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Pattie Wagner, E-RYT 200 and YACEP®, took yoga when she was four years old with her flower child mom. Yoga found her again when she had her second son and needed a release from a demanding career in a foreign city. Over 14 years, she has practiced a broad variety of yoga styles including Power, Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Iyengar and "crappy work yoga" and infused them all into her teaching style (minus the crappy parts, of course). She is E-RYT 200 and Reiki Level II certified and hopes to complete her RYT 500 in the near future.

  • My teaching style is: Very hands on, fun, upbeat and spiritual. I love assisting my students, so be prepared for adjustments, neck rubs and guidance.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Padahastasana! I love the release that Gorilla pose provides.  It’s a simple forward fold that is accessible to all levels of yogis. It also calms the mind, helps with digestion and improves circulation in your hands and wrists. It’s great for people who work on computers all day long.
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Wow, so much. I began practicing when my 2nd son was born to help with post-partum depression. From there, I fell in love! Anything is possible on a yoga mat.
  • My favorite music to practice to is: I love heavier music such as Florence & the Machine and the Black Keys for a power class. I get a lot of help from my sons who help keep my music cutting edge ... I love offering a brand new sound or unknown artist to my students, especially local CLE bands such as The Modern Electric. 
  • I love my: Eyes and hair. My eyes are hazel and can turn to a beautiful complex green/gold. My hair? I rarely blow it dry.
  • My favorite goddess is: Akhilandeshvari. She is the “The Always Broken Goddess”.  Basically, she celebrates that we are always just a little broken, a little on the edge. This allows us to try something new and unfathomable in our lives and break away from our toxic routines or attachments. And she rides on a crocodile … how cool is that?!  There is a great article about her on Elephant Journal by JC Peters. Check it out!
  • You must try this healthy snack: Sprouted pumpkin seeds. I love their mealy texture.
  • My favorite Sanskrit phrase is: "Om Namah Shivaya". Chanting this mantra is incredibly powerful … be careful what you wish for!
  • My advice for beginning yogis: Focus on building the very basics of your practice. Your breath is everything and will guide you both physically and spiritually. Don’t worry about how flexible or strong you are … and don’t worry about the heat, Release has plenty of options! 
  • I’m most grateful for: My wonderful family who supported me when I took on the major life change of starting my own yoga studio. I may be crazy, but I’m loved!
  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: Tahiti in my personal hut by the water. Wait, that hasn’t happened yet!
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Adam Levine and Bradley Cooper. Brad (he lets me call him Brad) and I would practice at the back of the room and giggle at Adam showing off.  But when Brad wasn't looking I would be completely gawking at Adam :-)
  • I want to take my yoga to the next level by: Assisting all of the fabulous Release teachers and students in reaching their full potential.  
  • My heroes are: Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop), Maxine Clark (founder of Build a Bear) and Oprah (founder of everything). They each built profitable businesses from the core of their passions, took immense risks, and focused on giving back to their employees and communities. And they did it with kindness, compassion, fun and profitability. That’s the way business should be!
  • My one wish for the world is: Be kind. Be grateful. Be forgiving.
Dr. Tim Vierheller graduated in 2001 from Logan University with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, earning his license in the state of Ohio.

In 2002, Dr. Vierheller went on to purchase an existing practice in Mansfield, Ohio and then relocated in 2010 and joined Massillon Chiropractic Clinic, giving him over a decade of experience in his field. He has treated thousands of patients in his career ranging from a few days old to 95 years young and emphasizes wellness to each and every one of his patients.

His philosophy is that in order to BE WELL, one must Move Well, Eat Well and Think Well.

Erika is our new Assistant Studio Manager. She has been practicing yoga with us for a little over a year. She has fallen in love with not only the physical changes that yoga has made in her life, but also the release from stress it brings her. With her 5 years of managerial experience, she will be a great addition to the team.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Half Pigeon. Its such a great emotion release pose.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Stress. I hold on to a ton of things that I shouldn't, and yoga has given me a sense of peace in my life.

  • I love my shoulders because: They are small and feminine, yet they are such a source of strength.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Any kind of veggies with red pepper hummus.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: To just give it a try. It was so life changing for me, I truly believe everyone should give it a shot at least once.

  • I am most greatful for: My mom, she is such a strong independent person, and I wouldn't be who I am today without her.

  • The most exotic place I've practiced yoga is: My favorite city in the world, NYC!

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be LeBron James because: He is a phenomenal athlete and is nice to look at as well!

  • My hero is: Beyonce. She is a powerful, intelligent woman who has built quite an empire for herself. 

  • My once wish for the world: Is for everyone to slow down. So much of our lives pass us by, and we don't soak it in.
Christa began her practice with an open mind, dedicating 30 days to try this “hippie yoga thing.” After her first class, she was hooked. At first, the physical challenge was what kept her coming back, but slowly she began to fall in love with all aspects and discover parts of herself she never saw before. Her passion led her to enroll in teacher training, and she hopes to guide others in their journey on and off their mats.
  • My teaching style is: Evolving. As I learn and grow, the way I teach begins to reflect my own practice. The one thing that won’t change is how I want my students to feel in my class. I want my class to feel like home, regardless of if it is day 1 or day 100, knowing they’re completely accepted for who they are and where they’re at.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Headstand because it was quite the journey to finally get into the pose and every time I enter the pose I feel incredibly grateful.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: An unhealthy view of my body. I used to search for what could help me achieve the ‘perfect’ body and began yoga for the workout aspect. And in that process, yoga slowly began to transform the way I interact with my body and mind. And now I’m proud to accept my body where it’s at now. I love my: collarbones, because they are an expression of my femininity and a reminder to keep an open heart.

  • My favorite deity is: Jesus, because He calls us to love in such a powerful way.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Almond butter. On a banana, in a pita, add it to a smoothie, straight out of the jar… no shame.

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is: Ahimsa (nonviolence) because I aspire to have my life molded by that ethical principle.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: “Practice and all is coming” meaning keep showing up to your mat, even if you’re sore/frustrated/tired because you’ll see growth in so many aspects of your life. Don’t rush the process.

  • I’m most grateful for: My incredibly supportive family and friends.

  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: San Francisco (my favorite city!)

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Adam Levine. Let’s be honest…

  • I’m encouraged to take my yoga to the next level because: There is always something to learn, ways to grow, and goals to reach. Yoga is a never ending journey, which is what makes it so beautiful.

  • My heroes are: The people all over the world that are igniting change and social progress.

  • My one wish for the world is: For curiosity to replace fear. We are all so fearful of things we do not know, and fear is crippling, violent, and all-consuming. If we are curious instead, we have an open mind and heart – with that, anything is possible.



Piper started her yoga journey only a few months ago when she first walked into Release. Already, she has fallen in love with it and wants to one day become a yoga instructor. Piper is a student at Jackson High School and is involved in the making of Release's community garden.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Cobra.
  • My favorite music to practice to is: Anything calm and low key. 


  • I love my: Hair.  It's fun and it's different. It makes me, me. 


  • You must try this healthy snack: Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings."  A great healthy alternative to chicken wings!


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Well, I'm still a beginner myself, but I would say don't get frustrated if you can't perfect a pose right away. It takes practice! 


  • I’m most grateful for: My amazing family. 


  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Florence Welch because she might sing the whole time and it would be so peaceful to practice to her voice. I have no idea if she does yoga ... if not, we'd be beginners together!


  • My heroes are: My big brother and my grandparents, as well as my parents of course. They have always been there to make me smile and help me grow.


  • My one wish for the world is: Health. 
Tiffany originally came to her mat to help her overcome post-partum depression and anxiety - it worked, and so much more! Since then, she has found her individual identity and a deep passion to help others so she enrolled in teacher training and is now a RYT-200. Her favorite quote is "Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out alive" and strives to create a fun yet empowering environment for her students while they are on their mat so they can carry that with them when they leave.

  • My teaching style is: Fun, inspiring and empowering. I want my students to leave knowing they are enough and be proud of themselves.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Half Moon. I always feel so open and strong in this pose!

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My loss of self as well as depression and anxiety. Yoga has proved to me that I can still be Tiff as well as mom, wife, friend, etc. There is something so powerful about taking the time out for yourself!

  • I love my: FEET! What can I say? They carry me through life with strength but also sometimes trip me up to make sure I am paying attention!

  • My favorite Deity or god/goddess is: Ganesha! Remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, what's not to love?

  • You must try this healthy snack: Apples dipped in peanut butter that has been mixed with cinnamon oil and granola

  • My favorite sanskrit word is: Ahimsa, nonviolence. I apply this to my life in so many ways. We must learn to be non-violent with others as well as ourselves. I believe this is the road we must travel to true contentment.

  • My advice for beginning yogis: Approach yoga with a light heart and an open mind. You will fall, you will step out of your comfort zone, but you will grow as yoga does it's work on you! Go with it and stay grateful in the journey!

  • I'm most grateful for: My family for their unwavering support and encouragement.
    Most exotic place I've practiced: Cancun, Mexico

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Bryan Kest (again!) He is such an inspiring person all around!

  • I am excited to take yoga to the next level because I am working towards completing my RYT-200 as well as discover pre-natal and post-natal yoga first hand and I cannot wait to share my knowledge!

  • My heroes are: First time yogis. You made it to your mat, and that is inspiring to me!

  • My one wish for the world is: To be kind to one another - you never know the other person's story.
Sophi is a student at Green High School, and has been practicing yoga for five months. She fell in love with it the first time she tried it, at Release, and has been hooked ever since. Yoga has helped not only her physical body, but so many other aspects of her life too.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Legs up the wall, because it’s so relaxing.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My weight struggle. When I first started yoga, I only tried it for the workout aspect, but I soon realized that it was only the beginning of what yoga was doing for me.

  • I love my hair because: it is long, and natural, also I can do just about anything with it.

  • My favorite god/goddess is jesus because: my faith in Jesus is one of the things that keeps me grounded.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Apples and almond butter, or anything with almond butter really.

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is namaste because: it appreciates the love and life in everyone.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: to try it! You never know whether you will like it or not. Also don’t give up after your first time, it takes work and dedication.

  • I’m most grateful for: my friends and family, and all the opportunities that I have had.

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Adele or Carrie Underwood because I am obsessed with their music and I love everything that they stand for.

  • I’m eager to take my yoga to the next level because: yoga has had such a huge impact on my life already, and I cannot wait to see what else it’s gonna do for me.

  • My heroes are: Anyone who has served in the military, pushed for social change, and my Mom and Dad.

  • My one wish for the world is: For everyone to stop caring what others think, and for everyone to stop judging others. That everyone is happy.





Laramie is a student at Jackson High School who began her yoga journey almost a year ago. At first yoga was just physical challenge that came with a good stretch. But over time she has realized that yoga is so much more. She has fallen in love with the way it provides challenges as well as a way to distress, refocus, and regain peace of mind. As she continues to practice, she hope to discover even more about her mind and body and share her passion with those around her.


  • My favorite yoga pose is: Crow. It’s such a challenging yet fun pose that gives me a sense of strength and accomplishment.


  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My need to be in control and for everything to be perfect all the time. Yoga allows me to relax and refocus on what is truly important. It reminds me that not everything will always go as planned. You may lose your balance and fall, but it’s okay because mistakes are what allow us to grow.

  • I love my feet because...: they give me stability and balance. Though they may be small they support the weight of my entire body and always get me where I need to go.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Greek yogurt with berries and granola.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: I am still a beginner myself but yoga takes time and practice, so don't get frustrated right away. Yoga has some truly amazing things to offer so don't hesitate to give it a chance!

  • I’m most grateful for: My family. They have always been there to pick me up when I fall and they love me unconditionally. Without them I would not be the person I am today.

  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: Cross Country Camp. It was not necessarily exotic by any means, but it was so much fun to practice with some of my closest friends, especially after a long and tiring day.

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be Tyler Joseph because not only would it be amazing to meet him, but his music motivates and inspires me every day. His creativity and unique individuality would definitely bring a new feeling to any yoga class.

  • I’m inspired to take my yoga to the next level because: Each time I practice I learn something new about my body and what it is truly capable of.

  • My heroes are: My mom and grandma. They have both taught me so much, and continue to inspire me every day with their resilience and love for those around them.

  • My one wish for the world is: Health and Happiness.


Elyse is a a recent RYT 200 graduate from Release Yoga, and is a certified Buti Yoga instructor. She also teaches dance at Dianna Durkin Dance Studio. Elyse took her first yoga class in high school, but didn't find a deeper connection to the practice till later on. For Elyse yoga is a moving meditation that keeps her mind and body refreshed. She hopes to encourage students to never stop learning and exploring all that their bodies can inform them about each time they step onto their mat.


  • My teaching style is: Always changing! I am always open to learn more from others and share that knowledge with students. I approach teaching with a light hearted attitude, as we are all learning and growing together.


  • My favorite yoga pose is: Currently, it's a tie between Triangle and Warrior III. I love the strong sense of grounding and alignment I experience in Triangle, and it also a a great time to check back in with your breath. Many people build mental blocks around Warrior III, but it allows you to break those fears down, you confront your fear/self doubt and take flight with strength and confidence!

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Different insecurities and feelings of self doubt that I have carried for many years about myself. When I come to my mat I am reminded that I am capable of so much more than I realize!

  • I love my... because:

For along time I had insecurities with my body, but now I am finally embracing it because it's here to stay!

  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is Jesus because:
    He lived his life in the service of others, always thinking of them before himself. He sought to help people not judge them for their problems, something more people should focus on.

  • You must try this healthy snack: toss popcorn with salt & pepper, lime juice and a bit of Sriracha for some heat! Or keep it simple with an apple and your choice of nut butter!

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is... because: Om Namah Shivaya - which translates to “I bow to the inner Self”. Answers and knowledge can come from within you if you look close enough.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Don't let yourself get caught up thinking the challenging/advanced poses are everything. Asanas are just a small part of what it means to be a yogi! Always remember your yoga journey is uniquely yours!

  • I’m most grateful for: The support of my family. They have been a lifelong source of encouragement and unconditional love, and I would not be here without them.

  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: THE BEACH!


  • I’m ready to take my yoga to the next level because: I want to continue to open myself up to all potential happiness and joy that yoga holds for me and for those around me.

  • My heroes are: Teachers (not just from my yoga experience) who gave me the courage to believe I was more than I perceived.

  • My one wish for the world is: More love and understanding, less hate and aggression.

Elianae has been dancing for over 25 years, and practicing yoga for over 15. She is honored to be part of the Release Yoga family, and hope that dance and movement arts become a staple of many Yoga Centers in the future. Her classes are open to all, and are a great compliment to your yoga practice. It is always rewarding to try something new! Join her!


  • My teaching style is: Enthusiastic, positive….I like to show students they can do things they thought they weren’t capable of.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Downward facing dog-great full body stretch!

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Bad habits and take better care of myself, and also has helped me gain flexibility and longevity as a dancer and avoid injury.

  • I love my belly because: I love my belly becasue it is the part I am most self-conscious about, and through bellydance and core work I have been able to find ways to use it and make it stronger.

  • My favorite deity or god/goddess is..... because: I like examples of the compassionate, giving, motherly female archetype, such as Kwan Yin, Lakshmi, or the Virgin Mary. I like the gentler aspects of yin/yang personified, and the idea of a deity you could go to for help or comfort.

  • You must try this healthy snack: Peanut Oatmeal bars. Mix equal parts honey, peanut butter and oats together, then press into a pan and refrigerate. Cut into squares. They’re like no-bakes, clean and healthy, and awesome for energy between classes!

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is... because: I’ll admit I don’t know alot of Sanskrit, but I love Mudras, and use them all the time in Bollywood class. ABHA is a name that means Light. I like Lightness of being a lot.

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: As a beginner in any discipline, including dance and yoga, you are in an exciting place. There are so many new things for you to learn! Trust your instructor-they are here for your growth. You found the right place at Release Yoga.

  • I’m most grateful for: A lifetime of dance and movement, and being able to share what I’ve learned with others.

  • The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: I have danced/ performed at weddings in fancy hotels such as the Duquesne in Pittsburgh, or on the rooftop garden terrace of the Canton Museum of Art.

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be... because: Shiva Rae because she’s so down to earth and dances too!

  • I’m... to take my yoga to the next level because: I want to deepen my practice and use it as a compliment to my dance.

  • My heroes are: David Bowie

  • My one wish for the world is: That we could find peace and cultural tolerance and understanding.

Natalie's yoga practice has been evolving over the past decade. She has completed my 200 hour RYT training through Release Yoga Studio and is now certified through Yoga Alliance. She has been influenced by an assortment of yoga workshops, studios, and other fitness interests. Her classes are just like my personality.. upbeat, challenging, igniting, and true! Natalie knows how important it is to be mindful of your own body and recognize that every soul has its own brilliance. Her authenticity for my yoga practice has strengthened her mind-body-spirit! She aspires to help you discover that realization as well.  Natalie has no doubt that yoga is made for everyBODY and welcome you with an open heart. Roll out your mat and get ready to awaken, recharge, and let your core shine!


  • My favorite yoga pose: half pigeon.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: my over focusing on the future. It has taught me to be in the NOW and to enjoy every moment.

  • I love my butt because: its a family heirloom I'm proud to represent.

  • My favorite god is Shiva because: he is such a pillar. Regarded as formless, limitless, transcendent, and unchanging. Shiva was known for his fearsome aspects but with his drum known for his famous dancing representation. Strong and fun!

  • You must try this healthy snack: No Bake Energy Bites - 1/3c honey, 1/2c peanut butter, 1c oats, 6tbsp chocolate chips, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1/2c golden flaxseed meal, & 2/3c coconut flakes. Mix ingredients all together. Transfer mixture to refrigerator or freezer until set. Remove and shape into 1-inch balls. Store in refrigerator.

  • My favorite Sanskrit word is: "OM" because it connects us to a state of just being and feeling. It unites us back to our basic selves.

  • My advice for new yogis is: "It is better to have tried something you may fear, than to sit and wonder what it could be like."

  • I am most grateful for: LIFE - and living it!!

  • The most exotic places I have practiced yoga is: on the beaches of Mexico and on the streets of Florence. Headstands everywhere :)

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: everyone! I want everyone and everybody to benefit from all that yoga has to offer us - Mind, Body, & Spirit!

  • I'm excited to take my yoga journey to the next level because: each day I learn something new and I look forward to having the opportunity to share that knowledge with others.

  • My heroes are: my grandparents! All simple, hard working, supportive, and compassionate individuals who taught me integrity.

  • My one wish for the world: To feel LOVE and spread the LOVE

Tonya Harriman-Fowler has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a esthetician for the past 16 years. She feels that taking care of the body as a whole is the best approach. Yoga feeds her body and mind and she opes to make it a bigger part of her life.
  • I Got Into Massage Because: I enjoyed receiving massages myself and was very aware of the therapeutic benefits. Massage is a great stress reducer as well as an all over better health influence. I wanted to share this experience with others while educating clients as to the benefits of massage. Touch is key. Every person should incorporate massage into their lives. It is a necessity, not a luxury.


  • Yoga and Massage Has: Helped me live in the now, reduce stress and discomfort, increase flexibility and be more aware how important my health is.


  • My Favorite Music is: THE 80’S!!!


  • I Love My: Hands because of the relief, pleasure, and comfort they can provide to others. I also love my 3 4-legged children; Boozoo, Bear, and Binky.


  • My Advice for a Beginning Yogi or Massage Client is:Just do it! Quit talking about trying it and just walk in or call to schedule. I drove past the Release studio for almost a year telling myself I would stop in one of these days…so glad I did! Wished I hadn’t waited so long. Release is a great place to be a part of and great people work here!


  • I Am Most Grateful For: My SUPER supportive husband David.


  • My Healthy Snack: KIND bars for something sweet. I have one in my purse and tote bag at all times.


  • My Heros Are: My clients!


  • My Wish For the World: More respect and education for animal advocacy.

Jenny started doing yoga back in 2010 with youtube videos. After attending hot yoga classes for a couple years and taking Teacher Training in 2014,she has taught yoga to a number of different groups, including seniors, inner city youth, and recovering addicts. She loves helping people find their power and their true selves!

  • My teaching style is: Peaceful, fun, deep, and humorous. I try to encourage students to find their edge, be able to laugh and at the same time take a profound look at themselves.


  • My favorite yoga pose is: Vrscikasana (scorpion pose). I’ve had dreams of getting into the pose and recently starting getting into it. The challenge of getting into a new pose is always fun and rewarding!


  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Daily stress, maintaining balance, and building a stronger relationship with myself. When I am on the mat I only focus on my breath and the poses, and the rest of my life is put on hold.


  • My favorite music to practice to is: Indie music and traditional Tibetan/ yogic trance music.


  • I love my: Heart! It is the best thing I have to offer to the world.


  • My favorite Sanskrit word is: Ziji, which can mean “light, dignity, confidence”. It is known to translate into how one carries oneself.


  • You must try this healthy snack: Black bean burgers with avocado on top! Currently my new favorite.


  • My advice for beginning yogis is: Yoga is just being and breathing on your mat with your body. You will be challenged and tempted to compare yourself to others, but know that no two bodies are the same. Give yourself a chance and try it! I dare you to fall in love with your practice.


  • I’m most grateful for: People who go out of their way to help others, my eyes so I can see, my feet so I can walk, and my heart so I can love!


  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: In London, on a hostel’s balcony!


  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Les Leventhal, who is a yogi inspiration! Check out his book.


  • I’m inspired to take my yoga to the next level: I am looking into a special training with Y12SR, which will allow me to teach yoga and hold meetings with people who are familiar with the 12 steps and addiction.


  • My heroes are: Anyone who has had a challenge in their life and has gone through it with grace and strength. I look up to those people on a daily basis!


  • My one wish for the world is: That we always give a hand to someone reaching out for help.


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