Our Instructors

Inspirational, Passionate & Caring

Just one session or class with our instructors and you will know they are on fire from the inside out!

2cc477_1210b4159b81462d96de49a42db2d8ce.png_srz_p_158_216_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Tiffany Barbarine

Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

Tiffany received her training from Tammy Lyons and has been inspired greatly by Kim Payne. Her classes are a dance of breath and movement, strength and grace. It will pull you out of a busy mind and into your heart.

What soothes my soul: Being with my husband, kids, and crazy dogs, spending time outdoors, talking and laughing with my family and friends.

“I feel like yoga is a secret treasure. From the outside looking in, it looks like a great way to stretch and strengthen the body. But the real magic of yoga lies under the surface. It has the power to heal a broken heart, to reconnect you with your true self, to improve relationships and to make you an overall kinder person. Yoga is a journey within. There is no way to describe it, I encourage everyone to try it and see where it will take you!” ~ Tiffany


facebook_-1069831151Toby Mohlman

Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

Toby has maintained a consistent yoga practice for 13+ years. He teaches and practices many varying yoga styles, some including Hatha-Vinyasa, Yin, Taoist-Yang, Yinyasa (Yin+ Vinyasa), and Chair Yoga.

Toby’s Toga practice and teachings emulate a background from the teachings and lineages of Westernized Indian Yoga and Chinese energy systems and teachers.

Connecting the Mind, Body, Spirit, & Self

Toby is very active throughout the greater Cleveland communities through subbing, teaching, and facilitating the practice of yoga at a handful of studios and settings. Toby teaches Foster Girls weekly, thru the Fostering Hope program, affiliated with Ohio Guidestones. Now 3 years in, Toby also started/founded a weekly Yoga Program at the Men’s Reintegration Center, Men’s Prison Center, in Grafton, OH. Toby is also trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga/ Therapy.

“Ambassador Your passions” ,”Accumulate compassion” ~ Toby


Kara Dolan-Laudi

Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

Kara Dolan-Laudi took her first yoga class in 1998 & fell in love. This was shortly after graduating with a BA in psychology. Living in three different states she has had the privilege of being exposed to many different styles of yoga & gurus, but identifies mainly with the classical Sivananda Lineage of Hatha Yoga.

She also holds a Y12SR certification which allows her to give back to the 12 step recovery community. Om



Lana (Giancola) Sevel

Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

As a former dancer, I suffer from arthritis, so badly that doctors wanted to put me on pain blockers. I chose yoga instead. Not an easy journey at first, but over a few months, yoga has literally changed my life. This is why I teach yoga, to help others.
I received my 200 RYT (registered yoga teacher) from Krysia Energy University in 2013.

Through this journey I learned to listen to my body, pushing myself but also modifying as needed. And I encourage my students to do the same.

I have an innate passion for living life fully and being of service to others. I have my BSBA (Marketing Major), RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), Silver Sneakers Certified, MiniYogis Certified, and First Aid/CPR/AED certified. I work full-time, but on evenings and weekends, I teach all ages, from 5 to 95.

I have my BSBA (Marketing Major), RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), Silver Sneakers Certified, MiniYogis Certified, and First Aid/CPR/AED certified. I work full-time, but on evenings and weekends, I teach all ages, from 5 to 95.

“Yoga is a healing practice, physically and emotionally. My hope for you is to walk away feeling more at peace so you can be your best and brightest self.” ~ Lana



Jennifer Papanikolaou

Jennifer’s background in dance led her to the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. She attended Adelphi University in New York on a dance scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Dance. While dancing professionally in New York City, she began taking Pilates classes to further enhance her dance technique and prevent injuries.

Jennifer trained with Romana Kryzanowska, a world-renowned protege of Joseph Pilates, at the Pilates Studio of New York. She finished her certification in 1997 and taught private and group classes in NYC until moving to Los Angeles in 1999, where she continued to teach Pilates. She has had the privilege of training with various master Pilates instructors both in New York and Los Angeles.

Jennifer then joined with a physical therapist in the LA area and assisted in creating a Pilates program for the clinic. She worked with clients who had various physical challenges and was thrilled to see the difference that the Pilates method made in their therapy. Jennifer is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with an Orthopedic Exercise Specialty certification.

Jennifer moved back to the Cleveland area as a mom of twins. She has 19 years of experience teaching Pilates and enjoys teaching clients of all levels.

“Pilates is a mindful movement that leads to a deeper strength and connection to the body, which will enhance your daily life.”


Laura Bender

Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

Laura began practicing Yoga in 2014. She is an avid runner and found that yoga played a huge part in a runner’s form, mental control, breathing, flexibility and balance. Over the last few years Laura
discovered that it’s all much more than that. While her practice has helped her grow stronger and more flexible, it brought lessons of mindfulness and gratitude. She finds Yoga inspires her to shine from the heart, open up the soul, and be her most authentic self.

Laura completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Flow training with Carrie Treister Omnipresent Yoga in 2017 and 20 Hour Yin Yoga training with Danielle Mercer International Yoga Trainer, E-RYT 200, RYT-500, YACEP in 2018.

On her Yang side, she loves to combine bold and powerful sequencing with a little bit of sassy and silliness. On her Yin side she loves a gentle restorative practice with a little dose of yin energy and inspiration to help deepen the practice and cleanse the soul.

Laura is also a Reiki Master. Practicing Reiki also allows her to give an additional offering in holistic healing that brings balance to the body and mind.

“I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving and passionate spirit my teachers have shared with me – and that will share with you.” ~ Laura”

Kate Matos

Kate Matos
Certified Kid’s Yoga Guide

Kate has been a licensed massage therapist for 9 years and has a great appreciation for the importance of movement and an active lifestyle. Kate has been practicing yoga for 16 years and feels it is crucial to her physical and mental well-being. Kate started going to mommy and me yoga classes with her oldest son, Finn when he was 6 weeks old and continued as he grew. Finn is now 4 years old and now takes both him and his 2-year-old brother, Kieran, to kids’ yoga classes, as well as incorporating yoga into their daily lives at home.

Yoga has taught her children a fun and safe way to move and stretch, given them ways to calm themselves and deal with stress, and helped to build their confidence. After witnessing the positive impact yoga has had on her own children’s lives Kate wanted to be a part of that for other children. She finished her training with Kids Yoga Guide in the fall of 2014 and has been having a blast teaching yoga to kids since.

“I believe in yoga for all ages. Children today are under so much pressure and I am hopeful that kids’ yoga can give them a bit of joy, as well as a foundation to help navigate life’s many challenges. ” ~Kate


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