Founder and Owner of Yoga on Main I am simply here to share my passion for yoga with others. I first stumbled into a power yoga class about 12 years ago as a way to compliment my marathon training and have been hooked ever since. I have fallen in love with the transformative benefits that comes with such a physically demanding practice.
I completed my first power yoga training with Amazing Yoga. I then went on to deepen my own personal practice and enhance my knowledge by completing South Hills Power Yoga Teacher Training. I am a certified Baptiste Power Yoga instructor with several trainings from the Baptiste Institute and am currently working on receiving my 500 RYT certification.
When I’m not on my mat I am a wife and SAHM to my daughters Adalynn and Teagan. I am both humbled and honored to be able to share this beautiful and life changing practice with you.
I achieved my 200hr power yoga flow certification through Salt Power Yoga in 2017 and
LYB Teacher Training for Health Professionals in 2019 to integrate yoga-based tools for traumatic brain injury patients in the healthcare system as well as the studio. Yoga has taught me so many lessons on and off the mat. It has given me a safe haven to just breathe while feeling the support of others. “Yoga is a dance between control and surrender-between pushing and letting go “–Joel Kramer. Off the mat I work full time as a Physical Therapist Assistant at a school with students who have multiple disabilities and visual impairments, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, drinking wine and hanging with my family and 3 crazy fur-babies.
Namaste! My name is Kim. I completed Ashtanga-Vinyasa teacher training in 2015. Shortly after that I received my certification for Rocket yoga in Cincinnati.
I was brought to yoga through my personal practice of mediation and Zen Buddhism and just wanted to learn more about the physical side of something I had read so much about. Also, I was a long distance runner... enough said, right! I needed BALANCE.
I absolutely love teaching yoga and am so glad the universe has lead me down this path.
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a “late in life” yoga fanatic! I stepped onto a yoga mat in 2012 and loved it! I fell, I struggled, I perspired ( a lot!) but I also felt wonderful and knew I wanted to do more. One of my life goals was to become certified to teach yoga before I turned 60. I accomplished that and now want to share my passion for yoga with others.
Practicing yoga helps balance the mind, body and soul. The natural movements encourage the body to strengthen and heal by focusing on the present moment in a judgement free environment. I’m honored to have the chance to share this enlightenment with others.
I completed my first teacher training with Amazing Yoga of Pittsburgh focusing on Power Vinyasa and received my RTY200 through The Yoga Collective.
My mat is my refuge. A place to regain a better perspective. When I’m not focused on my mat I am working full time and enjoy spending time with my husband, 4 grown children and 2 dogs!
I have always been active, but it was not until a few years ago that I discovered power yoga when I took a beginner class at Yoga on Main and have been hooked ever since! Initially, I viewed yoga as a way to maintain and improve my physical health, not realizing the sense of peace and balance it would provide for me as I transitioned from “Soccer Mom” to “Empty Nest”.
I am both humbled and blessed to be joining the amazing staff at Yoga on Main. I completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Alliance Certification with Yoga Flow Pittsburgh. My intention is to inspire my students to breathe in the present moment; to encourage and promote core strength for health and longevity, and to challenge students in a way that promotes self-growth,love, and daily gratitude.
When not on my mat, I am a Reading Specialist at a local elementary school. In my free time, I can be found spending time with family, my husband Greg, my daughters Abby and Kate, and my two Cavachon pups.
It is with gratitude that I accepted a teaching position at the place I have been rolling out my mat for the past three years. I will continue to learn and grow alongside my Yoga on Main community.
Hi! I’m Adrienne and I am so excited to share the practice of yoga with you. I was introduced to yoga by a friend after experiencing extreme muscle tightness from running and I haven’t looked back since! My practice developed little by little over the years, but once I experienced heated vinyasa at Yoga On Main — it exploded from an interest to a PASSION. I realized very quickly that something that started as “just a workout” had become so much more. It has granted me a greater sense of balance in my life and an increased ability to better manage my stress outside of the corners of my mat. The experience has led me to a place where I felt the desire to complete my RYT 200 through My Vinyasa Practice so I may be able to relay the many beauties of this practice to others.
Outside of yoga, I enjoy traveling with my husband, music, hiking, biking, hanging with my two dogs and two cats, cooking, and spending time with family. Welcome and Namaste, Yogis!
My life was permanently changed 12 years ago when I started studying quantum physics, neuroscience, and the origins of life and the universe. I learned to meditate and fell in love with how it transformed me. Eventually this study led me to cultivate a more healthy lifestyle, but I struggled to find the time for both meditation and exercise in my busy life. Running daily was beginning to take a toll on my body, so I started doing hot yoga a couple times a week. I absolutely loved it and quickly found that with enough focus, I could achieve the same meditative benefits on the mat. I wanted to learn all I could about the science of how yoga works so I dove into 200 hour teacher training with Broad Street Yoga in 2021 and found such joy in teaching and connecting with people. I like to ground my classes in truth - planting seeds of the concrete science of how this practice connects our inner mind with our outer physical world.
When I’m not doing yoga, you’ll most likely find me at some kind of sporting event or activity with my 4 busy kids. I love to travel and explore new places with my husband when we can, but my favorite place to be is home.
Introduced to hot power yoga in 2007, I have spent the last 13 years watching my personal practice evolve and deepen as I change and grow. As an instructor, I love guiding students through a class that works for their body on that day. Whether that means encouraging the use of a prop for better alignment or finding a variation to a pose, my hope is to empower every person in the room to find the strongest version of themselves. Completing my initial power yoga teacher certification in 2017 with Amazing Yoga, I went on to finish a 200hr RYT program through One Point One Yoga in August 2020. My classes are usually rooted in a slower flow that focuses on healthy alignment, strength and flexibility so your practice is sustainable over time. You can count on a mindful intention to begin and thoughtful music to keep you engaged as you move. Outside of yoga, I am a full-time mom to two young boys with a third baby arriving in the Spring of 2021. I love indoor cycling, traveling to new places and listening to podcasts when time allows. I look forward to seeing you, holding space for you and learning from you each week.
Hi! My name is Melissa and I am a certified Buti Yoga and 200 RYT. After being diagnosed with a chronic health condition in 2005, I turned to yoga and soon realized its many benefits for both the body and mind. I started practicing traditional Ashtanga and soon found my flow in Vinyasa and Power Yoga. In early 2018 I discovered Buti Yoga and knew right away that I needed to share this incredible practice with the world! Buti is anIndian Marathi word that means “the cure hidden within.” It is well known that our bodies hold stress and trauma deep in our fascia, or connective tissues. This practice comes from the belief that we have the ability, within ourselves, to release this stored trauma. Through primal movement, tribal dance and ancient yoga techniques, Buti Yoga helps you tap into your inner power and confidence and it has changed my life! I certified in Buti this past April, during an amazing three-day weekend. As a busy wife and mom, off my mat I am either spending time with my family, working my day job managing apartments or teaching Kindermusik.
I have been a runner and fitness enthusiast my whole life and was first introduced to power yoga my freshman year of college when a friend invited me to join her. I struggled through the entire class, but loved how I felt mentally and physically for the remainder of my day.
I continued to challenge myself and deepen my practice as a means to workout, relieve stress and improve my mind-body connection. I was certified through Yoga Alliance and Amazing Yoga in 2020 because I am passionate about sharing the benefits of this practice with others. It is the perfect combination of an amazing workout for your body and mind and I can’t wait to flow with you!
Off the mat, I work in Human Resources for BNY Mellon and live in Pittsburgh where you can find me training for marathons, trying new coffee and bagel shops, and spending time with my family and friends! I am grateful and excited to start my teaching career at YOM and getting stronger together!