Vanessa Rae Beggs is an Oakland, California native, who has been active in the healing arts community since her first certification as a holistic healer from The Mendocino School for Holistic Massage and Advanced Healing Arts in 2001. Shortly afterwards she received her Yoga teacher certification from The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and she has been a professional holistic practitioner in the healing arts community, both teaching and facilitating one-on-one for over 20 years now.
Some of her favored educational adventures include traveling, studying and receiving further training and certifications in Energy Medicine, Chi Nei Tsang, and later more western approaches of personal development, including multiple courses at Landmark Education. A long time "geek" of the mystical and miraculous, (as she refers to herself), she has joined these innate passions with her other God-given love... MUSIC. Vanessa has been singing since she was a wee one. First touring to Canada at 14 years old, joining her first professional band at 18, and continuing on to play in a jazz quartet, punk band and eventually her own rock band featuring her original music under the name Vanessa and Her Many Moons. The band released an album which got a glowing review in Oakland California's East Bay Express. As a session musician she recorded for multiple commercials for clients such as Haagen Daz, Fuji, Panasonic and Subaru as well as singing the end title track for Alex Cox's (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy) film, Searchers 2.0. In 2007, Vanessa graduated from the esteemed Mills College in Oakland Ca, receiving her BA in Music with Honors.
She began her teaching career later that year, which was another well-fitted match, due to her love of people, music and helping. After teaching music to children and adults for 6 years she plateaued and needed something new... She desired to understand more about the psychology of people and how to breakthrough challenges, communication barriers and reach new levels. It was then that Vanessa decided to sign up for her next personal and professional challenge, and she began her intensive 14 month program in Integrative Coaching to reach that new level of understanding, knowledge, personal development and success. She graduated from the Ford Institute of Integral Studies as a certified Integrative Coach, one of the first and only in the world in 2014.
Since then, everything she does incorporates this deep psycho-spiritual training. Whether leading a singing self-expression class, giving one-on-one life coaching or doing healing bodywork- she infuses ALL of her diverse, varied and unique training as well as bringing her full joyful, loving self to every session and every class.
Her mission is to infuse and integrate her holistic view of what it takes for a person to truly be happy and successful in their life- with all that she does. Whether you are studying music with her, getting bodywork or in need of coaching to move through a tricky transition in your life- Vanessa brings her mind, body and spirit to your service- in your service.
She is honored and grateful to have a private practice, for many years now, that she feels so passionate and inspired about. She has helped hundreds of clients access joy, freedom, confidence, happiness and love- their God given birthright. Away from the Hummingbird studio, Vanessa is an active musician, singing her heart out in the power duo, The Heavenly Biscuits, with her bestie, Lauren Condon. As if all this wasn't enough- the light of her heart and heart of her life is her sweetheart daughter, Violet, who is now 7. Violet may be seen at a Heavenly Biscuits show when appropriate and at many community events with Vanessa. They happily reside in Latrobe PA.
In Kind Regards and Joy!
I earned my BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I studied Anthropology, Religious Studies, Pan African Studies and Dance (just to show how much I love to learn 😊). It is there that I found a yoga practice and became interested in treating the body from a wholistic perspective. Since then I have discovered Functional Medicine and Holistic Nutrition. It was my interest in these coupled with my love of yoga that led me to complete my 200rytt at Moonglow Yoga under Cassandra Pfaff.
Even as a teacher now, I feel my main job is that of a student; always open and hungry to learn more. I love to learn about the various styles of yoga and feel that there is a form of yoga to go with whatever you may need for the day from a fast paced energetic vinyasa flow to a calming and restorative yin practice and everything in between. I enjoy bringing yoga into the lives of people who have never experienced it before and sharing the many health benefits it can give them.
I am always seeking to expand my experience by continuing my training, therefore adding more tools to my own practice and thereby growing as a teacher. Since earning my 200 hours I have completed a Kids Yoga Certificate program, a Yin and Restorative Certificate and have completed a Ashtanga workshop series to complement my home practice.
When I am not practicing yoga I am busy with my husband and our 2 and 5 year old, volunteering at our CSA farm, cooking Whole Foods from scratch and enjoying time in nature with our 2 dogs. Just as I practice the yin and yang of yoga I believe life is all about balance 😊🙏🏻
Jennifer Goebel,B.A,M.A.,E-RYT 500 and RYT 500.
Jennifer Goebel has been a fitness and Wellness enthusiast/educator for 18 years. She started learning and training while in high school. Jennifer holds many certifications in health and fitness;such as:Yoga,Pilates,Tai Chi,Aerobics, Spinning and many more... but her true passion is Yoga and Holistic Wellness Therapies.
Jennifer has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Holistic Health Studies.
Jennifer has trained and studied with Dr. Robin Shapiro,Sachiko Komagata,Claire Diab/Deepock Chopra,Sean Korn,Scott Cole,Megha Nancy Buttenheim and many other known presenters through out the United States and at the Kripalu Health and Wellness Center in Stockbridge, MA.
Jennifer is published and has a binded Master's Thesis available for review at Georgian Court University Library on: "How Yoga and Meditation Improve Individual's Stress Levels."
In 2005, Jennifer was invited by the Head of the Holistic Health Studies Program at Georgian Court University to give an undergraduate lecture on Yoga Movement and Nutrition. She was also invited by the New Program Director in 2009 to teach undergraduates yoga and wellness.
Currently, she teaches at the studio: JG Yoga and Wellness in Latrobe,PA;Community Colleges,Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Community Centers. Jennifer also speaks and teaches at Corporate Events and at Yoga Events by request.
Jennifer loves teaching Yoga and educating the community on Wellness Therapies. Her goal is to continue to grow and learn personally and professionally on and off that mat.
Kaitlyn Lewis, RYT 200
Kaitlyn lives on a farm with her husband and Kids. She is passionate about animals and yoga. She graduated JG Yoga and Wellness's Yoga Teacher Training.
She is very easy to follow and has a soft spoken yet fun voice and teaching style.
Try Kaitlyn's Class on Monday Morning's at 10am or an occasional Saturday Morning at 10am.
Cyndy Weir,RYT 200
I have been practicing yoga for over 14 years and decided I wanted to share my passion and love of yoga with others. I completed my teaching certification with JGYoga and Wellness in the summer of 2016 and really enjoy helping others in their yoga journey.
I live outside of Stoystown in Somerset County. We have pigmy goats, chickens, a blind cat, two other cats and Taylee our 12 year old chocolate lab, Nash our 5 year old standard poodle, and princess Sadie our 1 year old Yorkie! They are so much fun along with our 2 young grandsons.
My family and I have part ownership in Mountain Ridge ATV park located just outside of Reels Corner.
My past experience includes working in Social Services as a caseworker, a restaurant owner, and a licensed Real Estate agent.
I look forward to sharing our yoga journey together, Namaste.
D’Anna V. Kromer,RYT 200
While attending an intensive self-actualization course popular in the 80’s, she was asked, “What do you want?” Her reply, “to be happy.” In 1986, she found her happy pill in Hatha yoga. She believes that the tree of yoga offers everyone access to their birthright; to be happy and free.
Teaching came naturally for her. She was an avid swimmer and certified lifeguard/swim instructor in college. Her summers were spent teaching at youth camps and to physically challenged individuals to compete in Para Olympics. After graduating from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX with a degree in business, she discovered the new aerobics dance craze popular in the 80’s. Thanks to Jane Fonda and the encouragement of the dance studio owner, D’Anna became a certified Aerobics Dance Instructor.
A certified yoga instructor since 2003 and certified fitness instructor/trainer since 1986 with experience as diverse as the fitness industry. Some of her certifications include The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Aquatic Exercise Association, Madd Dogg Athletics, Silver Sneakers, PowerHouse Pilates, The Yoga Institute and Wisdom & Wellness. Since 2000, D’Anna has taught yoga and Pilates in various area locations: The Aerobic Center (Gbg.), Seton Hill (Gbg.), St. Vincent College (Latrobe), Westmoreland County Community College, Wisdom & Wellness (Gbg.), Laurel Ballet (Gbg.), MoonGlow Yoga (Gbg.), Inner Strength Yoga (N. Huntington), Yoga on Third (Irwin). In 2009, she completed the 200 hours prerequisite to become a Registered Yoga Instructor with the Yoga Alliance.
Most days of the week you will find her at My Fitness Kitchen (Latrobe) teaching many of the spinning and yoga classes. Each class although practical in content is made special with her musicality, intuitive flow, and motivating energy. D’Anna brings her friendly nature, caring & serving spirit, enthusiasm and wit to every class. One of her favorite quotes, Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and skillful execution. - a clothing label (no kidding). Yoga is our quality time uniting the self and spirit.
She & her husband, Mike, married 24 years, enjoy their family life in Norvelt, Pa. Their daughter, Haylie, graduates from MercyHurst University May 2017, and son, Adam, attends Mount Pleasant High School. D’Anna is a student at Health Coach Institute and will soon offer health coaching services.
Bailey and Peanut
Bailey is My Therapy Dog and True Healer.
Peanut has my heart since he was a puppy and touches my soul.
I love both of them. Animals are pure love and give off so much positive energy. When they are not with me while I am teaching... They are always with me in spirit.
Bailey Goebel is a Certified and Registered Therapy Dog.
Bailey teaches Chair Yoga Sessions with Owner, Jennifer Goebel. He is a True Healer. He make's residents light-up and be stills happiness to anyone he crosses paths with...Bailey honors the practice and students. He greets everyone before and after class and then lye's comfortably on a mat next to Jenniifer unitl class ends. One he hears the Yoga Term,"Namaste" he perks up and says it in his own dog language to everyone at a regular class or after a chair session then Bailey is ready for the next class or stop. This smart little dog is a fun loving spirit with a big heart.
Bailey travels to Hospitals,Nursing Homes,Assisted Livings and Community Centers. He also works with Hospice Patients and Terminally Ill Children.
You can request his services by appointment by calling(855)534-9642 or email: email@example.com
Cost is $25 per session.
Larissa Cysanyi, RYT 200
Larissa recently graduated from JG Yoga and Wellness Teacher Training in Latrobe, PA. She is married and lives in Blairsville with her husband Jason. and her 2 dogs. Larissa enjoys biking and educating people on the benefits of essential oils. She also owns a store in Blairsville, PA called Founders Gallery and Gifts. She offers group painting classes, furniture restoration classes and essential oils/ a lot of unique items there. Larissa has a passion for Yoga and Wellness. She teaches at Chestnut Ridge Spa and for Blairsville Parks and Recreation when she is not teaching at JG Yoga and Wellness. Larissa's Yoga is called Blue Bird Yoga and Wellness.
Try her Beginner/ Gentle Class on Monday Nights at 6pm or Thursday Night All-Level Class at 5:45pm. You will really enjoy her easy to follow classes.
Hayley Dunoff, RYT 200
Herbalist, Singer/ Muscian, Reiki Practioner and College Student
Hayley has been teaching yoga for a long time and has trained all over the world.
Come and take her yoga-flow when she is on our schedule.
You will love her unique peaceful style.
Welcome back Hayley:)
JG Yoga and Wellness | 5954 Pennsylvania 981, Latrobe, PA, United States | +1.855.534.9642