Born and raised in South Florida, MI, Mike has always enjoyed the outdoors and has been drawn to alternative forms of exercise. With experience in dance and the circus arts it became clear to him that strength and flexibility were complements. This duality provides exquisite body awareness and lends itself to his bold and balanced flow.
Mike has been practicing yoga for 10 years and completed his 200hr teacher training at American Yoga. He teaches to all levels and his flow connects ‘prana’ the breath with ‘asana’ the pose. He uses music to meditate, making uptempo choices and creating playlists that suit his flow. Mike feels that a long-term yoga practice will create a lifelong transformation.
Sarah holds deep love and respect for the transformative power of yoga, meditation, and energy work. Drawing wisdom from multiple traditions and modalities, she helps her students discover internal freedom and a powerful connection to their deepest truths. Yoga Alliance certified in both Kundalini Yoga and Vinyasa, Sarah is also a Reiki Master Teacher certified in Usui Reiki, New Paradigm MDT, and Akashic Records readings.
Sam Bottner is a registered yoga teacher, qigong instuctor, musician, and student of eastern philosophy. Offering an intuitive and energetically focused approach, Sam’s classes weave creative and uplifting vinyasa style flows with flavors of qigong and kundalini meditation. He is passionate about sharing yoga and other mind-body unifying practices in a way that is not only accessible to all, but powerful and transformative on a soul level.
Sam Bianchini is a 500hr RYT advanced yoga teacher and healer. She has trained with some of the premier teachers of Tantra, Ayurveda, Kundalini, and beyond. She has also devoted nearly a decade of study around the world with many different medicine men and women. She currently teaches 200hr Yoga Trainings in Bali, Peru, and Costa Rica. Sam’s yoga classes are warm, strong, and soulful. She draws extensively from the teachings of Tantra, Ayurveda, and Forrest Yoga, and is known best for her communal classes that are held in the style of a deeply spiritual ceremony.
Lauren, 200hr RYT, received her training in Rishikesh, India—the birthplace of yoga. She loves that yoga is a practice for the body, mind, and spirit. Through that unity, she believes we carry our experiences on the mat into our lives off of the mat. Her classes are vigorous and fun vinyasa flows, filled with compassion and humor. It is an honor to share the gift of yoga with others.
Whitney Katz is a certified Yoga alliance 200hr RYT specializing in vinyasa, mindful, restorative and yin yoga. She reveals the heart of the practice through positivity, care and joyfulness. Her teaching reflects a playfulness while encouraging students to embrace the edge with care. She carries the message of community into each classroom by checking in with individual needs and then building a platform for possibility.
Nicole discovered yoga as a teenager through her mom’s Lillias Folan “The First Lady of Yoga” tapes. She reconnected with it years later while working at a newspaper in downstate Illinois. Then she moved to Madison, Wisc., enrolled in a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and has been teaching ever since. Nicole’s classes are accessible to all practitioners, beginner to advanced. She likes holding poses and connecting breath to movement, offering both a physical and mental release.