Our wellness team is here to help you get the most out of your Yoga practice and your life! We bring experience, passion, and commitment to each service we provide. It is our pleasure and blessing to serve you!
"Each of us feels some aspect of the world's suffering acutely. And we must pay attention. We must act. This little corner of the world is ours to transform. This little corner of the world is ours to save." - Stephen Cope
E-RYT, SEYT, B.Ed.
Amanda received her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) in April 2012 and her certification as a Subtle Energy Yoga Therapist (SEYT) in May 2012 at elementsLife. She also has a Bachelor of Education in Community Health from the University of Toledo.
Amanda believes that yoga is as FUN as it is transformative and strives to balance the two in her teaching style. Amanda is a wife, mom, and career woman. She credits yoga with allowing her to find her authentic self and for bringing 'balance' back into her life.
BROGA Yoga Certified
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
Dustin has been CrossFitting for nearly two years and practicing Yoga regularly for over 1 year. He is a personal trainer at balanceYoga, offering a bit more intensity to the everyday workout. Dustin believes that the combination of both Yoga and personal training is a win-win.
Dustin's personal training sessions can be combined with personal Yoga sessions or purchased on their own.
Dustin has found balance as both a CrossFitter AND a Yogi and would like to help you find your balance.
Kazy competed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program in October 2017. She has a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, a Bachelor's of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and a Masters Degree in Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur GA. Kazy is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA having served churches in South Carolina, New York and Ohio. She now serves as the City of Piqua’s Mayor and 5th Ward Commissioner. Kazy loves spending time at the beach, and it is probably because she was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL! Kazy is married and has a teenage son, who keeps her very busy!
Practicing yoga has been a way for Kazy to stay balanced and has helped her connect with her deeper self. She enjoys creating space in her classes for others to do the same. Active Living is important to Kazy and she enjoys all that our community has to offer in Active Living opportunities from river activities, to our beautiful path system, and of course Yoga!
Aerial Yoga Certified
Lora is a certified Aerial Yoga teaching and is currently studying for her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
My relationship with yoga began when I lived out of state seven years ago. It was then that I was introduced to the amazing physical and healing benefits a yoga practice can have on your body.
Because of life changes, I moved back to my hometown here in Piqua and started my yoga journey at Balance yoga by Amanda. Here is where I found a deeper transformation, not only physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By becoming more flexible, reducing stress and anxiety and ultimately saying that my personal practice has helped provide peace and clarity within myself.
This summer I took the step along with Amanda and Lizzy to become a certified aerial yoga teacher. I’m excited and truly honored to share the love and passion I have for yoga and I’m looking forward to spreading the fun of this Ariel practice with all yogis that come to the studio.
My plate is full as I am an HR professional by day, photographer and a mom to one beautifully spirited a little lady. I enjoy spending time with my family the most. I’m a lover of anything dark chocolate, country music and YOGA!
This could be you!
blanceYoga is looking for experienced and enthusiastic Yoga teachers and holistic health professionals to share their passion with others.
Interested teachers and holistic health professionals (massage, reflexology, reiki, etc.) can contact Amanda at balanceYogabyamanda@woh.rr.com for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
MBA, SPHR, RYT
Tracy recently received her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Balance Yoga by Amanda’s first Yoga Teacher Training after practicing at Balance Yoga for 7 years. She is excited to share her love of yoga as a teacher and fellow student.
Whether you seek physical, mental, or spiritual "exercise", Tracy believes yoga is the perfect way to integrate all three, developing a healthy balance and honoring your true self. "The journey inward is one that can only be experienced, not explained, and yoga has taken me on a journey that has been amazing."
An HR professional by day, Tracy lives in Troy with her husband, Brian. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters (who also practice yoga), an avid tennis player and dog-lover.
RYT 200, BSBA, CPA
Natalie received her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) in October 2017 at balanceYoga by Amanda. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting from the University of Dayton and earned her Ohio CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation in 2010.
Natalie believes that yoga is a practice of inner-work as much as a physical practice. What initially drew her to yoga was a need to find balance in her life and establish inner-peace within herself. Natalie is a wife, mother, photographer, yogi and career woman. She has found that yoga has been her true path towards being more present in her life and with her family. She enjoys camping with her family, playing board games with her sons, and playing Euchre and Spades with her besties.
In addition to regular classes, Natalie teaches children's yoga. She deeply enjoys introducing yoga to children and loves practicing with children and young adults of all ages. She believes that we can help our children improve their self-awareness, self-acceptance, mind/body balance, and self-regulation of emotions and behaviors through the practice of yoga and mindfulness.
RYT, Aerial Yoga Certified
Lizzy received her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through balanceYoga by Amanda’s 2017 Yoga Teacher Training and her Aerial Yoga Certification in August 2018.