428 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd, Akron, Ohio 44319
Alma graduated from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Teacher Training with her RYT 200 hours and 50 hours of Pranayama Yoga. She has studied Iyengar Yoga with Bryan Legere, Asana Yoga with Rodney Yee and Chair Yoga with Peggy Cappy.
Alma has been studying and practicing yoga for over 40 years and has attended many classes and workshops over those years.
Alma brings an abundance of knowledge and she has a passion for sharing with others. Alma also teaches in her own personal home studio.
Jennifer started teaching aerobics at Elaine Powers right after graduating high school. She attended Bowling Green State University studying sports medicine and teaching fitness classes at the University Recreation Center. In 1988 she attended Joe Weider Pro Muscle Bodybuilding & Fitness Camp where she completed a course in bodybuilding, weightlifting, fitness & nutrition. Knowing she wanted to continue in the fitness path, she got her aerobic certification in 1990 with Exer-Safety Association (ESA). Continuing her education, she got her ESA certification in personal training and step aerobics in 1994. She is also certified with Bfit University for Yoga, Aerobics and Step Aerobics. Jen graduated from the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training with her RYT 200 in 2006 and her E-RYT 200 and RYT 300 in 2019. She has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching fitness for over 38 years.
Jennifer Klinect, RYT 500
Colleen received her yoga teacher training in Asheville, NC at the Asheville Yoga Center under the direction of Stephanie Keach. She is a RYT 200 hour instructor trained in all types and levels of yoga from chair to Bikram (hot yoga). She enjoys introducing people to the basics and benefits of yoga and the need for a consistent practice. She has been practicing yoga since 2001. She enjoys the benefits of a Yin yoga practice along with the traditional Hatha yoga.
She is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Psychology. Enjoys golfing and mountain biking.
She believes if you lengthen your spine, you will lengthen your life.
Ashley Rosen: Because of yoga, I have learned that happiness comes from within; practicing yoga creates a mind-body connection, fostering growth through self-love, acceptance, discipline, and ultimately, happiness. My practice started in 2006, and since then, it has blossomed into an integral healing force that refreshes and empowers me each time I step onto the oasis known as my mat. After graduating from The Yoga Place, I am grateful to share my passion and knowledge with others. In my classes, yogis are encouraged to take time to learn what they are capable of and to do what feels good, both physically and mentally.
When I’m not teaching or practicing yoga, I can be found traveling with my husband, playing in my garden, exploring waterways on my paddleboard, cycling and hiking local landscapes, wakeboarding and snowboarding (weather permitting!), nestled up with a book or my journal, or tinkering around with any kind of DIY-repurposing project. I am also a Kent State graduate, middle school English teacher, and private tutor.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Ghandi
Cortney Ellis, RYT 200
Cortney received her yoga teacher training in Akron, OH from Yoga Bliss. She trained with Tracy
Rhinehart, learning a variety of styles, focusing mainly on Baptiste Style Power. Cortney grew
up in the dance studio, which gives her a deeper understanding of how alignment can make the
difference in a pose. Her favorite style of yoga is hot power. “I have never felt as strong as I do
when I leave a hot power class. Something about the heat and focusing on your breath to guide
you through the sweat is the greatest feeling.” Cortney’s goal is to bring the same sense of
peace she found on her mat to her students by guiding them through poses and brining
attention to their breath. In my class, yogis are encouraged to find their edge, wherever it may
be for them that day. I want to guide you and help you grow, both on and off the mat. Yoga has
not only made me feel better physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. I believe yoga can
change your life, if you allow it.
Julie Norman, BS, E-RYT, ES, CHC
Julie delights in supporting others in their unique life journeys through the path of yoga, holistic wellness and equine assisted healing modalities. She’s a University of Akron alumni in nutrition/dietetics and a 2009 graduate of Bhumi's Yoga. Grounded in Kripalu Yoga, her teaching is also influenced by teachers Todd Norian (Anusara/Ashaya), Seane Corn, Ana Forest and MC Yogi who she’s practiced with in multiple workshops. Julie’s an active volunteer for Akron's Big Love Network, Safe Landing Youth Shelter and Hope Meadows Foundation for Equine Assisted Therapy, Growth and Learning. She enjoys writing and has two online yoga courses; Body Karma Healing (BKH), a signature yoga program that guides women to peace with their bodies and food and Goddess Wisdom for Self-Empowerment. She is also the author of two books; Poems From The Path of Peace, Volumes 1 & 2 born of her meditation practice, personal healing experiences and love of nature. Along with classes, Julie provides wellness coaching and consulting, private and group BKH PEACE Coaching, general 1:1 yoga sessions and dynamic workshops and retreats. In addition to yoga she loves mountain biking, hiking, kettlebells workouts, time at the barn with her horses and out on her lake with family and friends.