Patience: Yin Trigger


This class is taught by:

Sheila Nelson

Owner, MBA, RYT 200, RYT 500 In Process

I found hot yoga after suffering injuries in a car accident. I was in such bad shape, physically and mentally, I didn’t know how I was going to go another 10, 20, 40-plus years in my body. Hot yoga quickly alleviated lots of problems and ignited a passion in healing and recovery.

I have a husband and four kids. It was no small feat finding time for myself on my mat, but I did it. I prioritized that time for myself (Yes! We can do that!) and it has changed my world. Coming to my mat, being aware of my body, my mind, my breath. Moving my body through the poses. Noticing how things change; somedays I improve and sometimes I regress. Some days everything is so hard. And somedays, I do my practice like a boss. (In my mind, at least!) You can never know how it will play-out when you step onto your yoga mat.

I believe we are all our own best teachers; a good teacher will facilitate this innate awareness in others. I think everyone’s bodies and practices are different, and we are all coming to our mats for our own reasons. An awesome teacher, rockin’ playlist, clean studio, hot room, yoga squad, all of it is secondary to the simple act of just getting to your own mat for your practice.

I completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification program and launched Motto Yoga as a place for people to gather, heal, improve, relax, just be. And sweat! I’ve also received additional training in anatomy and kinesiology for Hatha Yoga with Tish Hegel, B.S. Kinesiology, E-RYT, ACSM Personal Trainer; the Melt Method with Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT; and Yoga Nidra. I began the 500 hour training program with Yoga Medicine in 2017 and have completed the Spine Anatomy Dysfunction and Application Module.

I studied business in college and graduated from USU and BYU with degrees in marketing and business administration. I love to travel and do hot yoga. I live in Gilbert with my husband, children, and miniature schnauzer, Coconut. Follow me on Instagram at @intention_focused_yoga

Suzette Johnston

Senior Teacher, RYT 200

I discovered yoga in Florida 2002 with Brian Kest and fell in love with how it healed my body and mind. Years of being a dancer had taken its toll on my body—jazz, tap, ballet—and yoga healed and brought some much needed balance back into my life. After moving back home to Arizona, I came across hot yoga and absolutely loved how it made my body feel and how “blissed out” my mind and spirit became.

After five years practicing as a student, I enrolled in yoga teacher training and began teaching. I have received additional training in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Goddess Yoga, Aroma Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.

I have taught yoga for 8 years and have over 1,500 hours teaching experience.

In addition to teaching yoga, I do Energy Work and freelance hair design for wedding and special events.

In my free time, I love traveling, kickboxing, spending quality time with family and my amazing soul mate, who lights up my world. I can be reached at suzette@mottoyoga.com 

Ginny Doucette

Lead Teacher, E-RYT 500

I started my yoga journey in 2008. I completed a 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification program and have taught over 1,000 hours of classes. My passion is helping people feel good about themselves and understanding that we all can keep learning and growing; there is always room for more!
I'm a licensed massage therapist and have been massaging for over 15 years. I'm a proud mother of grown twins, and a grandmother to two. I live in Mesa with my husband and miniature schnauzers, Burberry and Baxter. You can reach me at ginny@mottoyoga.com with any questions.

David Pascador

E-RYT 200, YACEP

I was a typical stressed-out guy who couldn’t touch my toes. I tried to do and be everything to everyone, many times at the expense of myself. This resulted in an unhealthy lifestyle and high blood pressure. I also developed plantar fasciitis and other related problems due to a snowboarding accident which left me with a broken pelvis.
I found hot yoga in 2010 at age 41 and was hooked immediately. A consistent hot yoga practice along with healthier eating and positive attitude resulted in shedding over 55 + pounds in three years. Hot yoga helped me better manage my mind, ego, and how I handled everyday people and situations. I completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification and began teaching. I've taught over 1,000 hours and led several foundations workshops. I studied business in college and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in business administration.
My daughter and son are two of my favorite yoga students and often help put together playlists for my classes. They always encourage me and inspire me to take my yoga teaching and fatherhood to the next level.

Beginner to advanced. 
 
Patience: Yin Trigger is the perfect complement to your Yang pursuits, which emphasize muscular effort and repetition. In this 60 minute class you'll hold poses for longer periods of time, typically 3-5 minutes each. This practice is slower paced and props may be used to focus on trigger points. You will target and alleviate tightness in deep connective tissue, ligaments, and joints. The slower pace of Yin also allows for a more meditative approach where you can calm that monkey mind. The room is not heated.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jul 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Jul 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Aug 06 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginny Doucette
  • Mon Aug 07 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Aug 13 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with David Pascador
  • Mon Aug 14 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Aug 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Aug 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Aug 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Aug 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Sun Sep 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Sep 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Sep 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Sep 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Sep 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Sep 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Sep 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston
  • Sun Oct 01 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheila Nelson
  • Mon Oct 02 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Suzette Johnston