Kathy Caracciolo has been a student of yoga for over 13 years. She completed her 200 hour yoga training in 2018, and is also certified in Yin Yoga and is a Reiki Master.
In her classes, Kathy creates the conditions for individuals to feel empowered, strong, and connected with oneself.
When she’s not in the studio you can find Kathy reading, paddle boarding, or sharing time and adventures with her husband and son.
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.
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.
COLLEEN KANE, e500RYT
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
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, and has more than 500 hours of training to her credit. 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. In 2021, Corri completed her 300-hour continuing education Vinyasa Yoga training with the Jason Crandell Yoga Method. And always a student of yoga herself, for continuous education, she regularly attends several trainings and workshops each year.
KRYSIA MACIUSZKO, PhD, MN, RN, ERYT 500, NBC-HWC
Krysia discovered yoga at One to One Fitness, in Cleveland, Ohio, thanks to Deanna Black in the year 2001. While working as a registered nurse in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit, she found yoga to be a great escape from the hectic and stressful environment of a Level 1 Trauma Center hospital. Krysia began teaching ashtanga vinyasa yoga in 2003, boldly changing careers, immersing herself entirely into yoga.
Krysia has been positively influenced by many wonderful teachers, including: Dave Oliver, Cheryl Hall, John Salisbury, Alex Austin, Jenn Chiarelli, David Romanelli, Mimi Solaire, Bryan Kest, Steve Ross, Larry Schultz, Rodney Yee, Jorgen Christiansson, and Dharma Mittra. She believes that as long as your actions come from an intention of love and compassion, you can be sure that you are living authentically, that you are doing the right thing in life. Krysia seeks to end suffering and violence through yoga, meditation, and a peace-loving message.
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Krysia began teaching exercise and fitness classes while still in college, at Baldwin Wallace University in 1998. She began her real self-discovery through yoga, becoming a registered yoga instructor through At One Yoga in 2005. The study of ashtanga yoga allowed Krysia to unify the physical body, with the mental body, with the spiritual body. It wasn't until Krysia made this connection, and was able to let go of inhibitions, that she discovered self-expression through dance. Krysia received her ZUMBA teacher training from Vanessa Lupercio, master trainer in Phoenix Arizona in 2008; completed a second teacher training with Beto Perez, the originator and founder of ZUMBA in 2009; and then went on to complete level 2 training with Gina Grant, education specialist and international ZUMBA presentor. Krysia is also certified in group exercise through the National Exercise Trainers Association, as well as being a Core Rhythms certified teacher, and a licensed Registered Nurse. Krysia's shares her passion and love for ZUMBA: "ZUMBA is special to me because it woke up a part of me inside that I thought had died. It awakens the root chakra, that very tribal and primal being inside each and every one of us. As Joseph Campell so eloquently said, 'I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.' So lets move our bodies, and feel alive!"
Krysia's fun and upbeat yoga classes are inspired by the philosophy of At One Yoga, uniting western culture's fasion, music, and technology, with eastern culture's sacred rituals and tradition. In class, the student can expect a challenging vinyasa flow, with positive, energizing music. With a heartfelt message, Krysia encourages her students to let go, surrender, and create a positive vibration in their body, mind, and spirit. Come to sweat, smile, and blissfully set yourself free.
"Yoga found me over 15 years ago. I thought it was going to improve my strength and flexibility, and it did. What I was unaware of how it was going to change me. After more than nine years of teaching, I still feel that shift every time I take a class. Yoga will meet you wherever you are. It has the ability to bring out the best version of yourself."
Rachel Martin became a certified yoga instructor with Puma Yoga’s 200-hour program in 2013. She has been leading energetic vinyasa ever since. She teaches creative flows that remind us that the practice is more than just the poses, "...it’s also the space we hold in between them. Movement initiated by breath allows us to come face to face with our ego. When we drop our fears, we can help our bodies find poses our mind would otherwise limit."
She continues, "My goal in teaching is to help others find their authentic selves; to learn to stay in their bodies on the mat so they can practice that resilience off the mat. I truly believe yoga can save people, and I feel honored every time I get to lead a class."
Rachel shares, "I grew up in Cleveland and enjoy spreading the yoga love throughout my community. My kids Claire, Molly, and Benjamin, although too young to appreciate Savansana like I do, will often join me for some handstand practice. I love to read, eat good pizza with my husband Ryan, and laugh with my friends." Rachel is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and currently works at MetroHealth Medical Center.
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.
CLAIRE A. SCOTT MILLER
“Twenty-five years ago, going onto my yoga mat was truly a gift I gave myself to be grounded, to pause, and to breathe hopefulness into my body, mind, emotions and spirit. Yoga has reinforced a sense of centeredness, built core strength and flexibility (physically, emotionally and mentally); and was a catalyst for a life-long commitment to wholistic health and gratitude.”
Fifteen years later, wanting to deepen her practice, Claire A. Scott Miller attended a yoga intensive Y200 teacher training in Costa Rica by Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, totally immersing into yoga and the yogic lifestyle for 30 days. Her intent was not to teach, but later, while taking yoga classes on vacation in Mexico, she introduced herself to the instructor and shared that she had recently completed her yoga certification. The instructor responded, “Great! I am actually not yoga certified, would you like to teach?” And so began Claire’s yoga instructor journey!
Claire has served as an instructor and workshop facilitator at Krysia Energy Yoga, Soul Stretch Yoga and Honor Yoga, teaching all levels of flow, Yin, Restore, outdoor yoga, children’s yoga and Barre Yoga. As travel and adventure are passions, Claire also continues to teach yoga at fabulous resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and St. Kitts. Her wide-ranging workshops include, "Joyful and Less Stressful Holidays" and "Claire-I-fy, Mindfulness Through Yoga."
Ongoing education and yoga training for Claire have included workshops with Shiva Rea and Max Strom; a variety of workshops at Kripalu in New York; the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado; and classes and collaborations with experienced yogis locally and around the world.
Claire shares, “I strive to create an environment in my classes to allow your yoga practice to push the external ‘noise’, anxieties, and ‘to-do’s’ to the side, and to just literally be. No matter where you are in life (age-wise, happiness level, physicality, etc,), yoga can be what you want and need it to be - a workout, a pause, a sense of community, and more”.
Off the mat, I am a business owner and Board Certified executive coach (BCC); an adjunct professor through Weatherhead at CWRU; Mom of a grown daughter and son; and a recent “grammy” of three under 3 years old. And yes, she is starting to teach them yoga - although, she shares, "Babies are natural yogis!"
RAYNA STEIGMAN, YTT200
Rayna Steigman started taking yoga classes regularly in 2014 as a way to get an hour of calm into her week. Attending university, while simultaneously holding a full-time job, Rayna shares, “That one hour left me feeling refreshed, empowered and strong...like I could do anything. As my life calmed down, I realized that I truly loved yoga and that once a week just wasn't enough for me. At one point in time, I was practicing my yoga 6 days a week! I had met wonderful teachers and had an amazing studio that I considered ‘home.’"
During her fitness journey, Rayna decided to get her Zumba certification in 2019 and then was inspired by her favorite yoga instructor to start teaching yoga. For her, yoga was yet another way to inspire others and meet them where they needed me to be.
Her teacher training delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Rayna took advantage of the downtime and accumulated 2200 hours into her practice! In summer of 2022 she officially got her YTT200 and began to teach shortly thereafter.
Rayna says of her teaching experiences, “There's a special feeling when you can help someone achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they may be. I train for my career and for my hobbies. I truly love to help others!...I have taught private yoga clients as well as group classes. There is no perfect way to "do" yoga. It's for every body, no matter the skill level or tenure. Just practice for the body you have today, and work towards what you want to be tomorrow.”