Chris is a lifelong student of movement, wellness and philosophy. For the past 5 years, she has been inspired by the expertise of many gifted local and international Yoga instructors. In March 2017, she graduated from the highly regarded EveryOne Yoga school which qualified her as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Prior to that, she completed over 250 hours of Yoga training through YogaFit, National Exercise Training Association and Yoga Journal conferences. She has over 650 hours teaching a variety of fitness classes including Yoga and Zumba. She holds a Masters in Health Promotion from Nebraska Methodist College and has worked as a wellness coordinator for a Fortune 500 company. Her greatest wellness related accomplishment so far is completion of the Camino de Santiago 550-mile pilgrimage in northern Spain. All this background results in a creative, energizing and restorative teaching style using music and insightful messages as catalysts to challenge the body and feed the soul.
Laura, a mother of three, sought out yoga for herself, shortly after her oldest child was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Realizing the benefits of yoga for herself, she started searching for yoga classes for her children. Throughout her research, she learned about aerial yoga, and how it can assist with children's therapy. Laura obtained her children's yoga certification from Rainbow Kids Yoga in 2014 and her AeroZen Aerial Yoga certification in 2015. She trained with Yogapuetics in Austin in 2015 and completed advanced training there in 2017 In addition to teaching children's classes, Laura assists with AeroZen classes and workshops.
Laura teaches both children and parents how important it is for kids to be kids. She believes that moving our bodies helps us prepare for learning. Laura's classes provide kids a place where they can have fun, with games and mindful movement that benefits their minds and bodies.
Shortly after beginning her regular yoga practice in 2012, Rachel and her family discovered that one of her brothers had terminal brain cancer. He passed shortly after the diagnosis. Rachel leaned into her practice to help her deal with the stress and the grief she was feeling. It reminded her to live in the moment and to breathe through the hard times. She began her yoga teacher training so that she could share the gift of yoga with others.
Rachel received her 200hr yoga certification in June of 2014 and has since then become certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork. She believes that when we practice the breath work and poses in yoga, it creates all around health in the body and mind. She wants everyone to come to her classes with the bodies they have and encourages beginning the poses by feeling the edges that are there instead of thinking about an idea of the perfect pose. She also believes that if we do preventative work in the body now, we won't have to intervene later in life.
Whenever Rachel is not teaching yoga, she loves to do anything outdoors: kayaking, hiking, and camping. She also loves hanging with her husband, Mitch and dogs (Steeler and Cash).
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Lindsay started practicing yoga during her college days in 2003 and became a 200 hour trained yoga teacher in 2007. She also has a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo and a M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. Since her training at Avalon Art and Yoga Center in Palo Alto, she has taught well over 1000 classes, mostly specializing in Vinyasa and Dynamic Yin styles. In California, Lindsay primarily taught at Samyama Yoga Center, and joined the teacher training faculty there in 2014, leading topics about energy systems, Ayurveda, mantra and meditation. Lindsay has organized and led multiple yoga and wellness retreats to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and in the Bay Area. She also offered summer field trips to ‘float your yoga’, practicing on stand–up paddle boards at local parks.
New to Tulsa, Lindsay continues to expand her horizons through Zen Body’s Aerial Yoga Teacher Training as well as the Ankrum Institute’s Advanced Body Work certification program. She is excited to be part of the yoga teaching team at Zen Body Yoga + Wellness. Her classes are a playful balance of alignment-based flow, breath and self-exploration aimed at purifying the body and mind. As a yoga guide, Lindsay hopes her students learn to transform mental or physical discomfort into opportunities for greater learning and healing.
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Amy Linda Miller
Amy Linda Miller, E-RYT200, is the founder and owner of Zen Body Yoga + Wellness and the creator of AeroZen, a unique style of aerial yoga. Amy is a Certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Amy came to yoga through a love of fitness and dance but found that yoga is her true passion. She enjoys teaching various styles of yoga to people of all ages. In her classes, she likes to work with the needs of each individual - whether by encouraging additional strength and endurance or by modifying poses to make them more accessible. Additionally, Amy emphasizes the breath and the power it can have on the body by enhancing or deepening the poses, as well as on stress reduction and the body's natural healing powers.
Amy is also a Thai Bodywork Practitioner, Certified Wellness and Life Coach, a Chakra Coach and a Reiki Master Teacher. In addition to her yoga and holistic wellness training, Amy has a Master’s degree in Buddhist Art History from the Ohio State University, is a Certified Fundraising Executive and past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and has served on several non-profit boards and committees, including DVIS, Tulsa CARES, OCCJ, Philbrook Museum of Art and Oklahomans for Equality.
Sunny Dawn Ray, E-RYT 200, began practicing yoga regularly in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. Sunny is constantly expanding her practice and continuing her education, studying with inspiring teachers locally and nationally. Sunny strives to make all of her classes a positive and welcoming experience for students of all levels and is very happy to have so many opportunities to bring yoga to people all over Oklahoma.
Margaret began yoga as a way to spend more time at the gym with her husband. After realizing the difference yoga was making in her personal life and relationships, she knew she wanted more.
Margaret received her 200-hour certification in 2014 from Yoga Deza in Fayetteville, Arkansas. At the time, she didn't realize the powerful impact yoga would have on her life. Since receiving her certification she has been using yoga part of her journey of healing and dealing with infertility.
Margaret realizes that we all have our story, and together we can write our future on our mat.