Teacher Training

UPCOMING PROGRAMS 

For over a decade, Simply Power Yoga has supported students along their paths of becoming yoga teachers, leaders within the community and discovering their own personal practices. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice, teach professionally or uplevel your leadership skills our programs have been created to support your journey.  Through the study of the Western and Eastern Yoga Philosophy you will gain insight into the world of movement, meditation and breath.  The intention of Simply Power Yoga's programs are to create experiences for local communities that include different perspectives, education and wisdom from the global world of yoga.

Programs are facilitated and led by 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Educators. 

Foundational 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Programs for all Locations

Cincinnati, Ohio - SPY North
Weekend Warrior Teacher Training, March-April 2021 
March 5-7th;March 19-21st ;April 16-18th; April 30-May 2nd
Weekly Virtual Session: Wednesday 8-9:00pm

Altoona, Pa - SPY Altoona
Weekend Warrior Teacher Training, Septemner - December 2021
September 3-5th, October 8-10th, November 5-7th, December 3-5th
Weekly Practice Teach Session: Wednesday 7-8:00pm

Youngstown, Ohio - SPY Youngstown
Weekend Warrior Teacher Training August - November 2021 August 27-29th, September 17-19th, October 22-24rd, November 12-14th
Weekly Practice Session: Thursday 7:15-8:15pm

200 RYT Summer 10 Day Intensive - Instudio Requirements
June 11-20th 2021 

200 RYT Summer 10 Day Intensive Teen Teacher Training/Leadership Program - Instudio Requirements
June 11-20th 2021 

300 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Program

300 Teacher Training Modules and Programs - Two Year Completion

Dates for 2021:

Functional Anatomy and Movement
May 29-30th, 2021: 12:00-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and The Musculoskeletal Body
October 2-3rd, 2021: 12:00-5:00pm

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and the Organ & Gland Body
November 13-14th, 2021: 12:00-5:00pm

Dates for 2022: TBA

Yin and Restorative Training 
January-February 2022 TBA
Meditation & Pranayama
Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release
Restorative Yoga and the Nervous System

Mastery of Movement 
March-April 2022 TBA
Sequencing & Transitioning
Special Populations
Yoga for Athletes

50 Hour Assist/Apprentice 200 Hour RYT Teacher Training
March-April 2021 - Cincinnati Ohio
August-November 2021 - Youngstown Ohio
September-December 2021 - Altoona, Pa

Summer Intensive - Required Modules: Art of Leadership, Facilitation and Teaching 
July 29th-August 1st, 2021

100 Hour Foundational Teacher Immersion
August-November 2021-Youngstown Ohio
September-December 2021 - Altoona Pa

Refund Policy: Simply Power Yoga does not issue refunds on trainings, programs or continuing education courses once payment is received. A studio credit will be issued for the amount received to date.

WEEKEND WARRIOR 200 YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED TEACHER/LEADER PROGRAM  - ALL LOCATIONS

For all program details and pricing email juli@simplypoweryoga.com

 

Location: SPY Cincinnati, Ohio
March-May 2021 

  • In-Studio Weekend Sessions: March 5-7th; March 19-21st; April 16th-18th; April 30-May 2nd
  • Friday 6-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesdays 8-9:00pm Virtual Session and/or Practice Teach Session
  • Anatomy On-line Course - 30 Hours

Location: SPY Youngstown, Ohio
August - November 2021

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: 

  • August 27-29th, September 17-19th, October 22-24th, November 12-14th
  • Friday 6:00-9:30pm; Saturday 8:00-8:00pm; Sunday 9:00-6:00pm
  • 30 Hour On-line Anatomy Course 
  • Practice Teach Sessions: Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm
  • Virtual Call: Wednesday August 25th, September 15th, October 20th, November 10th

Loction: SPY Altoona, Pa
September-December 2021

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES 

  • 4 In-Studio Weekend Sessions - September 3-5th, October 8-10th, November 5-7th, December 3-5th.
  • Friday 6:00-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:00-7:00pm
  • 30 Hour On-line Anatomy Course
  • Wednesday Practice Session: 7:00-8:00pm

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training and Leadership Program is the foundational program of Simply Power Yoga and is accessible to all levels.  If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this program will give you the tools to create and lead classes/programs. On a personal level, you will discover tools to transform your physical practice and create a more balanced life. If you are in the corporate world, this program will give you the tools to uplevel your leadership skills.  

The program combines science, anatomy, yoga philosophy and different disciplines/methodologies of yoga to give you an understanding of the foundations of movement, meditation and self-inquiry. The program focuses on the functional approach of the practice so every pose can be adapted to meet students where they are in their own bodies.  Through the study of Western and Eastern Yoga Philosophy you will gain insights on how this ancient practice relates to your present day life.  You will learn tools to become a more effective leader and how the practice of yoga can support the wholeness of human beings both on and off their mats. 

PRACTICE SESSIONS:

  • All practice teaching/discussion sessions are non-heated.
  • You will have the option to attend a variety of heated and non-heated classes during the week to gain a better understanding of the application of yoga methodology as it applies to different styles of practices. 

CERTIFICATION

Certification will be issued upon completion of program requirements. 

 

Yoga For Athletics

In this training learn how to support athletes with yoga, meditation, breath practices and relaxation techniques.  As a facilitator, it is important to understand how yoga complements mental and physical training of athletes. Through yoga postures, meditation, breath practices and relaxation techniques you will gain skills to support all levels of athletes from youth to adults. 

You will learn how to facilitate and teach

  • poses to increase stability, balance, range of motion and flexibility, especially in the hips.
  • techniques to enhance physical and mental endurance for athletes, while lowering recovery time and risk of injury
  • sport-specific core strength
  • ways to incorporate yoga's approach to mind-body integration in both training and competition. 

Yoga For Athletes
Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Date: 2022 TBA
Saturday 12:00-5:00pm; Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

Cost $199

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

200 RYT TEEN TEACHER/LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM 
10TH-12TH GRADE 

June 11-20th, 2021 

For more information on program details, pricing and application, email Kelly Ross at fryross@gmail.com.

Program Description

The 200 RYT Teacher Training Program for Teens is a path of Leadership and Service. The expectations of our youth are more demanding than ever before and there are very few moments of pause.  In this program you will learn how to create balance through movement, breathing and relaxation techniques to better serve yourself and others.  Through the exploration of yoga philosophies, meditation and the physical practice, you will discover your voice. You will learn life skills and self-care that you can put into action right now and as you move forward into your life.   

Program Results

  • Tools to lead, sequence and create a 45 & 60 minutes of all levels of yoga classes
  • Understanding of Yoga Philosophies and History
  • Anatomy and alignment for yoga postures
  • The Subtle Body (Chakras)
  • Prayanama Workshop 
  • Yin and restorative training 
  • Meditation Workshop and Introduction to Yoga Nidra
  • Understanding hands on teaching with physical assists
  • Self-care tools

No previous yoga experience required. The program is by acceptance only. 

Certification Requirements

  • Certification will be issued once program and community service hours are complete, all essays are turned in and presentations and live class evaluations are complete.
  • Students have up to 4 months after last weekend of program to complete missed assignments, practice hours and program hours. If attending from out of town, documented practice and community service hours are required.

Tuition for Program

  • Details for tuition and payment plans email fryross@gmail.com
  • Unlimited Yoga during Teacher Training
  • Payment plans available 

 

200 YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED SUMMER INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER/LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 

June 11-20th, 2021 

For program details and pricing, email juli@simplypoweryoga.com.

The 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training and Leadership Program is the foundational program of Simply Power Yoga and is accessible to all levels.  If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this program will give you the tools to create and lead classes/programs. On a personal level, you will discover tools to transform your physical practice and create a more balanced life.

The program combines science, anatomy, yoga philosophy and different disciplines/methodologies of yoga to give you an understanding of the foundations of movement, meditation and self-inquiry. You will gain insights to the physical practice as well as the foundation of who you are through an in depth study of yoga history/philosophy and how it relates to your present day life. You will learn tools to become a more effective leader and how the practice of yoga can support the wholeness of human beings both on and off their mats.

On-Line Training Requirements and Practice Hours:

  • 30 Hour Anatomy Course
  • 20 Practice Hours Required 

PRACTICE SESSIONS:

  • All practice teaching/discussion sessions are non-heated.
  • You will have the option to attend a variety of heated and non-heated classes during the week to gain a better understanding of the application of yoga methodology as it applies to different styles of practices. 

CERTIFICATION

Certification will be issued upon completion of program requirements. 

MENTORING PROGRAM 

What is the Mentoring Program

  • The Mentoring program is a 4 week specialized program created for each individual.
    • Mentoring is available for all Flow Classes, Yin/Restorative, Barre Classes and Personal Practice
    • The trainee and mentor will create a personalized schedule to fit their life. 
    • Trainee and mentor meet once a week
  • For 200RYT teachers, you will learn and discover new things about your teaching and sequencing.
  • For students, you will transform your personal practice with a deeper understanding of physical alignment, breathing techniques and more.    

Who is eligible for this program

This program is for EVERYONE, both teachers and students 
Teachers interested in

  • updating their teaching 
  • working towards being part of the Simply Power Yoga or Barre team

OR students

  • wanting to learn more about their own personal practice

Investment

  • $300 for a 4 week session

How do you begin this amazing journey? 

  • If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, email juli@simplypoweryoga.com for details on cost and process. 

TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA TRAINING

Facilitator:  Becky Morrissey, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, ERYT500
CEUs: 10
Required Reading:

  •  Mary NurrieStearns, Yoga for Emotional Trauma 
  • David Emerson’s Overcoming Trauma with Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Bringing the Body into Treatment 

Details:

  • Cost $150
  • Date: 
    SPY Youngstown: November 14-15th, 2020
  • Time: 12:30-5:30, Saturday and Sunday

Becky Morrissey is a yoga therapist and licensed mental health and addictions clinician. This course is a training experience focused on working with and creating trauma-sensitive yoga practices. Join Becky for an engaging, accessible, theoretically grounded teaching and practice skill series, for the safe and effective use of yoga to heal from Trauma.

What is trauma sensitive yoga? TSY is body oriented and spiritually nourishing. It is instructive and emphasizes choices. TSY provides structure to help foster our internal sense of safety, personal agency and choice in cultivating our capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation.

Clarify & Facilitate 

In order to be of help to others, understanding our own experiences as preparation and base for compassionate insight will be the focus of this course. Practical, applicable skills will also be used to begin the journey of healing for ourselves and others. Community will be created to support individual growth and practice on and off the mat during and between courses.

 

Requirements for Trauma Sensitive Training

  • In order to participate in Training you have to be a 200RYT.

Functional Anatomy and Movement

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: SPY North
Date:  May 29-30th, 2021
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

Cost: $199

Module Description

Functional Anatomy and Movement

This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more funcational level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are.

Functional anatomy will break down how the body moves not only through yoga postures but through everyday life. Through hands-on learning, discussion and group work the following key elements will be covered:

  • The body's framework (the bones)
  • What moves the framework (the muscles)
  • What those movements look like (yoga, sitting all day, standing at work, etc.) 
  • The Spine and related movements
  • Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder and Pelvis Girdle

Practice clothes, journal and pen required

Session open to public
CEUs 10

THE ART OF SEQUENCING &TRANSITIONING CEU COURSE

Facilitator: Kelly Ross
Location: SPY North
Date: March 7-8th 2020 
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:30-5:30
Cost: $125
CEUs: 10 for 200 RYT

Module Description:

  • Learn how to create a powerful flow that is creative, fun and purposeful.  The focus will be sequences for heart openers, hip openers and accessing the enery systems (chakras) of the body.
  • Learn how to sequence a class to make the whole body feel complete through integration, awareness and breath.   Understand movement, expansion and extension in each sequence without losing the integrity of the body.
  • Understand safe transitions which will link each sequence together to make the flow powerful, fun and purposeful. Understand the why behind what you are creating. 

The Skeletal Body and the Yoga Practice

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Date:TBA 2021
Location: SPY North
Time: Saturday and Sunday 12:30-5:30pm
Cost: $150
Facilitator: Becky Morrissey, RYT500, C-IAYT, TCTSY-F
CEUs - 10

Welcome to an anatomy workshop series which offers a somatic view of the human body, as a living, moving responsive consciousness. Through the skeletal body we sculpt and create movement and relationship. Exploring the bones of the skeleton as a unified community of communication as well as of support, this workshop will introduce students to the principles, embryology, continuities, and ways to integrate skeletal body dynamics into yoga practices. 

 

 

 

ADVANCED TEACHING & ESSENTIAL CUING

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Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: SPY North
Date: 2021 TBA
Cost: $150

This course is will take your teaching and awareness of physical body to the next level. The course is designed to give you tools to use your words, hands and advance teaching techniques to guide a students body into a place of stabilization and centering. 

Day 1 - Guiding with Words: Will focus on the spacial elements of the body in relation to physical cues in support of the physical alignment of the students body. 

Day 2 - Guiding without Words: Will take you beyond the directional and supportative hands on assists of standing and seated postures. Not only will you learn how to guide students to deepen their physical practice, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of your own physical body.  

In this course you will learn:

  • Essential cues techniques and tools in relation to the spacial elements of the physical body
  • Essentual breath cues 
  • How the spine articulates with movements of poses
  • Safe and effective assists to stablize and center a students body within a yoga posture
  • Review of major bones and muscles that support and stabilize yoga postures

Simply Power Yoga Teacher Training Program Testimonials

Simply Power Yoga offers professional Teacher Trainings, Leadership Programs and Continuing Education Courses.  The programs utilize different points of views from professional organizations and world known teachers/leaders to ensure the materials being presented are of the highest quality. Through various service opportunites and facilitation techniques you will gain knowledge and wisdom to apply yoga to real life experiences.

Upcoming CEU Programs

Yin & Restorative and the Nervous System
October 24-25th, 12:30-5:30pm

The Skeletal Body and the Yoga Practice
January 30-31st, 2021

 

300 YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM 
 

FOR PROGRAM DETAILS AND PRICING EMAIL JULI@SIMPLYPOWERYOGA.COM

The next level 300 hour teaching intensive core curriculum is based on the science of yoga anatomy, high level teaching/facilitation techniques and advanced methods of supporting a student's overall health. In this program, you will gain tools to organize the physical and emotional body in an intentional and intelligent manner to better serve every population of students. You will discover how to live every day with intention through your leading, teaching, practicing, listening and speaking.  

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The 300 hour program is broken into in-house weekends modules, guest facilitators, specialty training programs and independent projects.

Two Year Completion: 
Customize your program to further your passion and/or to meet your lifestyle needs.  Program must be completed in two years. 

Times:

  • Saturday 12:00-5:00pm; Sunday 12:00-5:00pm; times may vary upon facilitators. 

Required Modules for all customized 300 RYT Programs: Thursday-Sunday July 29th-August 1st, 2021 

  • Mastery of Self and Leadership Module
  • Program Facilitation
  • Mastery of Teaching and Essential Cuing

Other required independ projects:
You will be responsible in completing 4 outside independent projects for certification. The projects will be creating and facilitating a program and/or workshop as well as documentation of the process. 

Customized program can be a combination of any of the following training/course credits.  In addition to the required modules and independent work, you have to complete 8 module credits for the 300 RYT Certification. 

One Module Credit: 2021-2022 

Two Module Credits:

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga and the Layers of the Body
    TSY & Musculoskeletal Body: October 2-3rd, 2021
    TSY & Organ and Gland Body: November 13-14th, 2021
  • Mastery of Movement
    Sequencing & Transitioning: 2022 TBA
    Yoga for Athletes: 2022TBA

Three Module Credits:

Four Module Credits:

  • Apprentice/assist 200 RYT Program(Only Available in Cincinnati): Programs available to apprentice/assist include Weekend Warrior March - May 2021; Summer Intensive 2021

Four Module Credits:

  • Foundational Teacher Immersion Program (Available only at Altoona and Youngstown Location)

Example 8 Credits: Functional Anatomy (1); Trauma Sensitive Yoga & the Layers of the Body (2); Mastery of Movement (2); Yin & Restorative Training (3)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM:

This program is for anyone who has successfully completed a 200 RYT Program. The program is by acceptance only. Upon successful completion of the 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program, graduates will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.

*Certification will not be given until program is paid in full, program modules and course work are complete.  

MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA

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Facilitator: Dennis Fox and Kelly Ross
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Date: January 2022 TBA
Time: Saturday 12:00-5:00; Sunday 12:00-5:00pm 
Cost: $175
CEUs: 10

Meditation & Pranayama will combine both practices throughout the weekend with each practice enhancing the exploration of the other practice. Meditation will explore different techniques to find focus and presence. Techniques will include guided mediation, breath-focused mediation, silent mediation, and a walking meditation. Our exploration of mediation will include breathing techniques from the pranayama program.

Pranayama will cover breathing anatomy and physiology, breathing practices and techniques, a breath-focused restorative practice, and a breath-focused exploration through movement of a teacher-led yoga practice. The promise of this weekend is teachers will have experience leading meditation practices and will have the knowledge to lead students in a breath-focused yoga practice.

Yin and Restorative Training Program
January - February 2022 

Dive deeper into the quiet and still world of Yin and Restorative Yoga through an incredible 3 weekend training. Be still and know is the foundation of this training.  In this training you learn:

  • How to organize and facilitate a yin and restorative class
  • Guided meditations, breathing and relaxation techniques
  • You will discover how both yin yoga and restorative yoga support the physical and emotional body. 
  • Functional Anatomy, Fascial Anatomy Training
  • Leadership and facilitation skills to guide students both on and off the mat

This training is open to 200 RYT Certified Teachers OR anyone who is currently participating in a 200 RYT Teacher Training Program.

Price: 

Required Reading: 
Restorative Yoga For Life, by Gail Boorstein Grossman.  (2015)
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga (The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga), by Bernie Clark

Module 1: Meditation and Prayanama
Date:January 2022 TBA
Time: Saturday 12:00-5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Facilitator: Dennis Fox and Kelly Ross

Module 2: Yin Yoga and Myofasical Release
Date: February 2022 TBA
Time: Saturday 12:00-5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Facilitator: Jenna Meek

Module 3: Restorative Yoga and the Nervous System
Date: March 2022 TBA
Time: Saturday 12:00-5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Facilitor: Heidi Fricke

 

 

Heidi Fricke, Founder Simply Power Yoga
200 E-RYT; Primary 500 E-RYT

I have been teaching yoga and other forms of fitness for over 20 years.  Prior to yoga, I worked in the financial markets of corporate America.  Life in corporate America was 7 days a week, 18 hours a day without pause.  Once I had children, I wanted to change direction and step into a world that I could be with my children, have a healthy lifestyle and discover my purpose in this world. I wanted to make a difference by sharing the things I loved most; family, community and healthy living.  

Through many marathons as well as watching my own mother struggle with MS, I started to realize the systems of the body and mind needed moments of recovery, strengthening and stability outside the normal routines.  I discovered yoga in 2004 and my whole way of being shifted. From that point, I wanted to discover everything I could about yoga, meditation, anatomy, breath and how they supported the body and mind. 

Training Biography:

  • Over 3,200 hours of Yoga Alliance Approved training hours
  • YogaFit Level 3 Certification
  • Baptiste Yoga - Tier 3 Certified, Completed Level 1,2,3 and FIT to LEAD Graduate, Assisted Multiple Programs for Baptiste Institute 
  • 100 Hour Anusara Immersion with Sianna Sherman
  • Participated in multiple trainings with Global Yoga Leaders/Teachers
  • Yin Yoga Training
  • Embodied Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY)
  • YACEP Certified
  • 200 Yoga Alliance Approved Embodied Yoga Teacher Training
  • Currently in 500 Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher Training Program
  • Reiki Level 2 Certified
  • Barre Certified
  • REAL Ryder Certified

Teaching Biography:

  • Over 8,000 Yoga Alliance Approved teaching hours
  • Primary Facilitator and Leader of Teacher Training Programs for since 2011; programs include both Adult and Teen Teacher Training Programs. 
  • Facilitated Unstoppable Training for Baptiste Yoga
  • Create content for multiple programs
  • Created Youth Programs for Teens and At Risk Youth in Ohio
  • Facilitate Retreats, Workshops and All-Day Immersions
  • Volunteer at Juvenile Detention Centers in Ohio, Youth Rehabilitation Centers since 2014; part of the Bethany Homeless Shelter team for 3 years; mentor for Africa Yoga Project for 5 years.
  • Presenter at Wanderlust in Lake Tahoe, 2014
  • Woman of Influence, 2015
  • Legacy Lululemon Ambassador, 2013-2016




     

 

 

YinRestorative Yoga and the Nervous System

Facilitator: Jenna Meek
Date: TBA
Cost: TBA
CEUs: 10

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This workshop will explore the anatomy of the nervous system, and both contemporaryand traditional theories of nervous system regulation through the lens of personal experience and self-inquiry. Each day will be an opportunity to sample different styles of yin and restorative practice (e.g., restorative soundbath, myofascial release, yoga nidra) and discuss their unique benefits and practical application for managing stress and improving health and well-being. We will apply the concepts of tensegrity, proprioception, interoception, neuroception and discuss poly-vagal, myofascial meridian, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridian theories. The intension of this workshop is to facilitate community sharing and exploration and is suitable for all levels. 

About the Presenter: Jenna is a RYT-500 and Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner. She uses her background in cognitive psychology and curriculum design to craft immersive experiences that engage participants' whole being—body, mind, and breath. 

Required Reading: There is no required reading for this workshop.

Dennis Fox
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT

Juli Heemer 
Teaching Hours: 3,180
Training Hours: 2,705
200 E-RYT, 500 E-RYT, YACEP, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Reiki I, Barre Certified

I began teaching at Simply Power Yoga in October, 2011, started co-facilitating the 200RYT Teacher Training programs in the Fall of 2014 and completed my 300 RYT in 2017.   I am one of the primary facilitators of the 200 RYT programs and as part of the 300RYT Team, I currently co-facilitate the Anatomy 101 and the Sequencing/Transitioning modules.  I have lead Assisting 101 workshops, Inversion Workshops, Inversion 101 Courses, and the Baptiste 40 days program.  Through Simply Power Yoga, I volunteer at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center and teach/assist at the Annual SPY Nemacolin Woodlands Yoga Retreats.   I have also been part of the SPY team to teach yoga at the Bethany House and at Loveland High School with Special Education.

I recently completed a 20-hour Yoga Anatomy Course, Trauma Sensitive Training and Street Yoga Training.  I am interested in working on receiving additional training in the area of Yoga for Chronic Pain.

Herman Ranpuria

Annette Richey
Teaching Hours: 1,500
200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, YACEP, Trauma Sensitive Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2011 and it has been one of the greatest gifts of my life.  As someone who has always gravitated toward teaching, I immediately had the desire to share what I was experiencing and receiving from yoga with others.  I completed my 200 RYT training in 2014 and my 300 RYT training in 2017. Since then I’ve had the privilege of teaching over 1500 hours of yoga to students of all ability and experience levels in both public and private classes. 

In January 2017 I helped create Simply Power Yoga’s “Yoga 101” workshops, which have since become Yoga 101 classes that are offered every week at SPY. 

In April 2017 I began working with several elite gymnasts and have since worked with hundreds of elite, competitive and recreational gymnasts from all over the United States, parts of Canada and the UK.  I’m currently working with teen gymnasts in partnership with USA Gymnastics incorporating yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques into their stressful and intense training schedules.

In October 2017 I participated in a ‘Yoga for Seniors’ training and began working with senior citizens, helping them improve their strength, balance and mental focus. 

I’ve had the unique opportunity to volunteer with the youth at the Warren County Juvenile Detention center, helping them experience the difference yoga can make in their lives.

In addition to Yoga for Seniors, I’ve participated in trainings for Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Anatomy/Breath and Assisting.  I continually seek out books, online resources, and podcasts offered by experts in the fields of breath, meditation, anatomy, specialty yoga, restorative yoga and more.

For the last several years I’ve contributed to the 200 and 300 RYT trainings at Simply Power Yoga, facilitating practice teaching, Yoga History/Philosophy and Sequencing/Transitioning sessions.  I also participate on the teaching/assisting team at the annual Nemacolin Woodlands Resort yoga retreat and am currently facilitating Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution program.

Kelly Ross
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT