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brandy kelley

owner/e-ryt 200 yoga instructor/certified pilates instructor

Energy flows where attention goes. Brandy is a firm believer that by directing our attention toward our true desires,  having a willingness to go with the flow, even if that means venturing out of our comfort zone,  and being receptive to the universe's cues, we play a huge role in manifesting our own destiny.  Opening a Yoga studio has been a dream of Brandy's ever since she received her 200 hour Yoga certification in 2014 from Sangha Center for Yoga and Wellness . Since then, she has taken several scary, yet, exhilarating, life changing leaps, in order to make her dream a reality-opening Shakti Yoga & Pilates! Shakti represents the creative energy that is within us, our intuitive, motivating force, our personal power, and our ability to move and change. To help her students tap into this, Brandy's Yoga classes are based on the energy and needs of the students who show up. She also incorporates astrological and goddess influences, Yoga philosophy, and the wisdom of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine  (two sciences that teach us that what is going on in nature is also going on inside of us) to help her students feel more balanced as they move through their own changes.  Brandy also completed her Comprehensive Pilates certification through Lates Pilates. The positive mental, emotional, and physical changes that she's experienced through Yoga have been greatly enhanced with Pilates, and she's thrilled to offer this classic practice to you.  Brandy hopes that the energy she's put into Shakti will help to set a spark off within you too!

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matthew duggan

ryt 200 yoga instructor

Slow and steady. Useful advice for races and your practice. Although he received his 200 hr. RYT in a Power Yoga program, Matthew takes a more deliberate approach to his practice. Find the pose, settle in, hold it. Nothing too flashy, just tried and tested asanas to help you discover a whole new level of your practice.

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rosemary volosin

ryt 500 yoga instructor

Rosemary has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in June of 2016. The program had an emphasis on the philosophy and meta physical aspects of yoga. During her training, she was introduced to Qi Gong, and Tai Chi, which shares many similarities to yoga in that they are both healing arts. She completed her 200 hour Qi Gong/Tai Chi instructor training with Head Master Michael Leone of Zen Wellness in spring of 2018. She continued her training with Zen Wellness, and in the spring of 2021, completed her 500 hour YTT and 500 hour Qi Gong and Tai Chi instructor certifications. With over 20 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, she appreciates blending eastern and western medicine. Her focus is to share the benefits of these healing, living arts with others. The goal is to gain and maintain a healthy mind body connection, finding both one’s center and one’s edge by practicing postures, movement and breath work. This is a  skillful means of self- care. It increases strength, balance, mobility, stability and grace, and gives us the opportunity to quiet the mind and connect to our true nature.

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cierra paschal

ryt 200 yoga instructor, cpt

Cierra completed her yoga training at the Kula Kamala Foundation in 2018. There, she was immersed in the Yogic lifestyle and learned how to guide others through a practice focused on nourishing the mind, body, and spirit. In her classes at Shakti Yoga, you will find a balance of heat-building, cooling, grounding, and uplifting sessions that will inspire you toward feeling like the highest version of yourself. 

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sherry marentay

ryt 200 yoga instructor, lcsw

Sherry Marentay is a licensed clinical social worker. She has provided mental health counseling to
individuals and couples for over 20 years. Sherry found yoga for herself and has been practicing for over
10 years. It was through her own practice that she found the benefits of yoga on a mental, physical and
emotional level. She decided that this was something that she would like to offer the people that she
works with in counseling as well and further her own practice. In 2021 she attended and completed her
200 hour certification training at One Point One in Pittsburgh. Her classes involve mindful movement
and breath work activating the effects of the practice on our emotional and mental well-being. She
creates a safe space for individuals to find themselves and be present in the here and now.

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cheryl stasiowski

pma certified pilates instructor

Cheryl is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher as well as a TRX® Qualified Coach and Barre Above® Certified Instructor. Cheryl first experienced Pilates while recovering from an injury
to her lower back. She gained a deep appreciation for what Pilates can do for your mind, body and life and looks forward to helping others discover what Pilates can do for them. When not in the studio you can find Cheryl, substitute teaching in the officiating swim meets for the local YMCA and spending time with her husband (David), 2 children (Natalie & Eli) and Boxer, Zoe.

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zaria moore

ryt200  yoga instructor

If life is measured by the amount of breaths we take, why not give meaningful awareness to it?  Zaria structures her practices through moving meditation— connecting the body and mind. When she attended her first class at Shakti Yoga & Pilates in November 2021, she instantly felt aligned and connected.  Zaria is from Ohio, and lives there currently. However, she found love and her second home in Butler County, where she travels to every week. In May 2022, she received her RYT-200 at One Love Yoga in Kent, Ohio. In July 2022, she received her certification in Reiki II, and incorporates this healing practice in her classes across Northeast Ohio, (and now Butler!). She’s grateful to express this energy and connect with all beings everywhere. The body talks and meditation helps! :)

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john chovanes

ryt200  yoga instructor

When I was younger, despite being athletic, I had a lot of lower back pain that was only temporarily relieved by stretching and frequent visits to the chiropractor.  On my quest to find a more permanent solution, I heard about several older athletes and wrestlers greatly improving the quality of their lives through Yoga. Even though I was intimidated by some of the extreme postures I watched others doing, I decided to start practicing.  I still can't do many of those poses, but I do feel much better. Plus, the patience required in Yoga has helped me calm down and deal with stress better. Focusing on breathing and holding poses helps me focus on what I am doing now rather than worrying about what will happen later or what happened before. This is what a lot of Yogis call "being in the moment". That's Yoga. I'm willing to bet that most people reading this can get similar results. Do it consistently, figure out your way, and take it slow. I'm happy to share what works for me and suggest what might work for you.