Owner of On The Path Yoga, Sandy has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Education and recently became certified as a Restorative Exercise™ Specialist. (Please see the Restorative Exercise Institute's website for more information on this certification.) This advanced certification adds to her personal training and yoga certifications, which she also currently holds. She has over 25 years of experience as a health educator, teaching everything from Aquatics to Zumba.
Sandy sees yoga as a vital path toward insightfulness and wholistic health. Her yoga classes emphasize finding strength, balance, steadiness and ease in postures through the practice of breath, focus, and alignment. Her favorite understanding about yoga is from the legendary guru, BKS Iyengar, "Alignment is, for me, both a physical and metaphysical word."
Workshops and private sessions of Restorative Exercise™ are other options to study with Sandy. Workshops are offered regularly and cover a wide range of health and disease prevention including such topics as pelvic floor health, aging, balance and proprioception. Private sessions are by appointment and cover alignment, gait analysis, and specific health concerns.
She is married with two adult children. Sandy enjoys exploring with her husband the many beautiful paths of West Michigan and loves to spend time cultivating garden paths at her home where she grows fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Jaclyn has been practicing different styles of yoga at various studios around Ann Arbor and West Michigan. She has recently completed her 200 RYT training at Seva Yoga with Michele Fife. Jaclyn also holds a Bachelor's of Health Science degree, has studied yoga anatomy under Dr. Ray Long (a renowned orthopedic surgeon and Iyengar Yoga instructor), and attended an Ashtanga Yoga workshop under Manju Pattahbi Jois in Chicago.
Jaclyn describes yoga as "not just a fuel for the body, but food for the soul." She is excited to begin her teaching journey with On The Path Yoga. Drawing influence from nature, Jaclyn explores the range of motion and flow that an enfettered body and soul can experience in a harmonious way. "Yoga has affected my life both on and off the mat. From being more patient, to having a greater awareness of body and mind, I feel the impact of yoga every day of my life." She is excited to pass on these experiences as well as guide others through a personal yoga experience of their own.
Jaclyn Szelong can be contacted at Szelongj@gmail.com
Linda has over 20 years of teaching experience in yoga and fitness. As the Area Director and Management Trainer of Fitness Factory, a national fitness program, she organized and taught classes throughout the Lansing area including Michigan State University. She began her yoga training with Kay Winters in East Lansing and continued her training and eventual teaching in the Grand Haven area after moving back to the west side of the state in 2001.
She is currently continuing her training with YogaFit and is honored to share her love of yoga with everyone at On The Path Yoga.
Linda Siewert can be contacted at Linda.Siewert@gmail.com.
Jane Donnelly has been practicing, teaching and studying yoga and meditation since 2001. Jane completed several certifications within the YogaFit system and received her 200 hour teacher training through Sangha Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI with Para Yoga® Senior Teacher, Karina Ayn Mirsky. Jane's study with Karina is through the classic yoga tradition of Tantric Hatha Yoga in the style of Para Yoga®.
Jane's desire is to help people discover what they are capable of in the practice of yoga. She enjoys watching students find a mind-body connection through movement and attention to their breath. "The breath is the ultimate guide, encouraging us to find a deeper connection to ourselves." Students will discover the bountiful benefits of the breath, the nurturing space of relaxation and the calm surrender of meditation. Jane is dedicated to bring authenticity, creativity and fun to the practice of yoga in a way that every-body can safely enjoy.
Jane is also certified in Level One Thai Massage and has received her Reiki Master attunements by Lisa Lee in the Traditional Usui Reiki Healing Method.
Learn more at Jane's website, www.hagoyoga.com
It seems that yoga has always been a part of how I move. I love the opportunity it affords for healing; how it is instrumental in fostering general health and wellness; and how strength building is a natural result. Practicing yoga in community is a lovely experience, answering to an even wider spectrum of holistic care. It is a absolute pleasure to witness substantial gains by those who come to the studio faithfully. For those who have been practicing for years, they are testament that this kind of investment in one's life is has amazing results. They are an inspiration. As a new addition, I teach the prenatal classes that are now being offered here at On the Path. I am looking forward to seeing this new offering catch on and grow. As a yoga teacher my style is alignment based and breath centered. Borrowing from different teachings and my own life experiences, I like to say that we, "Unfold the body, relax the mind, and invite quality breathing."
It is an absolute privilege to live and work here in the beautiful Village of Spring Lake. I live with my husband and the three youngest of our seven children. When I am not practicing yoga, I am probably seeing people in my private studio called Dragonfly Salon and Spa. I would love to have the opportunity to answer your questions, hear your suggestions, or schedule your appointment.
Please connect with Hilda @ 616.638.9036 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne is a Naturopathic Educator and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Naturopathy degree through the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. As a Naturopathic Educator she offers a wide range of therapies to improve overall health, working on the underlying cause of illnesses, not just the symptoms. Her services include; Nutritional Counseling, Naturopathic Consultations, Body Work such as relaxation massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranial Sacral, Light Healing Touch and energy work.