|Harriet Alterowitz came to yoga 25 years ago as a way to balance the stresses and strains that physical activity and everyday life put on the body and the mind. Through the practices of yoga and meditation she discovered help in integrating the body with the mind and the soul. She began yoga as a student in the Iyengar tradition and continues to use the tools of careful alignment and relaxation techniques as a guide for a healthy life style. Harriet has completed certification as a restorative yoga teacher through “Relax and Renew” with Judith Lasater as well as more advanced therapeutic training with Joseph LePage and “Integrative Yoga Therapy.” She continues to pursue advanced teacher training with Judith, Tias Little and other yoga masters, combining the foundational alignment of Iyengar yoga with the flow and creativity of vinyasa yoga. Harriet is also an ongoing student of Pema Chodron, Anam Thubten and other Buddhist masters. She teaches classes in Missoula at The Yoga Fitness Center, The Women’s Club and the Red Willow Healing Center. In addition, she offers private, therapeutic yoga sessions to interested students. Harriet is known for sharing a fun, heart-felt practice both to groups and individuals and believes that the benefits derived from yoga and meditation practices expand to all beings, everywhere.
|Jennifer Brooke took her first yoga class in 1977 and was hooked! Her early background of yoga was primarily with Iyengar teachers learning foundational alignment and precision for yoga asana. This practice along with her study with Joseph LaPage and 500 hour certification with Integrative Yoga Therapy prepared her for teaching in a variety of settings including her physical therapy practice utilizing yoga to treat chronic pain.
Jen continues to learn from a variety of teachers including Deepak Chopra in California. She considers Tias and Surya Little her primary influence in teaching now. She has received her 200-hour certification with Prajna Yoga & continues to travel yearly to Santa Fe, New Mexico to study with them. Jen believes yoga is a life-long learning adventure and teaches an integrated style of yoga bringing all eight limbs into her classes in an experiential way. She focuses on alignment, breath, self-discovery and fun. Jen encourages and empowers her students to tap into their inner source of wisdom and strength in order to make the practice their own. Her teaching philosophy includes being open to all yoga traditions and she brings a classical, yet multi-dimensional aspect to her classes.