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!
My yoga journey started in 2014 where I began my practice at home with online yoga videos. I was introduced to a yoga studio a year ago, and fell in love with the classes, people and atmosphere. Yoga has been such an amazing support for me in helping me to find life balance (still a work in progress), self-acceptance, reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and deal with my autoimmune issues. I fell in love with all that yoga has done for me that I decided to dive deeper and was certified as a RYT200 through White Lotus. It has been the best decision I have made.
I want to help others find the beauty in all that yoga has to offer. There is something in it for everyone, no matter your abilities or experience – it is your practice. It is about letting go, freeing yourself from judgement, picking yourself up if you falter and finding acceptance right where you are.
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.
Katy Closson, is an RYT-200 certified Yoga instructor. She primarily teaches Yin Yoga as well as, Vinyasa flow. Her training comes from Drishtiq yoga in Mason, Ohio.
While getting her certification she found peace in meditation practices and the history of Yoga. She was inspired to get her certification after practicing yoga for a year. The calling came to her when she realized the opportunity it held to offer others a door to find comfort and renewal through yoga. Having the ability to give back to the yoga community is a lifelong blessing. Her class intentions focus on the simple nature of just being.
Taking a minimalistic approach to yoga with simple vinyasa flow and yin practice, allows oneself to create space for peace and light in their life.
In addition to being a yoga instructor, Katy is a full-time student at the University of Cincinnati, studying as an International Affairs Major with a minor in Spanish. Her practice gives her the ability to manage the stress and the hectic balance between life, work, and school.
Yoga has been a passion of mine since the first time I found the mat as a young teenager. Through the years it has helped me over come obstacles, improve my self confidence, and keep me centered in my everyday life.
I decided to get my 200 hour teaching certification through the “White Lotus Home” program in 2017, so I could share this passion of mine by teaching others, as well as continuing to learn and grow as a student.
IYoga has helped me stay true to myself throughout chaos and change. It grounds me, humbles me, and brings a greater understanding to life itself. I love teaching gentle, restorative and beginner-friendly flows. Yoga has connected me to so many amazing people, I am so grateful to share the love of yoga!
I am a holistic health coach that helps women connect their mind. body, and soul to become the Highest version of themselves. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking vegan foods, cuddling with my dog, and spending time in nature. I am an astrology nerd that loves studying moon cycles and zodiac signs. I am always excited to learn about how we can live a more grounded life in this modern world. For more about me, check out my website here.
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!
When I roll out my mat, I feel a sense of peace, presence, beauty and connection. I started digging deep into my yoga journey shortly after I gave birth to my daughter, Josie. Yoga became an outlet for me as I adjusted to being a new mom. My practice has provided me with balance in my day to day life. It is where I come to fill up my cup so I can be the best version of myself and be of service to others throughout my day.
My intention as a yoga teacher is to spread the joy of yoga to my students along their journey. I enjoy challenging my students in a way that promotes self growth, self discovery and self care. My mission is to guide my students as we reconnect our body and mind so that we can fully embrace every aspect of ourselves!
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.