Cheryl Steinwedel, RYT - 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, is the founder of the UNOH Yoga Studio and has been teaching yoga since 2005. Cheryl first discovered yoga in 1998 when she signed up for her first yoga class trying to fill her evenings and a void after her only child left for college. She immediately fell in love with yoga and has never stopped practicing or studying. In 2004, she signed up for Yoga Teacher Training at Bhumi's Yoga & Wellness Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and eleven months later obtained her yoga teaching certification.
Throughout the years attending yoga conferences and seminars, Cheryl has trained with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Yogi Amrit Desai, Seane Corne, Nicki Doane, Rama Berch, Lilias Folan, Mark Whitwell, Paul Grilley, Alan Finger, Ana Forrest, Swami Karunananda, Donna Fahri, David Swenson and more. If she isn't teaching a class or attending a yoga training seminar, she and her dear friend, Linda Beecher, practice together with DVD's by Shiva Rea or Rodney Yee.
Cheryl's hatha yoga classes are infused with many different styles of yoga including Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga. She teaches Beginners/Beginner II and Intermediate Yoga Classes.
Cheryl has a passion for yoga, is commitment to practice, has a deep respect for the tradition of yoga, and loves teaching students how to enjoy all aspects of the practice including Pranayama (Breath work), Shavasana (Relaxation), and Meditation.
"I look forward to sharing the incredible gifts that yoga has brought to me in my life. Yoga has brought strength, joy, freedom and peace to my very soul, and my plan is to always continue to learn about and share yoga with others." - Cheryl Steinwedel
Cheryl Steinwedel is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Instructors. Cheryl Steinwedel, UNOH Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, graduated from The University of Northwestern Ohio in 1971.
Amy Wildermuth started her yoga practice in 2010 and made the decision to share with others the benefits of yoga by becoming certified with Yogafit. Amy received her Level 1 Certification from the Yogafit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. in 2012, and has since completed Level II, Level III, Level IV and Level V.
Amy encourages students to apply the seven elements of YogaFit Essence to enhance their experience in the yoga poses: Breathing, feeling and listening to your body, letting go of judgment, expectations and competition, staying in the present moment. Amy's classes are relaxing and leave you with a calm mind yet energizing your body.
Meredith Bond has been enamored with teaching and motivating groups to adapt an active lifestyle ever since she became an ACE Group Fitness Instructor at The University of Tennessee. In all honesty, it took multiple attempts into the world of yoga to find a connection to the mind/body discipline. It wasn’t until she moved to Key West, Florida that she found her love of the practice. Looking back, it was of no surprise to her that her “wanderlust” to a tropical island is what inspired her personal yoga journey. She has since become a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance as well as a Yoga Fit Level I certified instructor.
A combination of positivity, appreciation, trust, and passion was the recipe for manifesting inner peace and guidance on her yogic journey. Meredith looks forward to creating the space for her students to find what inspires them, not only on their yoga mat but also in life. In her classes she encourages students to explore where they are in the present moment, to trust the process, and allow room for change. Expect to experience not only the physical aspect of yoga but also the meditative qualities and yogic philosophy. She genuinely believes yoga can improve the quality of your life if you allow it!
Sheila Smith's introduction to yoga was a result of being at the right place at the right time. From a friend's passing mention, to an e-mail, to her first class, she immediately resonated with the calm, the focus, and physical discipline that yoga has to offer. The personal transformation that followed inspired her to pursue Yoga Fit Level I training, and has completed Level III. She has been instructing since July of 2013.
She is passionate about sharing the concept of honoring and listening to our bodies as well as adjusting to what is best suited for each individual during every yoga session. Although her path to the yoga experience began as a random occurrence, it has had a lasting effect on her life and those she has touched through teaching.
Allison Klausing Dye has been working in the fitness and wellness industry since 2000. She was originally certified through ACE as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, and has been a licensed physical therapist assistant since 2003 specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, and post-surgical rehabilitation. She is not a stranger to group fitness, and has taught many different types of classes- low impact, boot camp, strength training, BOSU, stability ball, fusion, kickboxing, as well as Pilates. "I can't get enough of the class concept of fitness, the camaraderie and fun of a bunch of people coming together to develop themselves in mind, body, and spirit."
Allison was introduced to Pilates in her dance training as a young girl. She held her original pilates certification through The Professional Health and Fitness Institute of Bethesda, MD, with an emphasis on classic and therapeutic approach, and taught group matwork for several years. In 2008, she took a nice, long hiatus from teaching to start a family. "I would still do things for fitness, but I was not consistent or disciplined. I felt guilty that I was taking time from my husband and children, or I was just plain exhausted. But deep down I knew better. After my third child, I started going to yoga classes again. It was just what I needed for stress relief, to energize my tired muscles." She re-certified recently through the STOTT method, which is a contemporary approach to the original pilates repertoire. Allison also has a passion for yoga and is Yoga Fit Level l certified. Her classes are thoughtful, accessible, and challenging. And FUN. Expect the unexpected!
"In my classes, I will teach your body to work in a long, lean alignment. I will help you re-educate poor postural habits to create muscles that work efficiently without tension. You will learn to develop proper core strength and stability to protect your joints and spine from strain and injury. And if you are a fellow yogi like me, pilates can help fill in the gaps within your strengthening routine. It is the ultimate cross train!"