Guided by the belief that yoga is for people who want to change, Amanda Marko encourages students to not just do yoga, but to live yoga. She calls it a "yoga-infused lifestyle". Using mindfulness, meditation, breath-work, and creative asana flow, each of Amanda's classes are a guided physical and mindset journey that reveal to students what they are capable of achieving both on and off the mat. In 2017, Amanda completed 200-hour yoga teacher training at StudioB Yoga Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Additionally, she is a state of continuous learning, frequently attending yoga workshops and retreats to explore different yoga styles and approaches that she can incorporate into her classes. Amanda is also the owner of Smash Experiences, which creates inspired events and immersive retreats for a yoga-infused lifestyle.
Annie Bolling, owner of CLEAR, has had a life-long enthusiasm for exercise and is passionate about fitness, physical and spiritual wellness and psychosomatic balance. Annie began practicing yoga 17 years ago. In 2006 she received her first certification in Pilates and in April 2016 she also completed a 200 hour-Teacher Training to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. This Teacher Training allowed Annie to expand her foundational knowledge of alignment, anatomy, and of universal yogic philosophy. Annie helps her students find balance through meditation, yoga, and a mixture of movement practices and techniques. Annie is also the full-time mom of an eight-year-old daughter.
"My mat is my canvas and yoga is my art”. Yogini, mother, lover of music, nature and travel and life long resident of Ft. Thomas is driven by the joy of helping others find an integrative and holistic way to health and happiness. She completed her 200 RYT in 2014 through Yogafit and has been teaching a variety of classes including children and seniors since 2009. Jenny is passionate about her students and classes. She teaches because it helps people feel good and stand tall. In her journey, she has found the potent, almost medicinal properties of taking a good deep breath! She is excited to have the opportunity to share her love of mind and body exercise with beginners as well as experienced practitioners.
Nikela “Nikki” Owens, Ph.D, A.Y.S., C.Y.T. is an educator, yoga instructor, teacher trainer and yoga enthusiast. She finds her teaching inspirations from a variety of yoga traditions including ashtanga yoga, hatha anusara yoga and para yoga. Nikki infuses elements from these traditions, along with principles of ayurveda to create eclectic yoga classes including: gentle yoga, yoga for athletes, restorative yoga, funky inversions, challenging core-power yoga and dynamic, fun & fiery vinyasa yoga flows. Join Nikki for an exhilarating practice that will leave you feeling strong, rejuvenated, relaxed, and restored. See you on the mat! Namaste. ॐ
LMT, Yoga Instructor, Master Reiki Practitioner
I started dabbling with yoga as a therapeutic approach to stress and chronic pain in my early twenties and the practice just stuck. Gradually, I delved deeper into the work and yoga literally plucked me off my path from an Acting career to a path of service. I never would have had the courage to become a teacher much less a healer and energy worker today if not for yoga.
I began teaching in Chicago in 2003 after completing my first teacher training with Erich Schiffman in Santa Barbara, CA. After moving back to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area in 2007, I completed a 200 hour teacher training with Yogahome in Cincinnati. My favorite styles of yoga include Hatha, Beginner’s Yoga, Gentle/Restorative, Yin Yoga and Vinvasya flow. I am also a student and practitioner of Ayurveda, the soul sister to yoga. I love using my creativity to design classes that are warm, friendly, safe and fun, and I enjoy weaving yogic philosophy, poetry, stories and energy work into my classes. In addition to teaching, I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Reiki Practitioner; I own Lotus Tree Massage & Wellness, a private massage and yoga therapy practice in Ft. Thomas, KY just down the street!
Tiffany has been a dedicated and curious practitioner of Yoga since 2013 and is a graduate of two Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training programs –Yoga For All and Alignment Based Yoga. She is certified with the Red Cross in CPR and First Aid and is also a certified Level II Reiki practitioner. Tiffany began practicing Yoga in 2013 after having two children and wanting to get back into shape. Although it was the physical benefits of the practice that drew her in, she soon found that it was the mental and spiritual aspects that kept her coming back and wanting to learn more and grow her practice. After completing her Teacher Training Certification she began teaching in 2014 at different gyms and studios around the Cincinnati area. Her love of Yoga coupled with her desire to make it more accessible for everyone gave her the motivation to open Mint Yoga Studio and she is excited to have you join her in this journey on and off the mat.