Debbie Stirsman, RYT
Debbie is the owner /director of Inner Dance Yoga Center and is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Always fascinated by the body/mind connection, Debbie has spent most of her life exploring movement and the bio-mechanics of the body. After 25 years of performing, teaching, choreographing, and directing her own dance company, in 1999 she made a shift toward the healing path of yoga. This transition continues to be an inspiring discovery of ways to create more life, joy, energy and expression in and through the body, mind and spirit. A dedicated student of Yoga, it is with heartfelt gratitude that she thanks all of her teachers and with joy shares the practice with others. Her classes are based on integrating alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, and meditation and motion. While she provides a format for the countless benefits of physical exercise, Debbie prefers to offer a “work-in” rather than a “work-out”.
Cathy Hackett, RYT
Cathy is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.
After several years of taking yoga classes, a yearning to discover more led Cathy to The Shanti Yoga School and yoga teacher training. Along the path of her yoga journey, Cathy hopes to share the peace, the calm, and many other truly wonderful benefits of yoga through her classes and in life.
Mari Jo Sellers
Mari Jo has been practicing yoga at Inner Dance Yoga Center since 2005 and currently teaches the prenatal yoga class on Wednesday nights.
With a type A personality, Mari Jo believes her discovery of yoga led her down a path of self discovery, healthy living and balance she might not otherwise have chosen, a path that allowed her to achieve a natural pregnancy and delivery of her son, Micah, in 2010 after a long infertility struggle.
Through sharing the practice of yoga, Mari Jo hopes to give other women the opportunity to discover themselves in new ways, to identify their strengths, and find balance in all things, throughout their pregnancy and into motherhood.
Mari Jo lives in Kettering with her husband Jeff and their two-year old son Micah. She loves baking, running, reading, discovering new recipes, making pretty things and a great beach vacation. A Stay-at-home mom, Mari Jo operates her own marketing consulting business by day and teaches yoga by night.
Shari Bowman, RYT
Shari Bowman is a Registered Yoga Instructor, teaching in the Dayton area for over 8 years. Shari has studied extensively with John Friend, and Sianna Sherman, studying both Asana and Yoga Therapeutics. Most recently Shari attended a workshop with Judith Lassiter that focused on the Anatomy and Kinesiology of Yoga postures. Shari has also studied with many well known teachers, including: Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, Doug Swenson, and Cindi Lee from Om Yoga Studio. She is the only certified Yoga for Golfers instructor in Ohio.
Shari brings an athletic spin to her Yoga practice, incorporating core and strength training into a heart inspiring class. Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa and Ashtanga blend together seamlessly as the class unfolds. Each class is designed to challenge the body, open the heart, and inspire evolution.
I began practicing yoga in 2003 after a recommendation by a chiropractor. After almost nine years of practicing I am still learning and enjoy sharing the knowledge I have gained from many wonderful teachers, peers and students. In 2011 I completed my 200 RYT certification. I am passionate about living a healthy, happy life full of meaning and growth and surrounding myself and those around me with an abundance of love and hope. The peaceful energy and physical challenge yoga brings into my life on and off the mat is rewarding and insightful. I am excited to continue my journey and feel blessed to have such amazing teachers, peers and students to learn and grow with each day.
Crystal Myers, E-RYT
Crystal has been teaching yoga for 12 years in the Dayton area and has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2003. She began her career in fitness as an ACE certified group exercise instructor in 1992 but found her true passion when she began teaching yoga. Crystal has instructed a variety of specialized classes through the years, including Preschool Yoga, Kids Yoga, Flowing Yoga, Beginning Yoga and Partner Yoga and currently teaches at Sinclair Community College. Besides Yoga, she also teaches Pilates and is certified Silver Sneakers MSROM (Muscle Strength and Range of Motion) and Silver Sneakers Yogastretch instructor at the Kleptz Y. She also hosts workshops and retreats on Yoga and the Chakras and offers private instruction in Yoga and Pilates. Crystal feels that the self-healing powers of yoga has made her healthier, happier person and believes that yoga can do that for anyone. She has studied with Erich Schiffmann, Lilias Folan, and David Swenson and is currently continuing her yoga studies by working toward a 500 hour certification at Shanti Yoga School.