Lauren Hybza, LLPC, 200 RYT
Lauren is a psychotherapist at a private practice in Cadillac, Michigan. Her work with trauma and mental health issues have put her in a firsthand position to understand the importance of self care. In November 2019, Lauren attended the Yoga to Transform Trauma Leadership training led by Catherine Ashton. This grassroots movement provided the blend of traumatology and healing of yoga philosophy to promote wellness. The intensive was so powerful and a leading reason Lauren chose to pursue becoming a trauma-informed yoga teacher.
A few short months later she began YTT with Peoples Yoga & Aerial Fitness’s Kelly Stiglich. Kelly was an integral piece to weaving Lauren’s passion of health and wellness on a personal level, as well as profesional. She shapes a space for transformation physically, mentally and emotionally. ￼Check out Lauren’s classes to get an energetic release on your mat and do something positive for yourself today!
Yoga has been a part of Mary’s life for over five years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully.
Mary Karsten completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2016, and is currently working toward her 500 hour advanced training with Kelly Stiglich. Mary considers herself a forever student of the practice and is deeply grateful for the wisdom and support from teachers and mentors.
In her classes, she loves to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to support and help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga. Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, and empowered.
Andria has been practicing yoga since she was 18 and began her journey as a yoga teacher in 2017. In addition to yoga, she also holds certifications as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Drawn to flow based classes, Andria incorporates breath, meditation, and mindfulness to her practice for overall balance. She respects each person's individual jouney, and her mission is to empower others to become their happiest, healthiest self.
Janet has devoted her life to helping others. With a master’s degree in nursing, she has spent her adult life in clinical nursing, nurse leadership and nurse consulting. She has personally experienced the profound joy of practicing Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga and felt inspired to share with others the improved physical, mental and emotional well-being she experienced. Thus, began her journey into deeper learning and her decision to become a yoga instructor.
Janet studied with Kelly Stiglich in 2016 at the Shanti School of Yoga where she earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification. In 2017 she entered a two-year 300-hour training with Libby Robold at Yoga for Health Education Mentoring Academy. In June 2019, Janet graduated with her 300-hour training and became a RYT 500 certified yoga instructor.
Janet previously studied with the Chopra Institute where she attended numerous seminars. In July 2015, she earned certification in Ayurveda as a Perfect Health Instructor.
Janet has practiced many yoga styles, including classical Hatha Yoga, Bikram, Ashtanga, Gentle, Restorative, Yin and Vinyasa. She continues to enhance her knowledge and teaching skills by attending a variety of workshops and classes.
As an instructor, Janet’s focus is keeping students safe. She finds pleasure in helping students improve strength, flexibility and balance in an enjoyable, fun setting. Breath control and mindful reflection are offered to round out the student’s practice of yoga. Her greatest joy is helping students leave a class feeling better than when they arrived. Janet looks forward to meeting and helping you to find a fulfilling yoga practice. Namaste.
Hello, my name is Madeline Vasquez. I live in Northern Michigan with my husband and son - Quintin. I truly believe there is not a better place to live and have a family. I have worked in Elk Rapids, Michigan for 6 years at Wildflower Soapworks. Where I've learned so much about aromatherapy and naturally healing the body. I have an incredible passion for the wellness of our body Mind and Spirit. Yoga has turned into a lifestyle for me and I am extremely eager to share my passion with this wonderful community in Elk Rapids.
Maryl spent 30 years in the corporate world as a marketing professional and knows first-hand how workplace stress and other life challenges can compromise our physical and emotional well-being. The release she discovered from yoga was profound and flipped her life around. Now, as a yoga instructor, her goal is to help others feel their own transformation. Maryl completed 200-hour teacher training with the nationally recognized YogaWorks program in Seattle, under the guidance of Katherine Munro. She is certified in teaching Chair Yoga and is currently enrolled in Gentle Yoga training, looking forward to certification as well. She has two children, a cat, and is happy to have recently moved back to northern Michigan from the west coast!