Monica Ellis, RYT-200
Monica became a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher, through Go Yoga, in 2022 after several years of a personal practice.
Monica is also a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and has a love for tap dancing.
She believes in the power of movement for self-expression and healing. She uses vinyasa style yoga classes to explore and support the body, heart, and mind with a sense of strength, curiosity, openness, and joy.
Genie Jacobs, RYT-200
Geni began practicing yoga in 2013 at a local gym as a way to reduce stress. She has always enjoyed a slow flow/gentle yoga practice. Increasingly curious about the practice, she tried several studios and types of classes.
In 2018, curiosity got the best of Geni and she enrolled in the Yoga Teacher training program at Yoga on High. This is where she truly fell in love with the practice of Yoga and started to investigate the practice of Meditation. Geni completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in July 2019 and has had a variety of teaching experiences. She has taught restorative, gentle flow and chair yoga and in the last year, has been sharing Yoga in parks, church, at work and most recently in her home yoga space.
Geni is starting her 16th year with a large health insurance provider. She lives in Blacklick and when not sharing yoga, can be found reading, biking or walking (either alone or with 3 crazy rescue pups).
Geni is really looking forward to sharing her love of Yoga at Renew Wellness and looks forward to seeing you soon on your mat!
Daryush has been practicing different forms of meditation for the last 30 years. However he has specialized in the path of wondering Sufis of Persia, and Classical nondualistic Tantra of India. He uses different meditative techniques from these traditions to create embodied spiritual practices that are wholistic, grounded and balanced. His approach is a nondualistic mind-body oriented that is healing, and creates connection and a sense of wholeness that at its core directed toward healing, and deep experience of one-ness.
Kevin Ryan, RYT-200
After utilizing yoga with his students and athletes for nearly twenty of his thirty-plus years of teaching and coaching, Kevin recently was certified in the RYT-200 program offered by Samyoga Institute/Shiva Shakti Synthesis. As a runner, biker, cross-country skier, back-packer and overall outdoor enthusiast, Kevin well recognizes the healthful physical benefits of yoga, but he has been especially drawn to yoga because of its emotional and spiritual benefits as well. In classes ranging from Gentle Hatha to Easy Vinyasa to encouraging people to re-embrace their aging bodies, Kevin always seeks the yogic goal of the union of body, mind, and spirit. He incorporated this approach in his first publication, Seeing God Everywhere: Living Your Life as a Prayer.
Along with teaching and working at a local bakery, Kevin also engages in retreat work and seminars that focus on spirituality, prayer, and living life more fully.
Anna Schott, ERYT-200
Anna is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Level 200 through Yoga Alliance. She was trained at Studio Om in 2011 and has been practicing for 14 years. Yoga has been an integral part of her emotional, physical and spiritual development. Anna primarily teaches Vinyasa yoga, and she is passionate about incorporating mindfulness and the mind/body connection in her practice. She integrates this concept by using breath work, postures, and connection to the true self.
Cassie STarinsky, RYT-200
Cassie is a Registered Yoga Teacher Level 200 through the Yoga Alliance, she was trained at Studio Om in 2011. Cassie has been practicing yoga for 10 years.
Yoga has been an transformative and healing practice for Cassie. Cassie spent her entire life engaging in competitive sports in which the "no pain no gain" concept existed. Yoga has allowed her to respect, honor, and be compassionate towards her body.
Cassie teaches a Vinyasa style yoga and enjoys focusing on strength, balance, and inversions. Yet, she also values teaching a gentle yoga class that keeps a balance for herself and her students.