Thanks for stopping by! 😊
As a writer, yoga teacher, and entrepreneur, I am on a mission to spread joy and self-love to as many people as possible.
As a social media manager, marketing specialist, and photographer, I am also on a mission to support authentic companies and people I believe in, representing a wide network of interconnected clients, friends, and family.
We are all in this life together. Everything (and everyone) is connected.
Creative, enthusiastic, and a wearer of many hats, I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a degree in Women's, Gender + Sexuality Studies and a concentration in Narrative, Culture + Representation.
Passionate about creative writing and photography, I also graduated with minors in English and Studio Art.
A lover of literature, social studies, and peaceful activism, I use my teaching to influence subtle societal change—to share self-care practices that foster a deep sense of well-being and confidence in my students.
A former first chair percussionist, pianist and head drummer, I also place great importance on tempo, rhythm, and drive.
I dedicate hours to crafting specific playlists that shape the power, energy, and emotion of yoga and fitness classes.
I enjoy rhythmic vinyasa flows, cycling cadence drills, and moving to the beat of my own drum. (😜)
Side Note: (To pronounce my notoriously mispronounced last name, imagine an "off" in the middle. Schäffter. 😜)
I was initially drawn to teaching yoga and meditation after studying mindfulness and the work of Thich Nhat Hanh in an academic course called Holistic Theories of Social Transformation: Engaged Buddhism + Spiritual Activism.
I fell in love with putting thoughts and ideas into action and practice.
I graduated from the Yoga on High Teacher Training and Ayurveda Institute in 2015, earning my 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance.
In all classes, I attempt to meet you where you are and have fun.
my aim is to inSPIRE relaxation techniques and mental training skills that INSTILL resiliency, peace, ease, BALANCE, and ever-increasing strength.
One to enjoy the present moment, I hope to make each class a positive community experience, providing an atmosphere of support, non-judgement, and acceptance of yourself and others.