210 Clinton Street Defiance, OH 43512   • 419.576.6052

Instructors


Sylvia Koester

Sylvia Koester

Owner & Instructor

Sylvia is studio owner/operator and is also a Certified YogaFit as a Level 1 instructor. She became interested in yoga eight years ago after her daughter Megan suffered a stroke and the Physical Therapist recommended yoga as a form of therapy and relaxation. She has gained confidence, strength and flexibility with yoga. It helps her control stress through breathing techniques.. Sylvia never exercised until her 40’s and yoga opened up a new world for her. She may not be the most flexible person in a class but the end result is the same, yoga makes her feel GOOD.

Favorite Pose: The balancing pose Tree is one of her favorites; it gives her a sense of control over my body and helps with her ability to focus. She finds herself doing tree in line at the grocery or standing at a sporting event.

Hobbies: Cooking and eating. Both of which she is able to do more of because she exercise regularly doing yoga and pilates

Favorite quote: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” and “You can catch more bees with honey.”

Renee Zimmerman

Renee Zimmerman

Instructor

Renne a Certified Level 1 YogaFit , Certified Level 1 YogaFlight and Certified Kids YogaFit Instructor. She teaches Mixed –Level Yoga, Private Yoga Sessions. Renee loves the way yoga keeps her healthy, both body and mind. She enjoys teaching and taking classes at various locations.

Favorite Pose: Her favorite pose is all balancing poses, pigeon and the pigeon variations, balancing pigeon and reclining pigeon. They are great for opening the hips and allowing the spine more room.

Hobbies: Cooking, camping, bicycling and anything outdoors.

Favorite quote: “You only live once but if you work it right once is enough” Joe Lewis

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Instructor

Kathy is a Certified Pilates instructor. She has enjoyed attending yoga and pilates faithfully for the last six years. I have gained strength, flexibility and calmness through yoga and pilates.

Favorite Pose:Plow – it stretches my back and shoulders & is very relaxing and       Dolphin plank pose – creates a strong core and arms

Hobbies: Reading, knitting & most anything outdoors

Favorite quote: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

Lisa Krill

Lisa Krill

Yoga Instructor

 
Angie Hurd

Angie Hurd

Instructor

Angie Hurd has been a certified fitness/yoga instructor since 1995 teaching a variety of types of yoga for all ability levels. Over 25 years of yoga teaching has brought her many friendships and a lot of joy.

Favorite Pose: Crow pose is her favorite because it is a fun balance pose that forces her to stretch her very tight wrists and forearms which helps with her carpal tunnel issues.

Hobbies: Leading backpacking trips, growing vegetables, singing and directing choirs.

Favorite quote: “A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.” and “There is no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.”