Stephanie's passion has always been traveling. After graduating in 2006 from Ohio University with a degree in Communications, she obtained a 4 month work visa, booked a flight, and traveled to Australia by herself.
After exploring Australia and New Zealand for 3 months, Stephanie spend her last month working and living in a Yoga Ashram. She cooked and clean for 10 people in exchange for food, accommodation, and unlimited yoga. Stephanie had never had an interest in yoga but soon after living in the Ashram, she became addicted and wanted to learn more. Within 3 weeks, she advanced to inversions. Since then, Stephanie has incorporated her passion for travel with yoga. She has done yoga at the top of Masada in Israel, beaches of the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, Table Mountain in Cape Town, and taught yoga to kids in South Africa. Yoga has provided so many positive benefits for Stephanie that she decided she wanted to share them with others. As a Registered Yoga Teacher with over 200+ teaching hours, she continues to teach with an upbeat and encouraging style. She obtained her RYT through Yandara Yoga Institute and has additional certifications through Yoga Fit and Aerobics & Fitness Association.
I took my first class in 1998 and as an athlete I thought it would be much easier so I was surprised that I couldn't do the whole class. Since it was challenging, I needed to learn more so I tried many schools of yoga practice including Bikram, Sivananda, Vinyasa and Ashtanga.
In 2008, I wanted a deeper knowledge in my yoga practice and I needed to find a better way to relieve stress and embrace some sort of mental relaxation so I started my teacher training. I originally started my training through Yoga Fit. However, I enjoy learning from teachers of all backgrounds so I studied Sampoorna Yoga under Yogi Hari and attended his Ashram to finish my 200 RYT. He comes from the Sivananda lineage and is a Master of Hatha, Raja, and Nada Yoga. Sampoorna Yoga integrates Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bahkti, Jnana, and Nada Yoga creatomg a deep, simple and practical approach. I am currently working towards my 500 RYT in Yoga Therapy and hope to continue my training through out my life. My classes focus on strength, stetching and breath-cued movement to challenge students but also allow them to relax and leave the class happy and refreshed. Music is an intregal part of my life and in my class. My end goal is to encourage a natural rhythm as well as making the practice fun and creative.
Teresa began her experience with yoga in 1995 and has been studying and practicing yoga since then. Her practice deepened when she was first introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in 2002.
She was immediately drawn to this system of yoga and tries to incorporate its principles into her everyday life. She began teaching after completing an Ashtanga Vinyasa based 200 hour teacher training; and a 75 hour Yin yoga teacher training at Downdog Yoga in Reading, PA in 2009. Teresa has also studied yoga with David Life and Sharon Gannon, the founders of Jivamutki Yoga in New York City.
Teresa believes in making yoga practice fun and accessible to all. Her classes are suitable for yogis of all levels. She reminds her students that yoga seeps into their everyday lives, and that the practice offers tools that can be accessed at any time. Her clear, detailed instructions create a positive understanding of the basics and benefits of yoga practice.
Her classes are dynamic and flowing, focusing on the Ashtanga principal of building internal heat as you find the connection between the breath and the physical postures. This style of yoga practice strengthens and tones the body; increases flexibility and coordination; decreases stress and anxiety; and increases awareness and emotional well being.
Jamie Davies O'Leary
A lifelong competitive soccer player, Jamie came to yoga in 2006 and fell in love immediately withits ability to help calm her mind, ease her stress, and relieve tension.
A lifelong competitive soccer player, Jamie came to yoga in 2006 and fell in love immediately with its ability to help calm her mind, ease her stress, and relieve tension.
She’s been practicing ever since and credits yoga for helping her find a pathway of mindfulness and a level of flexibility, stamina, and strength that was elusive through other types of athletic training.
Jamie is certified in both Hatha and Ashtanga styles through Laurel Hodory’s RYT-200 hour certification program. She is passionate about teaching yoga to anyone wishing to experience the manifold benefits it brings. Her teaching style can be described as vigorous but light-hearted; she enjoys inspiring students to look within at their own goals and passions and to find positive elements in all poses and in their own bodies.
Jamie also has developed an interest in bringing yoga to under-served populations, especially women affected by violence. She teaches classes at the local women's domestic violence shelter and is always searching for ways to bring yoga to those without access to it.
With over five years of teaching experience (fitness and K-12 instructional) and 17 years of experience as a competitive and collegiate athlete, Jamie is passionate about teaching and fitness, and loves inspiring people of all ages to be their best possible selves.
Megan earned her Master of Science degree in Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport Behavior and Performance from Miami University. A Minnesota native, Megan grew up as a competitive figure skater and has been coaching this discipline for over 15 years.
As a collegiate athlete, Megan skated for Miami University’s Synchronized Skating Team and, as team captain, helped lead her team to three National Championships. After retiring from competitive sport, Megan searched for ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Yoga served as the perfect fusion between her athletic history, passion for coaching, and educational background. Megan currently teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Lifetime Fitness, Short North Fitness, Aspen Fitness, The Rite Bite Fitness and Nutrition Center, Connect Online Fitness, Columbus Sports Connection and The Lakes Golf and Country Club.
Megan apprenticed with Holly Cook and Elizabeth Silas at Miami University, both whom were certified at Yoga on High. Megan began teaching yoga in 2006 as a means to help her students become stronger and more flexible both mentally and physically and has a loyal following of yoga students. Megan is currently the Head Coach of The Ohio State University’s Synchronized Skating Team.
Noelle Snyder Bartholdi
Noelle is a mother to four wonderful children and a nutrition activist in her community. A Wellness Consultant by trade, she enjoys training for the Mohican Ultra Marathon (a 50 K)and Pelotonia. She is a third year Pelotonia participant and the first woman over-all to complete 180 miles, 2011!
Noelle competes and wins competitive walking, running, and cycling events on an all plant diet. She looks forward to competing in an iron man competition this year!
A cycling instructor for 5 years, Noelle\'s music choices are electric and funky. She specfically trains the Road Ride form with a most encouraging manner. Burn a ton of calories and have fun while you early morning ride with Noelle.