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.
Susan McCain is a veteran in the field of fitness earning the gold certification from ACE (formerly IDEA) in 1986. Formerly the program director at the YWCA and teacher of too many fitness classes to mention, she turned to Yoga as a kinder, gentler approach to fitness and to life. She received a certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy in the year 2000 and completed a of Master of Arts Degree from Antioch McGregor University 2007 in Integral Yoga Therapy . McCain is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator, Reiki Master and Level I graduate of Dr. Richard Miller's Integrative Rest program. She has taught Yoga in the Lima area since 1995, is currently the Mind-Body Specialist at the Senior Citizens Services and is a former adjunct professor for Bluffton University.
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 and Level III.
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.
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 a Yoga Fit Level I class with a Level 2 completed in January 2014 and 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. 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!"