Instructors

Avé Veneklasen, Owner

Avé began practicing Yoga in 1997 because of her continuing low back issues. Her mentor teachers have been in the Iyengar method focusing on alignment and use of the props. Avé’s Yoga journey has been filled with discovery and has given her a renewed appreciation for her body, her mind, and the infinite energy of spirit. Beyond the physical benefits of a vibrant body, Yoga has grounded her through some difficult transitions, and opened her heart wider than she ever thought possible. In 2006 she became Yoga certified through the National Exercise Trainers Association. She has completed her YOGAWORKS 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Chicago, IL combining the Iyengar and Ashtanga methods. She continues to study with an Iyengar teacher in Ann Arbor.

Kate Bennett Burns

Kate has been practicing Yoga since 2009. She completed her 500 YTT in 2015 from Hilltop Yoga Studio in Lansing MI. She has trained wth many Yoga teachers including: Doug Swenson, Kino Macgregor and Maty Ezraty. Kate teaches traditional Vinyasa Yoga based on the eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Her Yoga classes combine all 8 limbs, focusing on asana (the physical postures) and pranayama (breath).

“Breath is the king of mind” -BKS IYENGAR