PowerFlow - 60 Minutes


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Greg Galloway

My yoga journey began over 6 years ago at the recommendation of my Physical Therapist due to on-going running injuries. My gym offered yoga and I found myself becoming a regular at some of the classes. With some a little bit of “peer pressure” I was persuaded to try another local studio where I found a greater appreciation for yoga. During this same time some friends who were out of state through Facebook posts realized we all had started practicing yoga. One of us made a suggestion to do 30 day yoga challenge, each time we practiced, we posted on Facebook that we had completed that day’s yoga practice holding each other accountable. I thought I was already hooked with a healthy addiction to yoga, but that 30 day challenge sparked my curiosity as I started to see shifts in my life. I began to find ways to learn more about yoga.

Fast forward a few years I found myself on my mat at Salt Lake Power Yoga. The flow and the heated practice felt amazing in my body. At SLPY I found what I was looking for: a practice that challenges me physically, emotionally, and spiritually to find my edge so that I can continue to grow and be more fully present in my life and for the people in my life.

With no real desire to teach, Jen Reuben kept suggesting I consider teaching. With some hesitation I started teaching and completed my Level 1 Baptiste Training in June 2013. My intention for each class is to create a powerful experience through an invigorating practice with movement and breath. My classes are rigorous and fun, working out both body and mind. I am lucky that I get to share my love of yoga and this life-changing practice as an instructor at SLPY. I am continually inspired by our commUNITY here at SLPY and learn from all of you. Hope to see you soon in the studio and on your mat getting your sweat on!

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.

Jen Reuben

My journey into yoga is a bit different than most. I took my first heated Baptiste class at Amazing Yoga in 2008. I couldn't touch my toes or balance on one foot, and the constant sweating was disgusting to me. I was initially drawn to this style because I wanted a yogi body (who can blame me?), and had a friend who was completely obsessed with Lululemon and the practice. I struggled into the studio on a semi regular basis (2-3 times a month) for the next 18 months until completing a 30 day challenge that consisted of 30 consecutive days of yoga, no excuses. Fast forward four years later, and I truly cannot imagine my life without a daily practice. I can touch my toes now, still struggle with balance, haven't quite achieved a yogi body and have never been happier. This style of yoga is the first thing in my life that hasn't been a "passing fitness phase", and I have experienced a life changing transformation by incorporating the methodology into my daily life. I am proof that you do not have to be flexible or coordinated to love yoga, this is why it is an on-going practice. I love teaching and having fun in the studio with my students. I truly believe that how you show up on your mat mirrors how you show up in life and I am so excited to build a community in Salt Lake City!

In February 2011, I went through my first teacher training with Sean and Karen Conley at Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh. I have attended workshops with Bryan Kest, Simon Park and Natasha Rizopoulos. We moved back to Salt Lake in August 2011, and I was devastated to find out that the closest Baptiste style studio was in Jeremy Ranch. I started teaching at Tadasana, and quickly fell in love with the community and the studio, but couldn't continue the 40 minute commute to practice and teach. In February 2012, I attended Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste and I cannot wait to share this transformative yoga with the amazing people of Salt Lake! When not in the studio, you can find me chasing after our two ill-mannered dogs and hanging with my wonderful husband, Brian.

In February 2011, I went through my first teacher training with Sean and Karen Conley at Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh. I have attended workshops with Bryan Kest, Simon Park and Natasha Rizopoulos. We moved back to Salt Lake in August 2011, and I was devastated to find out that the closest Baptiste style studio was in Jeremy Ranch. I started teaching at Tadasana, and quickly fell in love with the community and the studio, but couldn't continue the 40 minute commute to practice and teach. In February 2012, I attended Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste and I cannot wait to share this transformative yoga with the amazing people of Salt Lake! When not in the studio, you can find me chasing after our two ill-mannered dogs and hanging with my wonderful husband, Brian.

Sarah Schwartz

I began practicing yoga on a regular basis in San Diego in the summer of 2009 and have practiced several-times-a-week ever since. My favorite time to do yoga is at 6 am before heading to work. That hour sets the stage for the rest of my day. I am calmer, stronger, less reactive, and lighter on the days I get to yoga! I moved to Utah at the end of 2012 and was thrilled to find a wonderful yoga community in Salt Lake City! I completed Baron Baptiste’s Level One Training in August of 2014. In addition, I completed a 1,000 hour yoga teacher training program through D’ana Baptiste’s InBody Academy, where I also received my certification as a yoga therapist. (Curious? Ask me for a private session!) When I head out of the studio after my 6 am practice, I am on my way to my day job at Workday!
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Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Holly Kepas
  • Tue Aug 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Nick Vought
  • Wed Aug 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Thu Aug 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Thu Aug 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Brent Walton
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kendall Banks
  • Sat Aug 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Joey Alatorre
  • Sun Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angelica Rustali
  • Sun Aug 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Emily Long
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kevin White
  • Mon Aug 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Greg Galloway
  • Tue Aug 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Misty Medina
  • Tue Aug 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jen Reuben
  • Wed Aug 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Thu Aug 31 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Thu Aug 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Brent Walton
  • Fri Sep 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kendall Banks
  • Sat Sep 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Joey Alatorre
  • Sun Sep 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angelica Rustali
  • Sun Sep 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Sarah Schwartz