Yoga for LIfe


This class is taught by:

Donna Ponder-Franks

In 2002 took my first yoga class, and was hooked. The practice became an important life tool, that kept my body healthy and my mind clear. I felt so strongly about the benefits of this practice, had to share! Teaching began. A weekend workshop in 2005, then teacher training with Baron Baptiste in 2007 and 2009. Many other workshops followed with teachers such as, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Leslie Kaminoff, and Stacy Dockins. I opened Blue Sky Yoga in Monroe, May 2012, and opened a second studio in Ruston, December 2013. I teach power vinyasa flow, yin, and yoga for life (chair yoga). I live in Ruston, Louisiana with my 3 sons.

Rachel Blackmon

I began a daily yoga practice in December of 2014, when life changed its plan for me.  Yoga became my outlet, and quickly developed itself into my passion.  I received my 200 hour RYT certification in April from Blue Sky Yoga.  I let fitness become my full time career, and love every minute of it.  I love that yoga is for everyone and is limitless in what it does for each person.  I hope that I can share my love, experience, knowledge, and passion with others like my teachers have done for me.  I would love to share this practice with you and your friends. Take time to love yourself so you can love others!  Light and love
This class is accessible to a wide range of individuals.  Class begins seated in a chair, with breath and movement.  The class then moves into the standing poses, using the chair as needed for added stability.  Floor work is done at the end of the class.  For those that floor work is not suitable, substitutions are available seated in a chair.  Yoga for Life is a great class to learn about the poses because the pace of the class is much slower.  If there is special precaution that is needed, this class is a great choice.  The temp of this class is about 75 degrees.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jul 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Monroe
  • Tue Jul 25 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Ruston
  • Wed Jul 26 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Monroe
  • Wed Jul 26 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Rachel Blackmon
    at Ruston
  • Thu Jul 27 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Ruston
  • Sat Jul 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Rachel Blackmon
    at Ruston
  • Mon Jul 31 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Monroe
  • Tue Aug 01 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Ruston
  • Wed Aug 02 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Monroe
  • Wed Aug 02 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Rachel Blackmon
    at Ruston
  • Thu Aug 03 8:15 am - 9:30 am with Donna Ponder-Franks
    at Ruston
  • Sat Aug 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Bayley Harris
    at Ruston