Hour of Power


This class is taught by:

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.

Natalie Lorber

Natalie has been a dedicated, passionate and joyful practitioner of Yoga for over 10 years. She is a graduate of T.R.Y. 4 Life Yoga Certification, a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and has dedicated her training hours to the very best... Johnny Kest and Diana Vitantonio.
 
"I have learned to use Yoga to enrich and accept all aspects of my life. My classes are balanced, energizing classes, which encourage effort and awareness and are sensitive to individual students' needs. I believe my passion and enthusiasm for Yoga and for my students is what drives us to grow and get to a deeper level together.”
 
Natalie enjoys teaching students of all abilities with a patient approach. She likes to guide her students towards a focused center of self-awareness, energy, and creativity. Natalie’s love of Yoga is infectious, challenging and energetic. Come join one of her Power Yoga classes today!

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.

Kanela Booker

Kanela's journey in yoga began after the break-up of a long-term relationship in 2008. "It is funny how relationship break-ups initially seem to be tragic events, but can be used to bring about change and redemption as a person seeks emotional healing!" With a strong desire to find independent happiness and grow closer to God, she was introduced to yoga. After 2 years of consistent yoga practice, Kanela completed 200 hour yoga teacher training at Pink Lotus yoga studio in July of 2015.
 
The message that she speaks through yoga stems from my her experience and focuses on personal empowerment, self-worth, surrendering to God and living in strong faith and will. She is also quite passionate about demystifying yoga and increasing its accessibility to urban and underserved populations.

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!

Reid Patterson

Reid started practicing Yoga in 2008 as a way to stay limber during the winter. He soon learned that there was so much more to Yoga than just stretching in different animal poses. As he progressed in his practice, he discovered what Yoga could do for his mind, body and soul and wanted to teach others in the hope that they might discover the same.
 
In 2012 he studied with Diana Vitantonio to obtain his 200-hour certification, but also considers Natalie Lorber and Molly Dindia two instrumental teachers for him.
 
“In the laboratory I study how materials flow. On my mat I study how the body, mind, spirit and energy flow.”

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.

Jenifer Ezell

Jenifer was given the gift of yoga in 2011. She was searching for a way to deal with chronic pain, stress and anxiety. After coming to Harmony Studios, she quickly found the solution to the battle she had been fighting tirelessly for years. As her practice evolved she knew she wanted to help others the way her teachers had for her. In May of 2016, Jenifer traveled to Costa Rica to immerse herself in learning under the tutelage of international yogi Banyan Gallagher and received her 200-hour RYT from Warrior One.
 
"I want to create a welcoming environment where people feel free to explore the beautiful journey of yoga and self discovery in a caring, judgment free space."

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."

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.

Sarah Kinches

Sarah fell in love with Yoga in 2013, but it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. After a disastrous first class, she swore she would never go back. “I was terrible. Clumsy, inflexible, and certainly not calm. I was so uncomfortable in my own skin, I thought, this was just not for me.” After a few more failed attempts, she finally found what she was looking for during a class at Harmony Studios. Since that moment, she has dedicated herself fully to the practice. In 2015 she decided to take that dedication a step further and enrolled and graduated from Cleveland Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training program. As a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, Sarah loves attending workshops and intensives that increase her knowledge and better both her teachings and her practice.
 
Sarah’s teaching style is heavily influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga practice and her classes are often centralized around focusing on breath with movement. You may find yourself holding poses longer than you are used to so that you can delve into what Sarah refers to as a “moving meditation.” Coming into the asana, finding your alignment, and then finding your breath. Syncing the two together has been key in advancing her practice and also in helping her find a sense of calm on and off her mat.
This is a 60-minute Power Vinyasa class. Be prepared to break a sweat as the studio is set to 90 degrees. The deeper your connection of movement and breath becomes, the more the heat begins to build inside you 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 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Erika Whites-Acquaviva
    at Third Street
  • Tue May 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Tue May 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nick Cerri
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kanela Booker
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Hallie Crow
    at Third Street
  • Wed May 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Thu May 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Reid Patterson
    at Third Street
  • Thu May 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Thu May 25 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with TJ Murphy
    at Third Street
  • Fri May 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jenifer Ezell
    at Third Street
  • Fri May 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Michael Jones
    at Third Street
  • Fri May 26 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Hallie Crow
    at Third Street
  • Sat May 27 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Carmela Mandel
    at Third Street
  • Sat May 27 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Dawn Manning
    at Third Street
  • Sun May 28 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Natalie Lorber
    at Third Street
  • Mon May 29 8:15 am - 9:15 pm with Sarah Kinches
    at Third Street
  • Mon May 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Erika Whites-Acquaviva
    at Third Street