Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin – Coordinator
Nicole McL first came to yoga in search of way to ease stress and anxiety. As her practice advanced, not only did she gain more of a sense of calm, but also noticed that yoga’s physical and spiritual benefits were transforming many areas of her life, both personal and professional. That’s what inspired her to teach. She completed her 200-hour certification with Pink Lotus Yoga in Lakewood and continues to seek ways to learn and grow, both as a teacher and practitioner. Nicole believes that yoga is for everybody and that everybody’s yoga journey is personal. She seeks to offer a safe and fun environment for others to develop their own practice and discover yoga’s life-changing benefits for themselves. Away from the mat, she’s an actor, singer, French cooking enthusiast, die-hard KISS fan, and dreamer.
Amanda R. Howland
Yoga is sacred and central to Amanda’s life. She has been practicing and studying yoga for twenty years. Yoga is both her rock and her font of inspiration. She completed her 200-hour certification with Yoga Central in Canton and appreciates having learned from her wonderful teachers how to share the practice with others, so that they may learn to feel into their breathing bodies and cultivate communication with their inner heart-wisdom. Amanda has developed Forest Moon Yoga, which is a class gentle enough for beginners, yet engrossing enough for experienced students. Amanda incorporates breath work, nature imagery, and other meditative techniques in her classes. Her experiences as a writer and experimental musician inform her teaching, as she is inspired by the interplay between yoga awareness and creative flow.
Leo has been practicing yoga for eight years. That practice led him to teaching, because he wanted to tell others how much yoga could help them but thought it would be a bad idea to give such advice without the proper credentials. (Would a doctor give a patient advice without years of training?) He completed 200hr Ananda Bhakti Hatha Yoga teacher training with Denys Morgan and Julie Brown and now teaches a Hatha-style Vinyasa class that he’s named “Leoga.” His great love of yoga combined with a love of music and humorous approach to teaching makes his class unique. Please join him for a union of body, spirit, and mind, as you engage on your mat for an enjoyable yoga journey!