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.
Alma Franks, RYT 200
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 28 years and teaching fitness for 40 years.
Jennifer Klinect, RYT 500
Colleen Hohl RYT 200
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.
Melissa Tompkins RYT 200
Maria Licht B.A. Exercise Science
Angela received her yoga teacher training (RYT 200) from The Abbey under the direction of Caroline Williams in 2021. She is trained primarily in Vinyasa yoga, but has experience in hot yoga, yin and chair yoga. Angela graduated with a BS from Allegheny College and a Doctor of Medicine from Temple University. She is a practicing anesthesiologist with a pediatric specialty. She is passionate about the benefits of yoga as it pertains to the mind, body and spirit. Ultimately her goal is to bring those benefits to all types of people, including those who may not traditionally have access to a yoga class. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling.
Angela Lukow RYT 200
Maria received her B.A. in Exercise Science & Psychology from Cleveland State University in 1990. Her fitness career began in 1986 as an aerobics and fitness instructor, and she worked in private clubs and corporate fitness facilities through 2009. she continued part time work as a private personal trainer through 2017. She is a Reiki Master and seven-year yoga practitioner. She is especially passionate about the benefits of yoga for athletes, seniors and mental health.
Melissa’s interest in Yoga and Meditation began as an avenue towards healing from traumatic experiences in her life. After attaining her 200-hour certification under the direction of Amanda Fulmer at Yoga Strong and spending years in practice as well as over 2,000 hours of teaching, she discovered that acceptance of oneself and one's true nature was required of her to understand and acquire liberation from the illusions of the mind. Melissa loves to share what she has learned on her journey, with a special focus on creating a calm, welcoming atmosphere in her classes. Over the years she has taught yoga to youth competitive dance teams at Briana's Elite Dance Institute, to the faculty, staff and students at Walsh University, for high school students at Green High School, and to youth camps through the City of Green. She has shared yoga with adults with developmental delays at Echoing U and worked with those in addiction recovery through Arc Recovery Services and Drop the Rock. She opened her own studio in 2018, and enjoys teaching there and at her home studio, the Lil Yoga Shop. Melissa loves to continue learning, and most of all forming new connections with those she meets through sharing Yoga.