Calen Otto is a 200hr Kunga Yoga Teacher who completed their teacher training at the Wilmington Yoga Center in 2015. During this intensive training, Calen learned how yoga is much more than the physical asanas – it is a complete balancing control of mind, body, breath, and consciousness.
Calen first started teaching classes in Wilmington at gyms, studios, and even offering senior yoga chair classes. Calen also often volunteers leading classes for guests visiting and supporting farm animal sanctuaries. Calen primarily teaches level 1- 2 vinyasa flow classes, and always encourages new yogis and beginners to join. It is never too early or too late to learn yoga!
Calen first got into yoga when having a hard time dealing with stress and anxiety while living in a new country in South America for a year. They started doing yoga videos online, following along with no experience, and eventually took that anxiety-taming practice to in-person classes to deepen their practice and learn more.
The benefits to yoga are endless, but the most common and easily identifiable ones are stress reduction, blood circulation, mental clarity, flexibility, and increased energy. Yoga is more than just stretching to zen music – it is a familiar place to go, that will be what you need, where you can tune your practice to how you are feeling and what you would like to tap into in the moment. Let’s practice together and build a stronger community!
Class Times and Rates
Updates due to Covid-19:
Most of our classes have moved outdoors to Canton Recreation Park, at 77 Penland Street, as weather permits. Calen is currently teaching hour long, gentle, slow-flow, beginner friendly, yoga for all skill levels, 1-2 Saturdays per month at 10:30am. Drop ins welcome, no scheduling is required. Check our website calendar and facebook for dates.
The going class rate is a sliding scale of $15.00 to $18.00 per attendee – you just pay what you can. Or you can purchase a 5 class package for $65 – (a savings of $10.00)
We also have a “Frequent Yogi” stamp card we will happily give you for free – wherein if you attend 9 classes and get your card stamped you get your 10th one free!
Calen can also be booked for private lessons and/or small group lessons and events. Typical rates are $30 per hour for private session.
For sanitation purposes, participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats. However, a clean yoga mat can be provided if you do not have one.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to class in order to get settled in.