YogaFaith trains professionals and knowledgeable yoga instructors with studies that center on Christ while honoring the roots and traditions of yoga.
Monette’s yoga experience began as a way to have a study break and get some exercise. But as she continued to attend classes, she realized that the time on her mat was very meaningful. It became a great time to connect with God. She began to notice that so many principles of yoga reflect God and his desire for people to be whole in body, soul, and spirit. Thus began her search for Christian yoga. She has spent a number of years in Youth with a Mission (YWAM), serving in various capacities in missions. Currently, she works part-time as an addiction counselor at a residential treatment center.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Michelle is an E-RYT 200, a registered yoga trainer with Yoga Alliance at the 500 level, and the author of the Christian yoga book, Stretching Your Faith. She has taken hundreds of students into highly skilled yoga trainers through her two accredited schools. She began studying and practicing yoga in the late 80's while professionally dancing in Portland, Oregon where she was born and raised. Eventually, her love of yoga and its numerous benefits led her into instructing and sharing the wonderful gift of yoga with others, but it was her passion for Christ that led her to YogaFaith.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Jennifer resides in Itasca, Illinois just outside of Chicago with her husband and four children. Yoga has been in and out of her life for nearly 20 years. In 2012, the Lord brought yoga back into her life, and that is when she began to see the physical and spiritual benefits. When she found YogaFaith, Jennifer knew this ministry yoked God and yoga in a way that made her heart sing. In 2015, she completed her teacher training with YogaFaith (R-YFT) and is a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certified instructor. She uses yoga as a ministry to bring healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
Rose has been practicing yoga for many years and completed her teacher training with YogaFaith (R-YFT) in the spring of 2016. She is also registered with the Yoga Alliance through YogaFaith. Rose lives in Milford, Michigan with her best friend Dave and mom Ginger.