My mom always pushed me to go to yoga with her when I was in high school, but I was incredibly stubborn and never went, wish I would have listened then! I grew up as an athlete - I played soccer, softball, and was a cheerleader. I didn't think yoga was for me. I took my first yoga class as a college elective, but I didn't start practicing regularly until after school. I moved to LA to work in the entertainment industry, which sounds very glamorous, but it was more like "The Office" - I was living the cubicle life. Practicing yoga has helped me balance the stress of work and everyday life, but it also reduces the pain I have from working at a computer. While I was working 9 to 5 (but really to 7 or 7:30), I decided to sign up for a teacher training to further my practice. That's when everything changed. To put it simply, I realized cubicle life was not the life for me and it was time to put happiness first. Now I work at One Down Dog full time as an instructor, I'm also the "Manager of Many Things" - coordinating Wellness, Adventures and Corporate Yoga to name a few! I've been a part of the ODD Fam for a while now, I went to the studio's very first class in 2013 and completed ODD's inaugural teacher training in 2014. I am also trained in Yin, Trauma-Informed Yoga and I completed the ODDFIT training. Nothing beats the high you get at the end of a yoga class and I look forward to sharing that with you!
HOMETOWN: Bethesda, MD
FAVORITE SONG/ARTIST: I love pop and Britney Spears will always have a place in my heart but I play a mix of everything - think good vibes: indie pop, current hits, can't forget the 80s, I don't discriminate. A good remix that breathes new life into an old track gives me goosebumps. And yes, I did see Britney in Vegas. It was the best night of my life.
MY STEEZ: There is a time and a place to be super serious, my class is not that place. Let's laugh, have fun and SMILE! I offer a challenge, encourage exploration, and invite you to take a break from everything outside the yoga room. Your brain and body will thank you.
FLOW - Yoga For Turning Off The Outside World
We're getting into the hamstrings, hips and becoming aware of what works for our own bodies. Tune into awareness, turn off the outside world for an hour and let's really focus on ourselves.
Props: 2 blocks, bl...
BUTT - Slow Strength
Lots of mat work and squats. Working on booty strength, engaging core and supporting our back! Warm up with yogic stretches and then we move into two fitness blocks.
1st a block using the resistance band or body weight.
2nd block using dumb bells or body weight.
Ends with a cool down stretch.
Disco Themed Flow
Vinyasa yoga class with ODD flare. Hallie will throw you a party with her disco music and moves. Dress up, blast the music, and have fun!!
Props: Blocks & blanket optional
Photosensitivity attention: ...
Quick Prop Free Massage with Hallie
Perfect for traveling, middle of your work day, or an addition to your longer practice. No props needed.
YIN - Be Present
Hallie says, get all your props for this Yin class! We hold poses longer to get past muscles and get into fascia where we hold stress and tension. Great options to work on flexibility, or stability if you are already a flexi-person! You will need blocks, blankets, bolsters or pillows.
MEDITATE - Grounding Practice
Hallie leads a short practice to help you ground. Let's take a seat, focus on our breath and work on mindfulness.
MEDITATE - Just Breathe
Hallie invites you to take a seat, focus on your breath and work on mindfulness.