My Yoga Teachers:
Margaret Sullivan Malaney
started teaching Yoga in 2003, and have pursued a variety of training
in order to fulfill my intention of accessibility for all. My classes offer modifications and will focus on alignment, allowing
yoga to be a life long practice. Training at Kripalu, the oldest school
of yoga in the US, bringing YogaEd. into the Findlay City schools and
speciality Y4C training for clients with cancer are some examples of
how my training has extended the wonderful practice of yoga. I
especially love introducing yoga to people for the first time, expelling
the myth that you have to be flexible to “do” yoga. Please join me as
we explore the possibilities of bringing the mind, body and breath
I have been practicing yoga since the early 2000’s. I received my 200 hour yoga teacher training
certification through YogaFit in 2015.
YogaFit is an alignment based, Hatha, vinyasa style of yoga. I am qualified to teach men and women as
well as meeting the special needs of pre/postnatal women and to seniors (55 and
older). I am also trained in power yoga
(aka: Yoga Sweat) and the Yoga Lean program.
I am currently pursuing training to
be certified to teach people with depression/anxiety and PTSD. Being a former distance runner, I also have a
special interest in working with people who are runners, cyclist and
athletes. I really enjoy teaching to
beginners as well as the advanced yogi. In
all my classes, I offer modifications so everybody with any body type, can
enjoy the benefits of yoga. I look
forward to meeting you at Harmony Yoga: Body, Mind & Soul.
Dave began studying t'ai
chi ch'uan in 1978. His background in the art includes studies with Dr. Fred Wu
(Lee Ying-arng's style), Dr. Daniel Weng (Chang-style, Yang 24-forms), Elaine
Waters (chi-kung, Yang sword form, and Chen-style), Adam Hsu (kung-fu basics),
and many others, formally and informally. He now practices and teachs basic
chi-kung along with the long Yang form as modified by Chang Tung-sheng, and he
is currently studying Sun Lu-tang's style on his own.
has been teaching yoga for over 14-years. She is uniquely qualified
as a yoga teacher since she is also a licensed massage therapist, a Structural
Integrator and has extensive yoga training. Sheila has a 200-hour
yoga certification and is currently working on a 500-hour certification with
Tias Little in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I feel so fortunate to have
Sheila join us!
Yoga is not for the flexible, it's for
the willing, as Katy learned in 2008 when she first began a serious practice. She
learned that if we challenge our minds before our bodies, the poses will come.
Melinda Williams at Open Circle served as her first teacher, focusing on vinyasa
yoga. She transitioned to hatha yoga, earning her Level One training with YogaFit and Level Two in Nov. She says that "My heart is full of love for my family and my house is full of
rescued animals, with the occasional rescued human, too. I'm happy to join
Barb's practice and the wonderful teachers here. I offer a wide variety of
classes for every type of yogi, from beginner to those looking for a more
advanced challenge, as well as cardio and strength training. My goal is to meet
people wherever they are today."