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Ben Bultemeier
Ben has lead a very physically active life. He was involved in sports at a young age and accumulated more than a handful of injuries along his path. His yoga practice helps him stay active and healthy as the years continue. Not only are his joints stronger and more flexible than they were ten years ago, but more importantly...
Christy Brames
Sattva VInyasa Teacher, CYT500, Prenatal Yoga, On-Site Yoga Christy came to Pranayoga School searching for relief from some of her medical conditions, but found so much more. In addition to relief for her conditions, she has been able to extend her practice into aspects of everyday life – from her relationship with her husband, Charlie,...
CLAUDIA HEDEEN
Claudia always loved a good stretch: the muscles, the schedule – just how much can one person fit into a day? Attending her first yoga course in 1996 just continued the stretching. However, the more she delved into the practice, the more was revealed that yoga is the space lacking in the hectic life she...
Dani McGuire
Dani McGuire(aka Vani) has practiced yoga since 1995. She speaks many languages of yoga fluently, to meet students where they are. Having studied Classical Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda, her teaching is an alchemy of eastern philosophy and modern living. As a practicioner of the Ashtanga and Prana Vinyasa methods for 2 decades and viewing them...
EMILY RICHWINE
Emily practiced yoga in Los Angeles and New York before coming home to the Hoosier state she loves in 2009. She delved deeper into the practice after the birth of her second child, finding the balance and strength she was seeking in her daily life, on her mat. Wanting to share the gift of yoga...
HALEY SONNIGSEN
Haley Sonnigsen, Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and RYT-500 is dedicated to preserving women’s rights to a healthy and empowering birthing experience based on her innate ability to give birth. Every woman deserves to have a loving, nurturing, and supported birth environment based on her own needs and desires. Haley weaves ancient yogic traditions with...
JENNY YOUNG
Jenny started yoga for her daughter in 2010, but stayed for herself. This is when powerful healing began to transform her body, mind, and spirit, but not necessarily in that order. Through a regular asana and sitting practice, studying with phenomenal teachers, and soaking in the love of the beautiful yoga community, she has begun...
JULIA HALLER
Drawn to heated yoga classes because of the fun, upbeat environment Julia was surprised to find that the physical yoga practice helped her find a deeper connection to herself and to others.  She developed her personal practice and began her teaching journey by enrolling in the 200 Hour Foundations teacher training program with Vani at...
KARLA ALEXANDER
Karla started practicing yoga in 1999 and began the 200 hour teacher training program at Pranayoga in 2015 with the intention of deepening her personal practice. By the time she completed the 200 hour program she had left her job in libraries and educational technology to focus on growing her personal practice and to share...
KRISTINA GIATRAS
Kristina was introduced to yoga 10 years ago by trying community classes at a local middle school with her mom. She enjoyed the relaxation and the bond that grew with her mom through the classes. It wasn’t until she moved back from college that she really began to dive into her practice. She completed 200hr...