We are a team of dreamers. We are soul-shakers.
We are here to change the world.
 

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Caitlin Livingston

Do you love:

  • Photography

  • Kids

  • Food

  • Running

  • Quirkiness

  • Determination

This is going to be fun.

Founder of The Yoga Garden

Caitlin began practicing yoga 13 years ago, and in 2015, realized that yoga was more than just a practice on the mat. She began to see the capacity for yoga to be a way of living your life - a practice of loving-kindness.

In 2017 Caitlin attended Asheville Yoga Training Center for their immersive yoga teacher training. From this training she received so much more than just a firm foundation of asana practice, but also a greater understanding of the importance of how we interact with our loved ones, our community, and the world.

Her passion for teaching yoga stems from her genuine desire to help others find their path to wellness and live a more peaceful lifestyle. When off the mat, Caitlin is a Mom to three, a wedding and lifestyle photographer, and a lover of reading, running, hiking and biking.

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Courtney Rae

Do you love:

  • Cats

  • Coffee

  • Poetry

  • Hiking

  • Smiles

  • Joy

We can be friends.

Founder of Bee-You Café & Co-founder of TYG

Courtney discovered yoga’s incredible physical benefits when she began practicing 6 years ago, and in 2015 continued a consistent asana practice that made her soul feel more alive with every minute on the mat. From there, her desire to share yoga with others overflowed. 

After attending Asheville Yoga Center’s 200-hour teacher training in March 2017, Courtney realized her goal was to help others learn to love themselves by listening to their bodies, carving out space for self-growth, and cultivating inner peace and compassion with the intention of developing their best selves.

Her passion for teaching yoga comes from a desire to create a safe space which allows others to love themselves. Off the mat, Courtney enjoys reading, hiking, biking, playing tennis, and finding new music.

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Michael Livingston

Do you love:

  • Sports

  • Kids

  • Running

  • Community

  • Reno Projects

  • Caring People

Let's get things done.

Co-Founder and Manager at The Yoga Garden

Michael Livingston is most notably Caitlin Livingston's other half, daddy-extrodinare, and person responsible for getting all things related to The Yoga Garden done. His helpful demeanor, committed personality and vast knowledge of a variety of subjects has made him an irreplaceable and necessary part of the team. 

When he is not managing the studio, Mike enjoys staying active in the community through sports leagues, working out, and raising his two talented sons Kolby and Krew as well as his beautiful daughter Camilla.
 

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Claire Gates

Do you love:

  • Kids

  • Learning

  • Coffee

  • Books

  • Kindness

  • Mysteries

  • Dogs

We've got this!

Certified Kids Yoga Instructor

Claire found her love for yoga 3 years ago.  She began taking classes to manage stress and find a peaceful workout.  Before long, she wanted to share this calm and empowerment with everyone she knew.

Claire is a first grade teacher in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  In 2016, she began teaching the children in her class simple yoga poses and incorporating mindfulness into her classroom.  Before she knew it, she saw a significant change in the way her students’ managed their emotions and saw their excitement to learn more about yoga.

This change led her to pursue a Kidding Around Yoga certification in 2017 to grow her knowledge of how little bodies find their calm.  Outside of teaching, Claire loves to read, ride bikes, search for great coffee, and spend time with family and friends.

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Alycia Brestensky

 

DO YOU LOVE:

  • Traveling

  • Nature

  • Magick

  • Earthing

  • Journaling

  • Hiking

Lets have some laughs!

Certified 200 RYT Yoga Instructor

Alycia began her yoga journey 5 years ago in 2013 when she took her first class as a credit for college; while she was also taking a religion class and learning about Buddhism… Alycia realized it went hand-and-hand and wasn’t just a workout or a way of stretching; it was a way of life. It became her passion and she knew that she wanted to share this practice and lifestyle with as many people as she could.

In June 2016, Alycia traveled to the beautiful jungles of Costa Rica and did a one-month immersion training at Anamaya Resort in Montezuma, through Joyful Yoga. This is where she found her soul home and where her spirit finally spoke to her for the first time. The jungle woke Alycia up to the universe and made her realize why yoga is called a “practice”… you never ever stop learning and practicing. Through teaching, she was able to let students to know that it is okay to not take life so seriously and that we are all on our own personal journeys, while also being together as a two-way practice.

Her passion for teaching yoga comes from a place intending to make deep spiritual connections with others as well as her love for helping the world and others as much as she can. Off the mat, you can find Alycia frolicking around in nature, traveling, spending time with her loved ones and playing with her dog.

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Erica Seaver-Engel

Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher

Erica has worked in outdoor education throughout the United States, and began practicing yoga about 10 years ago as a stress-reliever while in Washington State. Yoga became her refuge during/after years of physically and mentally demanding work. Four years ago she moved to Uniontown with her husband, 2 adopted dogs, loads of outdoor gear ... and her yoga mat. 

In 2015, Erica was drawn to The Himalayan Institute in Pittsburgh (HIP) and the Himalayan Tradition of hatha yoga. She committed to HIP's 10-month training and earned her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher certification in 2016. She experienced that hatha yoga's systematic, holistic practices offer profound benefits to the modern mind, body and spirit. 

"As we experience these benefits, we change our world," Erica says. "I practice yoga to return to my Self. I share hatha yoga -- postures, breathwork, meditation, relaxation and lifestyle practices -- so others may return to themselves. To remind us that we are enough. More than enough. Today. In this moment."

DO YOU LOVE:

  • Learning

  • Wilderness

  • Introverts

  • Dogs

  • Deep Listening

  • Tea & Books

Let the adventure begin!

 


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Kate Migyanko

Doula, Birth + Breastfeeding educator, and Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Kate is in the business of empowering women during the most profound time of their lives. Currently as a doula, and as a birth and breastfeeding educator, Kate draws upon her extensive training and personal life experience to help others.

Having birthed and breastfed two children, one in a hospital with a doctor, and one in a birth center with a midwife, she has grown to understand the importance of flexibility, patience and surrender to handle all that life has to throw your way. Her breastfeeding journey with her daughter and her birth experience and breastfeeding journey with her son solidified the fact that this was the good work she was placed on this Earth to do.

She believes that through yoga women can connect with their bodies and baby(ies) to develop a beautiful relationship with them. Her hope is to be a resource to moms and to offer support that strengthens and empowers women to be brave and at peace during childbirth and beyond.

Do you love:

  • Birth

  • Breastfeeding

  • Music

  • Coffee

  • Traveling

  • Movies (especially Step Brothers)

Did we just become best friends?! 

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Tascha Pehur

Do you love:

  • Laughter

  • Adventures

  • Running

  • Hallmark Movies

  • Trips to Target

  • Crafts

Let's get to know each other.

Licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist 

Tascha grew up in Uniontown, with a profound love for exploring the world and creating new adventures. Having owned a spa for 7 years, then taking a hiatus to raise her two incredible children, she is eager to help people relax and enjoy the peaceful and fulfilling experience of massage and facials.

With a strong desire to help other's needs on a individual basis, building relationships and getting to know her clients on a personal level holds the upmost importance. When she's not at home raising and teaching her two little blessings, Tascha enjoys being crafty, taking photographs, shopping at target, running, and spending quality time with her family.

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Richelle Blackburn

licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician

Richelle was born and raised in Wheeling, WV. With a passion to help people feel better, she pursued massage therapy after high school at Penn Commercial 10 years ago. She worked for a chiropractor's office in Washington, PA for 5 1/2 years before having her first son and moving to Uniontown, PA.

After moving to Uniontown, Richelle went to Laurel Business Institute where she majored in Esthetics and later that year had her second son. After working for herself and other spas, she found her place at The Yoga Garden. Specializing in lymphatic drainage, hot stone massages, and balancing energies, Richelle loves to serve our community.

Do you love:

  • History

  • The Office

  • Ghost Hunting

  • Chai Tea

  • Amusement Parks

  • Swimming

Come in and let it go.