Ahh-mazing Yoga Shala

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We will be closed December 24th, 25th and

January 1st, 2019

Hatha Yoga


This class is taught by:

Mary Nappa

Mary's yoga journey began many years ago in Arizona but she really fell in love with it when she began practicing on the beach with Tonee Detweiler in 2010. Shortly afterward, she met her Teacher of Truth, Philip Christodoulou at Anuttara Yoga Shala; she attended his 200 hour Anuttara Raja Yoga teacher training solely to deepen her own practice. By graduation day she was overtaken by the passion to share yoga with others so she immediately signed up for the 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training. Mary has been sharing yoga with others ever since! Her passion to share yoga with others eventually led her and her husband Domenic to create Ahh-mazing Yoga Shala! 

Mary considers herself to be a Bhakti Yogi (a yogi of devotion); she prays to be a clear channel for God to use in sharing the peace of yoga with others. Her passion is for all beings to find the peace of Divine Love within.

"Yoga continually deepens my relationship with the Holy Spirit. Through this relationship, I have found "the peace that surpasses all understanding..the Kingdom of Heaven within.".
♥☼ Mary Nappa

Terri Pepper Gavulic

Terri Pepper Gavulic began her yoga practice at the age of 52 and recently was certified as a yoga instructor at the age of 61. Over the ensuing years Terri has become passionate about spreading the joy of yoga and sharing the many benefits she experienced in health, strength, concentration, focus and peace of mind. Terri decided to become a yoga instructor so she can serve as a role model and guide for others, especially those seeking a gentle, restorative experience or who are yoga-curious but afraid to give it a try.


Terri’s day job is to run a global network of law firms. Her job allows her to travel all over the world, where she has had the opportunity to practice yoga in studios from China to London. Her frequent global travel also inspired her Sanskrit name, Vayu Devi, the Wind Goddess.

Non-heated (not air-conditioned either so bring a towel just in case), suitable for all levels.

Awaken the body, connect with the breath and feed the soul as we practice slow, mindful Hatha postures. Hatha Yoga is forceful yoga to strengthen and balance the body. When this motion is linked with breath it becomes a meditation in motion. This practice helps us become fully present to the moment, allowing connection to the peace within. Class ends with restoration and relaxation.

Hatha is the yoga of engagement; it strengthens and balances the body. We place the main focus on pranayama (breath control) and asana (posture) alignment but we also try to incorporate as many of the other 6 limbs of Patanjali's 8 limbed path of yoga into this class.

Expect detailed instruction; the teacher will provide modifications and variations to adjust the practice to the students' level of practice. We begin slowly setting intention, then we move into Sun Salutations to warm and activate muscle. We continue through the asanas moving the body into pose, counter pose to safely access the body and all systems.

“The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”

~Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika

"According to the Hatha yoga texts, each posture becomes perfect when the "effort disappears", one no longer thinks about the posture and one's body position, breathes normally per pranayama, and is able to dwell in one's meditation Yoga's combined focus on mindfulness, breathing, and physical movements bring health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health" (Wikipedia)

"The breathing aspect of yoga can benefit heart rate and blood pressure."
Jaloba, A. Nursing Standard. 2011. Vol 25, Iss. 48, pp. 20–21.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 18 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Dec 20 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Thu Dec 27 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Jan 01 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Jan 03 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Jan 08 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Jan 10 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Jan 15 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Jan 17 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Jan 22 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Jan 24 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Jan 29 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Jan 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Feb 05 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Feb 07 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Feb 12 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Feb 14 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic
  • Tue Feb 19 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Nappa
  • Thu Feb 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Terri Pepper Gavulic