RISE Yoga studio opens on Sep. 6

RISE Yoga Gettysburg, a new yoga studio coming to the Gettysburg area, opens in one week, hosting its first class on September 6. RISE is located at Phoenix Wellness Center, 2311 Fairfield Road, serving Gettysburg and surrounding areas with yoga and mindfulness programming emphasizing mental health and wellness.

RISE offers yoga for every body, every mind, and every season of life. In this welcoming space, there is something for everyone, at any level, offering a variety of class styles that will benefit anyone on a path to improved physical, mental, and/or emotional health.

Owner, Alli Crowell believes that in its truest form, yoga is meant to be accessible to all. In addition to their Yoga Alliance certifications, the team of instructors at RISE are trained in trauma-informed and adaptive practices to support chronic pain, management of stress and anxiety, depression, PTSD, and brain injury.

Heather Seton will be teaching an energizing Saturday morning flow practice, encouraging students to meet themselves exactly as they are in each moment with compassion and curiosity. “Heather is a wonderful teacher. Her classes help me to not only reset for the week, but due to a subluxation in my shoulder and a fused neck, Heather’s modifications for poses allow me to grow in my practice and find relief from my pain,” says a current student.

In the words of RISE instructor and Gettysburg native Judy Redding, who will be teaching on Thursday evenings, “Evening flow invites you to enjoy quiet stillness and breath, gently move your body to release excess energy, and prepare for a deeper state of rest and rejuvenation.” Her instructional style focuses on proper alignment in poses, safe sequencing, balance, core strength, and connection of breath to movement.

In addition to all-levels Vinyasa style practices offered, Chris Sampson will be bringing Yin Yoga to RISE on Sunday evenings, a deeply restorative and down-regulating practice to calm body and mind. From a current student- “Chris teaches a super chill Yin Yoga class. His no-rules, no-fuss, mellow style is a great way to ease into Yin. Deep stretches held for a long time with a few well-placed words of encouragement and inspiration have you leaving feeling like you’ve just had a massage. Stress relief. Emotional healing. Increased flexibility and improved range of motion. Yep, you do want to try it!”

Melissa Rosenberger, therapist at Phoenix Counseling, received her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Breathe For Change, an organization centered on yoga and mindfulness practices that support social-emotional well-being for educators, students, and their families. Melissa will be teaching a family yoga class once a month this fall geared toward elementary-aged students and their families. Melissa also teaches insurance-based trauma-informed yoga classes to clients of Phoenix Counseling Center.

Alli Crowell, owner of RISE, will teach two weekday morning classes- Focused Flow, a Vinyasa-style class focused on building strength, alignment, and balance, and Active Restore, a blend of active standing poses and restful restorative stretching. “Alli’s background as an educator and coach, makes her such a naturally warm, comfortable yoga instructor. Her students are immediately set at ease with her in the lead. Not only that, Alli knows how to keep things interesting and fresh. Class is always fun, challenging, and keeps your interest,” says one of Alli’s current students.

Both in lived experience and in professional training, Alli specializes in accessible yoga and mindfulness for the brain injury community and their caretakers, including mild to severe traumatic and acquired brain injury. She is certified through the Love Your Brain Foundation, a leader in research* centered around the impacts of yoga and mindfulness meditation on brain injury recovery and brain health. In her own words, “As someone who lives with persistent post-concussive symptoms as the result of multiple mild TBIs, I have personally experienced the many benefits of the Love Your Brain program model as well as the sense of community it fosters. I look forward to sharing accessible yoga and mindfulness with the local brain injury community of Adams County.” RISE eventually plans to host a free mindfulness support group for brain injury survivors and their caretakers focused on positive mindset and post-traumatic growth.

RISE is a space of purposeful inclusion. YOU are welcome regardless of ability, experience, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial or cultural identity, neurodiversity, financial means, educational background, religious or spiritual perspective. Alli is fluent in Spanish and can offer bilingual instructional support as needed. Please do not hesitate to contact RISE directly if the cost of a class would prevent you from participating as it is important to us to make this practice accessible to all.

Classes can be purchased individually or at a discounted rate by purchasing a studio class pass. Find a full class schedule at www.riseyogagettysburg.com/book-online.
Registration is now open to the public!

Contact RISE for more information at riseyogagettysburg@gmail.com.

*https://www.loveyourbrain.com/research

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Charles (Chuck) Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Owner, Publisher, and Editor in Chief. I would like to hear from you. Please contact me at cstangor@gettysburgconnection.org.

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