MEET OUR TEACHERS
Allison Mertz, RYT200
I teach yoga because it makes people feel good. When people feel good, they do good. It’s a ripple effect, and I get to make the wave.
Sarah Peck, RYT200
I teach yoga because it’s fun! I love playing around with different poses and flows, finding movements that work well with each other, and sharing them with others.
Kristen Jeffreis, RYT200
I teach in hopes I can pass on what I know about this amazing, restorative practice.
Carly Kish, RYT200
Simply put: the collective cleansing breath after savasana. Being able to give the gift of yoga, through teaching, fills my heart. Watching other's turn their attention inward: breathing, moving, and connecting is pure magic.
Jeanie Gardner, RYT200
I teach yoga because I like yoga.
Laya Rasmussen, RYT500
To create a safe space and share the practice of yoga with others.
Anna Raynes, RYT200
Anna is a boymom, Spartan,Yooper, and Yogi. In 2007 she found yoga as a place to step away from the labels and bring peace, acceptance, and healing into her life. In 2016, she completed her 200 hour teacher training and is currently working towards her 500 hours. With a passion for energy work; Anna's classes emphasize finding creativity and joy in your movement, as well as a tool to build mindfulness and trust in the body's signals.
Brian Rogers, RYT200
Kesandra Karim-Maskill, E-RYT200, YACEP
I started practicing yoga 15 years ago in Connecticut with Gina Norman and Stan Woodman. From 2010-2012 I dove deeply into Yin and Restorative yoga. I went on to study Thai yoga massage in Montreal and massage therapy at the Pacific College of Health & Science in NYC in 2013. I moved to Michigan in 2014 and began practicing as a student of ashtanga in Ann Arbor with my teacher Angela. While I was pregnant with my first child in 2015 I studied prenatal yoga. Since then my partner and I have built a farm where we are raising our 4 children. It is through yoga that I have forged a spiritual foundation for my life. I will always be a student and a steward of this path for others. OM!
Amber Spencley, RYT200
To experience and to share calm, connection, and joyful movement.
Fatiah Semia, RYT200
I teach yoga to stay connected to my breath, my body, my mind and the people around me. To take care of my complete mental and physical health and to stay grounded.
Coco Keehl, RYT500
Through the use of movement, breath, and mediation I teach yoga because I want to help others feel at home in their bodies.
Beth Windel, RYT200
I teach yoga because I love watching students come alive on their mats. To conquer something, they didn’t know they could do. Showing them the freedom, it allows the space to release restrictions of the mind, and the limitations we place on ourselves.
Emily Walters, RYT200
I teach yoga to share with others what has inspired me! Yoga makes me feel alive, strong, centered, joy and release! I want everyone to feel that. I’m so happy to be able to share this practice and inspire others.
Aneesa Cappellano, RYT200
Teaching is a large part of what fulfills me, and it has since I was really young. Yoga has helped me find myself, over and over again. It brings me so much joy to guide others have that same experience within themselves. Plus, it can be killer workout and SO MUCH FUN!
Eva Magri, RYT200
I love to share my passion for Ashtanga yoga method. It is beautiful practice that keeps us accountable and on track and it is a perfect example that if you do not give up and practice patiently you will be rewarded.
Mark Jeffries, RYT200
I got into yoga to fix my body from serious injuries. Shortly after I started, I noticed beauty and peace within the practice. Once my body started to heal, I started meditation and found the balance between mind and body. I completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 and purchased Brighton Yoga Center in 2019 to give back to the community what yoga gave me.
Rachel Hund, RYT200
Yoga was the first time I heard of the word "mindfulness," of what it meant to be grounded in your body and connected to your breath. I love that it encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. As a teacher, I hope that I can support others to discover what yoga means to them and find joy in the experience.