Clear Sphere Yoga
Clear: Clarity. Clearing out. To empty and make room for something else. Something far greater. To see and experience this with complete authenticity.
Sphere: The world in which I chose to be a part. The environment that I create for myself. The energy and vibrations that radiate from me and surround me. My headspace.
We honor lineages, incorporating yogic and spiritual principles. We welcome EVERYONE in an inviting, non-judgmental, loving way. We wish to support new & practicing yogis.We promote community & connection.
Read more about our classes below. We offer all of these styles:
HATHA * VINYASA * KUNDALINI* YIN* PRENATAL* KIDS * MEDITATION * GENTLE * BEGINNERS
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HATHA Yoga encompasses many styles of yoga (Vinyasa is one of the sub-categories), but translates to physical yoga. We use pranayama (breathwork) & asana (physical poses) to bring balance and harmony to the mind, body, and spirit connection. We focus on alignment and holding the postures for several breaths. The student has the ability to choice the intensity of engagement thereby creating his/her own practice. A great foundation to learn the poses and their names. Excellent for beginners and for those that want to spend more time practicing alignment and technique. Provides a solid base and greater knowledge/ease for the vinyasa style classes.
In this physical style of yoga, breath is linked to movement. Students will flow through creative sequences guided by the teacher. Breathwork is stressed to create a balance of effort and ease. Sun salutations are typically a major component, as well as standing series, balance poses, and floor work. This mixed level class will provide options/ modifications and will leave you feeling more expansive, stronger, and more centered. Great for all levels, but a Beginner Series prior to taking is recommended.
Yin Yoga + Reiki energy healing=Yin*ki
Long, slow, passive holds (3-5mins each pose). Most poses on the mat (seated, reclined, on belly). Long holds focus on the release of fascia and connective tissue. Reiki energy healing is offered throughout to enhance the deep relaxation and release and enter a deeper state of meditation. A wonderful compliment to your yang/ active practices.
A great way to transition your weekend into a new week and set yourself up with the clarity, space, and peace of mind that we require.
Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported poses. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to a physical yoga practice.
Kundalini, the yoga of AWARENESS, incorporates repeated movements or exercises, dynamic breathing techniques, chanting, meditation and mantras. Each specific kundalini exercise, referred to as a kriya, is a movement that is often repeated and is synchronized with the breath. The practice is designed to awaken the energy at the base of the spine in order to draw it upward through each of the seven chakras.Brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan, this form of yoga looks and feels quite different than any other, due to its focus on repetitive, enhanced breathing and the movement of energy through the body.
Buti is all about moving to the beat, so the songs are all about the beat, too.
You will find a nice mix of tribal dance with hip-hop flair, woven throughout upbeat songs that keep the practice going strong from start to finish.
What to bring:
water, comfortable clothes, and a Beginner’s mind!
Prepare for your child’s arrival with learning of breathwork, postures, and tapping into a meditative state to prepare you for this most beautiful experience.
Participants will enjoy a sacred environment of community learning for this series, with each class focusing on a theme and aspect of the prenatal and birthing experience. You may be given intra-class assignments to help with your pregnancy experience and preparation for labor and delivery.
Meet Our Team
Founder, Lead Teacher | Holistic Recovery CoachI am an ERYT 200 teacher having received my Hatha teacher training from Asheville Yoga Center (Asheville, NC) and my Kundalini Yoga Teacher training from Lighthouse Yoga (Washington, D.C.) I am certified as a Y12SR (yoga for addiction recovery) leader, and a Reiki Level 2 attuned practitioner. I believe in the healing power of a yogic path!
I practice what I teach -the styes of Vinyasa flow (a flowing sequence of linked postures- breath is linked to movement), Kundalini (the yoga of awareness), and Yin Yoga (long passive holds).
My teaching style is very easy-going and playful and I provide A LOT of explanation. I love welcoming those new to the yoga practice because I know that there are many pretenses out there about what yoga is and is not. I aim to dispel those and to meet you where you are on your yogic journey. Every class weaves yoga philosophy and spiritual principles as well as a strong focus on meditation and breath-work.
In addition to my role as yoga teacher, I am a certified holistic life and recovery coach. More about this on my website www.clearspherecoaching.com
Ara took her first yoga class in Coconut Grove, FL in 1971, at an alternative school she attended. She was 13. She has practiced in some form or another, since then. This same school is where is fell in love with cooking “hippie food”.
Fast forward into adulthood, Ara was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2001, and returned in earnest to her home practice as a means of relief from chronic pain. Along with some other significant changes in diet and lifestyle, Ara’s been symptom free for over 5 years.
Ara’s certification is in Anusara Yoga, from the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. She especially appreciates working with others who may be experiencing chronic pain issues in a 1:1 setting.
She also has certification as a Holy Fire III Reiki Master, a BSW (Social Work) from Cornell University and spent her career working with recovering addicts, persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. She worked as a chef for many years, running a catering company out her home.
I’m Samantha, but everyone knows me as Sam. Interestingly enough, I was pretty resistant to yoga until about 6 years ago – mostly because I felt intimidated by the other students in class who I believed were much better than I was; students who had perfect bodies and flawless postures and could do every advanced modification out there. Eventually, though, I realized that yoga is not about how many crazy arm-balances you can do or how flexible you are! Yoga means learning about yourself and what you need or enjoy from each practice, and I try to emphasize that in every class I teach. Remembering the intimidation I used to feel, I always encourage you to do what you need to in order to personalize your practice and feel perfectly at home on your mat (and with yourself). That includes taking plenty of time to focus on your breath if you need it – I was trained in the Kripalu style of yoga, so breath and breathing exercises are a central part of my classes. I also appreciate the value of laughter, so don’t be surprised at the number of bad jokes I make while I teach. I look forward to having you in class! Namaste.
Holistic Doula | Yoga TeacherI am 200 RYT certified by Kula Kamala Foundation, Reading PA. I teach a style of yoga, called kula-kamala-yoga, which is centered in awakening the heart chakra, is spiritually uplifting, therapeutically oriented and has a strong focus on alignment of body, mind and spirit. My classes are fun, focus on alignment, balance, movement/breath connection, and meditation. My background in psychology lead to me to yoga as I sought out a method to help others in a way that truly works. I look forward to welcoming those new to yoga because I see the transformative nature of yoga and its power to heal physically, mentally and emotionally. Yoga is the essential part of my life that makes everything else more enjoyable. My philosophy is to live a life of service filled with love, compassion, movement and adventure. Currently, I am expanding my services as a holistic doula. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, freshwater swimming, mountain peaks and campfires. Please join me in the woods! I guide gentle, beginner, yin/yang, and yin classes. I am also available for private sessions. I am grateful to my teachers Sudha Allitt and Annelise Latini, their teachers and my future teachers.
Stephanie began practicing yoga in 2015. She originally came to yoga for its amazing health benefits and to gain more flexibility . She quickly discovered that yoga is so much more than touching your toes or standing on your head. Quickly after her first class she began to embark on a spiritual journey of self discovery and self love. Yoga has expanded her mind, body, and soul connection more than she ever thought possible. Stephanie finished her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Dear in June of 2018. In her classes she likes to focus on the mind-body connection and the breathe. She encourages lots of smiling, laughter, and playfulness in class. Stephanie looks forward to sharing her time and energy with you and can’t wait to see you on the mat!
I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Trudy’s Barefoot Yoga Studio in my senior year of high school. At the time, it was my backup plan for not wanting to pursue a college career. Two years later, I am a nursing student while also putting my yoga certification to use. My love of yoga was influenced at a young age by my mom, who was also a yoga instructor and by the physical/psychological benefits of the practice. My style is laid back, with a focus on strength building and maintaining breathwork. Students can expect a playful practice with poses ranging from arm balances and inversions to modifications. I believe it is important for students to make the class as intense or laid back as they need.
Ashley English Tobin
Hi, I’m Ashley English Tobin, and I like to bring joyful energy, a positive spirit, and lots of encouragement to my practice as a yogi and fitness coach. I teach at Clear Sphere Yoga Studio in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Hatha Yoga at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Gentle Yoga and Power Yoga at the Williamsport YMCA, and I appear regularly as a guest instructor for studios, fitness centers, festivals, and corporate offices around the region. I also teach workshops, private sessions and small-group yoga courses, at The Triad Center in Muncy, Pennsylvania. I always enjoy connecting with students, and I strive to understand individual needs as best as possible. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance, and a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher with Little Buddahs Academy of Yoga and Mindfulness. When I’m not practicing yoga, I enjoy a very busy career as a professional classical musician, performing on the viola for the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and a variety of other ensembles around our region. I am also a Suzuki Violin/Viola teacher at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In my spare time I love dancing!
Yoga Therapy Teacher
I am a 200 RYT certified by Yoga Farm, Lansing NY. I teach a slower flow Vinyasa style class, that I hope is accessible to all levels of students. It is my belief that to be “good at yoga”, you just have to show up. For me, yoga has been healing; physically, emotionally, and mentally; and the medicine works! The practice has brought me to a path in my life, for which I am eternally grateful, and I hope to share these practices with my students, so that they can take their yoga off of the mat, and into their every day lives. My background as an educator lead me to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, and it is my hope that I can continue to share it with adults and children, to cultivate a more easeful way of navigating the world. My belief is that suffering is absolutely optional. I am grateful for my amazing instructors at Clear Sphere Yoga, whose encouragement and teachings resonated with me in a way, that led me to this path.
Integrative Nutrition Coach
I am a RYT 500 hr. , offering The Integrated Amrit Method ( IAM )of Yoga and Yoga Nidra, developed by Yogi Amrit Desai ( Gurudev Shri Amritji) who is also the founder of Kripalu Yoga and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I also credit the influence of Angela Farmer and Sarah Powers in my work. In addition, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, with 20 years experience.
When I first met Gurudev in 2010 I had been a seeker of Truth for many many years. He invited me to come to his ashram in Florida, saying “ they call it Yoga teacher training, but it’s really radical transformation.” I was hooked. I completed the 200 hr. teacher training that year, became certified in Amrit Yoga Nidra , received Shaktipat initiation and received my Sanskrit name, Kala, in 2011. I completed advanced level training in both Yoga Nidra and IAM yoga in 2014.
My search for Truth led me to this Lineage and an approach to yoga practice which combines the strengths of Hatha yoga ( physical )and Raja (meditative) yoga into one system , encompassing all 8 limbs of yoga from the very first class. The tools of inward focus, meditative awareness, and witness consciousness, offer an opportunity for the student to experience a harmonious co-creative friendship with oneself, as the practice cultivates an attunement with the natural intelligence of Prana ( the life force ) to break reactive physical, mental, and emotional patterns resulting in inner stillness , clarity and peace.
IAM yoga has been a mostly daily practice for me for almost 10 years. Gurudev was right….truly transformative! I am grateful for all I have received and I look forward to sharing it. Meet me on the mat.
Lue Ann Clark
In 2001, I suffered a pelvic injury that created a large physical imbalance in my body, and after months of physical therapy and trying every exercise I could think of, I was still injured and weak. I saw an advert for beginner yoga at a local studio and decided to give it a try. At the time, I had a very uninformed opinion of yoga and anyone who practiced it (they were all vegans who didn’t work or bathe, and sat around smoking dope and saying “om”). I was so wrong….
I met this petite blonde teacher, who seemed to have the ability to move her body in any direction she wanted without any trouble at all. At the time, I had difficulty climbing stairs, so I was understandably impressed. After that first class, I just kept going back. Very quickly, I was attending 3 or 4 classes/week – granted, some classes I had to stop and wait for the muscles spasms to pass and sometimes I just had to stop altogether – but I kept trying. Within a year, I was volunteer teaching at her studio and practicing several times per week in addition to the classes I taught. It took months (okay, years) to improve my balance, strength and flexibility, but I enjoyed the practice and it was definitely worth the effort. I am now stronger and more flexible than I was 30 years ago – which is awesome!
I had practiced Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga regularly and volunteer taught yoga for over 14 years when I finally completed a teacher training and became a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. I have continued to teach and practice yoga in local studios and privately since that time, resulting in over 18 years of experience as a yoga practitioner and teacher of body movement. I have completed several teacher trainings in various types of yoga, and discovered an affinity for both Restorative and Yin Yoga styles – which I continue to study with as many teachers as I can. Three years ago, I completed a very special series of training workshops to become a Certified Thai Bodyworker (described as lazy man’s yoga combined with acupressure) – which is complemented perfectly by both Restorative and Yin Yoga. But I take many kinds of training, because you can always learn more.
More than 2 years ago, I took my first Pole Fitness class (nope, I’m not very good at it!) and I discovered that I could improve my strength significantly. I continue practicing pole fitness 2 – 4 times per week and the flexibility of my yoga body allows me to master difficult moves while improving my muscular strength. Plus, it’s a fun way to be fit!
As of this writing, I continue to teach Hatha/Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Fitness classes at various local studios. I also offer Restorative Yoga and Thai Bodywork in a private setting. And I will continue to offer these classes while I continue to enjoy the bodywork practices – which I hope lasts forever!
Yoga is more than just the physical practice, and I recommend that everyone travel its path. But I respect that the journey of yoga is a personal journey – we get to our milestones when we are ready. Keep practicing, Keep learning!
What People Are Saying
“I have always admired those who are able to be mindful and find inner peace through different modes of meditation and yoga. As a new Yogi I was very intimidated when I thought about joining a yoga studio. My mind was flooded with thoughts of “I don’t think I can keep up” and/or “my mind is always racing, how can I quiet my mind and reap the wonderful benefits of yoga.” My first experience was with Annelise and she was simply wonderful. The way she breaks down the poses and explains the energy that we need to allow in/out of our bodies in her beginner series, has set a foundation that I feel confident in. I have just finished my third class and I am already feeling myself become more mindful and aware of my surrounds — which is a beautiful feeling!! My body is more awake and I am so very excited! I would urge ANYONE to take a class at Clear Sphere. Whether you are a beginner like me or more advanced, Clear Sphere Yoga and all the instructors are phenomenal.“Kaitlyn Weaver
“My experience was fantastic! I’m a complete beginner and I appreciated the gentleness, trust and encouragement to listen to our own bodies that our (amazing!) instructor gave us throughout the whole class. I finished feeling connected, relaxed and eager to come back asap! Beautiful and calming space as well.“Veruschka Stevens
“As a teacher myself, I’m never critical…ok, I try not to be. Ideally, I’m lulled into a state of pure awareness by the breath, the movement, the transitions, the theme or message and the rhythm of the teacher’s delivery….which is EXACTLY what I experienced with Annelise. She’s an exceptional individual with experience of having gone there and lived to tell the story; unfurling her wisdom seemingly without pretense or premeditation, it just seems to flow.“Cy Cascade