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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 30 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.  

Reneé is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor with special training in yoga, weightlifting, cycling, and kickboxing. She has been teaching yoga in the Akron area since 2007 with a specialization in "Real Life Yoga" for every body as well as athletes. Reneé believes in total body health, inside and out, practicing a vegetarian
 diet with daily exercise and renewal.

In 2011 Reneé joined the Akron Women’s Rugby Team.
Her interests in sports and the outdoors knows no boundaries. 

Alma Franks
Renee` Whittenberger
Mary has practiced yoga for nearly 14 years, and has taught yoga since 2002.
Attending Teacher Training Workshops with Rodney Yee for the last 11 years, Manouso Manos for the last 3 years, and enjoying classes with Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste and Seane Corn. 
Brahmrishi Teacher Training with Margot Milcetich
Hobbies include :  Oil Painting, hiking, Kayaking, and enjoying time with my grandson and family.
Favorite Pose: Urdhva dhanurasana 
Favorite quote:   Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.  
                                  ~ Salvador Dali

Mary Lange
Megan has  an Associate’s Degree in Interpreting American Sign Language and a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification. One of her goals is to combine these interests, and hopes to teach visual classes in ASL in the future. Having found peace and inspiration through these arts over almost 5 years of study, she is excited & ready to share her passion and knowledge with the community.  
Jennifer started teaching aerobics at Elaine Powers right after graduating high school. She then 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 and has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 20 years.
Megan Butcher
Jennifer Klinect  Owner

Susan Darby, RYT 500
Danielle Weiss
“In my classes, I love sharing with my students the science of yoga and yoga as a healing art.”  

Learning yoga back in 1978, Suzy has been a Hatha yoga teacher since 2010. She teaches all levels of asana classes from intro to power. She also is trained to teach relaxation, pranayama and meditation techniques. Certified by Yoga Alliance registered schools including Himalayan Institute, The Yoga Place, Spiritual Life Society and White Crow Yoga, she has taught nearly 1,500 classes and individual lessons. To bring yoga to water for those with mobility issues, she also developed Aqua Yoga classes for Akron Area YMCAs.  

Erin Michel has been interested in the physical and spiritual teachings of yoga for many years but found a heighten appreciation when introduced to power yoga mixed with ashtanga poses. She believes that when you take your practice to the edge, you can not only transform your body but also your mind. Her classes cater to both beginners and more advanced students by allowing simple yet strong asanas to be taken to the next level. She often incorporates arm balances and inversions into each practice, allowing for one sweaty hour. One of the most important things yoga has taught her is to stay present. Along with yoga, her other passions include traveling and the outdoors.  

Erin Michel
Tracie is a Reiki Master and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-225). She is also a runner and triathlete and has found that yoga has improved her breathing, balance, core strength, among other things greatly improving her cycling and running. She has been practicing yoga since 2005 and completed her 225 hour certification at SpyngaFlows in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 2013. Tracie received her Reiki Master certification in 2012 from Peggy Koelliker of the Healing Connection in Avon Lake, Ohio. She is currently training for her 500 hour yoga certification under Tiffany Cruikshank focusing on Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.
Yoga has been a place for her to find healing, listen to her inner voice and let go of anything that holds her back. Tracie teaches Ashtanga, vinyasa, power, restorative, therapeutic, pre/postnatal and yin yoga classes.
Tracie believes that every BODY can do yoga and gain benefits from a regular practice and she strives to make it accessible to all people of different levels and abilities. She brings a caring and holistic approach to her clients. Each session is designed to fit the needs of her clients, helping them become more aware of their bodies and their inner self.
​Danielle was first drawn to yoga because of how closely it resembled so many aspects of her dance training, which she had previously studied for over 15 year. She took her first yoga class in 2009 purely for the physical aspects of the practice, the strength, movement, toning and flexibility. After sampling many different styles of yoga she fell in love with the Baptiste style of vinyasa. It wasn’t long after that first class that the mental and emotional aspects of yoga followed and stuck.
In 2013 she completed her 200-hour RYT at the Yoga Lounge and Barre in Hudson, Ohio under the amazing guidance of Michelle Barnette and Margot Milcetich. 
Following the dharma, Danielle lives a life compassion, hoping to spread light and love throughout the world through yoga.

Tracie Zamiska
Colleen Hohl
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. 

Angel Webster
​Angel started out practicing yoga over five years ago and as a result have grown physically, mentally and spiritually.  She obtained her RYT 200 hour teaching certification through Yoga Strong LLC, Yoga Alliance Certified, 95 hour Holy Yoga TT, and 50 hour Kids Holy Yoga TT. 
 She teaches a strong vinyasa flow that can be modified and taught for all levels of yoga.  Angel's teaching is a heat building yoga practice that will build strength an flexibility.  It will also provide stillness to your mind and awareness to a yogi's strongest tool - the breath.
LYS Team