Caitlin came to yoga in 2010, as a former college athlete looking for new ways to challenge her body. What she found in yoga, was a practice that went beyond the physical. Yoga has provided Caitlin a space to freely explore all aspects of herself; mind, body, and spirit. As a teacher, Caitlin empowers students to find their own space for self-discovery through invigorating, light-hearted flows that balance energizing movement with intentional restoration.
She completed her 200-hour teacher training through Flex Yoga Wooster in 2016. Off the mat, you can find Caitlin outside hiking, riding her bike, or enjoying downtown Wooster with her husband, James.
Rachel is a 200-hour RYT and Certified Health Education Specialist. She completed her training at Balanced Yoga studio in Columbus, Ohio. She has been practicing yoga since 2003, and has completed additional trainings on Yoga Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression, and Yin Yoga.
After finishing a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, Rachel worked as a therapist in the mental health field for 4 years, and was able to teach pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) to many of her clients who were diagnosed with anxiety and depressive disorders. Seeing and experiencing the beneficial effects of yoga on overall health inspired Rachel to pursue a different career path, and she completed a master’s degree in Public Health. Eventually she hopes to work with underserved populations, using yoga and nutrition as integrative therapies to optimize health.
Rachel loves teaching beginner students, and uses breathing techniques, music, and energizing sequences to make each class unique. In addition to her job working as Health Education Coordinator at the College of Wooster, she likes spending time with family and friends, exercising, and reading about wellness.
Rhiannon started yoga in 2014 while training for a half marathon. She began to intensify her practice in January of 2015 and was hooked. She is an Art/Gym teacher who has a passion for making pottery. She loves her handsome, bmx riding husband and together they rule the world. People call her Rhino after, in 7th grade, her name was input to a microsoft word document and was autocorrected to “rhinoceros”. If it isn’t already evident from her bio, she is fun, bubbly, and her classes are exciting and engaging as you discover new things on your mat!
Kate came to yoga 20 years ago, initially seeking to gain strength and flexibility. As her journey progressed, she found it positively impacting all areas of her life, both on and off the mat. Her regular practice helped her battle anxiety and stress, shaping her into a more mindful person.
As a teacher, Kate’s passion is to guide others in discovering how yoga can positively change their life. In her classes, she links breath with movement through creative sequencing, while encouraging students to find their personal edge. Students will leave her classes feeling physically and mentally refreshed, centered, and open. Kate is also the Corporate Yoga Program Manager at Flex. She brings yoga into businesses teaching classes to employees as part of their Corporate Wellness Programs. She is inspired to lead them on a yoga journey to help reduce stress and increase their productivity in their corporate lives.
Off the mat, Kate loves traveling to adventurous places and creating in the kitchen. On the weekends, you can find Kate with her husband Josh, cheering on their children, Chloe and Jack at the soccer field. She has recently completed the 200 hour RYT training at Flex Yoga Wooster and is extremely grateful to the other instructors at the studio for the wisdom they continuously impart into her practice.
Ruth first came to yoga as a marathon runner looking to increase her physical agility and personal edge. Ruth’s regular yoga practice began to foster mindfulness and body awareness that deepened her self-love and love for others.
Ruth is trained in Power Vinyasa Flow and received her RYT 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certificate from Flex Yoga Wooster in 2016. Her classes are structured around the specific needs of athletes, incorporating both challenging and restorative flows linked with breath. Ruth encourages her students to find inner peace and self-love, both on and off their mat.
As a lifelong learner, she is currently a student at the University of Akron, working towards her degree in exercise science. When she is not practicing yoga or training for a marathon, you can find Ruth with her husband Gary and 10 year old daughter, Catarina. Ruth lives with her family just outside Wooster, Ohio.
Karen has always loved fitness and finding new ways to stay active. She was introduced to Flex Yoga in the fall of 2014 and immediately fell in love with the beautiful studio, welcoming atmosphere, and friendly faces. Karen enjoys all of the yoga classes Flex offers, but remains partial to the Barre classes, so much so, she completed her Barre teacher training in 2015. She enjoys the challenge of this total body workout using light weights to sculpt, repetitive moves to tone, while increasing flexibility, and engaging the core throughout the entire class.
Jessica caught the yoga bug from hot power vinyasa flow classes. She has continued to develop her yoga practice both in the studio and with a daily practice at home. Yoga has brought Jessica a sense of ease within the efforts, while continuing to challenge her body. Jessica is a student of movement and has taught Pilates, strength training, sports conditioning, and studio cardio classes for the YMCA. She completed her RYT-200 hour training at Flex Yoga in 2016 and hopes to bring fire and energy to Flex’s classes. When she’s not on the mat, Jessica works as a speech therapist and takes care of her son, daughter, husband, and Bernese Mountain Dog.
Paris started coming to Flex Yoga in 2014 to become more flexible for running. She immediately felt welcomed by the warm environment of the studio and instructors. As she came to as many classes as she could during a busy schedule at the College of Wooster and running on the track team, she found that there were additional benefits beyond flexibility. Paris gained strength and found the classes to be a source of relaxation and stress relief. Flex became a positive place for her to get away and focus on a healthy mind and body.
She has always had a passion for health and fitness, and as she completed her final season of track and field, she looked for another physical outlet that was both challenging and fun. Paris fell in love with Barre because it allowed her to incorporate both cardio and weights into one high-energy class. She felt like she could challenge herself, and become stronger, both physically and mentally. Because Barre has brought her such joy, she wanted to help bring this workout to others and completed her BarreFlex training in November of 2016. Her mission is to create a welcoming environment for everyone, where clients can find both inner and outer strength through creative workouts. Paris also coaches track and field at The College of Wooster.
Chrissy, RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for nearly 10 years. She credits her practice with helping to maintain a healthy first pregnancy with twins and throughout a second pregnancy a year later. She believes that her yoga practice was instrumental in helping her body heal and bounce back postpartum and has continued to provide an outlet for dealing with the many emotional and physical demands of motherhood and pregnancy.
While she is passionate about leading expectant mothers in prenatal yoga classes, she also enjoys teaching beginner and vinyasa flow classes. In all of her classes, students can expect playful sequences of postures, emphasis on the breath and meditation and mindfulness techniques woven together to create a true mind, body experience.
When she is not teaching or practicing yoga, Chrissy is a full time special education teacher with an area school district. She enjoys cooking, taking walks with her family, spending time outdoors and reading.
Karen is a life-long athlete and long-time fitness instructor who came to yoga hesitantly after years of being swept up in the “no pain, no gain” mentality of much of the fitness world. Looking for a place of grounding and authenticity, she gave yoga a try and was hooked after her first class. She studied under Marianne Wells, completed her 200hr teacher training in Costa Rica, and is registered with Yoga Alliance.