Dragon Dance Yoga: Closed as of 12/3/18. Thank you so much for your opening your welcoming doors to us of for the past several years. We are so grateful to Wendy Cruff, Robert Serafine, and teachers from the Christina Phipps Foundation who taught and guided oMS Yogis.
MBody Yoga, Southside: Mondays, 11AM-12PM
Barbara Baker began practicing yoga in 1977 after the birth of her second child. The breathing and concentration were familiar to her, and the stretching came naturally. She was hooked. She attended a Kripalu styled yoga training in 1982 as a huge fan of mind/body practice. Mindfulness is the inspiration for how she teaches. Surviving breast cancer, and meeting Christina Phipps, inspired her to obtain her RYT 200 certification (2011). Following that, she participated in Christina Phipps Foundation Yoga training. Teaching yoga, and sharing yoga with this special community brings her the greatest joy. In fact, she found a new calling! Her growth in yoga has led her to workshops in restorative yoga, yin yoga, and ultimately to receive her RYT 500 certification (2017). Life is a journey, and having yoga interwoven into her life’s path has been a blessing. As she continues to grow, she is happily adding studies in accessible yoga for the MS population. Having a family member with MS has inspired her to reach out and share the practice through the oMS community.
Hot Spot Power Yoga, San Marco: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30AM
Welcome to oMS Yoga in Jacksonville and Philadelphia!
Click on studio links to sign up for free classes and get directions. Please come to class in comfortable clothing, with a yoga mat and water.
High Tide Yoga at Shine Wellness Center, Jacksonville Beach, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30PM
Ryan Menard is a resident physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MossRehab and Temple University Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine in 2013 and is currently pursuing a career as a physiatrist. He was first introduced to yoga in 2014 after attending a free yoga class at his local gym. Following the class, he immediately noticed an increase in his sense of well-being, self-confidence, and overall balance. Shortly after, be began attending regular classes rooted in Baptiste Power Vinyasa methodology. It wasn’t long before yoga became a primary focus, transforming his life in many areas. Through this journey, Ryan discovered his passion for bringing yoga to his patients. He believes that the body is naturally capable of healing itself and maintaining balance. It is through yoga that an individual can uncover the deeper supporting structures of breath and posture, allowing space for true healing to take place.
Sherri Bittner has been practicing yoga since 2000. She completed her 500 hour yoga certification in Ashtanga Yoga at Sun Dog Yoga Studio in Doylestown, PA . She is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has been caring for her husband Gregg who has MS for several years. Sherri hopes to share her passion of yoga and it's health benefits to the mind, body and spirit.
Chelsea Franklin received her 200 RYT from MBody Yoga and leads the Southside class.
Valerie Armstrong is an experienced nurse practitioner currently working in the occupational health field. She is originally from New York, and moved to Jacksonville to begin her career as a nurse practitioner. From 1999-2007, she worked as the coordinator for the Comprehensive MS Care Center at Mayo Clinic. She is remembered well in the community for her excellent care, research, and education regarding MS. As luck would have it for oMS Yoga, she fell in love with the practice of yoga after practicing prenatal yoga, and completed her RYT200 teacher training at Hot Spot yoga. When Valerie reached out to us to teach, we felt like an old friend had come home. We are excited to welcome her on board. Her knowledge of MS and yoga will provide an excellent class. She is excited to combine both of her passions and teach oMS Yoga!
MossRehab, Elkins Park & Doylestown locations
Registration not required
Yoga Den - The Shoppes of Bayard, San Marco: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30AM
Cheryl Russell is a yogi, wife, and mom who has MS. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga methodology. She completed her teacher training at MBody Yoga in Jacksonville.
Megan Weigel is a Nurse Practitioner and MS Certified Nurse who has been caring for families living with MS for 15 years. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga methodology. She did her teacher training at Big Fish Power Yoga in Jacksonville Beach, and has completed Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste.