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Gretchen Banak

200 RYT Yoga Instructor


 Bio: Gretchen is an Ohio native and has lived in the Cleveland area since 1990.  She completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training through Pink Lotus Yoga in Lakewood, Ohio and is a multi-style certified instructor.  Gretchen has been practicing yoga since 2009, and in 2014 made the decision to deepen her practice and share her love of yoga by becoming a Yoga instructor. She loves teaching yoga as it allows her to help others create space free from obstacles in their own bodies and find the grace in movement that occurs when the body, the mind, and the breath join as one. Her emphasis is on physical fitness yoga, conducting creative and energetic classes that foster an invigorating and fun environment.  No judgements  nor expectations are present in her classes, only a willingness to participate for the love of our bodies. Gretchen and her non-yogi husband live in North Ridgeville with their furry, feline child.

Motto: “Dream it.  Believe It.  Do It.”

Why I love teaching yoga: She loves teaching yoga as it allows her to help others create space free from obstacles in their own bodies and find the grace in movement that occurs when the body, the mind, and the breath join as one.

Fun Fact: I have an extensive collection of souvenir coffee mugs as I have to get one on every trip I take.