My own personal growth came to me on my 40th birthday when I was given a cane to help me get around after a double hip replacement surgery. The second surgery did some nerve damage and caused a difficult road to recovery.Throughout the long road towards recovery, yoga gave me back the life I missed.
One of my passions is travel and yoga has helped me regain the strength to enjoy travel again. I have walked the hill to Dracula’s Castle, in Romania, hiked the jungle trails in Hawaii, and went rock climbing and horseback riding in Wyoming. No telling where my next journey may be.
Along with this beautiful journey, I decided that I wanted to share my story and guide others to learn this beautiful art of Yoga. I have earned my 200 hour teacher training through the beautiful and sacred space of Grace Tree Yoga Studio & White Lotus Homein West Chester, Ohio. During this process, I fell in love with working to inspire and support women during their pregnancy. To help honor the sacred process of motherhood.
I am a wife to a wonderful supportive husband and a mother of three beautiful adult children. I have been in Cincinnati for 15 years after relocating from Costa Mesa, Ca. Cincinnati has become my home I am a proud Moeller & MND Mom. I love all that our beautiful city has to offer. I hope to help guide you during your practice.
I began my yoga practice about 15 years ago. I was playing and coaching volleyball when a team mate suggest I come to her yoga class. It was helping her with flexibility, balance and agility. I was skeptical at first, but I realize there was more to Yoga than down dog! I began to enjoy the breathing techniques and the sense of peace it was creating in my mind and body. When I decided to decrease my active exercise routine and concentrate more on fulfilling my mind and body needs, I discovered what an important part yoga was making in this transformation. As I began my transformation, I explored different classes and was fortunate enough to sign up for a class that lead me to White Lotus hOme where I eventually earned my 200 RYT.
I enjoy teaching and sharing my love for Yoga to students of all levels. I believe yoga is a way to help people find love and peace within themselves.
I teach with mindful awareness of our breath and body through vinyasa flows as well as discovering our inner core through Yoga Core and Yoga Fusion classes. I am also certified to teach children ages 2-12 through Imagination Yoga which i am happy to bring to NKO Yoga!
I have worked for 29 years in the medical field and am currently a practice manager at a pediatric group in Blue Ash. I was born and raised in Cincinnati and love raising my family here. I have been married to a wonderful supportive husband for 41 years and we have 2 married sons and 4 grandsons. I enjoy traveling with my family to our vacation home in South Carolina and I still enjoy playing sand volleyball!
My wellness journey began when I first started practicing yoga after a lower back injury in 2010. Immediately, I noticed an improvement in not only my flexibility, but also my anxiety levels. Since then, I faced many physical and emotional challenges, including loss and grief, and surviving a cancerous sarcoma tumor in 2017. Yoga allowed me to trust the process, to be in the present moment, and to be grateful for all that life has given me.
In April of 2018, I graduated yoga teacher training with my RYT200 and I became involved in the yoga community as brand ambassador for the Wanderlust yoga festival. As a yoga teacher, I want to bring yoga into the lives of others to help them heal and find peace, find hope where they may feel hopeless, and to regain their personal power.
I teach vinyasa flow, vinyasa to yin, and lead guided meditations. When I'm not practicing or teaching yoga, I am also a designer and artist, writer, and photographer. I am obsessed with astrology, hiking and camping, wandering the woods and exploring a quiet beach. I am fascinated by crystals and rocks, plant life and animal friends, and essential oils. You can also find me cooking up your favorite meals, making them vegan and delicious! I truly believe in the healing power of community. You can learn more about me at Yoga with Jen!
Monica left the corporate world almost 20 years ago to pursue something she loves...helping others improve the quality of their lives.
Monica’s professional fitness career started with getting her personal training certification summer of 2001. From there she pursued Pilates, then yoga. With yoga being Monica’s true love.
She has taken steps to grow and share her professional knowledge by establishing good relations with prestigious local businesses, schools (elementary to college level), special needs facilities (children with apraxia and legally blind adults), health clubs, retirement facilities, surrounding community sites, resorts in Brazil and Puerto Plata. Monica applies her expertise in the principles of cardiovascular conditioning, functional training, stretching, balance, and stress reduction practices which also include the newest therapeutic addition to her participants…Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.
Outside of Monica’s teaching and training fitness, she loves engaging with people in a relaxed environment whether it be hiking or sipping wine. She is intrigued by learning about what makes people tick.
I am excited to help others on their yoga journey, and look forward to having the opportunity to meet you wherever you may be on your path in yoga! I am a mother to two amazing teenage boys, married for 19 years, and dog mom to two awesome miniature aussiepoos. Namaste!
I began my yoga practice many years ago, practicing on and off around my kids activities at different studios. About 5 years about I started practicing regularly, several times a week. The movement helped with a health issue I have. The breath, peace and calm filled another need I had after some loss I had experienced in my life.
I earned my 200 hour RYT through Grace Tree & White Lotus Home. I really enjoy teaching and sharing yoga with everyone I can and helping to let them know that everyone can do yoga.
My day job is an administrative assistant at in a high school guidance office where I have daily contact with hundreds of teenagers.
My favorite yoga students are my young granddaughters who like for me to do yoga with them.
I first discovered yoga in 1971 in a class at a neighborhood school and with Lilias Folan on WCET TV. I practiced sporadically through out my life until 1997 when I began consistent classes and exploration. Curiosity leading the way, I became Reiki Level I attuned in 2003 and Level II in 2004. The student was ready and Cincinnati Yoga School offered its first local Teacher Training with Shashank Lakhia and Will Brashear. Since completing my 200-hour training in 2007, I have trained with Doug Swenson, Kali Ray and became a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Yoga Teacher in 2011 after studying in Asheville, North Carolina, St. Augustine, Florida, and Hershey, Pennsylvania. With this variety of history and trainings I can only call my classes "eclectic" and strive to connect yoga philosophy and practice to direct application in today's world. Classes are created to meet the needs and requests of attendees. In addition to my usual Hatha Flow, I have taught yin, prenatal, power and chair classes.
In addition to being a yoga instructor, I am a retired Registered Nurse and a Tri-Life Leadership Training volunteer. I was co-owner and steward of the Grace Tree mission and vision from 2012-2018.
"Yoga gifts me with the continued opportunity for study, helping my fellow man, personal growth and lets me move forward without regrets and 'what ifs’."working with you.
Katie is a certified 500RYT. She started her yoga journey in high school taking Yoga and Pilates classes at her local recreation center, but found her passion for yoga when she started her first training in 2015 at World Peace Yoga in Cincinnati. She was feeling lost after moving to a new city and the company she was working for shut down. Yoga gave her a sense of peace and helped her on a new and exciting spiritual journey. From there, it was down the rabbit hole into life of holistic living. Since then Katie has completed both her foundational and advanced teacher training and has certifications in Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki.
She is also studying to be a certified Raindrop Therapy Technician and Ayurvedic Practitioner through Maharishi International University. Katie’s classes are typically Hatha or Vinyasa, but teaches a variety and are accessible to everyone.
I began practicing yoga as a teenager and learned a lot about fitness, and then I got older, kept practicing yoga, and learned even more about about being healthy, centered, and present. My yoga practice is equally about fitness, health, being centered, and fully present in each moment. Through experience with high impact sports, I have learned a lot about what yoga can teach about movement, focus, and recovery. My yoga practice includes study, postures, meditation, service, and devotion.
I want to help people with their yoga practice so they can find strength and flexibility in their bodies, and also compassion and peace in their spirits. In my classes, I believe that each person is an individual on their mats, and each person's practice is individual to their own experience and their own bodies. I hope to support this personal journey for each person in my class, as each person finds their own yoga.
I also teach yoga for UC Wellness at the University of Cincinnati, and I facilitate mind/body awareness skills seminars at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. This mindfulness training gives students tools to manage stress and find balance so that they can experience a more efficient and effective working and learning environment.
Yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, personal trainer, Reiki Master, and life coach, Cheryl A. Leménager was made to share her passion. She commands a room while cultivating community. Cheryl’s desire to experience the unknown has been with her since birth, creating her bold nature; she encourages you to connect with yourself through breath and movement.
In today's fast-paced society, Cheryl finds the purposeful connection of body, mind, and spirit of yoga to be the perfect way to nurture your soul, calm your mind, and tone your body.
Whether hiking the Andes, backpacking across China, or spending time on a ranch in Montana, Cheryl is always up for an adventure and brings that curiosity to all she does. You will leave feeling strong, accomplished, and spirited. Anything could happen in a class or session with Cheryl!