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.
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.
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.
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 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.