Discover Your TRUE SELF

What comes to mind when you hear the word yoga? Flexibility, handstands, twisting your body into a pretzel like position? What if we told you that yoga, in it’s simplest form, means to yoke, or unite. Through postures, breath work, and meditation tools, we unite our physical, mental, and emotional selves as one. Yoga assists in so much more than physical transformation. When yoga is practiced on a regular basis it begins to transform the mental and emotional well-being. This is where you start to discover your TRUE SELF. At The Bodhi Tree Studio, we offer a blend of yoga types and we make yoga accessible to all bodies and all ages by using tools and variations of movement.

Lindsay Spaulding

Lindsay Spaulding grew up in Mendon, IL and after graduating college she moved to Los Angeles, CA. While living in California, Lindsay began her yoga journey in 2011 and received her Hatha Yoga certification in 2013 from Yoga Blend in Burbank, CA. For her personal practice she mainly enjoys Anusara Yoga so her teachings are mostly based on this style of yoga which is a branch of Hatha Yoga that uniquely integrates life-affirming teachings and precise principles of alignment. Yoga has been an outlet for Lindsay as well as a healing mechanism through life’s trials and tribulations. Yoga is and always will have a special place in Lindsay’s heart and her intention is to share the grace and peace that she has found in yoga to others.

Sueanne Spencer

Sueanne Spencer began her yoga practice in 2016 at the guidance of a close friend. She was drawn to yoga as a means of stress relief and grief healing. To quote her; “Yoga saved my life”. This inspired her to complete RYT 200 hour training with Yoga Alliance in April 2018. She is certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, and restorative yoga, as well as a certified Second Degree Reiki. She is passionate about sharing the inner peace that yoga brings to the mind, body, and spirit. Sueanne is an early childhood school secretary. She is married with 2 children. Her passions are her yoga practice and sharing it with others, reading, and gardening. Sueanne finds much peace and joy teaching the many benefits that yoga provides and loves combining Young Living Essential Oils into every class. She also enjoys working one on one with students to help them gain the inner peace yoga brings.

Mia Meacher

Mia has been practicing yoga for over ten years. While living in Cleveland, Ohio she went to her first yoga studio, and immediately felt at home and at peace. A Vinyasa 200 hr and a Yoga for All certified teacher, Mia believes that yoga is for everyone. Her background in music and music therapy, Mia is interested in making yoga accessible and fun. Her classes bring positive energy, breath, and community!

Cari Frink

Cari Frink is a wife of a Methodist Minister and has 5 children. Cari received Reiki in the First Degree of the Usui System of Natural Healing in 2015, received Reiki in the Second Degree Of the Usui System of Natural Healing 2015, and completed her Reiki Master Apprenticeship from 2016 to 2019 where she taught classes in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2. She became a Reiki Master of the Usui System of Natural Healing in 2019. Cari also specializes in guided meditation, emotional healing and emotional release and is an intuitive guide for your body’s essential oil needs. Cari loves being with people, seeing people grow and change. She has been called to walk beside others in their journey and guide them to develop their light.

Joe Ware

I'm just your average Joe. In my pass-time I enjoy riding my bike any where and everywhere. I love being outside; moving my body is my greatest passion. I currently work at Good Samaritan home where most of my Friday's I teach a chair chi class to several residents. I enjoy motivating them to focus on the movements and try their best. My main title at Good Samaritan is an activity aide. From my experience, I have a greater appreciation for the connection of the mind and body.

Chair chi is an excellent example of the unison between our body and mind. I hope to bring to this class that fitness is not a marathon, but a journey. Chair chi encourages the participants to focus on the movements of the body and the thoughts and dedication that goes along with it.

Sarah Uzelac

Sarah has been practicing yoga since 2003, when she took her first yoga class at the Quincy YMCA. Having grown up taking and teaching dance classes, she loved that the movement of yoga follows the breath, and took joy in adding the practice of mindfulness to physical postures. She brought her yoga practice with her to Chicago, where she lived from 2008-2019. There, she studied Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, Aroma Flow, and Pranayama. Upon returning to Quincy in June 2019, Sarah began practicing at the Bodhi Tree Studio. She completed her RYA 200-hour yoga teacher certification in May 2020. Sarah's mission as a yoga instructor is to encourage her students to foster a higher awareness of self and surroundings, and in doing so, cultivate a deeper connection with humanity.

Amber Smith

Amber is Yoga Alliance Certified and received her yoga teacher training at New Moon Movement and Meditation in Quincy, IL in May 2020. She has a passion for helping those just starting out in Yoga and meditation. She offers both beginner level Hatha Yoga with a slow of Vinyasa I and II, along with guided meditation classes. Amber’s passion for nature and regaining our connection to mama Gaia also plays a huge role in her practice. Grounding with your bare feet on the earth can reconnect you with Earth’s electromagnetic field and has been scientifically proven to have many immune boosting benefits and stress relieving effects. In our daily lives, we become disconnected from our higher selves and our own inner peace. She believes Yoga is truly meditation through movement and through our practices of yoga and meditation we can relieve stress, quiet the mind, open the heart, and find inner peace.

Alexis Taryn

Alexis Taryn is a Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Instructor, Buti Yoga Instructor, and Trauma Informed Yoga instructor specializing in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence support. With 3 years teaching experience, Alexis is grateful for the opportunity to carefully cultivate a warm, loving, healing practice for all souls, bodies and abilities in the yoga and movement practice. Her philosophy is that anything that grounds and connects you to your body, breathe, and present moment is a great practice to carry with you.

Haley Brown

Haley began her journey as a teacher of yoga upon graduating college in 2018, feeling rootless at a time of change and wanting to find stability through sharing her practice with others. Through yoga, Haley has found calm in an often stressful life, and strength in her body she never knew. As a teacher, she keeps her flows upbeat, funky, and accessible to people at any stop on their yoga journey. She particularly finds power in connecting unique movement to asanas, helping people get out of their heads and into their bodies. Outside of yoga, Haley enjoys being an engineer, cooking, and sharing her life with her boyfriend and cat.

Special Guest Teacher: Christy Lynn Hicks

Christy is a teacher, mentor, empowerment coach, writer, alchemist, and modern-day mystic who is passionate about reminding people of the wondrous magic inside of them and their capacity to create 'heaven on earth’.

As a Yoga & Meditation teacher for over 25 years as well as Yoga Studio Owner, Teacher Trainer, Positive Psychology Educator, Empowerment Coach & Public Speaker for over 15, Christy offers experience, guidance, support and a wide array of tools to empower others in creating deep and lasting transformation. She blends the practical with the spiritual and the discipline with a sense of humor and a lightness of heart.

Some of the modalities she loves to explore and share are the Chakra System, Energy & the Elements, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Visualization & Manifestation, Ritual, Ecstatic Dance, Effective Communication, Yoga Asana, Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy & Psychology.

Find out more: christylynnhicks.com