meet our tribe

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Trisha

Owner + Instructor

Trisha originally found yoga as recommended by her orthopedic surgeon, after being diagnosed with arthritis and having micro-fracture knee surgery. She was competitive from a young age and saw yoga strictly as a form of exercise at first.

It wasn’t until Trisha turned 30 that everything changed. Her oldest brother passed away unexpectedly and her view on what it meant to live life shifted. She left ten years of a sales career in Corporate America and moved to Florida for a large dose of "beach therapy”.

While there, she worked for a local yoga studio to absorb as much as possible. A day didn’t pass where she didn't touch her toes in the sand and do at least one sun salutation. She began to heal and knew her brother would want her to help others the way yoga helped her.

Trisha went to Koh Phaghan, Thailand to receive her training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. She returned to Columbus and immediately started teaching everywhere she could, knowing the ultimate goal was to open her own studio.

She was born and raised in Reynoldsburg (a suburb of Columbus), has an incredibly supportive and close family and is newly engaged to her best friend! She also has an an amazing rescue dog, Coco Chanel.

By joining our community, you are supporting a local female-owned business but more so, you’re helping her continue to live this dream and share this gift of healing.

 
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Kevin

Owner + Student

Kevin dabbled with yoga a bit but it really wasn’t until he randomly met a beautiful woman at a holiday party that described with passion her journey with yoga. He quickly learned that she owned a studio in Gahanna and he wanted to know more. Seeking to impress her, he showed up on his mat with confidence. His natural athletic ability served him well and with the combination of her amazing instruction, he has become quite the yogi.

Kevin has run his own financial planning practice for 10 years; thus brings a plethoria of knowledge which made an extremely positive impact on the studio since he walked in the doors.

Kevin and Trisha are now happily engaged and will be married on August 17, 2019. Kevin has three older siblings, six nieces and nephews, loving parents and a large extended family. He loves dogs; especially his own, Coco. He is an avid sports fan who roots for all Detroit teams and his Alma Mater, THE Ohio State University.

 
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Shannon

Director of Balance

Shannon fell in love with yoga after the birth of her third child in 2018. She had always had the desire to try it, just never found the right place. After meeting Trisha at Namaste in Love Yoga Studio opening, they began collaborating and doing Yoga and Essential Oil Workshops. Through that collaboration, Shannon began attending regular classes at Namaste in Love weekly, became a member, and fell in love with yoga, the studio, and the community there. Her favorite types of yoga to practice are Ashtanga and Power Flows. Shannon now works as the Director of Balance at Namaste in Love Yoga Studio and will be completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at the studio in the fall.

Shannon is a former Art Teacher, High School Librarian, and got her second Masters in Instructional Technology. Because of her background, she has lots of experience with technology, communication, and organization, which makes her the perfect fit as the Director of Balance. She is also a doTERRA Educator which allows her to provide essential oil education and special yoga blends during workshops to support the studio. She grew up in Gahanna and married her high school sweetheart in Disney World in 2008. They have 3 children and 6 fur babies together. Shannon can either be found in the studio or with her family; busy volunteering at her children's' schools, taking them to activities, or just having fun!


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Sarah

Yoga Nidra, Goddess Circle, Kids Yoga

Sarah is a full time mama to 2 spritely girls aiming for balance between family, work, and play. Her passion is wrapped around the weaving of ayurveda, meditation, and yoga in the lives of her clients with a special focus on mothers as influenced by her work as a doula and childbirth educator. She practices and teaches yoga as a physical, mental, and spiritual map for living. Recognizing physical expression as a means to digest our stories, she creates classes that integrate the breath and body to cultivate awareness and well-being.

She trained at Asheville Yoga Center under the umbrella of Hatha Yoga and currently studying with Katie Silcox and Indu Arora in the tradition of Ayurveda and Yoga Nidra. Sarah draws upon a variety of styles and traditions to offer classes that meet the needs of her students, while staying in tune with nature and the seasons. She loves to share the wealth of yoga traditions and the vitality they bring.

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Theresa

Power Flow

Theresa began a regular yoga practice in 2013, however, she was introduced to the practice by her mom years prior. She has always been a mover as well as a contemplator, so yoga has been the right fit for her. She completed her 200- hour teacher training in 2016 through Yoga on High, specializing in vinyasa, however she is a lover of all types of yoga and movement. Compassion, in her opinion, is one of the most important elements of self-care, therefore, tries to adapt an ‘if it hurts, pull back and evaluate’ attitude. She is a dreamer, adventurer, and Truth seeker; looking for ways to eliminate the mundane; aiming to invite ease and a smile on the journey into the self.

When Theresa is not on the mat, she is earning a Masters in Applied Statistics, riding her bike, or fighting off aliens in Colorado. Theresa’s education also includes a bachelor’s in Anthropology, along with numerous continuing education classes. Theresa is a life long learner who loves expanding her skill set and teaching others. Join Theresa on the mat for a memorable experience.

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Miranda

Stretch and Restore

Miranda has been an avid practitioner of Yin Yoga for about 8 years and has been teaching exclusively Yin Yoga for 4 years. She is currently teaching at The Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression and Kula Yoga and Wellness. Her favorite part of the practice is that it helps increase overall flexibility and gives time and space to learn to appreciate your body for all it does for you every day. Also, after spending most of her life running away from negative feelings and situations, seeking pleasure in many forms, Yin has helped her discover the art of “Leaning In” to discomfort and embracing it in all areas of life – looking it in the eye and saying, “I can outlast you…because I can appreciate you”.

I invite you to join us and see if Yin is your “yoga crush” as well! All body sizes, shapes and capabilities are welcome, accepted and loved. In Yin yoga, modifications are a rule, not an exception. You will learn to work with and love your body if you are not there already. I look forward to sharing my practice with you!

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Ashley

Yin Yoga

Ashley has a passion for yoga and helping others with yoga. She always wants her students to feel included in her classes and to know that yoga is for everyone who wants to practice. Her favorites types are vinyasa, yin, power, and she is always up to try something new. She completed her 200 hour training through the Mat Happy studio in Hilliard and is registered with Yoga Alliance.

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Marissa

Power Flow

Marissa initially found yoga as a means of physical exercise but it quickly turned into wanting to learn more about the background of yoga and what it meant to be truly ‘living your yoga’. After practicing Vinyasa Yoga for 5 years, Marissa decided it was time to take the leap and enrolled in a 200-HR YTT in Costa Rica, where she spent over 3 weeks immersed in yoga and the beautiful Costa Rican Jungle! Marissa is passionate about how yoga can be transformative for the mind, body and spirit and loves having the opportunity to share it with anyone she can.

Marissa is currently a Catering Sales Manager at a Hilton hotel in Columbus, OH. She also enjoys cycling/spinning and just rode in her first Pelotonia ride! Marissa has a lovable, fluffy Goldendoodle named Barrington that she loves to spend most of her time with.

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Christine

Power Yoga

A former runner and lifelong athlete, Christine began experiencing hip and back pain while in college; soon after, she discovered she had scoliosis. At the recommendation of her doctor, she started practicing yoga to help alleviate her discomfort. She quickly fell in love with all the benefits yoga has to offer, both for the mind and body. Christine played lacrosse at Kent State and has been coaching since 2014. She is also an English teacher.

Her love for coaching, teaching, and practicing yoga motivated her to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2018. Additionally, Christine enjoys attending BodyPump classes, biking, and swimming. She is also a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling instructor. She is thankful and excited to be a part of Namaste In Love’s team! She can’t wait to help people and also learn from people through teaching yoga.

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Lisa

Ashtanga Yoga

Lisa received her RYT-200 through the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute in 2014 . She took her first yoga class in 1993, and continued her practice off and on through the early years of her three childrens lives. She practiced and was a part of the Siddha Yoga community for several years and then re dedicated herself to the practice of Hatha yoga at the L-Yoga Flow studio when it first opened in 2012. She became involved and certified with the organization “Yoga Gangsters." which is an organization bringing yoga to troubled youth and those in poverty.

During that time Lisa found her true practice to be the Ashtanga Yoga method. As her practice deepened, she eventually began to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method to others. She also has helped develop and be a part of instructing two 200hr Hatha Teacher Trainings. Through continuation of teaching, she has advanced her certification through Yoga Alliance to become a E-RYT 200.

Lisa also is a certified Bach Flower Essence, Australian Bush Essence, and Cell Salts Practitioner and has been helping others heal through the use of these wonderful modalities for over 20 years .

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Ellen

Power Yoga

Ellen has been practicing yoga for about ten years and daily for about six. She received her 200-hour certification in Vinyasa from Thank Yoga in September of 2015, where she learned to teach with focus on breath, alignment and creative sequencing. When she not practicing or teaching yoga, she spends her free time outdoors enjoying nature, hiking trails, listening to live music, and enjoying her pup, Zen.

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Meleah

Power Yoga

Meleah happened upon an amazing yoga teacher at a local YMCA and fell in love with yoga in 2007. From there she found a great yoga studio with a supportive community where she was exposed to different teachers, styles and yoga philosophy over the next few years. All of this inspired her to get her 200- HR YTT in 2010. Meleah has primarily practiced¸Vinyasa and Ashtanga over the last twelve years but has more recently been enjoying restorative classes and Yoga Nidra.

Providing others with a safe supportive and fun environment to practice yoga in has been an important part of her journey over the last couple of years and she hopes to continue to do that whether she is the teacher, student or friend in the room. Meleah currently works full time in Human Resources for a large Retailer and enjoys traveling, the beach and hiking.

 
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