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.
Tiffany lives in constant awe of the beauty of nature that surrounds and resides inside each of us, which is reflected within her teachings. Her love for living and breathing her practice is infectious. Tiffany is a 500-hour certified Prana Vinyasa teacher. Additionally, she has completed the Living Ayurveda Consultant Program pioneered by Shiva Rea + Maria Garre. Love, light and auspicious blessings along your path!
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.
With a passion for all aspects of the practice, Chris offers classes that allow students to expand and find the many benefits of the practice, including increased physical mobility and strength, mental clarity, wellness, and awareness of the connection between mind, body, and breath. Chris views yoga as a life-expanding practice, where we open up to new possibilities in ourselves and the world.
When he is not teaching or working in the Center for South Asia at UW Madison, where he teaches subjects including Sanskrit Literature, Comparative Religion, and Bhakti poetry, Chris can often be found with his wife Michelle walking their four dogs around the streets of Madison or stand-up paddle-boarding on Madison’s lakes.
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.
Sam chose to further his practice by seeking his 200 RYT through Yoga East Healing Arts studio in Cape Girardeau, MO, with the intention of leading others to find that same spark of holistic wellness as he has. His teaching style blends components of vinyasa and yin yoga to find balance in the space between exploring one’s edge and allowing time to simply be. To him, every yoga class is an opportunity to artistically blend the elements of practice and create a space of healing for all students.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, she decided to take a 200-hr yoga teacher training through Bliss Flow Yoga in Madison, WI. With all of the benefits she had been receiving from her yoga practice, she was excited to learn how to teach so that she could pass along those benefits to others. For Kalista, yoga is fundamental in helping her process the stresses of everyday life, in showing care and love to herself, and in bringing about inner wholeness. Her intention in teaching yoga is to assist in each person’s own unique experience through their practice, so that they may find their own inner bliss and inner strength to live a life that is aligned with their most authentic, joyful, and radiant self.