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Domenique is a certified Yoga instructor who's teachings are rooted in the Vinyasa Yoga lineage. While completing her 200 hour training in Vinyasa through One Point One Yoga of Bloomfield, Domenique gained an understanding of cultivating a sustainable & purposeful Yoga practice to reconnect to one's self, by incorporating mindfulness practices of meditation and breath work along with the physical postures. The philosophy of Yoga, and the practice's ability to bring her back to center is what continues to inspire her today.
Domenique's classes offer students the opportunity to work through challenging shapes and transitions. She loves to share the physical practice to encourage others to be grateful for their bodies and all they're capable of, while reconnecting & quieting minds through mindfulness practices.
Marlene has embraced motion through many phases in her life. From teaching preschool movement and music, dancing, choreographer &
instructor of sacred dance at East Liberty Presbyterian Church to Irish Ceili dancing as well as ballroom dancing, swing and Latin. As the sun set on sacred dance Marlene’s desire to continue in the mind body spirit connection she embraced the invitation to receive her RYT 200 hour Yoga teacher certification in the Kripalu style of Yoga through Serenity Yoga in Pittsburgh. She teaches Yoga, pilates and meditation, specializing in yoga nidra meditation with intention inspired by and trained in the Amrit Method. (See link) www.amrityoga.org. Marlene furthered her study with renowned Yogi, Amrit Desai. She also received her certification in Children’s Yoga through Yogaverse. Her passion for wellness compels her to expand her training in other holistic practices.
Chad started practicing Yoga in 2019 and graduated from YogaBody college in 2021 as a gravity Yoga instructor. In addition to Gravity Yoga, Chad is certified in teaching yoga to children and Breathwork for all ages.
"I started my wellness journey to gather a community of like minded people that want the best for their body, mind and spirit. Wellness doesn’t have to fit into some box, or ideal image. You don’t need the most expensive yoga gear, outfit or meditation pillow. You can broaden your path to wellness, just as you are right now."
Through his teaching, Chad strives to aid students in becoming present in their body, and help give them hope for future goals. In his class, students will utilize targeted mobility training methods to help with stiff backs, locked up hips, and tight hamstrings.
Class is designed for all levels, beginners welcome.
Danielle began her Yoga journey in her teens practicing Yoga and Tai Chi at her family's farm. Her zest for learning has been satisfied through many life experiences, however, it is truly her three children that have taught her patience, humility, compassion, unconditional love and the importance of laughing every day! Danielle is a Yoga Alliance Certified instructor and has completed her 200 hours of teacher training. She invites you to advance a loving self-awareness of your body, mind, and breath through light-hearted yet intentional Yoga flows. Her classes will leave you feeling energized, strong and calm with a sense of peace as she guides you through physical postures taking moments to encourage you along your Yoga journey.
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
- E.E. Cummings.
Kelsie found Yoga in 2013 through the advice of a therapist to help her cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression. She quickly came to see the benefits both mentally and physically but also spiritually. Her practice with Yoga encouraged her to deepen her own spirituality and become more in tune with herself. After realizing what Yoga has done for her personally, she knew she wanted to share the gift of Yoga with others. Kelsie became a registered Yoga instructor in 2016 and has been teaching ever since. Additionally, she took a weekend intensive workshop in 2017 to become certified in children’s yoga. Kelsie’s main style of Yoga teaching is Vinyasa, with the emphasis on connecting breath with movement, and making sure to take enough time to stretch out and enjoy Savasana. She makes sure to offer multiple variations and adjustments so that Yogi’s of all levels feel comfortable in her classes. Her aim for students is simply to feel refreshed and rejuvenated after class.
"Yoga, for me, is not just limited to the aspect of physical practice. It is an extraordinary experience and freedom that is gained by observing, understanding and controlling the modulations of the mind. It is the blossoming of one into a whole being through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth."
Shikha first became interested in Meditation when she was 9 years old and living in India. Having suffered from Dyscalculia (a type of dyslexia dealing with math), her inability to learn certain things paved a new path to her journey within. Shikha explored meditation & Yogic breathing, and found out that whenever she mediated or listened to profound knowledge, she felt more in harmony with her true being. She has found immense peace, inspiration and depth in talks from Adi Shankara, Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Shikha's classes generally comprise of gentle mindful movement, Yogic breathing through pranayama, chanting, meditation and simplified Yogic wisdom for self care from Patanjali and other ancient scriptures.
Rosemary has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training in June of 2016. The program had an emphasis on the philosophy and meta physical aspects of Yoga and the healing arts. During her training, she was introduced to Qi Gong, which shares many similarities to Yoga. She completed her 200 hour Qi Gong/Tai Chi instructor training with Head Master Michael Leone of Zen Wellness in spring of 2018. She is continuing with Zen Wellness to get her 300 hour YTT and her 500 hour Qi Gong and Tai Chi instructor certifications. With over 20 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, she appreciates blending eastern and western medicine. Her focus is to share the benefits of self-care of these healing, living arts with others. In her class, Rosemary combines basic Yoga postures and Qi Gong standing, sitting and moving postures, connecting with the breath. The goal is to gain and maintain a healthy mind body connection by finding both one’s center and one’s edge by practicing the postures and movements, increasing strength, balance, mobility, stability and grace.
After graduating college in 2010, and enduring countless injuries from playing collegiate softball, Lauren began to turn to anything that would assist her achy body. Her sister encouraged the idea of practicing Yoga. The first few classes were extremely challenging but the practice of Yoga soon became part of her lifestyle.
Lauren implements Yoga as her main workout; practicing all styles of Yoga 3-5 times a week for the past 10 years. However, the idea of Yoga challenging and calming the mind and using breath work to energize the spirit took longer to apply, however, it quickly yielded powerful results. She completed her YTT 200 hour training in 2020 with One Point One Yoga in Pittsburgh and immediately took to the well rounded, breath focused, and classically rooted approach to Yoga to which Lauren was so deeply attracted.
Lauren uses her ballet and athletic background in creating her sequences. You can expect a well paced and fluid practice that focuses on linking the breath to movement, arriving at challenging yet interchangeable poses, with invigorating music to add to the theme of each class. She holds a Masters in Teaching and works at Mount Pleasant Area School District as a Social Studies teacher where she also conducts Yoga sessions for faculty, staff, and the Varsity sports teams.
Ali first started practicing yoga seriously to find light during a dark time in graduate school for music. She repeatedly turned to her mat seeking a judgement-free place to find presence, joy, and light during a time of a lot of rejection and criticism. After moving away from her support network to become a public school music teacher, Ali found the Yoga community to be so comforting and welcoming-- it is at this time that she started considering sharing this gift with others. She was already a teacher and loved yoga, so why not combine the two! Ali attended a Yoga class with her disabled sister where her eyes were opened to just how many people she could reach with this gift, and she was sold! Ali completed her 200 hr YTT at One Point One Yoga in Pittsburgh, PA in January 2020.
"In my classes expect something for everyone! We will start slow, finding ease first, building into a strong, structured flow often leading to a peak pose. I will offer many adaptations and modifications to make every Yogi feel welcome in my class. Class will end with a sweet, juicy Savasana that will send you home smiling and peaceful."
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