The Yoga Connection is located within the massage therapy /wellness center of Be Well Now. The Yoga Connection is owned by Danette Watt and staffed by the following teachers.
Danette Watt, RYT, is a 2014 graduate of West-East Natural Healing Yoga School and a certified 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher. Danette is a Crossfitter, runner and overall health and fitness enthusiast who seeks to teach with strength and understanding. She strives to show her students the benefits of yoga for all groups of people – athletes looking for active recovery, seniors working to maintain their functional fitness and students who want a more challenging class. Danette is always reading and learning as much as she can about all aspects of yoga – the physical as well as the philosophical and spiritual. She is available for private lessons and corporate-sponsored classes.
Sasha Bassett, RYT, graduated from West-East Natural Healing Yoga School in November 2016. She currently teaches a monthly yin yoga.
Angie Becker, RYT, has a passion and commitment to yoga that is apparent the moment you enter her class. After practicing for 11 years she began YTT in February 2015. In November 2015, she graduated Yoga Alliance certified 200 hours through West-East Natural Healing Yoga School. As a lung cancer survivor, she became interested in the breath and body healing modalities of holistic yoga. Angie’s attention to form and breath in Hatha/Vinyasa style is intended to create space and healing. A place where you are motivated to achieve more than you thought possible. Through Karma Yoga, she teaches volunteer classes at The Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Alton after school. Her other fitness interests include water sports; swimming and skiing, kettlebell, hiking and boating. She plans to reach higher goals through continuing education, workshops and sharing with others all the benefits of Yoga. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”…Rumi
Andrea Chancey, RYT, graduated from West-East Yoga school Nov. 2018. She currently teaches Experienced Beginners, for those who have taken our Yoga Basics: Intro to Yoga class.
Nancy Culiberk, RYT, is also a graduate of West-East Yoga school. She currently teaches Thursday evenings.
Emma Franklin, RYT, graduated from West-East Yoga school Nov. 2018. She currently teaches Wednesday mornings and evenings.
After Gail Herzog, RYT, retired from a career of teaching a full range of Communication courses in higher education, she became hooked on yoga, appreciating the vastness of the practice and resonating deeply with its profound philosophical foundations, opening a doorway into another world through its movement, conscious breathing, and mindfulness.
She received the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Studio Gaia in 2016 and completed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program (created by Jon Kabat-Zinn) in 2013 from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Having experienced the healing power of yoga in her own life, Gail is very much motivated to explore with others some of the wondrous things that have been shared in the practice of yoga, knowing there are numerous reasons that drive a person to their mat, but the deeper gifts of yoga eventually reveal themselves. She believes that yoga is for everybody, and is especially interested in sharing Yoga Nidra (“Yogic Sleep”) a profoundly healing, delicious form of yoga requiring no physical movement, utilizing specialized relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, meditation, and guided imagery to relax consciously and deeply to reveal one’s True Self.