Laura Glerum, RYT

Courtesy of Megan Lendman Photography

Courtesy of Megan Lendman Photography

Laura took her first yoga class in 2001 and immediately fell in love with the practice. She began training and teaching soon after and has studied a variety of yoga styles with many different Master Teachers. She continues to find personal growth and influence from Rod Stryker, Baron Baptiste, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sarah Powers, Elena Brower, and Annie Carpenter.

Her expertise is built upon a degree in kinesiology, exercise science, a decade of work in a physical therapy clinic, and fifteen years of practicing, studying, and teaching yoga. This depth of experience gives her the ability to respond to the needs of every student. In her classes, Laura strives to create strength and flexibility in both the body and mind, connecting students to their bodies through mindful movement, breath work, and visualization.

Credentials: 

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr
  • Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Ana Forrest, 619 hr
  • Yin Yoga, Sarah Power, 100 hr
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Specializes in meditation, philosophy practice & asana

 

Shannon Austin, RYT

Courtesy of Megan Lendman Photography

Courtesy of Megan Lendman Photography

Shannon  first stepped on the mat in 2004 but believed there were signs much earlier on that she was meant to find the path of yoga. She had a bit of a rubber band effect with the practice for a few years until she realized that the physical asana was just a lovely vehicle to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world around us.

Her true practice began when she found the teachers that inspired her to learn the wisdom and the roots of the practice. Her teaching style is influenced by Master Teachers Devarshi, Gary Kraftsow, Tias Little, Judith Lasatar,  Rod Stryker, Stephen Cope,  Don Stapleton and Jason Crandall. She received her training from years of self study, intensives, and personal and professional practice. She received her certification through Prairie Yoga based in Chicago, IL and is forever grateful for the knowledge, lineage, and curriculum that Prairie has to offer. 

Shannon is the owner and founder of Yoga Fever. Her dream was to bring a mindful, heart-centered, alignment based vinyasa practice to the  contemporary hot space.

Credentials :

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr
  • Advanced Anatomy of the Chakras Intensive Training
  • Specializes in Power Yoga Vinyasa utilizing alignment 

Jenny Lintvedt, ERYT

Photo courtesy of Sarah Osborne

Photo courtesy of Sarah Osborne

 

Jenny Lintvedt  relocated to Grand Rapids from Traverse City, MI where she first began teaching Vinyasa yoga  over 12 years ago.  Jenny has her Masters in Exercise Science, which has enabled her to create vibrant Vinyasa practices that are both anatomically well aligned as well as fun and energetic. Jenny was first drawn to the mind/body connection and mindful meditation while completing her Masters Studies. She was drawn to yoga as a way find inner peace and stillness through flowing movement, pranayama and meditation.  Jenny blends and infuses into her classes the wisdom from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as well as the Buddhadharma. She is committed to continuing her education and is always learning from and inspired by the many yogis and yoginis who share their energy, breath and kindness both on and off the mat. 

Credentials:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 500 hr
  • Yen Yoga Teacher Trainer
  • Specializes in alignment based Vinyasa yoga

Dean Jeffery, RYT

Dean has been practicing yoga since early 2005, and received his RYT 200 in Ashtanga based vinyasa in 2012.  

Dean teaches a variety of styles, including vinyasa, slow flow, yin, pranayama, and meditation. His classes are known for their creative, challenging sequences combining fluid movements with an acute attention to engagement and alignment. 

His personal mission is create a welcoming space that feels casual, and compassionate. He injects a playful energy into every class he leads and strives to create a place where students can find happiness through movement and music. Helping others to explore the process of self-transformation, and to lead healthier, happier, more honest lives is what he lives for. 

Credentials:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance RTY 200hr
  • Advanced Yoga Anatomy
  • Specializes in Vinyasa, Yin, Meditation, Pranayama

Jaclyn Szelong, ERYT

Jaclyn started practicing yoga when she was in college as a means to complement her resistance training. After she completed graduate school with a masters in biomedical science, she needed a change. She received her 200 hr RYT in 2010 from Seva Yoga under Michele Fife. She fell passionately in love with the tradition of Ashtanga yoga & Ayurveda. She then went on to study with Manju Jois and received her certified Ashtanga teacher certificate in Chicago. Wanting to dive deeper still, she started studying to be an Ayurvedic practitioner from New World Ayurveda in Ann Arbor and is nearing the end of her training. Yoga for Jaclyn, is an outlet for spiritual activism. If she can inspire and ignite one person to go out and live a life that is more compassionate, graceful, integrated and whole, than she feels satisfied. Her teaching style is heavily alignment based, supported by her strong anatomical background, with the freedom to simply enjoy the flow. When she's not on her mat, she thoroughly enjoys hiking, giving kisses to her pup, advocating for animal rights and spending time in the water. 

Credentials:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr ERYT
  • Ashtanga Yoga Certified
  • Ayuervedic Practitioner Level 1
  • Specializes in fun sequencing while synchronizing movement & breath

 

Kelly Smith, ERYT

Kelly is an E RYT-500, YACEP yoga instructor from St. Paul, Minnesota. She first stepped on the mat when she was 15 years old as cross training for her competitive sports. When Kelly was 16 her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she was inspired by the therapeutic benefits of yoga. In 2008 Kelly followed her heart and became a 200-RYT yoga instructor with a focus on special populations and one-on-one instruction.

Since then Kelly has accumulated over 3,000 teaching hours, studied energy work and became a reiki master, and well as achieving certification and special training in over 8 styles of yoga. In her classes Kelly thrives to create a joyful environment that fosters development in the student's personal practice through movement, mindfulness, and breath.

Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 500 hr ERYT
  • 200 hr Teacher Trainer
  • Reiki Master
  • Specializes in one on one instruction & yoga retreats

Jacci Storey, RYT

Photo courtesy of Kaits Photography

Photo courtesy of Kaits Photography

Jacci graduated from the Temple of Kriya Yoga July 2012. She has found yoga to be important in all aspects of her life.  She is married with 3 beautiful children. After having her 3rd child, her back was badly injured and medical professionals wanted her to go in for surgery. Jacci began to focus on yoga more and more and within 2 months her back was healthy and was able to walk and run again. She believes in utilizing yoga to heal the mind, body and spirit.  

Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr
  • Varsity boys long distance coach
  • Organizes running clinics
  • Personal trainer for chronic pain

Elizabeth Sanders, ERYT 

For Elizabeth it is all about connection. Connecting the breath with movement as well as connecting the mind, body and spirit for a deeper life experience. Elizabeth has been given many gifts from her yoga practice, which started in college. She became a power vinyasa teacher in 2008, and has studied with Debbie Williamson of Wild Abundant Life, Baron Baptiste, and received her 300-level teacher training from Asheville Yoga Center, studying with Stephanie Keach and Michael Johnson, amongst others.

Her goal is to create a supportive environment to experience movement and breath together in each class. Join Elizabeth for a powerful & playful vinyasa class at Yoga Fever.

Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 hr/ RYT 500 hr
  • Specializes in Vinyasa Yoga

Miranda Peek, RYT

Miranda took her first yoga class in 2000 and found herself drawn to her mat again and again, especially during times of stress, chaos, change, and injury. She has undergone several knee surgeries and discovered yoga was a way to strengthen and heal not only the physical body but the emotional and spiritual bodies as well. 

When Miranda enrolled in teacher training, she did so to learn proper alignment and safety to ensure she could sustain a lifelong practice. Soon after completing her 200-hour training, she began teaching alignment-based vinyasa, slow flow, and power classes and found a whole new element of joy by connecting with students and the stories they share through the practice of yoga. Miranda enjoys deepening her knowledge by traveling to workshops and studying with teachers of all styles, including Kia Miller, Taylor Harkness, Amy Ippoliti, Kathryn Budig, Juan Pablo Barahona, and Bryan Kest. 

As someone who has limited range of motion and chronic pain, Miranda understands firsthand that although our bodies are so different, yoga is for EVERY body. 

Credentials:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 200hr
  • Specializes in alignment-based classes

Brianna Crandall, RYT

FullSizeRender (22).jpg

Brie's journey began several years ago when she discovered a passion for vinyasa yoga and meditation. It wasn't until she committed to a consistent personal yoga and meditation practice, that life began to really change.  She experienced nearly immediate physical, mental, and spiritual benefits, and longed to help others discover these benefits for themselves. She decided to teach yoga to inspire students to find their innate power and strength, mindful presence and physical awareness. She focuses her classes on mindfulness, physical alignment, and ways to take your yoga practice off of the mat and into everyday life. Brie creates a non-judgmental space for students to be who they are and do what they can, welcoming all levels and abilities. When she is not teaching yoga, Brie enjoys being outdoors, painting, crafting, and traveling as often as possible. 

Credentials:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 200hr
  • Specializes in alignment-based Vinyasa yoga