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Studio Etiquette

🔹  Arrive fashionably early. Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before class & stay for a bit after class to visit with community.

🔹  Wear light comfy clothing that you can move easily in.

🔹  Please refrain from wearing strong scents & perfumes.

🔹  Stay hydrated! Bring a refillable water bottle or grab a cup of tea while you're here. Ayurveda suggests warm water in little sips to keep the fire in your belly warm.

🔹  Don't forget your yoga mat. If you don't have one, we have plenty of clean mats available to borrow & for purchase.

Please arrive on time.

To ensure the safety of everyone in the class the exterior door will be locked at the beginning of class.

🔹  Remove your shoes before coming into the studio.​

🔹  Leave any potential technological distractions in your bag & double check they are on silent. This includes watches. Please keep them quiet &, if possible, leave in your bag.

🔹  Turn your focus inward to what's happening within your body & mind while on your mat.​​​​

🔹  Try to stay for the entire class.

🔹  Be compassionate & accepting of where you are physically & emotionally in class on each given day.

🔹  Practice Ahimsa. Ahimsa means "nonviolence" in all aspects of our life, in our thoughts & our behaviors

& our actions toward ourselves & others.

Meet The Team

Carla Wiessing
owner & lead dreamer

I have been practicing yoga since my twenties. It was not until I was more mature that I realized there was much more to the practice, than the yoga postures.

I want to share what I know & create a space for you to explore yoga with me!

I have trained at Perennial Yoga and with Yoga Indra Institute  earning my 500 CYT

Carla Wiessing

Crystal Lea Glenn
RN & cohort

A Lodi native with a strong background in counseling psychology with outdoor therapy and  team building expertise.

She brings 10 years of nursing experience with

specialty areas in functional medicine, nutrition,

women’s health, pelvic floor rehabilitation, end of life care and planning.

Crystal has a passion for life and movement.

She wants to help you set and attain your fitness goals while crafting a lifestyle of fun.

Crystal Lea Glenn

Stephanie McCutchin
LMT, , 200 CYT

For me, yoga began as a movement practice but soon my mat became my safe space. Like many people, I struggle with anxiety. Connecting to my breath has been an aspect of my yoga practice that has provided me with a sense of calm and connection. I am passionate about sharing this experience with others who might be on a similar journey and I am committed to holding a safe space for you, to explore and cultivate the connection of mind, body and breath. I cannot wait to cross paths with you in this beautiful community

I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yomassage® Therapist and owner of Sakom Massage and Wellness, which you can find within Willowtree wellness.

Stephanie McCutchin

Megan Trantow
200 C YT

Megan has been teaching since 2012,

First Grade!

In 2019 she turned her educational pursuits toward Yoga .She trained with  Breathe for Change, focusing on bringing

yoga into the schools to alleviate the pressures on her young students and her fellow teachers.

Seeing how life challenges can  shape who we are and how we react

she has focused on bringing laughter and a sense of body awareness to her practice and teaching. 

Everyone is welcome to Megan's classes with a warm smile and space to be who you are meant to be.

Megan Trantow

Kathryn Bebeau
200 C YT

Kathryn began practicing yoga in 2014  as a means to

manage stress & back pain.

After attending a memorable winter solstice yoga class, she realized yoga offered much more than just the movement! Being a lifelong learner she dove in to learn more about this thing called yoga.🧐

In 2019, she completed her first 200 hour teacher training with Kramas Yoga & her second 200 YTT in 2021 with  Perennial Yoga

Her personal practice is the central part of building & maintaining her mental & physical  strength.

Sharing what she has learned in a fun & inclusive way is important to her.

Kathryn Babeau

Aimee Jensen
200 C  YT

I first encountered Yoga over 10 years ago from a coworker who suggested I try it out.  It was Iyengar style, for a long time was all about alignment of the poses. 

I instantly fell in love with the practice and even considered teaching back then.  Flash forward to now, I have learned that there is much more to Yoga than getting into a pose “correctly”. 

Getting back into my practice as a mom of 3 little ones,  I realized how much I needed to find “me” again by doing something I enjoy & I love how Yoga has grounded me with all the chaos that comes with life. 

 

I completed my 200 hour RYT with KRAMAS Yoga right here at Kingfisher.

I hope to create a space where each of you can

BE YOU, DO YOU

& just enjoy whatever Yoga is for you.  

Aimee Jensen

Sanne Kelly
200 C YT

Originally from Switzerland, I lived in Holland and the U.S. until I was around 20 years old. I then went to India and traveled the world on a self-healing journey.

I studied Yoga, dance & spirituality in Southeast Asia & became certified in Sivananda Yoga, Reiki, Access Consciousness (energy healing), & have completed several intensive trainings in Fusion bellydance, Holistic Temple dance, & traditional Indian dances.

Some of the teachers who have influenced me are Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice, Zola Dubnikova, & Marni Sclaroff. I love to explore where Eastern philosophy meets Western science & help others on their paths of self-discovery, healing, and expression.

I have performed fusion Bellydance, fire & LED shows at hundreds of venues all over the world as well.

When not practicing or teaching, I am taking care of plants, chasing around a toddler, & studying to become an RN

Sanne Kelly Bellydancer

Donna Richter
200 C  YT

During my teaching career, I was introduced to yoga as a method of exercise to incorporate into my classes. I was instantly intrigued to learn more about yoga and bring the many benefits it has to my high school students and staff. Through teaching teenagers, I discovered the importance of creating a safe and supportive judgment-free environment. Due to interest and need, I was able to advise a Yoga Club inclusive for all students. A passion of mine is guiding people to find joy in movement as well as different ways to practice mindfulness. What I love about movement is the body, mind, and breath connection that brings about self-awareness.

 

My love for movement, fitness, and sports guided me to get my BS degree in Physical Education with an Adapted Minor at UW-Madison and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching. Professionally, I taught Physical Education for 32 years at the high school level. I am a certified Ropes Course Instructor and am referenced in 3 different publications. I received training in the Learn to Breathe Curriculum and was part of the Oh Yeah Team where I provided mindful messages to staff. 

In November of 2020, I received my 200 hour RYT through The Yoga & Ayurveda Center. My coursework includes certifications in Chair Yoga, Restorative and Immersion, and Ayurveda. I also received my Children’s Yoga Certification in August of 2021 and am a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. There is so much to explore and learn and I look forward to continuing my growth as a yoga instructor. 

 

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down”

                                                       ~Jigar Gor

Donna Richter

Lindsey Martin
200 C  YT

Lindsey is a Lodi alum who grew up exploring the local chapter of the Ice Age Trail.

 

  She has her 200 hour yoga training from Body & Soul out of Dubuque in hatha style “heart centered” yoga.

 

She is a school counselor (grades K-12) for the last 8 years, on hiatus to stay home with her baby.

 

Lindsey has 3 kids and a handful of eclectic pets and her family raises puppies to become guide dogs for the blind. 

Lindsey Stratton Martin