Yoga Instructors


Tami Gingrow has been a fitness instructor since 1989. She began practicing yoga in 1996. She has always been an athlete, competing in triathlons, adventure racing, paddling sports, skiing and more.

Tami learned that yoga enhanced her performance in all these other sports due to increased balance, flexibility and core strength. Additionally, yoga is so much more than the physical asana practice. It is a way of life. Meditation, and pranayama or breath work help with managing stress, improving sleep quality and more.

Tami entered into the Yoga Teacher training class at Yoga H’om in 2010 under the most excellent tutelage of Donna Dyer and Maggie Borza-Petrie. Yoga H’om offered the most intensive and complete yoga teacher program in the Pittsburgh area. Tami had a desire to deepen her own practice and heal her body. She opened Body In Balance Healing Center in 2012. Her mission is to build a community supporting instruction in classical yoga, healing arts, education on healthy eating, organic gardening and anything and everything to do with living a healthy and adventurous lifestyle.

Tami’s passion for yoga instruction includes teaching people how to incorporate yoga into their everyday life, thus helping them improve their quality of life. Tami also has a love of the water and the outdoors. She specializes in Yoga Hikes, SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Yoga, Private yoga, and challenging alignment based classes.


Crystal Geary began practicing yoga while teaching English in Japan in 2005. She loved how it helped her  feel stronger, more flexible, and improve performance in other outdoor athletic passions. She was able to see an old shoulder injury become rehabilitated back to health through her yoga practice. She soon found herself incorporating yoga postures and breathing techniques throughout her daily activities. She knew that yoga was something her body, mind, and soul deeply desired. In May 2013, She earned my RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance at Moonglow in Greensburg, Pa. Her  physical yoga practice has continued to grow and yoga philosophies became an invaluable part of her life. In her words, I love how yoga practice grounds my body, centers my heart, and connects me to my source. I intend to share this love with my students in every class. Namaste.


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Cortny graduated in January of 2014 with her Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health and will graduate in the spring of 2017 at California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sports Management with an emphasis on wellness and fitness. Cortny at Moonglow Yoga under the instruction of Melanie Alexander with her RYT – 200 hours in 2011 and received her Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga certification in 2013. With her experience, she is now a registered E-RYT 200 hours (Experienced Restered Yoga Teacher). Cortny is now pursing her RYT – 500 hours at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina. She continues to deepen her study and aims to give the gift of yoga in an honest and organic way. She has been teaching a variety of classes of Vinyasa Flow influenced by Ashtanga, arm balances, inversions, core work, athletes, and classes full of energy!

Favorite quote:

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

 

Mayo Angelou