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Yvette Cobb, RN, FNP,
National/international Certified
Hatha, Ashtanga and Kundalini

Yvette founder of YC Yoga for Life Detroit, She has over twenty five year's of yoga experience, she is certified in Hatha, Ashtanga and Kundalini, she is national and international certified, I've studied with many well known yoga teachers; Shiva Rea, Max Strom, Bryan Kest's, Seane Corn and Saul in Los Angeles, she gives many thanks to her first instructor Maty the original owner of yoga works studio ,she notice the depth of my practice during my introduction to yoga class. Maty encourage me to go directly into intermediated/advance yoga, after many years of practice I started to develop the teacher within through Mysore Ashtanga, she received her ashtange training from yoga works with Chuck Miller and Maty, later studying with K.Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India. Yvette has explored all types of yoga, In 2000 a good friend/client introduce her to kundalini yoga, my first classed had such a impact on me I later became International certified kundalini instructor. I trained with senior teachers trained by Yogi Bhajan; Gurmukh, Gurushabd, Tej Kaur, and Harijiwan at Golden Bridge the spiritual village in Hollywood, California,. She later took her Gong training with the Gong Master Harijjiwan.

Certified Qigong Instructor
Based on her her personal needs for increased energy, vitality and overall health maintenance as an international concert artist and operatic soprano, native Detroiter, Betty Lane became an avid student, practitioner and instructor of Qigong ("chee-gong"), an ancient Chinese practice of energy cultivation and movement that involves working with one's internal vital energy to cleanse, heal and strengthen the body. The word "qi" (or "chi") means "life force" or "vital energy" of the body and "gong" means "work".

Qigong is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels, and provides a powerful alternative for any one interested in learning about enhanced health and well being alternatives. The slow moving, easy, yet energizing gently paced exercises combined with simple breathing techniques makes qigong uniquely suited for promoting relaxation, relieving stress, boosting the immune system, improving circulation, increasing vitality, flexibility and strengthening the body's innate healing abilities.

A graduate of Juilliard (MS & BS, Vocal Performance), Spelman College (BA, Music Education) and Detroit's Central High School, Betty Lane has had the honor to pursue the energy arts for many years with a vast variety of superb masters in qigong and yoga around the world. She has carried these practices into every aspect of her current work with singers and speakers as a Singing Voice Specialist and Vocal Health Educator. She teaches qigong and yoga at a number of facilities throughout the greater metro Detroit area, including "Yoga & Qigong for Performers" at the Detroit Opera House.

Susie Elfakir
Hoopmaker, Bodyworker, Nia Blue Belt Instructor, Spreading the Joy of Hooping in since 2004.

Hoopie Hour for Fitness and Fun Next generation hooping involves using bigger, heavier, prettier hoops. A goal of Hoopie Hour is to tweak the basics and learn new tricks to impress your friends. The focus is for each hooper to develop and express his/her own hooping style.

Hoopie Hour is ideal for beginner hoopers. All levels and ages are welcome. Lessons will be structured according to group goals and abilities. A whole body-integrated movement, hooping especially strengthens and tones the core. Hoopie Hour starts and ends with stretching each session allows time and for practice.

Michele Shoha
Hooping is a fun and effective way to get into and stay in shape. I started hooping in 2003 and have not stopped since! I opened a fitness club with an old friend and somehow hooping found me. I initially learned how to hoop from a video and realized there had to be a better, more comprehensive way to learn. I was determined to get this "hooping thing" down. Well, eventually I did and find so much enjoyment in sharing this craft with others, it has become my passion.

I am certified in the BodyHoops style of teaching. I have been privileged enough to train with two of the top Hooping Instructors, Diana Lopez of BodyHoops and Christabel Zamor of HoopGirl. I strive to constantly educate myself on the different styles and techniques that are offered. There is always something new to learn.

Some of the benefits to hooping are: burning up to 600 calories an hour, increased metabolism, regulation of the digestive system and overall feeling of well being. Hooping for just 10 minutes can alter your mood to maintain a healthy outlook.

Hooping has changed my life in so many positive ways. I look forward to sharing this joy with anyone who wants to learn to hoop.

Annette Mullett MD
Graduated from Ohio State in 1986 and then did her residency in Emergency medicine in Akron,Ohio. After practicing traditionally for 15 years she has devoted the last 8 years to learning other healing modalities and she spends her time teaching these concepts to others. She is also certified in feng shui, a qigong instructor, and she does health consulting from a holistic focus. Qigong is one of the oldest movements known to man that originated in Ancient China 3,000 years ago. It is very powerful to health and well-being in that it helps you to direct your "qi", also known as chi or life force and can be life changing if practiced regularly. It helps the body to align and return to its natural balance by moving qi smoothly through the energy meridians. It helps the mind and body to work together and brings a feeling of bliss and often markedly improved health as a side effect. Some people have experienced weight loss effortlessly,improved sleeping, decreased pain in chronic conditions, and others have shed their oxygen tanks. It remains to be somewhat of a mystery but is being practiced by more and more people with awesome results. Come and give it a try!!

Boe Bvshpolawa Glasschild
Born into the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He grew up learning the Choctaw spiritual beliefs from his grandmother and other family elders. He has studied with healers and ceremonial leaders from diverse traditions: Boe Glasschild is well established in the Flint metro area as a professional fitness counselor. Holding national certifications as an ACE Personal Trainer, Sports Yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, and Reiki practitioner, Boe is the resident Pilates instructor for both the Hurley Fitness Recreation Center and the University of Michigan at Flint. Boe is also the lead Health Mentor for the Genesee County Community Mental Health InShape Wellness Program that provides fitness and nutrition for special populations diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. And, at the Hurley Medical Center, Boe designs fitness fusion classes that combine qigong, yoga, pilates, total body conditioning, and meditation for the professional staff.

Trina Lynn Campbell
Holy Yoga certified / RYT certified
I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Over the years I have tried various styles of yoga. My first formal training was with Yoga Fit. In 2008 I decided to pursue a 200 hr RYT certification. Just before I completed my certification, circumstances rocked my world and threw me off course for a minute. A few breaths later I discovered Holy Yoga (a Christian based yoga organization) and completed my certification with them. Throughout 2010 I have been pursuing my master certification to become RYT 500 hours certified. Although I have tried several types of yoga, it's the gentle, slow flow, and restorative and inner healing type of yoga that I enjoy teaching the most. It just tends to mix well with the spiritual side of me. Christian yoga is what I teach; 100% yoga and 100% God. I weave in Christian music, God's word, and a little me into all my classes

Brenda Glasschild
Kundalini Yoga and Modern Dance Teacher
I first found yoga about 25 years ago as a dancer in New York City juggling survival jobs with auditions and dance training. I found myself extremely stressed out and physically tight and tensed. Yoga helped me to relax and find my strength and stretch. Many years later I turned to yoga to prepare me for a natural and empowered childbirth experience at the age of 42 and since then yoga and the healing arts have been a vital part of my life.

I have a BFA in Dance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and I am a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, with a specialization in Pregnancy yoga. I was trained by Krishna Kaur and Gurmukh of Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles, CA. I am also a certified massage therapist and certified Reiki II practitioner.

Pauline (Sumathi) Everette
LMSW, Ph.D. RYT-200
Pauline (Sumathi) Everette is a registered yoga teacher. She teaches a restorative Hatha yoga sequence which makes yoga assessable to people of all ages and fitness levels. Her classes teach yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation all of which encourage stress reduction and healthier living.

Sumathi is registered with Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapist. As an educator and psychotherapist, she is dedicated to helping people experience balance, wholeness, and unity through the practice of yoga

Samathi was initiated into Isha Yoga by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in 2002. She traveled to India twice to study/practice at the ashram. She completed yoga teacher training in the United States under the direction of teachers influenced by the Jivamukti style of yoga.

Sumathi believes that deep inside each and every one of us is a fountain of bliss and joy which can be tapped and used to enrich our lives and the lives of others.

Claudette R. Bond
RYT- Registered Yoga Teacher
Claudette Bond began her career by completing a bachelor of science in accounting and master of business administration in management from Wayne State University. She retired from a treasury position with Wayne State University after twenty plus years, and subsequent retirement from a treasury position with the Detroit Medical Center after five years.

Her interest began during the latter part of the 1970`s from that point, it became a personal practice done early in the morning in addition to scripture readings, and personal prayers.

Claudette began to study Yoga as a discipline to become a Registered Yoga Teacher. She formally completed the study and graduated RYT/ Registered Yoga Teacher in May 2006, from the Namaste Yoga Studio, under the Director- Ms. Linda Makowski. Guidance from longtime Yoga mentors: Ms. Gail Twitty and Mrs. Tamara Lee Claudette finds Yoga truly invigorating, and appreciates learning its Nubian origins, and the Hindu written application. Applying the many health remedies and respecting the universality of Yoga is her earnest honor.

Tonda Hill
Zumba Certified
is a certified Master Herbologist and expert Health Detective. She believes that good health is about incorporating a willingness and belief that deliberate health is a major part of the path to total well being. Her passion for helping people live healthier lives stem from her long interest in relaxation and emotional balance in conjunction with inspired nutrition. An interest in the relaxing and medicinal benefits of Herbal Teas has led Tonda to a love for mixing delicious elixirs for various ailments for a way of instituting some of the Creators gifts in our lives. Stop by and let her blend you a refreshing pick-me-up or relaxing soothers that is unique and delicious and also nourishes your body.

Brittany Anderson
For Brittany , yoga is more than a series of stretches. Yoga is a union between breathe and movement, achieving a powerful connection between the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yoga lengthens and nourishes the spine, that anatomical bridge between the body and mind and sends us into a kind of trance-like state where our breath becomes the ocean wave that our body can ride throughout our practice.

Brittany is very passionate about her teaching, having taught for such organizations as Fitness Works, teaching donation-based classes in colleges and libraries, teaching community yoga in small suburban parks and gardens and having written articles on the subject of Kundalini yoga healing. She is a certified yoga teacher through Jonny Kest's Center for Yoga; her favorite classes to teach being slow flow and vinyasa. As a yoga teacher at the age of 22, she is enjoying all the ways that yoga has molded her life thus far and is welcoming everything yoga is yet to bring with an open heart.

~If Ashtanga were a rainbow, a sublime sequence of color; then Hatha yoga would be a blank canvas which I can paint with the unique mix of colors that I find most inspiring~ Brittany Anderson

Dee Watkin
A good teacher is always a student, open to increasing knowledge and obtaining understanding...since there is so much to learn and experience that will enhance/improve a teacher's ability to share her knowledge and experience with others with the goal of inciting the curiosity and inspiration in others. "For me, there is no better way of self-expression and celebration of the joy and appreciation of life through the art of music and dance."

As an Instructor and Performer of Middle eastern dance, I hope to increase the awareness and appreciation of Middle Eastern Oriental Dance as a cultural dance art through exploration of the dance history and sharing my knowledge and experience with others. By demonstrating the health benefits through belly dance, we are able to build a positive self image, thereby promoting dance as a healthy alternative towards maintaining good health and fitness.

'And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.'- 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (King James Version)

Anita Lee Evans
Certified Nia instructor, found Nia over 13 years ago and knew she had found "her bodies way" of moving. Prior to becoming certified in Nia, Anita spent over 14 years in formal dance training. Finding Nia was like finding "home" she never felt so comfortable moving her body. She learned to listen to her body through the language of sensation, love her belly and relax her joints. She encourages students to release judgment and expectation and let their body, mind, spirit and emotions play Nia's way.

Rooted in a somatic (body-based) approach to learning, Nia education is designed to allow students to develop and participate in their own way, embodying cognitive information by engaging the whole person:

  • The Body is used for exploration, discovery, and sensory-based experience
  • The Mind is used to focus, witness and direct attention
  • Emotion is used to create a personal connection to experience, and thus becomes a conduit of body-mind connection
  • Spirit (that which is unique to a person) is used to recognize personal power, foster self-healing and expand each person's potential

    Darcia D. Dubose Cheeks (Paramdev Kaur)
    Darcia's dad (Arthur Dubose) planted a fertile seed at a young age, for her to pursue alternatives in health. Her dad believed that being dependent on doctors was unhealthy; and that there were powerful ancestral tools and remedies necessary for self healing. At age sixteen, Darcia was inspired by an elderly yoga instructor at the YMCA, who overcame a debilitating and crippling arthritic condition through the practice of yoga. And from then on, the teachers and healers kept appearing and nudging her on toward paths of higher consciousness. For the past twenty years, Darcia has been fervent in her studies in natural healing and living. She is a retired federal probation officer, where she specialized in working with offenders with substance abuse and mental health issues. While employed, she earned a post masters degree in Humanistic Psychology and Education. Currently, Darcia is a certified colon hydrotherapist and reflexologist; and co-founder of Cheeks Colon Care, a family owned business in Detroit. As a kundalini yoga instructor, she finds this practice, an opportunity to bridge and balance the mental, emotional, physical,and spiritual.Darcia is especially attracted to kundalini yoga, because it is provoking and provides a proven system for change through sound, mantras, movement, breathwork and meditation. Darcia is one of the proud students to have attended the first Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini Teacher's training course offered in the Detroit area; and is honored to share her practice within the community.

    Luna Calley
    My name is Luna Calley I have a passion for teaching Kundalini Yoga. I have practiced various types of yoga for 20 years, I love them all, but‚ kundalini yoga resonated with me. I found that this is my path. I recently became a teacher and inquired great knowledge that has been passed down through the ages, which I would like to share with you. Todays world is filled with tons of stress and I find that yoga brings my world into balance. It gives me patience so I can handle tough situations with grace. Yoga helps me balance my busy life. I own a hair studio Thru Luna's Eyes located in Ferndale for eight years, where I am a hair stylist and photographer. My personal life, I have a son Trenton and we vacation at our up north cottage for walks in the woods, swimming, canoeing and to get a feel of all the elements. I also enjoy Bellydancing and Hula hooping. The best way for you to learn about Kundalini yoga is to experience it for yourself. I would love to see you in my class. Welcome all!!!