Having practiced a variety of forms of Yoga asana for more than two decades, Jim Doughman has been teaching regularly since 2012. He currently teaches flow (vinyasa), Stretch (Yin + Restorative), Slow Flow, Basics and occasionally, traditional Ashtanga. As of 2020, Jim had logged more than 5000 hours teaching classes and a wide variety of workshops for students, teachers, and teacher candidates.
Jim believes that Yoga bring us more than health and community, it also offers us a means to transcendence. By understanding and continuously testing the boundaries of the body, we learn to free the mind to achieve our full potential.
Corri is known for her authentic, energetic and imaginative approach to yoga. She often describes her love of the practice as giving her a lift – allowing her to feel uniquely strong, inside and out. “Yoga has been a part of my life for over 8 years now. My practice has helped me grow stronger and more flexible, both on and off the mat. Whether practicing or teaching, for me, nothing compares to the positive connections one can experience through yoga – connections to greater self-awareness, to other students, to communities. These connections are inspiring and can help lead our hearts and minds towards a state of giving.”
Corri loves exploring a full range of asanas – especially those poses we don’t do so often. Her classes combine a balance of creative sequencing (sometimes rigorous!) and unique transitions with a focus on alignment. Ever amazed, inspired and humbled by the body’s abilities – no matter the age one may begin their yoga journey – she encourages her students to open their minds, trust their strength and give it a try! Some of Corri’s favorite teaching moments are seeing students realize a posture to which they once said “I’ll never be able to do that.”
Corri has been teaching yoga since October 2017. Her main experience is teaching powerful flow, all-levels flow and yoga basics. She also loves teaching workshops for inversions and arm balances. Corri completed her 200 hour Aligned Flow training with Puma Yoga in 2017. And always a student of yoga herself, for continuous education, she regularly attends several trainings and workshops each year.
Halle Maziasz began began her personal yoga journey several years ago to enhance her physical well-being. Having developed cerebral palsy at birth, Halle dealt with a lifetime of constant struggles with strength, balance, coordination, insecurity, and internal distress.
Halle shares, “Through the years my yoga practice not only has helped me grow physically, but mental and spiritually as well. By integrating yoga into my life, I have finally obtained the peace and serenity I had wished for and found my inner power. As a Reiki practitioner I focus on opening our energy centers to allow for the body to heal and reach its full potential.”
Having trained at Open Way Yoga in Huron and teaching since 2019, Halle’s hope is to bring the practice of yoga to everyone – all body types, of all abilities. She strives to help others gain the many benefits of yoga through helping to hone their own individual practice. Her classes are created to inspire students to challenge themselves, feel confident and encourage body awareness and acceptance.
In 2010, Anita started practicing yoga while working a full time sedentary corporate job. A consistent yoga practice helps her create more positivity and peace both on and off the mat. Thanks to yoga she continues to learn how to get out of her own way!
Anita hopes that students experience their own strength and power with an attitude of compassion. Finding inner strength to battle self-doubt grows our own personal sense of power and well-being. Cultivating inner strength to deal with uncertainty helps build a personal sense of resiliency. We can have fun, share smiles, and also bring an element of playfulness to our exploration of yoga.
In 2016, Anita studied with Kim Payne and received her 200 HR YTT certification from Gathering Tree Yoga. Anita started sharing yoga (Slow Flow, Flow, Basics & Chair) in January 2017.
Colleen, E-500 HR registered yoga teacher and Reiki Master, has been teaching since 2012. Finding yoga life-changing, she is eager to share this transformational practice with others. Colleen enjoys weaving yoga philosophy and pranayama into her asana classes; as well as incorporating meditation and restorative poses.
She is a big fan of introducing students to the many aspects of yoga, thinking of it as a quilt of sorts. Seeing yoga as a life-long avocation, she continues to study the topics that “light her up” with teachers both famous and unknown.
In addition to being a yoga teacher, Colleen is also the HR Manager at Bella Capelli, part-time bookkeeper for her husband Kevin’s podiatry practice and a vocalist. Colleen and Kevin have 3 talented daughters in their 20’s. While yoga is a love in her life, she also adores cooking, great wine and travel.
300 HR YTT through Yoga on High, Columbus, completed 2018. (Areas of focus include philosophy, pranayama, meditation, SEKOIA®, iRest® Yoga Nidra, yoga for 50+)
200 HR YTT through Marni Task (Jivasara) 2012
Nicole Desmond got her start in group fitness in 2018 as a Zumba instructor while she was a student at the University of Cincinnati.
Nicole started dancing at the age of 4, and feels, "Dancing is great for your body, mind, and spirit and I hope to convey this to my students."
Currently a medical student at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and usually a very busy person, she always tries to make time for movement. Nicole's goal is to share the importance of movement with students from all walks of life.