OUR TEAM

GET TO KNOW THE YOGA LOFT'S TEACHERS

"There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people. " Lailah Gifty Akita

Our team of amazing teachers have a minimum of 200 hours of training before teaching to our community. 

Donna Mahoney - Owner

We all turn to yoga for various reasons, mind, or body to start and then find it’s a combination of both that holds us here. My yoga journey was the same. I started practicing over 15 years ago because the physical benefits. Then a few years later life happened and I found myself guardian to my own mom while juggling being a mom, a wife and career. I came to cherish that hour for myself, especially Savasana! This 60 minutes would often bring me the clarity, energy and the balance I needed. My approach and hope is for each yogi to leave feeling that same balance. I’m thrilled to be a part of your practice and your personal journey!

RYT 200, Mindfulness Certification, Reiki Healing

Amanda McAllister

Namaste to all of you!  I am Amanda McAllister and my passion for yoga began in 2004 when I took my first class. I have practiced many forms of yoga throughout my yoga journey including Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and even Aerial yoga! All forms of yoga are unique and have been beneficial to my mind and body. One of the reasons I love yoga so much is I am constantly learning new things about myself and others.  As a second grade teacher and mom, I find that yoga keeps me grounded in my everyday life. I enjoy sharing yoga with others, especially with my students in my classroom and often think of yoga as my hobby!  Due to my love of yoga, I decided to take the plunge and become a certified yoga instructor in 2015 to deepen my own yoga practice and have the ability to share yoga with others. Obtaining my CYT 200 hour certification with Empower Yoga in Appleton was an amazing experience. Since then, I have been teaching Power Vinyasa, gentle, slow flow and kids’ yoga classes.  Join me for a class that will challenge your mind, body and spirit. My intention when I teach is to lead you through a thought provoking practice that will give you tools that you can take off your mat to guide your everyday life. I'm excited to share my love of yoga with you!

Amy Zellner

My journey with yoga began in my undergraduate years as a fellow student and friend wanted someone to practice with before becoming a yoga teacher. Group sports and working out had never been my thing, but I felt better exercising and this one-on-one environment was rewarding and safe. I found yoga to be intuitive, practical, and low-impact, with minimal equipment required. I started to practice at home and with friends using copies of Iyengar’s Light on Yoga for guidance, each picking out poses and trying to flow in and out of them. I began to see improvements in range of motion, awareness: both spatial and mental, strength, mood, confidence and self-control. While I was initially apprehensive about going to a class with my limited experience, I did start attending studios a few years after that. I liked that although yoga is done in a group, the focus is on the individual. Letting guided yoga practice be a space that I set aside for my own personal growth during a period of drastic changes, with the assistance of a beautiful and vibrant yoga community; I was able to find the calm amidst the storm. For me yoga by nature has an essence of self-improvement and brings a lightness of being. Looking forward to being someone who helps you lift yourself up!

RYT 200

Annie Beauchaine

Hello, I'm Annie! I have been practicing yoga for about six years and I am so honored that we can connect on both of our yoga journeys. I am a firm believer in yoga being for everybody and every body. The empowering benefits of yoga are available to everyone, regardless of weight, age, gender, or physical ability, and I like to bring that love, awareness, and acceptance to all my classes. Your yoga practice is uniquely your own, and I am so excited to be able to help guide you in creating and exploring your own unique yoga practice for your unique body and your unique mind. Namasté!

RYT 200

Chrystal Zank

Chrystal has always been an athlete growing up and through high school but didn't really turn to fitness until her 30's. Once she did she was all in!

She became a certified personal trainer in 2009 and has since become a certified instructor of Insanity, PIYO, Spin, Zumba, Strong by Zumba, TRX and kickboxing along with a long list of other certifications. Chrystal completed her 200 hour yoga teaching training is is registered with Yoga Alliance.

 

You may recognize her from many classes she teaches around the area at the YMCA, Profitness, Titletown District, the DePere and Oconto Falls school districts.

People taking her classes always seem to recognize the high energy and commitment to making sure all fitness levels get an intense and fun filled workout.

RYT 200

Crystal Thiem

Crystal has been drawn to movement her whole life. She started as a gymnast at a very young age and made the transition into other independent outdoor sports such as; snowboarding, mountain biking and whitewater kayaking. Her mother first introduced her to yoga via a gorgeous video by Ali MacGraw and Erich Schiffmann, called Yoga Mind & Body. It’s visually and aurally stunning with clean white sand and a cool predawn sky, with a soundtrack including Dead Can Dance.  This early exposure had her hooked. She continued yoga during her early college years at the University of Montana as a fun way to sweat and relieve stress. Her casual hobby blossomed into a way of life after becoming a busy mom and needing that time for self-care and a stress-relieving outlet.

 

Crystal is a Registered Nurse and is passionate about helping people learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. She draws on her nursing knowledge of the body to assist students in correct alignment during postures.  Her passion lies in teaching others how to achieve vibrant mind and body health through meditation and yoga.

 

Crystal received her 200-hour yoga teacher training through the School of Yoga Institute at a remote off grid jungle location in Punta Mona, Costa Rica.  She is thrilled to be able to share her passion with you! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.

CYT 200

Emmie Dessart

I have always been an individual who loved to try new experiences, highly motivated, driven by attaining a goal and eager to stay fit. After years of, for lack of a better term, beating on my body with weight training, running, etc I decided I was going to take up yoga. On that day, my life changed! Who knew mindfully breathing and moving could be so rewarding. I still remember the feeling I had after leaving my first class: pure bliss, nothing but a smile. From that day on I knew I wanted to spread the joy of yoga! It’s not always sunshine and rainbows, it’s hard work, but that is just another reason to love it. Flexible? You don’t need to be flexible, I’m not! But yoga has increased my flexibility day by day and provided the workout I always strive for.   

Wanting more, I decided to pursue my RYT 200 Yoga Alliance teacher training. This course changed my life for the better. It reminds me that it is okay to slow down, take time for myself, and if you fell off the wagon for a day get back on, tomorrow is a new beginning!

Jenn Endries

I live in pursuit of the perpetual challenge and I capitalize on the gifts with which I have been blessed. I have been blessed to be a good teacher, communicator, leader, mentor and friend.  I live in a constant state of energy and have been classified as the “energizer bunny” as I keep going and going.  My classes are filled with energy and positivity.

I want people to focus on what they like about themselves.  If you focus on the attributes that you like about yourself, you will focus on your energy to create more appreciation for yourself and others.  I started doing yoga for just that reason, I wanted to like myself physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have always struggled with self-image and confidence internally.  Yoga has helped me to accept, live and breathe, embracing ALL OF ME!

I will always be generous with praise and quick to smile when you come to class.  I can lighten your spirit and celebrate every achievement with you and I will bring out the positivity in all situations. 

It is good to be alive, life is fun, and no matter what the setbacks, we must never lose our sense of gratitude.  I am thankful for yoga in my life and I hope to share my teaching gift with each class. 

RYT 200

Krissy Zegers

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 15 years.  I also owned a yoga studio for a number of years, however due to my two very energetic kids, I stepped back from that and discovered new ways to bring yoga to people.  I like to approach yoga and its teaching in looking for balance and finding ways in incorporate yoga in life that are real, sustainable and fit into one's day.    

 

I am in instigator in the best possible way.  I enjoy using conversation, movement and energy to empower and encourage people to discover something deeper within themselves.  I teach yoga, personal empowerment, intuitive energy and workshops on pretty much everything and spend a lot of time working with people one-on-one.  

 

I have trained in many aspects of yoga, reiki, crystal healing, essential oils and so much more, yet it is the wisdom from my heart that bring authenticity to my practice and my teaching.  

ERYT200, CYT, TAP, CFF, Bars Practitioner, Reiki Master

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FINDING BALANCE

We believe in connecting the mind, body and soul together. If we do not have a sound mind, strong body and happy soul, we cannot find the balance we are seeking. Anyone can go to a gym and hop on a treadmill but dedicating time to yourself, feeling movement in your body, connecting with not only your breath but yourself, mentally and physically,  as well can be more challenging than you would think! Invest in yourself today.

ABOUT US

"Yoga has been a part of my life for over 15 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, find a space where I could focus on me and build confidence, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live more mindfully and to be present in each moment."

~ Donna

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721 Cardinal Lane Ste 203

Green Bay, Wisconsin

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