PowerFlow - 60 Minutes with Music!

This class is taught by:

Jillian Simpson

It was a few years ago now that yoga made it's way into my life right after graduating from the U of U. This is when I started working at lululemon athletica with some incredible people who led me to Salt Lake Power Yoga's front steps. The first time I walked in, I knew something powerful was going to take place. I learned that true health is not only attained by strengthening the physical body, but by focusing on the mind and soul as well. Yoga was my ticket there.

In the summer of 2013 I enrolled in my first 30-day challenge, and this is when I started to feel a "shift". From there, I immersed myself even deeper by taking the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program and my mindset, body, and soul completely changed in a matter of a months. I learned so much about the practice, my community, and myself; that I feel humbled thinking back on my experience now.

I share and lead because of what yoga has done for me. If I could give someone even an ounce back of the shift I received from the practice, I've fulfilled something great in this world. With a full heart and an open mind, today I'm continually growing in my practice and my teaching. I honestly know I'd still be so lost without the practice in my life, and for that I'm ever so grateful. As an ever evolving student, I hold patience, focus, and love for my community as yoga continues to shape me in my journey.

Misty Medina

I began practicing yoga in 2006 to improve my overall health and to balance and strengthen my marathon training. I was a fair weather yogi until fall 2011 when I found and fell in love with Baptiste style yoga. This was the first yoga practice I was able to connect to, physically and spiritually. Once I incorporated yoga into my regular training program I was able to qualify for the Boston Marathon which I ran and finished in 2013.

The empowering practice, community and internal growth inspired me to share the power of vinyasa yoga by teaching, which led me to complete Level One training with Baron Baptiste in August 2012 and Level Two in May 2013. I continue to cultivate my growth as a student and teacher through participating and assisting programs such as SLPY’s Yoga Teacher Training, Baptiste programs, Wanderlust, etc.

Yoga has taught me to have compassion for myself and others, courage to live my life powerfully and authentically, and the importance of connection of mind body and soul. I am excited to broaden and share my passion for the practice with my students. Outside of the studio I enjoy running, cycling, hiking and cooking.

Joey Alatorre

I first got a taste of yoga when my winter guard choreographer, Sumer Addy, had thrown some fun moves in to our warm-ups. The was a light playfulness within the poses that just felt good to experience. Over the following few years I began to develop a shallow relationship with my mat. It wasn’t until after much time without a regular practice that I stumbled in to this new yoga studio called Salt Lake Power Yoga. Little did I know this place would change my life.

I found an amazing connection to the physical aspects, the quiet spirituality and complete home that was my practice. The constant detoxing, heightened awareness of my body, and invigorated feeling I had post savasana was a drug that I was addicted to. As I began to strengthen my practice I fell in love with the SLPY community. Each and every teacher was genuine in their craft of connecting with students in their studio and bringing them to a place of filled satisfaction. At the simple question of, “Have you thought about taking teacher training.” from studio owner, Jen Reuben, I began my deeper inquiry into my practice. Since then I have completed immersive trainings with Kiersten Mooney, Baron Baptiste, Paige Ellison and taken powerful workshops from Bryan Kest, Seane Corne and Salt Lake’s best.

I am dedicated to the power of connection, breath and playfulness on and off your mat. It is a blessing to have this powerful space to teach and learn from as a commUNITY.

Karlee Justice

I came to my first Baptiste style yoga class in 2011 after growing tired of my regular exercise routine and with the strong encouragement from a close friend. Through the vigorous practice, I had found the physical challenge that I was looking for and became hooked immediately. Prior to yoga, my regular exercise background mainly consisted of an “in your face” CrossFit style daily workout along with a grueling and time-consuming high impact cardio regimen. I was essentially wearing myself out. With my yoga practice I have learned to listen to my body as much as my heart and my heart as much as my head, and to not take myself too seriously when I’m on (and off) my mat. I have found peace and quiet in my mind, a place away from all the chatter…something I had never been able to find before. I see all of the positive changes slowly taking place in my life and I just cannot stop myself from spreading the word and sharing it with everyone.

Approaching instruction with a deep spiritual reverence for the sacredness of yoga coupled with a joyous playful sense of humor, my classes offer a safe, nurturing and challenging environment for students to come and explore their mental and physical boundaries.

I completed my 200 hour teacher training with SLPY in November, 2013 and am so excited to be a part of the SLPY instructor staff. I feel extremely grateful to the entire SLPY team for giving a part of themselves in every class and for creating such a supportive and loving community at our studio.

Outside of yoga, I am a registered dental hygienist. Off my mat and when I’m not telling people to floss I try to spend as much time possible outdoors with my dogs. I am blessed with a large community of amazing friends and family who keep my cup full. I’m also a huge fan of live music and a sucker for small venues.

Keep doing yoga. Get out of your own way. Enjoy life. Smile.

Breathe. I’ll see you on your mat!

Krissi Green

I first walked through the doors of Salt Lake Power Yoga in November of 2012 with a desire to strengthen my yoga practice and foster my love for movement. I fell in love with the SLPY community and all that the studio offers. I remained faithful to my mat throughout all nine months of my pregnancy in that gloriously heated space and could not wait to return. I had the privilege of completing SLPY’s first teacher training program, graduating in November 2013, and now am enjoying leading others through their own journey of yoga. After all, we are all on our own journey and there is something about rolling out your mat, submitting to the process, and discovering what you have to work with in each class.

Parinaz Samimi

Exercise was never my favorite thing to do. Walking was the most energy I was willing to exert and I did it primarily for aesthetic purposes. I disliked discomfort and fatigue and lacked the mental discipline to push myself to new heights.

My appreciation for fitness began in 2007 when I fell in love with Muay Thai Kickboxing. I trained intensely with a four time Muay Thai world champion and thus began my love affair with martial arts. However, I still struggled mentally and had difficulty overcoming my fears of pain and discomfort. My Muay Thai training exposed me to intense cross training with the finest trainers in Salt Lake City where saying “I can’t” would result in being asked to leave the gym. It was then that I finally began breaking out of my shell and understanding the link between physical and mental discipline. I learned that my greatest limitation was my mind and that my body could perform far more than the mind allows. Learning to overcome my fears and mental barriers remains a great challenge. It motivates me to engage in activities where I am faced with pushing myself and exceeding my own expectations. In addition to Muay Thai Kickboxing and cross training I am also passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and ballroom dancing.

My introduction to yoga was in 2006 with the intent of getting a good stretch. I became slightly discouraged because I hated the feeling of blood rushing to my head in down dog and I was the only person who couldn’t do handstands. Yoga didn’t exactly become part of my routine physical activities at that time. I would drop in every now and then when I was too lazy to do anything else and hoped that handstands wouldn’t be included in the class curriculum. It was not until February 2012 that I discovered Baptiste Power Yoga and gained tremendous appreciation for this form of yoga. My initial intent with practicing Baptiste Yoga was for recovery purposes but with time and regular practice, I have been enlightened about the multitude of benefits that I acquire with each practice. I have gained a new awareness of my body, mind, and soul. Every practice stimulates me mentally, challenges me physically, and allows me to excel emotionally. It gives me a sense of empowerment as it allows me to set new goals, become focused, and love myself and my body. Yoga is my time to connect with myself and other amazing individuals. In August 2012 I completed the level 1 teacher training with Baron Baptiste and have acquired new insight into the meaning of yoga. I hope to share my experience with my students and provide them with a source of inspiration.

All levels 60 minute SLPY Flow® with Music!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Tue Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Hochman
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jessica Privett
  • Wed Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Misty Medina
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Misty Medina
  • Thu Aug 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Fri Aug 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Karlee Justice
  • Fri Aug 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kendall Banks
  • Mon Aug 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Krissi Green
  • Tue Aug 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Tue Aug 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Hochman
  • Wed Aug 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jessica Privett
  • Wed Aug 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Misty Medina
  • Thu Aug 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Misty Medina
  • Thu Aug 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Fri Sep 01 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jessica Privett
  • Fri Sep 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Parinaz Samimi
  • Mon Sep 04 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Krissi Green
  • Tue Sep 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Tue Sep 05 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Hochman