Brooke Mallon, RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor and Nia Blue Belt embarked on a healing journey through movement in her recovery of an eating disorder. Brooke’s mind body connection and appreciation through conscious movement inspired her to give back through her teaching of Yoga and Nia. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater, Brooke is well versed in Dance, Theater, and Music; she uses Nia, Yoga, Sounding, Meditation and Play to free up her students creativity and reconnect them to their natural state of bliss and well-being. Brooke’s yoga classes are very much influenced by her Nia practice and her desires for greater self-expression, ease, and exploration to create an opening for the body’s natural way.
Michelle began practicing yoga several years ago to see if it would help alleviate symptoms of her autoimmune disorder. It had such a profound effect on the healing her body, mind and soul that she became a teacher/guide in order to share it with others. She finished her 200 RYT training at Center for Yoga under Jonny Kest and is currently working on her 500 RYT certification through Source Movement. She also has studied and continues to study many modalities of natural healing. She is a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is also in the process of completing her Ayurvedic certification. She is passionate about leading and teaching how to live a healthy lifestyle that nourishes body, mind and soul.
Darcie began teaching yoga after encouragement from friends and family. She initially practiced yoga at home – learning from yoga books and tapes. After many years of self teaching, she completed a yoga teacher’s training program and has been a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor since .
Darcie incorporates many styles, philosophies and traditions into her yoga sessions. In addition, she has pursued alternative therapies including: Massage Therapy, Reiki, CrainoSacral Therapy, Trigger Point, Acupressure, Bowen Work and Guided Imagery. She often includes these teachings in her Yoga sessions. Yoga is her passion, her way of life and her tool with which she helps people find their path.
Nicole Castka is a RYT-500 certified yoga teacher trained in the vinyasa style of yoga through both the Yoga Shelter and Source Movement Yoga. She has been a voracious student of yoga since 2002 and has been teaching in the metro-Detroit area since 2011. Her teaching is specialized in the areas of Gentle Flow, Slow Flow, VinYin, Yin and Yoga Nidra. Nicole creates a safe and comfortable space for her students through her unique use of humor, theme and music that allows her students to journey into realms of inward reflection, deep peace and renewal.
Liz is the owner of Full Lotus Yoga and a Certified Yoga Instructor. She began practicing when she was fourteen years old. Immediately, she was aware of the tremendous impact a daily practice made on her physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. After being certified at Center For Yoga, she began teaching locally until finally opening Full Lotus in June 2013. Liz likes to teach challenging classes. She encourages her students to adjust every practice to what their own individual bodies need. She believes in practicing kindness, empathy, and compassion both on and off of the mat.
Marielle has a degree in philosophy. Her yoga practice began as a way to unwind from her long days spent as a student. What she originally thought would be a little fling with yoga soon turned into a committed relationship that blossomed quickly and vibrantly. She took that relationship to the next level and received her RYT 200 Certification from Corepower Yoga in Chicago. She has been teaching yoga since April 2011. Marielle’s practice and teaching style is firmly grounded in her belief that bodies shouldn’t be baggage. Her classes seek to re-engage individuals with their bodies by drawing attention to the foundational movement patterns of breath and posture.
Amber considers her path to becoming a Yoga teacher a true part of her destiny. As a working mom she understands that it can be hard to make time for yourself. When you do make the time, it’s important to have a class that is not only physically challenging but also relaxing. For the last 12 years, she has been a literacy coach; supporting teachers and helping students achieve academic success in reading and writing. Amber fell in love with Yoga after her first practice. She is a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor. She hopes to share her practice with her students. Through yoga she has become stronger, more flexible, and has made many, many friends.
“Yoga is not only my workout but also a tool that helps me live my own life. I have taken the practice of hard work, concentration, and non-judgment off my mat and strive to live it every day.”
Betty began practicing yoga several years ago after multiple injuries, two of them related to running. Yoga helped her heal, build strength, improve flexibility and return to running. Yoga also gave Betty something very unexpected, a sense of peace. She would leave a class feeling physically challenged and mentally whole. Yoga gave her the mental energy to tackle the next challenge in her day.
Betty is a Certified Yoga Instructor. As a former track and cross-country coach, she is accustomed to helping individuals achieve their goals. Please stop to chat before or after class and let her know what you want to get out of your yoga practice.
Welcome to FLY! May you find physical and mental strength.
Mollie began practicing Yoga in 2002 while living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was there that she was inspired by her teacher to complete teacher training herself upon moving back to Michigan. Mollie is a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor. She loves having the honor of being the first person able to introduce new students to the practice of Yoga, and truly believes in the power of positive living.
Myra first started practicing yoga as a Sophomore in high school. While it started off as a hobby, through out the years, it grew into a way of life. In the summer of 2012 she received her RYT 200 Certification from CorePower Yoga in Boulder, Colorado. She trained under Jason Bowman. Myra believes in doing what is best for your body: pushing yourself or taking it easy. Her classes are challenging, yet accessible for everyone. She hopes that through her yoga classes everyone can find a sense of strength, grace and most importantly joy and laughter.
Molly has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and is a RYT 500 Certified Yoga Instructor. The various yoga disciplines she currently embodies in her teaching include, but are not limited to: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Anusara. Her personal yoga practice focuses on being grounded, present and mindful of body placement; implementing this awareness both on and off the yoga mat. She is also a skier, equestrienne, runner and competitive sailor. Having lived overseas in both Europe and Asia, she has enjoyed a vast array of cultures and adventures. Teaching yoga gives her the opportunity to be a conduit for others to explore and expand their own life experience and to build awareness of breath and body, stillness and soul. She is grateful to be a part of the Full Lotus Yoga community.