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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.

Team: Welcome

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 Powerful Flow.


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 8:15 pm Meditation Sangha.


Lesli Gresholdt

200-hour Yoga Instructor & Studio Manager

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, Monday 7:15 pm SoulFlow and Friday 9:30 am SoulFlow. Every other Wednesday at 9:30 am she teaches Yin|Vin Flow.


Natalie Arwood

500-hour 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, Sunday 10:30 Ashtanga Flow and every other Wednesday at 9:30 am she teaches Yin|Vin Flow.


Michelle Schaefer

200-hour 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.


Amanda Meyer

200-hour Yoga Instructor

Discovering the connection of the mind, the body, and the spirit led her to her mantra, I am enough. Yoga has allowed her to let go, embrace who she is, and love every quirk about myself. Amanda completed her 200 Hour yoga teacher certification from Sense of Samadhi in 2018. She has further training in restorative and prenatal yoga. 

She teaches alternating Saturdays 8 am restorative.


Cynthia Shevokas

200-hour Yoga Instructor

Cynthia’s power classes are designed to bring prana, clarity, and empowerment into your life. Cynthia has received her bachelor's degree in psychology, is certified in mindfulness, and plans to receive her master's degree in consciousness and human potential.

She teaches 5:30 pm Elevated Vinyasa on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Jessica Wyatt

200-hour Yoga Instructor & Sound Healer

Jessica completed her 200 hour teacher training at Sense of Samadhi in 2022. She is also a certified sound healing therapy practitioner.

She teaches Wednesday 7:15 pm Sunset Restorative with sound healing during the full hour.


Lilly Turnbow

200-hour Yoga Instructor

Lilly completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2022 at SOS. She started yoga to improve her mental health and to stay grounded. As a nanny and 2023 high school graduate, she enjoys working with children and hopes to bring more kids her age into the yoga community, but her class is for all ages. If you have a teen or tween that is interested in yoga, Lilly’s class would be a great place to start.

Lilly teaches 1 pm Vinyasa Flow on Tuesdays.

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