Forrest Yoga (Heated)

This class is taught by:

Chinelo Ikejimba

Chinelo began her yoga journey in 2011 to balance her rigorous training in dance. When she felt mind and body connection in yoga, there was no going back. Chinelo received her RYT200 Yoga Alliance certification through Awakened Yoga Studio’s Spring 2015 Teacher Training. Her favorite yoga style is vinyasa with yin and Forrest tied as runners-up. Ever since she cultivated a dedicated yoga practice, she’s become more mindful, centered, and adventurous. She loves guiding students to become more rooted in themselves while having a laugh. When she’s not teaching, you can find her cracking jokes at the front desk, learning new Afro-pop dance moves, or swimming in Spirit’s pool.

Grace Kubecka

Grace teaches a lively, sweaty, and FUN class emphasizing living your life fully and not taking yourself too seriously. Her classes will challenge you and yet release stuff inside... you'll see that yoga goes beyond the poses - there's more - the stuff underneath - that's where the real yoga is.
Grace's yoga journey began in 2000 by attending a yoga class on a whim thinking it would be a boring hour of breathing and stretching. Instead she found herself challenged - body, mind and soul. Instantly addicted, she has been practicing ever since. In 2006, Grace started teaching and spreading the yoga joy! Grace spent her childhood in Houston and has been living in Sugar Land since 2004. She is a wife to a super-tolerant husband and a mother to two energetic boys. Her original career path was climbing the corporate ladder in the field of human resources for over 15 years, and after having two of the cutest boys you'll ever meet, Grace decided to take her passion to the next level and opened Awakened Yoga Studio in Sugar Land in early 2010. It's been a passionate whirlwind ever since!
Grace has completed trainings with a variety of teachers including Baron Baptiste and Ana Forest. Her primary style of teaching is power vinyasa flow but she's been known to teach anything from restorative to Ashtanga! She has also been leading teacher trainings since 2011.
"Believe in something big. Your life is worth a noble motive." - Walter Anderson
This class uses intense pose sequences to develop skills in awakening each of the senses. It teaches you to bring aliveness, using breath, into every cell of your body, igniting your passion for life. You will sweat, gain strength, release tension, and breathe much easier. You can expect deep pranayama, intense standing poses, backbends, core strengthening work and deep stretching. Appropriate for all levels, including ambitious beginners. Class is heated to 85-90 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 02 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Mon Oct 09 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Oct 16 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Oct 23 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Oct 30 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Nov 06 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Nov 13 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Nov 20 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Nov 27 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Mon Dec 04 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Grace Kubecka