Meet our Yoga Teachers
Erica Berg - Co-owner of LGZ Yoga, found her dream come true as the hot yoga studio opened in May 2021. First time yoga students and experienced yogis alike can expect to find a welcoming and inclusive vibe in each of Erica’s yoga classes. Through a balance of challenging movements and peaceful stillness, she hopes to help her students experience the limitless mental and physical benefits of the yoga practice.
Sera Anello - Sera aims to create an inspiring and challenging space for any level yoga practitioner. When practicing with Sera, you can expect a class heavily focused on pranayama and mindfulness that leads to both transformations on and off the mat. She is extremely grateful for finding yoga at such a young age and has dedicated her career to teaching and serving others.
Michelle Bailor - Yoga began as a mode of weight loss for Michelle. She was in search of a workout that was accessible and adaptable. After the passing of her mother, Michelle dove deep into her practice, and she learned about herself and her body. Yoga had created a space to go that taught presence and provided a sense of peace. Michelle wants to share this with others in hopes that yoga could do the same for them.
Karen Conicelli - Karen is a lifelong fitness enthusiast. She spent decades committed to running and high impact aerobics. At the age of 50, she began practicing yoga. She loved it so much she left all other forms of fitness to dedicate herself to yoga. Nothing makes Karen happier than sharing her love of yoga and assisting students reach a personal goal or succeed in a new posture.
Tara Cuff - Tara has had a love for the body in motion for many years. She's had a passion for dance over four decades, as well as ZUMBA for over ten years. She knew something was missing in her life and quickly realized that it was Yoga. Tara loves being encouraging, sharing inspirational quotes, leads with clarity and focus. You'll find Tara's style to be both athletic and graceful.
Meloni Kinckner - Meloni found her yoga practice in 2016 after a decade of struggling with anxiety and depression. A friend encouraged her to take a hot yoga class and after just one 75-minute session, she knew yoga was something she wanted to explore more. She was immediately in love with the grounding, deeply introspective experience yoga provided. When you practice with Meloni, you can expect a strong focus on pranayama, mindful movement and encouragement to incorporate the principles of yoga into your life, both on and off the mat.
Nicole Leigh-Wargo Nicole is a “National Academy of Sports Medicine (nasm)” certified personal trainer, as well as a certified sports nutrition coach through “Precision Nutrition”. She has been practicing yoga for years as a way to keep herself mobile and flexible while weight training. Nicole finds so much joy in sharing her love of yoga with everyone she can. She teaches a breath focused fast flow vinyasa that balances rest with fast flowing movement.
Kaitlin Lindquist - Kaitlin has a background in special education, and currently teaches art at an emotional support school. She strives to create an environment that is warm, welcoming, and accessible to all. Kaitlin’s classes are designed to challenge, support, and ground practitioners while fostering resilience, acceptance, mindfulness, and love.
Monica Lynn - Monica was first introduced to yoga in 2005. After many years of practicing and exploring different types of yoga, Monica found herself with a consistent Vinyasa practice. Her Vinyasa practice was not only strenuous, but a way for her to fully connect mind, body, and spirit, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment for all populations, while offering challenging and mindful classes. She is passionate about sharing yoga with the community and believes that yoga can truly bring transformation to our lives.
Amanda O'Connor - Amanda has always been very active. A former gymnast and athlete, she began her yoga journey when she found a Bikram studio she loved in Portland, Oregon. Her teacher training was heart and eye opening and strengthened her bond with yoga and her yoga people. She is honored to teach back to the community that she has treasured for so long. Amanda hopes students feel her classes are inclusive and well rounded for all to enjoy.
Brittany Rodak - Brittany began practicing yoga in 2015 as a means of increasing mobility and strengthening her core after a severe car accident the year before. Yoga allowed Brittany to witness a profound change in her back pain and flexibility - then she began to notice how she had changed mentally as well. Brittany hopes to help students discover love for the practice and for themselves; learning to meet every challenge with deep breaths, while finding inner stillness and strength.
Diana Sweeney - Diana firmly believes that people find yoga (and stick with it!!) when they need it the most. Excited to join the teaching staff of Let’s Get Zen Yoga, Diana can't wait to see you on the mat!! Her hope is that you develop your very own love of the practice and would enjoy nothing more than to be a part of your yogic journey.
Jennie Zaucha - Jennie discovered Yoga while in the midst of a heel injury that was painful and seemed devastating. After practicing Yoga, Jennie was in very little pain and back to running. She quickly realized the transformative effects Yoga has on the mind and body. Jennie noticed a renewed sense of balance, gratitude, humility and community that has been transformative for her mental well being. Students in Jennie’s class can expect an upbeat atmosphere with an athletic flow designed to engage the entire body.