Yoga and Conditioning

Reach Climbing is more than just climbing walls and bouldering. We also offer yoga and conditioning. Yoga is a great way to relax your mind and body while also exercising and stretching your muscles. We offer different kinds of classes that range from certain kinds of yoga to straight conditioning classes to get the results you are looking for. Our instructors are highly qualified and very passionate about what they do making the classes both enjoyable and well worth your time.

Yoga and Conditioning Classes

Vinyasa is an energizing practice that incorporates fluid movements to promote strength, flexibility, and balance. Flow through sun salutations and dynamic sequences of poses as you link breath with movement. This class is open to all levels and abilities, as poses can be modified to accommodate both beginners and more advanced students.

A more vigorous style of yoga ideal for those looking for a workout! This class incorporates the principles of vinyasa, but with a more energetic and fast-paced flow. Appropriate for intermediate or athletic beginners.

One of the key components to training for climbing is developing a strong core. This quick but intense class will strengthen your body in a challenging and fun workout. Core strength can help prevent injury and make you a stronger climber.

Yoga and Fitness Instructors

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer is a 200 hr certified Yoga Instructor based in the Philadelphia Area. She took her first yoga class in 2012 and instantly fell in love. And with continued practice, she found that yoga was a great way to combat the body aches that came with working behind a desk. Throughout her journey, Jennifer has had the privilege of learning yoga from so many gifted teachers, helping to shape her into the teacher she is today. Besides yoga, Jenn’s other passion in life is theater. She can often be found in productions in and around Montgomery county.

Sheridan Earle

Yoga movement and philosophy has been a thread through much of Sheridan’s life. She began to more fully explore the physical, mental and energetic aspects of the practice in 2014 and within a few years, it was clear that she wanted to take her studies to the next level by working to bring yoga to others. In 2016, she began her teacher training and now holds her 500-hour RYT with the Yoga Alliance.

Sheridan enjoys sharing the fun and playful side of yoga with her students, adapting classes to fit a variety of bodies, abilities and energies. She believes that by keeping our expectations of practice loose and working joyfully with our bodies, it helps to settle the mind for calmer reflection after the movement practice is complete. With that calm, joyful approach, she finds that students naturally progress in the areas that best serve them. Her favorite quote from Lao Tzu, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished,” reminds her to be open to how her practice and her students’ practices unfold in their own time.

Alison Babula

yoga instructor in upside down pose between arch with greenery

Alison is an occupational therapist specializing in the upper extremity and became a power flow yoga instructor to inform her practice as well as gain flexibility and a little more “zen” in this crazy world. She is a former high school and college cheerleader, a runner (5k, 10k, 1/2 marathons) and has completed 4 sprint triathlons. Alison came to love the intensity and fire that power yoga builds and finds these work outs just as impactful and beneficial for the other activities she enjoys. Alison loves the personal goals that yoga brings to her life and the mantra “It is yoga practice, not yoga perfect”.

Sara Friedman

Since Sara’s first yoga class in 2006, her life has never been the same. She incorporates practice into daily rituals especially when she is rock climbing. Her classes include a focused intention, physical asana (poses), and spiritual connection. Besides teaching yoga, she incorporates yoga into retreats through her business, FreedWoman Retreats, in which individuals are empowered through the outdoors, women’s circles, yoga, and meditation. When she is not climbing or teaching yoga, you can find her snowboarding, hiking, or camping. Sara graduated from a 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Nectar Yoga Studio.

Lucy Butler

Lucy studied Yoga for many years in New York City with her teacher, Rose, before her practice led her all over the world to study with master teachers. She is honored to share her knowledge with her students. Lucy teaches Hatha Yoga, where breath and body movement are one. The practice includes Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Meditation and Relaxation. In her classes, you can expect a fun exploration of creative body movement that leads into challenging Asana.

Lucy received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification at High Vibe Yoga in Ubud, Bali. Additionally, she completed her 32-hour Yin Yoga Training at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia.

Yoga + Fitness Calendar