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.
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.
I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2018 with Ylonda Rosenthal-Greene (Awake to My Soul YTT). Inspiring practitioners to always be present—my classes move at a slow, mindful pace—finding the balance between physical challenge and quiet calm.
Adriana is studio manager, yoga instructor, and massage practitioner at The Studio Cleveland.
New to the wellness community, Adriana completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Ananda Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training in November 2016, graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River in March 2016, and has been learning the art of Traditional Thai Massage with Sarah Cheiky since 2015.
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 movement and breath. Adriana chooses to commute through the city on her bicycle year-round and enjoys spending her spare time reading, hiking, creating art, and cooking.
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.
Kasimira Vogel, LMT
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.
MARY BELL, LMT
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.”
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.
Alice began her yoga journey in 2008 when she took a class in college. Appealing to her athletic background and beginning to notice positive changes physically and mentally, Alice knew she had to pass on the benefits of yoga through teaching. Graduating from Ananda Bhakti in 2016, Alice has been able to follow her passion for teaching yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations. Taking one of her classes will also usually include music of all sorts as she sees music as a way to connect and deepen the experience.
JEREMY HUTCHISON, LMT
After taking a course in Traditional Thai Massage at The Studio Cleveland in 2013, Jeremy was inspired to pursue massage therapy training at ASIS (Arizona School of Integrative Studies) later that year. There, he was instructed in Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Connective Tissue Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity, Sports Massage, and Injury Rehab. Returning to Ohio, he received additional training at Harmony Path.
Jeremy is a natural health enthusiast and enjoys all things outdoors including kayaking, rock climbing, learning about natural history, and just being out there.Jeremy offers Traditional Thai Massage which is performed on a mat on the ground and encompasses a wide range of techniques. Some of the techniques look similar to acupressure, while others look like partner yoga. He also offers Craniosacral Therapy which is practiced as a form of energy work. Jeremy is also available for Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage.
BRYAN LANGSDALE, LMT
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.
Samantha received her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification in Playa Grande, Costa Rica of June 2017 through Sadhana Yoga School. She was first called to yoga in high school where now, her practice has transformed from a sweaty workout to a sacred offering. Sam feels humbled and blessed to be able to share the gift of yoga with her community. Sam Rus is a dynamic & highly compassionate teacher, on and off the mat. In her class, you will be be transported into field of positivity that will allow you to freely and comfortably express yourself, with her supportive assists and angelic voice as a guide. She believes yoga is a lifestyle made for every *body* which can be practiced within every breathing moment. Sam hopes to continue her travels and teachings throughout the world, spreading love, peace, and kindness one heart at a time. When not in the studio, you can find her studying a language (mostly Spanish), reading a book (mainly about consciousness), or talking to strangers (any of them). Sam would like to thank you for being and hopes to meet you soon. ~Shanti Shanti Shanti~
DAVID TURNER, LMT
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.
Lisa Zito, LMT
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.
Reiki Master and Art Specialist