Meet The Yoga Booth Team​

Sandy Booth Yoga Teacher

Sandy Booth

Sandy Booth, E-RYT 200, YAECP, completed her 200 hr teacher training in 2011 under the direction of Donna Winters at Balanced Yoga in Columbus. Her training is alignment-based and Vinyasa focused and includes additional work in Restorative and Hatha yoga. She’s also completed coursework in BodyReading and Gait Analysis through Anatomy Trains. In 2017, Sandy studied Advanced Sequencing and Cueing under Jason Crandell and recently completed further teacher training in Restorative yoga with Marcia Miller.

Sandy frequently holds workshops on functional movement, meditation journaling, essential oils in yoga practice, and men’s yoga. She has provided yoga to first responders and mental healthcare workers as community service.

With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Sandy has a creative approach to her teaching style. Her instruction is lighthearted and energetic, yet provides space for individual expression by the student.
Zanesville Yoga Teacher Abby

Abby Melsheimer

Abby’s personal yoga practice began 10 years ago. Her journey lead her to a deeper exploration of yoga through teacher training. Abby is completing her RYT200 this summer with Grass Roots School of Yoga under the direction of Rachel Matz. Within the Vinyasa program, she received additional training in Yin, Restorative, meditation and ViniYoga. Through the intense physical practice and dedicated study, Abby has defined her style as a confident and inclusive teacher.

Zanesville Yoga Jess Teacher

Jessica Shaeffer

Jessica is completing her RYT 200 this month with Grass Roots School of Yoga in Zanesville under the direction of Rachel Matz. Her training is Vinyasa based with additional training in Yin, Restorative, Meditation and ViniYoga. Her disciplined approach to her training has prepared her to teach all levels of students.

Zanesville Yoga Teacher Jan

Jan Holbein

Jan has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2006. She is certified as E-RYT 200 and is currently working on an advanced 300 hour certification with a therapeutic approach to teaching yoga. During her yoga career she has been trained to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, iRest yoga nidra, Meditation, Restorative, and YogaEd.

In addition to her yoga training, she is Reiki certified and incorporates this therapeutic energy work into her group classes as well as offering it as an individual service.

Jan’s classes are designed to be accessible to all levels while combining mindful movement with aspects of meditation and introspection. Her goal is that you leave class feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and nourished on a deep level. She also accepts private clients for yoga, meditation, Reiki, and iRest co-dyads. During these sessions you can expect to explore all the ways that can help soften, strengthen, and prepare you to show up in this world as your best and most authentic self.

In addition to her work in yoga, Jan is a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist and works with The Ohio State School for the Blind to provide early intervention vision services to Southeastern Ohio counties.

In her free time you will find Jan, her husband, and 3 year old daughter in the kitchen. They enjoy cooking and entertaining in their home. But, you’re just as likely to find them snuggled up for movie night or taking a sunset walk.

Zanesville Yoga Teacher Ashley Sykes

Ashley Sykes

Ashley Sykes fell in love with yoga in 2010 through her journey of infertility. She learned to calm her anxious mind when a colleague introduced her to the practice. After childbirth, Ashley became a ‘Basement Yogi”, learning postures through yoga books, magazines and You Tube videos. She dedicated herself to her practice because of the many physical and emotional benefits she experienced.

Through her personal growth as a yoga student, Ashley found her passion for helping others as she lead them to discover the benefits of a consistent yoga practice. This passion lead her to Yoga Teacher Training. Ashley completed her RYT 200 yoga training from YogaFit in March 2019. She is also certified in Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Senior Yoga.

Ashley, who is also an elementary teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, will be leading our kids yoga enrichment program this fall. The program will include quarterly preschool classes (for 2-4 years olds) and monthly school-age children classes (for 5-10 year olds).

Jodi Ruoff Zanesville Yoga Teacher

Jodi Ruoff

Jodi started practicing yoga three years ago. Her practice has been a huge part of her health journey after her diagnosis of MS three years ago. So, when the pandemic hit, she decided to learn more. I am a lifelong learner, and thought this was a great time to participate in the online Yoga Renew program. I earned my 200 RYT certification, in September and have been teaching locally since then.” A Zanesville native, Jodi believes that “everybody can do yoga.” She wants her students to know that adapting to what you need is important. “Muscle spasms are a real thing, and sometimes it’s not easy to even bend over. Your body might be really tight and sore, but just do what you can. You may think it’s not enough but you will see incremental improvements over time. Use the props and aids. I encourage everyone to have fun. You have to learn to laugh at yourself at times. And be easy with yourself. Showing up as you are is the key.”
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