Leanne is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200/RYT 500-hour teacher. She received her 200-hour certification from Aubree Saia at Jewel in the Lotus and her 500-hour certification in 2016 with the RajaHatha School under the tutelage of Amy Pearce-Hayden. Her teaching style combines creative sequencing with safe alignment, eclectic playlists and a fun, nurturing approach. Her goal is to get people more deeply connected to their own bodies, breath and the present moment — to help them say “yes” to the reality of their experience, whatever that may be. Ultimately, she hopes people leave her yoga classes feeling a sense of peace within themselves, more space in their bodies, and a deeper acceptance of all that is, both on and off their mats.
Initially, Al’s only motivation was to deepen his practice and learn more about the history and philosophy of the practice. However, upon completion of the training he felt compelled to share what he learned with others. Al completed his certification in the fall of 2015 and teaches classes in and around the Madison area. Aside from teaching, Al is deeply interested in music, film, calligraphy, sports statistics and biking.
Marina’s teachings are inspired by an extensive research in fields of psychology and philosophy, anatomy and neuroscience. Her classes emphasize a mindful connection to one’s breath, compassionate attempt to understand one’s body and mind, as well as intelligent sequencing.
It is her intention to create a safe and welcoming environment in her classes for every student to experience the transformational power of yoga.
She became an RYT 200 studying with Aubree Saia at Jewel in the Lotus. Soon after, she became a teacher and yoga studio director in Cottage Grove. After earning her E-RYT 200 she worked with Amy Pearce-Hayden to earn an RYT 500 in July 2016.
In addition to teaching a variety of classes at Kula and EarthView, Kassy teaches a reoccurring eight-week class for performers series through Maven Vocal Arts. She is also the founder and creator of The Voice of Yoga, a method using these concepts to train singers which she uses in her home music studio with private voice students. Kassy loves the balance between practicing and teaching yoga and voice.
With a strong yet sensitive voice, Nick leads yoga classes at EarthView Yoga. His classes are a journey of postures, breath and music designed to inspire, strengthen and ultimately calm the mind and body. You’ll leave feeling invigorated with more space to breathe, smile and head out to discover more of your own ideal world!
Much of his study has been with Rusty Wells (Bhakti Flow Yoga) in San Francisco and has since been immersed in the practice of devotion. He teaches in the bhakti style, which includes a warm, flow yoga practice incorporating devotion, chant, self-study and mindful instruction. He aspires to create a safe environment where anyone can find their voice. Whether leading or attending a yoga class, he strives to always be a humble student. Jai Ma!
Kelsey sees coming to the mat, towel, or even an inviting patch of grass, to practice as an opportunity to let the external world fade into the background and tap into the basics of being alive — breathing fully, moving fluidly, and cultivating a keen awareness of body and mind. She finds the potent and all-at-once healing, energizing, and calming effects, to come from this one simple act of showing up and slowing down. Kelsey believes that yoga is for everybody and aims to meet you where you are, to guide you through the mental and physical challenges of your practice, and to lead you to reconnect with the external world feeling energized and balanced.
Caitlin is currently a graduate student in Neuroscience at UW–Madison. While she doesn’t research the neuroscience of yoga specifically, she loves applying her understanding of the brain and nervous system to her own practice and to her teaching. Caitlin strives to create playful, flowing sequences which focus on utilizing deep core and the breath to find strength, power, and stability. When Caitlin is not in the lab or on her mat she enjoys cooking good food, playing ultimate frisbee, and swimming in the lake. Caitlin is a registered RYT-200 teacher.
She finds it most beneficial to help others realize their inner potential by connecting breath to movement. Kristen is thrilled to be able to share her expanding knowledge as she continues to grow– on and off the mat.
Amy completed her 200 hour teacher training at Olive Tree Yoga Foundation, and she has been teaching since 2009. She has also completed training with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and Unnata Aerial Yoga. She recently retired from dance after 13 years with WADOMA, a West African dance company. Amy believes that getting in touch with our body and listening to its signals influences us in ways that keep us on the path to our greatest potential.