Our Board is a diverse group of talent, with the same passion for bringing yoga and mindfulness modalities to at-risk, in-crisis, and underserved communities. 
— Gina Fennell, Executive Director
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WENDY ANDERSEN

Wendy is founder and original owner of one of Cincinnati's first yoga studios, Shine Yoga Center in Hyde Park, Wendy left her position as a corporate litigation attorney to open Shine, a "little studio with a big heart." You'll still find her on the schedule at Shine, as well as teaching workshops around town. Wendy also works with parent organizations in the Sycamore School system, where her three boys are students. 


DEB BAGLEY

Deb Bagley has been teaching at Project Yoga's program at Bethany House for the past 5 years. "Teaching at Bethany is the highlight of my week." In 2002, Deb became a student of Ashtanga Yoga, and expanded her understanding of the practices of yoga and meditation by completing yogahOMe's 200 hour teacher training in 2012. Deb can also be found teaching at Dristiq Yoga and co-leads their Teacher Training program. Deb has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Butler University and has worked in management for department stores in Texas and Ohio, as well as 12 years with the Mason City School District as administrative assistant. A passionate cyclist and yogi, Deb's teaching motto is "Compassion for self, compassion for others." 


ANNIE BOLLING

Annie Bolling is a 200 E-RYT who is currently completing her 500 RYT. Founder of Clear Conscious Movement in East Walnut Hills, she also teaches at Mint Yoga Studio. Annie received a certification in Pilates in 2006. A graduate of UC's DAAP program with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Annie worked with Phyllis Weston for over a decade, coordinating and hosting art openings, fundraisers and event planning.  She also enjoyed success as an art gallery owner, on her own and with Phyllis Weston.  


BETH BRENDAMOUR

Beth has a long history of work in disease management as well as health promotion. With degrees in Nutrition and an MBA, Beth has worked in Clinical Management and Nutrition Counseling at University Hospital, as a Dietician for Juvenile Diabetes' Camp Korelitz, Assistant Brand Manager for Procter and Gamble, and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer. Beth also serves as a member of the Philanthropic Advisory Council to the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute at the Ohio State University. "I believe in the power of yoga and it's ability to move one towards mental clarity that aligns with intention." 


KATY KNOWLES

Katy is Co-Founder of Project Yoga and has dedicated 35+ years to teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Former owner of the yogahOMe studios in Cincinnati, Katy brought master teachers in yoga, ayurveda and meditation to Cincinnati, exposing thousands of people to the practices. As a result of her yoga teacher training programs through yogahOMe, many of Greater Cincinnati's instructors received their certifications as teachers under Katy's tutelage. Katy is a certified Yoga Therapist, a 500 E-RYT and certified Level I teacher in Para Yoga, A former modern dancer who studied with masters, including Martha Graham, Katy currently leads 200 hour teacher trainings in the Midwest and wellness retreats in Colorado. 


DEANA PODVIN

Deana has been teaching for Project Yoga at Saint Paul Village since 2011. She began practicing yoga in 2001 and has certifications at the 200 and 500 E-RYT levels and has taught at multiple studios, including yogahOME, Simply Power Yoga, and Elemental OM. Deana has a degree in Interior Design from Miami University and is currently an independent sales rep for multiple furniture manufacturers, with a focus on hospitality, healthcare, restaurant, retail and corporate workplaces. Deana also worked for Loth Inc. for 17 years as an Account Executive, managing multiple Fortune 500 relationships, solving their design needs and overseeing project management. 


AMY VETTER

Amy is founder of Dristiq Yoga, and Chief Relationship Officer for Xero Americas. A national speaker and author, her book Business, Balance & Bliss: How the B3 Method Can Transform Your Career and Life shares her scientifically-backed methodology for achieving work-life harmony. A CPA, Amy's accounting and business expertise led her to pen Integrative Advisory Services: Expanding Your Accounting Services Beyond the Cloud to provide a step-by-step guide for accounting and bookkeeping professionals on applying emerging technologies. She's applied innovative business practices at Dristiq,  including offering virtual classes 24/7. A serial entrepreneur, Amy also is a Board Member for the Data Coalition and an Advisory Board Member of Pantheon, Inc.

 


*The terms 200 E-RYT and 500 E-RYT refer to the designation of an individual as licensed through the Yoga Alliance, a national non-profit association that promotes and sets standards for learning, teaching and best practices in yoga and mindfulness.


HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Faith Bryan
Joan Donnelly
David Knowles
Peter Levin
Ken Paley
Missy Tyszkiewicz
Tonya Vachirasomboon