Awaken Yoga School - Yoga Teacher Training in Mentor, Ohio

PARKING: If the Awaken Yoga parking lot is full, you may park in the Yours Truly lot. We open the doors 15 minutes before each class begins. ETIQUETTE: Please be quiet upon entering and remove your shoes and turn cell phones off. Please honor our time by arriving within that time and note doors may be locked before or after that time frame, so late arrivals may miss the opportunity to practice, early arrivals must practice patience!

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Class Schedule:

10:00-11:15 AM - Hatha Yoga (1&2) - Lisa Fleming
6:00-7:15 PM - Hatha Yoga (1&2) - Caryl Church
7:30-8:30 PM - Candlelight Flow - Jennifer Langsdale

Tuesday - Retail Hours 11:00am - 6:00pm
10:00-11:15 AM - Hatha Yoga (1&2) - Katie Ely
6:00-7:15 PM - Vinyasa (All Levels) - Jennifer Langsdale
7:30-8:30 PM - Deep Stretch (1&2) - Jessica Guerrieri

Wednesday - Retail Hours 11:00am - 6:00pm
10:00-11:30 AM - Restorative Yoga *Workshop* (1) - Anne Ondrey
6:15-7:15 PM - Prenatal Yoga - Jeanette Peters
7:30-8:45 PM - Gentle Candlelight Yoga (1&2)- Jeanette Peters

Thursday - Retail Hours 11:00am - 6:00pm
10:00-11:15 AM - Slow Flow (1&2) - Katie Ely
6:00-7:15 PM - Vinyasa: Learning the Basics (1) - Kara Sullivan
7:30-8:30 PM - Deep Stretch (1&2) - Alyssa Gustwiller

Friday - Retail Hours 11:00am - 6:00pm
12:00-1:15 PM - Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra (1) - Lisa Fleming
6:00-7:15 PM - Gentle Hatha & Restorative Yoga (1) - Lisa Fleming

Saturday - Retail Hours 10:00am - 2:00pm
8:30-9:45 AM - Hatha Yoga (1) - Lisa Fleming
10:00-11:00 AM - Slow Flow (1&2) - Caryl Church

9:30-10:45 AM - Vinyasa (All Levels) - Kandi Genis
6:00-7:15 PM - Gentle Hatha & Restorative Yoga (1) - Jeanette Peters

Awaken Yoga Retail Hours
(Walk-ins welcome!)

Tuesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Skill Levels
(Listed next to each class in schedule)

Level 1: Great place to start!
Level 2: Great place to improve!
Level 3: Great place for a challenge!

Class Descriptions

To learn more about the classes we offer, click here.

Series & Memberships: Purchase Here! (select "Yoga Classes" from the drop-down menu)

Single Class Drop-in: $15
New Student: 7 Days Unlimited Yoga $15
5 Class Pass: $65 (3 month expiration)
10 Class Pass: $120 (3 month expiration)
20 Class Pass: $220 (6 month expiration)
Prenatal: 5 classes for $60
Non-commitment Unlimited: $120
6 Month Auto Renewal Membership*: $99/monthly *Members receive 10% off retail, healing arts & workshops!
Student, Military, Senior and Awaken Graduate: $12/class
Private Yoga Instruction: $70/60 min or 4 sessions for $250
*WORKSHOP: This class is a weekly workshop, please register online in advance $20 Sign up Here!

  • Please do not ask for extensions on passes or memberships, no exceptions, no refunds.
  • Please buy the passes that work best for you!

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Please Note: Workshops require a 48 hour cancellation notice in order to receive a refund.

Learn to go with the flow! 3-Part Vinyasa Series with Jennifer Langsdale

November 1st, 8th and 15th
Friday evenings, 7:30-9:00 PM

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Grow and advance in Vinyasa with Jennifer. You will learn the practice of linking breath with yogic movements and asanas in the flowing practice of Vinyasa. This practice is liberating, energizing, fun, builds willpower and it's full of spirit! Study with Jennifer who has been teaching Vinyasa in the community for almost 10 years. Enjoy learning how you can progress your yoga experience and practice with this moderately challenging series. We love beginners! This is an open forum series, so feel free to ask questions in class and go with the flow!

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Restorative Yoga 101: Reiki and Restorative Yoga Yogic Studies Weekend with Anne Ondrey

November 2nd & 3rd, 2013
SOLD OUT - Please register for the February 8TH & 9TH, 2014 session
8:00 AM-4:00 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM Sunday

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A great workshop for you lovers of Restorative Yoga or for Yoga Teachers looking to expand on the practice and benefits of these to amazing healing art forms.

  • Learn the foundations of Restorative Yoga
  • Learn the healing benefits of Restorative Yoga
  • Learn how to set yourself up (and others) in Restorative Yoga poses through instructed practices
  • Understand the props of restorative yoga
  • Study the Bodys Systems and how Yoga and Reiki create a healing environment for it
  • Learn the history of Reiki
  • Learn the healing benefits of Reiki
  • Receive several Reiki healings in this completely restorative weekend

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Lunar Cycle Healing Sadhana with Jeanette Peters

November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
7:30-8:45 PM

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Sadhana means your own personal practice of yoga, or better yet, the river which you wish to widen in your life. Learn to understand the lunar flow of the moon cycles with yoga and self-reflection exercises.

This series includes a book, candle for lighting each week, various lunar yoga practices and journaling and reflection exercises to help inspire you during your weeks of practice. Each meeting is held at a specific phase of the moon to help you understand the lunar rhythm within you. Yoga practices will be slow-paced and flowy in style, and accessible to beginners.

Please bring a journal and your yoga mat to each meeting. Dress comfortably in loose fitted clothing.


  • Sacred Journaling packet
  • Inspirational book
  • Candle
  • Yoga Practice handouts

Meeting dates are the following Sundays from 7:30-8:45pm:

  • 11/3 New Moon
  • 11/10 Waxing Moon
  • 11/17 Full Moon
  • 11/24 Waning Moon

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Learn how to do Wheel Pose! with Alyssa Gustwiller

November 9th, 2013
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

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Urdhva Danurasana, or wheel pose, is a challenging asana as it requires strength, flexibility and a willingness to open to vulnerability. By learning it in stages, you can get the foundation of the pose you need to be able to open up in this amazing asana! We will have a yoga practice to warm up, and use props to help you on your way. We do not recommend this workshop if you are currently dealing with shoulder, back or hamstring injury.

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Understanding the Yogic Breath with Jessica Guerrieri

December 7th, 2013
12:15-1:30 PM

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Everyone knows that yoga is good for you, and one BIG reason it is, is all that breathing you learn to do! We start out as babies knowing how to breathe, but everyday stress and lifestyle can burden our breath and we start to breathe shallow and short.

In this short workshop you will learn how to breathe properly by understanding the yogic breath or Diaphragmatic Breathing. We will present a short lecture on the benefits of proper breathing and a practice of this breath that you can utilize at home, work, during exercise or in your yoga classes.

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Hips and Twists with Jessica Guerrieri

December 7th, 2013
2:00-4:00 PM

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When stable and open, the hips and the spine are the foundation to a pain-free back, better posture, greater mobility and range of motion. However in today's society, habitual sitting in chairs, inactivity or even intense athletic activity can often make these areas tight and stiff, resulting in limited range of motion and contributing to low back pain and sciatica. In this workshop, we will explore the many benefits of hip-opening and twisting asanas and learn about balancing the key energy centers of these parts of the body, the first, second and third chakras. This workshop will benefit anyone who spends a lot of time sitting, runners or other athletes, those with low back pain, sciatica or stiffness in any part of the back or hips.

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Honoring your Wishes: A Solstice Evening of Yoga and Meditation with Jeanette Peters

December 22nd, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM

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Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year as well as a night of wishes and illumination. In this simple workshop you will explore your inner most wishes and illuminate the light within you with a gentle flow yoga practice, meditation and candle gazing. Light a candle in honor of your wishes and your highest self in this magical time!

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Insights to Tantra with Danny Arguetty

January 30th, 2014
6:00-9:00 PM

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Like so many other spiritual traditions yoga has evolved and grown through centuries of evolution. Embark on an historical tour of yoga philosophy, culminating with the revolutionary vision of the Tantric Tradition.

In this stimulating workshop you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the key differences of the primary time periods in the evolution of yoga. (Vedas, Classical, Advata Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism Bhakti, and Shakta)
  • Contemplate the unique Tantric concepts of ultimate freedom, self-awareness, the power of community, auspiciousness, and the play of concealment and revelation.
  • Explore the role of desire, the ego, illusion, and natures intelligent pulsation.
  • Cultivate practical tools to skillfully take back into the inquiry of day-to-day living.

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Jennifer Langsdale E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Owner and Director of Teacher Training
Jennifer Langsdale
Yoga found Jennifer in her early 20's, physically to heal her aching hip flexors, emotionally to heal her aching heart, and mentally to ease her mind of anxiety and fear. She is certified in Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Shiva Rea's Prana Vinyasa Flow®, Thai Yoga Massage and is currently working with women as a Doula in training. It has offered her more than that, and now after teaching for 8 years and more than 5,000 hours of teaching, opening a school and practicing yoga therapy, she is partnering up with Lisa Fleming, someone who loves yoga as much as her! There was no better person for her to share that experience with than with someone like Lisa who loves this practice as much as she does! They are so excited to share this community with you!

Click Here to read about Jennifer's journey to make Awaken Yoga what it is today!

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Lisa Fleming RYT-300, CYT, Reiki Master, Owner and Studio Director

Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher certified at the 300-hour level with the Yoga Alliance, and continues to work and study with the Awaken Yoga School in Mentor, Ohio. Lisa has owned and directed OneTree Yoga in Euclid since 2010, and Awaken Yoga in Mentor since 2012. She knows firsthand that yoga can be a healer. Lisa was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythmetosis at the age of 11, and feels she has finally found the best treatment for her "dis-ease" through yoga and Reiki. Her Lupus went into remission shortly after she began her practice in 2008, and she has never been healthier! Lisa teaches her classes from her heart, drawing energy from her students and her highest Self to create a peaceful, powerful sanctuary for her students to find peace and healing within themselves. Lisa also finds joy volunteering once a week for Hospice, spending time with patients and volunteering Reiki and Notary Public services. She feels that sharing what she has learned with others is not only her passion, but also her responsibility in this lifetime.

Click Here to read about Lisa's journey with yoga and how she got involved with Awaken Yoga Studio!

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Caryl Rae Church CYT, Reiki Master
Yoga has been a journey of acceptance, adaptability, and gratitude for me. Since 2001, I have studied with wonderful teachers such as Heidi Shaffer and Anne Ondrey. In 2012 I began yoga teacher training with Jennifer Langsdale at Awaken Yoga School in Mentor, Ohio. Along with teaching yoga, I am also a Reiki Master and earned a Masters degree in Art Education from Kent State University. I view the mat as a transformative space that connects us to ourselves, one another, and the subtle vibrations of the Universe. I am so happy and honored to be teaching Awaken Yoga School.

I am also a reiki practioner and training facilitator, beginning my training in 2010. Originally, training with Marcia Backos, I finished my ART and Master certification with Rowan Silverberg. I have volunteered in many Reiki clinics and shares. I look forward to sharing a relaxing, healing experience for my Awaken Yoga clients.

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Tina DiCillo RYT, RDH, Reiki Master
Tina began practicing yoga in the late 1990's and has been teaching since 2001 after competing TRY 4 Life's Yoga Teacher Training. Always a student, Tina has continuously worked to deepen her knowledge as a teacher and her own personal practice of yoga and meditation through workshops and teacher trainings as well as with her mentor here in Mentor. In Tina's classes everyone is encouraged to find and honor their appropriate level of practice, and focus on the anatomical alignment of the yoga poses. Every body is unique, and a yoga pose is not a "one size fits all" exercise, but an opportunity and a choice to participate in the process of finding a balance in the strength and flexibility of the body and mind. A spirit of community pervades in her classes in which students can ask questions, express themselves, offer support to one another and grow in their practice of yoga on and off the mat.

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Katie Ely
Katie Ely received her B.A. in Dance from Western Michigan University and then moved to New York City. Years of competitive dance finally led to the non-competitive world of yoga. In 2008, Katie received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Recognized certification from the first completely donation-based studio, Yoga To The People. Continuing her studies, Katie studied at the Integral Yoga Institute, Jivamukti Yoga, and Bikram Yoga. Katie has now moved back to the Midwest to focus on teaching and studying the practice of Yoga.

Katie's classes will focus on finding one's own edge. Students will be encouraged to listen to their own bodies to create their own practice, while gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of asanas. Understanding that the practice of yoga doesn't end with asanas, classes will be infused with meditation and yogic principles that can be carried off the mat.

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Kandi Genis
Kandi completed her 200 hour Hatha yoga teacher training at Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram with Darshanie Radha Sukhu. Her classes are rooted in the tradition of classical Hatha yoga and inspired by the variety of her own yoga experiences and incredibly nurturing teachers. In her classes, she offers a mix of flowing movements, held postures and relaxation. Students are encouraged to explore their own physical, mental and emotional needs, taking what they need from each class.

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Jessica Guerrieri LMT, RYT, Certified Thai Massage Practitioner

Jessica is a Licensed Massage Therapist, licensed with the State Medical Board of Ohio, a Certified Yoga Teacher and a practitioner of Traditional Thai Massage, certified by Sarah Cheiky, LMT of The Studio Cleveland in the Shivagakomarpaj Lineage. She currently practices therapeutic table massage and Thai massage at Awaken Yoga Studio & Healing Arts Center.

Jessica discovered Yoga over 10 years ago while seeking a deeper meaning in her life. Finding calm, clarity and beauty, she knew she had found her true path. Through this practice, she has begun to experience the peace of letting go of fear and doubt and has instead begun to cultivate strength, courage, consciousness and compassion. The beauty of Yoga is that the opportunity to practice exists within every day and within every person. Jessica's greatest influences in life are found in Nature and in the beauty of the human soul.

Jessica's classes are a moving meditation, incorporating the use of the breath to connect to the innermost part of our Selves, and to find peace and clarity in our flow. You will leave class feeling open and energized in body, yet calm and centered in mind and spirit. Jessica hopes to inspire others to also find hope, courage and peace in their lives. She is eager to share her passion for yoga and for life and warmly invites you to practice with her, on and off the mat. Namaste

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Alyssa Gustwiller, RYT

Yoga started as a physical practice for me to heal stress and strain through my life as a runner and cyclist. As a fitness professional for over 5 years, I knew that yoga would help my body heal but I didn't know until now how positively and deeply yoga would change how I experience life. My mind is more at peace and I can handle challenges with ease. Through teaching I hope to educate and inspire my students. I want them to walk away from class knowing something new about their bodies, minds and souls.

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Anne Ondrey, MSW, E-RYT, Reiki Master
Anne is in her fourth career with yoga. She started out playing the cello, then worked as a newspaper reporter and finally settled on social work, doing outreach and community-based work for 20 years. Then the yoga bug bit and she found what she'd been looking for all along - a system and philosophy to help people be happy! Anne's alignment work is based on her studies with Ginny Nadler, Judith Lasater and Doug Keller. She teaches restorative yoga and is certified at the advanced level with Judith Lasater. She also teaches chair yoga and studies this style of yoga with Peggy Cappy. She teaches meditation and has studied with David Nichtern and she is a Reiki Master and does Reiki training with Rowan Silverberg. Anne has a BA from Brown University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Jeanette Peters, RYT, CYT
My eyes were opened to yoga in high school after the death of my father. At that time in my life I was looking for a way accept a new change in my life and my heart found peace by doing yoga. I have to admit that I was content just attending yoga classes and doing videos by myself, however, the universe had a different direction for me. I met Jennifer Langsdale of Awaken Yoga a few years later and my journey down a yogic path began to unfold itself at landslide pace and I found myself signed up for a yoga teacher training program. The road I have been traveling down has not been easy and at times I have felt like I was never going to experience this absolute bliss and peacefulness that I have learned so much about. Through the trusting guidance of my teacher I realized that learning anything new takes time and patience. Yoga isn't just about a physical posture (asana) it's about learning how to accept the things you cannot change and embracing the difficult things in your life with an open heart. I live with my wonderful husband, our two beautiful twin daughters and our little furry companion. Some of my inspirational teachers are BKS Iyengar and Swami Rama.

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Kara Sullivan, CYT-200
I began to discover yoga around 2008 when I moved out to California. I was always into working out and running, so I thought yoga would be a good way to stay in shape. I came to the realization that yoga had so much more to offer; I fell in love with the way my yoga practice made me feel both inside and out! I am a fiery Gemini who sometimes needs some help to ground, find my center, and find peace. Yoga has allowed me to connect with myself like nothing else ever has. I can't wait to continue on this path by eventually completing a 500hr certification! I loved Awaken Yoga Teacher Training and know that the universe led me here to Jenn and all the other wonderful people I have met through this program! Learning about everything from asana alignment, and yogic history and philosophy, to the chakras has enriched my life beyond words.

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Please arrive up to fifteen minutes before class to check in and set your space for your practice. Remove your shoes, turn your cell phone off completely, check in, set up your mat and gather any props for your class. Inform your teacher of any issues in your body they may need to be aware of before practicing. Refrain from talking once class has begun unless you have a physical concern or question on how you are feeling. We may burn incense so inform your teacher of any scent allergies. We may have other classes or services going on during your class, so please use a quiet voice in our space to respect other students. If you are arriving late, wait until the instructor gives you the ok to enter the studio to avoid disrupting our beginning centering.

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