Sarah Cheiky, LMT, NCTMB, Director
Sarah Cheiky opened The Studio Cleveland on September 7, 2010. She earned licensure as a massage therapist from the Ohio State Medical Board in 2003 after studying at the Harmony Path School of Massage in Rocky River, Ohio. She completed continuing education courses and a teaching apprenticeship in traditional Thai Massage from Dr. C. Pierce Salguero at his Tao Mountain School of Traditional Thai Massage with additional research and certifications at The Thai Institute of Arlington, Virginia.
In 2006, Sarah met the high standards for excellence established by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB). She continues to expand her skills and knowledge with domestic and international studies in Vipassana Meditation, Thai and Buddhist Medicine. Sarah has also been formally welcomed into the family and lineages of The Traditional Old Medicine Hospital, and the SVG Thai Massage Training Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has been recognized internationally as a Master Body Worker. Sarah accepts this with great humility and continues to offer great respect to her clients and community, by allowing you to be the greatest teacher.
Elizabeth is a native Clevelander who fell passionately in love with yoga while living in Costa Rica in 2006. She decided to deepen her practice by taking the yoga teacher training plunge in 2010 studying Jivasara (a loving combination of Jivamukti and Anusara yoga) under Marni Task, local yoga legend. She focuses on Vinyasa yoga with influences from Ashtanga, Anusara, Baptiste, Jivamukti and a pinch of Kundalini.
She is also a certified practitioner of Reiki, energy healing that helps to relax and purify both the mind and body. She firmly believes in the healing power of yoga, meditation and a vegetarian diet. Bringing the yogic lifestyle to her classes, she encourages students to take the yoga "off the mat" and out into the world!
Kate first started her healing career with The Studio Cleveland in 2014 studying Reiki with Kasimira. Knowing her healing journey had just begun after she graduated from CCC with her Art Therapy Certification, she began to connect these healing modalities as one.
After completing her 200hr Vinyasa & Hatha YTT through YogaCara Global on the Big Island of Hawaii, she began to teach children's yoga full time with the non-profit company, Zenworks. Truly believing the answer for our future is to inspire our younger generations to continue creating positive change fuels her fire. Wholeheartedly knowing that each of these healing modalities will innovate the changes needed today, allows her to spread her wings. This passion of sharing her version of light and truth leads us on a journey always serving the greatest good.
Adriana has recently graduated from the Ananda Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training Program, and holds a practice in the Sivananda lineage of Hatha Yoga.
Having been a longtime yogi, cyclist, and artist Adriana finds faith in the powerful mind/body connection; looking at the Self as a whole, to assess, reconnect, and center with our movements and breath.
New to the wellness community, Adriana has recently graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River and has been learning the art of Traditional Thai Massage with Sarah Cheiky. Adriana currently teaches Yoga, is a massage practitioner, and is manager of operations at The Studio Cleveland. Adriana chooses to commute through the city on her bicycle year-round and enjoys spending her spare time reading, hiking, creating art, and cooking.
Hello All For the last 13 years or so I've been studying and or practicing Bodywork in one form or another; & have chosen Massage as the channel by which I can best express & share what I've learned; not just because I enjoy doing so, but because massage allows me to greatly aid others in having a deeper experience of not only their bodies but in turn their lives It will be a joy to work with you.
Lynn Rodemann 200 CYT, found the benefits of yoga after a 4 day hospital stay. She was going through one of the most trying times of her life. The lack of presence in her body created a level of stress so high that her body gave in. Stress can manifest so many ways in the body. She was lucky that the symptoms were much bigger than the actual problem. It was at that point that she committed to self care. After a 5 year commitment to a constant personal practice she knew that gift of yoga was something that she had to share with others. She completed her yoga teacher training with Kimberly Payne at Gathering Tree yoga in 2016.
Jackie's journey into Traditional Thai Massage began with a class at Cleveland State University titled, 'The Roots of Rock and Soul'. An avid music and subculture fan, this class opened her eyes to the beauty of human diversity thru music and ultimately lead her into the study of Anthropology. Always interested in the human condition, when presented with non-Western healing cultures, she became extremely interested in the mind-body connection and the emphasis in community presented in most non-Western cultures. She graduated with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University in May 2010 and received her TTM training from Sarah Cheiky in December of that year. She is hoping to be accepted into an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine graduate program with plans to return to Cleveland upon completion. She is active in her Old Brooklyn neighborhood and supportive of the local Cleveland music scene. She is a living example that "Not all who wander are lost".
John, Yoga instructor, is a life long musician who is intimately connected with sound and vibration. He enjoys incorporating singing bowls, hand drums, and other simple instruments into the classroom to create a balanced and healing environment. His approach is rooted in traditional Sivananda teachings which focuses primarily on pranayama (breathwork), asana sequences (physical postures), and meditation, but he is committed to making Yoga accessible to everyone in this modern world. John is a graduate of the Ananda Bhakti Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program.
Sara first discovered yoga in 2008 while taking a class at Cuyahoga Community College. At the time she had no idea how fundamental and significant the practice would soon become to the overal quality of her life. After hitting a few low points in her life, Sara discovered that yoga was an essential tool to not only overcome drug and alcohol addiction, but that it helped address the root causes of her addiction including anxiety, depression, and an inability to trust and let go. Yoga helped her cultivate the courage and self-love needed to live life fully in the present and to realize the infinite blessings of life--but this was only the beginning.
Sara took a leap of faith and deepened her yoga practice in 2014 in Costa Rica when she attended her 200-hour yoga teacher training. Since then, Sara has taught yoga at retreats in Guatemala and in Nicaragua. She has studied plant medicine and spiritual mysticism with shamans in Peru and at the Omega Institute. Sara has sought guidance and knowledge of the yogic path from teachers including Saraswathi Jois, Kino Macgregor, Day Christensen, Maty Ezraty, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, among many others.
Sara most recently spent 3 months in India obtaining her 500RYT certification through the Yoga Darshanam Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Mysore, India, and also studied and practiced at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). Upon returning home from India, Sara completed The Studio Cleveland's Thai Massage Relaxation Course.
Sara has taught yoga in schools, juvenile detention centers, at treatment and detox centers, at The University of Akron, in studios, at nonprofit events such as Relay for Life and for local festivals. She holds her B.S. in Psychology and her M.S in Education.
Sara's style is one that asks the student to return to simplicity, to return to our roots, to undo conditioning of the mind to so we can reconnect with our truest, divine self.
Lisa attended massage therapy school at The Ohio College of Massotherapy class of 2002. Just after massage school she also obtained her Nail Technicians license. She has spent many years in the spa and in clinical settings as well as offering corporate and onsite services. Lisa received specialized training in Traditional Thai Yoga massage, and is also certified in Pre- and Post- natal massage. She has come up with her own unique style combining therapeutic and relaxation techniques. Lisa has been studying and practicing the art of yoga since 2005. She had the pleasure of studying at The Sophia Center at Ursuline College and at St. Joe's Rivers Edge. Combining yoga and massage Lisa specializes in Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, offers Reiki sessions, as well as Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy massage.
Mary Bell is a huge fan of fun, bliss and love! Being a yoga practitioner for fourteen years, she finally decided to teach it and took 240 hour YTT in mid 2012. Being a licensed massage therapist for over five years and also a Thai massage practitioner, Mary’s seen first hand how the disconnect between mind and body can manifest itself into pain and tension. Yoga is Union, it requires awareness of what’s happening inside and outside of one’s being. With that awareness healing and the divine journey begin!
Mary believes the most important yoga is done outside the classroom. Everything done on the mat is preparation so that everyday problems can be faced with calmness, strength and compassion.
“I am honored by everyone that chooses to make my class a stop along their path to enlightenment or on their way home from work! Let’s play, laugh, work hard and sweat a bit together while we make ourselves and the world a little happier.”
Brittany's yoga journey began in 2006. Throughout college Brittany used yoga to alleviate stress and find herself. In 2012 she graduated from Bhumi's Yoga Teacher Training. Upon graduation Brittany taught yoga for women overcoming substance abuse at The Community Assessment Treatment Services Center (CATS), Prenatal yoga at Krysia Energy Yoga, The Source Energy Yoga, and served as an assistant for Bhumi's Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and 2015.
For the past three summers Brittany has joyfully spread her yoga teachings throughout the community at Edgewater Beach and Lakewood Park. In the summer of 2016, Brittany studied prenatal yoga at Blooma Yoga in Minneapolis, Minnesota under Sarah Longacre Ehlers and Stacy Seebart. Brittany teaches from the heart with love, respect and compassion for each individual. She believes yoga is truly for every body.
Leslie Friend started training in Aerial Silks in 2007 at Aerial Revolution in San Diego, CA, and began teaching at the Czech Cultural Center of Sokol Greater Cleveland in the summer of 2010. She brings a varied movement background to her work, including gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, contemporary dance, yoga, lindy hop, and rock climbing. Aerial Silks, an athletic art form most often associated with Cirque du Soleil, cultivates strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. It involves paired lengths of hanging fabric that are climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied, to create dramatic drops, poses and movement above the ground. Leslie is delighted to help build an aerial community here in the Cleveland area.
200 RYT and Pole Fitness Instructor.
Bryan is an Sound Healer, Advanced Yoga Teacher, Shaman, Licensed Massage Therapist, Musician, Mystic, & adventurer. He's traveled far and wide over the past 13 years all over America, the Yucitan, Mexico, and Hawaii; living here and there studying with different teachers, monks, gurus, & mystics; visiting Sacred Sites & Power Spots of the world; & meeting the most strange and interesting people. Living at the Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Ashram for over 1 year, he received intensive training in Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Advaita Vedanta ( the yoga of self-knowledge), and Selfless Service.
In 2013, he settled back home in the Cleveland area, went to school for massage therapy, and has built his healing practice in service to others offering Massage, Shamanic Sound Healing, yoga, Meditation, & Energy work sessions. He is also a certified teacher of Continuing Education Courses with the NCTMB. In his spare time Bryan creates music and sound with Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls, Didgeridoos, Drums, and other ethnic instruments. He also loves to hike, be in nature, and travel.
Jessica was born and raised in Nebraska and has lived in Ohio since 2005. She made the decision in 2010 to take her career path in the same direction as her yoga path. Along the way she discovered Thai massage, which led her to complete a traditional Thai massage program, alongside her yoga teacher training program. Since then she has received a second certification in Thai massage and is a Reiki practitioner. Prior to that her education and employment were in the human services field. Jessica also has a strong interest in traditional medicine.
Jenny is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Ohio (L.Ac.), a Diplomat of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.) certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and earned a Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, 2010. She is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (A.W.C.) certified by the Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seattle, Washington through attending their 500 hour course on Ayurvedic Medicine (Traditional Medicine of India), 2009, and is a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner (R.A.P.) with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). Jenny earned her Bachelor's of Science in Natural Health Science from Bastyr University, and previously studied Pre-Medicine and Chinese Art History at The Ohio State University. She spent the summer of 2005 studying Chinese Art History and Culture in Shanghai and Beijing, China.
Personal health issues at a young age led Jenny into the world of Medicine. With over 13 years of personal experience in Chinese Medicine and Complimentary Medicines, Jenny has studied and trained in a variety of styles and techniques. In her practice she treats Gynecological imbalances, Pregnancy, Pediatrics, and Pain Management. Her Chinese Medicine focus is with the Chinese Medicine Schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Channel Theory and European Auricular Acupuncture. She utilizes Acutonics (tuning fork therapy) and other sound therapies along with homeopathic flower essences and herbal remedies.
David Turner trained at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2012. David is also certified in basic Traditional Thai Massage and Reiki. David spends his days working in development at Playhouse Square and as if he couldn't get enough theater he is very active in the local community theater scene. Since starting massage his mind has been opened to the many levels of holistic healing and is excited to begin this journey with The Studio.
Becky found yoga in the rolling hills of Athens, while attending Ohio University almost 10 years ago. Since then the practice has brought her strength, acceptance, discipline, many friendships and loving kindness. Her practice is playful and peaceful - expect to smile after Savasana.
A graduate of Ananda Bhakti Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Julie Brown and Denys Morgan, Becky looks forward to sharing her practice in the Cleveland community and continuing her journey of yoga studies, specifically learning more about yoga therapy for grief and bereavement.
Kasimira Vogel, is one of the Co-founders of Pathways to Wholeness and is very passionate in aiding each person to find their individual pathway to being a whole, healthy and integrated person. "Kassy" started her own quest when at age 13 it was discovered she had scoliosis. There started the introduction into alternative medicine and the benefits of proper diet. Today, Kassy is a licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Energy/Light Worker and Intuitive Healer who likes to use everything in her "tool box" from crystals, aromatherapy and herbs to vocal sounds and rattles to effect positive healing changes in the human body, mind and spirit.
Reiki Master and Art Specialist