Patty McGown, LPC, E-RYT
Opening a yoga studio is my dream!!
Patty McGown took her first yoga class in 2001 in Australia with a 70 year old teacher in a standing room only space. After having run for 25 years, and feeling pain and stiffness for years, she finally felt some relief. Yoga changed her body and it also calmed her mind. She took her teacher training from Yogini Nancy Ruby of YogaMotion Acadamy in 2004 and started teaching immediately after her certification with Yoga Alliance. It started when her sister moved to town and convinced Patty to take yoga teacher training."Yoga is a tradition passed down through it's teachers. My sister studied with Jan Johnson and I took a few of her classes and learned techniques for alignment that I still use today. I teach yoga for every body. I love yoga for the way I feel after a class. Balanced, calm, strong, tall, and relieved of any tension I may have been feeling. Yoga deepens the breath and for me, actually increases my respiration. I love yoga for how it moves all the muscles of the body around all the joints, moves the spine in all 5 directions, and builds stamina and strength, focus and concentration, grace and poise. Yoga calms the nervous system and has been shown to reduce both anxiety and depression.”
In addition to YogaMotion training, Patty has received training on Trauma Focused Yoga from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Judith Hanson Lasater, Joel Kramer, among others. Patty has taken classes in Key West, Bozeman, Missoula, Nicaragua, Portland, Arizona, and Minneapolis/St Paul. Patty’s practice includes a blend of Hatha Yoga, Viniyoga, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Trauma focused yoga therapy. Patty is known for her understanding of anatomy and the systems of the body. Her classes emphasize the three part yogic breath, strength, flexibility in the face of inflexibility, sequencing of the forms (asanas) and deep relaxation.
Patty has a MS in Mental Health Counseling and is a therapist at Vantage Point Clinic in Barron.
Kristi has been athletic her whole life, competitively swimming at UW-Eau Claire, running the Boston, New York, and Chicago marathons, and competing in Tough Mudders. She found yoga 10 years ago as a quieter, calmer form of exercise, but really got hooked when she started attending CorePower in Minneapolis with one of her best friends and yoga mentor, Michael Melrose. Living in a remote location in Northern Wisconsin with a husband and two girls had her mostly doing a home yoga practice with videos, but after enrolling in CorePower Teacher Training in February 2015 she loved the yoga community and union with others. She is so happy to share yoga with people of all ages from kids to grandmas, as the benefits of yoga apply to everyone at different stages in their life. She is so grateful to her teachers Nikki Peters, Romy Ecker, Emily Rose Duea, and Cailee Stangl for their love and guidance. See Kristi's yoga flow to Birdy's "Skinny Love": (cut and paste this URL)
Andrea D'Angelo, NP, RYT
Andrea D'Angelo has been doing yoga on and off since she did poses from "Be a Frog, A Bird or A Tree" with her mother in the 1970's. Six years ago she completed Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga North in Duluth, MN. She has had the opportunity to take courses with Matthew Sanford on Adaptive Yoga, and has done the basic training course for Off the Mat, Into the World with Seane Corn. Andrea believes in the nurturing, transformative and restorative power of yoga. She believes in tuning in to the body, and then integrating body, mind and spirit. She believes that this practice of integration can help the student carry the benefits of her/his practice on the mat, in to the world that the student lives in every day. After a short hiatus, Andrea returns to teaching at the Yoga Center of Rice Lake on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 PM