Yoga for Life


This class is taught by:

Donna Ponder

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.

Arely Castillo

Yoga has been such an amazing blessing in my life. I love the practice, the lifestyle and most importantly, I love teaching. Teaching yoga is my honor and privilege. I enjoy practicing different styles of yoga including Power, Restorative, Yin, Nidra, Bikram and Kundalini. When I am not working or on the mat, I have fun playing with my dog Hippie, cooking, making art, watching movies, visiting with friends and family, and dancing. I am originally from Gualadajara, Mexico but Northeast Louisiana is now my home . My 200 HR Yoga Teacher Certification is from Pactice.Teach.Live from Purple Lotus Yoga. Namaste.
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 Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Meagan Shackelford
    at Monroe
  • Tue Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Donna Ponder
    at Ruston
  • Wed Oct 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Ponder
    at Monroe
  • Wed Oct 24 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Miranda Tingle- Rupf
    at Ruston
  • Thu Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Donna Ponder
    at Ruston
  • Sat Oct 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Bayley Harris
    at Ruston
  • Sat Oct 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Arely Castillo
    at Monroe
  • Mon Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Meagan Shackelford
    at Monroe
  • Tue Oct 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Capree Bramel
    at Ruston
  • Wed Oct 31 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Donna Ponder
    at Monroe
  • Wed Oct 31 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Miranda Tingle- Rupf
    at Ruston
  • Thu Nov 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Capree Bramel
    at Ruston