Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Instructors
 
Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Mary

Mary Jennings

Founder. Vivacious. Visionary.

Her classes are exploratory, light-hearted, and disciplined.

Mary is a dedicated student of movement and the body. She began her formal yoga practice in 2007, earned a 200-hour yoga teaching certification from Joanne VandenHengel at 3rd Street Yoga in 2011, and a Power Pilates Mat Level 1 certification in 2012. Mary has attended mindfulness trainings with Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and with the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society at Smith College. She participated in a Yoga In Action training program in Pittsburgh through Off the Mat, Into the World. Mary trained in classical ballet schools and studied dance in college. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in dance from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, and a Masters in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University's School of Business and Economics.

Mary lives for time outside with her family. She works at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and often has a coffee in hand.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Drew

Drew Cramer

Co-owner. Grounded. Goofy.

His classes are anatomy-focused, joyful, and rejuvenating.

Drew is a lifelong learner with keen interest for the bodies we live in. He began his formal yoga practice in 2011 and earned a 200-hour yoga teaching certification from Yoga Maya Center in 2019. He trained in martial arts since 2006 and his interest in anatomy and healing kicked off when he earned his first Wilderness First Responder certification. Drew holds a Bachelor’s degree in geoscience and a Bachelor’s degree in outdoor education from Northland College and a Master’s of Science in geology from the University of Montana.

Drew loves Dungeons and Dragons and drumming. He plays outside with his dogs and wife. He installs solar panels.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Joan

Joan Kero

Teacher. Inspired. Calm.

Her classes are accessible, energetic, and mindful.

Joan is a practitioner of balance and wellness. She began her formal yoga practice in the early 2000s and earned teaching certifications in Yoga for Athletes, YogaBack, Yoga Therapy 1, Levels I & II, Anatomy & Alignment, Pre & Postnatal Yoga from YogaFit over the past 14 years. She is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has studied applied kinesiology, mindfulness, sports psychology, intuition, and the body-mind connection. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Joan keeps busy raising her active, healthy family and works full time as a middle school gym and nutrition teacher. If she's not in the studio, you will find Joan on one of our local beaches or trails.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Brigette

Brigitte Morin

Guide. Inclusive. Caring.

Her classes are slow, balanced, and mind-body centric.

Brigitte is a teacher through and through. Her background in human biology and passion for yoga led her to obtain her yoga teaching certification in 2015 through YogaWorks in Manhattan, NY. Since then, she has furthered her education in trauma-informed, inclusive, and yin-style yoga practices. She is also certified to work with athletes and currently spends time with the student-athletes at Michigan Tech, slowing them down and stretching them out. Brigitte has a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science with a certificate in Secondary Education, and a Master’s in Biology Education.

Brigitte spends her free time teaching Biology at Michigan Tech, trying new foods, traveling with her partner and bringing their two fur-babies on adventures around the Midwest.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Natasha

Natasha Kentala

Instructor. Passionate. Driven.

Her classes are uplifting, integrative, and sweaty.

Natasha is a native of the area and has been a massage therapist for 13 years, having studied at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. She holds additional certifications in Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and is also a Reiki Master. Natasha earned her certification in Buti Yoga in May 2017 and has been passionate about sharing the practice ever since. She is currently in training for her 200-hour yoga teacher certification

Natasha is passionate about health, wellness, movement, and creativity. You can find her chasing her two kiddos, experimenting with paleo meals, and playing outside.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Alexandra

Alexandra Holmstrom

Teacher. Spirited. Peaceful.

Her classes are thorough, thoughtful, and well-informed.

Alexandra shares an extensive hatha yoga background, focused on body awareness, breath connection, and proper alignment, and has taken on ashtanga vinyasa practice in recent years. She first began practicing hatha yoga with Indian gurus during her travels in South America and Asia and has been practicing for over 20 years. Alexandra is a certified yoga master and a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Alexandra holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Alexandra is passionate about yoga and is also a nutritionist with focus on healthy living and longevity.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Robin

Robin Lieburn

Companion. Sensitive. Strong.

Her classes are slower, mindful, and deep.

Robin is a born and raised Yooper. Her formal practice extends back over a decade and she earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Yoga Maya Center in 2019. She graduated on the Dean's list from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology.

Robin loves dance and all things movement. When she's not stretching or dancing, she's playing with her kids, fur babies, and husband.

Fresh Coast Yoga Houghton Holly

Holly DeForge

Coach. Approachable. Happy.

Her classes are informative, inspiring, and comfortably paced.

Holly is a home health nurse and health coach. She earned a 200-hour certification in 2017 from The Lotus Seed in Portland, Oregon, built on 16 years of personal practice.She has prior experience as an orthopedic nurse and believes in transformative healthcare and prevention. She integrates her knowledge of hatha yoga, disease pathology, meditation, and modifications to support her students on an individual level.

Holly loves time with her children and outside. She enjoys cooking and reading about ayurveda, epigenetics, and other healing modalities.