“During the class I found myself slowly coming in contact with myself and after the class I felt very empowered.” – Lenore Coons Dick
If you want to feel better, look better and live life to its fullest then there is no better time than today to get started on creating the mental and physical wellbeing you deserve and to start living the life you were meant to have.
Think about where you are today. If you change nothing, do you think you’ll be better off or worse off – 5 years from now? 10 years from now?
Experience You Can Count On To Guide You On Your Personal Journey
In my 20 plus years in the fitness industry I have learned that being an instructor is more than just telling the participants to “do what I do” or “do this move or this position.”
It’s more than just leading a class. It should be more than a children’s game of follow the leader.
It’s about teaching the student about why this move or position is important. How your body should feel when done correctly. Where your heart rate should be when performing the activity. Motivation, encouragement, inspiration and a personal connection are also important.
This is an advantage over a CD or online video. You can’t get the interaction from a video like you can with a real live person in the room with you. If fact, in a group setting there is an energy present that seems to make what you’re doing easier.
When you become a student of The Yoga Experience studio you will receive this level of teaching in every class. Whether it’s yoga, Barre, or cardio classes.
And if you think it will just be the same thing over and over again you can forget that. Each class builds on what you’ve learned. Always something new. I like to mix things up a lot. You can’t get that from a video!
If you are a new student in the class you don’t have to worry about being left behind. I will give instruction on what you should be doing. I do this in every class so beginning, intermediate and advanced students know what they should be doing.
The Environment Is Essential To Your Success
I have also learned that the environment is important to the teaching and learning process. That’s why I created a very private, comfortable and inviting studio. This is especially important for the yoga classes because it helps you relax, focus and eliminate stress.
In fact, the doors are locked at the beginning of every class so there are no interruptions. No one peering in the windows or wandering around watching. No clanking of weights or equipment. So I encourage you to arrive on time for class.
So, if you are ready to start your transformation experience, I would personally like to invite you to start today.
My Journey After A Near Death Experience
Hi, my name is Deb Clark. I opened this yoga studio here in Ankeny, Iowa because of my passion for fitness and teaching.
I’m a born and raised Iowa girl. I participated in high school track and basketball and competed at the Drake Relays and at Vets’ Auditorium. I attended DMACC and Iowa State University and met my future husband in an Iowa corn field while detasseling in the summers.
Then at age 24, on a wintery day 2 weeks before Christmas the unimaginable happened. My car slid onto Highway 69 where I was hit in the drivers’ door by a van. My back was broken, my pelvis crushed. My spleen was ruptured and my bladder burst. My arms and legs had been penetrated by parts from the door.
I spent two and a half months in traction and months of physical therapy. Then one day at therapy my doctor shows up and I asked him “when will I walk normal again.” He told me that I would “never walk without a cane” and the physical therapist said I needed to accept it. I walked out that day and didn’t return.
That day was the beginning of my journey to transform myself both mentally and physically.
8 long years later I got my first certification – the first of many – as an aerobics instructor and began to lead group workouts on weekends and sometimes after work.
I spent many years as a group instructor at a large fitness center. They were so supportive of my growing class size and letting me use my own style of teaching that didn’t quite fit under any certain type of Yoga.
I met the most wonderful people there that led me to believe that my style was unique and healing. I have great affection when I look back on my years spent teaching for them and with them.
I am thankful to have met so many wonderful people who have said I inspired them and they in turn have given inspiration to me. There are times when I stumble and fall, but I pick myself up and keep going.
The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With The First Step
We all know that life’s journey will ultimately end.
I suggested earlier that you think about where you are today. Because only you can decide the path to take. Do I wish to be sick and miserable for the rest of my life? Or do I wish to create the life I deserve to have.
Take the first step of your own transformation journey today and join me and many of your fellow Iowans from right here in Ankeny and the surrounding communities who are enjoying the many benefits of regular yoga and meditation practice.
“I am finally getting back to you with so many thanks for your wonderful class. Though using the barre was different (and fun), the rest of the class was so you! The 45 minutes went by much too quickly. Your studio is beautiful, so calming and pretty. I know opening it must have been a lifelong dream, and you have certainly done a remarkable job on it. But then, you are a remarkable person so I knew sight unseen that it would be lovely.
I also wanted you to know how much your instruction has meant to me. I still do a series I put together of the yoga poses you taught me. Before I went to that first class with you–it’s maybe ten years ago already–I hadn’t done any yoga except for a demonstration class that didn’t impress me. But your class blew me away–to see what yoga could be–energetic, dance-like (which I adore having been a dancer from the time I was 4 years old), and life-changing. I thank you so much for introducing me to that experience and for giving me the gift of yoga for my life. I’m sure I am saying these words for many others who have met you and had the privilege of being your student.
As I said, I do miss being able to go to your class and I wish you well in your new venture, and I will see you soon at Yoga in the Park. With fondest regards”–Nancy Blyler, Ames
“You probably don’t remember me as one of the hundreds or thousands you have taught in the past. I just saw a post on Facebook that said you were opening your own studio in Ankeny and I wanted to wish you the best of luck!!
You were an inspiration to me during that year and a half I took the yoga / pilates / step class to regain some fitness after my breast cancer treatments.
I will always think of you and your strength of body AND heart whenever I see a fitness class or video. I wish you great success with your new studio… I am certain it is going to be the best around!!” – Traci Brooks, Ames
“I absolutely love your classes. You make yoga so interesting and every class I come away learning something new.
I’ve noticed a change in my ability to cope with stress and maintain a positive outlook on life, not to mention the physical changes of flexibility and toning.
Your classes and the way you teach them, make a difference in my life! Thank you!!” – Chelsea McKinley, Ankeny
A single class Drop-in is $15 and a 10 class pass sells for $120, but to get you started I’ve created a New Customer Introductory Offer. For just $20 for 7 days – one week – of unlimited classes (that’s up to 20 classes) you’ll have the opportunity to experience all we have to offer here at The Yoga Experience studio. This gives you a chance to interact with the people and instructors to see if this is the right place for you.
Simply go to the New Member tab here on this website, scroll down the page to where it says 7 days for $20. Click and follow the instructions. Or if you would like to stop by the studio and do it in person you are welcome to do that.
“Just got done with the $20 unlimited trial week for first time members. From day one, Deb was more than inviting and it makes for an awesome experience. Deb knows everyone by name and makes you feel welcome each time you step foot in the door.
I tried a huge variety of classes from Piloxing and Barre to Power Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. All of them were great! If you’re a true beginner I think the Beginners class is a good introduction, but through all the classes Deb explains well what to do (or not do!) and gives options for easier/harder alternatives.” – Kirsten Charlotte Eberle
“I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVED your yoga classes…
Thank you again for such a great first experience to yoga!
I look forward to more classes in the near future!” – Joanne Gregory, Ankeny
And when you’re ready to include The Yoga Experience studio as part of your journey I’ve got plenty of price options for you. Whether you participate once a week, twice a week, three times a week or even every day.
Here’s What You Receive When You Join The Yoga Experience Studio Today
Just like my early days I still have a full time job so hours are limited to evenings and weekends.
Monday – Thursday 5pm to 8pm
Friday 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 8am to 11am
Sunday 10am to Noon
These hours are not set in stone so always check the schedule online.
What do you want to experience?
The Yoga Experience