Tanna Fleming – Instructor
As an athlete, Tanna started yoga as a means to escape back pain, and was astonished to find it not only physically but mentally healing, and decided that she must share it with others! She has been for the last 10 years, and forever will be, a yoga student Tanna has been teaching since 2015. She attained certification at the Infinite Light Yoga School, trained by Tony Riposo, Advanced Certified Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She strives to provide a quality yoga experience for every body, regardless of age, ability or level of fitness. She is committed to guiding and inspiring you on your journey to mental and physical growth in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. She offers very detailed, guided instruction in postures (asana) and would be honored to share her experiences with you as you embark upon your own personal journey.
Jenna is a native to Northern New York. Growing up she found her passion in dancing and was an active member in the South Jefferson Dance Company. She continued her love for dancing in college where she co-created the Cortland Dance Company and led the group for four years while working on her Bachelors in Health Education. She currently works full time as a Middle School Counselor in the local area.
After college Jenna lived in both Buffalo and Saratoga. There she discovered and found a love for group fitness and explored a variety of ways to stay active and fit. One of them was Barre class, which combined elements of dancing, technique and group fitness. After moving back to Watertown, she knew the area would benefit from this new and unique type of exercise. In May of 2016, she completed her hours to teach Barre class with Balanced Body Barre in Rochester, NY.
Barre class incorporates precise movements to strengthen specific muscles groups using proper form. Strengthening work is followed by stretches to release tension and class is done with the support of the barre for balance. Light resistance weights, small balls and resistance bands are also used in class to add variety and challenges. You do not need to be a dancer to participate in body barre. Modifications are given for all levels of fitness and the only pre-requisite is a positive attitude and willingness to try something new. We look forward to seeing you in class!
Erica Turck – Instructor
Erica first began her journey into health ten years ago. She studied at the National Personal Training Institute in Winter Park, Florida. She received her CPT and spent two years as a Personal Trainer. It was during her training at NPTI when she went to her first yoga class. It only took Erica one class to realize that Yoga was going to change her life. The connection she felt on the mat was nothing she had ever experienced before. Through this connection she gained insight, self-empowerment and peace.
Erica traveled to Ubud, Bali in 2014 to receive her 200hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Zuna Yoga. She then returned to Watertown, NY and taught on the Fort Drum Army base. In the summer of 2015 she was introduced to a new passion, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. She has spent the past two summers teaching yoga on Paddleboards. In the Winter of 2016 Erica traveled to Cambodia to complete her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Zuna Yoga. Through the intense study and practice of Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra, her practice completely transformed.
Erica returned home from Asia this past April, with a mission to share the gift of yoga and meditation with her hometown community. She believes strongly that the attributes we cultivate on the mat transcend into our daily lives. Yoga helps us become beautiful human beings. This past June Erica went to Sarasota, Florida for Aerial Yoga training at CircuSoul Yoga. She is also an Ace certified group fitness instructor and Certified TRX Suspension Trainer. She is currently creating a business plan for a local agricultural grant. She plans to supply her juice bar and other local businesses with fresh produce from an eco-greenhouse. Eventually this Agricultural Project will spread nationally across the U.S to show local communities how to be more sustainable and to not leave any citizen hungry.