I would like to welcome Camille Verbofrsky to the area! She ventured in from Ohio and we are sure she will enjoy the Finger Lakes region of NY and all of you.
She will begin teaching several yoga vinyasa flow classes beginning August 27th, please come experience her grace and gifts!
Her new classes will be at both locations: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Camille will also be offering Kids Yoga Workshops Starting Sept 16th – Please Click Here
(We also have another teacher bringing back some of our Fall/Winter/Spring classes Sunday’s and a few other surprises – so stay tuned to our next newsletter)
Namaste, Grounded by Yoga community! My name is Camille Verbofsky and I will be teaching at Grounded by Yoga starting August 27. I moved to the Greater Rochester Area from Cleveland, OH this July with my husband, Evan, and my cat, Bella. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to connect with you as we share in this practice.
Yoga found its way into my life during my tumultuous teen years. In my rural home town in Southwestern Pennsylvania, it came in the form of an MTV Yoga DVD; a birthday present from a friend. A gift that kept on giving, I grabbed ahold and never let go. In the years since, my yoga practice has taken me on a journey toward healing, self-discovery, and forgiveness.
Yoga has helped me turn my body and breath into a home; a place of power and unconditional self-love that fuels my whole way of being. My decision to teach yoga rose from gratitude for the way that my practices gives me the tools to continually grow into a happier, healthier human– and a passion to share those tools with my community. I completed my 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training with Vision Yoga and Wellness Urban Warrior Yoga Teacher Training in Cleveland, Ohio in May of 2018. I teach a Vinyasa-style class that focuses on connecting the body to the breath in an attempt to tune into that “something bigger” that unites us with one another and the world around us. My style of teaching is of compassion and authenticity; using the Baptiste methodology as a foundation for an accessible, yet challenging class that celebrates all students on their journey into their own power. Students can look forward to a fun, joyful class that encourages curiosity and exploration through asana, pranayama, and guided meditation.
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Camille’s Class Descriptions:
(Note: Flow/Vinyasa Yoga is geared more towards physical movement of the body.)
Gentle Flow: Gentle yoga classes move softly, paying attention to the body and breath in each pose. After a gentle warm up, we will “flow” by connecting the body and breathe through soft, fluid movement and pranayama practice. A curious, mindful use of yoga props will be encouraged. Classes are appropriate for students at all levels of their yoga journey. Note: Unlike Interdisciplinary Yoga, the Gentle Flow classes may include some strength work with the arms, wrists, hands.
Moderate Flow: In a true, Vinyasa style the class moves more quickly, connecting postures to the breath. Students can expect to build tapas, or heat, in their bodies- and maybe even break a sweat! Toward the end of the class, we’ll take time to slow down with restorative postures, setting up for a sweet savasana with guided meditation. Classes are appropriate for students at all levels of their yoga journey.
Lunch Time Flow: This one hour class is a perfect break from your Monday to take time for yourself on your mat! We will get into a moderate flow to build some heat and energy for the rest of the day. Classes will include upbeat, inspiring music. Time will be given to cool down in deeper stretching postures, preparing for a sweet savasana to get ready for the week to come.
Moderate to Seasoned Flow: Classes move at a quicker pace, building heat and energy in the body. Options for more advanced poses like inversions and arm balances will be offered. Students will be encouraged to listen to what their body, mind and spirit need from their practice and step to their edge- whether that means child’s pose, hand stand, or any asana along the way. While all levels of students are welcomed, some prior experience is recommended.
What is one of your favorite quotes or sayings?
“Do small things with great love.” –Mother Theresa
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” -Dr. Seuss
In the spirit of my favorite quotes, my personal affirmation for my practice both on and off the mat is, “Eyes full of wonder, heart full of grace.”
Tell us about your greatest influence or mentor?
If I’m being honest (going along with the notion of “small things with big love”) my greatest influence is my husband, Evan. Whether I’m at my very best, or very worst, he is always my biggest cheerleader and advocate. It’s in the small, every-day stuff like getting groceries or taking care of our cat that he reminds me of the true meaning of kindness, generosity, and unconditional love. I am grateful to have Evan as my partner as we grow and change- individually and together- through all of life’s adventures.
Where have your always wanted to travel and why?
I’m a total nerd. I would love to travel to New Zealand to explore the breathtaking nature, welcoming culture, and all of the sets from the Lord of the Rings!
What should students expect when they come to your class?
My decision to teach yoga rose from gratitude for the way that my practice gives me tools to grow into a happier, healthier human- and a passion to share those tools with my community. I teach a Vinyasa-style class that focuses on connecting the body to the breath in an attempt to tune into that “something bigger” that unites us with one another and the world around us. My style of teaching is of compassion and authenticity; using the Baptiste methodology as a foundation for an accessible, yet challenging class that celebrates all students on their journey into their own power. Students can look forward to a fun, joyful class that encourages curiosity and exploration through asana, pranayama, and guided relaxation.
Kids’ Yoga Workshops
Fall 2018 Series
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
September 16: Self-Esteem
October 14: Courage
November 18: Gratitude
December 16: Giving
Our fall Kids’ Yoga workshops will focus on how we can be yogis both on and off of our yoga mats! Each workshop will include a 45 minute yoga class geared toward kids and families, a 15 minute active yoga book or game, and a 30 minute yoga-based craft or activity that families can take with them that goes along with our monthly theme. Classes are geared toward children ages 6-11. Parents and other family members are encouraged to join in on the fun, too!
Cost: $35.00 per family paid in advance
$40.00 per family paid on the day of
Registration will open August 15th
Questions? Contact Camille at firstname.lastname@example.org