Jennifer (Brown) Witt
Jennifer grew up in the Chicagoland (Warrenville/Naperville) area. In 2010 she moved to Milwaukee, fell in love with Wisconsin, and the rest is history! Jennifer works as a Mutual Fund Accountant and completed her MBA from North Central College in Naperville, IL 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.
Jennifer grew up with a LOVE for gymnastics. You would more often than not see her doing cart-wheels and hand stands anywhere she could. Throughout adult-hood Jennifer found it harder to keep up with the rigorous routine of gymnastics and was thrilled when she attended her first HOT POWER YOGA class. She learned that the playful side of power yoga brought on a wonderful nostalgic feeling and she enjoyed using some of her gymnastic skills on a daily basis through her yoga practice. After becoming enthralled and addicted to HOT POWER YOGA she knew opening her own studio was the right business for her. She is SO 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.
Erin exemplifies the true meaning of yoga – union. A down-to-Earth demeanor enriched by herbal remedies; striving for self-sufficiency, while balancing a successful corporate career. She creates that perfect combination of balance, for an intense East meets West synergy in her class. After a sports injury Erin saw how yoga worked in her physical body and became aware of the changes yoga began to make in her heart and mind. Her mindful sequencing is laced with just the right amount of humor to keep you on your toes with a smile on your face. Erin’s class is guaranteed to take your Vinyasa practice to a new level, and empower you to live in the present moment.
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.
Stacy started a regular yoga practice in 2012 and finished her 200 hour Teacher Training with Shayne Broadwell & Ali Szarzynski at Core Essence Yoga in 2015. She’s an arm balance and inversion junkie and lifelong athlete. To Stacy, yoga helps us become the best versions of ourselves. You can expect her classes to include a vinyasa style flow that will get your heart beating with modifications for all levels and a focus on having fun. When Stacy is not on her mat, she’s telling jokes, training for her next half marathon, singing at the top of her lungs to Taylor Swift, or hanging out with her pug Lenny.
Selima Ani Hargadon
While in social work graduate school, I discovered Yoga in 1997 on the recommendation of a friend while I was training for the Minneapolis to Chicago AIDS Ride; it was the perfect antidote to my overtaxed muscles and tendons and grad school brain. Since then, I have practiced extensively throughout Chicago and Los Angeles' west side, prior to completing Power Yoga training through Core Power Yoga in April and relocating to Milwaukee in the summer of 2015.
Having grown up a competitive swimmer and soccer player, as well as having dabbled in triathlons and a marathon, I am an strong advocate of cross-training. I offer yoga students the opportunity to practice on building strength, stamina and flexibility to support their other athletic pursuits or to take off the mats into their day-to-day home and work challenges. My biggest influences have been the teachings of Erich Schiffman, Baron Baptiste and Bryan Kest.
When not teaching or practicing yoga, I can be found spending time with my husband, two rescue dogs and cat, running, cooking, learning to knit, attempting to garden, volunteering for MADACC, and most recently adjunct instructing at George Williams College in William's Bay, WI.
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!
Jenn has been practicing yoga since 2013 where she “accidentally” stumbled into a class one day looking for a light workout. While the class she attended was anything except easy, she was immediately drawn to the way she felt physically after practicing yoga compared to other workouts. Soon she found the connection between the body and mind that kept her coming back to her mat. Yoga has provided a space for Jenn to find balance and get grounded as well as a space to play and explore. Wanting to share her experience with others, she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Shayne Broadwell and Ali Szarzynski at Core Essence Yoga in spring 2016. To quote Rolf Gates, she now believes that “yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in”. Jenn believes yoga is beneficial for everyone and through her challenging and playful classes, her intention is to help individuals tune in to find strength and balance in both the mind and body, allowing them to become the best version of themselves both on and off the mat.
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