Michelle began practicing yoga at the beginning of 2013 after feeling as though she needed something physical in her life that gave her the same lightness that dance did when she was growing up. Shortly after beginning her practice, Michelle found yoga to lift a heaviness from her. This heaviness was soon replaced with the lightness of self-love, confidence and openness. Michelle knew she needed to share this beautiful practice with others. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Six and teaches her classes with love and compassion.
As an advocate of natural healing and massage therapy, I have found that the steady practice of yoga goes hand in hand with body and energy work. I began practicing yoga as a way to relieve heavy anxiety, as yoga brings peace to the mind and relieves stresses held within the body.
Shortly after completing my education in massage and energy therapy, I finished my 200 hours of training in Saint Louis, Mo. in May of 2015. I am currently certified in singing bowl sound therapy, Pranic Healing and level two Reiki and incorporate these aspects into my teachings. I plan to become 500 hour certified in the future, as yoga is called a practice because we are never done learning.
As a natural wanderlust, I am always on the move, seeking new adventures and traveling constantly. I find so much joy in seeing the earth's beauty and learning about myself along the way. I have led yoga classes at music festivals, which is a huge passion of mine. I find incorporating yoga with dance and music creates an abundance of healing.
I look forward to where my yoga journey continues and all the people who come to the mat to practice with me
Shauna began her foray into the fitness world as a professional Muay Thai fighter. She competed professionally in Thailand among other places. Upon her return to the states, Shauna received her 200 hour training through Yoga Six in 2015. This complemented her previous training and made Shauna a very well rounded, sought-after instructor. Shauna has since expanded her fitness offering to open her personal training studio, Lotus Fit. Lotus Fit is a personal training studio offering additional services in small group training, cross training classes, yoga, Muay Thai, and nutrition.
Amanda began her yoga practice over 15 years ago in college as a way to disconnect from the stress of majoring in engineering. After grad school and taking on a demanding career, her yoga practice continued to provide a sense of grounding in her life and taught her how to truly practice patience, understand and self-love. Believing that anyone could benefit from the healing powers of yoga, she decided to take her practice a step further by completing her 200 hour training through Yoga Buzz STL in 2016.
Amanda’s classes are supportive and encouraging, providing options, modifications and positive reinforcement. She strives to make yoga inclusive, empowering and accessible to anyone who wishes to experience the light and love that can be found on the mat.