Shelly is the owner of Wellfinity, a company dedicated to empowering people to be the healthiest version of themselves in mind, body, and spirit. She enjoys helping her clients discover there are an infinite number of small choices they can make each day to enhance their wellness. In addition to being a yoga instructor, Shelly is a certified wellness coach and has undergone Level 1 and 2 Reiki Healing training.
Shelly’s love affair with yoga began 17 years ago when she realized how much yoga helped her relieve back pain and manage stress. She has relied heavily upon a yoga practice as a means of building strength and coping with loss, health set-backs including cancer, and life’s challenges. She views yoga as a way of living and a powerful tool for achieving holistic wellness. She has been teaching for 11 years and attained her 200-hour yoga certification from Serenity Yoga & Pilates in Iowa City. Shelly teaches a vinyasa (flow) style of yoga with a focus on alignment and mindfulness. She is passionate about bringing this life-changing practice to as many people as possible and believes that it should be accessible to people of varying levels of fitness. As a result, she offers modifications so students can individualize their yoga practice and get the most benefit from it. Shelly’s playful yet peaceful approach will have you walking out of class feeling as if you worked your muscles, but also calmed your mind and nourished your spirit.
Having grown up in a home where yoga was part of day to day activities, Carol has been practicing yoga her entire life. Her yoga training is in the tradition of the Himalayan Masters and influenced by the ParaYoga style which focuses on a yoga practice that is both accessible and in-depth. Carol’s teaching approach combines her background as a physical therapist and knowledge of movement science with ancient teachings that define yoga as both a scientific and practical exploration of the inner life. Yoga has had a transformational effect on Carol’s life, and her goal as a yoga teacher is to make yoga accessible to as many people in the community as possible.
Helen turned to yoga when looking to relieve her migraines and stiff neck. Not only did her chronic pain issues resolve, but she learned how to joyfully inhabit her body. In yoga, Helen strives for a balance between meditation and play. Her practice keeps her strong and flexible in body and mind. She is a school teacher at Prairie Green School, an artist, a graduate student in Social Work, and the mother of two spirited teens.
Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers
Kristy completed her 200 hour Parayoga training with Fannie Hungerford in 2017. She loves to experiment with all forms of yoga, but finds the practice that gets her closest to experiencing the peaceful, one-pointed mind has always been restorative practice. Her hope is that students have an experience that them feeling centered, nourished, and awakens the love within.
Tina began practicing yoga in 2002 while in medical school and it quickly became of regular part of her life. Over the years she noticed all yoga classes felt “good” but some felt “great”. Classes with an emphasis on the breath left her feeling more grounded and present.
Tina completed her RYT 200 teacher training with Fannie Hungerford, During training she learned how yoga can move energy in profound and subtle ways, and how and why the breath can be a powerful tool in yoga. Yoga develops mindfulness on and off the mat, which can translate into being more present for your life and awareness of our habits. Through this mindful awareness, we get to know ourselves better and then ideally can change habits that are holding us back. Accomplishing all this is no small task, which is why we need regular practices to help us stay and move forward on this path.
Tina still enjoys a physical challenge in a yoga class but has the ultimate goal to bring more calmness and awareness to students lives. Her classes can be expected to be breath-focused, have some flow, and include some pranayama and a short meditation.
Tina works as a physician part time and loves to mountain bike as much as she loves yoga. She is often outside on trails in the woods either running, biking or hiking with her husband or her dogs.