Sandy Parker, BS
Owner of On The Path Yoga, Sandy has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Education with over 35 years of teaching the foundations of wellness to people of all ages. She has specific professional training and certifications in Yoga, Biomechanics, Breath Facilitation, Pre + Postnatal Fitness, and Women's Pelvic Health. She is a certified Restorative Exercise Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Her signature yoga class is Foundations in which students explore the postures, energetics, and philosophy of a yoga practice. Sandy also offers health, nutrition and movement education for private clients through The Vital Path, in ReX Method™ Workshops, and as a public speaker for audiences around West Michigan. Her sessions are all taught in a nourishing atmosphere and are designed to empower participants and communities toward independence, resiliency, and sustainability.
It is her personal belief that everyone can lead a healthy, radiant, and vital life. When she is not at the studio, you can find Sandy walking about town, exploring the beautiful beaches and trails of Ottawa County, supporting local farmers by purchasing foods from fresh markets, and tending her own backyard gardens.
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Linda has taught yoga and other fitness modalities for 30 years in the Lansing area and Grand Haven/Spring Lake. She has a B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Social Studies from Michigan State University including history, sociology and psychology. She taught fitness classes at M.S.U. as a certified Fitness Factory instructor. Linda is also certified by Yoga Fit and has been teaching yoga for 10 years.
She says, “It has been a pleasure to teach yoga at On The Path Yoga since 2011 when Sandy opened her studio in Spring Lake. While enjoying teaching all types of fitness, yoga is very important to me as it includes physical well-being and so much more. The integration of mind, body and spirit in our yoga practice is a melding of these in a harmonious way. The positive energy that we share in our group practice enhances these benefits that may be difficult to explain, but easy to recognize.”
Linda has two daughters and four grandsons. She enjoys spending time with her fiancee Tom, family, reading, traveling, walking and the tranquility of our “Great Lake”.
One of my very first memories is from when I was 3 years old, and knowing deep down that I wanted to spend my life helping people. Over the years this desire shaped and defined itself until I finally did a yoga teacher training a little over 4 years ago. Our body, mind, and spirit are all connected, so investing in the wellbeing of our physical body is also investing in the wellbeing of our whole selves.
I did my yoga teacher training in Hatha yoga, through Prairie Yoga. I have studied with Jules Mitchell, Brent Doornbos, Jane Clapp, and of course Sandy Parker! I also have some training in movement for trauma.
My style is very science-based, I love the why and the how of movement. During my classes I help you strengthen your mind/body connection and give lots of nerdy facts about anatomy and biomechanics.
Beyond spending time with my family, there is nothing I would rather do with my time than help people find a greater sense of wellbeing through yoga.
Kelsey's yoga journey started in 2012 when she began using meditation and breathwork as a tool to reduce stress and enhance self awareness. Two years later, she began adding the physical practice of yoga into her daily life. In March 2018 she completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Roots Yoga in Grand Rapids, MI. Her training was deeply rooted in Vinyasa, but she also has experience in Restorative, Yin, and Hatha yoga. In her classes Kelsey hopes to create a safe space for her students to explore intentional movement, breakwork, relaxation and meditation.
My journey of self acceptance and healing started more than 20 years ago when I stepped onto the mat in my first yoga class. Since then, it's been a part of my life I've come to depend on to find balance and wellness of my mind, body and soul. I am continuously inspired by the students in my classes and the many teachers I am honored to learn from. I want my students to feel safe and open to exploration, leaving my class with greater awareness, self-love and gratitude. My classes are dynamic with a focus on alignment, increased strength, flexibility and balance. When I'm not on the mat, I am the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement for Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation. I live in Grand Haven with my husband and black lab. I enjoy knitting, puzzles, reading, biking, walking and anything that gets me out into nature with friends and community.
Drawing from his traditional Ashtanga Yoga (the eightfold path) teaching lineage, along with his experience as a group breathwork healing facilitator, international retreat leader and knowledge of the chakra/energy system. Ross intuitively weaves asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), chanting, meditation and yoga philosophy to help students create a safe and sacred space on their mat; a space for students to feel empowered and where all of life's ups and downs can be processed by deepening the connection of body, mind and spirit.
Ross studied and continues to train with renowned teacher, Hilaire Lockwood, owner and founder of Hilltop Yoga Lansing and Chicago. He has gone through both her 200hr and 500hr advanced yoga teacher training programs.