PowerFlow | 60 Minutes


This class is taught by:

Kendall Banks

I discovered yoga during my sophomore year in high school – a particularly difficult time

for me. However, it was my yoga practice and community that helped me persevere and find my authentic way of being. My journey of self-discovery continued as I traveled to Bali and Thailand in the summer of 2012 to expand my understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga. Inspired and confident that yoga would be my way of life, I soon sought another opportunity to grow. At 18 and as the youngest of nearly 200 trainees from all over the world, I travelled to the Catskill Mountains in NY for an intensive week of Level 1 Baptiste yoga training. Within this powerful community, I cultivated friendships for a lifetime and developed a constant thirst for deepening my physical, educational, and spiritual practice of life.

In 2014, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sid Yoga in Towson, MD, Baptiste Art of Assisting in Lancaster, PA, and Baptiste Level 2 in Sedona, AZ. These trainings offered me an unprecedented opportunity for self-exploration and growth, and I was inspired to stand in my presence and power. As a teacher, I bring community and compassion into every class. I empower my students to let go of fear, and to act from a place of self-love and unconditional compassion for others.

I grew up in the D.C. area and studied Justice and Peace at Georgetown University. I served the greater D.C. community as a volunteer and intern for many non-profits and taught yoga to underserved children through the organization, YoKid. In May of 2016, I moved to Salt Lake City to pursue a job at the International Rescue Committee. Within the first month of living in SLC, I discovered Salt Lake Power Yoga and have been booked since. The SLPY Tribe has become my Utah family, and I am grateful every day to be able to experience and share what I love with this inspiring and welcoming community.

In addition to living and breathing yoga, I love to travel with my family and friends, hike and ski in the mountains, cook delicious vegan dishes, listen to live music, and dance!

I look forwarding to seeing you on your mat soon!

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.

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.

Nick Vought

I have been fitness oriented since I was little, whether it was playing sports, running, snowboarding, biking, I loved being active. Growing up in Park City, I played football and ran track in high school. I played football at Utah State University from 2009 to 2011. I have always enjoyed working out with the challenges and results it's brought me, and that's all I really knew.

In 2013 my mom started working for a company called Baptiste yoga. At the time I didn't really know anything about it. I thought yoga was this thing that people went to become more flexible. I had never taken a yoga class before in my life, and eventually my mom got me to go to my first class with her. It was a hot power flow class similar to SLPY and at the end of it I thought I was going to pass out from exhaustion. Before this class if you were to tell me that a yoga class could be as physically intense as the workouts I did in college I would have laughed at the idea.

After taking my first class I was hooked, I wanted to be like those yoga masters on Instagram who do the crazy inversions and advanced poses. I am a very competitive person by nature and in classes I was always competing with the person on the mat beside me. Starting my yoga journey I looked at yoga as this great work out that not only builded strength but flexibility at the same time. It wasn't until my first teacher training in 2014 that I came to realize yoga was so much more then that. That teacher training opened me up to this whole new muscle I had never payed attention to, which was literally right between my eyes. I began learning about the philosophy of yoga and what a yoga practice truly meant. Yoga became this vessel for me to not only stay healthy physically, but mentally as well. I never really saw myself teaching, but after my first training I craved it even more. With an open mind I went to my level 2 training the following year in 2015. I learned that these comfort zones we limit ourselves to can be stepped out of to do the things we have always wanted to, and that we've just been too afraid or not ready to do them before.

Yoga for me has now transformed into a time I can develop and work on finding my true north and becoming that person I've always wanted to be. My goal as a teacher is to try and give my students the same life changing experience I had with yoga, and help them discover the limitless potential yoga can bring to their day to day lives.

Kevin White

I started practicing yoga in 2002. A friend had opened a yoga studio in Cottonwood Heights and needed help with her studio web site. My friend offered to pay me in classes instead of cash which was perfect for me. I had recently started running and being active again after almost ten years of couch surfing. I had never experienced anything like the total mind+body connection offered by yoga. I attended so many classes it probably would have been cheaper for my friend to pay me in cash! The friends I made in that first studio are still some of the closest friends I have today. Yoga was the perfect gift I didn't know I needed. Running is still my first love, nothing connects me more to the world than my feet on a trail but I can't imagine ever not doing yoga. Yoga will be with me long after my running turns to walking.

 

My yoga practice has evolved and grown with every class and teacher yet the journey never gets old. Every time I practice I feel like it is for the first time. At first I was all about the physical fitness aspects of yoga. Now I love exploring the connections yoga offers me not only inside myself but also to the people around me and the wider world. For a long time teaching felt like a contraction for me, something that would interfere with my connection to my self. There was a time when I think that was true for me. I wasn't ready to let my self out and let other in. My yoga mat was my castle. Now it feels more like a porch or park. I think yoga is as big or as small as we need it to be.

 

When I am not on my mat I hope I am still practicing yoga. I used to think yoga was the practice and life was the game. Now I don't think there is a difference. Whether I am analyzing the latest batch of data in my job as statistician, crushing it on trail, out with friends or even doing laundry at home I am always practicing. If it is a game, I hope I never win, I hope it never ends.

Carly Brooke Snow

I have practiced yoga for well over a decade. With my athletic background, I gravitated to yoga to satisfy some deep physical needs and in the midst of doing so, I discovered an exercise that embraced the beauty of difference and strength in a safe and non-competitive atmosphere.

The practice was intimately and rapidly evolving as a means to tap more deeply into my truth while making amends with the most important relationship there is, the relationship within my soul. We all encounter trauma in different ways and on many levels. Living what we learn of who we are on the mat and then taking our identity off the mat is where the ultimate practice for me has been experienced. I have participated in several yoga and Pilates trainings over many years and forever plan to expand my knowledge of life so I can continue to love and participate as free and open as I desire. For me, there is no limit, so that's where I intend to direct my passion for life.

When away from my mat practice and teaching, you can find me playing with my doggies and connecting with my infinite soulmate, Chris Snow. I am passionate about hiking, teaching and practicing Pilates, rock climbing, skiing, jogging, reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family. I promise to always share my deep connection of the mind, body and soul with as many individuals as possible. If you come to my class, you'll see I portray a combo of spunk and play while holding an intense, intimate passion that comes through in deep and thoughtful meditation. Together we can learn to love the comfort and discomfort equally while cushioning our minds with a stable pillow to soften around any struggle. I say, Smile and be beautiful, because you are.

Namaste

Misty Medina

Misty’s first love for fitness was running. In her youth she ran track and cross country, and used it to manage stress throughout college. She began practicing yoga in her mid-twenties, which enabled to cut her marathon time substantially. Her yoga practice took her body to a new level of performance and in 2012, she qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Running had introduced Yoga to Misty, forever changing her path. In 2012, she took Baron Baptiste’s level  yoga teacher training, and in 2013, she completed level . She has since assisted and co-lead over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training at Salt Lake Power Yoga. In 2017, she attended an ICF rated, IPEC coaching program and became a certified professional coach.
Misty continues to fulfill her sense of purpose and passion by teaching classes and co-facilitating yoga teacher trainings at Salt Lake Power Yoga. She is committed to partnering with people to create sustainable, inward joy through the powers of a consistent yoga practice and mindful life coaching.

 

All levels 60 minute SLPY Flow® .

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 14 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kendall Banks
  • Tue Aug 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Hochman
  • Wed Aug 15 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Thu Aug 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Thu Aug 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Vincent Gryboski
  • Fri Aug 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kendall Banks
  • Sat Aug 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Kuepper
  • Sun Aug 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angelica Rustali
  • Sun Aug 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Nick Vought
  • Mon Aug 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kevin White
  • Mon Aug 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Carly Brooke Snow
  • Tue Aug 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Misty Medina
  • Tue Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Hochman
  • Wed Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Thu Aug 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Carly Brooke Snow
  • Thu Aug 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Vincent Gryboski
  • Fri Aug 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kendall Banks
  • Sat Aug 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Kuepper
  • Sun Aug 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angelica Rustali
  • Sun Aug 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Nick Vought