All Levels Creative Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Dusty Thompson

RYT-500
ERYT-200
RN
 
 
Dusty is on a mission to bring health, healing, and happiness to her students through the practice of yoga. Dusty is a born teacher and writer. As a yoga studio owner, (retired) nurse, health nut (juice and smoothie fanatic) and lover of life - she finds balance, understanding and strength in her yoga practice. She has beat the holy hell out of Cancer, ran two marathons, won many games of thumb wars, read thousands of amazing books, and lives trying to answer the universal questions: Who am I? Why am I here?
 
 
Yoga has been a game changer; a constant companion along her journey for over 10 years. Tree House Yoga (her Mid-West Yoga Studio) was manifested in 2013, as her desire to help others find the practice grew. Dusty completed her RYT-200 in 2008 at Cityoga of Indianapolis. Too many teachers to name have influenced and inspired her and she gratefully recognizes that each person in our life is ultimately a teacher. In 2012, she set out on a soul journey and after two years (lots of sweat and tears) she graduated from Rolf Gate’s RYT-500 training in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Dusty encourages her students to slow down and search within; teaches them to open up space inside their bodies and gently reminds them to always simply breathe.

 

Dusty believes that all of life is practice and reminds her students of this on the mat each and every class. She pumps her fist in the air every time she reads these words by Steven Pressfield, “Once we turn pro, we’re like sharks who have tasted blood, or renunciants who have glimpsed the face of God. For us, there is no finish line. No bell ends the bout. Life is the pursuit. Life is the hunt. When our hearts burst…then we’ll go out, and no sooner.”
You can find her practicing handstands every chance she gets, teaching what she learns in her yoga classes, laughing really hard, pleading with the muse to shine inspiration on her writings and sharing gritty realism with her closest companions.

Nicole Tsong

Nicole remembers the first time a friend convinced her to attend a yoga class and then watched, speechless, as her friend flew into crow. She was in. She first came to SHAKTI in 2005, drawn in by the heat, the powerful flow and the hands-on teaching style of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Yoga calmed her mind and opened her body. A weekend teacher training with SHAKTI owners Lisa Black and Peter Avolio sparked an interest in teaching, and in 2009, she attended Baron Baptiste's Teacher Training Bootcamp Level 1. She emerged transformed and inspired by the possibilities for teaching and life. She also is a graduate of SHAKTI's Teacher Mentorship Program, and in 2010, completed Baptiste Level 2 teacher training, which took her teaching to another level of power and transformation. She also has trained with master teacher Shiva Rea and practiced with Rusty Wells, Bryan Kest and Ana Forrest. A Certified Baptiste Instructor, Nicole believes a teacher's role is to empower students in their practice and their lives, provide a safe, loving space to grow physically and mentally and to build community. She brings power, authenticity, levity and love to her classes, and she aspires to help her students find presence, joy and freedom through the flow.
Focusing on the basics of breath and postural alignment, this class will lead students through sequences that help develop flexibility, core stability, and strength, while maintaining a playful mindset.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 23 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Aug 30 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Sep 06 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Sep 13 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Sep 20 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Wed Sep 27 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Oct 04 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Oct 11 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Oct 18 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Oct 25 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Nov 01 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Nov 08 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Nov 15 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Nov 22 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Nov 29 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Dec 06 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson
  • Wed Dec 13 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Dusty Thompson