Islay teaches yoga to connect students with a mindful asana practice that will help students nourish and strengthen their physical bodies and connect to their inner light. Islay firmly believes that what is practiced on the mat, leads the way for a mindful life practice. Islay received her teaching certification from Providence Power Yoga, and continues to deepen her training by pursuing further educational opportunities while maintaining a personal practice.
She is passionate about providing a safe space for students to explore and expand the limits of their bodies, while keeping their mind integrated in the physical practice. Her classes improve flexibility, build strength, and provide the context for students to become more grounded. While classes are designed to progressively become more challenging, options are offered to encourage students to respect their own limits and have fun.
PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor
First-Aid and CPR Certifications (current)
Fully covered with Fitness and Wellness Insurance
Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank, 5 non-contact hours complete December 2018
Yin Yoga 101 with Josh Summers, 20 non-contact hours completed July 2018
Yin Yoga for Your Body with Bernie Clark, 8 non-contact hours completed May 2018
Yoga Philosophy & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with Theresa Murphy, 10 hours completed March 2018
Congruence – Where Intention & Outcome Meet with Alexandria Crow, 17 hours completed January 2018
Inclusivity Training for Yoga: Building Community with Compassion with Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, 20 CEUs completed February 2017.
From the Inside Out with Alexandria Crow, 15 hours completed December 2017
Yoga Therapy for Back Care with Theresa Murphy, 35 hours completed November 2017
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Theresa Murphy, 30 hours completed September 2017
The Flow: Asana Families, Shape, Study & Sequencing with Theresa Murphy, 15 hours completed July 2017
RYT 200 Vinyasa Yoga Training at Providence Power Yoga, completed May 2017
Yin Yoga – yin yoga classes at Providence Power Yoga, Winter 2018 – current
Yoga for Night Owls – Hour long, evening vinyasa yoga classes at Providence Power Yoga, Winter 2018 – current
Substitute Teacher for Yin Yoga – classes at Providence Power Yoga
‘Yoga at the Yard’ – Free summer community yoga classes hosted outdoors at the Steel Yard, 2017
Substitute Teacher for $8@8:00 – community yoga classes at Providence Power Yoga
Substitute Teacher for Hatha Yoga- community yoga classes at AS220
Over 7 years of consistent asana practice