Erin Jensen, Owner
Erin has been practicing yoga since 2006, teaching since 2010. Wishing to expand her knowledge and teaching skills, she obtained RYT200 Certification in April 2014 under MaryKay Marquart at Every Body's Yoga. She also taught at the Y and is a YMCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, as well as Pilates and Core Certified.
Erin enjoys yoga so much because she finds it both challenging and relaxing. A compliment to the other activities that she enjoys, it’s also a quiet place that she can just be, connecting mind and body, and letting the cares of the day just melt away.
Through her practice, she’s learned that we're each so very different, so while moving through the poses, you’ll be encouraged to push yourself to your comfortable edge, improving balance and core strength while increasing flexibility. As you gain energy and power from each breath synchronized with the movement, your confidence in your ability will grow while always trying to master the breath. Erin hopes that you’ll find yoga just as enjoyable as she does.
MaryKay Marquart E-RYT500, RCYT, RPYT, RYS200, RYS300, YACEP
A nationally registered yoga teacher at the advanced level including Children's Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Certified Somatic Exercise Coach and Certified Advanced CES (Cancer Exercise Specialist) a therapeutic program for Cancer patients and survivors. MaryKay has been teaching and sharing her love of yoga and health for over 18 years (with 10 years as EBY Owner!).
Within the context of the eight limbs (Astanga Yoga), MaryKay encourages and helps students open up to and increase their natural awareness. She brings particular attention to body alignment and safe movement, with a sensitivity and understanding of each individual's personal abilities and limitations. This combined with the breath allows for the physical and spiritual experiences of yoga to blossom. Her goal is to help students with self-acceptance and to find joy in the present moment. She guides students with a warm, non-judgmental style while encouraging them to honor and understand their own uniqueness. MaryKay prefers to use verbal and soft touch adjustments to allow the student to find their own edge and expression of yoga and then bring this acceptance and mindfulness into their everyday life. With a dedicated yoga practice, she believes that everyone will find strength, healing, balance and peace in their present lives. Yoga is a continuous journey that opens the mind, strengthens the body, and frees the spirit to take on life’s opportunities and obstacles.
MaryKay is married to Tim with three wonderful children: Gavin, Kayla, and Dr. Jamie VanDenElzen, who adds to our family Amanda and grandsons Chase and Cole.
Joe Meyer RYT200
Joe discovered Yoga later in life, after experiencing a serious health issue. He tried a Gentle Restorative yoga class for his first experience. The next morning he awoke feeling like a 14 year old and wanted to go play some baseball! He has been hooked ever since.
After exploring many studios Joe settled in at Every Body’s Yoga for classes and later for a 200 Hour Yoga Teaching certification taught by Mary Kay Marquart E-RYT 500. He has been teaching Yoga since 2018.
Joe’s specializes in Gentle Yoga. His classes begin with a touch of humor, progress to
breathing exercises, stretching, working the muscles, more stretching and closing with a very relaxing Savasana ( or resting period ).
His class could be a good fit for you if you are trying Yoga for the first time, are recovering from an injury or looking to de-stress and put some peace of mind back into your life.
Joe is a retired gymnastics coach. He owned Northstar Gymnastics Academy in Green Bay, Oshkosh and Madison for 25 years. He attended college at UW-Madison. His hobbies include playing drums, Ballroom dancing, golfing, healthy eating and serious pool playing!
Kathy Eichinger RYT200, CAP
In 2001 a friend asked Kathy, “Do you want to join me for a yoga class?” Kathy was hooked, discovering the physical movement quieted her busy mind and the teachings helped balance her life. Several years later, she was inspired to share the beautiful practice and began teaching yoga. She joined EBY when it opened in 2009 and completed the first RYT class with MaryKay Marquart.
Kathy finds it very rewarding to guide others in the practice of yoga. Gentle and restorative classes are her current specialties. Gentle classes are designed to allow almost anyone to participate and can be an excellent first yoga experience. It is less physically taxing and takes a whole-body approach. The restorative class happens in a nurturing environment which is still, dark, warm and quiet. Its purpose is to create a calm mind and strip away layers of fatigue by using comfortable postures that let gravity do the work.
Yoga also opened the door for Kathy to learn about and embrace Ayurveda, which is a Sanskrit word meaning “wisdom of life.” Considered a healing science, Ayurveda encompasses bodywork, food, encouragement and the discovery of a peaceful, authentic self. After years of study and training, Kathy is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (www.kathyeichinger.com)
Along with yoga and her Ayurvedic practice, Kathy supervises training of future Ayurvedic counselors and is an instructor at NWTC. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Craig, and they have two grown boys.