Terry is a RYT 500 Instructor with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of yoga teacher training with an approved Registered Yoga School (RYS). She has been practicing yoga since 1993 and began teaching in 2004. Her teacher trainings were very transformative and have given her the ability to share her enthusiasm for the practice of yoga with hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds. She received her 200hr teacher training in Erie through Integral Yoga and Plasha Yoga in 2005. In June 2020 she completed her 300hr teacher training with Satya Yoga in Erie. Under the guidance of many skilled, knowledgeable and wise teachers through the years, her teaching has grown and evolved to enhance her personal and spiritual development. She is passionate about the healing properties of yoga and she offers a natural and practical approach to yoga, accessible for everyone.
In May 2016, Terry opened the doors to School House Yoga Studio, a dream come true. Since then, the studio has become a community, a safe space and a gathering place for teachers and students alike. The nourishment and support that a yoga community provides cannot be understated. In community, there is power in union and connection. We can harness this power with loving intention to influence positive changes in the bigger community outside the yoga studio. "May the entire universe be filled with peace and joy, love and light." -Namaste
Christina Ohmer Instructor
Christina encourages students to be curious and explore their mind, body and heart on and off the mat. This self-exploration and the use of one’s own breath rhythm as the soundtrack for the practice can help cultivate a deeper awareness and inner listening. Christina values classical yoga teachings, asana, meditation, and breathwork, and draws from many other teachings and traditions.
Since coming to the mat in 2002, Christina has explored different yoga styles and has had the fortunate opportunity to come across valuable teachers and friendships. In 2010, she earned her 200-hour yoga teaching certificate with Tias and Surya Little at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then, she has continued studies through extensive internal work on and off the mat, and by attending various classes and workshops. Christina is enlivened by connecting with others and finds the yoga practice to be one of the most rewarding, enriching, and often challenging pieces of her life. For these reasons, she is drawn to share the practice and hopes you will join her soon!
Melanie Henderson Instructor
Melanie has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Melanie completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Satya School of Yoga under the guidance of Sona Hernandez and Stacy Orr and her 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training under Michael Plasha. She believes that yoga is important to the wellbeing of the body, mind and spirit for people of all ages. Melanie feels that returning our connection to the breath and allowing for silence are necessary in our over-stressed, fast-paced world today. We must return to the breath to and turn inward to improve our personal wellbeing, healthcare system, and community. She is passionate about bringing the practice of yoga to those suffering from chronic stress and diseases.
A vibrant spirit and child-at-heart approach, Melanie has over 100 hours in children’s yoga training and she is working to obtain her certification in children’s yoga through Yoga Alliance. Her goal is to help empower children to take a greater role in being healthy and happy. She is an avid Muppet fan and her practices often encourage a lighthearted and child-like playfulness—true to her belief that our inner child must continue to shine no matter what age we are. You may even hear a word of wisdom or two from Jim Henson during her class!
Kris Gosnell Instructor
Kris has been a student of yoga since 2005 and is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She completed her teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA in 2018.
Kris believes that yoga should be accessible to all. Her classes incorporate asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and relaxation for a holistic yoga practice. Students are encouraged to notice and cultivate awareness through their practice.
She creates an environment that encourages self-acceptance and growth. When students can take the lessons learned on the mat out into the world, incorporating yoga into their off-the-mat world, amazing things can happen – one breath at a time.
Amy VanScoter Instructor
Amy VanScoter believes yoga is for everybody and every body. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. Amy teaches classes that incorporate slow, mindful movements, breathing practices, meditation, awareness of values and ethical engagement/service, and spiritual development.
Amy has learned from many different styles including Kripalu, Integral, Kundalini, and Viniyoga. She is registered as an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and received her 250 hour yoga certification in 2008 from Subtle Yoga in Asheville, NCwith Kristine Kaoverii Weber. She has enjoyed teaching a variety of yoga classes for all ages and experience levels including chair yoga, yoga promoting body awareness for adolescent girls, hatha yoga for cancer patients and healthcare employees as well as general multi level yoga studio classes. Amy is committed to creating opportunities for each student to slow down, relieve stress, and increase the body-mind connection. She hopes her classes will also help each student to discover and pursue his or her own path to self-realization.
Renee Hill Instructor
Renee’s yoga journey stems from the love of movement; cycling, hiking, skiing, and walking her pups. She began practicing yoga for the flexibility and mindfulness to complement all the physical activities. As she began reaping the benefits yoga offers she became an E-RYT 200 Yogafit yoga instructor in 2010.
Renee’s career path as an elementary teacher in Erie Public Schools for over 25 years brought her to retirement in 2017 which allowed more time to focus on her passion for the many paths of yoga. After receiving certification in Yin Yoga Levels 1, 2, 3 in Colorado, Renee has discovered the numerous benefits Yin Yoga offers to an active body and mind. Renee pursued the study of vibrational sound and received certification as a Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner (VSTCP) from the Vibrational Sound Association in July 2019. Renee has been teaching Spinning and Yoga for over 20 years in many local fitness facilities and yoga studios. Along with Yin Yoga, she is also a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance to teach Restorative, Seniors, Prenatal, and Children (Kidding Around Yoga). She resides in Erie with her husband and two dogs. She is the mother of three daughters and one grandson and loves to travel to visit them in Colorado, Florida, and Ohio.
Therese Toth Instructor
Therese Toth has translated her passion for Pilates into an ongoing opportunity to learn more about the human body, obtaining certifications in mat, reformer, aquatic and rehabilitative Pilates. She is a physical therapist's assistant in her spare time.
Josh Will Instructor
Josh Will found yoga through a desire to strengthen his physical body. It wasn’t long before he noticed tremendous emotional and spiritual growth taking place as well. After practicing regularly for two years, he chose to expand his practice by participating in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (Satya Yoga 2015). This also allowed Josh to begin sharing the gift of yoga with others as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Josh strives to share yoga as a powerful tool for growth in mind, body and spirit with those he meets on the mat. His classes combine a mindful flow with deep restorative poses to leave students feeling empowered and at peace. No matter the reason for coming to your mat, thank yourself for the choice and enjoy the journey!