The BodyWorks Wellness Center now has a community room in which group classes, continuing education for massage therapists, as well as community wellness drop in times will be held. Please view our class schedule below to see our events and view teacher bios.
Our community room can be rented hourly. If you are a wellness professional in need of space to hold workshops or individual client treatments
Nadia El-Fawal, RYT-200
A yoga practitioner since 2009, Nadia earned her certification as a yoga teacher in the spring of 2017. She embraces the idea that yoga is for all bodies and all people.
It is her passion to teach her students that all bodies can find an expression of asana (physical postures) that best suits them and learn to utilize the tools and gifts that yoga offers to serve them where they are presently in their practice and their lives. While maintaining a judgement-free, positive and encouraging environment she invites students to compassionately cultivate curiosity while still challenging themselves to grow.
She is a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and seeks to continue creating inclusive, body-postive spaces where students can experience yoga as a transformative tool for their personal lives and for their communities.
Linda is the owner of The Bodyworks Wellness Center! Click here for more information about her.
Angel Surdin MS, MFA, RYT
I began my yoga practice at home nearly twenty years ago. For years I wanted to try yoga in a studio, but there was always a reason not to: I didn't have the time, it cost too much, I wasn't flexible enough, I wouldn't know what I was doing, I would look like I didn't know what I was doing. You name it. It kept me from trying.
What I didn't understand at the time is that none of that mattered. I mean, it mattered because it was a barrier that I had created for myself. But as far as the practice of yoga is concerned? None of that stuff matters.
Despite the cliche, I truly believe "yoga is for everyone". Inspired by my love of yoga and passion for teaching, I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2013. I teach yoga classes in Latham and Albany and invite you to join me.
Sierra was first drawn to yoga during a time of deep healing and fell in love with its power to shape both the mental and physical aspects of our wellbeing. Since the completion of her 200 hr training with Lauren Toolin through the Yoga Vidya School, Sierra has been deepening her studies of mindfulness, psychology, and ancient yogic texts. She is very drawn to teaching trauma informed yoga and yoga for mental health. Her classes aim to create a safe and tranquil environment, pairing breath with gentle movement to create ease of mind and set a space for deeper self exploration.
Gail Witte, of YoGail Yoga, is offering Personal Training as well as One on One or small group Yoga sessions. Gail has worked as a personal trainer for ten years, specializing in workiing with women and senior citizens. Over the years has worked with all shapes, sizes and abilities and love a good challenge. One on One Yoga is beneficial for someone who is recovering from an injury, trying to get some relief from pain, or even looking to reduce stress and anxiety. Sessions are an hour.