About Us (You!)
You matter, are valued and yes, there is a place where you get individualized attention as a natural occurrence. Please feel free to stop by any time, come early to a class for extra Zen time, and/or stay late for help or advice. Open Studio time is a unique offering exclusive to Ozark Mountain Yoga as a time for your to work on your own practice at your pace with a senior teacher, practice meditation in a quiet place or sip a latte from Mama Jean's while reading something from our lending library! This is your studio and your time! So, come and go as you would like during and discover a new yoga studio model that encourages you to explore your yoga on every level!
Your yoga, your practice.
"I went to Mama Jeans to shop and as I was leaving I saw your sign on the front window of Dynamic Earth, so I re-parked. I was walking up to the front of the building, saw your chalkboard sign and followed the directions. I know this was divine guidance, as the Studio was open due to just finishing a teacher training intro and Bill was still there. The minute I walked into the studio, Bill greeted me and it felt like home and peace. We moved here 3 yrs ago and I have been to numerous studios around the city and had never felt this feeling before. Bill was so welcoming and calming and serene. He listened to my story about my past yoga practice, goals and health issues. He showed caring and encouragement to help me get back to where I was in my yoga practice 7 yrs ago, and to continue my goals toward teacher training. He gave me information and education on workshops coming up that will help me. I look forward to, and am excited to re-enter my yoga practice here in your studio; which from a one time visit, instilled a safe, caring, loving and giddy feeling in me. Thank you," ~ Lenisa K. Schneider, LMT, CMCP
Bill Lynch, MEd, ERYT500, C-IAYT
Bill's intuitive, heart-centered style of teaching focuses on the present moment, breathing techniques, physical postures and movement that promote an invigorating and meditative Yoga practice. His background includes studying traditional Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Tantra and Yoga Therapy. He began Ozark Mountain Yoga in 2006 as a way to take yoga outdoors with retreats in the National Forests of the Ozark's and events including the annual Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival. Bill has been developing educational programs for over 20 years, has trained with master teacher's in several branches of Yoga and is Director of Education at OMY. He is a teacher with a positive outlook on life, believing yoga tears down negativity and elevates our consciousness to reveal our true nature of peace and compassion.
After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Health Science major, I began working as an Exercise Physiologist at St. John Health Club in Tulsa. I then changed careers and moved to Florida, and while there was introduced to yoga for the first time. I continued practicing yoga, but didn't become a serious student until 2010. Not only did it address my physical needs, but provided a certain peace within that helped guide me to live each moment with mindfulness and purpose. Yoga lit the fire of inspiration that propelled me toward finding my true authentic self, and I want to help others to do the same.
Cindi Aurentz, MSN, RN, RYT
Cindi is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Cox College in Springfield, Missouri, teacher and a lover of Yoga. She has trained through YogaFit & YogaNurse, and is currently working toward her RYT200 at Ozark Mountain Yoga. As a nurse who knows the benefits of yoga for EVERY body, Cindi's passion is a safe, positive practice suitable for anyone. Join Cindi for flow sequences that nurture the mind, body, and spirit and support you in your journey to becoming the best version of YOU!
Marisa Frazier, CEP, CPT
I value the amazing benefits of mind and body wellness. Since I began placing my health first, both my outlook on life and my overall capabilities have continued to improve. I am able to do more than I ever thought possible, and I love every minute of it. I am just plain happy, and it is a result of finally making my health a priority. I desire to inspire– to lead others to discover the best version of themselves, one class at a time.
I’ve been doing Yoga for years and love how strong and amazing I feel after consistently practicing. I can look back on my progress and see how far I came in different poses. I had already begun teaching yoga to the kids I work with and saw a huge difference in their behaviors and how they viewed themselves (I work at an Emergency Placement Shelter for kids who have been through trauma due to abuse/neglect). Seeing how much they loved it really inspired me to become a yoga teacher! It is truly a focus on inner worth and self-acceptance. We live in an age where bodies are criticized and photo shopped. I refuse to look at my body in any way but positive. If I can spread this message of love and value, then I consider my life well lived.
Jayme Sweere, MBA, ERYT500
A 500hr yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute (HI), Jayme was in residence at HI for three years where she was a part of the founding team of YogaInternational.com, eCourse production, and retreat center development. The education and experience of being immersed in a living tradition, grounded in modern science with practical application for daily life guides the mission of her social entrepreneur endeavors and her teaching. See more about her hopes and projects at JaymeSweere.com.
Nicole Roten, LMT, RYT
Nicole is a Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Reiki Teacher coming to us from Pontiac, Michigan. "I have always known that I am here to help people heal. I feel this is my life purpose and what gets me up and out of bed every day! It is so fulfilling to know I can help people heal, de-stress, relax, recharge, rejuvenate and get ready to face the world again. My goal is to continue to help others while continuing to learn and add new tools to my healing tool box."
are a great way to start Yoga!
All of our teachers provide personalized private lessons for you, a couple of friends or even a group at Ozark Mountain Yoga studio and would happily discuss how you can begin. Contact anyone at the studio to get started or pick a day on the calendar below and book an open appointment time that works for you.
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FOR A LIMITED TIME
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Yoga Bolsters and Cork Blocks
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