Jamie is the owner of Soul Yoga and an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200, nearly 500 through Yoga Alliance). She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Bachelors degree in Communication & minor in Entrepreneurship in 2015. She is extremely passionate about continuing education and will continue to be a dedicated yoga student as well as a teacher. She is currently training with Maureen Bosker, Yoga in The Woods & is enrolled in an online anatomy course with Tiffany Cruikshank through Yoga Medicine. Nothing feeds her soul more than teaching a room full of beautiful humans a sweet yoga flow. Opening Soul Yoga has been a dream come true for her to say the least!
Jamie found this practice during a very trying time in her life, as she was struggling with anxiety and depression as well as severe back pain. Shortly after she was diagnosed with Scoliosis (a curvature of the spine) she knew it was time to step out of her comfort zone and try something new, like yoga. Thankfully, she finally found a safe space to explore, grow, & be the most raw version of herself without feeling judged. Yoga has been apart of her life for about 4 1/2 years now, and she can happily say that she has virtually zero daily back pain, as well as very limited anxiety. She is the happiest, healthiest version of herself and she truly has the practice to thank for that!
Jamie's purpose here at Soul has been to create a space where EVERYONE feels welcome, safe, & comfortable. “Come as you are, come feed your soul."
I spent nearly 30 years working for the Michigan Dept. of Corrections, retiring in 2010 as an Assistant Deputy Warden from the men's prison in Lapeer. To stay sane and pretend normalcy, in 2002, I found yoga and have been practicing since. In April 2015, I became certified thru Yoga Alliance as a yoga teacher.
I have participated in workshops led by Sean Corn, Dharma Mittra, Rodney and Colleen Yee and Natasha Rizopoulus, among others. Most recently I completed an intensive training with Maureen Bosker, who studied with Pattabhi Jois, the creator of Ashtanga Yoga. I am excited to share Short Form Ashtanga with you at Soul Yoga. I don't know what I'd do without yoga. Let's do yoga together!
Feel free to call me Mad, I'm never actually mad thanks to yoga! I am originally from Clarklake, MI and have been in Fenton since 2015. Since then, I've watched Fenton's yoga community blossom and I'm thrilled to be a part of it! I first found yoga while attending WMU, hoping to change my body and relieve stress. Since then, yoga has not only changed my body, but has taught me to love my body and to be able to find peace in the chaotic moments that life presents. I received my Yoga Teacher Training from One Tribe Yoga in Brooklyn, MI where I was introduced to many different styles of yoga and spiritual practices which I love to incorporate into my classes. When I teach, I strive to connect with each person and ensure they leave grounded, stretched, and relaxed. I can't wait to share this practice with you.
Hi, I am Heather! I suppose like many others yoga found me. I was searching for something new when I decided to take my first yoga class. From that day forward yoga became my lifestyle. Early on I noticed not only feeling better physically, but a change in my mood and even how I thought about myself and how I treated others. My practice quickly became a daily routine. Early on I knew it was my calling to share this passion for a vibrant life with others, so I finished my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at UpDog Yoga in Rochester Michigan. I am currently enrolled in my 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Medicine a blend of Eastern philosophy and Western medicine. I value a diverse physical practice. I love everything from a quiet Yin to a steamy Vinyasa! My goal is to create a space for yoga students to find what it is that this practice can offer them. I hope to see you on the mat!
I’m Pam! I started my Yoga journey about 20 years ago practicing Ashtanga Yoga. I first began my practice for the physical benefits, but soon found that Yoga also made me calmer, kinder and more content. Wanting to share my passion for Yoga, I completed my yoga teacher training at CorePower Yoga in Boulder, Colorado in 2008. I began teaching at Yoga in the Woods in Goodrich, Michigan in 2009. I am an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance. My goal as a teacher is to help you find peace, strength and acceptance through your practice. I am excited to share my love of Yoga with the Soul Yoga community.
Hello, friend. My personal journey with yoga began in 2012 and was the catalyst in teaching me how to help myself out of a very dark place. Yoga is for everyone. Every single person alive on this planet. I know how it can feel to not believe that, that’s why it took me so long to take teacher training. I reached a turning point in my practice (my belief in myself) and enrolled in teacher training in the fall of 2016. I began teaching immediately after training. It is my greatest joy to hold space in a room for people to drop the masks and walls and show up in their most authentic selves. To further my knowledge, as we are never ever done learning, I enrolled and completed a second teacher training in the spring of 2018. It is an honor to share breath and space with you. I hope to see you soon.
Andrew is a Health and Clarity Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, and the creator of Roll Om Release. Transformational seminars have taken him across the country as well as globally to provide communities with effective skills and mindful approaches to live a conscious and fulfilling life.
Darcel is a certified yoga instructor and local health advocate that has spent over 11 years teaching and implementing preventative health techniques. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Community Health from Prescott College has allowed her the opportunity for hands-on experience and study of yoga, herbs, reiki, multicultural healing and meditation practices. She dances, hikes, bikes, rollerblades and runs. She climbs trees to do yoga, sings when she can is the writer for canvas voice, and spends most of her time feeding good things not only to her belly but also to her soul. Come and catch her contagious smile as she celebrates the best job in the world: guiding others back to themselves.
Hello! I’m Kristen! Mother of three beautiful girls, lover of life, nature, essential oils, and of course Yoga!
I was first introduced to Yoga in college and fell in love with the practice! I knew there was something truly special about what yoga had to offer and I was eager to learn more.
After becoming a mother (my first in 2014 and twins in 2016!) I was searching for a space where I could reconnect with myself, deepen my practice and find a sense of peace amidst the craziness of my day to day. I was blessed to have found Soul! The space, the community, and the practice helped me to find my light again! I wanted to spread that light, learn, and continue to grow and felt teaching was the path I needed to follow. I completed my training in fall 2018 with Maureen Bosker of Yoga in the Woods and Jamie at Soul and began teaching right away, eager and ready to share!
I absolutely love the passion the Soul community has for this practice and am so excited to be a part of this amazing and supportive family! See you on the mat!