Jennifer (Brown) Witt
Jen grew up in the Chicagoland (IL) (Warrenville/Naperville) area. In 2010 she moved to Milwaukee, fell in love with Wisconsin, and the rest is history! Jen works in Mutual Fund Administration and completed her MBA in 2014. She finds her happy place on her mat after enduring long days at the office and is grateful to have found yoga to balance the many stresses that she, like many, face on a day to day basis.
Jen has always been active, with a particular love for gymnastics. Jen was thrilled when she attended her first HOT power yoga class and learned about the playful and invigorating side to yoga. After becoming enthralled and addicted to HOT yoga she knew opening her own studio was the right business for her. She is extremley excited to offer the Tosa community its first and only HOT yoga studio and is eager to watch others transform, as she did, mind, body & spirit. Namaste.
Ultra-marathoner, dog lover, and professed foodie, Inga Bentley is a tough combination of engineer-meets-yogi. She discovered early in her yoga journey the importance of strong breathing, bringing her deeper into the physical asana, leading to mental clarity. She has completed her 200 hour training with T Nolan Yoga. Her lifelong passion for understanding how things work has translated through her yoga in her systematic approach to a powerful vinyasa class. Inga focuses on strengthening the breath, helping students leave class feeling both grounded and refreshed. She helps students reach their goals on and off the mat. Join her in creating a better world one breath at a time.
I'm a Milwaukee-area yogi with an eclectic past that includes a career in law enforcement. My fitness background includes competitive swimming, triathlons, weightlifting and I've been practicing yoga since 2014. Yoga is the first athletic activity of my adult life that I truly believe I need. I hope to share my love of yoga with others through instruction by bringing my past and current experiences into classes. I aim to use reflective thoughts and dry humor to help people deal with the stresses of modern life while getting sweaty. My teaching is purposeful and allows space for individual freedom. In my own practice, I'm always chasing a deeper backbend. Gregg holds a 200 hour certificate through Wild Abundant Life.
Kate Dean Hawthorne
I started lightly practicing yoga several years ago but in early 2013 felt a call to really explore the full practice. My life completely changed after my first heated vinyasa class; I knew I had found my passion. The physical yoga practice challenged me in ways I had never experienced and slowly started to influence other areas of my life. It wasn't long before yoga became completely interwoven in all areas of my life. I was shocked to find how strong the mind-body connection truly is and how the mind influences what the body is capable of. Right away my physical and mental strength grew to a level I never thought possible. I completed my 200hr certification under Debbie Williamson of Wild Abundant Life in June 2014 and also certified as a Yoga Personal Trainer and Yoga Body Bootcamp Basic Trainer. My classes are ever changing and evolving and I strive to bring awareness to the mind-body connection through breath work and intention setting. I hope to inspire everyone to find their passion on and off the mat.
Crystal has had a curiosity for yoga ever since she was 13 years old. Battling depression and anxiety at a young age, she turned to music and yoga to help her cope with everyday struggles and give structure to triumphs. In 2015, occasional practice transformed into a daily lifestyle, in honor of her late father. Recently, she obtained her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Hawai’i during a therapeutic based yoga training program through Soma Yoga Institute.
When asked about her yogic philosophy and passion, she says, “My love of yoga is truly boundless, followed very closely by my love of music. My yogic philosophy revolves around the concept that yoga is truly for every BODY and that you can begin or continue your practice at any point in your life.”
She is vivaciously passionate about music and the Vinyasa Flow style of yoga. These passions are the driving forces for her concept of “Legato Yoga”, with legato meaning, “…to perform in a smooth and connected manner”. In her classes, you can expect a hand crafted playlist, a variety of yoga asanas, and a sense of community and inclusiveness. To her, it doesn’t matter if you started your practice today, or have been practicing for years, she invites you to share your practice with her and your community. She invites you to use each practice to bring you closer to uniting your mind, body and Self.
Looking for a change to her workout routine, Kellie decided to give yoga a second chance in 2007. She was immediately hooked and couldn’t remember why she didn’t enjoy it her first time many years prior. This second time around, Kellie attended yoga classes multiple times per week for the great strengthening and stretching she felt in her body. How she felt not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally afterwards was what drove her to make yoga a part of her daily routine. Kellie really believes that by moving the body in the way yoga asks us to, it allows for the mind to quiet and take a pause from the outside world.
Since 2007, Kellie has been a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, which she truly enjoys; however, if anyone would ever ask her what her dream job was, she would say to teach yoga. In 2018, she finally decided to make that dream a reality; Kellie completed her 200-hour teacher certification from Tosa Yoga Center. Since a young age, Kellie has always had a love for health and fitness. By completing her yoga teaching certification, she felt like she added a very important piece to this passion. Through teaching yoga, Kellie has gained a confidence she never realized she had.
Kellie loves how a yoga studio or room offers such a sense of community and union; a union with the other students as everyone moves together, breathes together, and grows together. But also a union with one’s self; joining together body movement and breath. Kellie enjoys teaching a purposeful yoga flow with a mental theme; always encouraging students to move in a way that feels good for their body.
Mindy is a free spirited, passionate, old-soul yogi. Her loving nature brings compassion and creativity into all aspects of her life - from the mat into the courtroom, as a criminal defense attorney, and everywhere in between. She is a new-age hippy and essential oil aficionado who lives passionately to improve the lives of others. Her yogic wisdom will command you through a powerful but fun vinyasa flow. Her genuine and playful spirit will light up your practice and empower you to light up your own life. She has been practicing yoga for over ten years and has a passion for the all things outdoors, travel, natural foods, and juicing. She is excited to see you on the mat!
Katie is a nomadic yogi with a whimsical spirit who has been practicing yoga for over five years. But it wasn’t until last year where she deepened her yoga practice by going on her first week long yoga retreat in Costa Rica. It opened her eyes to so much more and inspired her to complete her 200 hr Teacher Training in Fall of 2015 with Tara Nolan.
Her fresh perspective motivates you to tune into your true self and let your inner goddess shine through. Katie brings a creative vision to vinyasa flow, allowing a playful and unpredictable class. Never afraid to try new things, her sense of adventure will bring students to new levels on the mat and all aspects of life.
While not practicing yoga Katie loves spending time outdoors: hiking, camping, skiing you name it. Nomadic by nature she is always looking for a new place to explore and travel to. But when staying close to home you will probably find her in the hottest new restaurant sharing tapas and enjoying an occasional glass of wine!
Certified Holistic Life Coach & ERYT
Yoga found me and inspired a whole new life, not only for myself, but for my family. Being a mother of four beautiful children, I try to find stillness and gratitude in the chaos of everyday life. My passions are yoga, homeopathic healing, juicing, essential oils, organic gardening, re-purposing, canning, the list goes on and on... throw in some reggae music anywhere and you will find me dancing, even if it so happens to be a grocery store. Since becoming a yoga instructor in 2006, I have been teaching private and group yoga classes in Milwaukee and the surrounding area, offering a variety of styles for all levels, all ages. My goal as a teacher is to provide a dynamic, playful, and physically challenging practice while connecting our movement with breath to find the vibrant awakening of the mind and body, cultivating an inner peace in which can be lived out in our daily lives. “Yoga has humbled me and brought so much joy into my life and my hope is that I can transfer this to those I teach. I encourage you to join me to discover the youthfulness of the body, have fun, let go, to push your limits- leaving any thoughts of judgments, stress, and tension at the door.” Namaste!
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