Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz
Holly Rae, M.A., E-RYT 200, is an Instructional Designer who received her 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance certification from Downtown Desert Yoga’s Open Doors Studios Teacher Training program in 2011. She began her exploration of yoga with community classes at NMSU and old fashioned ‘DVDs’ in 2000 but was amazed by the changes in her mind and body after joining Desert Yoga in 2006 under the the guidance of Kim Inman-Chormicle. Yoga has enabled her to do important work in her life beyond her physical body addressing workaholism, stress, and anxiety. With the support of that community, her yogi friends and teachers, her practice developed in to include teaching Slow Flow, Hot Yoga, Hot Flow, Power Flow, Buti Yoga, yogaHour, and The Rocket system of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She credits yoga with transforming her life and her goal is to offer a safe, supportive and challenging practice. In 2016 she completed a 50 hour It’s Yoga International Rocket Training with Leigh Gregory in Cancun, Mexico, a YogaHour Instructor immersion led by Darren Rhodes, and also completed Buti Yoga and Hot Buti Yoga Certification with Crystal Palermo at Indigo Yoga in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz instructs the following:
Fusion of power yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics into a intense total body workout. Cardio intensive.
ALL LEVEL HEAT: MODERATE (+80 F)
Connecting breath with movement. Must know sun salutation. Arm balance and inversions will be explored.
LEVEL: Intermediate-Advance HEAT: HIGH (+95F)
What is the rocket?
In the 1980s in San Francisco, Larry Schultz created the THE ROCKET, a series of routines modifying the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system for all levels of students. The Rocket combines key poses from the primary and intermediate series to create a twisting, heart opening, arm balancing, inverting, perception shifting ride. With plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy. The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed the precious prana, life force energy. The spirit of change and freedom is found within the practice. Level: Intermediate/Advance NO HEAT