that were easy became difficult and I felt as though I had lost part of myself. It was during this time that I deepened my spiritual practice. Yoga helped to heal the aches and pains that came with autoimmunity, it improved my energy, my mood and it allowed me to show up each day for my friends, loved ones and most importantly myself. Yoga’s transformational abilities led me on a new path to become a yoga instructor combining my past work as a Licensed Social Worker with my new path in yoga therapy, functional movement through yoga and myofascial release. As we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance, true healing occurs. Moving beyond illness and discomfort, we are able to live life to our fullest expression.

Jen completed her 500-hour at Kripalu with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) in 2016 where she trained under Joseph and Lillian LePage and Maria Mendola (Integrative Functional Yoga Therapy). Jen furthered her study and attended an intensive training with Maria in Tucson, learning various techniques for myofascial release, therapeutic movements and exercises to rebalance alignment and long held patterns. In 2018, Jen completed a weekend training in The Roll Model Method® and a Ball Rolling Techniques Workshop with David Vendetti – both for myofascial release. Her extensive work with athletes, injuries and chronic illness in both group and private settings inform her teaching style which infuses safety, mindfulness, alignment principals, unique uses of props and functional therapeutic movements, and of course a lot of humor and fun!

Amy Yapp Jan 2014 (2)Amy Yapp
When Amy first tried a yoga class as a busy, young elementary school teacher many years ago, she decided it “wasn’t for her”. Ten years later and recovering from some serious health challenges, she decided to give “that yoga thing” another try. It was that second class after a decade hiatus that profoundly changed her life. She walked away standing taller, breathing better and knowing she had found something integral to her future. A born teacher, Amy couldn’t help sharing what she had experienced with others and began teaching yoga in 2003. Amy is honored and grateful to have completed her 200 hour teacher training with Shawn Shaw, Johnny Gillespie and Diana Hoscheit of Empowered Yoga . Always focusing on healing and prevention, Amy’s teaching has a strong foundation built upon core work, alignment-based poses and tension relieving breath work to restore and empower her students at their own pace. She believes in challenging herself and those around her, but is committed to listening to the body and making sure every class has a healthy dose of fun. Delight and connection are at the heart of every class.