Magda was introduced to yoga at a young age by her family and has been going classes and kirtans ever since. She dove deeper into her practice in 2010 to find anxiety relief from the stresses and pressures of daily life. Once she found the benefits of bringing breath and movement into the body she could never look back. Her classes include mindful alignment with a playful sequence of poses. She strives to make each class unique and help every body experience yoga to their fullest potential: the mind, body, and spirit connection.
Magda is 500 RYT trained in vinyasa yoga through Bhakti Barn 200 RYT in 2013 and 300 RYT from Hudson Yoga Project in July 2018. In addition to the 200 RYT, Magda has special training with Yin Yoga, Hands on Assists, Back Care and Therapeutics in the classroom.
Magda Usarek-Witek instructs the following:
Surya Hot Flow
Enjoy this Vinyasa flow of breath and movement with attention to alignment. Variations offered for strong practitioners. Learn how to take your practice seriously, but yourself lightly.
RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PRACTITIONERS.
UNHEATED - Open Vinyasa Flow
Start or develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice. This traditional Vinyasa class explores basic to intermediate level yoga postures, alignment, and breathing techniques. No experience or flexibility requirement.
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS. TAUGHT IS AN UNHEATED ROOM.
UNHEATED - Surya Yin Flow
This is a slower approach to yoga, including 3-8 minute holds in poses supported by props. This is a grounding practice focusing on stretching the deeper connective tissues in the body to improve flexibility while also calming the central nervous system using long slow breaths. Yin yoga is recommended as a complement to any vinyasa practice or active lifestyle. Good for all levels,
Surya Hot Yin Flow
An energizing yet grounding fusion of Yin yoga and Vinyasa flow in a warm room. A perfect balance of Yin and Yang to create an integrated balanced practice for all levels. First, a dynamic vinyasa flow practice focusing on strength, balance and core while emphasizing breath aligned with movement. Followed by a Yin series of still postures designed to go deep into the connective tissues in the joints that hold the most tension. The heat and internal awareness generated in the Yang portion build on the deep tissue and energetic releases cultivated during the Yin series.
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS