Amy started out teaching kids’ yoga and then moved on to teaching adults as well as therapeutic yoga classes. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and teaching all ages and abilities for the past decade. Yoga has had an enormous influence on her life and health, and she feels blessed to be able to share it with others in so many settings.
Ariel has been practicing yoga for over five years. Yoga became a huge part of Ariel's life due to the physical as well as mental benefits. After seeing that yoga could provid great relief from physical and mental ailments that had been plaguing Ariel since childhood, she became very interested in the yogic path. Hoping to bring the same sense of peace to others, Ariel completed yoga teacher training and has since had the opportunity to grow as a teacher and in her personal life, concentrating on stress relief through breathing techniques and meditation. In her spare time, Ariel loves to organic garden, spend time outdoors, read, and play with her cats.
Ashley has been practicing yoga for several years and became a regular student 3 years ago after she had her second child. Yoga gave her peaceful time in the midst of her busy daily life and helped her feel more grounded. After discovering the peace and spiritual connection that yoga gave her, she decided to complete yoga teacher training so she could share the gift of yoga with others. When she’s not practicing yoga, Ashley loves to spend time with her husband and three young children. She loves exploring the outdoors, being at the beach and collecting beach glass.
Donna Arsenault, YACEP, ERYT-200
Donna has been practicing all forms of Hatha yoga for five years. After her second year, she was so inspired by the magical movements and energizing breathwork that she enrolled in teacher training. Donna loves teaching relaxation yoga, meditation, gentle yoga, Ashtanga and yoga for infertility. She works as a support coordinator, LBSW, working with developmentally disabled adults. She believes the words "Yoga is an ancient gift, it is an honor and a privilege to teach," best describe her passion for teaching.
Julie is a high-energy registered yoga teacher with more than 500 hours of experience. A member of the Yoga Alliance, she has a background in Yoga Therapy in clinical and medical settings. Meditation, visualization and breathing techniques for stress management are weaved into her program. Julie is also a facilitator for EDEN (Eating Disorders Education Network) with ongoing CEU credits in Addiction & Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. Finally, she is a winner of the Show a Little Heart Award-Humane Society and the Hidden Gem Award-Greyhounds of Eastern Michigan, and Fox 2 News featured a story about her dog's rescue and rehabilitation.
Kim believes that anybody can bring balance to their mind, body, and soul through yoga. She has a passion for sharing the healing and balance that yoga has brought to her life. Through teaching, she hopes that others are able to experience a deeper connection with themselves and those they care about. Her classes are created to be a haven for self-expression, curiosity, and growth. Kim received her RYT200 in 2014. She has continued her education through the YOGAKIDS program, focusing on childrens' yoga as well as the Mindful Yoga Program, specializing in yoga for PTSD.
Leeba Marchione has joyfully taught thousands of yoga classes for over 15 years. The former proud owner of her own studio, Leeba feels the integration of body and mind through yoga facilitates a connection to ourselves and then unites us to each other. She believes that yoga is more than just an exercise-it helps us to feel whole and healthy.
Lori Cohn, RYT
Lori has practiced yoga for 18 years and has extensive training in Anusara, Ashtanga and prenatal yoga. After yoga, Lori loves cooking and baking. Lori practices yoga with her husband and two children and jogs with her Australian Shepherd dog—quality family time at its best.
Patty Cieluch, ERYT
Patty began studying yoga in 2002 as a way to manage her anxiety. She finds humor in the fact that she took a fear of public speaking and turned it into a career teaching yoga. She has experience teaching beginners, classes for better backs, chair yoga, Pranayama (breathing) and restorative yoga. Her professional goal is to make yoga accessible to everyone. She believes all people can benefit from a yoga practice, especially those who have health challenges or perceive themselves as inflexible. Her other interests include biking, hiking and kayaking.
Paul founded his own yoga and fitness studio, and is especially compassionate and sensitive to the needs of clients with mental illness. In 1998, Paul was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as clinical depression. Regular exercise helped Paul as part of his treatment and he wants to help others discover the natural treatment of exercise in the care and treatment of their illness. Paul also coaches the high school cross country & track programs at Cardinal Mooney HS in Marine City.
Tina Kress Green
Tina has practiced yoga and trained as a core fitness instructor for more than 10 years and has committed 20 years of practice to martial arts to become a 3rd degree black belt. Tina has positioned herself as a specialist in senior/limited movement yoga as well as pregnancy and kids’ yoga. Tina enjoys spending her free time with her amazing husband and daughter.