Our Teachers

Each Yoga Sol instructor brings her or his unique experience and perspective to class. We invite you to take a few classes and find the teachers that speak to you. We encourage students to explore our community and discover how yoga can provide different tools to help with life’s challenges. We’ve experienced yoga as a system that can support us in having a more balanced life and a more healthy body and mind. We are here to support you on your journey in health and happiness.

Liz Klug

Yoga provides the tools for a path of personal inquiry and empowerment, as well as interpersonal harmony and healing. Liz has experienced deep growth, healing, and joy through her practices of posture, breath, and mantra. She welcomes students of all levels and interest to join her in the cultivation of balance, personal responsibility, and presence.

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Leslie Kersha

Leslie believes whole-heartedly in the life changing power of yoga for all people and builds her classes with a blissful fusion of passion, education, psychology, and radical self-care. Ultimately her intention is for students to leave class feeling lighter, more spacious, present, and committed to living an authentically inspired life. Leslie’s discovery of yoga 15 years ago has helped her personally slow down, create balance, breathe deeper, gain strength and flexibility on and off the mat.

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Laurel Goodman

Laurel found her way into yoga and movement during high school in Boulder, Colorado. Her interest in breakdancing morphed into an exploration of Acro, which she has brought to the Columbia community. Laurel is inspired by guiding students to find trust, community, and communication. As a student of movement, Laurel travels to workshops constantly exploring techniques to adapt the practice of yoga to athletic bodies. 

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Megan Hall

My goal as a yoga teacher is to welcome people into a slow and mindful practice; to teach people to meet themselves where they are. My goal as a yoga student is to keep meeting myself where I am; to continue to grow in my knowledge, understanding and practice of yoga. My training includes a very relaxed introduction to yoga 15 years ago with an Ananda teacher, followed several years later by 72 hours of yin yoga teacher training, and finally making myself official in 2014 with a 200 hour yoga teacher training and certification at Yoga Sol. Look for me in yin yoga and foundations yoga classes.

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Lisa Harrison

Lisa turned to yoga for help in managing stress during a particularly challenging time. She was so inspired by the space her practice created in her own life for personal and spiritual transformation, that she earned her RYT 200hr certification in 2014 from 305 Yoga in Miami. Lisa’s goal as a teacher is to help others access the freedom and potential she continues to discover in her own practice. She views each class as an opportunity to hold space for each student and to walk alongside them as they embark on their own journey of observation, connection to self, and acceptance through the integration of breath and movement.

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Jenny Hipscher

Jenny is interested in the ways we respond to the world through our bodies, and how we can heal and transform ourselves and our communities through a more conscious and creative embodiment of our everyday lives. Jenny came to yoga about 10 years ago as a lifelong athlete and dancer, for a practice of self-care and balance, to open and lengthen tight and overused muscles and joints, and to learn to slow down. As a massage therapist with a background in clown and physical theater, her approach to teaching yoga is therapeutic and exploratory. An ecstatic wanderer and nomad from Brooklyn, NY, she is excited to now call Columbia (and Yoga Sol) one of her homes

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Sarah Hoover

Sarah creates an environment in which students learn how to express their highest selves in a passionate, safe and authentic way. Sarah combines meditation, breathing practices and challenging sequences in all styles of classes, from Yin to Vinyasa.

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Chelsea Olson

In her classes, Chelsea helps her students foster a deep sense of self-love so they can be the best versions of themselves in this world. Her classes focus on physical alignments while bringing awareness to the breath in order to build strength, flexibility, and find balance. Chelsea believes that we can practice all lessons of life on and off the mat, and we can begin by healing our bodies. Her classes are a space to flow through a disciplined, yet creative expression of our bodies, minds, and hearts.

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Pam Spencer

Pam is Iyengar certified levels 1 and 2. . Pam is experienced in making adjustments for mature students and in advising students on developing a home practice.

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Sady Strand

As a teacher, Sady’s goal is to cultivate a supportive and nurturing classroom environment where students feel comfortable to practice and explore. As a student, in addition to asana practice, Sady is passionate about yogic wisdom and philosophy, and often finds a way to weave those ideas into classes. She believes they enhance one’s practice by inspiring growth of the physical and spiritual self.

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Anna Wilson

Anna teaches contemplative practices in order to inspire the remembrance of one's elemental, natural wholeness. She uses vital breath work (pranayam), loving kindness (metta), and yoga postures (asana), to fortify inner harmony and balance. You can find her at Sunday evening meditation and subbing classes here at Yoga Sol.

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Mark Wax

Mark is so happy to be teaching yoga in his hometown! For the last 15 years his life has been primarily dedicated to meditative arts and he loves continuing to learn, support community, and share healing space. Along with traditional yoga philosophy, he draws influence from various Taoist practices, Aikido, dance, and Theravada Bhuddism. He has practiced, studied, worked, and lived in community at The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

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Sarah Sandkuhl

Sarah believes that yoga helps us access presence and strength, and in turn, recognize the subtle signals that our bodies and minds send to us, which usually go unheard. Slowing down and reconnecting with our breath is an important tool that allows us to take stock of how we are doing physically, mentally, and spiritually. This helps us to become our best selves, so we can be present in every situation. The process of moving with our breath leads to a calm that we carry off the mat.

Initially trained as a scientist, Sarah spent one year living in Bali and was introduced to the less physical side of yoga. That deeper practice led her to a 200 hr training at Radiantly Alive in Ubud. She brings with her a love Vinyasa and desire to share.

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