Lara Lirely, E-RYT 200, RYT500
Lara began her journey as a yoga practitioner in 2010 while getting her Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. The practice started as a self study home practice, but soon she made her way to her first studio class and never looked back. Lara received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from YogaOne Studio in Cedarburg, WI from Meg Galarza and Bernie Rosen in 2013. She has studied with numerous teachers over the years and received her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from YogaOne Studio in Cedaburg, WI with Meg Galarza and Ali Modell. She taught all around the Milwaukee area in yoga studios, fitness centers, gyms, community centers, and churches. Lara is the owner of Coda Yoga Studio and believes in bringing creative, foundational, and innovative sequences that are accessible and resonate with all who come to practice.
Jenny Archer, RYT 200
Jenny’s first encounter with yoga was in high school. It was recommended that she use it as a tool to help her reduce stress and anxiety. It wasn't until college, when she obtained a running injury, that she began to see yoga as something more than calming her mind and nerves. Yoga then became Jenny’s sole physical exercise. Through diligent practice she was able to heal her body, strengthen it, clear her mind and reduce anxiety. Thirteen years later, she had the awesome experience of receiving her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training from the amazing and always inspiring Meg Galarza. She learned so much about yoga and herself. It was an incredible journey! Jenny teaches a vinyasa flow that is strong and fluid, playful yet challenging. Through teaching, Jenny hopes to instill some of the wisdom she has gathered, as well as inspire and learn from her students.
Nicole Bamrah, RYT 200
Nikki discovered yoga and meditation shortly after the birth of her son approximately 12 years ago as a way of reconnecting with her body, mind and spirit. The practice of yoga intrigued and inspired Nikki to receive her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Alignment Yoga in Madison, WI in 2015 and received additional training in chair yoga form Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, MA from Lakshmi Volker in 2016. Nikki has attended numerous yoga conferences and has practiced with various teachers throughout the US. She will continue her yoga studies in March of 2018 at YogaOne Studio in Cedarburg, WI to receive her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, as well as travel abroad in October 2018 to New Delhi, India to continue studies in mediation, yoga and kirtan. Nikki strives to bring her humor and energy into her classes and works to create a combination for dynamic but mindful movement accessible to all students.
Cheri Cope, RYT 200
Cheri has always been drawn to the fascinating dynamics of how the mind and the body work together and how this mind/body connection powers our ability to achieve our highest potential. Her passion for helping people led her to create her business, Athletic Mind, LLC a decade ago. She works to enable others to strengthen their own personal physical and mental resources and discover the means to fulfill their goals. She works as a Performance and Life Coach with individuals and teams/groups to empower and realize their true potential. Cheri views Yoga as an essential part of her complete mind/body practice.
As a yoga teacher, Cheri helps others access the elements of yoga that strengthen us physically along with greater mental clarity and contentment. She works to synthesize Yoga philosophy with the mental conditioning aspects and tools that she teaches. Cheri sees yoga as a vehicle to enhance her students' mental focus, surpass personal limits, aide in the ability to withstand pressure and distractions, as well as help one gain an overall deeper understanding of themselves.
Laura Lien, RYT 200
Laura has always had a passion for health and wellness which lead her to become a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. She wanted to further her knowledge of the body by receiving her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification at YogaOne Studio with Meg Galarza. Laura believes that finding balance in the mind and body is the foundation to true happiness. She is excited to teach yoga to the amazing community in Hartland/Lake Country!
Amy Stigler, RYT 200
Amy completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through YogaOne Studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the instruction of Meg Galarza in 2017. After intensive study, Amy received her certification and began teaching for Coda Yoga Studio and various other venues in the lake country area. Amy's classes are a mixture of traditional Vinyasa Flow, careful attention to detail of postural alignment, and classic breathing and meditation techniques. Combining her welcoming energy, music, and wit, Amy leads students through flows inspiring those practicing to explore their practice and work to find a deeper connection to themselves and their practice.
Missy Ziegler, RYT 200
Missy received her 200 hour teacher training from Yoga Garden San Francisco. Missy is first and foremost a student of yoga, and then a teacher—committed to the lifelong practice of continual learnings. She believes yoga is for everyone and recurrently has something to teach and offer each individual. Missy teaches students to connect with their bodies and cultivate a deep awareness of self through through breath, movement, and mindfulness. While yoga asana practice moves the body through physical postures, Missy shows students the depth of yoga lies in the internal practice to meaningfully carry into each moment of life. Missy creates a class space that is challenging, respectful, and welcoming to all.
Kathy Coakley, RYT 200
Kathy has been in the fitness industry for 25 years. Her journey began as a fitness instructor in 1990 with certifications by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. While raising 4 children with her husband Kevin, she taught everything from aerobics to jump rope, spinning to kickboxing. Kathy was also a personal trainer for 8 years.
The journey has been transforming bringing balance, love, calm and patience to life both on and off the mat. Her hope is that her students feel that support in class and that they feel their yoga practice support them throughout their daily life.
Kathy completed her RYT-200 certification in May 2015 with Meg Galarza at Yoga One Studio.
Lindsey Holmes, RYT 200
Lindsey has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for the last 5 years. She decided to take that dedication and funnel it into learning about the many depths of Yoga in a teacher training program. She received her training as a 200HR RYT through Alignment Yoga and since then has shared her passion for the practice in a classroom setting. She shares practices free of competition, comparison, judgement or expectation.