Jessica Ryan E-RYT200, Owner Discover YOU Yoga and Fitness
My yoga journey began over a decade ago, and I have my husband to thank for it, as it was his invitation to a yoga class that set the wheels in motion. When the opportunity to explore a new career path presented itself and after discovering the life altering affects of cultivating a daily yoga practice, yoga teacher training was the obvious choice; I wanted to help others discover what yoga could do for them. In the spring of 2013 I attended a month long intensive teacher training with Sandra Carden, a woman who played a huge role in bringing yoga to Northern Michigan in the early 90’s, and started teaching immediately after receiving my 200hr certification. After several years teaching at various locations throughout Frankfort and Benzie County, I dreamed of having my own studio and so, with the generosity and support of my husband, and the helping hands of my father, a master craftsman, I built one. It is an honor and my sincere pleasure to share my passion for yoga with others and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share it with you, I hope to see you soon!
Beth Sieloff RYT200, is an Air Force veteran who began her Hatha yoga practice in Northern Michigan in 2003, as a tool for stress management. Beth completed her 200-hr yoga teacher and her Yoga Warriors certificate, to work with combat veterans, in 2014, and her Children’s yoga teacher certificate in 2016. After spending 10 years in the Washington DC area and traveling the world, Beth integrates the benefits of both her yoga and personal life experiences into each of her classes. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis on health promotion. When she isn’t studying or teaching, you can find Beth at the beach, in the woods, or on her bike. Beth teaches at Discover YOU Yoga and Fitness on Sundays and in Suttons Bay on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Jenn Ryan RYT200 enjoys working in the dirt, making art, practicing yoga, & mindful living (with her tribe & Ruby-dog). A graduate of YTTin 2017, her practice deepens daily. She hopes to share ways that yoga, meditation, & breath have allowed her to cope with life’s most difficult & beautiful moments. Jenn teaches several classes weekly here at Discover YOU Yoga and Fitness as well as other locations throughout the area.
Beth Tarkington is a highly respected and sought after fitness professional from Atlanta GA with multiple specialty certifications and over 30 years experience in helping people live better lives through fitness. Her popular group fitness classes focus on strength and core training with exercises adjusted to all levels of fitness. Beth is known for her passion for teaching and use of current and cutting edge fitness practices in those classes. She joins us June through October and teaches several classes each week. When not in a fitness studio, Beth is in art Art studio as a professional ceramic artist!
Jenn Swetland is a Certified Baptiste Teacher and has been teaching yoga since she completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2012. Jenn is a curious learner, evolving as a yoga teacher and student through practicing, taking workshops, and apprenticing with masterful teachers. On her mat, she enjoys tapping into her skills as an athlete and former gymnast, while thriving on the challenge that Baptiste Yoga presents to go to new places physically, mentally and emotionally. She believes in the transformative power Baptiste Yoga and finds it to be a continual source of inspiration in life. Students of all levels who take Jenn’s class will leave feeling flexible and strong in body, peaceful in mind and empowered in life!
Jenn has completed several Baptiste trainings including Level One, Level Two, Art of Assisting and Advanced Art of Assisting. Jenn is also a Kids Karma Certified Yoga Teacher and teaches children of all ages. Jenn joins us each summer and teaches several classes a week in July and August.
Off her mat, Jenn is middle school ESL teacher. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, Jeff and two daughters Callan and Maggie.