Shannon Austin, ERYT, YACEP

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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 :

  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr
  • YACEP - Continuing education teacher
  • Advanced Anatomy of the Chakras Intensive Training
  • Specializes in Power Yoga Vinyasa utilizing alignment 

Dean Jeffery, ERYT

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:

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

Brittany San Agustin, RYT

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Brittany started her yoga journey with her mother in 2010 as teammates pursuing a healthier lifestyle.  As a gymnast, the joy of movement and health has always been an important part of Brittany’s daily life. She studied biomedical science throughout college striving for a future to heal through western medicine. Since she became certified to teach, her passion for yoga and holistic health and wellness have grown deep. After teaching nearly 300 classes in her first year alone, she witnessed the beauty and power of yoga to heal on both physical and emotional levels. 

Music and creative movement play a vital role in her classes; believing in balance, her classes are just as much yin as yang. They are known for being creative, playful and athletic but also relaxing and grounding! Brittany is an advocate for empowerment and self-love and channels these themes in her teaching. 

Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 200 hr RYT
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Thai Massage Certified
  • Buti Yoga Certified
  • Specializes in Massage Yoga,  mindful transitions, and creative sequencing

Brandie Patterson, RYT

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Brandie was introduced to yoga with Sun Salutations as a warm-up for her volleyball practices by her high-school coach. And while it wasn’t necessarily love at first down-dog, it laid the foundation for understanding how yoga can help prevent injury, calm the mind, and impact many different areas of life - not just her practice on the mat. 

After many years of personal practice and experience, Brandie took the leap to get certified as a Yoga Alliance 200 hr RY in 2013.  Her personal goal for her classes is to create a safe, alignment based and light-hearted practice that focuses on strength, control and breath. She hopes all her students realize how powerful their bodies are and how a balanced practice can keep them stay healthy and happy.

Credentials

  • Art of Assisting - Baptiste Yoga
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 200hr
  • Mia Park Yoga Nidra certified
  • Specializes in Power Vinyasa, chakras, meditation & pranayama

Gretchen Brockman, RYT

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 Gretchen's background is Ashtanga and Hatha Vinyasa, with special interest in Meditation and Yin Yoga. She believes everyone can benefit from a yoga practice and pausing to connect to breath. The connection to breath locates us in the present moment and connects us to our life force.
As an artist, yoga guide and student,  G is here to create beauty and lead others to recognize the beauty in their lives. Working as an artist, she pursues color, light and form in mixed media on canvas. Her art background informs her  yoga teaching and invites students to be creative and inspired in their practice. Sharing the physical practice of yoga is an invitation to all to see themselves through a lens of acceptance
and appreciation of their unique qualities.

Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr
  • Specializes in Yin Yoga
  • Specializes in community building

Caroline Packard, RYT

Caroline fell in love with yoga about a decade ago while living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  A life long runner and workout junkie, yoga provided strenuous physical exercise but it was the mental practice, focusing on the breath and staying present on the mat that kept her returning.  She received her instructor training from Amazing Yoga (Power Vinyasa Yoga) in Pittsburgh, PA with the goal of spreading her passion for yoga and its teachings to others.  She is a wife and mother to two young girls and also works as a Physical Therapist and exercise instructor.

Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, YA
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (cum laude)
  • Certified Suspension Trainer

Vanessa Benaway, RYT

Vanessa studied Hatha Yoga with Mimi Ray here in Grand Rapids and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with Yogi Rakesh and Yogi Arvind in Mysore, India. She intends to lead you in a practice infused with strength, healing and authentic connection to the self. 
Vanessa’s practice and teaching today is rooted in the Ashtanga and  Baptiste-style Power Vinyasa; but allows for exploration, and a channeling of inner creativity. She emphasizes seamless flow of breath and the power of intentionality. The foundational principles of  proper alignment are set to challenging sequences that help students go beyond  preconceived limits. Building strength and moving beyond the comfort zone are aims of her offerings.
Vanessa is a health and fitness enthusiast. In addition to yoga, she has a love for CrossFit and trail running. Through personal experience, she has come to believe in the healing alchemical powers of  movement and nature to transform  the human body, mind and soul. She advocates for self-study and  inner work as much as physical practices.
Vanessa is an RYT200 and a graduate of the Integrated Holistic Health and Wellness Certificate program of WMU. She is finishing her Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling in 2019. She aspires to serve her clients and students in their healing journey through Wellness guidance, movement and experiential therapy.


Credentials

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 hr
  • Specializes in Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa
  • Specializes in Power Vinyasa utilizing alignment

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 ERYT 200 hr/ RYT 500 hr
  • Specializes in Vinyasa Yoga
  • Thai energy work 
  • In training to become a massage therapist

Brie Crandall, RYT

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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

Regina Lopez-Maher, RYT

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“Life is about balance, and yoga has been a way for me to bring balance back into life when my pendulum has swung to one extreme or the other.”  Regina teaches a vinyasa flow that creates a space that encourage curiosity and exploration for yogis to link their breath and the movement of their body; to reconnect, become aware, make space for whatever lies within and be present for the entire experience. “Get on your mat, breath, flow, get messy, fall apart, and begin again,” because it’s a practice of progress, and not perfection.

Credentials:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, YA 200hr
  • Level One Baptiste Power Flow
  • Bachelor in Liberal Studies Degree