Harmony began practicing yoga in 2001, and was immediately drawn to the vigorous moving meditation of Ashtanga. She practiced this and other more restorative styles before falling in love with the creativity of Vinyasa yoga. She completed her 200-hour certification at Vibe in 2011 and looks forward to sharing the peace yoga has brought to her busy life. As a teacher, she endeavors to create a compassionate environment in which students can feel comfortable letting go of expectations. Her classes incorporate pranayama, chanting, and meditation into a vigorous asana practice, inviting students to listen to their bodies, focus their minds, and open their hearts.
Jenna has been practicing yoga consistently for about four years now. When she was younger, she practiced sun salutations with her Grammy, someone who has always inspired her, and whose kindness and wisdom she’ll always remember when she’s on her mat. She decided to do teacher training as a way to share all of the wonderful things she has learned through her yoga practice, and completed 200hours this year at Vibe Yoga Studio. She comes to yoga to find strength and compassion on the mat, and the classes she is personally drawn to are powerful, upbeat, and lighthearted. As a yoga teacher, her intention is to create a space where you can take a break from your day and focus on finding inner strength and love for yourself…while enjoying the energy of the rest of the group! In addition to yoga she loves to be outside, rollerblade, play with her puppy =) and try new things!
Kelly McCormick Bangs is a distinguished graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Kinesiology-Dance and a minor in theatre. While attending IU, Kelly performed the works of Ben Munisteri, Elizabeth Limons Shea, Laura Poole, Bill Evans, Paul Taylor, and Martha Wittman to name a few. Kelly is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified group instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and a certified Spinning® Instructor through world-renowned Mad Dogg Athletics. She also holds specialization certificates from Pre/Post-Natal Trainer Annette Lang, Kettlebell Athletics, and PowerPlate® International. She has danced with many professional companies and independent choreographers, including Illuminations Dance Company, DeMa Dance Company, Yesid Lopez, and Amy Marshall Dance Company. She has been an Instructor at Physique 57® and a personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Clubs in NYC and Urban Fitness Studio in Bloomington. During her time training, she has gained extensive experience while working in competitive environments. Guiding a wide range of clients with varying abilities and interests toward their health and fitness goals, her training techniques, paired with clients’ solid results, have often earned positive recognition among other clients and peers. Kelly’s training produces safe maintainable results, as she has respect for exercise used as a long-term life-enhancing practice, and creates specific, realistic, and properly timed goals for every individual client. Kelly has a passion for overall well-being, a respect for balance in nature and the body, and she is always enthusiastically broadened her knowledge by mastering a wide range of cross-training techniques and continuing to learn as much as she can every day. She is grateful to be a part of Vibe.
Kris was first introduced to Yoga, too many years ago now to count, out of desperation to acquire the final Physical Education credits for graduation from Ball State University. On a lark friends suggested that he take a Yoga class thinking that his Type A+ personality in a Yoga class would make for nothing more than a good joke. But, much to everyone’s surprise, HA!, he was instantly smitten with the peace and tranquility of the mind and the physical release of tension and pent up energy in the body that Yoga brought to his life; the Type A+ personality was gently transformed into a Type A-. In an endeavor to deepen his practice and with the desire to share Yoga with the world Kris completed his 200 hr RYT certification at Vibe Yoga in 2011. Kris’ classes will challenge you to explore the balance between release and tension, peace and conflict, comfort and discomfort, and strength and weakness.Understanding that we all bring different experiences to our mats he offers his students movement, focus, and (of course) sweat through compassion, awareness and openness.
Kristen has been practicing yoga since 2001. Her practice deepened while studying yoga with a Sri Lankan teacher in India in the fall of 2005. It was in India that she discovered the healing effects of the body/mind/spirit connection through the practice of yoga.
In the fall of 2011 she became certified in the 200hour teacher training offered at Vibe Yoga and Pilates Studio in Bloomington, IN. Through this training she was able to deepen her understanding of anatomy and alignment. She believes yoga is a spiritual practice. During our asana practice we work with our body and our sensory system to move deeper into our psychic center. Kristen believes that the transformation that takes place on the mat creates change in the patterns and relationships of our daily lives. Yoga asana practice allows us to free the “stuck” energies in our body so that we may reach deeper within and beyond ourselves to serve those in our personal, local and global community.
Kristen has recently traveled to Kenya with the Africa Yoga Project. She participated in the Seva Safari program to bring her service to the communities in need in East Africa. She was one of 20+ participants that engaged in service projects and yoga classes that are creating new possibilities for positive transformation and healthy lifestyles in Kenya. She is excited to continue fundraising for another journey to Kenya in 2013.
A student since 2003, Kristin received her teacher certification in 2011 at Vibe Yoga and has loved teaching ever since. Certified in vinyasa flow, as well as yoga for stress management, Kristin likes to incorporate a balance of restorative and energetic poses into each practice, ending with a nice, long savasana. Kristin is fond of meditation, iyengar, and yin yoga as well, which you may find sprinkled into her classes. She hopes to help students cultivate calm and clarity in their practice that will follow them into their daily life.
Laura Patterson E-RYT is the founder of Vibe Yoga Studio. Since taking her first yoga class in 2005, she has fallen in love with the practice, and constantly seeks to share the profound benefits that can be gained through the simple process of awareness. In her classes, she helps students learn to listen to their bodies rather than demand that their bodies perform. She hopes, through Vibe, to create an oasis of calm focus to which students can retreat whenever they need renewal.