Amy began practicing yoga in 2001 never expecting where the journey would take her. With prompting from several of her yoga teachers, Amy began a series of teacher trainings with YogaFit and a 200hr training with Yoga Medics. After relocating to the area from Ann Arbor, Amy completed another 200 teacher training with House of Shanti led by Pam Udell and Lourdes Paredes. These programs enhanced and brought a deeper dimension to her own physical practice. Amy enjoys sharing her love of yoga with her students offering inspiration and safe, challenging sequencing .
Jessica's classes concentrate on linking the movement of the physical practice with the energy of the breath. She believes students benefit the most when the right balance between challenge/intensity and relaxation/release is achieved and supported by great music to set the tone accordingly. Her goal is to give students an experience where they can be transported from the craziness of their daily lives into a grounded, calm space that allows them to deeply focus on their body and breath for the duration of the class. In keeping concentrated awareness of body alignment and breath control, her hope is for students to become more present and in tune with themselves, ultimately cultivating a lasting state of mindfulness and peace.
To Linda, teaching yoga is a privilege; an opportunity to help others become their best selves, on and off the mat. A chance to provide others with a brief retreat and a renewal of spirit.
As a former Physical Therapist, Linda utilizes her knowledge of the physical body to bring awareness to alignment as well as the grace and strength of the asanas, and the importance of the breath with the goal of quieting the mind.
Linda enjoys teaching students of all levels. She views it as an honor to bring the joy of yoga to beginning yogis as well as to help advanced practitioners further refine their practices. Teenage girls are another of Linda’s passions! With four teenage girls of her own, she has first-hand knowledge of many of the issues and challenges facing our girls today, and the benefits that yoga can bring to their lives.
Linda aspires to teach a strong, fun, joyful class that will be meaningful for her students, leaving them feeling centered, energized and at peace.
Mia came to her mat looking to increase flexibility after years of running and competing in triathlons. and soon realized the added benefits of a daily practice. She found peace of mind, calm ways to deal with stress, and a place to explore being fully present. Mia was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 21 and her yoga and meditation practice has helped ease the difficulties of living with RA and gives her compassion for others living with limitations.
While her athletic background might be helpful to you if those are also your interests, she enjoys teaching to individuals who are new to yoga and physical exercise, as well. Mia received her L1 and L2 certification through Yogaview. Her classes are straightforward, alignment based and not to serious.