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OUR TEACHERS



MARIE

Marie is a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 hour with the Yoga Alliance. She completed her yoga teacher training at YogAsylum (now Everyday Bliss).  Marie is married and has two cats.  When not practicing yoga, she enjoys quilting, gardening, and baking goodies.  She looks forward to sharing her passion for yoga with you!

MELISSA

Melissa sought out yoga after college as a way to find balance from the stress and sedentary lifestyle that seemed to come with the corporate world. Melissa has been practicing yoga regularly for over 10 years and completed 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018 at Healium Hot Yoga. Melissa’s mission is to create inclusive and empowering yoga classes that allow you to let go
and journey inward. Her classes are typically flow-based, matching breath and movement in creative and playful sequences. Her intent is that you will leave her classes feeling balanced, grounded and inspired to tackle what lies ahead. She believes yoga is for everyone and looks
forward to helping you on your yoga journey!


MISSY 
Missy has more than five years of experience as a cardiac nurse. She rediscovered yoga after starting her nursing career as a way to recharge in a profession that can be physically, mentally and emotionally taxing. Yoga helped Missy find balance --mind, body and spirit-- in order to best serve her patients and family. Realizing the benefits of yoga, and wanting to help others find the balance she had found through yoga, Missy completed 200 hour teacher training at Kanyakumari Ayruveda and Yoga Wellness Center. Her experience in the training only enhanced her desire to share yoga with others. Missy's compassionate, patient and encouraging nature as a nurse transfers into her teaching style. She believes yoga is an individual path of growth and she is passionate about helping others on their personal path. Missy currently subs classes at Udana.

MOLLY

Molly Sommerhalder is a Certified Wellness Coach (IAWP), Certified Yoga Teacher, Senior/Chair Yoga, Aerial Yoga Level 1 and Pregnancy and Birth Yoga, Founder/Creator of Swan in the Lotus Yoga and Wellness and Creator of Yoga for Women’s Health and Get Your Bhakti On. Molly uses her experience as a busy professional to help men and women who have stress and anxiety find relief to live a life of balance, courage and guide from a sacred space. Her signature program, through one-on-one wellness coaching and workshops, focuses on empowering people to heal themselves and includes stress/anxiety tools for men and women. She has traveled around the country to learn Bhakti (Devotion) Yoga + Mantra with key teachers including Girish, Brenda McMorrow, Krishna Das, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band and offers lessons in mantra and yoga for healing, transformation and peace. Having overcome a pelvic floor condition, Molly also supports women of all ages to understand their pelvic floor conditions, hormonal imbalances and learn to find solutions for a healthy life through yoga. She also has experience in helping women  with pre-and post-natal fertility and recovery along with menopausal issues and hormonal imbalances. 

NATASCHA
Natascha is the Founder of Udana Yoga and Wellness, and has been teaching yoga since 2009. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training program at  Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center in 2012. Natascha is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge in order to better serve her students. She is a Relax and Renew® Trainer, Yoga4Cancer (y4c) instructor, and has studied yoga for breast cancer recovery, yoga for heart disease and cardiac rehabilitation, prenatal and postpartum yoga and ayurveda, yoga for anxiety and depression, women's health, and more. Natascha is currently an E-RYT® at the 200 hour level, and a continuing education provider through Yoga Alliance (YACEP®). Her teaching is influenced by Classical Hatha, Restorative, Iyengar and Vinyasa styles, as well as yoga's sister science of Ayurveda. She is drawn to the transformative power of yoga and the constant growth one finds in the practice, on all levels --mind, body and spirit. Her personal mission is to help others improve their overall well-being, finding balance and creating space for Self Care. She believes in making yoga accessible through a welcoming, non-intimidating atmosphere. Yoga is for every body and Natascha has a passion for sharing this philosophy. In addition to her yoga experience, Natascha is a Third Degree Reiki Master Practitioner through the Usui System of Natural Healing and a Thai Bodywork practitioner. She is currently in clinical supervision completing 300 hour certification in Sattva Vinyasa and 830 hour certification in Yoga Therapy through Dani McGuire and Pranayoga School of Yoga and Holistic Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a school accredited through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is also a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and studying with the Sevanti Institute to become a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Learn more about Natascha's background and service offerings at www.nataschabohmann.com.


​​​TINA

​Tina is a 200 hour RYT through Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center, having completed her training in 2012. Yoga has been a life-changing tool for her as she overcame breast cancer and knee surgeries. She finds yoga to be a holistic, all-encompassing approach to well-being. Tina regularly teaches classes geared toward the 50+ population. She enjoys sharing a gentle practice appropriate for all levels and forms a special bond with her students through her compassionate, fun approach. 





About Udana Yoga & Wellness 

Udana Yoga and Wellness was founded in 2012 with a vision of sharing yoga and wellness services while helping others cultivate balance --mind, body and spirit. We are here to help you focus on your health and wellness journey. Udana strives to radiate a sense of welcome and attentiveness to clients, encouraging self-care and overall balance. We wholeheartedly believe that yoga is a practice for EVERY BODY. We look forward to welcoming you to the Udana community, and helping you Grow Your Greatness.

For more information about our offerings, visit the
Classes & Services page.

Testimonials


"We absolutely love our experience at Udana. Thanks!"

-JW




"I want to tell you how grateful i am that you opened udana studio. with other yoga classes that i have taken in the past, i have not experienced such beneficial changes in my body and mind. i believe that the quality of the yoga instructor is a huge part of achieving positive results from the class...thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift of udana."

-JB




"Love that you offer different modifications for variation  in poses. Love that you provide feedback and assist when you see we can improve form in our poses."

-SK