I am a small business owner, mother of two, wife, teacher, and a yoga studio owner. Each role has helped me learn, grow, and build inner strength for all the ebbs and flows of life. My path to becoming a yoga studio owner was not traditional. I took several detours along the way which ultimately led me on a journey of self-discovery. My practice started 18 years ago with a show called Inhale on the Oxygen Channel. I would practice daily with Steve Ross. It was here that I started moving my body and finding space to surrender to the present moment.
Yoga encouraged me to build a connection with myself. Years later, I would complete my 200-hour YTT. Two years after that, I sought the opportunity to develop new skills to support moms on their journey into parenthood. Durning my prenatal practicum hours, I noticed I enjoyed working with expectant mothers to find a deeper connection with their body and breath, staying in the present moment and most importantly connecting with their baby. We were able to comfortably share pregnancy concerns and created a supporting and nurturing environment. I am blessed to be a part of an extraordinary community as well as share the journey of yoga with expectant mothers as they prepare for their own journey into motherhood.
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!
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.
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.
My first exposure to yoga was in an Iyengar Yoga course as an undergraduate dance and music major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the early 2000’s. What started as a required course for my degree turned into a refuge in my daily life. Since then, the practice of yoga has
been a constant friend to me, a place to turn whenever my body needs movement or when my mind needs quieting. In 2010, I received my 200-hour teacher certification from Kanyakumari Center for Yoga and Ayurveda in Glendale, Wisconsin, and I have been teaching yoga ever since alongside my career as a classical flutist. My hope as a teacher is to send students away with tools that they can take with them wherever they go, to move, stretch, calm, breathe, strengthen, or just check in at any given moment. As a lifelong student of yoga and movement, I honor my own teachers: Meg Lucks, Sarah Filzen, Cheryl Silberman, Janet Lilly, Simone Ferro, Elizabeth Johnson, Luc Vanier, Ferne Bronson and Ed Burgess.
Emma Koi is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of yoga teacher trainings with approved and active Registered Yoga Schools (RYS). She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification at Kanyakumari Center for Yoga and Ayurveda in Glendale, Wisconsin and most recently completed an Advanced Yoga Teacher apprenticeship with Meg Lucks at Heart Revival Center for Yoga. Emma holds bachelors degrees in dance and music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to teaching yoga, she performs as an orchestral flute player in the Orlando area. She lives in Lake Mary, Florida with her husband and two children.
Shannon Lockhart is a Mother, Folk Herbalist and light-worker. As a healer, her passion in life has become empowering others by helping them learn how to be responsible for their personal health and well-being. With such a busy life and being mindful of the fact the she is human and not immune to the external stressors in our world, Shannon decided to implement yoga into her daily routine. After all, the philosophy behind yoga fell in line with her holistic life path and mind set. After attending yoga regularly, she was pleased with how yoga helped her off the mat in every aspect of her life. Having been guided in her practice by Tymi Howard and feeling blessed to be a part of the beautifully spirited community of like-minded individuals she helped grow, She was in Love! Shannon soon decided she wanted to deepen her practice and began teacher training the following summer.
Shannon has been teaching yoga ever since and is truly humbled by the opportunity and experience. Allowing yoga to take a key role in her life has been essential as it has opened doors to new positive opportunities, new friends, and most importantly opened her heart! Shannon wants to share her passion and love for yoga with others, knowing it will have many positive affects in their lives as well.
Hi, my name is Alanna, a well-renowned Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. I love empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the healing arts. I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between holistic and western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. I am always looking to integrate new treatments and therapies into my practice and believe that continued learning is important for any good Massage Therapist. I am honored you are here and looking forward to helping you on your journey. Namaste my friends