PowerFlow | 60 Minutes


This class is taught by:

Shalee Booker

Off my mat I am a Manager of Miracles, or MOM for short. I have two little girls who keep me busy. I am a runner. I have ran 6 Full Marathons so far. My goal is to run 50 marathons by my 50th birthday. I have a way to go. I love to travel, although I don't do it nearly enough. Being outside doing anything, hiking, swimming or just sitting in the fresh air is a daily activity for me.

I have been a member of our incredible community at SLPY since May 2013. After my first class I started to joke that I was just going to move in. I have made so many connections with members of our studio and learned so much from all of you, too. SLPY is so much more than the space where I practice. It's my home.

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.

Kendall Banks

I discovered yoga in high school, and I instantly fell in love with the physical and spiritual practice as well as the unwavering sense of community. At 18, I traveled to the Catskill Mountains in NY for an intensive week of Level 1 Baptiste yoga training. 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.

As a teacher, I lead from empathy, service, and, of course, some humor and lightness :) I keep it real with how challenging it can be to stay human in today's world, and I empower others to stand in their power and recognize their own humanity and that of others. I firmly believe that we must heal and love ourselves before we are able to hold space and be of service to 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 hooked 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, and listen to live music!

I look forwarding to seeing you on your mat soon!

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

All levels 60 minute SLPY Flow® .

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jan 15 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Shalee Booker
  • Tue Jan 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Hochman
  • Wed Jan 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Vincent Gryboski
  • Thu Jan 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Thu Jan 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Kendall Banks
  • Fri Jan 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kendall Banks
  • Sat Jan 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Kuepper
  • Sun Jan 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Holly Kepas
  • Sun Jan 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Nick Vought
  • Mon Jan 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kevin White
  • Mon Jan 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Carly Brooke Snow
  • Tue Jan 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Shalee Booker
  • Tue Jan 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kendall Banks
  • Wed Jan 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Vincent Gryboski
  • Thu Jan 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jillian Simpson
  • Thu Jan 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Kendall Banks
  • Fri Jan 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jessica Privett
  • Sat Jan 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Kuepper
  • Sun Jan 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angelica Rustali
  • Sun Jan 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Nick Vought