When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I am so grateful and blessed to have had incredible teachers appear in my path when I was ready to receive them. Having been involved in a lifetime of fitness, beginning with ballet and gymnastics moving on to aerobics and weight training, I was reluctantly pushed in to an Ashtanga yoga class. My preconceptions of yawning and soft stretches were immediately put to rest. I was hooked on the physical aspect of yoga. It wasn’t until years later due to life happening… and a shoulder injury that I began looking deeper into the mind body connection. Finally deciding to simplify my life and pursue my passion I immersed myself in my training. Finding peace, joy and bliss in my practice on and off the mat. It is one of my greatest pleasures sharing the gift of yoga and what I learn in the process is priceless.Peace and Love, BelindaFaith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. Dan MillmanBelinda Lowry completed the 200hr RYT Yoga Teacher Training at Guruv Yoga.
Born and brought up in India, Geeta came to the U.S in 2005 for a more rewarding career in the information technology sector. After becoming a mom, she decided to take a hiatus to be with her son. Yoga found her in 2014. She became completely devoted to a daily practice of yoga asana and meditation; which would not have been possible without the inspiration and guidance of her teachers. In February, 2016, she decided to sign up for 200 hour teacher training at her home studio Guruv Yoga with Tymi Howard and Steve Ross. Yoga continues to teach her to just be with life and finding peace as it happens. She is thankful beyond words, she cannot pay back to all who have inspired her but would like pay it forward by sharing conscious breath and movement through this beautiful science of Yoga. Namaste
I have been with Guruv Studios ever since Tymi Howard opened her first studio. My personal practice on the mat and further teacher training with Tymi (and others) have transformed my body/mind in ways that other exercise and therapies have never done. I studied with Tymi Howard receiving my 200 RYT and 500 RYT (2016) certifications. In 2017 I became an Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT (2017). The focus of my extended training was 120 hours of Yin, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Yoga therapeutics. I am also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and often combine Yoga and therapy in practice with my clients. My personal practice and that for my students includes breath practices, meditation and mindful movement to restore balance, build strength, resilience and flexibility in body, mind and spirit. My focus, to help each Yogi develop a confident and compassionate practice for the continual and ever changing self. Yoga Rocks!
Stephanie brings a motivating positive energy and a sense of encouragement to her classes, empowering her students to find challenge, connection and joy on and off the yoga mat. As an avid runner, she initially turned to yoga as a compliment to her marathon training, but quickly realized the benefits of her yoga practice were more than just physical. Yoga helped her find a mind-body connection that brought a deep sense of happiness, calm and balance to her life. This passion inspired her to dive deeper into her yoga practice and obtain her 200hr RYT certification, specializing in Power Yoga. “Yoga provides me with the unique opportunity to do all the things I need: to move, to be still, to breathe. I approach my practice, and teaching, with a spirit of humor, good music and an open mind. My intention for each student is that they leave class feeling better than they did when they walked in.” Stephanie is currently pursuing her 500 hour RYT Yoga Alliance certification.
Amy has practiced yoga for many years and felt the call to teach in 2015. She completed her first yoga certification in 2016. Amy is passionate about creating safe space for students. Her classroom is lighthearted and flooded with music and grace. Amy has a dancer background and loves teaching others to link movement with breath. Amy’s vision for success is to help others find balance, strength, and healing space on and off their mats. Amy is always on the path of learning more about yoga and how to help people find their own mind + body + spirit connection. She obtained her 500 hour Master Holy Yoga Certification in 2018 and is currently pursuing her 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification. Amy is a mom to two spectacular adult children, wife to an amazing man, artist, and photographer. RYT-200, C-MHYI 500
“Do everything with a mind that has let go” -John Chan
I stepped into my first yoga class back in 2014, I was searching for peace of mind and a way to manage stress and anxiety. What I learned in that first class was how to let go. I was able to breath a little easier, tune out everthing that didn’t matter on the mat and dive into a world of just being present. From that first class I was hooked. I became intrigued by yoga and wanted to learn everything that I could about this ancient practice and deepen my personal practice. I found a 200hr YTT Yin and Vinyasa teacher training program at Guruv in 2019 and quickly knew this was the path I was supposed to take. While in the YTT training, I wanted to broaden my knowledge on other types of yoga and participated in a Prenatal Immersion Course at Guruv Yoga and learned just how incredible the human body can be. Over the years, I have discovered how much peace, joy, community, love and compassion there is in yoga and through the YTT program, I became eager to share this passion of yoga with others. Kiah has completed her 200hr RYT through Guruv Yoga.
My approach to yoga involves not only the physical poses and movements, but how we can take that which serves and supports us from the mat, into our life practice. Yoga is made up of eight essential parts:
1. How we govern ourselves.
2. How we interact with others.
3. Physical movement.
4. Following the breath.
5. Going deeper within.
6. Focus and concentration.
7. Meditation and devotion.
8. Complete contentment.
Mindful movement to align both the body and the spirit. I love to share the journey…of how this practice has changed my life in so many ways. I feel honored to witness the transformation in others and to be able to be a part of this experience.
After living a very inactive existence, Tracie started running in 2005 and tried yoga to help stretch and build strength. She loved how yoga complemented running, as well as provided a mental escape from the daily grind; however, she still let a demanding career control her schedule so everything else came a distant second. In 2009, Tracie participated in a 21-day yoga challenge during one of the busiest months of the year for her job. Somehow, she completed the challenge and realized she could and needed to make yoga a priority in her life. Since then, Tracie has enjoyed exploring and practicing different styles of yoga and their respective benefits, as well as being part of an amazing yoga community. For years, she wanted to take teacher training to gain a better and more complete understanding of yoga, as well as deepen her physical practice. When the stars aligned and Tracie completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification at Guruv, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she loved teaching yoga and did not want the journey to end. Tracie is a long-distance runner and hiker who returns to her mat to recharge physically and mentally. She also attended a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course in Thailand. She looks forward to continuing and sharing her journey with you.
Karen’s love for exercise began at an early age as an accomplished ballerina. Additionally, outdoor activities such as water skiing, mountain biking, running, hiking and swimming have been a passion throughout her life including marathons and triathlons. Karen has been teaching and training since 2004 after earning certifications in Personal Training, Pilates I, Group Fitness, and Spinning. Karen likes taking fitness to the extreme, specializing in boot camp and kickboxing style classes. She has also been involved in Teen and senior fitness programs. Karen’s love for fun and teaching is evident in her classes and training.
“She believed she could, so she did”. This is one of Melissa’s favorite sayings. She ALWAYS believes anyone can do anything they set their mind too. Including yoga. Yoga is for everyone. When people come and practice with Melissa, she makes them feel comfortable with who they are, and comfortable in their bodies. She’s been practicing yoga for about 20 years. A daily yoga and stretching session became a must, especially after her mom passed in 2004. Some other exercises that she is passionate about are running, speed walking in nature and weight training. She also believes in her nightly prayers and meditation work. This helps to keep her grounded, and relieve the daily stress of work and being a single parent to her two boys, Riley and Conner. Melissa completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification with Tymi Howard, and is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.