Next 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training begins in April of 2022

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

Liz is thrilled to have become the owner and director of Yoga Sol in 2016. The practices of asana, meditation, mantra, and mudra have inspired her ability to hold space for the joys and sorrows of life. Liz welcomes and encourages beginning students through one one classes and public yin yoga. She inspires experienced students to explore the roots of Yoga and keep the practices alive through Yoga Teacher Training, continuing education workshops, mentorship, and intermediate public classes. Ultimately, Liz’s goal is to create space for people to realize their inherent worth and self healing capacity.

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Megan Hall

Megan’s intention as a yoga teacher is to welcome you into a slow and mindful practice and to teach you to meet yourself where you are. Her intention as a yoga student is to continue meeting herself where she is, as she continues growing and refining in knowledge, understanding, and practice of yoga.

Megan began practicing in 2000 with an Ananda Hatha teacher. She began informally teaching that same relaxed style in 2003. Finding that her teaching style and personality were naturally yin in nature, Megan began learning and practicing Yin yoga. Megan has completed 72 hours of Yin yoga teacher training since 2011, and has been bringing Yin yoga to Columbia ever since. In 2014 Megan completed her first 200 hour yoga teacher training with Polly Sweitzer, right here at Yoga Sol. Then in 2017 she completed her second 200 hour teacher training with Liz Klug, also right here at Yoga Sol. In 2018 Megan attained her 200hr ERYT status with yoga alliance.

Join Megan for yin yoga or schedule a private or semiprivate class. Slow down and take time to meet yourSelf at Yoga Sol.

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Leslie Kersha

Leslie has been a yoga educator now for over 21 years and her passion for teaching this healing practice just continues to grow. When teaching, she strives to bridge the gap between the ancient practice of yoga and the realities of living in the modern day world. Leslie’s classes are a fusion of her passion for education, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and wellness. It is of utmost importance to her to create a safe and welcoming environment for ALL. Leslie’s intention is for participants to leave class feeling more spacious, present, embodied, connected, and with a deep understanding of the necessary tools to access peace at any time.

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Pam Spencer

Pam is a dedicated practitioner and teacher with years of experience.  She is Iyengar Certified (Level 1-2) and studies regularly with senior teachers.  Her classes are alignment focused and for the mature students or those healing from injuries.  Her studio classes are  also zoomed and she is available for individual instruction. Pam’s presence is felt through her individualized attention and care, providing the space for students to access their personal peace and health.

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Sady Strand

As a teacher, Sady’s goal is to cultivate a supportive, nurturing, inclusive 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 as well as meditation. She is inspired by nature, poetry, and the creative arts and often finds ways to weave her passions and inspirations into her classes. Above all, Sady believes in stimulating the growth of the physical and spiritual self, and helps foster that growth through asana, breathwork, and meditation—as well as healthy doses of humor and curiosity.

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Nicky Henley

Nicky is a CoMo local who received her YTT in Costa Rica at the Pachamama eco community in 2020. She aims to teach each student to connect their body, mind and spirit during her classes. Cultivating an awareness that can radiate from the practice out into peoples lives off the matt. She has a playful approach teaching yoga incorporating patience, gratitude and compassion for ones body, inspired by both ancient and modern yogic philosophies. Her background is in Hatha, Vinyasa and Acro yoga.

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Jenny Parsons

Jenny arrived at yoga in 2009 as a way of cross-training for dance, and stayed when she was amazed by everything it had to offer. Through the the process of studying to be a yoga teacher, Jenny finds herself constantly astounded and challenged in the ways Yoga enriches the body, mind, and heart, and she is delighted to share this with others.

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Linda Lutz

I began yoga in graduate school when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I was told to reduce stress, change my diet, & exercise. Yoga became an important part of my life; that was in 1982. I began teaching in 1983. I have been teaching ever since.

I started studying the art & science of Iyengar yoga in 1986. I have been dedicated to the tradition since that time. I am able to adapt poses for a variety of physical & emotional situations. One of my gifts is the ability to “see” and adjust imbalances on multiple levels. One of my focal points in teaching with props is the prop is a teacher, not a crutch. The props help teach the final pose which affects all levels of our being. I am blessed to be a teacher at Yoga Sol.

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Adam Roberts

Adam came to yoga through Vipassana meditation and Pilates, both of which he had been practicing regularly before taking his first yoga class in 2008. He received his teaching certification in 2012, and taught in Chicago for five years before moving to Columbia. Through yoga he has found new ways to open up to the present moment, stay in touch with his intuition and creativity (especially in his work as a musician and writer), maintain focus and energy throughout the day, and develop a greater sensitivity to the more subtle workings of the body (leading to greater health in the process). By imparting his knowledge of asana, pranayama, and meditation, Adam hopes to help students attending his classes experience similar benefits in their own lives.

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Rachel English

Rachel English is a Certified Rolfer® and the owner of Form with Flow, a Somatic Integration practice housed at YogaSol. Somatic Integration is an experiential approach to restoring wholeness that uses Rolfing® bodywork and Somatic Experiencing™ body-based trauma therapy to help you move out of pain, trauma, and old patterns and move into better health and well-being. You can move in a healthier, more joyful way! Want to learn more? Book a session? Check out Rachel’s Website
https://www.formwithflow.com

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Diane McGraw

Diane first rolled out her yoga mat in 2015 after a friend invited her to attend a vinyasa-style class at a local studio. Almost immediately, she felt drawn to the purposeful movement, self-discovery, and healing that yoga offers. After cultivating her personal practice for six years, she began her 200-hour teacher training through Yoga Sol in April 2021, which she completed in January 2022. In her classes, Diane strives to combine creative, playful sequencing with deep self-exploration and contemplation. Through the integration of movement, breath, and meditation, she hopes to help students bust through the protective layers of ego to nourish the body, mind, and spirit on and off the mat.

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Mandy Messer

Mandy is a Lake of the Ozarks native, back in Missouri after several years spent exploring. Her curious nature and love of movement led her to yoga in 2012, sparking a lifelong loving studentship of the practice. After nearly a decade of personal practice, she completed her 200 hour YTT here at Yoga Sol.
With a background in vinyasa and hatha styles, Mandy’s classes blend the two together, allowing plenty of time to settle into posture while still linking breath with movement. Her goal as a teacher is to facilitate a space where people feel safe to explore all of the different aspects of their personal experience, and provide support of that exploration through mindful movement, breath and energy work and meditation. Being a human is an ever-changing journey, and Mandy hopes to help people find their own inherent steadiness through yoga.

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