• Ellen Morgan
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    Ellen Barthel-Morgan originally is from eastern Michigan. While pursuing a career in Cosmetology she was introduced to the field of nutrition. Ellen relocated to the east coast of the US where eventually she received a degree in the Applied Science of Dietetics. Before relocating back to Michigan Ellen developed a relationship with yoga. It is her sincere desire for everyone who enters the studio to feel as embraced by the yoga community as she has been.

  • Loraine Griffin
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    Loraine GriffinCertified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, has practiced yoga for over 25 years and has always had an interest and love for many types of wellness producing elements to life. These are   not limited to energy movement, meditation, Reiki, reflexology, massage and Tai Ji.  To further her knowledge in some of these disciples she attended Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader 25 hour training in March of 2018.  She received her certification from the Institute of Integral QiGong and Tai Chi sponsored by The Healer Within Foundation.  She wants to share these moving meditations using graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to strengthen your mind body connection, reduce stress and improve circulation.

  • Alaina Streberger
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    Alaina Streberger fell in love with yoga as a way to supplement competitive running. Finding physical strength was important, but the mental and emotional clarity that yoga has taught her has been life changing. She received her RYT200 through Living Waters Yoga studio two years ago, and recently certified in restorative yoga. She is a senior at Hope College and co-founder of Hope Yoga, a club where all students have the opportunity to attend weekly yoga practice on campus and engage in a holistic community. Her practice is continually growing and evolving, she invites you to relax and find peace and empowerment on your mat!

  • 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.
  • Joy Jonker
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    Joy Jonker, RYT 500, Joy has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for 6.  She admits to being forever a yoga student.  Her continuing education includes being certified to teach Restorative Yoga and Wisdom Warriors (yoga for 50+).  She attends yoga workshops whenever possible with teachers Rod Stryker, Douglas Brooks, Darien Rhodes, Christina Sell, Karina Mirsky; and most recently returned from assisting Yogi Aaron in a yoga teacher training in Costa Rica. When not in a yoga pose, she can be found skiing in the dunes or paddle boarding on the lake.

  • 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.
  • Megan Probst
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    Megan Probst started practicing yoga when she realized she was going stir crazy and needed to add a new form of movement into her life. She quickly fell in love with the practice of power vinyasa and breath work. Initially she laughed at anyone who tried to tell her back then that she should be a teacher, until something shifted during a class she was practicing and suddenly she could no longer deny that teaching was somewhere in her future. Megan completed her 200hr YTT with Stacy Dockins in Fort Worth, Texas and has been enjoying guiding bodies to move and breathe ever since. She is especially fond of the little intricacies of movement and body awareness within a yoga practice as well as the strength your breath can contain and its ability to support movement. Megan also has a special interest in post-partum movement and has completed additional training in that field.

  • Tiffanie Van Koevering
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    Tiffanie Van Koevering has been doing yoga for ten years. She first started it as more of a physical practice but fell more in love with it when she discovered the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. For a long time she wanted to take a teacher training course, and finally realized her dream of taking a YTT 200 level course this past year. Her teacher training took place in Nepal in the foothills of the Himalayas, where yoga was said to have originated. She attended Rishikul Yogshala, a yoga school with locations around India and Nepal. Her own practice includes fun yet challenging sequencing but allows herself restoration and gentleness as needed. This is reflected in her classes as well.  On top of yoga instructor training, she has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2015. Movement and healing have always been some of her passions, and physical therapy and yoga are complements of each other.  Tiffanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, reading, and playing videos games, but is up for almost anything!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gina Morrow
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    Gina Morrow 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. 

  • 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.

  • Eri Johns
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    Eri Johns RYT200, has been practicing yoga for 10yrs. Her practiced started at home exploring meditation, breathing techniques, traditional yogic texts and diving deep into the foundations and history of yoga. The last 5yrs she has strengthened her practice in studios, expanding her knowledge in all the different forms of yoga. She considers herself well rounded, finding enjoyment in both the faster paced hot vinyasa flows, hatha yoga, classical yoga but truly embracing the slower paced gentle form of yoga, slow-flow, yin yoga and restorative yoga. Her goal is to share the same joys she experiences with  yoga to new yogis, promoting the truth : that Yoga can be for any and everyone. She hopes to continue her growth in learning, strengthening her practice wth future education in iyengar and yoga nidra. When you  don't see her on her mat or in studio, she is often out exploring nature, hiking or walking on adventures with her 3 sons. Her joys in life are yoga, her kids nature and art. She was born and raised in Holland, MI, graduating from Hope College with a Studio Art degree. Her love of adventure brought her to Australia, where she married her husband and had her first child. She now resides happily in Holland with her family, teaching yoga and still doing art! 

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Kristin Reinink
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    Kristin  Reinink,  RYT 200, BA, CADC

    Kristin attended her first vinyasa yoga class in 2009. Since attending her first class Kristin has found a deep appreciation for what yoga offers her emotionally, physically and spiritually. Kristin has devoted over 16 years to helping children and adults, as a local mental health counselor and caseworker. Kristin believes that due to her regular regular yoga practice she is better able to help others when she practices what she has learned in yoga. Not only has she found the physical practice of yoga helpful she owes her personal growth and self-awareness to the knowledge she has learned as a student of yoga. Kristin earned her 200hr Heart Centered Yoga Certificate at From The Heart. With guidance and support of Kristin’s Yoga teachers Behnje Masson and Rick Powell, she gained a better understanding for the benefits of yoga. Today Kristin enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience of yoga to others. Kristin is a dedicated optimist, and has an endless interest and yearning to know more so that she can better understand herself and the world around her. Everything is connected, from body, mind and spirit to our current environment as well as to the world around us. In spreading the gift of yoga, Kristin believes she can begin to live a balanced and joyful life.