Level 2: Surfing Shakti Ongoing Yoga

This class is taught by:

Kathie Jaskolski

Kathie is the owner of Still Waters Yoga and Director of the Still Waters Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is registered thru the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. Kathie teaches a wide variety of yoga classes and workshops at the studio. She is grateful to the many teachers who have so selflessly shared their knowledge of yoga with her including, but not limited to Todd Norian and Ann Greene, John Friend, Doug Keller, Douglas Brooks, and a number of teachers from Integral Yoga. Her most recent influence has been thru the teaching of Todd, Ann, and John in the Anusara tradition. From that tradition, she remains committed to key principals of alignment which support each student in the fullest expression of not only their asana, but their lives, heart centered themes laced into each class, which support students in deepening their knowledge of the philosophy and stories of yoga, as well as creating a safe container for like minded individuals to support each other and co-create a better world as community.

Kathie has a keen eye for alignment. She is gifted at helping each student find their fullest expression of a posture. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Students have FUN and often find themselves moving beyond their perceived limits. She has a knack for using stories, often humorous, as an avenue for a deeper understanding of the philosophy of yoga.

Kathie has:

  • Multiple certifications as a yoga teacher including a 300-hour certification from Todd Norian of the Anusara tradition and Basic Yoga 200 hour certification and 150 hour Intermediate Yoga Teacher. from Integral Yoga.
  • Studied Yoga as Therapy with Doug Keller.
  • Graduate of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy program.
  • Studied with Douglas Brooks, Tantric Yoga Philosopher
  • Earned the highest level of membership of good standing with the Yoga Alliance (a national yoga accreditation organization).
  • Membership in good standing with the Yoga Teachers of Northwest Ohio.
  • Graduate of Feminine Power 7 week course and 10 Month Feminine Power Mastery Program, is certified in Feminine Power Leadership Program. 
  • Multiple certifications in energy healing including Reiki Master/Teacher and Crystalline Consciousness Technique™ Advanced Practitioner.
  • Made yoga an integral part of her life since 1995 and has shared yoga with others as a teacher since 1999.

Michelle Clay Gartland

Michelle is a wife, mom, grandmother and lover of life. She attributes her love of life to her grandparents who taught her to ‘Count it ALL Joy”. She is passionate about her family, granddaughter & practicing a healthy lifestyle. She loves gardening and long walks in the woods. She also holds a business degree in computer communications and has worked as a Software Engineer for 22 years. Originally from Cincinnati, she has lived in Toledo for 17 years.
She has had a dedicated yoga practice for 8 years. Feeling there was more to yoga than just the postures and wanting to share her love of yoga with others, she decided to learn to teach. She feels that the experience has brought positive changes to her life and now wants to show others how they might bring positive change to their lives by connecting mind, body & spirt through the wonderful journey of yoga.
Michelle is a 2016 graduate of Still Water Yoga Teacher Training and is a member in good standing of the Yoga Alliance.

Shauna Gilsdorf

Shauna Gilsdorf, E-RYT 200, Level 1 Reiki Practitioner, had the privilege of growing up in an intuitive family that valued the healing power of movement. Her paternal grandfather practiced Reflexology and was active until his death at the age of 92. If she had a headache, her grandfather would massage her feet and explain how each area of the foot had the potential to heal. Her aunt studied Reiki and daily demonstrated the art of healing by connecting to something bigger than ourselves. Shauna grew up believing that the inner journey is the ultimate purpose of life and that lead her to yoga.

Shauna is the mother of four children and is happily married to her best friend, Thad. Dedicated to a life of service, she works as a Mental Health Professional on both adolescent and adult psychiatric units. As a yoga instructor, Shauna openly shares her wisdom and teaches from her heart. Her classes will be challenging mentally and physically in a genuinely caring and lighthearted manner. Shauna encourages mindfulness and being present in the moment. She is confident once you begin the yoga journey, you will be a lifelong student. Constantly inspired by her teachers and students, Shauna believes the best teachers remain lifelong students.

Shakti is a powerful creative force in life that makes everything possible.  It's in you, it's in me, it creates celebration and challenge, it is day and it is night.  The path of the yogi or yogini is to listen and open to Shakti.... that which is most alive and awake in every moment.  When we can align with the momentum of Shakti, movement in our bodies and lives comes with ease..much like floating downstream on a river.  Refine your practice and build endurance while strengthening your inner understanding of Shakti. Classes include intermediate backbends, forward bends, twists, standing poses, balancing poses as well as handstand prep.  New to Still Waters Yoga? Go tohttp://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. You can complete your form online or bring it with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kathie Jaskolski
  • Sat Oct 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Michelle Clay Gartland
  • Sat Nov 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Nov 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Dec 08 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf
  • Sat Dec 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shauna Gilsdorf