Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Hatha Level 2


This class is taught by:

Hanni Schwiesow

I began my yoga journey in 2006 when I moved to Lake Tahoe. My yoga experience includes Bhakti and Vinyasa Flow, Forrest, Anusara and Kripalu techniques. I enjoy incorporating aspects I have learned from each of my teachers to create a unique flow sequence. My classes combine the breath, movement and music while also creating awareness of body alignment. They will always be different and they will always be fun and challenging. Upon completion of my 300-hour yoga teacher training in Bali, Indonesia, in 2011, I began teaching Vibrant Vinyasa flow classes in my hometown of Homer, Alaska. After 2 years of teaching regular classes throughout Tahoe and Truckee I decided it was time to dive deeper into my practice and training. In 2014 I took the opportunity to travel back to Bali for Janet Stone’s Advanced Immersion. This experience has opened up my awareness to the importance of yoga in our everyday lives and the power it has to offer. Get ready to sweat, laugh, have fun and challenge yourself. Every day is an adventure with new opportunities; the yoga brings it all together.

Stephanie Hynds

I began practicing yoga around the age of 16 and was drawn to it through my training as a dancer. I began moving toward becoming a teacher in 2011. I've also been practicing and teaching Pilates for approximately 5 years, and I love to integrate these two forms of movement. I have a degree in counseling and worked in this field for many years before deciding to devote my life to my yoga journey. In 2011, I embarked on the Appalachian Trail and spent 6 months hiking. This experience changed my life and helped me choose yoga as a new life path. I was trained in Florida by close friend and studio owner, Jana Whiddon, in many styles of yoga, which include: hot yoga, pre-natal yoga, yoga for kids, Yin yoga, Ashtanga yoga and vinyasa. My favorite style is vinyasa, and I spent 7 months in Michigan working at a Baptiste-inspired hot vinyasa studio, helping to hone my teaching skills and inspire some of those weird and wild poses my students are always seeing in class ;) I am also deeply passionate about climbing and much of my experience as a climber has helped me bring new challenges to my style of teaching.

My practice has truly changed my life, helped me to take better care of myself, love and respect myself and deal with the daily grind. What began for me as a purely physical practice, became a humbling experience and eventually a life calling. I believe that yoga has the power to change people's lives not only physically, but emotionally as well, and I love the opportunity to guide people on their own personal journey. I truly believe that yoga is a deeply personal experience that NEVER has a destination, and doesn't care how "good" you might think you are or aren't. Yoga is for Everyone! I am honored to teach at The Yoga Room, and to share space with such amazing yogis and yoginis.

Life’s challenges makes us stronger, in body and in mind. Cultivate your own inner strength in this class by accessing your Samskaras, or habitual patternings, and grow away from these habits in order diminish that which isn't serving us. This class is accessible to all who are willing to welcome a challenge of the ego.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Hanni Schwiesow
  • Mon Oct 30 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Hanni Schwiesow
  • Mon Nov 06 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Nov 13 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Nov 20 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Nov 27 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Dec 04 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Dec 11 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Dec 18 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Dec 25 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jan 01 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jan 08 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jan 15 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jan 22 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jan 29 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Feb 05 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Feb 12 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Feb 19 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds