This 60 minute class designed to safely open the body and intelligently sequenced for specific energetic effects and health benefits. We will explore the principles of alignment in the postures, realizing the essential link between breath and movement thus experiencing the effect this has on the mind and the body. This class will include sun salutations, forward folds, twisting, back-bending, and inversions meeting the needs of the day, emphasizing the health benefits of practice, mindfulness, and self-care. All levels welcome. Props available and suggested. Modifications always provided. This class is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am.
In this 60 minute class, students will learn the basics of a led Ashtanga practice including breath, drishti, and proper vinyasa count. Students will be guided through almost half of the poses in the Primary Series with additional instruction and modifications provided so the practice is accessible to all.
Functional BODY Table Stretch:
Each session is customized to your specific needs, addressing your whole body, including a combination of table stretches, PNF techniques and other modalities to safely and mindfully open, lengthen and balance your body.
You will leave each session feeling enhanced Range of Motion (ROM), increased flexibility, relaxed with a sense of physical and mental ease and enhanced posture.
Now is the time to gracefully age, reversing the repetitive patterns of movement or lack of movement that has caused tightness, imbalance and pain in your body.
Sharon has blended her 30-plus year experience in Personal Training and Yoga to create a program that’s having profound impact in her clients lives. If you are intimidated by yoga, this is for you! If you are feeling old, achy and stressed, this is for you! From athlete to senior, Sharon will teach you how to gracefully age allowing for vibrant living.
About Sharon Denton
Sharon Denton, E-RYT500, Kinesiology degree from the University of N. Colorado and certifications in personal training (AFAA), Freestyle Women’s Training, TRX and group fitness (ACE), Behavior Change Specialist (BCS) with NASM and is Level 2 authorized Detoxification Specialist/Clinical Iridology under Dr. Robert Morse. Sharon has completed certified courses in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Yog Darshan) and in Transformation Meditation. She has practiced and taught many styles of yoga and studied from many yoga masters from around the world.
With this experience, Sharon draws from the Ashtanga method of vinyasa and the alignment and instruction of the Iyengar Method. Sharon looks at the practice in a holistic way, breaking down and deconstructing the postures to provide wisdom in alignment and creating space not only in the body, but, also the mind. Her classes are introspective, focused and quiet. Sharon was the Founder and Director of White Orchid’s 500-hr Teacher Training Program. Sharon teaches traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga.
Sharon’s discipline to her daily practice and to her teaching is evident in the way she lives her life. She is dedicated to studying this ancient tradition so that she can better serve her students and as well as to continue to grow as a student herself. Sharon began teaching yoga classes in 1989 in Colorado and continued in Chicago-land area and now in the Tampa Bay area. Sharon’s teachings are born from her own discipline and dedicated practice, which through time, has developed skillfully in a way that guides in each student’s yoga journey.
With over 30 years of teaching experience and a strong spiritual foundation, Sharon’s yoga classes integrates realized wisdom, transmitted through verbal alignment guidance and feedback with intuitive physical adjustments to allow each practitioner to deepen their practice. Her intuitive ability to design a class that meets the needs of different levels, so that each individual feels steadiness, comfort, and joy leaving the studio/classroom with a sense of balance and awareness of their connection to their inner nature, the Source. Sharon uses props as needed to facilitate opening and is skilled in working with injuries and limitations. Sharon’s energizing drive fosters her natural, innate ability to bring out the individuality that lies within us all. Her sincere appreciation of yoga is apparent in the lifestyle she lives.
Introduced to Herbology in 1995 with Williams Herbal out of Arvada, Colorado, Sharon worked closely with the owner and assistant in helping her own clients gain true health. When Sharon moved to Chicago-land area in 2001, she discovered Natures Sunshine and has been blessed with having a wonderful Master Herbalist to work under ever since. In January 2018, Sharon earned her Level 1- Detoxification Specialist Certification under Dr. Robert Morse and in October 2018 Sharon completed her level 2 Certification. With this training, Sharon is more equipped than ever before to guide and show the way to total health and creating ongoing balance in the body, mind and spirit.
Sharon’s Mission is to initiate the process of change and ensure that her clients take the actions necessary to accomplish their goals. She is dedicated to facilitating ongoing support, consulting and coaching to sustain the changes made by the client. Working with clients and students since 1989, Sharon’s vast knowledge of how the body and mind works and how to optimize health and vitality is evident in her balanced approach to life. You will come away feeling deeply relaxed, rejuvenated, empowered and creatively inspired. All levels welcome. Sharon acknowledges
and embraces how fortunate and blessed she is to have the opportunity to teach yoga and she is grateful for
all the teachers that have come into her life, including, her husband, daughter, family, friends, and students. Sharon sells Natures Sunshine products and is Alumni Ambassadors for lululemon Alumni and Clever Training. See www.sharondenton.com for more information.
About Jamie Grollman
Give grace not anger were the first words Jamie heard upon entering her first yoga class. “ These words knocked my socks off and profoundly changed my life” Jamie recalls with fondness. And there began her yoga journey.
Jamie owned The Savvy Chic Event, a women’s apparel and accessories business for 8 years. As her youngest was leaving for college her husbands career took them to Memphis and Detroit and the next chapter began. Jamie had the opportunity to explore different types of yoga and when they returned to Florida Jamie explored different yoga teacher trainings. Jamie took Ally Fords 200 hour yoga teacher training at White Orchid Yoga Studio in Clearwater. That’s when she first became inspired by Sharon Denton.
Sharon was teaching the 500 hour yoga teacher training at the same time. Jamie began her Ayurveda education at Florida Academy of Ayurveda and continues to self study. Jamie has been teaching continuously for the past 5 years at Belleair Country Club and other yoga studios in the Clearwater area. Linking movement with breath and being present in the moment are the fundamentals of Jamie’s classes. Jamie is a substitute teacher at Blue Lotus.
About Lori Bushey
Lori Bushey – Ashtanga Based ERYT200, ERYT500 — After an extensive home practice Lori earned her 200 RYT Training at Anala Yoga & her 500 hour RYT with Sharon Denton Yoga. Lori is a Pinellas Virtual School English Lead Instructor with an Education background from the College of St. Scholastica, Exeter College, Oxford University, England, and the University of Minnesota.
Lori has served as the Tru-Well (Tru-Well.com) Spiritual Coach providing meditation and Yoga education and published yoga articles for an on-line wellness website. Working remotely enabled Lori to develop discipline of the mind and body practicing the eight limbs of yoga. Lori believes in the positive benefits of all styles of yoga and hopes to guide others to this healing practice. If you ask her “What is yoga?” her response, “Yoga is poetry of the body” and what else would you expect from an English Major? Lori is a substitute teacher at Blue Lotus.
5 Class Pass: $100
Private Small Group with Sharon
$125 per Session
Prepaid 5 Sessions: $575 ($115 per Session)
Prepaid 10 Sessions: $1,050 ($105 per Session)
Private Corporate Yoga with Sharon
Private Yoga with Sharon
1 Hour Session: $125
5 private sessions: $500 ($100 per Session)
10 private sessions: $900 ($90 per Session)