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.
Susan became a fitness professional in the mid 1980's and taught the entire gamut of fitness and aquatic classes. In the early 1990's she turned to Yoga as a kinder, gentler approach to fitness and to life. After teaching Yoga for several years, Susan received a certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy in the year 2000 and also registered with Yoga Alliance at that time.
Attending a wide variety of workshops and conferences, Susan realized that her passion remained with the integrative and therapeutic approach to Yoga. She became a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and continued to teach and attend as many workshops and conferences as time and money allowed. Longing for a deeper commitment and focused knowledge, she completed a Master of Arts degree from Antioch McGregor University in Yellow Springs, studying with Dr. Ananda Reddy from the Sri Aurobindo International Institute in Pondicherry India, Mukunda Stiles, Dr. David Frawley and other mind-body experts. In the course of her matriculation she earned a certificate as an Ayurvedic Health Educator and became a Reiki Master. While continuing to teach a variety of specialty classes for college students as well as senior citizens, Susan has been studying with Doug Keller and has completed Level 1 of Dr. Richard Miller's Integrative Rest Program.
Her current interest includes the use of Marma Therapy and increasing and expanding her practice and application of Ayurvedic principles. Susan finds that her therapeutic approach to Yoga moves students at an unhurried, introspective pace so that each individual may develop an internal awareness and experience what Yoga has to teach them on the deepest level.
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.
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.
Amy Urton was first introduced to yoga by a good friend, Shane Lear, who was teaching a class in his martial arts studio in Delphos. Never having liked sports at all, I was surprised when I kept going and loved it. I found a program on tv and practiced 5 to 6 days a week.
I began to notice changes in my body and how I felt, and I realized how good yoga was for me, not only physically but in all parts of my life. Shane noticed how much I loved yoga and how much time I spent learning; and he had me sign up for an online class to learn more. After the online course, I took over teaching his class. I then wanted to experience other yoga teachers, so I came to UNOH. I met a friend who helped me find a place to get my 200Hr certification. I went to Columbus one weekend a month for 9 months, where I received my certification.
Learning yoga has also enhanced my skills as a massage therapist. Being able to suggest stretches to benefit my clients has improved their success in relieving their pain.
My class offers a safe environment for a student to learn yoga and feel safe and secure. I focus on alignment and the body, breath and mind connection. It is a balance of fun and learning; a place where I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.