My yoga practice started six years ago where after a class, I found a sense of peace and calm along with an energy that I had not felt before. Yoga not only provided the sweat I craved, it provided insight about my own body. As my practice continued to grow on and off the mat, so did my passion to share with others. My journey to become a registered yoga teacher started here in Indiana, but for a multitude of reasons, never came to fruition. My heart led me to Costa Rica for a three week retreat under the guidance of Banyan Gallagher. I arrived in Costa Rica hoping to receive a 200 hour teaching certification, what I left with was life changing. I can say with a grateful heart, not only did I receive my teaching certification, I found a new love and appreciation for yoga. As I continue to grow my yoga practice through a vinyasa class, navigating life or sitting quietly to calm my mind, I know I will forever be a student of yoga! I am humbled when given the opportunity to help others grow in their practice, whether it’s through a challenging posture, building strength, or quieting the mind. My heart is full of this thing called yoga and it’s my absolute pleasure to share it with you!
The semantics of my certification means that I studied yoga...postures, anatomy, yoga philosophy, sutras, breathing techniques, meditation, Chakras, and much more. I look forward to sharing this amazing practice with you.
Mother, Wife, Friend, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, and RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
I was introduced to yoga in 2013 when attending an exercise class for Parkinson’s while caring for a family member. It was an amazing thing to see the benefits of yoga for a population that suffered from this debilitating disease. It provided me a sense of calmness and capability to deal with the everchanging responsibility of caregiving our families oldest generation.
After that season of life came to an end, I pursued yoga and went to every class I could find. The more I did yoga, the more I craved yoga. It is a moving meditation that connects our mind to our body and our breath to movement. It introduces us to our inner teacher.
As my practice deepened, I felt a longing to share this with others. In June of 2018, I completed my 200 hr Yoga Alliance certification at Shine Yoga and Wellness in Noblesville. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.
In my classes I love to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you explore your own practice. It’s my hope that after my class you step off your mat feeling peaceful, balanced and refreshed.
Richell Vaughn, RYT 200
Renee Sellers,RYT 200