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Yoga

Peaceful Practice

Looking for a way to quiet your mind and feed your soul? Join us to begin a peaceful practice with mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

All classes will be held at the Williamson House and all members of the Kent State Community are welcome. Mats and yoga props are available to borrow or bring your own. All levels and experiences are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Make the commitment to take time for you.

Yoga Drop-in Classes 

Not sure if you can commit to regular class session or have a tough week coming up and know you will need a little me time to re-energize and re-center. Beginning the week of September 11th, drop-in classes will be offered most Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Class styles and instructors will vary but all levels of yoga experience are welcome and encouraged to attend. Recommended donation is $5 per class (or a non perishable item to donate to the pantry.

Yoga Series

Looking to find some peace in your work day? Join us for refreshing, calming, and centering yoga at the Williamson House (faculty and staff only). You are committing to a 6-week/6-class session. The cost is $50. Class fees may be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

Session I:  Weeks OF Jan 29 - Mar 5

Session II: Weeks OF mar 12 - Apr 23

(No Class week of Mar 26 due to Spring Break)

  • Mon           5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     Kjera Seregi
  • Wed         12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.      Valerie Samuel

Register here to sign up for classes. 

 
Yoga Teacher Introductions 

Victoria Bocchicchio has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and earned her teaching certificate from Brahmrishi Yoga in 2011. In addition to teaching at the Women's Center, she teaches at Centerpeace Yoga in Kent. Her practice and her teaching focus on the quiet attention to energy as it moves through us to bring joyful awareness to the experience of being fully alive. She continues to study with Margot Milcetich as well as other amazing teachers. 

Jessica Ford found yoga to be a safe haven where she could begin the journey of befriending her body in 2012. She fell in love with Yoga because it is a practice that meets you exactly where you are inviting you down a transformative path of empowerment.  She is a recent graduate from the One Love Yoga 200 hour teacher training taught by Anne Laing with a vinyasa focus.  She is continuing her training at the 300 level through One Love taught by Margot Milcetich with a focus in trauma sensitive yoga.  Her teaching style is a gentle slow flow with a touch of heart. Through mindful movements, body awareness and breath work Jessica’s practice welcomes you back home to yourself.  

Mary Lou Holly has been practicing yoga for over twenty years, using elements of yoga practice, such as meditation, self awareness, and body awareness in her teaching and professional development work with people of all ages.  Mary Lou currently teaches chair yoga to senior citizens at Kent Ridge. Students often describe her approach to yoga as playful. She continues to be influenced by several excellent teachers, most notably Margot Milcetich, Maralena, and Michael Curtis.    

Margot Milcetich teaches hatha yoga as an awareness practice that refreshes and refocuses. Margot gained stability in her personal practice and in teaching under the unusual guidance of Swami Bawra (1932-2002). In 2004, Margot founded Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Alliance 200-hour and 300-hour levels, certifying teachers at the 500 level. With a background in meditation, Margot values and inspires each trainee to develop an authentic approach to practice and teaching.

Valerie Rebecca Samuel believes yoga is for everyone. She sees yoga as an inner personal practice that seeks to connect or reconnect the mind-body link. As a yoga instructor, Valerie hopes to address concerns that prohibit or discourage people from trying yoga. She describes her personal yoga philosophy as, “when I practice, I listen to what my body tells me it needs. I send breath and energy throughout my body, but especially to the places that ask for my attention. In return my body responds with action, movement and healing, as best as it can. I heal my body and my body heals me.

Kjera Seregi has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching since 2013, completing her 200-level training with Brahmrishi Yoga.  Her classes usually move at a slow to medium pace, and vary in intensity from gentle to moderate, allowing everyone their own opportunity for individual exploration.  She guides her classes with the goal of using the yoga poses to help calm the mind and increase focus, while allowing for breath to energetically flow through the body.