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MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND: YOGA for META HOUSE at Haleybird Studios

May 9, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3pm
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Rainbow Yoga and Essential Oils: GREEN at Diamond Tower Solarium

April 25, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
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YOGA @ THE MUSEUM

The Milwaukee Art Museum and omTownYogis Present

Yoga @ the Museum

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Next class is on Sat., April 11, 8:15 - 9:30 am (doors open @ 7:45) led by Marietta Pucillo of YamaYoga. Featuring live music by KEVIN PARIS! Come!

General admission is free while donations are encouraged at the $15 level. Proceeds benefit the Museum and our Annual Grant Fund. With your donation of $15 or more you will get all day access to the Museum. Credit cards will be accepted at the event. Please bring your own mat (though a limited number of mats are available to borrow). Arriving early and pre-registering are highly recommended. Reserve your spot today by pre-registering online here. Pre-Registrations are now taken only online (requiring donation) until midnight the Friday evening just before the event. Walk-ins are always welcome!

APRIL TEACHER Q&A: MARIETTA PUCILLO

1. What brought you to the practice of yoga? I practiced in the 1970s in NYC but had not done any yoga for many years. 23 years ago I got injured body building and my back was in very bad shape for several years. Over 20 years ago I found yoga again here in Milwaukee and it immediately helped my back and let me find a new mindfulness. I began taking some classes with a really wonderful Iyengar teacher here in Milwaukee and I got hooked. It soon became my life, my full time career and my passion.

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers? The teacher I took my first classes with in Milwaukee was Linda Owen. I have since studied with Ana Forrest, Desiree Rumbaugh, Todd Norian, Sean Corn, Barron Baptiste, David Swenson, and Tias Little,

just to name a few of my influences. One of my most significant mentors in recent years has been Jason Crandell.

I teach the Yama Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training which is strongly rooted in the universal principles of alignment on which the Anusara style is based.

3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently? I mix a blend of Anusara, Iyengar and Forrest Yoga. I really do tailor my classes to the students who are in them so my style often changes depending on the population I am teaching to. {more Marietta}

Our March Teacher Q&A: JULIANNE HUTCHCRAFT

1. What brought you to the practice of yoga? My own health crisis in 2007 opened my eyes and sparked my curiosity of the ancient healing practices from around the world. As a critical care nurse at the time, I was very familiar with the limitations of Western medicine when it came to my diagnosis. My inquiry lead me to explore the ancient wisdom and practices, one of which was yoga.

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers? I have had several teachers on and off the mat in my life. My grandfather's intelligent inquiry and wisdom illuminated my spiritual connection to this life at a young age. My mother continues to nurture and mentor my spiritual journey. On the mat, my most influential teacher was Theresa Murphy, when I was living in Omaha, Nebraska. She is now on the east coast and travels, offering workshops, weekend intensives and teacher trainings. I try to catch her when she hits Madison. Theresa partnered with her teacher, Tias Little of Prajna Yoga School, for her teacher training program at her (then) studio, One Tree Yoga in Omaha. Tias' skillful asana instruction, wisdom teachings, and in-­depth anatomy study took me deeper and fed me intellectually and experientially. After a 10­day intensive during TT with Tias Little, I felt radically transformed and somewhat vulnerable to my heart's truth and desires. It was freeing and a bit scary at the same time because I knew my life had changed in a much needed way. I continued my journey on the mat with several teachers that embraced teaching as not only the asana, but with the art of living your yoga, with Lora (Haase) McCarville, Lisa Kanne, Lynn Cordell, Liz Hagestad and Libba Harmon.

3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently? How I teach yoga is similar to how I practice, in that, I seek a balance of styles. It's evolving but what I teach most often is a slow Vinyasa with sprinklings of Yin and a touch of Somatic Awareness Movement. I do teach a Yin class regularly, as well. I'd love to teach the Bikram sequence again someday, especially now that I'm a resident of the cold (yet Beauty­FULL) North. {TAP HERE for more JULIANNE}

TEACHER Q&A: BIZ CASMER

 Yoga @ the Museum

FEBRUARY TEACHER

BIZ CASMER 

photo by Mike Krukowski

1. What brought you to the practice of yoga? Initially, I needed to force myself to stretch and relax. I was an avid runner and one of those people that just never sat still. I had some sleep issues and injuries because I always overextended myself and someone recommended yoga. I was hooked my first class and surprisingly not to the physical challenge of it, but to savasana. I loved permission to be still and I felt more rested after 10 minutes of relaxation in yoga than a full nights sleep. I think I began my teacher training about 1 year later.

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers? My first and favorite yoga teacher, Jan Johnson, lives in St. Paul, MN -- which is where I am from. She inspired and continues to inspire me in so many ways with her energy and passion for life, Yoga, fitness and overall health/wellness. She was my first teacher and also guided me through my first yoga certification. Since then I have had the pleasure of training with Joseph & Lilian LePage. They run the Integrative Yoga Therapy program and their teaching inspired me in a completely different way. They opened my eyes to the deeper sides of yoga and I feel incredibly blessed to have spent time training and learning from them. Beyond that, my fellow yoga instructors and my students teach me something new everyday and I am grateful for being able to share the gift of yoga with so many different individuals.

3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently? I am a yoga mutt. I teach from my heart and draw from all my teachers, training’s and experiences. My classes span from Vinyasa Flow to Therapeutic yoga offered in a chair. I like to be able to share Yoga with everyone, regardless of their age, shape or medical condition. When teaching larger events such as Yoga at the Museum, my personal style of yoga could be described as a mindfully paced Vinyasa Flow -- typically themed around opening or balancing a specific energy center (Chakra) within the body. I teach to All Levels, so my yoga classes will always include many options for all to enjoy.

4. Where do you teach? I currently teach at INVIVO Wellness, Haleybird Studios, fertility based yoga at Practice Longevity in Brookfield, and in peoples homes.

5. Why do you teach? I teach because I have personally felt the life changing effects of yoga. I want others to have the same transformation -- so I share the physical, energetic and emotional side of yoga with anyone who is open to the experience. {tap for more Biz}

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