1265 N. Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45432 | 937.306.8235

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Owner and Director of Innerlight Yoga & Wellness and Project Innerlight Foundation.
 
A certified yoga teacher for 12 years, Jen is an E-RYT500, experienced Registered Yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance, as well as a Health & Wellness Advocate, Consultant, Coach, Researcher, and Educator.
 
In addition to her journey as a mother, artist, healer, and visionary, she has been studying Holistic Health and Yoga for 16 years. Jen recently completed a Master of Arts degree in Yoga Studies, focusing on the therapeutic benefits of yoga and service through Antioch University and her yoga journey has taken her through an exploration of many styles including Interdisciplinary Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hot-Vinyasa, Anusara, and ParaYoga.

Most recently, Jen has been trained in irest, or Integrative Restoration, a systematic relaxation technique and a version of Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep, developed by Richard Miller PhD. She was also recently inspired by her graduate work with and mentored by Karina Mirsky M.A. and E-RYT 500, a certified ParaYoga teacher, trained by Rod Stryker. During her graduate studies, Jen was called to work with Sacred Activism through leadership trainings with Seane Corn’s Off the Mat, Into the World organization called Yoga, Purpose and Action and she co-developed and co-directed the YS Youth Yoga project (an 18 month free Yoga immersion for the Yellow Springs Schools), as well as volunteered with local at-risk and incarcerated youth.

Jen has been fortunate to study with the following internationally recognized teachers: Don & Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and authors of Self-Awakening Yoga, Angela Farmer & Victor Van Kooten, Seane Corn, Nikki Myers of Yoga & 12 Step Recovery, Sianna Sherman, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffman of Freedom Style Yoga and author of Moving into Stillness, Richard Miller of irest Yoga Nidra, and MC Yogi.
Jen also recently completed her 500 hr. Yoga Certification with Becky Morrissey, E-RYT 500 and Mental Health Counselor of Sangha Yoga in Loveland, Ohio. In addition to varied and extensive studies in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga she has studied the following fields:

Thai-Yoga Massage, including 7 weeks of study in Thailand in 2009
Reiki
Energy Healing
Traditional Chinese Energy Theory & Bodywork
Holistic Nutrition
Reflexology
Polarity Bodywork
Craniosacral Bodywork

She has the following degrees and certifications:

B.A. Studio Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH - 8/1999
Reiki Master Level 3 - 7/2003
Natural Therapeutic Specialist & Certified Massage Therapist, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 4/2004
Certified Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher,Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara, Costa Rica - 2/2005
Craniosacral Level 1, Upledger Institute - 2006
Various Thai Yoga Massage Certifications - 2005 - 2009
M.A. in Yoga Studies, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH - 8/2013
irest Yoga Nidra level 1 - 8/2014
Ascension Aerial Yoga - 5/2014

 
Mary Gorniak is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200 hrs) working toward her 300 hrs so she can continue to enhance each practice. She started practicing yoga about 6 years ago. Yoga was something she wanted to do for a long time. As a health care provider (Nurse Midwife & Family Nurse Practitioner) for many years and Retired Air Force Officer in the Nurse Corps, she strongly believes in preventative/self care. Yoga is something we all can do to help heal ourselves mentally, physically & spiritually throughout our lives. She currently teaches Warm Slow Flow Yoga on Sundays. She would encourage all to try different styles of yoga with different teachers. You are the teachers, she is your guide.
Megan received her 200 RYT from Red Lotus Apsara in November 2013. Yoga has been transformative for her since she took her first class in 2006. She has a passion for teaching and practicing, and gratitude for the benefits of the practice. She also enjoys other meditative aspects of sailing, hiking and biking. She's grateful to her teachers, family and friends for their love and support. She looks forward to practicing with you.
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