Pure Yoga - Harbor Springs

Vinyasa Yoga

Pure Yoga is a Power Vinyasa Yoga Studio. Power isn't about standing on your head for 5 minutes or contorting your body into gumbi, it's about maximizing your potential. Finding your inner power and letting it shine! Vinyasa is movement with breath. Learn to flow through your practice like a dance! We offer a challenging but playful class that produces results in the mind and body for all abilities.

Meghann Valade

Owner

Meghann was introduced to yoga in 2005 when her friend invited her to a yoga class. She drifted back and forth from the practice until she found Baron Baptiste's Power Yoga. This practice spoke to her in a way that no other yoga had, she was instantly hooked & hungry for more. In 2011 Meghann completed Baron Baptiste's Level 1 teacher training, she returned from her experience with an eagerness to share this practice. Always a student first, Meghann plans to attend her Level 2 training with Baron in 2013 to share even more of her inner-power with Petoskey. Meghann's Power Vinyasa class allows for many different levels to be challenged in the same class.

Outside the studio, Meghann is an avid downhill skier, runner, & adventure seeker. She works as a Graphic Designer. Meghann moved to Petoskey from Grand Rapids in July 2012.






Christy Stempky

Vinyasa Pro

Christy was a skeptic when first introduced to yoga. The practice found her again in 2010 when she was struggling with arthritis in her low back as a result from two back surgeries attempting to correct her scoliosis in 2005 and 2007. Chronically in pain and struggling with having to reduce participation in activities that she loved, Christy was frustrated and full of despair. After contemplating for months and strong persuasion from her lawyer sister, she finally attended a class at Yoga State. She entered with minimal flexibility and full of aches, by the end of class she was dripping sweat, flat on her mat, oddly, feeling better than she had in a long time. Christy was hooked; attending as many classes as she could fit in her last year at Michigan State. It became her therapy, giving her more than she ever could have imagined likely. Upon graduating in May 2011 with an BS in Interdisciplinary Health Studies, Christy wasn’t sure about her future, but she knew she wanted to share the beneficial practice with as many people possible. She trained abroad in Mexico and Costa Rica with Sean and Karen Conley for her 200 hr teaching certification. Because of consistently practicing yoga, Christy is able to continue living actively. Other passions include (but not limited to) outdoor activities, horseback riding, running, basketball, hockey, snowboarding, photography, baking, and creating.

Lauri Hartmann

Vinyasa Pro

Lauri originally tried yoga upon the request of a co-worker in 2005 while working in corporate sales. She found a deep love and passion for yoga and it’s stress- relieving benefits. In 2007 Lauri became a 500 Hour Bikram Yoga Certified Instructor. After teaching this beginning series, practicing the advanced Classic 84 posture series, and competing in the Bishnu Ghosh Cup yoga competition for 2 years in Chicago, she moved to Indianpolis, IN. In 2009 she studied, mentored and certified with The Yoga Center of Indiana in Hot Vinyasa. In 2010 she moved to Northern Michigan and began her newest role as wife and mother. Through her pregnancies she has both taught and practiced yoga, and loves to share the benefits with students of all shapes and ages. "I am immensely inspired by students and their unique experiences with yoga practice. As I grow and deepen my own practice, I feel more and more drawn to sharing, in an imperfect and authentic way, my own journey though breath, asana and stillness."

Anne Cupp

Vinyasa Pro