Emily’s first yoga class was in an intimate setting in the mountains of San Diego, California in 2003. She fell in love with how the poses made her feel powerful, physically and emotionally balanced. Her practice continued to strengthen over the years and helped her become a loving mother of two. Emily was asked to take over teaching a yoga class in 2011, which sparked her interest in learning more about yoga, and led her to Yoga with Laurel Hodory & Faculty where she was certified in 2013 as an RYT-200. Emily inspires her students to take time every day to appreciate their bodies and connects them to how the practice of yoga can transform your life.
Lisa received her RYT-200 through the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute. She took her first yoga class in 1993, and continued her practice through the decades while raising three children. She was a part of the Siddha Yoga community and rededicated herself to the practice of yoga at the L-Yoga Flow studio when it opened in 2012. She is involved with the organization “Yoga Gangsters,” a volunteer organization bringing yoga to troubled youth and those in poverty as she is called to serve those populations. Lisa also is a certified Bach Flower Essence, Australian Bush Essence, and Cell Salts Practitioner helping others heal through the use of these wonderful modalities .
PuranDev holds deep reverence and appreciation for the many different forms of yoga. She completed her 200 hour training as a Vinyasa flow instructor in 2014 and completed her training as a Kundalini instructor in 2015. Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) won PuranDev’s heart with its comprehensive use of mantras, mudras, bandhas, and powerful kriyas that contributed drastically to her spiritual evolution and growth.
Kundalini Yoga set PuranDev on a journey into the deepest part of herself. For her, yoga serves as a continual reservoir of strength, clarity, and joy that permeates every aspect of her life. As an art therapist, she understands yoga to be a physical manifestation of art, conducted through asanas in the body rather than with paint or markers on a canvas. PuranDev believes that yoga is about coming home to the deepest part of ourselves. Yoga allows us to peel away the outer layers to arrive at the truth of who we really are at our core—unconditional love. These beliefs about the practice inform all of PuranDev’s classes. As a teacher, she often draws upon themes from daily life in the hopes of teaching students to apply their experiences off their yoga mats and into their day-to-day experience.
PuranDev considers the opportunity to teach yoga to be a privilege and an honor. When she is not teaching, she can be found making art, cuddling with her cats, cooking, writing, meditating, and dancing outside when no one is watching.
Sada Nam became a devoted yogi in 2007 when he started taking yoga courses at the Ohio State University. He attended 4 years of level 1, level 2, and 600 level courses covering many branches of yoga and including asanas, pranayama, meditation, history, anatomy, and ayurvedic medicinal practices. Since 2012, he has taught yoga and well-being workshops at festivals and conventions around Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Georgia. He teaches Kundalini Yoga in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan with the goal of uplifting, energizing, and healing people through the realization of our true potential.
Sada Nam is a 220-hour KRI-certified yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and gong sound healing therapist trained by Crown of Eternity. He has also completed level 2 Conscious Communication training with Gurmukh in Rishikesh in 2016, and another 200-hour kundalini training by Yogi Amandeep in India in 2017. He strives to share the gifts and benefits that yoga has given him with the world and to clear the clouds of doubt and limitation that prevent us from realizing our true self, which is absolute bliss!
Sada Nam is also a lover of devotional music from different cultures, playing guitar, drums, and singing bowls with local kirtan groups. In 2008, he attained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Technology and a Philosophy minor from the Ohio State University where he worked for 7 years creating videos and other multimedia and managing a media services team. Recently, he has taught workshops, teacher trainings, and classes throughout Ohio in order to share the wisdom of these teachings and uplift the spirit of every being.
Christen stepped onto the Yoga path by accident (or was it divine intervention?) in 2015 while she was in college. Juggling a course overload and a part time job, her lifestyle was high stress and her mental health was spiraling into chaos. She took a yoga class at The Ohio State University because she thought it would be an easy A and the rest was history. She immediately recognized the mysterious power of yoga to ground her, quiet her mind, relax her body, and calm her stress. Shortly after graduation, she enrolled in her 200hr Teacher Training program at Yoga on High. The mental, emotional, and spiritual healing that yoga offered her (and still does) are what she brings into her teaching. She considers yoga to be, among other things, a conversation that we have with ourselves through movement, breath, and meditation. The conversations we have with ourselves are the most important and she is passionate about providing space in which that conversation can happen. Outside of yoga, Christen is a foodie, a hiking and camping enthusiast, loves her cats, and studies astrology.
Megan Adair is passionately dedicated to integrating the mind-body-spirit through movement, play, and exploration. Megan formally met yoga in 1997 and has explored several styles, including vinyasa, kundalini, and restorative. She incorporated meditation into her practice in 2015 and earned her 200-hour yoga teaching certification in 2016.
In her classes, Megan showcases both movement and stillness. She brings a keen sense of awareness combined with shalom-peace, gratitude, and a willingness to challenge her students. You can also expect a sense playfulness.
Yoga is one of her favorite ways to feel alive and whole in her own body, to befriend herself, and to foster growth and transformation. When she’s not doing yoga, Megan is probably dancing or teaching lindy hop, Charleston, or blues.
Jess has been practicing yoga since college and believes there is a Yoga practice for everyone. “I love that it’s universal – in many ways, we are all challenging ourselves on on off the mat and facing similar situations. Our practice can translate into connection and create new space within. It teaches you to balance the grit and Grace of life.” Jess was active in competitive sports and gymnastics throughout her school days and currently practices Ashtanga, Hatha Vinyasa, Core Power and Kundalini. She began adding Yin to her mix and feel in love with the slow, deliberate pace and enjoys exploring new branches and mediums, like meditation.
Amrita Keval — began her formal yoga practice in the hot rooms of Miami in 2013. She received her RYT-200 Yoga Alliance teaching certification in 2015 from the Jaya Yoga Tribe in Hood River, Oregon. There, she focused on Hatha (sun-moon) Yoga and received training in Biomechanics/Anatomy and Kundalini-Tantra meditation. Her most beloved spiritual concentrations include the Enneagram, Archetypal Astrology, Kundalini Yoga, and Access Consciousness. Food is her love language, and she enjoys painting, jewelry-making, and bouldering. She is honored to be teaching in Columbus, her hometown.