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Jill McLane Baker, E-RYT 200, Certified Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga Instructor— About 10 years ago I was a full-time working mom with a career, husband, three stepdaughters and infant twin boys. As is the case with most new mothers, I was stressed-out and sleep-deprived. My first yoga experience involved a DVD player and a mat in my basement, super early in the morning so I could get it done before the babies woke for the day. That first class brought me an amazing sense of peace and focus and I knew I had found something special.  Now I am a slightly less-stressed-out mother of middle schoolers, and I love to help others find that sense of balance that comes from a consistent yoga practice. I love to find a connection with my students and make yoga accessible and fun for all ages and ability levels. No judgement, no expectations and no competition. Yoga is not a game you have to win. It should feel good, not an added stress or obligation. I want to help you find that sweet spot where yoga is a complement to your already-full life.

I teach classes with movement, breath work, fun flows and poses that encourage us to tap into our inner strength, be more mindful, connect to our bodies and love and care for ourselves, not just physically, but in all aspects of our lives.
A Michigander now living in Portland, OR, I taught Hatha and Vinyasa classes at Flow Yoga in Plainwell, MI, for five years. I also taught SUP yoga on various lakes in the area, and am currently teaching indoor SUP yoga in Portland. I love being outdoors and in addition to yoga, consider hiking, cycling, SUP and kayaking to be forms of moving meditation. I am a registered yoga teacher E-RYT200 with the Yoga Alliance and have my 200hr certification through Yogafit, as well as a Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga Certification. Contact me at (269) 720-2638 or email me at the link below.
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Betsy Vermeulen Young, RYT-500, Certified Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga Instructor — Betsy's yoga journey began in 1999, when she was in desperate need of stress relief from the struggles of being a single working mom with two small kids. After taking classes for several years, Betsy's instructor urged her to attend a Yogafit teacher training. There was no looking back. What began as a way to unwind has become a career.  Betsy has completed her 200-hour teacher training with Yogafit as well as her 500-hour training with Melissa Spamer of Lotus in the Flame.  She splits her time between Baldwin, MI, and Ft. Meyers, FL. Contact Betsy at (269) 370-0234 or email her at the link below.