My first experience with yoga was at the age of 16. I was in a production of ‘Cats’ at Near West Theatre and our dance teacher would teach yoga for our warm ups. After first experiencing the practice it was like opening a floodgate with me thirsty for more. I practiced Vinyasa at various locations throughout my high school career, went to Chicago for college which opened my practice to styles like Ashtanga, Yin, Hot Power and Restorative. Somewhere during my backpacking trip through Indonesia while practicing I realized I had a calling to become an instructor.
November 2015 I completed my first training 200hr YTT Ananda Bhakti at the Studio Cleveland learning from Denys Morgan and Julie Brown, one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Our program focused on Sivananda Yoga, a practice I knew nothing about but has adapted well to my body and translates into much of my teachings. I came out of the training ridding myself of bad habits with a better understanding of the Yogic path of life and realizing my true calling as a healer and yoga teacher. Since then I have dedicated my teaching self to help people from injury, restrictions or to advance to their next step. You are limitless and practicing yoga helps us reach our highest frequency. Practice and all is coming. Yoga Every Day. Do you and don't let the bastards get you down!
Nicole has been a massage practitioner for 16 years.
In the world of yoga, her passion is for all different styles to be used in combination with massage. This helps fulfill her passion of making people feel good inside and out.
She's completed a 200 hour teacher training and Unnata Aerial Yoga teacher training. She's most recently attended Buti Yoga trainging and is working toward that certification.
She loves yoga and really enjoys helping people with whatever she can. It has been said when you love what you do you can't call it work and that is definitely true in Nicoles case!
In 2009 Ashley was living the stressed out lifestyle of restaurant management. This high intensity work life called for some spiritual balance -and having always felt connected to the universal life force and eastern philosophy, Ashley decided to try yoga! On a whim! Never expecting it to become such an important aspect of her life. Patthabi Jois believed that to be a yogi in this life, one must have walked the yogic path in past lives, creating a never ending, soul searching desire for the yogic lifestyle in each and every incarnation. This is certainly the case for Ashley, whos life has never been the same since that first yoga class! After diving into the 8 limbed path, Ashley's life began to change all around her. Saying good bye to restaurant management, Ashley followed her healer's heart and chose a life of health and wellness. Now an Ashtanga yogi, Registered Nurse and wellness enthusiast- Ashley wants nothing more than to help others achieve optimal health and realize their true potential! Her ultimate goals include a master's degree in integrative health, and further blending her knowledge as a yogi and nurse! Ashley believes in yoga as a healing modality as well as a spiritual practice and physical exercise. Yoga has the power to make us strong on the inside and on the outside! "Practice and all is coming" ~ Sri K Patthabi Jois
Jill started practicing yoga with the suggestion of her doctor who she was seeing for anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. She had been suffering from anxiety since she was a teenager. She also was an athlete growing up; skating, gymnastics, and cheerleading. In her Junior year of high school she tore her ACL, PCL, and MCL while cheerleading…basically her leg wasn’t attached! She had complete knee reconstruction surgery in 1994 with a lot of rehab and physical therapy through the years. Jill signed up for her first yoga class in 2007 and was instantly hooked. The peace that she felt within her after that first practice was indescribable. It was healing. Since that day, she knew that this magnificent thing that she had discovered would be a part of her life forever. It was love at first savasana! Jill has been anxiety free since 2009 and has found full flexibility in her knee with no signs of arthritis thanks to her yoga practice!
Since yoga changed her life so much, She wanted to bring that experience into other people's lives as well. She wanted to do yoga everyday, with everyone, for the rest of her life. She enrolled in Joy & Service Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours in January of 2011 and became a Certified Yoga Teacher through Prana Yoga and Dance Studio and a Registered Yoga Teacher through The Yoga Alliance in November 2011. She is also a Certified Herbalist, certified through Parma Hospital Learning Center. Jill teaches Vinyasa style yoga in many forms; Chair Yoga, Beginners, Restorative, Meditation, Yin, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Hot Power, Children's Yoga, and Prenatal. She works passionately with children, pregnant and postnatal women, anxiety and depression sufferers, bariatric surgery patients, MS sufferers, amputees, athletes, eating disorder recovery patients, seniors, beginners and intermediates.
Jill also volunteers her time with non-profit organizations such as Fostering Hope's Hope in Balance Yoga Program for children in the foster care system, and is a Wish Granter for The Make-A-Wish Foundation, always living her yoga.
She loves her practice, loves how it makes her feel, the way it makes her feel about others, and how it continues to change her life every time she steps onto her mat
Jill’s classes are strengthening & creative, and relaxing & soul opening! You will be moving with purpose to the beat of passionately created playlists. She encourages her students to be themselves, to honor their bodies, to be vulnerable, to let go of ego, to let go of fear, to find their true selves, and most of all, to have FUN! Count on sweating, smiling, and maybe even singing when you attend one of her classes!
Samantha is a 225-hour registered Holy Yoga Instructor from Cleveland, OH. She began practicing yoga in 2010, and she completed her teacher training in June of 2018. Samantha is passionate about yoga because it connects our spiritual, emotional, and physical growth together, creating a wholistic approach to self-improvement and maturation. But also, it’s fun! It is her primary hope, as a teacher, to help her students find freedom, joy, and peace through their yoga practice.
Outside of yoga, she enjoys time with her husband, three children, and two cats. Samantha is an avid coffee drinker, and binges on true crime stories. She loves to write on her blog, read great books, put together all kinds of crafts, and volunteer at her church as a small group leader. She’s down to talk about anything and everything, from the trenches motherhood or Jesus to yoga, or from exchanging crazy cat lady stories or murder podcasts recommendations, to why leggings are life.
Ali has been practicing yoga since she was college. It wasn’t until after school that she started to really go deep into her practice. It was a conversation with her friend that lead her to taking a yoga teacher training. She believe she could definitely complete a YTT program and help others find peace in her practice just as she had done. She completed her 200 hour teacher training as well as her prenatal/ postnatal yoga certification at Awaken Yoga studio in Mentor, OH. She has been teaching for about 4 years and loves sharing a fun welcoming practice with all of her students. Yoga to Ali isn’t just about the asana (poses), it’s about bettering ourselves emotionally and spiritual as well!