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.
Mary has practiced yoga for nearly 17 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 grandsons and family.
Favorite Pose: Urdhva dhanurasana
Favorite quote: Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
~ Salvador Dali
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 yoga for 25 years and teaching fitness for over 35 years.
“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.
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
Shannon Hockensmith is a Pilates and movement instructor based in Akron, OH. Well versed in the world of classical ballet and modern dance, Shannon learned at a young age the importance of maintaining an active body. Her love of anatomy and the interconnectedness of the human body and mind brought her to Pilates as a way to help people bring better balance and more effective movement to their lives. Shannon is passionately committed to helping every body achieve full potential through knowledge, body awareness and hard work.
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Molly is an Akron-native and started doing yoga while attending college at Kent State. A cheerleader and gymnast when she was young, she has always enjoyed aerobic exercise as a way to clear the mind and relieve stress, and yoga quickly became a passion. She is a strong believer in the power of mindfulness, and truly believes positive meditations and intentions can have a direct impact on your life and relationships. Molly has a Master's degree in Communication and outside of yoga, enjoys spending time with her family and working on renovating their home.
Kenzie is fresh out of YYT in India. She is super excited to start sharing and growing in her practice. She is a lover of vinyasa as well as yin and is a huge lover of acro yoga. Her focus lately has been on her practice and honing in on all the great benefits that a yoga lifestyle can bring
She has done a lot of traveling the last few years and has settled in to a yoga life here in akron. We wish her luck
Kim started her yoga journey in 2009 when she was looking for a way to improve her overall health. She knew that in order to continue to be good at her job as a 911 dispatcher, she needed to find a way to not only take care of her body, but also her mind.
Her yoga journey led her on the path to become a yoga teacher and she completed her 200 hour Hatha training in 2017 from Awaken Yoga in Mentor, and recently completed her 300 hour advanced training from Yoga 108, Akron.
Kim's classes move at a steady pace focusing on breath awareness. She leads a calm and safe practice that will leave you feeling safe and grounded.