Instructors

Instructors

4437 Old US-23, Brighton, MI 48114 -  (p) 810.225.1288 - (e) leeannyogacenter@gmail.com

Lee Ann Louis-Prescott 

OWNER and FOUNDER  |  Lee Ann’s love for yoga began in college. During her very first session she fell in love with the movement, the breath work and the inner workings of yoga. It is a love that has lasted to this day. Upon college graduation and during her pursuit of a master’s degree, Lee Ann continued her own personal practice of yoga, attending classes and participating in retreats. In the summer of 1978 she earned her yoga teaching certification at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in the Larentian Mountains. Swami Vishnudevananda from India and Swami Brahmananda from England, were her primary teachers. She continued to study under Swami Vishnudevananda for 20 years, receiving her E-RYT 500 from him. Lee Ann has studied with many leading instructors across the country including, Pattabi Jois, David Swenson, Deepak Chopra, Baron Baptiste, Aadhil Palkhivala, Kali Ray, Shiva Rea, Beryl Bender Birch and many others. She is the owner and founder of the Yoga Center for Healthy Living, LLC and leads retreats and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. She directs the RYS 200 & 500 from this studio. She earned her Ph.D. in NATURAL HEALTH; is a Reiki Master, does Reiki training and gives Reiki treatments. She has Ayurvedic certification with the Chopra Center.

SARA ATWELL
Sara earned her RYT-200 at the Yoga Center for Healthy Living and is Pilates Mat I certified. Sara has a passion for health and wellbeing.  She loves to move; dancing and athletics has been a part of her life since a small child.  As a professional nurse for over 30 years she brings her knowledge of physical and nutritional health to the mat.  She believes that the integration of body alignment combined with mental and spiritual awareness and a practice of personal exploration is key to a fulfilling yoga experience.   “Yoga if practiced to its full potential is experienced in every aspect of your life."  Sara enjoys teaching and practicing Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa Yin and Pilates.

LYNN CLUSKEY  
Lynn completed her RYT-200 at the Yoga Center for Healthy Living. She has loved and practiced yoga for many years and is excited to share it with you. She is happily married and enjoys family time with Keenan and her two sons as well as traveling to new places. Join her in class!

LAURA WOODSIDE
Laura has her RYT-200. She was born and raised in Livonia, but was filled with wanderlust, so when I was 19 I moved to Pennsylvania. The next year I moved to California to be with my husband who was in the USMC at the time. Once his time in the military was done we were homesick for family and moved back to Michigan. We now have 2 dogs, Phil & Lil, and a beautiful baby boy, Teddy. I love yoga and teaching it to others, almost as much as I love being a wife and mother.

DIANE STEEH
In 2003, Diane was encouraged by a friend to attend her first yoga class. Thinking she was incapable of mastering many of the asanas, she loved the physical effects of the body and mind and the peaceful feeling upon the completion of the class. Her mantra now is to encourage students, family, and friends to find a form of movement you love and consistently move the body several times a week. Diane feels strongly that all sports and other physical activities can be balanced and enhanced through a consistent yoga practice. She completed her RYT 200 at the Yoga Center in 2007.

 

 

BRIT CONNORS
Brit Connors holds her RYT-200 from Yoga to the People, in New York City, where she trained for years. With a background in movement, acting and poetry, Brit loves to combine the sacred gift of yoga with the poetry of the body, awareness of being and a focus on breath. She is thrilled to share time on the mat with you and to delve deeper into this practice together. 

 


 

LISA WEAVER
Looking for a tool to help manage the stress of parenting a special needs child led Lisa Weaver to a community ed class for “Natural Yoga” in 1996 – and she never looked back. Seeking more than a physical experience, Lisa enjoys the mindfulness and ability to engage in a moving meditation while on her mat.
The desire to share all the benefits that yoga can provide motivated her to complete her RYT-200 training in 2014 at the Yoga Center. Lisa enjoys practicing many styles of yoga and looks forward to sharing this passion with students in various yoga classes, including ashtanga, yin, and vinyasa. In particular, Lisa appreciates the opportunity to connect with new students in workshops and beginning hatha classes – hoping to hook them into this amazing practice! 

DONNA RYAN
Donna completed her RYT-200 Teacher Training at the Yoga Cener in 2014. Along with increasing strength and flexibility, yoga has brought balance into Donna's life. Donna enjoys teaching Vinyasa and looks forward to teaching other styles of yoga classes as well. She is excited to share the benefits of yoga with other students. Donna lives in Ann Arbor and works full-time for DTE Energy. Along with yoga Donna enjoys travel and tennis with her husband Michael, another instructor at the Yoga Center. 

MICHAEL RYAN
Michael completed his RYT-200 certification in 2014. He began his yoga journey as a result of a back injury. His first class at the Yoga Center was  Taking Care of Backs (TCB). While the physical part of the class was wonderful, Michael could see that there was more to be obtained. A steady practice of yoga developed, with the next phase of the journey manifested in Registered Yoga Training and certification with the Yoga Alliance. Michael’s dosha enables and promotes a practice of hatha, yin, and TCB styles. Michael’s background as a teacher at the college level and professionally as a corporate trainer provides a foundation for instruction. Michael’s true enjoyment of yoga enables him to share his practice. 

ANN ROSSMAN
After dancing her way through high school and college, Ann made the graceful transition to practicing Pilates in 2002. A few years later she was certified to teach mat Pilates by Power Pilates. In 2007 Ann went on to complete her RYT-200 hour yoga training. At the studio Ann teaches Yoga/Pilates & Yoga 4 Kids. Ann is also one of just a handful of teachers in Michigan recognized by Yoga Alliance as a certified Children’s Yoga Teacher.  

LAURIE LAHTI
With a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching, Laurie Lahti has taught high school English for over a decade. She is a wife and mother of one beautiful daughter. In her free time, Laurie enjoys reading, writing, singing, biking, and riding along with her husband on motorcycle adventures.
Laurie believes yoga is one of the best gifts she has ever given herself. Laurie recently realized her dream of immersing herself in yogic philosophy and practice by completing the RYT 200 Yoga Teachers’ Training Course with Lee Ann Louis-Prescott at the Yoga Center for Healthy Living in the winter of 2011. She is thrilled to join the staff at the studio and honored to guide students to the gifts of yoga.