Kindred Spirits + Wellness is pleased to offer a variety of yoga and wellness options for all ages and activity levels. Our goal is to work in service of our community by supporting the connection between mindful breath and meaningful movement. We are also delighted to provide a space for like minded practitoners of various modalities to care for their clients. In addition to our daily yoga schedule, we are pleased to offer private and small group instruction. We can accommodate a one-time class for beginners or those curious about yoga to groups who are ready to commit to a regular weekly session.
Michelle "Shelley" Lorenze
Michelle Lorenze is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 and ERYT-200 certified teacher from Morgantown, WV. She recently completed her RYT 500 certification from the Himalayan Institute. She teaches Vinyasa style yoga. Michelle’s classes are open to any level of experience. She creates a welcoming and loving environment in all of her classes. She loves to watch new students evolve and grow in their practice. She loves spending time with her husband, four daughters, , dogs and cats. In her spare time she loves researching her family tree, gardening and has recently taken up golf.
Sarah has been a student of yoga since 2013 and a teacher since 2019. She is a YogaFit student teacher, working towards her 200 hour YA certification. She lives with her husband, two dogs, cat and assorted other critters. Her goal as an instructor is to give students the tools they need to be able to make the choices in their practice and off the mat that serve the body and the mind. Her goal as a friend and community member is to build up and support others by bringing the mental and physical benefits to the community.
Donnie is a nine year veteran of the United States Army and WV Army National Guard. He found his Love for yoga at the Veterans Readjustment Center after his counselor suggested it to help with his anxiety and PTSD. It wasn’t long before he felt the healing benefits. He started teaching August 2019 and completed RYT 200 training. His passion is to teach Yoga’s healing power to other veteran’s. When he isn’t on his mat he enjoys riding his Harley, camping, hiking and anything in nature.
Jessie Walker earned her 200 RYT certification in July 2018. Since then, she has earned her 300 RYT. Jessie enjoys exploring traditional and modern forms of yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and power yoga. In addition to teaching yoga, Jessie also teaches Insanity,
a high intensity workout program. As a WVU student, Jessie plans to pursue a career in healthcare. If she’s not studying or practicing yoga, you’ll find Jessie with her family and friends, her three dogs, or watching Grey’s Anatomy. As a yoga teacher, Jessie’s
goal is to share her love of yoga and its healing qualities, both physical and mental, with as many people as she can.
Audrey Lutz has been practicing yoga for over 6 years and earned her level one training from YOGAFIT in 2015. She completed her RYT-200 training through the University of Wellness in the spring of 2020. Audrey started her yoga-teaching journey in 2015 providing classes to Veterans enrolled at the VA medical center. Her goal is to bring awareness to others of how our stress response can be calmed by connection of movement and our breath to achieve a sense of peace in the body and mind. She is passionate about healing and self-care and maintains a heavy focus on the importance of self-compassion and finding joy and purpose in life. She believes life is all about balance and finding ways to release negative energy in your body with movement. In addition to serving as a yoga teacher: she is a mother to 2 boys, wife to a loving & supportive husband and is a clinical therapist.
Erika Diehl - RYT-200 Moonbow Yoga, 2021. Erika aims to share knowledge and personal experience as she continues in her own practice. Through her years of exploration, yoga has offered relief from chronic pain, a greater sense of ease in her body and a safe place to return to within. She hopes to provide compassion and encouragement to her students. It is important to her that yoga be accessible to all who are interested.
Jessica became obsessed with yoga while attending Prenatal yoga classes over six years ago. This obsession led to me deciding to enroll in a yoga teacher training program and the rest as they say is history. She is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour RYT and has been teaching now for more than 3 years. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her family. She loves that yoga meets each person exactly where they are, in that moment. Join her on the mat and explore what Yoga means to you, together.
Kasey Eaton is a certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. She began her yoga journey in 2016. She started out practicing yoga for the physical aspects, but her interest quickly grew. She wanted to know more about the mental aspects and background of yoga. She completed her 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Aura Wellness Center in April 2018. She is passionate about the lifechanging benefits of yoga both physical and mental. Yoga lights her up and fills her heart.. She loves to share this with her students.
Emily is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 and 2020 graduate of Moonbow Yoga Teacher Training in Morgantown, WV. She teaches Vinyasa flow classes for all levels of experience and creates classes that are playful and enlightening. She explores the self-healing practice of yoga and a universal connection with the Earth and all living beings. A West Virginia native, she enjoys trail running, camping, quilting, and currently resides in Morgantown with her husband, Josh and rescue pup, Charlie.
Emily discovered yoga over a decade ago as a way to balance in her career as a Registered Nurse. Currently, she works as a trauma nurse in a busy ER; yoga as been an essential tool for cultivating harmony in her work and personal life. Emily’s goal is to inspire others by sharing the gift of yoga and creating change in the world, one down-dog at a time.
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