Rena began teaching Yoga in 2018 as a way for Clients to gain independence and have the tools to continue toward their own wellness. She is passionate about Yoga Nidra, alignment, and learning and teaching Yogic Philosophy to integrate into life. She is currently working on a combination of yogic postures, nerve glides, and multi-plane movement that melds together her history of physical therapy, massage, and yoga, called Yoga Sway. Rena is also researching and preparing to lead yoga retreats to the beautiful Blue Zone location of Ikaria, Greece. Their moto is "the place where people forget to die" due to their love of life, lack of disease and illness, and truly embrace living in the moment.
Maryl Kohl spent 30 years in the corporate world as a marketing professional and knows first-hand how workplace stress and other life challenges can compromise our physical and emotional well-being. The release she discovered from yoga was profound and flipped her life around. As a yoga instructor, her goal is to help others feel their own transformation. Maryl completed 200-hour teacher training with the nationally recognized YogaWorks program in Seattle, under the guidance of Catherine Munro. She is a certified Chair Yoga instructor, and is currently enrolled in Gentle Yoga training. We are thrilled to have Maryl with us.
Jen is a Northern Michigan native and an RYT 200 Yoga instructor. Jen is a Wellness Coach, passionate about ending emotional eating and finding holistic ways to restore balance to the mind and body. She was originally drawn to yoga as a way to balance more strenuous types of exercise; what she found was relief from stress and anxiety. The mental and emotional aspects of Yogic Philosophy have provided her strength in her daily life, both on and off the mat. It is Jen's intention to share with her students the inspiration she has drawn from her teachers, her love of Yin Yoga, and to help others discover the "non-fitness" benefits of yoga. Outside the studio, Jen loves spending time with her family, knitting, and reading on a beach some place warm.
All classes at ReBalance Center are small and designed to take the intimidation out of yoga. Come in comfortable clothes. Every Body welcome. Classes hold 5-7, and can be customized to private sessions, parties, shared with friends, or as a package with massage. Mats and props are provided. Yoga teachers are 200 hour or more Registered Teachers with Yoga Alliance and insured. Documentation provided by request if submitting to auto insurance open and billable claim but are not billed directly.
Yin Yoga provides a safe space to explore poses for longer duration, with props or without, and to move deeper into connective tissues. We create relaxation, release, and retrain the body to hold better posture, better breath awareness, better body awareness while releasing mind chatter and tension. If you're an experienced yogi or a complete newbie, this class will educate, inspire, and provide the tools to come to practice in a judgement free place.
This class is designed to learn the basics and foundation of yoga poses, breath work, mindfulness and meditation. All abilities are welcome and the classes are small and judgement free, letting the student explore the benefits of yoga in an intimate setting. The pace is slow and deliberate to allow for true understanding, body awareness, and learn how to approach your "edge" safely so yoga can be less intimidating and beneficial. No prior knowledge is necessary, and all shapes and sizes welcome.
Yoga Nidra means "yogic sleep", though we actually come to a deep state of consciousness between waking and sleep. The teacher guides the student while lying comfortably on the back, listening only to the teacher's voice to relax the body into inner awareness, intention setting, relaxation breathing, body mapping, and a guided journey of the imagination to delve deep into relaxation. Research shows that Nidra has many health benefits, and is wheelchair accessible. Just call prior to class.
Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing practice for the mind by way of postures for the body. In these opening postures, we are supported by props and allowed to sink into deep relaxation, to release stress, to quiet the busy mind, and all done safely and to your ability. Hands on adjustments are offered but not required. Come in comfortable clothes. Restorative yoga classes are sensitive to chronic conditions, trauma sensitivity, sensory sensitivity, and wheel chair accessible with prior call.
After developing my own practice at home, and noticing the organic way I was moving into postures, dancing/swaying/and finding a balance between dance and yoga, I just called it Yoga Sway. I draw on my knowledge of Physical Therapy, Massage, and Yoga. It is a mixture of nerve glides, multi-plane movement, range of motion movements combining flexibility, strength, balance, core/hip/back activation and repetition that just feels good. I will provide basic structure, then you provide the sway.