• Jill Kloosterman
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    Jill Kloosterman has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her teacher, Ginjah Knuth, inspired her to deepen her own practice and become a teacher herself. She studied with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago and became certified in July of 2012. The Temple teaches a style of Hatha yoga that emphasizes alignment and awareness of the breath, body, and spirit. Jill is excited to playfully apply these principles to increase energy and well-being and to gain a deeper understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection.
  • Amy Galioto
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    Amy Galioto graduated from PeacLab Yoga Studio, with her RYT 200 hour teaching certificate, in April 2017. Her classes are alignment based using a wide variety of asanas with propose. Her passion for yoga blossomed while living in Boulder, Colorado. After moving back to West Michigan with her husband, she is absolutely in LOVE with the yoga community here.  She is driven by all things active and outdoors but she has grown to appreciate and respect the quite peace yoga brings through precise movement and controlled breath. She have been inspired by her teacher, Melanie McQuown of PeaceLab Studio in Grandville, Michigan.

  • Kacie Munoa
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    Kacie Munoa is a Yogafit certified and teaches Vinyasa style, or "flow" yoga. She implements in her classes positive psychological feedback and mindfulness, correct alignment, engaging intentions and awakening chakras. She has instructed at Holland Hospital main campus (exclusively for employees), as well as the Center for Good Health and Back to Fitness in Holland. She has her Zumba Fitness certification, and choreographed Latin inspired dance moves that feel like a party in a nightclub. She has performed with The Company in El Ballet Folklorico as a dancer. She is also an Advanced Personal Trainer through Grand Valley State University.
  • Jaala Curtiss
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    Jaala Curtiss has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 17. Her formal training is in Anusara but enjoys many different styles of yoga. What she loves the most about yoga is that it is ageless, has no boundaries based on experience or physical capabilities. Jaala believes that yoga is not something you "do" but instead something you "are". She acknowledges and thanks many teachers who have been beacons of light on her journey, specifically Behnje Masson, Rick Powell and Desiree Rumbaugh.
  • Aireal Keefer
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    Aireal Keefer graduated from Intentional Yoga Studio with her RYT 200 hour Teacher Training in February, 2016.  She is currently a Freshman at Hope College and is majoring in Kinesiology and Business.  Her passion for yoga began when she started taking classes in 2014 and has grown ever since!  Her talents lie in teaching Vinyasa and Restorative yoga, but also loves practicing and teaching meditation.  Outside of the studio, Aireal enjoys being outdoors and spending time around friends and family.

  • Chelsea Fox
    Chelsea Fox is a driven trainer, striving to bring the best of the best to her clients and community. Fitness is her absolute passion in life. There is not a day that she is not working on how to become better. Graduating from Olivet College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Fitness Management and business has opened many doors for her. Currently, she holds a certification in personal training and has the honor of being the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Hope College Athletic teams. She is Cecchit ballet certified with 15 years of experience. She danced with the Russian Ballet in 2002 performing the Nutcraker. Other experience include 4 years of national competitive dance, Founder of Olivet College Dance Team and Railway Center Summer Dance Program.
  • Joyce Borst
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    Joyce Borst, CYI Her gentle and supportive approach leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized! "I ventured into my first yoga class with Charlie Meyers at Lakeshore Yoga on a Saturday morning, eight years ago. And thus began my physical and spiritual path. It has not been a lightning bolt of energy experience, but a slow steady path to contentment and happiness. Yoga hasn’t built strength in me—it has revealed the strength in me that was already there, awaiting my discovery!" Joyce incorporates Reiki I & II and LaHoChi energy work into her teaching to gently seal in all of your relaxing hard work. She received her certification training for Restorative Yoga from Lisa Bergley, who owns The Spirit of the Lake yoga studio in Minnesota. "I love restorative yoga it has brought much needed calm and peace to my life, quietly and gently."
  • Joy Jonker
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    Joy Jonker has been a yoga student for over 10 years and will continue to be. Her teacher training was through "From The Heart" yoga studio in Grand Rapids, MI under Beehnje Mason and Rick Powell. She has completed the RYT 200 hour certification. Her background is in the Anusara method of yoga which is hatha yoga that focuses on proper alignment and "heart centered" yoga. Her teachers have also included John Friend (founder of Anusara yoga), Desiree Rumbaugh, Douglas Brooks, Manoj Chalam., Sonam Targee and numerous others other the years. She is an active "mature" yogi who enjoys the great outdoors of Michigan and the fun she provides in the changing seasons. She is eager to share what she calls her "spiritual dance"; yoga that enhances the mind and allows the body the freedom to move in new directions! Joy completed her Wisdom Warriers certification in October 2014 with trainers Desiree Rumbaugh and Karen Church. Wisdom Warriers is for the yogi practitioners who are willing and game to try something playful and challenging.
  • Ginjah Knuth
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    Ginjah Knuth has been a yoga practitioner since 1968 and began teaching in 1974 at a California State Prison where she was employed as a Correctional Counselor. It was also during the 70's that she trained in Shotokan Karate for 6 years. She received her second yoga teacher's certification in 1998 through the Temple of Kriya Yoga and since then has been teaching full time throughout West Michigan. She became a disciple of Kriya Yoga in 2000. She is also a Reiki-Master Teacher and a Shamanic Journeyer and has been involved in these practices since 1992. A student first, Ginjah shares the value of cultivating "beginner's mind", encouraging her students to keep their practice fresh and alive. She has studied various styles of Hatha Yoga and is very concerned that her students develop proper alignment. She teaches an on-going meditation class once a month in Allegan and shares much of what she has learned through being a disciple of Kriya Yoga.
  • Gayle Madden
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    Gayle Kuipers comes to us with over 25 years in the fitness industry, and is a mother of 5 children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Western Michigan University. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise in both personal training and group fitness. In addition, she is a certified 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga teacher) by Yogafit, and is also certified to teach aquatic arthritis classes through the Aquatic Exercise Association. She enjoys running and lifting weights.

  • Katy Gibson
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    Katy Gibson has been a committed yoga student for 6 years with an active daily practice, and received her RYT200 from PeaceLab Yoga in May of 2016. Her yoga roots stem from hatha, vinyasa, Baptiste, restorative, and transcendental meditation tradiations. Katy feels sharing yoga – mind/body/spirit - through practice, commitment to excellence in teaching, and community education is her true life calling. She can’t stop – and you will see her contagiously smiling all the way. All of Katy’s classes stem from her belief that every body is a yoga body. She believes that stepping onto your mat takes courage, vulnerability and includes failure & greatness – that it is a constant practice – and if you practice – watch out, your life will change and grow continuously in ways you can’t imagine at this moment, and the next… That each student is enough just as they are right now: So Hum! Katy’s teaching is alignment based – whether flow, lab intensive, or restorative. It is Katy’s mission that her students will be challenged, energized, motivated, relaxed and guided towards a safe, fulfilling practice for where her students are each day they come to the mat. Katy is dedicated to helping people of all ages, abilities and body types to experience the joy and transformation of yoga practice – becoming more of their full Self – stronger – healthier – happier on their yoga & life journey. Katy has studied with international teachers including Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, and Suzie Newcome.
  • Ria Nieboer
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    Ria Nieboer RYT 200, LMSW, CAADC, is an embodied movement / yoga practitioner & educator who finds much joy in guiding students in breath-centered, trauma-informed, anatomically-make-sense yoga practice. Over the past 10 years, Ria’s personal yoga practice and teaching has evolved from being purely physical to being truly holistic, connecting mind, body, and spirit. Ria believes that a physical body knows how to get stronger and more flexible in its most effective and safe way, and that would happen when we let ourselves truly be in our physical body and collaborate with it. As a licensed Master’s level mental health and substance abuse therapist, Ria deeply understands the power that our mind (thoughts and emotions) can have over us, and comes along side of students in their journey of cultivating acceptance, surrender, authenticity, vulnerability, and inner space to change and grow.
  • Sherry Petro-Surdel
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    Sherry Petro-Surdel:   Sherry is a gifted Life Coach, Public Speaker, Psychotherapist, Meditation Teacher, Pastor and workshop presenter with over 20 years of experience inspiring and motivating individuals and groups to turn their dreams into reality. Sherry weaves wisdom from a multitude of sources (Psychology, World Religions, New Thought, and Universal Truths) into life lessons that are easy to apply. Sherry is inspiring, gentle, loving, and deeply spiritual in all her endeavors. Her unique, soft spoken but success motivated style has made her a sought after speaker and event presenter.Sherry completed her first book, A VOICE OF REASON. She also recently completed a meditation CD, THE SECRET PLACE which is a collection of guided meditations accompanied by Native American flute music. You can listen to each track individually or you can listen to the whole CD to accommodate the time you have devoted to meditation. The possibilities are endless as you personalize your meditation and mindfulness practices. This CD has been highly acclaimed by both experienced, and those beginning the practice of meditation.

  • Gina Clark
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    Gina Clark attended her first yoga class in 2001 with a friend and she was completely hooked!  She had never before felt so much enjoyment in a workout.  She soon realized that yoga is so much more than a workout.  It is an opportunity to gain strength in your mind and body as well as acquire the ability to keep yourself centered and grounded by learning how to control your breathing.  She loves to practice ALL varieties of yoga.... but the level 2 and 3 classes are her favorite... challenge her!!  In 2013 Gina received her RYT 200 certification studying under Michelle Fife, Founder of SEVA Yoga in East Grand Rapids.  She starts her classes with some wise words to focus on, a Mantra of sorts.  She generally has a peak pose in mind when she puts together a class and she loves student suggestions as to what they need on any specific day.  She wants her students to find new realizations about themselves and their bodies each and every practice.  Gina believes alignment is key and it is her goal when teaching to help students uncover new aspects of the yoga poses that they already know and love as well as help them to leave felling stronger and more centered than when they arrived.   "Namaste"  is one of her favorite words.... it reminds her what her ultimate goal in life is... to honor the light that resides within her students, the same light that resides within her, the light of God's love.