15 N Main St Hubbard, Ohio 44425

(330)-568-2080  Email: trich8502@gmail.com

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Elizabeth Hoffman

RYT 500, Bringing 15 years of yoga experience to her classes, she is a certified yoga instructor and is registered with Yoga Alliance.  She completed her 200-hour training and her 500-hour Yoga Certification under Marianne Hritz at Studio Oxygen.  Originally, spending countless hours at the gym and cycling, she embraced yoga for the physical benefits of strength, flexibility and endurance.  Soon, she realized the enhancement of mindfulness, self-acceptance and compassion led to a larger benefit of the practice.  During recovery from her own injuries, Elizabeth is firm believer that yoga can truly be used as medicine.  She is extremely excited to see yoga has become more recognized by medical professionals as a means of preventative measure as well as a tool for treatment.  Elizabeth has taught a variety of classes including Restorative, Yin, Gentle, Basics and Power Yoga.  Elizabeth encourages others to bring balance, peace and a sense of connection to their lives through the practice of yoga.  Elizabeth believes each class she teaches is an opportunity for the student to explore their own needs whether through a gentle sequence or a power class, both focusing on rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga encourages creating space for flexibility of the body, but most importantly the space for flexibility of the mind.

Carol Huncik

Certified Yoga Instructor Carol holds an MFA in Dance from Smith College and was a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer before she found Yoga. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over twenty years and is certified in Kripalu, Anusura, Yin Yoga as well as Yoga Nidra,Pilates and PiYo. Her yoga classes are a rich blend of her experiences in dance, yoga, meditation and spirituality. 
A compassionate teacher, her classes are gentle and nonjudgmental, great for the beginner, those nursing injury or chronic condition, or for those wanting more individual instruction to enhance their practice. She has a mission of bringing yoga to marginalized populations and those dealing with trauma, teaching cancer patients, the elderly, at prisons, detentions centers, recovery centers and special needs students. Carol has most recently studied meditation practices of Mindfulness,Yoga Nidra and HeartMath. She welcomes all to her classes, the experienced and also the new student.

Melissa Kerr

Dr. Melissa Kerr, PT, DPT

ERYT, YACEP, & AOL instructor

 

Melissa is a doctor of physical therapy, integrative physical therapist, experienced registered yoga teacher (ERYT), Yoga Alliance certified education provider (YACEP), and Art of Longevity (AOL) certified instructor with the Dayan Arts Organization Wild Goose Tai Chi & Qigong. Additionally, she is certified in Tai Chi for Balance Levels I and II with The Ohio State University & Lucy Bartimole and is a Flex instructor for Silver Sneakers. Melissa is an active student in the Dayan Arts and has a consistent, personal yoga practice.

 

Melissa is experienced in teaching a variety of styles of yoga, but through her work as a physical therapist she regularly blends eastern and western practices. Dr. Kerr’s therapy training allows particular expertise in attention to modifications, accommodations, and alternative postures for individuals who have underlying health concerns or injury.  

 

Dr. Kerr practices her work as an integrative physical therapist inside of the Om Yoga studio via a satellite clinic with Eschman Physical Therapy, LLC. She teaches and works in the community with various healthcare professionals and academic institutions in addition to local non-profit groups that share the vision of improving health and empowering wellness.

Sara Phlieger

Sara may have only found the mat for the first time in November 2016, but her journey of self-discovery dates back to 2009, when she embarked upon a creative commitment to take a self portrait every day for a year.  That personal voyage lead to her first yoga class, after which Sara has practiced frequently  and passionately. She fell in love with the benefits of the practice and felt welcomed into a caring community of fellow forever practitioners. In December 2017, Sara completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Studio Oxygen and has regularly taught Hot Power Vinyasa as well as Power Yoga Basics.

 

   "This incredible practice grants us the opportunity to discover how lovable, worthy, and strong we are as humans, and I am so inspired to share that."

Mandy Hinkle

RYT-200

Completed her training at the internationally accredited Yogaworks Teacher Training Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She has Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar-based training. Mandy has completed in-depth study of pranayama, yogic philosophy, Ayurveda and anatomy under the lineage of Joan Hyman, Maty Ezraty and Pattabhi Jois. While in LA, Mandy taught Vinyasa Flow Yoga on the Malibu Pier, she taught meditation with SWAP LA, an outreach program to assist sex workers battling drug addiction and she helped mount two donation-based yoga studios in Hollywood. Mandy was also a professional director, choreographer, print model and actress. 

Laura Turner

RYT-500

Laura has practiced yoga on and off since high school and in 2008 began a regular practice of 3 to 5 times per week. Searching for more, she completed her 200 hour training under Abbey Alter at the Walnut Lodge Yoga and Movement Center in Sharon, PA in May 2015. Still having the desire to further her studies, she continued training at Walnut Lodge to complete her 300 hour certificate in December 2016, and from there upgraded to RYT-500 in May of 2017. In addition to Yoga Alliance, she is certified as a Silver Sneakers Flex Instructor. She enjoys teaching a variety of alignment based classes from instructional to flow including chair yoga, gentle yoga, yoga for senior citizens, and the Ashtanga Primary Series. She especially loves finding adaptations and modifications so that her classes can be accessible to everyone. Laura and her husband are full time RVers staying in the Ohio/Pennsylvania area in the summer and in the Tampa Bay area of Florida during the winter months. In addition to teaching yoga, Laura enjoys kayaking, paddleboarding, reading, and her four traveling cats. If you would like more information please visit her at www.nowbeginsyoga.com.

Gina Marie Chance

With over 19 yrs. experience in the culinary industry as a sous chef, Gina's passion resides in feeding hungry souls. Through her certifications as a RYT, Reiki Energy Healer & Personal Trainer she remains drawn to the complete mind/body/spirit connection.  She teaches from the heart in hopes to raise the natural energy vibration of those who surround her.  She humbly remains a student of yoga an lives by her own personal mantra "Elevate. Train. Evolve."

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