Basic Yoga


This class is taught by:

Marga Cava

Marga Cava, PhD, E-RYT 200, started practicing yoga in high school, and it quickly became an integral part of her life. While studying Romance languages and living abroad, she studied with Iyengar masters and Buddhist and Tantric philosophers. After returning to the U.S., Marga began studying Anusara yoga with John Friend, Emily Huresky, Regina Grassia, and others. Her gurus and their method inspired her to begin teaching in 1999. More recently, Marga completed Wisdom Warrior Teacher Training with Desirée Rumbaugh and Karen Church. Marga bows in gratitude to all her teachers (family and friends) that have guided her on her journey.
As a Registered Yoga Alliance and Anusara-inspired teacher, Marga strives to facilitate a deeper understanding of bio-mechanical alignment and help her students tap into their inner wisdom and true light. Now, as co-founder of Align Amar Yoga, yoga instructor and high school teacher, she hopes to enrich her community by offering the practice of yoga, meditation, and mindful living.

Alice Balzarini

Alice loves teaching yoga to all ages. She began her yoga journey in 2001, and her personal practice led her to earn certification from Ashram Yoga in 2015. In her mindful flow of poses, she creates a safe space for students to connect to the stillness within. Alice also teaches children’s yoga, and is a Reiki Master Teacher. She believes yoga is the perfect tool to uplift ones spirit, calm the mind, and nurture the body.
 
 

Marilyn O'Toole

Marilyn took her first yoga class in 1971 and a seed was planted. Living in the fast lane at that time took precedence and she was not ready for the yoga pace. The seed germinated and eighteen years later blossomed as she started taking classes at the Freehold Yoga Center. For the twenty five years since Marilyn has been cultivating her practice, receiving her first teacher certification at Sivananda Yoga Retreat Bahamas in 1997, studying Ashtanga with David Swenson, and more. Marilyn was introduced to Anusara yoga at Dancing Foot Yoga. Her classes incorporate breathing and relaxation drawn from Sivananda with the alignment from Anusara.

Our signature alignment-based class geared towards beginners. If you are new to yoga or have dabbled in yoga in the past and are looking to rekindle your practice, then this class is for you! Students learn proper alignment in key yoga poses to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Students also learn how to coordinate breath and movement through basic flow sequences.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 18 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Sat Nov 25 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Wed Nov 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Alice Balzarini
  • Fri Dec 01 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marilyn O'Toole
  • Sat Dec 02 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Wed Dec 06 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Alice Balzarini
  • Fri Dec 08 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marilyn O'Toole
  • Sat Dec 09 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Wed Dec 13 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Alice Balzarini
  • Fri Dec 15 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marilyn O'Toole
  • Sat Dec 16 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Wed Dec 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Alice Balzarini
  • Fri Dec 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marilyn O'Toole
  • Sat Dec 23 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Wed Dec 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Alice Balzarini
  • Fri Dec 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marilyn O'Toole
  • Sat Dec 30 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marga Cava
  • Wed Jan 03 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Alice Balzarini