Jess Vincent

…It all started when… I started going to the occasional yoga class in 2005 as a complementary form of exercise and stretching to balance out the physical demands of competitive sports (taekwondo, football, ice hockey). After being sidelined by an injury several years ago, I turned to yoga as a primary form of exercise. I dabbled in different styles and …

Jen Cousineau

…Jen obtained her 200 hour teacher training certification from The Yoga Center for Healthy Living in Brighton, MI.  Her teacher at the Yoga Center was Lee Ann Louis-Prescott, who had studied under Swami Vishnudevananda for 20 years.   Jennifer prides herself in an holistic approach to yoga and incorporates Ghana yoga teachings throughout the physical practice.  Jennifer is also the Midwest …

Janine Runyon

…I have tried so many different types of exercise regimens, I have lost count. All these different exercise programs make promises, but few deliver. My husband was also looking for some kind of exercise that was low impact, but could still include a good cardio workout. He happened to discover yoga and encouraged me to go. Now, a year and …

Elissa Voigt

…I teach yoga because I believe that everyone has the right to be free.  When you come to my yoga class, expect to be in places that are uncomfortable, confusing and testing to your endurance.  Also expect to heal, grow stronger and increase your range of motion, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually if you should choose. One …

Christine Tolfree

…Christine has been teaching yoga and fitness classes throughout the community for nearly 15 years. She is a lifelong mid-Michigan resident and earned both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Michigan State University. Christine has always been physically active, and it was during her graduate studies in exercise physiology that she discovered yoga. Having begun practicing with primary physical motives, she …

Brian Bridson

…I was slowly drawn to Yoga over a period of years. I initially found yoga classes at different fitness centers and practiced with several teachers who had a wide range of experience. Eventually I found my way to a yoga studio where the teacher represented the deep tradition of yoga. During the next three years, as I worked on developing …

Ania Pathak

…I have been practicing yoga for the past 6 years, and came to love hot yoga, specifically, in May of 2011. The heat pushed me physically and mentally in a way I had never experienced before, and I fell in love with it. I also have spent the last four years ballroom and latin dancing competitively. I study here at …

Abbey Weston

…Abbey completed yoga teacher training in 2013 at East Lansing Hot Yoga. After teaching for a year at ELHY, Abbey partnered with Patty Sutherland, the owner of ELHY, to create our sister studio, Firefly Hot Yoga Bar. It was Abbey’s vision and hard work that brought FFHY into existence. We’re proud to have Abbey as one of the trained and …

Karilynn Burks

…Karilynn is a RYT 200 hour teacher and has been practicing yoga for 7 years and teaching for over 3. Yoga is one of her deepest passions, and she brings love, strength, discipline, creativity and flow into each and every one of her classes. She believes growth comes the spaces of uncomfortability, so she takes her students to their personal …

Taylor Guarnaccia

…I started practicing yoga regularly a couple years ago and fell in love. I knew this practice would be something that would change my life, and it did. After I took yoga teacher training and received my 200-hour certification, my love for this practice grew stronger. I have found that teaching yoga allows me to guide my students to let …