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.
MS, BS, RYT, SEYT
Tyeis Baker-Baumann, RYT 200, SEYT, BET and Reiki practioner completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2011, followed by the completion of an SEYT training in 2012. In addition, Ty has completed specialized training and/or certification in Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Reiki, along with courses in yoga philosophy and Sanskrit. She is currently engaged in a Pranayama Immersion.
Since completing her RYT 200, Ty has taught over 1000 hours of studio classes and private sessions in Greenville, St. Henry and Piqua, Ohio.
In addition, Ty has been sharing information on pre/postnatal yoga, restorative yoga and trauma sensitive yoga as a component of several 200 hour teacher trainings at studios in West Central Ohio and Eastern Indiana.
Ty completed her Shinpiden Reiki III Certification in the Usui Mikao tradition in 2017. For those who may not know, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. This safe, simple method is based on the idea the “life force energy” in each of us impacts our health and happiness When our energy is low, we are more susceptible to illness and stress. When our energy is more balanced, we feel happier and healthier.
Also, in 2017, Ty founded The Good Stuff Foundation. The Good Stuff Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing yoga, mindfulness techniques, and other supportive services to the underserved, under-resourced and at-risk in our communities. If you know of or are involved in a group or organization which could benefit from these services, contact Ty !
RYT, Barre Connect Certified Teacher
Kari is a registered nurse in radiation/oncology and a self-described 'fitness enthusiast'. She enjoys circuit training, zumba, piloxing, barre and Yoga.
She has a NETA Specialty Certification in Barre Connect fusing Ballet & Dance Technique, Yoga Postures, Functional Strength Exercises, and Cardiovascular Training to create a FUN, total body workout.
Kari is excited to share her fitness background and training in the Hustle & Flow Yoga class at balanceYoga!
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.
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!
Courtney received her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through balanceYoga by Amanda’s 2017 Yoga Teacher Training. She is excited to share her love of yoga with all of you, as a teacher!
"I am drawn to the slower practices of yoga found in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Gentle Flows because they allow us to turn inward and focus on listening to our body, mind and spirit during the longer, quiet pauses between movements.
I believe that listening and caring for ourselves in mind, body and spirit is necessary for finding balance in our daily lives. Yoga and meditation have helped me find balance and relieve stress, and are both part of my self-care journey.
Each person and practice is different. We should embrace our own uniqueness and make our comparisons on our own progress and not that of others.
Yoga is a powerful tool for easing stress and anxiety by turning our focus inward by connecting movement and breath."
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!
Jessica recently received her 200 hour certification as a Nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through balanceYoga by Amanda’s first Yoga Teacher Training. Jessica has practiced yoga for several years to help settle anxiety and allow her to focus on being present in the moment. She loves yoga for what it has given to her and enjoys sharing it with and teaching it to others.
“In the beginning of my practice I was not comfortable attending a class as a beginner because I did not know what to expect and haven’t always been comfortable in my body, especially in yoga pants. I began private sessions with Amanda which opened the door to confidence, to centering and focusing on my practice and not what was happening around me, and then to a community of people I adore. What I love so much about yoga, especially at balance yoga by Amanda is that it is for every body shape and size, it’s as much a mental and spiritual practice as it is a physical practice. When I am on my mat, I am at home. And it’s an honor and a gift to share yoga with others.”
Jessica is a Master Certified Life Coach, entrepreneur, wife and mom of two. She is a lover of fresh flowers, music of all genres, dancing until she can’t dance anymore and belly laughs with family, friends and sometimes at herself.
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.
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!