Our Yoga Teachers

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth has been teaching yoga full time for over 11 years. She fell in love with the yoga practice while taking an asana class with her teacher, Parvathi Nanda Nath over 18 yrs. ago, and is grateful to have been able continue be an ongoing student. Elizabeth completed the 200 hr. Teacher Training in the Saraswati River Yoga tradition with Parvathi and David Pittinger in 2006 and has continued to be part of many yoga and meditation trainings with an accumulation of well over 500 hrs. of training. She currently leads group and private classes as well as workshops and retreats.  Her special interest is gentle and restorative yoga, mantra, meditation.  Yoga is one way of living more fully in the world while coming from a place of ease. It has been a joy to receive these ancient teachings and an honor to share with others. Loka Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu May all beings be happy and free.

Seth Otto

Seth was introduced at a young age to yoga by his mother and has been drawn to yoga since childhood. That interest grew to a passion that lead to him obtaining his 200-hour teaching certification from Dana Hot Yoga. He was taught a Vinyasa flow, but has cultivated a class that is rooted in the breath with a strong focus on alignment. His classes are Vinyasa based and are welcoming to everyone. His primary focus for his students is to help you to accept where your body is today and to remain with your breath. Come check out one of his classes if you are looking to improve your body’s alignment, become more in sync with your breath and relax the mind.

Juli Eckmeier

Juli has intuitively involved yoga in her various jobs teaching children music and movement before completing her 200 hr. certification with an extra 50 hr. emphasis on Ayurveda. She got her 45 hr. children’s yoga certification in NYC, then trained in anatomy and myofascial release before completing a chair yoga certification and is currently working toward her 500 hr. certification.
She strongly believes that yoga is beneficial for every age, body and mind and loves the chance to spread her enthusiasm on the subject! She is an artist, musician, nature enthusiast and “mother of chaos”, having four children and lots of animals at home!

Carol Gardner

Carol’s yogic journey began more than 20 years ago and has grown into a true passion. While she is a Registered Yoga Alliance RYT-200 and certified YogaKids and Kidding Around teacher, she still considers herself a student at heart, as there is always something more to learn from yoga. Yoga and meditation have taught her how to be humble, grateful and mindful as well as connected to the spirit that lies within.
She has learned that yoga is a process which allows one to experience life with a conscious awareness, growing and manifesting along the way. Yoga has given her the tools to meet life on life’s terms and focus on the present moment. Carol loves to be creative and has a true compassion for people.
Carol’s classes range from gentle flow, beginner to intermediate levels with modifications and challenges for all to explore. Swimming, reading, long walks in nature and getting in touch with her spirituality, are outside interests that Carol enjoys.

Cindy Miller

After more than 10 years as a personal trainer, Pilates and fitness instructor, Cindy was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and was forced to take a giant exhale. It was then that she took her first yoga class and immediately fell in love with the mind, body and spiritual component of the yoga practice. She became certified as a yoga teacher through AFFA in 2006 and wanted to continue on this journey, knowing she had found her path. She then completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Vibhuti in 2012. Also graduating advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training in 2016 from Yogasphere and 500 RYT certified. Cindy is a Reiki Master Teacher and a wellness advocate for Do Terra Essential Oils. “I teach out of a deep love and respect for a practice that has wildly and wonderfully enhanced my life. The yoga life is a constant reminder of self-love, acceptance, empowerment and the joy of community. The Divine Light that resides within me honors and respects the Divine Light within you. Keep on shining!”

Caris Stepnowski

Caris has been practicing yoga since 2013 and received her 200-hour yoga certification in 2017. Since then she’s taught various modalities of yoga including hot vinyasa flow, trauma-informed yoga for recovery, and most recently became certified to teach Aerial Yoga and Yin-Restore Aerial Yoga. She is currently participating in a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training to obtain her RYT-500 yoga alliance certification.