The Right to Feel
This month, we’re exploring the second of the seven fundamental rights of yoga philosophy — the right to feel.
Get to know Michelle Holmberg, Vibe instructor and former Student Experience Supervisor. Whether or not you’ve taken a class with Michelle, you’ve likely interacted with her at the desk or heard her infectious laugh bouncing around the studio. A lover of music and fantasy, Michelle teaches creative sequences that introduce light-hearted fun to challenging postures. After completing her 200-hour teacher training in 2014, she went on to finish her 500-hour training at Vibe and to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at IU. Read on to learn more about her practice.
Meet Sophia: Hot Fusion enthusiast, former DJ, and mom to a 130-pound Great Dane named Aspen!
Meet Ruthie Cohen, a woman about town who nourishes her community through yoga, food, and words alike. A longtime lover of literature who herself actually appears as a character in a novel written by a friend, Ruthie is a writer for Bloomington’s own Limestone Post Magazine and frequently incorporates insightful literary quotes into her classes. She teaches across many of our class formats, threading into all of them elements of power that emanate from an engaged physical and emotional core. Sitting at her dining room table, we talked all things yoga over a bountiful display of vegetable dishes that Ruthie prepared, and which seemed to echo the poet Derek Walcott’s invitation to “feast on your life.”
Meet Steph Niemeyer—ultimate Frisbee player, librarian, and all-around chill presence. If you haven’t had a class with Steph yet, you may know her from her days at the Vibe desk or by her signature green bike that often sits outside the studio. A true Midwesterner, Steph hails from Teutopolis, Illinois. She moved to Bloomington in 2011 after completing her master’s degree in Library Science in Lexington, Kentucky. Steph primarily teaches Power Vinyasa and occasionally offers special workshops for cyclists. Read on to learn about her yoga journey.
Get to know Lexi Lanham, IU Law School employee by day and Hot Sculpt/Slow Flow teacher by early morning and evening! With an upbeat personality and propensity for high-powered and chill classes alike, Lexi lights up our studios with her encouraging presence. Though she first tried yoga during her college days in Arizona, Lexi became a self-proclaimed yogi after finding Vibe in 2012. Since then, she’s near completion of her 500-hour Teacher Training and leads several classes on either end of Vibe’s yoga spectrum. Read on to learn more about her practice.
With the arrival of Spring, upcoming graduations, and Earth Day approaching on April 22, this month’s programming centers on growth through the practice of pratipaksha bhavana.