• "Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind and soul."— Amit Ray
  • "Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."— Joseph Campbell
  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us."— Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative efforts."— Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."— Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again."— Thich Nhat Hahn
  • "Peace begins with a smile."— Mother Teresa
  • "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."— Siddartha Guatama Buddha
  • "If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."— Amit Ray
  • "In our uniquely human capacity to connect movement with breath and spiritual meaning, yoga is born."— Gurmekh Kaur Khalsa
  • "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."— Melody Beattie
  • "Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."— Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes."— Nhat Hanh
  • "Peace begins with a smile."— Mother Teresa
  • "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."— Albert Einstein
  • "To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life."— William Londen
  • "Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."— Ronald Reagan
  • "If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."— Amit Ray
  • "You cannot find peace by avoiding life."— Virginia Woolf
  • "Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect with the Spirit within."— Author Unknown
  • "Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace."— Buddha
  • "The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating."— Eric Micha'el Leventhal
  • "Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that."— Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • "The wisest one-word sentence? Breathe."— Amit Ray
  • "I love yoga because not only is it a workout for your body, but also your breathing, which helps release a lot of stress. It really prepares you for the day."— Tia Mowery
  • "Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness."— James Thurber
  • "After the demands of the ego and its greed surrendered, the struggle for fulfillment of personal desires lessen; life takes on a new zest like a breath of fresh air."— Swami Sivananda Radha
  • "The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace."— Carlos Santana
  • "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."— Buddha
  • "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."— Jimi Hendrix
  • "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."— John Milton
  • "First keep peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others."— Thomas A Kempis
  • "When there are thoughts, it is distraction; when there are no thoughts, it is meditation."— Ramana Maharshi
  • "First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others."— Thomas A Kempis
  • "The walls we build around us keep sadness out also keeps out the joy."— Jim Rohn
  • "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."— John F. Kennedy
  • "When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."— Anthony Robbins
  • "For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth."— Sanskrit Proverb
  • "Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we can become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting coloration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions."— Henepola Gunaratana
  • "Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right."— Stephen Richards
  • "True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united."— Wilhelm Von Humboldt
  • "Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense."— Marcus Aurelius
  • "In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless."— T. Krishnamacharya
  • "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."— Greg Anderson
  • "Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment."— Matthieu Ricard
  • "A healthy outside starts from the inside."— Robert Urich
  • "The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it."— Thich Nhat Hahn
  • "Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."— Buddha
  • "Yoga is not about self-improvement, it's about self-acceptance."— Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • "Meditation is the soul's perspective glass."— Owen Feltham
  • "The aim of yoga is to eliminate the control that material nature exerts over the human spirit, to rediscover through introspective practice what the poet T.S. Eliot called "the still point of the turning world.""— Barbara Stoler Miller
  • "The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best."— Paul Valery
  • "Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live."— Jim Rohn
  • "Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards them."— Stephen Richards
  • "As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning."— Criss Jami
  • "Yoga is not about self-improvement, it's about self-acceptance."— Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • "A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live."— Bertrand Russell
  • "There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group."— Amit Ray
  • "Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness."— Indra Devi
  • "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."— Victor Frankl
  • "Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor."— Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.” — Catherynne M. Valente
  • "Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."— Saint Francis de Sales
  • "If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."— Frank A. Clark
  • "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."— Greg Anderson
  • "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."— Gautama Buddha
  • "You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it."— Albert Einstein
  • "Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health."— Dalai Lama
  • "Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health."— Dalai Lama
  • "To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life- bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace."— Peace Pilgrim
  • "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."— Swami Sivananda
  • "The only journey is the one within."— Rainier Maria Rilke
  • "It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."— Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind."— Cyndi Lee
  • "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."— Dalai Lama
  • "Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?"— Mary Oliver
  • "Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation."— Nia Peeples
  • "Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."— Samuel Smiles
  • "Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation."— Michael Jackson
  • "I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart; I am, I am, I am."— Sylvia Plath
  • "Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul."— Amit Ray
  • "Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along."— Paramahansa Yogananda
  • "Peace is not an absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."— Ronald Regan
  • "Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath."— Emily Dickinson
  • "The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships."— T.K.V. Desikachar
  • "Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time."— Lyndon B. Johnson
  • "Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind."— Buddha
  • "Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."— Thich Nhat Hahn
  • "The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently."— Pema Chodron
  • "Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again."— L. Frank Baum
  • "Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit."— Jeremy Taylor
  • "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."— Albert Einstein
  • "Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person."— Seth Godin
  • "Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You'll look and feel way better for it."— Suzanne Somers
  • "The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in."— Geeta Iyengar
  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."— Helen Keller
  • "If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."— Carlos Santana
  • "The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past."— Andre Maurois
  • "When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you."— Stephen Richards
  • “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” — Thich Nhat Hahn
  • "Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union- the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions."
    — B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala
  • "We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."— Dalai Lama
  • "Psychology, unlike chemistry, unlike algebra, unlike literature, is an owner's manual for your own mind. It's a guide for life. What could be more important than grounding young people in the scientific information that they need to live happy, healthy, productive lives? To have good relationships?"— Daniel Goldstein
  • "It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and is not possible to find it elsewhere."— Agnes Repplier
  • "Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going."— Chantal Sutherland
  • "Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give- pleasure, possessions, power- but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy."— Dada Vaswani
  • "In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility."— Victoria Moran
  • "Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't)."— James Baraz
  • "The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together."— Kurdish Saying
  • "Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings."— Tao Te Ching
  • "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home."— Matsuo Basho
  • "You see, everything is about belief, whatever we believe rules our existence, rules our life."— Don Miguel Ruiz
  • "With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment."— Nhat Hanh
  • "We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."— Dalai Lama
  • "I wake up every day and I think. "I'm breathing! It's a good day.""— Eve Ensler
  • "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."— Denis Waitley
  • "Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift."— Amit Ray
  • "To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."— Buddha
  • "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."— Aesop
  • "Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song."— Konrad von Gesner
  • "Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."— James H. West
  • "Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured."— B.K.S. Iyengar
  • "Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed."— Saint Francis de Sales
  • "Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it."— Chuck Palahniuk
  • "Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it."— Chuck Palahniuk
  • "While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart."— Francis of Assisi
  • "Beauty is whatever gives joy."— Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."— Buddha
  • "Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."— Karl Barth
  • "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity."— Thich Nhat Hanh
  • "The deeper you get into yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way."— Sting
  • "Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people."— Jawaharlal Nahru

Instructors

Sue Dilsworth, eRYT-500 and C-IAYT

In 2008, Sue completed a 200 level Yoga teacher training based on Iyengar principles with Sandy Cardin from Union Yoga. Sue has trained extensively with Amy Weintraub (author of Yoga for Depression and founder of the LifeForce Yoga Institute). She has also served as a faculty member for Amy’s LifeForce Yoga Training Institute. Sue incorporates the…

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Rachel Laughlin, RYT-200

Rachel is a registered dietitian who earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) and her master’s degree in exercise physiology from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). In 2011, Rachel completed her 200-level Yoga teacher training based on vinyasa principles. Rachel believes that the mind-body experience is critical for overall health and uses mindfulness principles to help individuals develop better…

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Jill Kloosterman. RYT-200

Jill Kloosterman has been passionate about yoga for over 15 years. In 2011 she took the next step and began studying to be a teacher at the Temple of Kriya in Chicago. Since becoming certified she’s learned even more through teaching amazing people. Jill’s approach to yoga is lighthearted and joyful. Her Hatha classes emphasize…

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Lisa Ham, RYT-200

Lisa began practicing Yoga after a transformative first class in 1997 with Yoga pioneer Carolyn Heines. She completed her 200 level yoga teacher training with Sandra Carden in 2008, and has been teaching students and faculty/staff at Grand Valley State University since then. As a Yoga instructor, she encourages an intentional practice that integrates gentle…

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Brie Crandall, RYT-200

Brie graduated from Grand Valley State University in late 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Philosophy, where she was specifically interested in studying the holistic, Eastern perspective and approach to health and well-being. She completed her 200 hr teacher training with Root’s Yoga in early 2017, where she was able to hone…

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Katie Arnold, RYT-200

  Katie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in early 2018 with Root’s Yoga, where she was able to expand her love and appreciation for vinyasa yoga. Katie first began practicing yoga in 2009 after a friend encouraged her to give it a try to reduce stress. Her practice began at home until she felt ready…

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Amanda Colley, RYT-200

  Amanda began exploring yoga in 2010, spending time on and off her mat until 2016 when she created a consistent and daily practice at Yoga Fever in Grand Rapids.  She found release in the heat and truly soaked up the mind-body-spirit connection that she found so beneficial for her mental, physical, and emotional health. …

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Kelsey Langford, RYT-200

Kelseys yoga journey started in 2012 when she began using meditation and breathwork as a tool to reduce stress and enhance self awareness. Two years later, she began adding the physical practice of yoga into her daily life. In March 2018 she completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Roots Yoga in Grand Rapids, MI….

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Ali Nash, RYT-200

Ali completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in March 2018 with Root’s Yoga. While stepping on the mat for the first time in 2004, she started practicing on a regular basis in 2015 in an effort to find a little more balance and a little less stress in her life. Not only did she…

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Miranda Tyler, RYT-200

Miranda graduated from Ferris State University in 2015, and currently serves full time as an Inpatient Medical Coder. Though she enjoys her career, she felt something was missing in life, so she began to explore other areas of interest. Miranda took her first yoga class as a freshman in college, and slowly but surely fell…

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