Jen is a classically trained, experienced, registered yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner, specializing in both Ashtanga-based vigorous flow yoga and restorative yoga. In early 2012, she completed training in both Principle-Based Partner Yoga® and Yin Yoga. Jen’s personal mission is to bring meaningful yoga to as many people as possible. Her educational background includes a B.S. from Kent State University and a Master’s in Public Management (M.P.M.) from CMU. Jen has studied and practiced yoga, aromatherapy, and energy healing for over 11 years. She is grateful to her yogic influences – Dharma Mittra, David Swenson, Seane Corn, Sarah Powers, and Judith Hanson Lasater – for their wisdom and guidance. When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga or other mind/body topics, Jen enjoys distance cycling, hiking, and ice skating.
Sharon is a licensed personal trainer through International Fitness Professionals of America. In addition to her training license, she holds certifications in Spinning, Yoga, Mat and Reformer Pilates. She embraces cross training and loves bootcamps, mud runs and all styles of yoga. She has maintained her credentials and attends workshops across the country to keep up with the latest trends in the fitness industry. She recently completed a level one training with Baron Baptiste in Sedona, Arizona. She holds sports specific certifications for golf, soccer and volleyball.She has been in the fitness industry for 12 years and is committed to encouraging healthy lifestyles for everyone.
Deb found yoga over 14 years ago after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1994. Her doctors thought that yoga may help with MS’s symptoms. At first, she resisted but after a few months, she began practicing regularly and incorporating yoga philosophies into her daily living. She has been teaching for over 8 years, but wanted a little more from her yoga practice. More heat, more meditation, more introspection. Fortunately, she found “hot yoga”, i.e., heated power vinyasa flow, about 2 years ago and fell completely in love with it. She has recently completed her 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) training with South Hills Power Yoga, a prominent hot yoga studio in Dormont, PA. Deb has also been fortunate to study with some renown yogis such as Cyndi Lee, Rodney Yee, Shiva Rea, and Judith Lasater. Deb admires all her teachers and what she has learned, with a special thank you to Leslie, Stacey, LA, Jen, and Darcy. You are an inspiration and a blessing to each person’s life you touch.On her yoga journey, Deb now has found balance, created authenticity, and has seen the power of meditation and stillness in her life. Oh, and since she began this journey in earnest about 10 years ago, she has not had a significant MS episode or relapse. Namaste’
I have successfully completed the Amazing Yoga Teacher Training in Maya Tulum, Mexico from June 18 – June 25, 2011. Amazing Yoga is nationally recognized and registered with Yoga Alliance. The training included asana practice, meditation, teaching, methodology, philosophy and ethics. I have been teaching a class for corporate challenge since Sept 2011. I also fill in as a sub for fitness fanatics when needed. I am inspired by my students and try to incorporate my knowledge of yoga into their everyday lives. I have run 11 half marathons in the past two years and recently ran my first two full marathons finishing both with my goal time of 3:40 minutes. I also completed my spin certification in September, 2012. I will also be attending college to further my education into becoming a successful personal trainer. Enjoy every moment that life brings – breathing positive energy every step of the way.