Gretchen Schock discovered yoga in 1999 while living in New York City. The hustle and bustle in the crowded city that never sleeps led Gretchen into a yoga class with the promise of personal space the size of her yoga mat.
Gretchen is certified and trained in many styles of yoga by master teachers, Shana Meyerson, Seane Corn, Nikki Costello and Dana Trixie Flynn. She also holds a BA in Musical Theatre with a Dance minor from Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA).
Gretchen believes in fostering a safe and nurturing environment for students of all levels to explore their yoga practice. Best known for her challenging adult vinyasa yoga classes and fun-filled children’s classes; students love that each week the yoga class is unique with a diverse sequencing of poses to keep every student’s interest regardless of ability.
When she isn’t on a yoga mat Gretchen can be found running after two energetic boys, one of her boys is on the Autism Spectrum. She writes about her parenting journey on her blog CocktailMom, along with recipes and craft ideas to inspire.
Gretchen empowers students through creative exploration of yoga to achieve balance and enhance their quality of life.
See for yourself, join her on the mat.