Yoga at THELMA
Amy Jarvis and TJ (Thomas Hunter Jones) welcome all levels to Yoga at THELMA. This drop-in class is held every first and third Saturdays at 10 am.
Amy will teach Vinyasa Yoga the first Saturday of the month. TJ will teach the third Saturday of the month.
Amy Jarvis is a certified 200hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) teaching Vinyasa style yoga in the Fond du Lac, Cedarburg and Milwaukee area. She received her certification through YogaOne Studio in Cedarburg in 2012.
Teaching for over 4 years in the Vinyasa style, it has transformed her life from the inside out to one of joy, love, laughter, breathing and appreciating all the nuances of life(comfortable or not). Amy believes yoga will help people find their true and pure spirit, and that knowledge guides one to an authentic life.
Amy is also an artist and graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a degree in Illustration. She has also served on the board for Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts for over two years and believes in the efforts that THELMA is doing for the community.
TJ began exploring yoga when he was 13 years old as a means to deal with stress and to find an outlet for physical activity. Since that time he has studied many styles and worked with different teachers while going through periods of practice and non-practice. Those periods of non-practice in his life taught him one thing: LIFE IS JUST BETTER WITH YOGA.
In April 2015 he completed YA 200HR Yoga Teacher Certification through Nature Yoga with Heidi Dietrich and Heidi Michelle in Uvita, Costa Rica. Since graduation, he has been teaching regularly at The Twisted Warrior (Fond du Lac, WI) and Danyasa Bamboo Yoga (Playa Dominical, Costa Rica) as well as working with private individuals and small groups. In March 2016, he completed a 24HR Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Teacher Certification with DragonFLYoga in Playa Dominical.
His classes are a blend of different traditions, philosophies and practices with the ultimate goal of helping people feel comfortable in their bodies, calm in their minds and empower them to create their own personal definition and practice of yoga. Classes offer a full-body stretch with an emphasis on deep hip and heart opening postures and can vary from almost motionless restorative yoga propped up with pillows all the way to hot and sweaty Vinyasa power flow.
Timbukale! Traditional Music and Dance Lessons from Ghana, West Africa
Edi Gbordzi, of Fond du Lac is a master drummer, dancer, singer, and composer from Ghana. The early years of his life were spent fully immersed in the drumming and singing traditions of the Ewe culture. As a teenager, he founded the youth choir for his church in Madina, Accra.
In this role, he scheduled rehearsals, lead performances and composed original works. Edi's professional career began with Ghana’s National Music and Dance Ensemble (Ghana Dance Ensemble) at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana which brought his talents to a broader audience, both regional and international. With the National Music and Dance Ensemble, he performed across West Africa, Europe and the United States.
He quickly caught the eye of several Universities in the United States and kept a busy travel schedule as visiting faculty for Howard University in Washington D.C., Temple University in Philadelphia, the A & T University Greensboro, NC amongst others.
He later accepted a permanent adjunct faculty position with the University of Wisconsin - Madison and taught for three years. During this time he continued performing, teaching workshops, leading residencies for K-12 schools, libraries, community centers, festivals, other events and founded Atimevu Drum and Dance Ensemble which recently celebrated it’s 10th anniversary.
His current and most exciting creation is the versatile and multi-talented band, Edi Gbordzi & Timbukale, featuring his original compositions, traditional Ghanaian songs with fresh new arrangements and the traditional drumming and dancing of Ghana.
Over the course of time, Edi has never strayed far from his roots. The powerful rhythmic language he acquired as a young child is still the driving force behind all of his creative projects.
Stay tuned for more classes....