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Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Sarah Hess

Sarah obtained her 200-hour hatha yoga training from All People Yoga Center, Indianapolis, in 2006. In 2010, she continued her training and completed her 500-hour certification through Heartland Yoga Therapy in Indianapolis. She is a certified teacher and member of Indiana Yoga Association. She is also a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists. Sarah enjoys teaching gentle to challenging classes incorporating her knowledge of hatha, vinyasa, gentle, and yoga therapy principles. She also incorporates breath work, proper alignment, and body awareness into her classes. 
In 2015, Sarah became a member of the Pow{h}er Method.  She is now certified in and teaches Tap n' Pow{h}er, Hold n' Pow{h}er and Barre n' Pow{h}er.  She enjoys empowering people to become more strong and confident.
She has recently completed her Reiki Level 1 training.

Kate Connor

Kate Connor has worked as a fitness professional in the Columbus area since 1991. With a background as a certified athletic trainer, Kate brings a wide range of rehabilitation experience and knowledge into Zen Fitness. Kate's passion for mind body exercise along with her sense of humor and ability to establish a loyal clientele have propelled her into the world of small business ownership. Kate has a Bachelor of Science degree in both Athletic Training and Exercise Science and a Master of Science degree in Therapeutic Kinesiology. She is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and an RYT 200(Registered Yoga Teacher) through the Yogafit Training System. She has also completed the Reebok Core Pilates training program and PHI Pilates Full Certification course. Kate fell in love with the BarreAmped method in 2012 and is fully certified to teach all levels. In 2016, Kate attended Tap n' Pow{h}er teacher training and knew she'd found the missing link-balance training.  Kate is now a Pow{h}er Method Teacher Trainer and she feels blessed to share this method with other instructors and students.

Hunter Meyercord

Hunter Meyercord RYT 200 http://www.yogawithhunter.com/Hunter Meyercord is a Registered Yoga Teacher with over 200 hours

of formal training. She earned her Yoga Teacher

Training Certification from CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis,

Indiana in 2004. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

Hunter has taught various styles ranging from Vinyasa, Hot Yoga,

Gentle, Power, Yoga Basics, Partner Yoga and Yoga for Kids. She has

taught in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Indiana. Hunter

offers gratitude to her light filled teachers: Nikki Myers, Marsha

Pappas, Nancy Schalk, and Seane Corn. She teaches at Zen Fitness

and Tipton Lakes Athletic Club in Columbus, Indiana. She is also

available to teach private, small group, and corporate classes

Shannon Clulow

Shannon Clulow is a lifelong athlete who has been practicing yoga since 2000. Shannon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art History, and has completed advanced coursework in Health & Wellness and Anatomy & Physiology. A former marathon runner, gymnast, and coach, she was initially attracted to the physical challenge of yoga, but quickly discovered the benefits of injury prevention, learning to breathe, focus, reduce stress, de-clutter, and embrace yoga philosophy both on ad off the mat. Shannon is an instructor certified at the 200 hour RYT level, and will complete training for the 500 hour RYT in April 2018.

Shannon became certified to teach Barre classes in 2013, and is proud to also be a class instructor for the Pow(h)er Method, leading classes in both Tap 'n Pow(h)er and Hold n' Pow(h)er.
 
Outside of the studio, she spends her time traveling, hiking, and kayaking with her family & dogs, and studying yoga daily in order to be able to offer informed, challenging, and thoughtful classes. Her wish is to help everyone who comes through the doors at Zen Fitness leave feeling empowered, confident, and open to possibility.

Sneha Balanaga

Sneha, who grew up in India, has been practicing yoga since childhood. She completed her Vinyasa and Traditional Yoga Teacher Training program in India in 2014.  She has also completed an intensive Restorative Yoga Training from Yogaville, VA in 2016.  She is comfortable with and enjoys teaching Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, Pranayama (breathwork) and Traditional Hatha Yoga focusing on alignment.
Restorative Yoga is the Yoga of relaxation. Each pose is similar to a traditional Yoga pose, but is held for a long time- 2 mins to 20 mins. The main focus while being in these poses is to physically (and eventually mentally) let go and completely relax the body and mind. It is when we can "let go" of our holding patterns that our body finds a state of balance that will help it heal. While the props in Yin yoga helps you deepen your stretches, in RY they help you deepen your relaxation. For All levels.