Kaitlynn owns, manages, and teaches classes at Plymouth Yoga. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200) with Yoga Alliance, completed her 200 hours in 2010, and will complete 500 hour certification in 2018.
Kaitlynn began practicing yoga at her campus rec center in college, but it wasn't until she traveled to India in 2008 that she began to understand the many aspects of yoga and its importance in her life. She repeatedly sought out information, through a vedanta philosophy retreat, Iyengar based yoga study, Vipassana meditation course, and 200hour teacher training. Inevitably, she learned it's more than a physical practice, and ultimately goes beyond a mental exercise, and now it's a whole life practice, moment to moment, and the spaces in between.
Kaitlynn likes to create class environments where students feel comfortable to learn their own strengths and weaknesses, and give students a chance to be in collective stillness. She's happy to share yoga and she's excited to grow with the local yoga community.
Kaitlynn started assisting Marci in teacher training in 2016 and developed a profound admiration for the integral component of Marci's teaching, which is becoming a witness. The ability to observe and describe our own experiences is a path to true understanding of our authentic selves, and an invaluable tool to teach others in ways of feeling, cultivating awareness, and essentially empowering students to become their own witness.
Kaitlynn continues to live yoga through being outdoors, and experiencing gratitude of our environment. She appreciates growing, preparing, and consuming nourishing foods, and connecting relationships through sharing stories and quiet with others.
Marci owns, manages, and teaches classes at YogaLoft. She led the YogaLoft Hatha Yoga Teacher Training from 2006-2018. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200) with Yoga Alliance and is a candidate for the RYT500 Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training certification with Kripalu School of Ayurveda.
Marci began her formal study of yoga in 1992. In 1994, Marci quit her job as a Software Support Manager, sold all of her belongings, and bought a one-way ticket to Asia to learn more about her new-found passion, yoga. She became certified to teach yoga at Sivananda Yoga Centre in India, listened to a 10-day discourse by the Dalai Llama on “The Path to Happiness,” did a one-month of intensive study in Iyengar yoga, attended a 10-day silent meditation retreat, and rode a 55-hour “standing room only,” 3rd-class train across China. “Because of yoga, I became more comfortable in my body and realized that my spirit and emotions were also moving and changing. I also began to see this same change in others who practiced yoga regularly.”
This led Marci to Boulder Colorado and to the Naropa University where she earned a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology and completed a Teacher Training program with Richard Freeman in the Internal Form of Ashtanga Yoga. In 2002, Marci moved with her family to Sheboygan to live a life surrounded by family. “We are like water in a river. Water that doesn’t move stagnates. Water that tumbles over rocks and continues to flow around each unknown bend is continually purified. “My study of movement will never be complete. My life has changed dramatically because I no longer “stuff” what I feel, and instead “move” what I feel. I hope everyone has the freedom to constantly move their whole selves toward joy, peace, and happiness.”