Ita Reyes -E RYT- Lead Trainer

Ita is a 200 hr Experienced Yoga Instructor through Yoga Alliance. She received her  Yoga Teacher Certification in 2007 from Sun Moon Yoga in Ann Arbor. She has had a personal practice since 1996 and it is because of the changes brought on by her practice that she felt drawn to share it with others. She began her teaching career right after completing her training and has been teaching full time ever since. Through out her career, she has completed many hours of Continued Education with Master teachers such as David Swenson, Tias Little and Mark Stephens. Her understanding of the physical body and movement help her create classes where students of all walks of life can feel comfortable expressing themselves and receiving from their efforts in their practice. Her teaching has taken her through many different settings, including the Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley.  Her passion for teaching and helping others understand the practice will be key in the success of her trainees.

Dr. Zach Simkins - Anatomy

Zachary Simkins received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He also received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in Biomechanics and Kinesiology.  Dr. Zach is the owner of Foundation Chiropractic and is the only Structural Correction chiropractor in the state. As a professional Rugby player of many years, and current U of M Men's Rugby Team Coach, Dr Zach brings extensive knowledge of anatomy and the use of safe movement to prevent injuries and use our bodies to it's fullest potential. Zach finished his playing career on scholarship at Life University where he was fortunate to win back to back Division 1 National championships in 2013-2014. Since moving back from Georgia to be closer to family and start a practice, he has turned his focus to staying injury free on the sidelines as a University of Michigan Men’s Rugby coach. The experience has been hugely rewarding to be able to give back to the game that has shaped him so profoundly and he anticipates fulfilling that role for years to come.

Aubrey Dowdy RYT - Assistant Trainer

Aubrey is a graduate from the Wilmington Yoga Center's Kunga Yoga 200HR Teacher Training in September 2014; under the Kunga Yoga Mentorship of Kristin Cooper, Jamie Annette and Noelle Cavenaugh. "Kunga", a Kinyerwandan word meaning to "serve" or "help". The mission of all Kunga Yoga teachers is to offer the teachings of yoga as a path of service to the planet, its people and all beings. Cheerleading through college at Lindenwood University, Aubrey began using yoga for the physical benefits of strength, flexibility and endurance. Soon, she realized that the enhancement of mindfulness, self-acceptance and compassion turned out to be an even larger benefit. Her practice pulls inspiration from the earth and her athletic background. You will plant your feet onto your mat and grow mind and body in each class. Using the breath, she takes you to your edge and builds a fire inside your heart that resonates into your life off the mat. 

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