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.
The first steps of my yoga journey began while living in Costa Rica, where I was introduced to the Ashtanga practice. In 2010, I graduated 200 hour Jivasara Yoga teacher training with Marni Task.
In 2015, I joined an international group of yogis for the first annual Accessible Yoga Conference in Santa Barbara, California. In 2017, I attended the first New York Accessible Yoga Conference and become an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. This was also the year that I graduated from the YogaReach mentorship under the direction of Char Grossman.
My mission is to help make yoga accessible to all by creating a welcoming environment for students of all levels. I do this through the use of inclusive language, poses and helping to create a safe space for individual exploration. I work in service of students in my classes to help them find a healing, empowering practice that is unique to their bodies or minds that day.
It is my firm belief that if you have a body, you can practice yoga!
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 is studio manager, yoga instructor, and massage practitioner at The Studio Cleveland.
New to the wellness community, Adriana has recently completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Ananda Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training, graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River, and has been learning the art of Traditional Thai Massage with Sarah Cheiky.
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.
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".
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.
Reiki Master and Art Specialist
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.
KAREN MAHONEY, LMT
Karen obtained her bachelors in Physiology/Anatomy from UC Berkeley, studied 2 years of medicine in Chicago, and obtained her massage license at the American College of Sports Massage.
Her modalities are a mix of Swedish, Deep, TP, Sports Massage, and energy work. Karen has 20 years in the field of massage and bodywork.
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, 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.