Meet our Instructors

Misti Cassels

Years of ignoring a shoulder injury and later dealing with post partum depression left me in a world I didn’t recognize. A heated yoga class found its way into my life and for the first time in a long time my pain subsided, my spirits lifted, and I knew I had found something incredible. I was able to take a 200 hour teacher training in 2014 where I was introduced to a confidence I hadn’t felt years.

I’ve loved being able to share my practice and my journey with others on the mat in all different varieties of yoga. I am drawn to the movement that yoga offers and the peace that comes from deliberately breathing, inviting a stillness in an ever chaotic life.

Justina Gooden-Helton

Justina is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and a Tier 1: 300HR Certified Baptiste Yoga Leader  is a Tier 1: 300HR Certified Baptiste Yoga Leader. She started her regular yoga practice in 2012. In 2014 she took her first Baptiste class, fell in love with the Baptiste Methodology and has never looked back.  Justina received her Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor credential after attending Level One in 2018.  Since then, she has completed the Baptiste Assisting Course, the Baptiste Teacher Course, Level Two and is currently part of the 2019/20 Baptiste Fit to Lead Program.  Justina teaches Baptiste Power Vinyasa and Yin.

When she is not practicing or teaching yoga, Justina spends her time serving on the board of a statewide conservation organization and hanging out with her husband and son.  She is a lover of food and travel and can be caught planning her next delicious trip at any time!

Anna Gruel

Why I yoga: to feel connection to myself and my community. Yoga makes me feel connected, strong and balanced. I came to yoga to heal an injury in 2003. I furthered my practice by certifying to teach through two Yoga Alliance trainings for 500 hours which include Yoga Philosophy, Traditonal Yoga Principals, and COREpower training. I instruct power yoga to high school student athletes and muVmethod yoga stretch to dancers.

In my class: You will go to Your edge safely within your ability connecting your body to your breath

Hobbies: I love life. Some of my favorite things and hobbies are all four letter words! LOVE, LIFE, YOGA, GOLF, HIKE, SKIS, TRIP, FOOD, BOOK, WINE. I live life to the fullest pushing myself outside my comfort zone like running half marathons and learning about other cultures and people by traveling all over the world. I enjoy discovering new experiences especially in the outdoors.

Come yoga with me, let’s connect, let’s laugh, let’s fall in and out of poses and just be in the moment.

 

Nicole Packer

 Nicole Celeste Packer is passionate about living life to the fullest.   She is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mind Body Empowerment Specialist know for her “rapid transformation” strategies. 

“Nikki” lives an active lifestyle and teaches private and group classes as a certified fitness instructor and Yoga Alliance RYT (registered yoga teacher).  She has a broad base of experience in movement and yoga studying traditional and modern wellness approaches including biomechanics with world renowned  instructors such as Jules Mitchell, David Emerson, Todd Hargrove, Greg Lehman, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Amy Ippoliti. 

As the founder of Retreat Into Life,  she  organizes festivals, retreats, and workshops and presents nationally and internationally. This includes the creation of the local Fuel and Flo Fest, designed to assist others in cultivating fulfilling relationships with their mind, body, spirit, and community.  She is the creator of YogaFUEL Flo and LifeFULL Meditation, which integrate principles of traditional wisdom, modern science, and her own innovative style, creating experiences that invite others to deepen their connection with beauty and joy in their lives. 

In additon to yoga and meditation,  she also teaches wellness classes locally and online.   She enjoys people, music, reading, dancing, cooking, traveling, laughing, studying the brain and body, and just being alive!  She is a wife and mother, and her energy is known to be quite contagious!  She  loves to have fun which is reflected in her creative and interactive programs which have impacted the lives of thousands of individuals world wide.  

Michelle Hill

Michelle is an active wife and mother of 3 children. She loves spending time with her family, finding ways to volunteer in schools, church, and community, working in the garden, and being outdoors.  In the winter, she loves to read and study various topics she wants to dive into.

 In 2010 Michelle was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune condition. One gift from that challenge is that yoga has become an integral part of her disease management and overall life balance!

 In the summer of 2019, she completed requirements for her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate and in 2020 an additional 200 Hour certificate specializing in Restorative Partner Yoga. Michelle loves sharing yoga with others and expanding her limits through regular personal practice, and by participating in community and virtual yoga classes.

Angela Fusselman

I have a passion for adventure, life, yoga, and happiness. I believe yoga is for everybody and every body. I believe in blending self-care into yoga practice to strengthen one’s soul. I encourage all variations of yoga, life, and beginnings.

With my 200 RYTT, I hope to help my students on their own journey of discovery into their body and themselves for their fullest potential. I teach primarily Hatha and Vinyasa Mix.

Heidi Rose

 My yoga journey began in 2010, as a way to balance out my intense running regimen. My body needed some love. I was always putting my legs to the test, seeing just how far I could run or how far I could hike or how long I could ski. Like many other people, the path that led me to yoga was all physical. Now I don’t know how I would get through each week mentally if I didn’t have yoga. In 2013 I moved to an area where yoga was practically unheard of. This is when I decided I needed to learn all I could so I would be able to share my love of yoga with other people. In 2015, I completed my 200 hour LifePower YTT. My training is an Ashtanga based power vinyasa. Being able to share my love of yoga with others is the highlight of my days!

My name is Heidi Rose. My yoga journey began in 2010, as a way to balance out my intense running regimen. My body needed some love. I was always putting my legs to the test, seeing just how far I could run or how far I could hike or how long I could ski. Like many other people, the path that led me to yoga was all physical. Now I don’t know how I would get through each week mentally if I didn’t have yoga. In 2013 I moved to an area where yoga was practically unheard of. This is when I decided I needed to learn all I could so I would be able to share my love of yoga with other people. In 2015, I completed my 200 hour LifePower YTT. My training is an Ashtanga based power vinyasa. Being able to share my love of yoga with others is the highlight of my days!

Brittney Croft

I’m Brittney and I fell in love with yoga in 2016. I did my first teacher 200 hour course and found that yoga was the perfect blend of challenging my body, and expressing self-love. I used to spend so many hours trying to beat my body into shape doing the “All American” mantra of harder better faster. And yet with two hours of Power Vinyasa per week I grew into the strongest body I had ever had. I found quiet strength, and a workout I didn’t have to talk myself into.

When I’m not doing yoga, I’m chasing four babies and teaching them school. I love to hike, ski, rock climb, garden, and go for long meandering bike rides with my kids.

After 10 years as an ER nurse, I hung up my stethoscope in June of last year and focused all of my professional time helping people balance their gut health. I’m really excited to add teaching yoga back into the mix.

Yoga stills the mind, calms the heart, and strengthens spirit, mind, and body.

As I share yoga with you, my goal for you is to have the same experience I found-to step off the mat feeling strengthened and full of love for yourself.

Ty Davenport

I’m a simple guy that loves yoga! The Asanas, Pranayama and meditation of yoga have allowed me to ground into my wonderful life and enjoy every moment. I love going into a class and within 5 minutes feeling the weight of the world drop off my shoulders. I strive to allow that for all that join me in their yoga practice.

I enjoy incorporating mudra, mantra and sound with yoga. Accessing the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of the body and soul.

Meet our Staff

Shelby Rumph

Front Desk Associate

Brinda Kersh

Front Desk Associate

Amber Caruso

Front Desk Associate

Kori Noelle

Front Desk Associate

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