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"Unity is strength,

when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -Mattie J.T Stepanek


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Jessi Endrizzi

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MONDAY: 9am- BarreZEN

WEDNESDAY: 5:15pm-YOGA SHRED


Hello, 'Ohana! I'm Jessi Endrizzi, and I'm thrilled to be teaching among such a talented group of yogis and in such a beautiful studio.   My passion for yoga began as a young mom when I faced mental health challenges, exhaustion, and anxiety.  I began to find myself impatient at home and unhappy with myself.   Going to yoga each week healed me and allowed me to come back to life.  The qualities I learned and developed on my mat- using my breath, stilling my thoughts, and striving to do my best- translated into a peaceful, happy changes in my every day life. Those changes translated into a desire to share what I had learned, and to lift others through the practice of yoga.  

I completed my 200 hr. yoga teacher training through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis, completed Strong Spirit Mindfulness in Movement Chair Yoga Training , YOGA SHRED/Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga trained, and I received barre certification from the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association.   I love sharing these healthy practices with others. 

Outside the studio, I enjoy hiking, quilting, dancing, karate, eating, cooking, and spending time with my family.   My husband, Mark, and I have four awesome kids and a yorkie-poo (who is actually my favorite child!)   

Thank you for sharing this journey with me! Namaste!

 

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Randi Whiteaker

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FRIDAY: 5:30am- VINYASA

SUNDAY: 4:00pm -REVIVAL FLOW


Hi there! I first found yoga in high school, and at that time I was simply doing “yoga” for the physical benefits of the practice. But I soon realized that yoga is much, much, more than that. My mat is my sacred space, and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to help and inspire others step onto their mat as well. The asana practice of yoga has shown me my own physical, mental, and emotional strength— it has also shown me the powerful connection between the mind, body, and spirit. 

I completed my 200 hour yoga training through Inner Fire Yoga in Madison, Wisconsin. I hope to be trained to teach prenatal yoga sometime in the near future!

Off the mat, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, listening to live music, dancing, spending time outside in nature, cooking, drinking tea, and creating art. 


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LESA SCHIFFER

JOIN LESA FOR CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS!

TUESDAY: 6:30pm POUND

WEDNESDAY: 5:15pm barefootBURN 6:30pm CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE

THURSDAY: 6:30pm VINYASA


Hello! My path to a life involving yoga came when I was trying to find my way after the loss of my mother. My best friend said,  "Come with me to a yoga class." I don’t say no to her often, if ever, so I went, and found what I needed to heal. To me, yoga is mind, body, and soul working together to create a peace and harmony in the body that you are not likely to find elsewhere. My instant love for this practice, and the joy I am blessed with after an hour of class led me to earn my certification, and I have been able to share my love ever since. Although I believe there is a need for all the types of yoga, my favorite classes include restorative and slower flow classes to create the peaceful state of mind that is sometimes hard to hold onto in daily life. I truly believe that in one form or another, yoga can be for everyone.

I have a wonderful husband of 26 years and two amazing (adult) children. I love animals and have two dogs and a cat that fill my heart. Biking, gardening, reading, running, wine, coffee (and of course yoga!)... just having fun and spending time with family and friends are the things that make me happy. I live my life in as happy a place as possible and there is always a smile and a hug for everyone!

I am so happy to be a part of such an amazing yoga family and I hope to see you all! Namaste 


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Jamie Pedretti

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Wednesday 530am

Hello!


My name is Jamie, and I am extremely excited and honored to be embarking on my yoga teaching journey here at Ohana Studio!  I have been practicing yoga for over 12 years and within the past two to three years have been more serious and disciplined in my asana journey.  Within the past couple of years I have been thinking about taking a Yoga Teacher Training program, and in the Fall of 2018 everything just fell into place and the opportunity to go through a 230 hour training program became a reality!!

I believe most people come to yoga looking for something, and yoga supports me to always work towards becoming the best version of myself.  I am a very busy person with a very busy mind. I have a demanding career, a family, and I always feel like I NEED to be doing SOMETHING. I really opened myself to the themes, the philosophy, and the journey that was presented throughout the teacher training  program (and not to get too cray cray, but my very foundation was shook in a GREAT way). By applying the philosophy of yoga on and off my mat, I have learned the importance of slowing down and allowing myself time to just breathe. I allowed myself more curiosity into my life which has been profoundly enlightening and a magical experience.   I feel like I have more clarity in who I am, what I can accomplish, what I WANT to accomplish, and perhaps what I am MEANT to accomplish.

I love being around a community of people who also appreciate what yoga does for them and so to be able to share pieces of what yoga means to me is super fun and important! As a teacher, I recognize that I am just a facilitator of a yoga class and I will present you with information but you will have a personal relationship with your movements so take what resonates with you and just leave the rest!!  One of the things I love about yoga is that our individual yoga practices change with time and that is OK because we also change with time. Off the mat I enjoy being outside, drinking prodigious amounts of coffee, reading, and going out to breakfast.  I have a wonderful husband, two girls, two kitties, and a puppy