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Chia’s yoga journey started when she was in her home country of Taiwan. Chia has a tremendous passion for teaching and helping people to grow through yoga. With her diligent study and practice, she earned her 200-hour RYT in August, 2014. Chia is known for her challenging, fun teaching style yet has a way of making it relaxing at the same time. She believes that yoga is not just doing postures, but also connecting one's breath and mind. Chia is the owner of Studio You Yoga and along with her business success she teaches a variety of classes each week. Her yoga journey has taught her that in everything you do, you have to believe in yourself. That is her secret to success.
Chia Bush, Owner
Heather is a native Texan and Army Wife currently living in her 8th home in 10 years. Her primary job is mommy to a very active, joyful three year old named Adeline. She received my 200 RTY training in Kansas City with CorePower Yoga and went on to become certified in Yoga Sculpt, Hot Power Fusion, as well as a 50 hour advanced yoga study. In Kansas, She was lucky enough to teach in a studio as well as on Ft. Leavenworth to my military community. She enjoys teaching yoga to show the many benefits: physical, mental, and even spiritual. Her aim is to show that yoga is accessible to all regardless of age or gender.
Amanda started doing yoga at home in the Spring of 2013 in Cincinnati for a switch up in her work out routine, but ended up finding something more. She began feeling more at peace within her daily life and decided to find a studio to deepen her practice. Her love for yoga grew and upon moving to Indianapolis in the Fall of 2014, she discovered a 200-hour teacher training program at Cityoga School of Yoga and Health. Amanda earned her RYT-200 HR certification in January 2016. Now yoga is not only a physical practice for Amanda, but a journey of continuing self and spiritual development. Amanda loves body strengthening vinyasa flows as well as balancing that out with the stillness of meditation and breath. The intention of her teaching is to find the balance between inner and outer strength and stillness.
Andrea became more mindful of her body In 2010 and found herself seeking a lifestyle change. She wanted to change the way she looked at life, the food she ate and fed her family, and become more active with exercise. While trying many different forms of exercise, she discovered yoga. Yoga helped her mind, body, and soul through breathing and connecting breath with asana. Vinyasa yoga quickly became her "go to" practicing at her home. She obtained her 200RYT in 2015. Her faith built right along with her practice, and she felt she was uncovering a calling deep from within that she could not ignore.
Morgan began her study of yoga over twelve years ago by taking an elective course her freshman year of college. She quickly learned that yoga can be for anyone! She began to deepen her practice in 2008 by taking classes offered through work and local studios. She received her 200 hour certification from Invoke Yoga and Pilates in December 2010 under the instruction of Ahna Hoke and Eric Bryant. She has been teaching Vinyasa classes for the last three years. Her classes are inspirational and playful, with a focus on mindfulness and movement with breath. Morgan believes yoga is not only a physical and mental practice, but a spiritual one as well. She hopes to help others to find their inner beauty, strength, and peace through yoga. She is so grateful for the opportunity to share her passion for yoga with her community.
Jocelyn began her yoga journey as a young dancer seeking relaxation and relief for her body and mind. After practicing and studying at home on her own, she decided she wanted to take her knowledge and experience deeper. She received her 200 hr teaching certification through the training program at CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis in January 2016. She enjoys teaching gentle flows that allow you to slow down and tune into your bodies sensations. She loves encouraging intention setting and mindful movement to heighten your state of meditation. Teaching yoga has led her into other branches of work as well. She has completed the Pilates teacher training program held at Studio YOU through Pilates Master Instructor Brienne Christopher. She also completed the Thai 101 course through Still Light Centre to learn Thai Yoga Massage. Jocelyn is happy to offer all of her services at Studio YOU Yoga & Pilates, and looks forward to continue growing as well as providing empowering experiences to all of her clients.
Peg has always had an interest in physical activity, exercise, functional movements and body mechanics. After a 30+ career as a Physical Therapist it was an easy decision to be in the first teacher training class offered by Studio You Yoga and Pilates in 2017. She believes exercise should be a part of everyday life and the Pilates philosophy challenges both the physical and mental aspects of exercise. She loves how the practice of Pilates provides the physical strength which carryover to functional strength and mobility. Peg has developed a unique approach to her training. Her Physical Therapy knowledge and background allows her to to customize regimens and exercise plans based upon individuals physical limitations and goals.
Marie began her yoga journey in 2007 during her undergraduate years at Purdue University. She received an additional certification in PiYo during that time. She then went on for her 200 hour certification through Holy Yoga in Arizona. It was a perfect way for her to tie in the spiritual aspect of yoga. Marie has enjoyed the physical benefits of yoga through training for the Chicago marathon as well as during pregnancy.
Betha's yoga journey began over 15 years ago as a New Year's Resolution to start exercising. Although initially drawn to its promises of strength and flexibility, she soon discovered that yoga offers so much more. With consistent practice, Betha has cultivated endurance and mindfulness both on and off the mat. Helping others to explore yoga and experience the benefits for themselves is one of her life's great passions! Betha completed her 200-hr RYT through Yoga Limitless in Papa'aloa, Hawaii in 2017. She loves to create dynamic vinyasa flows with elements of Ashtanga yoga. If you choose one of Betha's classes, she will guide you to a place of stillness within, so that your practice becomes your moving meditation. While you are cultivating mindfulness, your body will become balanced, strong, and flexible. You will leave Betha's class feeling centered and energized!
Kendra was drawn to yoga initially as a complement to her many years of workouts in a traditional gym setting. Yoga has helped her to heal on both a physical and an emotional level from several of the challenges encountered throughout her life. She found that yoga brings a balance to the psyche that cannot be found from exercise alone. After several years of practice on her own and in various studios, she decided to take her practice further and pursued a teaching certification. Her desire is to take this knowledge out into the community and help others find a similar sense of peace and balance in their lives.
Margherita was introduced to yoga at a young age and was continually drawn back to it for the peace, joy, and light it brought to her life. She began a regular practice in 2012 as a way to exercise and relax. She stayed with yoga because of the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that it brought. After graduating college, she went deep into the Caribbean jungle in Costa Rica to get her RYT200 certification. While in Costa Rica, she also received Reiki initiation and additional training in anatomy, nutrition, and alignment..
After her first yoga class Diane thought maybe yoga was not for her. A fast paced, high intensity format focusing on increased heart rate was the traditional workout she was most used to. The idea of the focus being on breath and stillness were new to her. She was thankful for the calmness she felt after the practice and decided to try another yoga class. Over eight years and many yoga practices later she had learned that yoga was so much more than she originally thought.
After an emotionally challenging year, Diane came to realize that her yoga practice helped her through the difficult times in her life. Yoga helped her feel the emotions, breathe it out and brought calmness to her life. It was then Diane knew she wanted to share the yoga experience with others. She enrolled in the teacher training at Studio You Yoga and obtained a RYT-200 certificate in January 2017.
Life can be busy and stressful; sometimes we stick to those things we know instead of searching out new ways to bring stillness and calmness to our lives. She hopes to guide others through their own personal yoga journey to find peace and strength in their life, both mentally and physically, through yoga practice.
Eileen completed her RYT 200 power yoga training at Studio You in January 2018. Eileen began practicing yoga in 2001 after completing her undergraduate degree and moving to Atlanta, GA. What started as an addition to an existing routine, shifted into an enriching practice that helped deepen her understanding of herself. Through the years, Eileen has explored a wide variety of yoga teacher, philosophies, and styles. Eileen's practice is both vigorous and restorative, inviting her students to integrate intention and purpose through breath and poses. She hopes that her practice will encourage all people to find the deeper purpose to movement, health, and connection to themselves and their community.
Kelley Prim, RYT 200, first received her power yoga teacher training at Studio You in January of 2018. Kelley was first drawn to yoga in 2016, in need of restoration after many years of running and dancing. Her passion grew for the practice due to her continued spiritual and self growth. Specializing in power and vinyasa style, she directs mindfulness movement while connecting breath to motion using an inspirational and supportive nature. Kelley thrives on integrating her students' mind, body and soul through yoga, helping them feel balanced, refreshed and restored. The intention of her teaching is to create harmony between effort and ease while calming the mind using moving meditation. Kelley feels honored and blessed to share the gift of yoga with others here at Studio You.
Judy is a 500-RYT and has been teaching since 2000. Her passion for yoga began in 1998 when she began to look for a way to decrease the stress level in her life. Judy took her first hatha yoga class in 1998 and was hooked. She found her first body-mind connection through yoga. She has received certifications in Kripalu yoga, studied with various Yogakids teachers, and has been influenced by many different styles and teachers. In 2009 she received her 500-RYT certification from the Hard & Soft Yoga Institute under the direction of Beryle Bender Birch. She is grateful for this opportunity to share her passion and love of yoga at Studio You Yoga. She comes to class with an open heart and a dedicated practice.
Cassie Richardson is a certified PiYo Live instructor. She obtained her certification in December 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has trained with other local PiYo instructors and has been teaching regularly in Indianapolis. Cassie obtained her doctorate of pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and is a clinical pharmacist. She has a passion for improving the health and well-being of the community. In her spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, cross training with other workout programs and traveling. She is married to her husband Kyle and has 2 cats.
What initially began as a New Year’s “resolution” for LeAnne became a passionate life “commitment”. Quickly she realized that she had found a home, as yoga mirrored her life philosophy that one must continually strive to strike the right balance between strength and flexibility. While posing on her mat, she found that she was able to be present and appreciate the journey, not just the outcome.
With practice, LeAnne was able to bring this same approach to her life outside of yoga, finding a new level of contentment and gratitude. Off the mat, she juggles being a wife, “bonus” mom, dog mom, daughter and a full-time career as a Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. LeAnne, RYT 200, received her power yoga teacher training at Studio You Yoga & Pilates. She loves to share her passion for yoga with yoga beginners and enjoys taking time to explain individual poses. She specializes in power yoga, gentle flow and beginner’s yoga. LeAnne’s ultimate teaching goal is that each student feels welcomed, supported and gains something from each class that benefits their mind, body, and/or spirit.
My yoga journey started many years ago looking for a good “work out” while trying to work on my flexibility after having 3 children. Not only did I discover an awesome work out, I reconnected to my flexibility and most of all I rediscovered MYSELF! Yoga has given me the opportunity to experience happiness, an open heart and a healthy dose of gratitude. My mission is to provide a yoga class that challenges your stamina, but leaves you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. Sweat out your worries and cares with me as you link your breath and movement while strengthening your body. I believe that through the steady practice of yoga we learn how to honor our true authentic selves, accept our limitations, and to be mindful and present in our daily tasks. I am honored to be part of this community of students and teachers.
Carol brings to yoga a love of wellness cultivated through years of running and working out. She was drawn to yoga for the flexibility and relaxation benefits and fell in love with the well-rounded physical workout it provided. As she got further into her practice she discovered the mindfulness, breathing and philosophy aspects and wanted to learn more by completing the 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2018. This training greatly enhanced her practice and opened her up to yoga as a rich means of integrating body, mind, and spirit. In teaching classes, she enjoys sharing with others how yoga can be integrated for well-rounded fitness, continually grow and expand in their practice, and gain access to peace of mind. Carol has especially come to relish the sense of community that yoga builds. She hopes to bring the physical and mental health benefits yoga to under-resourced populations in Johnson County and the world. One of her favorite quotes is “Life is a gift. Wake up every day and realize that.”
Hello! My name is Anastacia and I have three boys under 8 and a wonderful husband. I’m also a Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist. I have been doing yoga since I was 13, when my grandma started taking me to her yoga classes to help crosstrain for swimming. I fell in love with yoga, and knew I wanted to be a teacher. I received my 200hr Yoga teacher Training in 2009 and have worked at different studios over the past 10 years in Bloomington, IN. I am also a birth doula and I especially love prenatal, post-birth, and children’s yoga. I am delighted to teach at the lovely StudioYou.
Sierra Bufalino stumbled into her first yoga class in 2011 at a local gym. Growing up as a gymnast, she was drawn to the challenging back bends and inversions her teachers guided her into. It didn’t take long for her to realize that yoga was so much more than challenging postures and stretching. She started to recognize that yoga was helping her manage the stress of life off the mat, too. After leaving her job as an ABA Therapist to join her husband in South Korea, Sierra decided this was the best time to dive deeper into her own practice. She enrolled in the Healing Alchemy & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program at the Ayurveda Yoga Academy in Daegu, S. Korea; she earned her 150hr certification. Upon her return to the States, she knew she wanted to learn more so she enrolled in the 500hr YTT program at Day Yoga Studios in Dayton, OH. She received her 200hr certification in August 2018 and continues to study and learn from great yogis such as Max Strom, Bryan Kest, Doug Swenson, and Karina Mirsky. Sierra’s goal as an instructor is to provide a balanced class while encouraging her students to go deeper, challenging them mentally and physically on the mat so they can carry that strength with them off the mat.
Lisa has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and has been working in sports and fitness for over 20 years. Her passion for health and wellness has led her to pursue training in many fitness formats. She is a certified Comprehensive Pilates Method Instructor through the Physical Mind Institute and an ACE certified personal trainer. She has also trained in TRX, Barre, Cycle, and Yoga. After many years of running marathons and lifting weights, she has found balance by incorporating Pilates and Yoga into her fitness routine, particularly Pilates Reformer. She has been amazed at the increase in long muscles and flexibility, and the decrease in injuries that Pilates has contributed. The most rewarding part of instructing for Lisa is seeing her clients improve their quality of life and reap the benefits of having a strong core and good flexibility.
In her spare time you will find Lisa spending time with her husband and two kids. Together they enjoy an active lifestyle of running, skiing, hiking, and kayaking.
Whitney Miller is the owner and founder of Transcend Health & Wellness. I am a RRCA Certified Running Coach and an ICF Certified Health & Life Coach. I work with runners who feel lost, frustrated, and stuck who want to overcome the obstacles in their life and feel empowered to step into their personal power. I am married to the man of my dreams and we have two wild and loving dogs, Maddy and Bentley, and one sweet kit cat named Rory. My husband and I live out in the country and love living in the peace and quiet. I was not a country girl when we moved to the wilderness, but now I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love to read, go on long runs with our dogs, learn new things, and be in the sunshine.
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