meet our team

Established 2011

Owner Tairi Grace LCSW, 500 RYT is influenced by many styles and methodologies of yoga. In 2011, she opened Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio, which is registered with Yoga Alliance. Shortly after opening, Sense of Samadhi also became a 200-hour teaching school. 


Our yoga instructors have their 200-hour yoga teacher certification, and many have gone on to receive additional training. Several of them assist with our annual yoga teacher training program.

 
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Tairi Grace

Owner, Yoga Instructor

Tairi Grace LCSW, 500 RYT is influenced by many styles and methodologies of yoga. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in private practice for over 14 years. She began studying yoga to find a non traditional approach to wellness that incorporated holistic healing.

Tairi leads Monday 9:30 am Restorative Yoga, Thursday 7 pm Candlelight Flow, and Saturday 9:15 am Vinyasa Flow.

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Paul Hansen

Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Paul is an RYT 200 and the meditation teacher at Sense of Samadhi. Years of meditation, spiritual practice, and yoga have led Paul on the path to help others. This coupled with a personal battle with drug and alcohol addiction makes Paul both a learned and empathetic coach. Paul models his teaching style after peaceful and holistic modalities which generally includes breath work and meditation.

Paul leads Tuesday 7 pm Mindful Flow and Tuesday 8 pm Meditation Sangha.

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Meggan Riley

Yoga Instructor

Meggan has been practicing yoga for 23 years and teaching since 2009. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor that is dedicated to delivering student centered, authentic yoga rooted in its origins. As a teacher, Meggan hopes to inspire students in their practice, by providing a safe, welcoming & challenging environment in which to breathe & move.

Meggan teaches Wednesday 9:30 am Hatha Mixed Levels Flow.

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Lesli Gresholdt

Yoga Instructor

Lesli completed her 200-hour training through Sense of Samadhi in 2020. She also has certifications in trauma-informed and yin yoga. Her love for yoga grew as she looked for somatic approaches to mind and body healing. She enjoys a mindful, peaceful class balanced with moments of challenge, incorporating her love of different styles of music, poetry and meditation.

Lesli teaches Monday 6 pm Vinyasa Flow and Friday 9:30 am Fundamentals.

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Natalie Arwood

Yoga Instructor

Natalie completed the 200-hour training through Sense of Samadhi in October 2020. Yoga has helped ease her anxiety, depression, and provide clarity in every day decisions and tasks. She also enjoys singing, guitar, painting, sound healing, writing, henna artwork, oracle/tarot card reading, being intimate with the earth and learning. 

Natalie leads Sunday 9:15 am Swara Slow Flow and Wednesday 7:15 pm Restorative.

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Brittany Hetzel

Yoga Instructor

Brittany Hetzel is an LSW and certified yoga instructor. She has worked at Grace Holistic Center for Education since 2016, with her most current role as the Director of the Mindfulness Program.

She teaches Tuesday 9:30 am Vinyasa Flow.

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Hannah Kitchell

Yoga Instructor

Hannah graduated from Sense of Samadhi teacher training in 2021. 

She is teaching Wednesday 6 pm peaceful flow. 

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Katie Cherry

Yoga Instructor

Katie's journey through her 200 hour teacher training made her realize that yoga is a whole practice for a whole self. Katie enjoys branching out with different styles, classes, and instructors; seeking to share with others how physical asanas, pranayama, and meditation can calm your mind and regulate your physical responses and, thus, your emotions. Katie is trauma yoga certified.

She teaches Saturday 8 am Restorative Yoga, every other week.

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Michelle Schaefer

Yoga Instructor

Michelle completed her 200-hour training through Sense of Samadhi in 2021. She has been a stay at home mom for the last 12 years and worked in the corporate world prior to that. Yoga helps her relax, feel calm, let the stress of the day melt away, and let her mind be still. It helped her find direction in her life. She hopes to help others as she guides them through their practice.

Michelle leads Thursday 9:30 am Morning Slow Flow and 8 am restorative on alternate weeks.