Ashlee Casey, RYT 200

Instructor

Ashlee entered her first yoga class 12+ years ago with one goal in mind, that yoga butt baby! Very quickly she learned it wasn’t going to happen overnight nor were all the changes going to be solely physical. What she gained instead on her mat was a sense of calm and release she never experienced before.  The benefits of her time spent on the mat slowly crept up with little (read HUGE) changes happening to her physical and mental practice along the way.  

She became a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher in May 2019 and began teaching immediately with the intent to share how a deepened yoga practice can calm and challenge even the most competitive of practitioners in a very non-judgmental and non-completive way.

 In Ashlee’s class you will link your breath and movement through easily accessible sequences to parallel the ups and downs of your life. You will gain an opportunity to find the strength to break, physically and mentally, through the uncomfortable and soar.

Alexis L. Cole, RYT 200

Instructor

Yoga has been a part of Alexis’ life for over 20 years and it has repeatedly proven to be a safe and welcoming space for her to return. It has helped her navigate into becoming a stronger, more centered and compassionate woman in every realm of life. Besides feeling more comfortable and content in her body, yoga helps to free herself from limiting thoughts and beliefs, teaching her how to listen and be guided by my intuition rather than by fear and anxiety. She hopes to share these invaluable tools with others who may be struggling with similar issues.

Alexis became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2002 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, nestled in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. She enjoys teaching powerful and creative sequences sprinkled with doses of inspiration and loving wisdom. Her intention is to provide students with a nurturing environment that allows the freedom to be yourself, be challenged, and transform from the inside out.

Kara Gunderson, RYT 200

Instructor

Kara has always been called to move. Growing up on the West Coast, she found great release in dance, roller skating, or even just hanging upside down on her backyard swingset and observing the earth from a different point of view. 

As a theater and communications student at UW Stevens Point, she was formally introduced to yoga via a professor.  Kara like being guided not only by movements, but also by breath. Yoga helped her challenge herself without being competitive and find the calm she needed to get through life. 

While pregnant with her daughter, Kara received her 200-Hour yoga certification at Inner Fire Yoga in Madison, Wisconsin. Four years later, she’s a busy wife and mom, a health secretary at a local elementary school,  and teaching yoga throughout the Stevens Point community to people of all ages and backgrounds. 

With a firm belief that yoga is for all, she offers all-level classes that encourage exploration and acceptance. Kara says her own personal practice helps her body and mind both be on the same page, and that is what she strives to help those in her class do as well. 

Jennifer Novotny, RYT 200

Instructor

Jennifer took her first yoga class almost 9 years ago and fell in love with the practice.  It started as a way to balance out running and road biking and quickly became more.  Its inspired her to live each moment more mindfully.

Jennifer received her RYT200 from Community Soul Yoga in Wausau.  She teaches a variety of classes specializing in power yoga and yin.  She offers students a space to challenge their bodies and minds,  play with their edge, and find space and peace on their mats – one breath at a time.  Her hope is you leave class feeling empowered and supported. 

She is grateful to be a part of the yoga community helping people connect with their breath and with each other.    

Lisa Lee-Oswald, E-RYT 200

Owner & Instructor

Lisa never expected to start a business when she first stepped into a yoga class as a last resort to manage anxiety.  What she discovered as she stumbled her way through her first class was a newfound sense of release and a fresh perspective on the problems that had been plaguing her for months.  The experience was so liberating that Lisa decided to stumble through another class, and another, and another.

As Lisa deepened her practice, and her anxiety began to ease, she realized that she had received an incredible gift through the practice of yoga and recognized a deep desire to share the peace and personal empowerment she gained every time she stepped on her mat.  She completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training through GreenMonkey at Toledo Yoga in October of 2016 and began teaching shortly thereafter.  As life took Lisa and her family back to Wisconsin, she realized that she had an opportunity to share the practice she loves with the community she loves even more.

In Lisa’s class, you can expect to be challenged to discover your own strength and peace while you push your perceived limits.  Arrive, and discover what’s possible.

Gina Martin, RYT 200

Instructor

Join Gina to feel powerful and centered, energized and relaxed through her dynamic flows. Gina’s friendly and passionate personality is sure to make you feel welcome. She has practiced yoga since 2012 and teaches a mix of classic postures with unique sequencing. Gina also enjoys cooking, hiking, and reading. 

Melissa Zima, RYT 200

Instructor

Melissa holds her 200 RYT in Vinyasa and certifications in Buti, Hot Buti and 26 & 2.  She started yoga in 2011 and has practiced many different variations including Hatha and Kundalini as well as those listed above. 26 & 2 made her fall in love with yoga and Buti brought her new life and energy.  Her mission is to make those who practice with her feel empowered in confident; not only in class but in their daily lives.