4437 Old US-23, Brighton, MI 48114 - (p) 810.225.1288 - (e) email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen earned her Yoga Teachers' Training certification through our Registered Yoga School, here at the Yoga Center in 2007. She has an associates degree in Applied Science, from Ferris State, and is a nationally certified Massage Therapist. She is the owner of www.alternativehealingtherapies.org, practicing massage therapy for 18 years. Her greatest joy is connecting with people and helping them on their wellness journey, through the application of yoga and therapy. She especially enjoys teaching hatha, yin, nidra and T.C.B.(Taking Care of Backs) yoga classes, along with the Foam Roller Workshops.
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
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.
Raised to enjoy nature and experience it both physically and spiritually, Ray spent much of her childhood outdoors, trekking across the US with her family. The connection between the physical and the spiritual brought Ray to yoga in her adult life. Her first class took place ten years ago and she has been practicing ever since. She found The Yoga Center For Healthy Living in 2005 and instantly fell in love. She completed her first level of teacher training - RYT 200 - at The Yoga Center in 2007 and RYT 500 in 2011. Ray loves teaching yoga because it allows her to share her deep passion for the practice with others. She teaches all styles of yoga and enjoys introducing students to new poses or variations. Her greatest pleasure comes from the opportunity to stand by and watch her students’ progress.
RYT-200 & 500 yoga certified, First Aid and CPR certified | Sherryl believes that yoga helps balance the mind, body, and soul. She loves sharing her passion for yoga through teaching and enjoys assisting others in achieving their personal fitness goals.
Sherryl completed her RYT 200 Yoga training and is certified and registered with Yoga Alliance. She enjoys teaching various styles, especially Ashtanga and Vinyasa and is also a Reiki practitioner. During her sessions, Sherryl shares insights on the benefits of deep breathing during yoga practice and throughout the day. Sherryl lives in Brighton, she’s the mother of two wonderful children, and is active in the community.
Dawn Thie first came to yoga over 15 years ago while working in the advertising industry in New York City. She noticed that during a yoga class was the only time she could clear her mind. As her practice grew, so did her love of yoga and she realized that not only does yoga help quiet the mind, but also connects the mind and body, resulting in a healthy lifestyle.
Since 2008, Dawn has been regularly attending yoga classes at the Yoga Center. Diving deeper into the true essence of yoga and the myriad of benefits it has bestowed upon her life, Dawn decided to become a yoga teacher in hopes of spreading the gift of yoga. She enjoys teaching Hatha, TCB and Vinyasa. Dawn completed her RYT-200 training at the Yoga Center in 2014.
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.
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!