Classes at The Illuminate Space
Located inside the Star City School of Ballet
1005 Industry Ave. SE
Roanoke, VA 24013
6:00pm Short Form Ashtanga with Martha Kastler
12noon Power Flow with Suzanne Alexandre
9:30am Warm Flow* with Cathy Cannon
4:00pm Flow and Glow with Cathy Cannon
*Class description: a 90 minute extra warm class to build extra heat and soothe tension.
12noon Flow and Glow with Suzanne Alexandre
4:00 pm Sunday Session* with Kelly Kemper
* 60 minutes designed to help you prepare for the week. Sweat a little, laugh a little, soothe the body with total body stretch and rest. Fun tunes. Teens and tweens welcome. This is an all level class and can be made as hard or as soothing as you need each week.
Sunday Workshops announced monthly!
Meet The Illuminate SpaceTeachers in addition to Cathy
Kelly Kemper is a 200hr RYT. She has taught many classes to high school football and lacrosse players, as well as elite swimmers, beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Kelly's exuberance and sense of humor will allow you to settle into your true nature right from the beginning of class. She is skilled with assists, perceptive and a little bit hippy. ( my favorite part about this beauty)
Martha recognizes the body, mind, spirit union of yoga takes time, willingness, and attention. Like any other relationship you get out what you put in. This is something she’s constantly reminded of as her practice and teaching has evolved over the last 10 years. She completed her first YTT in Ashtanga Yoga in 2010 and a Jivamukti based training in 2016. Her study has grown beyond ashtanga vinyasa based practices to incorporate restorative, gentle somatics, and therapeutic approaches. Most recently Martha has begun exploring the sister science of Ayurveda and is becoming an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach. In addition, Martha practices several healing arts. She facilitates private and group Restorative Breathwork® sessions and is master level Bioenery practitioner. She is also certified in the cutting edge practice of Havening; a neuroscience based approach to trauma resolution. She loves sharing the practices of yoga and healing arts as ways to transform and come home, home to the essence of who you really are.
Suzanne has been gratefully and joyfully practicing yoga since 2008. She completed her first 200 hours of yoga teacher training in 2015 and then completed 300 more in 2017. She is registered as a 500 RYT through the National Yoga Alliance. Suzanne has seen first-hand how the strength and
"Cathy's teaching is practical, confident, appropriately lighthearted, and extremely helpful to athletes of any sport. Her language is crystal clear, her modifications are geared to each student's unique gifts, and her sequences respect the needs of the athlete at various points in the training cycle. I give her the highest recommendation--if you are anywhere near Roanoke, seek her out! "
Flow & Glow
A one hour Flow of unbroken sequences of movement linked with breath to build heat in the physical body by focusing on strength and balance followed by gentle stretches, a brief guided meditation and final relaxation. Glow! As we enable our own true light to shine.
Props to relaxation! This class is for anyone suffering from being overstimulated, overdone, overworked, overloaded--or over "it." No stops to the props in this class to help you feel supported and cozy. Typically 75 minutes, this class includes a mere 5 or 6 poses which allow time for breath and ease and true restoration to the body, mind, spirit.
Get cozy and be guided into a deep relaxation through breathing and following a set of verbal instructions to lead you to surrender to the state where your senses are all internalized and you experience a state of spaciousness, greater awareness and ease. Regular practice can reduce stress and anxiety, helps alleviate chronic pain, improve sleep and activates the parasympathetic nervous system which is our "rest and digest" system of the physical body. Blankets will be available to keep you warm. Bring something light to cover your eyes. Don't underestimate the healing that can be gained through relaxation.
90 minutes of breath and sweat infuse this heated vinyasa flow. A quote, lesson or inspirational reading along with a relevant playlist set a focus for the duration. Meditation and Savasana at the end.
Short Form Ashtanga
This 60 min set class is based on the Ashtanga Primary Series and focuses on cultivating ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath) throughout the flow. Practiced regularly this sequence becomes a moving meditation. Class is led and all poses cued making it quite accessible.
CORPORATE INDIVIDUAL SESSION
A 20 minute guided meditation for quick renewal and fresh perspective. Open up creative blocks, gain clarity and revive stagnant energy. MINDFULNESS + MEDITATION SESSIONS are performed by Cathy in your workplace.
CORPORATE GROUP SESSION
A 45 minute guided meditation with an enlightening mindfulness exercise and mind awakening breath practice. Fosters creativity, focus and productivity. MINDFULNESS + MEDITATION SESSIONS are performed by Cathy in your workplace.
INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE SESSION
A 60 minute session tailored to specific needs including strength, balance and recovery. Time may also include meditation to develop focus.
SPORTS TEAM GROUP SESSION
A group class designed for either preseason, in-season or postseason training and adapted to the time allotted by the coach. Includes mats and props for up to 25 athletes.
SEMI PRIVATE SESSION (up to 4 people)
A 75 minute class with up to 4 students that is tailored to the appropriate occasion. Includes a customized playlist, hands-on assists and savasana with massage and lavender essential oils.