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.

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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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 SoulFlow.

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.

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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.

Amanda Meyer

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 gentle flow at 9:30 am on Wednesdays and alternating Saturdays 8 am restorative.

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Cynthia Shevokas

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 am Sunrise Power on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Jessica Wyatt

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 teachers Sunday 4 pm Joyful Flow with Sound Healing, our FREE weekly community offering, and and Wednesday 7:15 pm Sunset Restorative.

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Erica Ortiz-Dezonno

Yoga Instructor

Erica is a certified holistic health coach and 200-hour yoga instructor through Sense of Samadhi. With a passion for health and wellness, her classes will focus on strength and flexibility, and provide relief from anxiety, bring awareness to the body, and increase self-love and spiritual growth.

She teaches Tuesday 9:30 am FitFlow and Wednesday 6 pm FitFlow.