THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PURPOSE
Meet The Team
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.
RYT 200 Hour Yoga Certified since 2019 and have been teaching in studios and gyms. I have been practicing yoga since 2010. Skye teaches Happy Baby Yoga and Prenatal classes.
David Ervin is a veteran, writer, and editor with a love of history and nature. He took his RYT-200 training through Moonbow Wellness and Yoga in 2022 with the initial goal of deepening his own knowledge and practice of Yoga. He’s found Yoga to be a source of strength, clarity, and peace. His classes challenge students to find stillness amidst effort as they explore the practice and its philosophical underpinnings.
Cassidy Wetz has 500 hours of training, and is a certified personal trainer. She began teaching yoga in 2020. “As a yoga teacher I feel it is my responsibility to remain humble and always be a student first, even when there is not an apparent teacher; To learn from and have gratitude for every situation. I strive to know the part of my self that already is everything I could ever seek to become, and to help others find that within themselves as well. All the while making yoga safe and accessible for anyone and everyone! “
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.
Deborah has been a student of yoga since 1995 and a teacher since 2004. She finds yoga to be a beneficial constant companion through all of life’s twists and turns. Her study has been in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, who was the teacher of BKS Iyengar and Patabhi Jois, founders of Iyengar and Ashtanga (or Power) yoga styles. She has completed 500-hour teacher training and 1000-hour yoga therapy training in this tradition (known as viniyoga) and teaches not only the asanas (postures) but also breathing, sound, and other meditative techniques from this tradition for a blend of stretching and invigorating flow along with the focus that makes yoga different from gymnastics, dance and other forms of movement.
Jessica became obsessed with yoga while attending Prenatal Yoga classes over six years ago. This obsession led to her deciding to enroll in a yoga teacher training program and the rest as they say is history. She is a Yoga Alliance certified 200hr RYT and has been teaching now for more that 3 years. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her family. She loves that yoga meet each person exactly where they are, in that moment. Join her on the mat and explore what Yoga means to you, together.