KRISTINA SCHURR | FOUNDER
After a twenty plus year career spent in the field of corporate wellness, from coaching to developing and managing company-wide programs primarily designed to deal with the every day topics of stress and chronic pain, I found myself at a place in my life when it became clear I could no longer put off dealing with my own. It was only then, in that distinctly empty and terrifying moment, that I finally slowed down just enough to get that what I was missing was simply EVERYTHING. That someone, something in my life that I’d always thought needed to change, was in fact, me. No longer could it wait until tomorrow, the next day or next year, it needed to be right now. Given my field of expertise, it was hardly a proud moment much less a joyful revelation. In fact, I pretty much totally hated it. Until I realized for the first time, in a long time, I could breathe.
Eventually, it led me back home to Berks County, and to a concept that was routinely, often painfully, reinforced throughout my career in corporate wellness. As heavily invested as much of the world is in the preferred methodology and science of western medicine, it does not, in fact, provide any real solution or relief for way too many people. It was from this point that Double Sunrise began to take root, eventually becoming what we are today, and continues to evolve, as we thoughtfully explore our collective perception of wellness and healing.
Walk in, and you will instantly recognize the look and feel of a traditional yoga studio. Stay, and I believe you will discover so much more. Whether it’s a safe place to explore something new, reconnect with your body and your practice, or simply present yourself the time and space to breathe, there’s magic that happens here. And the only requirement is that you show up. Because you matter.
on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45am for Allowing It to Be Easy
Ally is a certified Reiki Master, certified Yoga Teacher, Thai Bodywork Therapist, and Ordained Minister of the Order of Melchizedek through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. She studied yoga at Kula Kamala Ashram. Through her years of study, she learned to hone her intuitive nature and use it to help heal those around her. Her philosophy and mission for providing healing, loving energy to all, guides her healing sessions and classes. With the goal of empowering one's self to gain greater intuitive strength, Ally guides and educates to enlighten everyone to their highest and best good.
for Restore & Thai on Sunday from 11:30am to 1:00pm monthly
and for Mornings to Restore on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45am weekly
YURIKO BEAMAN | RYT 200
Yuriko has found that her practice provides her the opportunity to shift her mindset and to focus on the opportunities available in each moment. She loves sharing her transformative and supportive practice with others. This love began in college, when she attended her first class. She found herself coming back to her practice in 2010, where she learned how it could help support her through major life and career changes. In 2017 she graduated from the Shri Yoga 200 Hour Teaching Program led by Pam Guido.
In addition to teaching yoga, she holds a M.S. in Clinical Psychology and is a KonMari™ certified professional home organizer. Both yoga and KonMari™ have helped her to accept who she is in this moment and to express gratitude for the people and things in her life. Yoga provides her with an opportunity to steady her mind, as well as bring her thoughts and intentions into alignment.
on Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for Flow With Intention again in August
Tori established her yoga practice in college as a way to connect with her body. " I've always felt I can be the most raw version of 'me', when rolling out my yoga mat, each time being a new opportunity to challenge myself both mentally and physically." After growing and exploring her personal yoga practice, Tori was fortunate enough to complete the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Palosanto Yoga and Wellness on Passyunk Ave in 2019, specifically centered in the Bhakti yoga tradition - yoga as devotion, as love, as service. That opportunity has allowed her to authentically share her love and passion for cultivating a personal practice with others - being a witness to the transformation that's possible for someone when they take the time to tune out the external distractions and truly tune in to their own unique wants and needs.
With influences from many knowledgeable Philadelphia teachers, Tori's teaching style focuses on breath, alignment and core strength, while learning to move your body in a way that feels organic to you. Through teaching, she wants to encourage others to be kind and curious, to take 'time-outs' from the world and surrender to what's possible within ourselves first; to enjoy the yoga practice as they come back to it each time. Tori believes yoga has a profound way of creating space for transformation within oneself, and aims to aid in that experience by creating a warm, welcoming space for all.
for Tuesday with Tori from 5:30 to 6:45pm
& Unwinding Flow on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:15pm
Muldoon, a mother, massage therapist and certified Innate Postpartum Care Provider. She is passionate about cultivating community and sharing resources about postpartum care in the hopes that we can collectively remember how to care for each other and tend to Life in a deep & meaningful way.
join Shannon for INNATE Postpartum Care
in April, May & June on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00pm
Diane has been involved in fitness for over 25 years and is certified by the Athletics and Fitness
Association of America (AFAA). In addition to yoga, her repertoire includes Step, Indoor Cycling, Cardio & Tone, Tabata, TRX, and Circuit classes in Lehigh and Berks Counties. She has also worked with senior citizens in a class she developed for Parkland School District called Forever Fit and recently completed a course for the active aging population entitled, I am Ageless Now. Diane has designed and implemented fitness programs for elementary and at- risk middle school students. In addition, she has coached Girls on Track and has competed in several sprint Triathlons.
Diane’s yoga classes are a fusion-style; incorporating Hatha principals and blending balance, strength and flexibility. She believes that yoga is for everyone and that having choices leads to success. The classes are appropriate for all levels from beginners to advanced participants starting with her signature peppermint/eucalyptus aromatherapy and ending with guided meditation. When she’s not leading a class, Diane can be found skiing, biking, swimming, hiking or playing pickleball.
Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:00am for Time on Your Mat
& Thursday for Find the Balance 9:30 to 10:30am
Aase (pronounced “ACE-uh”) is excited to return to teaching after a 2+ year pandemic hiatus. In that time, she finished her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, started working in pelvic floor PT, grew and birthed a beautiful son, and moved back to the Reading area with her partner and their dog. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Power Yoga Works in Malvern, PA in 2014, though she started her yoga journey as a kid with an old Baron Baptiste VHS tape in the living room.
for Sweaty Betty Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:45am
Jen, RN, RYT, RPYT, Reiki II channel, of Embodied. Angelik Attunement has been delving in the healing arts for well over a decade. In both the nursing and yoga fields for over 10 years, she is versed on both sides of the proverbial caring coin. Exposed to gong immersion in her mid-twenties, her sensitive consciousness was pulled wide open in a way that she could never turn back from the power of sound. Since that time, she has accrued a wide array of special instruments. Western Nursing just didn’t cut it for her anymore in its excision and lack of acknowledgment of and tending to the Spirit, Heart, Mind and Emotions at large. Bedside nursing for thousands did afford her the opportunity to grow and attune to the needs of a variety of walks of life, individually and collectively. So Jen took that when she walked and Embodied. Angelik Attunement was born: a warm, safe space to harmonize (attunement) your Heaven (angelik) and Earth (embodied) with sound immersion, gentle yin yoga, perinatal support and Reiki. Each offering is intuitively led from a heart-centered mission of providing much needed spiritual, emotional, mental and physical rest and replenishment to the public. When not in service, Jen enjoys being in the woods, water submersion, wanderlust and writing in reflection.
for Yin Yoga + Sound Immersion with Gongbath Savansana
on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Rachael Pletz LMT Is a Berks county local who has been studying human science and practicing massage since 2013. Rachael studied at The New York College of Health In NYC before returning to PA In 2019. She has been teaching massage and human sciences at the European Medical School of Massage In Reading, PA. She is incredibly passionate about the art of touch and even more so about helping others and her students on their journey to becoming therapists.
to reserve your space:
Sarena started her journey with movement at the age of 8, when she landed in a dance studio in Reading, Pennsylvania. She quickly fell in love, and decided to pursue dance as a career. This led her to Temple University where she received her BFA in Dance. After college it was effortless for her to slip into a daily yoga practice which took her to Dana Hot Yoga to get her 200 hr teaching certification. She loved the way that mind and body could coalesce through joining breath to movement.
Yoga hooked her and she went on to receive two further 70 hour trainings with Shiva Rea and Alex Auder.
She began teaching in many different studios, corporate centers, and at Imhotep Charter School while she was based in Philadelphia. Most recently she journeyed to California to gain an Expressive Arts Therapy Certification at Tamalpa. Sarena believes the body is a map of the mind, and that every heartache, joy, desire, and stillness we have ever experienced is stored in the fabric of our skin. She loves to share her passion for movement, and its capacity to unpack the stories that are heavy in our lives.
for Between Grace on Friday from 9:30-10:45am