Dear Yogis 

 Our summer schedule begins the week of July 12th via Zoom and at at Echo Hill Farm. We look forward to seeing you! 

 

For everyone, no matter what their age or level of expertise, the important issue in hatha yoga is not flexibility and the ability to do difficult postures, but awareness – awareness of body and breath. From this awareness comes control, and from control comes grace and beauty. Even postures approximated by beginning students can carry the germ of poise and elegance.

 

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter

Our Mission

To provide a friendly, peaceful, and compassionate environment for the promotion and cultivation of contentment, relaxation, and the integration of body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga.

Through yoga, the Studio is a place to be yourself and to release the expectations of what you “should” be. In the yoga classes, the emphasis is on progress not perfection. It’s your yoga practice. It’s not about whether you can force your body into advanced postures, but about the conversation that occurs between your mind and your body, and about loving yourself for who you are right now. 

 

We hope you’ll stop in for a class and experience this special place for yourself.

Namaste

 

Our Team

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CHARLIE PHILLIPS

Charlie Phillips received his yoga teacher certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004. In addition, he received a 40-hour teacher certification in Ashtanga Yoga studying with David Swenson. His primary emphasis in his yoga instruction is on mindful breath, proper anatomical foundation and body awareness, self-acceptance, with the underlying tenet of "progress not perfection!" Charlie specializes in integrating yoga into the addiction recovery process, and has taught yoga to the in-patient community at Mirmont Treatment Center since 2008. Some of his other passions include playing guitar and other musical instruments, songwriting, connecting with nature, softball, Frisbee, bowling, table tennis, and cultivating friendship and community. He is the owner of Barefoot Yoga Studio and lives in Glen Mills with his wife Teresa, their wire fox terrier, Chamonix, and their cat, David Bowie.

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TERESA WINTE

Teresa Winte found yoga in 1996 and has not stopped practicing. She was drawn to the Ashtanga practice and philosophy, but most of all to the yoga community. Her travels have included many yoga retreats and workshops; gaining insight from many teachers. In 2009, she began her study of Classical Yoga through the YogaLife Institute. She is a CYT with over 1000 hours of training. She recently completed her Trauma/Addiction Recovery Training through Hummingbird Yoga.

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ERICA WOODLAND

Erica Woodland creates a safe, sacred space for students to explore and interact with their inner landscapes, honor their highest self, connect with their breath, and learn to listen to and honor their body so they can move mindfully on and off the mat. Her teachings include yoga philosophy, pranayama, visualization, meditation, yoga nidra, and mantra. She is an artist by trade and creates handcrafted reiki infused jewelry & accessories. Off the mat, she enjoys drawing, drumming, hiking, reading, and spending time outdoors with her dog and husband connecting to ‘all that is’.

 

Erica is an RYT-500 and holds certifications in Classical Hatha, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. She is a USUI Reiki Master, a Munay-Ki Rites initiate, and continues her education in Native American studies, yogic philosophy, and animal reiki. 

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SUSAN ALBANO

Susan first started practicing Yoga in 1995.  She utilized it to compliment her athletics of competitive swimming and running.  Susan instantly enjoyed the benefits to her mind, body, and breath.   She also discovered how helpful Yoga was in dealing with stress.  She continued to expand her knowledge of Yoga by exploring a variety of styles including Classical Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin.  Susan believes that Yoga includes breathing techniques and meditation to provide all its holistic benefits.   In 2014, she obtained her 250-hour Yoga Certification from YogaLife Institute.  In June, 2019 she acquire her 500 hours registering with Yoga Alliance.  Her continuing educations include: Reiki Level II, Trauma & Addiction, and Sound Therapy. Currently, she has been pursuing the Credential of Comprehensive Yoga Therapist at YogaLife Institute to graduate in June 2021.  Susan continues to seek out ways to grow her knowledge and share it with others.  She lives in Drexel Hill with her husband, two children, and her dog Amber.

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CHERYL BUMP

Cheryl Bump has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2009. After years of traveling and studying yoga around the country, she settled in Florida and earned her teaching certification through a former disciple of an ashram resident. Shortly after, she completed a certification with Child Light Yoga. Cheryl is constantly exploring the benefits of her practice physically, while connecting with, and noticing these benefits on a much deeper level off her mat. Her intention and hope is that she can pass this sense of curiosity on to her students as well.

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DENISE CARR

Denise Carr discovered yoga in 2005, shortly after the death of her beloved Scottish Terrier Tuppence. From her first class, she could sense that yoga was a path to healing mind, body and spirit. She was fortunate to have as her first mentor Therese Jornlin, who taught her how to breathe mindfully and introduced her to the Viniyoga System as practiced by A. G. Mohan of Chennai, India. In 2013, Denise completed a twelve month 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at YogaLife Institute in Devon, Pennsylvania, an Institute dedicated to bringing the practical applications of classical yoga philosophy and lifestyle into the hearts and minds of "householders." Although she enjoys her vinyasa practice, Denise is drawn to gentle forms of yoga, such as restorative, yin, and yoga nidra. Having retired from a career of almost 35 years in the biotechnology and clinical diagnostics industries, Denise enjoys teaching Yin Yoga classes at Barefoot Yoga. During the winter season, she lives in Sanibel, where she teaches Yin practice at Sanibel Yoga and Pilates.

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MASON HORNSBY

Yoga gives me the ability to check in with my spirit my exercising/freeing the body and quieting the mind. 5 years ago I was just moving, breath is what allowed my practice to find purpose. Studying the body I've found so many miraculous connections to emotions and physical sensations. Meditation and nature allows me to connect have perspective and treat life as a practice. That's what yoga is for me -  the ability to practice how you respond to the waves of life on a mat in a loving supportive community. Come join the joy of class life and yoga is meant to be enjoyed.  Licensed massage therapist, reiki/healing touch practitioner, and plant guy.

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JULIE ROCKAFELLOW

Julie Rockafellow was first introduced to yoga at her local YMCA, and immediately fell in love with the rhythmic connection between breath and movement. For years she practiced in awe of yoga's profound effect on her mental and physical awareness. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Blacksburg, Virginia and has been teaching a wide variety of classes and skill levels for nearly seven years. In Julie's class you will find a safe space to explore your body and spirit through pranayama (breath work), and asana (physical practice). Julie emphasizes body awareness and self-reflection with creative sequences and thoughtful concepts. Come enjoy her class with an open mind and leave embodied with sense of self.

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HEATHER DARE

Heather found yoga in 2011.  She studied classical yoga and yoga therapy at the Yogalife Institute.  She is certified in yoga for recovery.  Her practices emphasize breath meditation.  Her other passions include her 2 sons, animals, nature, clay sculpting, and health/wellness.

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Christine D'Alonzo

After having a compression fracture of her spine from a fall from a horse, Christine found her way to healing through yoga. Her first practice started at Barefoot Yoga. Her desire was to keep her spine healthy, but it took her down the rabbit hole into a passion for healing, body, mind and spirit. She sought to this day, finding healers, and old and new ways to transform what feels broken. She is still healing everyday and love's sharing the wisdom which continues to find her. She has experience with lots of injuries, trauma, and surrender. She has a lifetime of listening and beauty experience. If you can imagine yourself trusting the process of life you can take Flight to a new perspective. You can discover that challenges will reveal the new you! Yoga is a tool, the teachers are the students, with each other we fly!   

 

Contact Us

Barefoot Yoga Studio
 

P.O Box 98, 377 Glen Mills Rd, Thornton PA, 19373

Tel: 610-558-9944

Click Here to Email: studiobarefootyoga@gmail.com

Barefoot Yoga Studio serves the communities of Glen Mills, West Chester, Chadds Ford, Media, Aston and other municipalities in Delaware County and Chester County as well as Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Our Studio is located in the sleepy town of Thornton, Thornbury Township, approximately three miles from the intersection of Routes 1 and 202, at Painter's Crossing. 

 

The Studio is located at the intersection of Glen Mills and Thornton Roads, across the street from the Thornton Post Office. Ample free parking is available in the parking lot next to the Post Office. The building was once a blacksmith's shop, as evidenced by foot-thick stone walls and exposed stone on some interior walls. 

 

Fully modernized, the Studio blends the charm of the building's historic character with modern amenities. Skylights fill the studio with sunshine (or moonlight), and dimmable lighting can be adjusted for massage or yoga. The flooring is made from bamboo, a renewable resource. Taking inspiration from the exposed stone, the Studio's interior walls are painted in soft earth tones.

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