Power Vinyasa Yoga

This class is taught by:

Dawn Manning

Dawn became passionate in her yoga practice in 2005 while going through some major changes in her life. She began an avid practice schedule following many favorite instructors. She felt inspired over the years by Marni Task and that eventually led her to her training in 2012. She completed her 200-hour certification with Jonny Kest in Michigan.

Her passion now is leading students through a breath focused, live in the heart life power yoga or slow burn class. You can expect to have fun playing and flowing on your own at some point in her classes with the music cranked! She encourages students to follow their breath and their intuition, always listening to their bodies and following that which resonates within them. Dawn╩╝s power yoga classes will open your heart and mind with inspiration, flow and great music! She has a deep yearning for bringing all that her experience has done for her to each and every one of her students. She believes you are capable of anything... you only have to believe and let go for things to fall into place. She brings this feeling to the mat.

Dawn is also a raw food educator and certified detox specialist. She is a raw food advocate and also offers workshops on raw vegan living and detox cleanses. You can check out recipe demos on her You Tube channel at: Doin it Raw With Dawn.

Nick Cerri

"The physical practice of Yoga, when utilized mindfully, becomes a powerful tool for self-transformation. The postures act as a doorway that, when coupled with breath, propel us into the boundless realm of personal inquiry and individual growth. As a teacher, it is my duty to help this become apparent to the student either through adjustments, descriptive language, or a combined effort of the two."

Nick's teaching weaves modern functional movement within the greater framework of a traditional yoga practice while maintaining a light-hearted and humorous approach. His focus on establishing healthy, practical patterns entwines with a symphony of balanced flowing postures to help the student become more aware of both the gross and subtle movements they are capable. Nick draws from his background of Ashtanga and other Vinyasa-based systems as well as a scientific knowledge of the body's anatomy and movement. Nick's practice, teaching style, and personal study are constantly evolving so expect something a little different every time.

Dan Musgrave

Dan has spent over 10 years in the Martial Arts and 10 years in Yoga, and even holds a black belt in Is Shin Ru Karate! Dan’s path to teaching yoga began at Cleveland Yoga as a teacher’s assistant. He soon after became certified to teach yoga under the direction of Marni Task.
Dan’s teaching style includes aerobic Vinyasa Yoga. His classes focus on breathing, meditating, and working the body to its fullest potential. Dan is a Certified Respiratory Therapist who combines this training with traditional yogic science and philosophy.

TJ Murphy

I have been teaching yoga since 2013 and the challenges I face physically, mentally, and spiritually will always keep me coming back to my mat. I practice yoga because it helps keep my mind clear and my body strong. The practice is very special to me because it provides an opportunity to self reflect and heal. Along my journey I have learned how to move my body in unison with my breath, which makes me feel very safe and close to God. The ability to empower and inspire others through teaching yoga drives me as a teacher each and every class.

Molly Dindia

Molly has been a fitness professional & Yoga practitioner for six years. She graduated from Cleveland Yoga Teacher Training in early 2008. Cleveland Yoga's program is inspired by Baron Baptiste Power Yoga. Molly is a 200-hour level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. In 2002, before discovering the abundant joys and benefits of Yoga, Molly became an ACSM certified Group Fitness Instructor, making the rounds of Northeast Ohio as an aerobics and group strength training instructor.
“I hope to convey the exceptional mind-body experience that is Yoga through my passionate teaching style. Health, healing, and self love are the major messages and tools I want to help students discover. In my classes, you will stretch, sweat and de-stress with fun yoga poses and good tunes.”

Erika Whites-Acquaviva

Erika’s classes grant you freedom. Freedom to be who you are, where you are, in complete acceptance. Her lyrical style encourages foundational growth, challenge, and laughter.

Erika’s music will leave you with a tune in your heart and a smile on your face (especially her fondness of acoustic remakes of R&B classics). Join her for Tuesday 6 AM Hour of Power and Sunday 845 AM Power Basics.

She will walk next to you on your Yoga journey… We are all eternal students.

Hallie Crow

Hallie has been practicing yoga since 2012. After a serious injury, yoga helped her get back on track with her physical, mental and spiritual well-being. "After taking my first class at Harmony when I was 15 years old, I felt amazing and haven't stopped coming since!" The refreshing and genuine feeling each teacher left with her made Hallie decide to share this feeling with students of her own. She found her passion for teaching at The Ohio State University while teaching at the recreation facility. Hallie decided to continue her training and obtained her 200-hour Certification through Cleveland Yoga. She is looking forward to sharing her light, love and passion as a teacher at Harmony Studios!

Michael Jones

Michael has been practicing yoga since 2005. Incredibly talented and dedicated teachers aided Michael in his yoga journey; but he feels particularly fortunate to have received his 200-hour certification from Diana Vitantonio and Soul Activists in 2012. Michael then completed a 200-hour course with Sandy Gross, Baptiste assisting training, and other continuing education courses.
Sharing yoga with others is a gift for which Michael is humbled and grateful. In his class, you will be challenged and supported in both mind and body, and encouraged to inquire and explore the limits of your practice. Michael’s calming voice will guide and challenge you through thoughtful vinyasa sequences reinforced by breath & alignment cues and supportive assists.
Michael’s goal is to enable each student to mature his or her practice to that place where yoga transcends the studio and permeates life: a life with a calm mind, a full heart and a free spirit. He believes that the most important yoga practice is what we do with the 23 hours of the day we are not on our mats. When not practicing yoga, you can find Michael in his workshop building furniture or off riding something on two wheels.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Ghandhi

Carmela Mandel

Carmela Mandel is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). She graduated from Cleveland Yoga's Teacher Training in 2008. Carmela is a Certified Power Vinyasa Yoga instructor, Ace Certified Fitness instructor, Member of Yoga Alliance, Certified Spinning instructor, Certified Levels 1&2 and Hot Buti Yoga instructor, and Nutrition Educator with Bauman College of Holistic and Culinary Arts (Bay Area). She started out at the city of Cleveland Heights Community Center and from there she taught at LA Fitness in Legacy Village for five years. She has also taught in a studio environment as well as working at the Cleveland Clinic instructing the physicians and staff.

"I am committed to learning all that I can, and have a passion for all of the various holistic approaches to fitness, health and wellness. In my classes I focus on breath awareness, safety, self empowerment, self love, freedom of movement, and above all enjoying the experience of the mind/body connection."

Sara Wank

Sara’s love for dance, movement, anatomy, and kinesiology is what brought her to her first Yoga class in 2005. She has found an art form in the many styles of Yoga throughout her years of practice, especially in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Jivamukti, and Satyananda.
She received her 200-hour Teacher Training in 2012 through Marni Task’s Jivasara training and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lake Erie College where her studies were focused in Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pilates, Wellness, and Sports Nutrition.
Based on the teachings of Baron Baptiste, this 75-minute Power Vinyasa class incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, and physical and mental stamina all in one! Be prepared to break a sweat as the studio is set between to 90 degrees. The deeper your connection of movement and breath becomes, the more the heat begins to build inside as opposed to around you, leaving you fully charged and present in each pose. Practicing in a heated environment increases your flexibility as it opens and loosens your muscles. Bring a towel and water bottle in with you, both of which we have available for sale at the studio.
*The heat is not for everyone and can be overwhelming at times/upon your first visit. Listen to your body! Exit the class at any time if need be and a desk yogi will be there if you need anything.

Suitable for intermediate yogis: some prior yoga experience recommended. / Balancing classes: Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Deep Stretch Vinyasa

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 23 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Tue May 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Nick Cerri
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Dan Musgrave
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 24 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with TJ Murphy
    at Third Street
  • Thu May 25 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Molly Dindia
    at Third Street
  • Thu May 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Fri May 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Dan Musgrave
    at Third Street
  • Sun May 28 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Erika Whites-Acquaviva
    at Third Street
  • Sun May 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Hallie Crow
    at Third Street
  • Mon May 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Michael Jones
    at Third Street
  • Tue May 30 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Tue May 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Carmela Mandel
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 31 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Dan Musgrave
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 31 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with TJ Murphy
    at Third Street
  • Thu Jun 01 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Sara Wank
    at Third Street
  • Thu Jun 01 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Fri Jun 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Dan Musgrave
    at Third Street
  • Sun Jun 04 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Erika Whites-Acquaviva
    at Third Street
  • Sun Jun 04 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Nick Cerri
    at Third Street