Meet the Teachers
I started doing and teaching yoga in 2010 for recovery from endurance sports but truly began the practice of Yoga in 2016 in Northern California when my body hurt from previous injuries and my mind was in turmoil. My journey resulted in clarity, happiness and a passion for life I honestly felt that I had before - before I realized how much I was missing.
Veteran, mother, wife, business professional, adventurist, traveler, trail runner, mountain biker, hiker and kayaker. I've lived in South Dakota, overseas, Colorado, Anchorage, Kodiak, California and Kansas. When I returned to Kansas in 2017 with deep love for Yoga and found only gyms offering it, I knew my hometown deserved to have the very different experience of yoga in a studio. This is my Seva. Our community has big heart space. There is always room for more.
Jimi - ERYT 500,Tai Chi, PT
While completing my personal trainer certification, I found my breath in Tai Chi. I then came to find yoga and have pursued this healing art ever since. The yoga mat is my clinic, therapy coach & retreat. As a "mature" adult myself, I have a keen sense of physical and emotional limits and work to make yoga accessible to everyone.
I'm from Cincinatti but have lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Italy (3x) Germany, Kuwait, Okinawan, Leavenworth and now Kansas with my husband, retired from the Army.
Stacy - RYT 500
I started practicing yoga about 7 years ago. I was on a journey of weight loss and yoga helped with the recovery from the heavy exercise routine. My affection for yoga really grew when I practiced often and in a studio with amazing teachers. Its impact on how I interact in my life both on and off the mat has been so positive and very empowering. I am thankful to be able to continue to learn and grow where I am.
Originally from Ohio, I have lived in many places. Georgia was my home for over 11 years and that is where my heart desires to go back to when my time in Kansas is over. I have an amazing husband, daughter, and 3 awesome fur kids who all teach me every day about unconditional love.
Alison - RYT 500
I first experienced yoga in college but really fell in love when my family relocated to Colorado Springs in 2010. I am a student of the 8 Limbs of Yoga & practice integrating those on and off the mat. I initially completed a 200-RYT program to deepen my own practice, but realized how much I loved sharing yoga and wanted to learn more. So I taught and continued seeking more - completing the 500-RYT with Jason Crandell in California in July of 2019. My Vinyasa classes are thoughtful and accessible with a focus on alignment. I feel I have received a wonderful gift when I attend a great yoga class and aspire to give that same gift to each of my students. I grew up in Oklahoma City and worked in Iceland and Germany, where I met my husband. Since then, the Army has sent us (2 daughters, 1dog, 1 kitten) to IL, NY, KS, KY, TX, CO, & CA. Because of the military and work as a speech-language pathologist, my training also includes Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery, Yoga for Stable & Calm Kids, Pediatric Yoga & Mindfulness, Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, & Yoga for the Special Child.
Rosemarie - RYT 200
As a Kansan for 50 years, I have been physically active throughout my life, weight lifting, teaching Zumba, training individuals, and yoga. Until this past year I felt that something was missing in my life. After attending one of Charmion's yoga classes I noticed a deeper connection being made. I felt a peace within myself, and a unintended smile. My yoga practice through the years was basically just showing up and doing the class.
With this sense of peace I felt I knew I wanted to learn more about yoga. So I enrolled in the teacher training program to deepen my spiritual self for more mind, body and soul enlightenment. What I found was so much more with the training and felt the need to share it with others.
I am a mother, wife, trainer and caregiver for my mother. My yoga practice has given me an new way of relieving the stress in my life. It has given me back the control to live a more fulfilled way of life. I enjoy teaching different types of yoga, power, heated, balance flow and restorative. Namaste
Tori - RYT 200
A Julian Michael's DVD in my teenage bedroom is where my yoga journey began. Eventually this led me to completing my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
The opportunity to learn, the community of love and the freedom of the mind, body and spirit are my favorite parts of yoga.
I believe that yoga brings us back to childlike wonder, which helps us to better understand our own humanity.
My day job is working at a library. The books are great, but my favorite part of the day is having story time with the children where we sing, read, and make art.
I'm somewhat of an eclectic artsy soul. I love how winter feels, my ukulele, a good sushi roll and the smell of a record store.
In yoga class, I aim to create a playful and happy space for your inner child with an open mind and loving heart, while fusing movement, alignment and support from Ashtanga, Qigong, Restorative and Iyengar. Namaste