Anna Marie Rock, CYT, Director of Yoga

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Yogata, Beginner Yoga, eSCENTial Yoga, Warm Vinyasa,

Power Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Vinyasa Levels 1 & 2

Under the loving guidance of Jivamukti-trained yoga teacher Lisa Rapp of My Yoga Spirit, Anna was blessed to learn the importance of self-love, self-peace, and community support. She joined with others under the rainbows of Oahu, Hawaii, where she experienced the greatness that is possible when individuals come together to share life’s abundant beauty with peaceful compassion.

Yoga is a tool that allows us to connect our true Self to the present moment and experience power in grace through mindfulness, gentle focus, and true intention. Anna appreciates sharing the practice of yoga with others through compassionate understanding coupled with transcendental motivation.

"Breathe and allow the innate intelligence and wonderful wisdom of the divine within to inspire you to greatness! Live the life you love to live…a life that is rooted in peace and fulfillment."


Radha Golla, CYTradha

Hatha Yoga Therapy, REIKI

Radha started her yoga journey in middle school in India. Marriage bought her to Omaha. She has agraduate degree in Toxicology from UNMC and currently works at UNMC in biomedical research.

She resumed her yoga practice at the Hindu temple under Sasirekha Balkrishnan, UPFNA. Yoga was a vehicle to explore her mental and physical boundaries of limitations and pain. Yoga helped her to reach a stateof mental calmness and peace which was new to her. She loved it and was inspired to learn Kundalini meditation under the guidance of Sasirekha Balkrishnan. Radha wanted to learn more about yoga, its history and its application, which lead to yoga teacher training. She did Yoga therapy teacher training (RYT-500) in 2011 from Asana Andiappan College of Yoga & ResearchCentre, Chennai, India. Later on she studied restorative yoga and prenatal yoga. She is trainedin Reiki as Reiki Master in Usui reiki lineage and Okuden in Jikiden Reiki lineage and is currently working to become Shihan-Kaku or assistant teacher in Jikiden Reiki.

It has been said that “physical fitness is the side effect of yoga and the goal is mental peace”. Radha utilizes yoga and reiki as therapeutic tools in her daily life. She wants to make yoga accessible for people irrespective of their physical fitness.


Sarah Buettenback, CTY

Rooted Slow flow

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Sarah is a busy working mom of two active teenage boys and the wife of a basketball coach. Practicing yoga is a way she takes care of her body, mind and spirit so that she can better love and serve her family and community. She trained with Holy Yoga--a Christian ministry dedicated to taking the gospel of grace to the ends of the earth through the modality of movement.

Here are a few of Sarah's favorite things: reading, connecting people, going to prison with Defy Ventures, making the best kale chips ever and spending hours and hours on bleachers cheering

on her boys.


Kathleen VonDollen-Peters, CYT

Gentle Vinyasa, Relax Restore, RestorativeKathleen

Kathleen started doing yoga 16 years ago as a social outing and to help relieve stress. Seven years ago, she tarted doing yoga daily as a part of a pain managemant program for chronic pain. A gentle yoga daily practice not only helps manage her pain, but also elevates her mood and gives her more energy.

Through yoga, Kathleen has become more observant and yet more able to focus, on herself and others. She has become more productive and it's easier to relax. She decided to become a yoga teacher to bring the benefits of yoga to others.


Brynn Shimel, CYTbrynn

Power Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Pilates & Barre

Brynn is an Omaha native and has been practicing yoga for six years and teaching for 3; adding ballet Barre and Pilates to her repertoire in the last year. She also holds a B.A. in English, working as a freelance editor, and gets to be a stay at home wife and mom to her husband and 11 month old daughter.