Bill Price, PhD, ERYT500. Chemistry & Physiology Professor, MU & MU School of Medicine. With over 5 decades of both yoga practice and scientific research, Bill’s understanding and teaching of yoga’s physical practices and darśana are informed by modern scientific research and yoga/sanskrit scholarship, respectively. Bill’s teaching practice includes: several weekly yoga classes (principally Somatic, Yin, Restore, Nāda, free monthly darśan and lead TTY trainer) at Studio 8, Huntington; YACEP workshops; Long-time Faculty advisor – MU Yoga Club.
Tara Jeffers, BFA Berklee College of Music –Voice; Sound Therapy Studies; Shawnee State University, AS – Respiratory Therapy. Tara has enjoyed a regular yoga practice for over 2 decades and has created acclaimed live soundscapes for many and diverse yoga classes and workshops.
Growing up in West Virginia, Dewana has a passion to bring health & happiness to her community through Yoga. She is the proud owner of Balanced Life Infrared Yoga & Barre Studio. She has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, is a 500 hours RYT and a certified health coach. Dewana also travels to other countries to teach yoga for Fitness Pro Travel.
Erika Laurenson is an E-RYT 500 and Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Morgantown, WV. She credits and honors her primary teachers Sianna Sherma, Todd Norian, Desiree Rumbaugh and Randy Boyd for inspiring her to a life of service and yoga. Her classes are an adventure in embodied curiosity and “what next?”. Erika values her work in yoga and psychotherapy for its ability to bring greater awareness, compassion, and resilience to the lives of both those who are experiencing difficulties and for those who would simply like to develop a deeper and more profound sense of self.
Jeannie Harrison, M.A., ERYT-200, is dedicated to emotional health for all. She is the Founder and Director of the Karma Yoga Institute, and the mind behind Yoga for Emotional Intelligence (Yoga EQ), a social-emotional learning program taught in schools, recovery centers, and companies across the country. Yoga EQ is a social and emotional learning program that uses movement and meditation to teach emotional management and social skills, and is gaining recognition, having been featured on BBC News and many other media outlets.
A curious student of anatomy and alignment Jon’s style is an eclectic blend of asana meditation and the ancient wisdom teachings woven together on the thread of breath into the tapestry of mindfulness.
My mission is building communities who engage in a variety of mind-body-spirit practices to increase self-awareness, mastery and unity. I manifest my mission by teaching cross-disciplinary holistic education courses, leading a 200 hour holistic yoga school & intentional living community, & directing Elevate Akron Yoga which unites over 3,000 people each year! I believe my mission helps people to live more meaningful and growth-filled lives for all our relations: self-interpersonal-community-earth-cosmos.
Kylie Ignace is a Wheeling WV based yoga teacher who specializes in yoga therapeutics, trauma healing, and coaching. She trained under Tiffany Cruikshank and has completed Wheels Reinvented Trauma Training and The Digital Yoga Academy. She has a goal to make everyone realize that they can create their next step in life rather than react to it!
As an LMT my goal is to improve the overall well being of my client through informed touch and other therapeutic modalities. I use a combination of techniques from Cranoisacral and deep tissue to trigger point and Myofascial Release.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Lana has been teaching active and contemplative practices since 2009. She is trained in Jivamukti, Yin, and Restorative Yoga. Lana facilitates in multiple teacher training programs and encourages critical thinking, creating inclusive spaces, and the value of being a lifelong student. Also a musician and theatre artist, Lana leads kirtan, sharing the power of group chanting internationally. She has two acclaimed albums of mantra music: Invocation (2013) and Reverence (2017).
As an English Literature student at West Liberty University, my first yoga class in 2001 led me to study with Dharma Mittra, David Swenson, Saul David Raye, Kia Miller and Tiffany Cruikshank. I trained in Chair Yoga in 2009, completed 200HR in 2010 with WV’s Om Seva School of Yoga, and 300HR with Yoga Medicine for Spine, Hips, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yin/Meditation & Myofascial Release. I opened Wheeling’s Happy Goat Yoga in 2014.
Sarah Hudson is a West Virginia native, yoga & meditation teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a space-holder for women returning to their wild wisdom. A forever student of life and yoga she continues her studies with pre-imminent yoga and philosophy teachers and is currently studying to become a Somatic Experience Practioner. She draws her inspiration from her deep study at the confluence of modern neuropsychology, feminine flow yoga, and women’s wellness. Sarah’s unique teaching style blends vinyasa-based asana and spirit-awakening Ayurvedic and Tantric philosophy.
Sarah began practicing yoga during medical school when she became interesting in anatomy and physiology. While asana and alignment-based yoga were her first loves, she has found herself down the rabbit hole of yoga philosophy and meditation, which have become the center point of her practice. Sarah is an RYT-500 and credits her teachers with her ongoing passion for yoga. Sarahâ€™s asana classes begin with a theme that is woven throughout a physical practice that incorporates storytelling, mantra, mudra, and pranayama.
Sara Limb, along with her loving companion, Massimoji, is an avid believer in the healing practice of yoga and the power it processes to create connection and to change lives. A student of yoga for over 20 years, she began actively teaching 12 years ago. Certified in Vinyasa yoga, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, she has found her true passion for the practice and in sharing its teachings through Bhakti Yoga; the yoga of the heart and of devotion. A lover of movement, myth, and music, she invites us to tap into our own healing vibrations through breath, movement, and song.
Sheray Efaw & T.K. Kraemer
Sheray Efay – Sheray, also known as WVYOGAGIRL, has been teaching yoga in NCWV for five years. She began her journey in Costa Rica and has continued to evolve and grow every time she steps on the mat. Her practice has become the guiding force to living a more simple, peaceful, and grounded life. She believes yoga is a nourishing form of moving meditation that calms your mind and instills self-love deep within the core of your being. She designs each class with creativity and care to guide you through a light-hearted flow. Her classes are a safe space for you to dive deeper into your practice. She hopes to hold the space for you to feel calm, centered, strong, and free. Her newest endeavor is opening up Wild Vinyasa Yoga Studio in downtown Buckhannon, WV. The studio will offer a blend of yoga, mediation, and art classes. The motto for the studio is “Create a life you’re proud of living.”
T.K. Kraemer – From cool, soothing new-age style ambiance, to more energetic Baroque melodies for sun salutations, to modal rhythmic passages during active pose sequences, the addition of live music adds a higher-level experience for participants of any class. Thomas K. Kraemer, graduate of SUNYâ€™s School of Music (1994), has been studying and performing Classical guitar styles and electronic music composition for over 30 years. The idea to combine those aspects of music into a structured yoga class came to fruition in 2013 as yoga teacher Marta Fiscus of Cumberland, Maryland, (also a Classical pianist) welcomed an experimental class. The participants loved it, and since then, T.K. has performed to back dozens of professional yoga instructors through scheduled classes across the Mid-Atlantic states: everything from special events and festivals, to the more unusual, including out- door, fireside, and even waterfront venues! The YLMX professional sound system is mixed in stereo, and can handle both indoor and outdoor events. The instructor can be equipped with a wireless microphone so they’re be free to encourage and spot patrons. Since T.K. is a practicing yogi himself, he is able to custom-tailor the music to match the particular flow and energy of the class based on the instructor’s lead.
Taylor Graham came to her yoga practice in 2015 while looking for ways to manage and decrease stress while studying law at West Virginia University. She completed her RYT200 in 2018 and began teaching vinyasa and beginners yoga classes in Colorado. She completed a 200 hour therapeutic yoga teacher training in 2020 in Loveland, CO. Taylor is passionate about sharing the healing capabilities of yoga and making yoga feel accessible and available to all bodies. Taylor brings a heart-centered focused to every class and a sense of humor to all aspects of life.
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Please note: all teachers and schedule are subject to change, even up to the day of the event. We will update and notify people as needed when changes occur.