Teacher Training

UPCOMING PROGRAMS 

For over a decade, Simply Power Yoga has supported students along their paths to becoming yoga teachers, leaders within the community and discovering their own personal practices. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or teach professionally our programs have been created to support your journey.  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.

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

Cincinnati, Ohio - SPY North
Weekend Warrior Teacher Training, January-April 2021 
January 23-24; February 6-7th; February 20-21st; March 6-7th; March 19-21st
Weekly Virtual Session: Wednesday 8-9:00pm

Altoona, Pa - SPY Altoona
Weekend Warrior Teacher Training, August-December 2020
August 28-30th, September 11-13th, October 9-11th, November 13-15th
Weekly Virtual Session: Wednesday 8-9:00pm

Youngstown, Ohio - SPY Youngstown
Weekend Warrior Teacher Training, , January-April 2021
Weekly Virtual Session: Wednesday 8-9:00pm

200 RYT Summer 10 Day Intensive 
June 2021 TBA 

200 RYT Summer 10 Day Intensive Teen Teacher Training/Leadership Program 
June 2021 TBA

300 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Program

300 Teacher Training Modules and Programs - Two Year Completion
Dates for 2021-2022 will begin January 2021. 

Yin & Restorative Yoga and the Nervous System
October 24-25th, 2020

Intro to Trauma Sensitive Yoga
November 14-15th, 2020 - SPY Youngstown

Mastery of Teaching and Essential Cuing
December 5-6th, 2020

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

50 Hour Assist/Apprentice 200 Hour RYT Teacher Training
January-March 2021

Summer Intensive - Required Modules
August 2021 TBA

100 Hour Foundational Teacher Immersion (only available at Altoona and Youngstown Location)

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.

YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED TEACHER (RYT) AND SCHOOLS (RYS)

What is Yoga Alliance? Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. 

What are the benefits of being a RYS? Being part of Yoga Alliance and supported by a body of professionals who are constantly updating and discovering new things about the world of yoga continues to expand the depth and wisdom of programs and trainings.  Updating with the newest techniques and practices keeps you accountable and on the cutting edge of what is new in the global community of yoga.  

What are the benefits of being a RYT?  Lead classes and programs that will be recognized as quality programs by many organizations. RYT also leads into offering Continuing Education Credits for yoga practitioners and people outside of the yoga world. Many organizations are looking for individuals who are RYT Certified to come into corporations, schools and other professional settings to lead trainings.

What is the cost associated with becoming 200RYT? The first year is a $105, every year after is $55. Every three years you are required to have 35 CEUs to maintain your certification.

WEEKEND WARRIOR 200 YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED TEACHER/LEADER PROGRAM 

January-April 2021
Location: SPY North 

For program details and pricing email juli@simplypoweryoga.com

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: January-April 2021 

  • 5 In-Studio Weekend Sessions: January 23-24th; February 6-7th; February 20-21st; March 6-7th; March 19-21st. 
  • In Studio: Saturday-Sunday
    Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesdays 8-9:00pm Virtual Session
  • Anatomy On-line Course - 30 Hours

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. 

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: TBA 2021
Saturday 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday 12:30-5:30pm

Cost $175

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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

June 2021 TBA

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 2021 TBA

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.

ANATOMY 101 & 102 

Facilitator: TBA
Location: SPY North
Date:  2020 TBA
Cost: $125

Module Description

Anatomy 101: Bones, Muscles & Movement

This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more dynamic level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are. 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.) 
  • Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder/Pelvis Girdle, The Spine and Feet.

Practice clothes, journal and pen required 

Anatomy 102: Moving with Our Bodies: Connective Tissue and Facial Trains of the Body

This module is about moving our bodies and taking a look at what and how our bodies are able to do just that, MOVE. You will leave with a new way of looking at your own bodies and more importantly how to understand and regard yours as a contextual, fascinating thing. For instance instead of just saying "my foot hurts" we want to ask "How? Where? When? In what state? Moving? While in Extension? Flexion? What's going on above your foot and your toes?"

Through hands on learning, discussion and group work you will gain a clear understanding of the connective tissues and facial trains of the body.  We will do this via yoga postures, seated postures and other common postural forms the body my take, in order to explore, and understand just what the body takes to get us through each day. 

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: January 30-31, 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: December 5-6th, 2020
Cost: $125

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

Intro to Trauma Sensitive Yoga - SPY Youngstown
November 14-15th, 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, weekend immersion, guest facilitators and specialty training programs. 

Two Year Completion: 
Customize your program to further your passion and/or to meet your lifestyle needs.  Program must be completed in two years. Program dates scheduled through December 2020. Program dates for 2021 will be scheduled no later than May of 2020. 

Times:

  • Saturday 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday 12:30-5:30pm; times may vary upon facilitators. 

Required for all customized 300 RYT Programs: Thursday-Sunday 2021 TBA

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

Customized program can be a combination of any of the following training/course credits.  In addition to the required modules, you have to complete 12 module credits for the 300 RYT Certification. 

One Module Credit: 2021-2022 Dates TBA

Two Module Credits: 2021-2022 Dates TBA

  • Yoga For Athletics
  • Spine and Functional Movement
  • Restorative Yoga & Nervous System
  • Myofascial Release

Four Module Credits:

  • Apprentice/assist 200 RYT Program(Only Available in Cincinnati): Programs available to apprentice/assist include Weekend Warrior 2019-2020; Summer Intensive 2020; Weekend Warrior 2020-2021
  • The Layers of the Body with Becky Morrissey, January-March 2021: The Skeletal Body and the Yoga Practice (January 30-31st, 2021); The Muscular Body and the Yoga Practice (February, 2021 TBA); The Organ Body and the Yoga Practice (March 2021 TBA); The Endrocrine Body and the Yoga Practice (April 2021 TBA)

Five Module Credits:

Five Module Credits:

  • Foundational Teacher Immersion Program (Available only at Altoona and Youngstown Location): Programs available to attend Weekend Warrior March -May 2021 (Youngstown); September-December 2020 (Altoona)

Example 12 Module Credits: Anatomy (2); Yoga for Athletes (2); Meditation and Pranayama (1); Advance Sequencing and Transitioning (1); Layers of the Body (4); Yin & Restorative Training and the Nervous System (2)

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 North
Date: 2021 TBA
Time: Saturday 12:30-5:30; Sunday 12:30-5:30pm 
Cost: $125
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.

60 Hour Yin and Restorative Training Program
December 2019- October 2020

Dive deeper into the quiet and still world of Yin and Restorative Yoga through an incredible 5 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 and Observational 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: $750

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: Anatomy 1 & 2
Date: December 7-8th, 2019
Time: Saturday 11:00-5:30pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:30pm
Location: SPY North
Facilitator: Juli Heemer and Bridget Henson

Module 2: Meditation and Prayanama
Date: February 8-9th, 2020
Time: Saturday 11:00-5:30pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:30pm
Location: SPY North
Facilitator: Dennis Fox and Kelly Ross

Module 3: Restorative Yoga (Virtual)
Date: May 2-3rd, 2020
Time: Saturday 11:00-5:30pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:30pm
Location: SPY Central
Facilitator: Linda Furlong

Module 4: Yin Yoga 
Date: September 12-13th, 2020
Time: Saturday 11:00-5:30pm and Sunday, 12:00-5:30pm
Location: SPY Central
Facilitor: Bridget Henson

Module 5: Fascial and Observational Anatomy Series with Richard Gartner
Date: October 24-25th, 2020
Time: Saturday 11:00-5:30pm and Sunday, 11:00-5:30pm
Location: SPY North

 

WEEKEND WARRIOR 200 YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED TEACHER/LEADER PROGRAM 

For program details and pricing email juli@simplypoweryoga.com

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES 

  • 4 In-Studio Weekend Sessions - August 28-30th, September 11-13th, October 9-11th, November 13-15th
  • Friday-Sunday; Friday 6:00-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:00-5:30pm

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. 

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. 

 

 

WEEKEND WARRIOR 200 YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED TEACHER/LEADER PROGRAM 

January - April 2021 

For program details and pricing email juli@simplypoweryoga.com

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: TBA

  • Friday-Sunday; Friday 6:00-9:30pm; Saturday 8:00-8:00pm; Sunday 9:00-6:00pm
  • On-line Anatomy Course 
  • On-line Sessions: Wednesdays 8-9:00pm
  • Virtual Workshops TBA

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. 

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. 

 

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




     

 

 

Yin & Restorative Yoga and the Nervous System
Facilitator: Jenna Meek
Date: October 24-25th, 2020
Cost: $225
CEUs: 10

Register here

Dennis Fox
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT

Linda Furlong
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT; Reiki Level 2 Practicioner

I began practicing at SPY in 2009 when we first opened, did my 200 hour training about 2 years later, and completed my 300 hour training in 2019. I help facilitate the yin and restorative modules of the 200 RYT programs and am part of the 300 RYT teaching team. In addition to my 200 and 300 hour trainings, I've taken weekend immersions and workshops in yin and restorative yoga and in 2017 completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga Training in Vancouver with Bernie Clark.

When I'm not teaching yoga, I'm teaching 4th grade language arts. I love bringing yoga into the classroom and sharing it with my students and the staff at my school. For my 300 hour training I developed a program for 9-12 year olds based on Baptiste's 40 Day Programs that also incorporated skills kids can use to respond to bullying situations. 

Training Bio:

  • Simply Power Yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training
  • Simply Power Yoga 300 hour yoga teaher training
  • Yin Yoga 50 hour teacher training with Bernie Clark
  • Restorative Yoga Training
  • Level 1 and 2 Reiki Practitioner Training

Teaching Bio:

  • Currently teaching grounded flow, yin and restorative classes at SPY
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator
  • 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator
  • M.A.Ed.

 

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.

Bridget Henson
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT; Currently working towards 500 Hour Yoga Medicine Certification

Brenda Moore
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT

I was introduced to yoga as a way to reward my body for how I was treating it during the week. I was hooked after my first Yin class and immediately fell in love with the Baptiste Methodology of the practice. I discovered yoga was not a fitness class but a practice that altered my life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

I was making a living in the corporate world but it was unfulfilling. I knew something more was around the corner but I didn't know what. 

My 200 Hour YTT invoked my passion for anatomy and physiology and I yearned for additional understanding of how the body works within myself. Six months later, I found myself enrolled in school to become a LMT. 

I realized my purpose in life is to be of servie to others through the introduction of mindfulness, relaxation techniques and yoga to teens and by providing clinical massage therapy that is practical and affordable. 

My classes are simple and light-hearted, infused with many modalities including Massage and Myofascial Release. I am known for being an anatomy nerd. I believe yoga is for everybody and every body. You can expect to flow, breath + rest oh so deeply.

 
Training Bio:
  • Simply Power Yoga 200 hr YTT

  • Simply Power Yoga 300 hr YTT

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Ohio

  • Myofascial Release I

  • RAD Yoga Certification

  • BS Business Administration, Columbia College

  • CrossFit L1 Certification

  • Usui Reiki Third Degree Practitioner

  • Usui Reiki First Degree Practitioner with Acupressure Integration

Teaching Bio:

  • Teen 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator
  • 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator
  • 300 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator
  • Clermont Co Juvenile Detention Center Yoga Facilitator
 

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