Om Sweet Om Yoga
12 Irma Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
516.944.YOGA
www.omsweetomyoga.com

Alignment Fundamentals


This class is taught by:

Sue O'connell

Sue O'Connells' introduction to yoga came working at Gurneys Inn and Spa in the 80's after graduating college as a physical education teacher. The seed was planted and years of teacher trainings/workshops have followed allowing her to create her own alignment inspired yoga class. Sue stresses proper positioning will allow the student to receive maximum benefits while breathing freely because the body feels "safe" in the pose.
Sue's respect for student's individual emotional and physical needs allows for use of props. The student feels supported and is able to create their pose to "fit" the alignment to their specific body type and physical needs. Going deeper isn't always the best adjustment to release congested joints and tight muscles!
Sue lives in Sag Harbor on the weekends and continues her alignment studies with master teacher Rodney Yee. Her philosophy is simple and is emphasized in all her classes: "a successful yoga practice at any level creates easeful movement without force". Practicing yoga with this simplicity is not easy yet suppleness and strength can be attained thru this simple philosophy.

Beth Lipset

Yoga first came into Beth Lipset's life from her then 2 year old daughter, who was enrolled in preschool and participated in yoga as an activity. She loved how flexible and focused her daughter was becoming and wanted to join in on the fun. She began practicing yoga at Om Sweet Om in 2003, the year the studio first opened. While yoga was initially a difficult thing to schedule into her calendar, it quickly became an element of her daily routine as her desire and need to practice increased.
In 2008, life events escalated her practice of yoga into Beth's "off the mat" life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yoga not only allowed her to regain her strength and flexibility after several surgeries, but allowed her to find the strength in her mind and focus on her outlook on life.
Wanting to share and give back all that yoga did for her, she enrolled in the yoga TT at OSO.
She became a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher, and a YogaKids instructor, in the summer of 2011.
She loves to integrate many modern music styles within her classes and it is not uncommon to hear the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Luther Vandross, Train or Little Feat in one session.
Beth's Mantra: "have peace in your thoughts, have peace in your words, have peace in your heart."

 

Grace Frisone

I received my 200 Hour Teacher Certification from Long Island Yoga School with Laurie Ahlemann and Jennie Wilson in May 2014. I am currently working on completing my 500 Hour Certification with Long Island Yoga School. I earned a YogaKids Foundations Certification from Gail Grossman in October 2014. I received my Restorative Teacher Certification from Gail Grossman in January 2015. And in September 2015 I earned my Reiki Initiation Certification from Reiki Master Laurie Ahlemann. 
Explore and develop healthy alignment and body awareness.Sue O’Connell brings over 25 years of experience to her Iyengar inspired classes. Students are encouraged to personalize poses to relieve tension, tightness and stress. Blocks, belts, bolsters and chairs are used to empower students to explore their bodies with a safe & balanced approach. Leave class feeling lighter & brighter!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Dec 19 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Dec 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Dec 26 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Dec 31 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Jan 02 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Beth Lipset
  • Mon Jan 07 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Grace Frisone
  • Wed Jan 09 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Beth Lipset
  • Mon Jan 14 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Jan 16 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Jan 21 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Jan 23 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Jan 28 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Jan 30 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Feb 04 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Feb 06 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Feb 11 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Feb 13 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon Feb 18 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Wed Feb 20 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell