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.
Lacey’s journey to yoga has been calling out for quite some time and in many ways, has only just begun. From her first class back in high school, she knew it was love at first sun salutation. Her recent search for healing and spiritual growth, led Lacey to complete her 200-hour YTT at the beautiful Prana-Veda Studio in Pittsburgh.
In her class, students can expect Vinyasa and Hatha based flows with a splash of breathwork and grounding meditation to strengthen and balance both mind and body. Lacey’s classes are often structured around a specific, topical theme designed to raise self awareness and acceptance. She aims to provide an accessible experience that can be taken off the mat and applied to enhance daily life.
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. He currently teaches our Static Yoga class at the studio.
"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, helping 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.
Jamie has been practicing Yoga for over a decade. She has always had a love of health and fitness and found the holistic mind body practice of Yoga appealing for overall wellness. She has completed a Vinyasa teacher training with Stray Dog Yoga in 2014 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). She has completed a program for Yoga therapy open to healthcare professionals, and has obtained her certification as a Professional Yoga Therapist with the Living Well Institute in 2019. Over the years, her practice has evolved to include aspects of Yoga from various lineages.
Her group classes are vinyasa-based and focus on linking the breath with movement. Class begins with gentle movement, followed by core strengthening, standing flow, and ending with traditional poses on the mat. She encourages each student to practice at their own level with modifications and props. Her favorite Yoga teacher saying is “to practice with the body you have today.
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.
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