Gerardo Gonzales has practiced, studied, and taught tai chi since he was a teenager. How long ago was that? He won't say. "I'm older than dirt," he admits, so do the math. Gerardo is the newest member of the White River Yoga staff, having joined us in August of '17.
Angelica Silva Prieto is a certified Yoga Instructor (500 hrs) and Ayurvedic Practitioner. She attained her 500 hour certification at Yogamaya in New York City. She also studied for 3 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Ayurvedic Institute, recognized as one of the leading Ayurvedic schools outside of India. She is grateful for this introduction at White River, and is looking forward to meeting its community. She takes great care to provide a sense of both curiosity, and safety, in exploring embodiment and movement through Yoga.
8724 Ferry Street,
Montague, MI 49437
Mitch Coleman (RYT500), owner of White River Yoga, has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2005. He was certified at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lennox, Massachusetts, and did his 500-hr. training at Absolute Yoga Sanctuary, in Koh Samui, Thailand. His classes combine Hatha yoga with elements of Kripalu, Anusara, Vinyasa, and even a little Pilates thrown in. Mitch has a relaxed, informal style, putting students at ease, while encouraging them to bend, stretch, strengthen and tone, and to have fun doing it.
Sara Roesler Sara's path to yoga began in college, where she learned to enjoy the balance of strength and surrender when moving through, and within, poses. Over the years she has explored Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Iyengar yoga traditions. In 2014, she earned her RYT200 through Om Tree Shala in Lawrence, Kansas. She is inspired by, and strives to create, classes that flow gently and mindfully--developing a strong mind – body connection in each yogi.
“Words cannot convey the value of yoga - it has to be experienced.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Jeffrey Petsch is an Ayurvedic practitioner, Jyotishi, Yoga instructor, and Massage therapist. His journey into Yoga and Vedic began through contemplative practice, and has since utilized the practice of yoga to delve deeper into his quest to understand the self. Before receiving his 200hr certification in AyurYoga, he practiced Ashtanga yoga and Vipassana Meditation. Classes with Jeffrey strive to treat both the body and the spirit, and support one's own journey towards well-being and inner peace.
Erin Mund (RYT200) received her teaching certification from Peace Lab Yoga in Grandville, MI. Erin teaches our Sunday all levels yoga. She brings boundless energy, enthusiasm and passion to both her practice, and her teaching.