Colleen Campbell – Yoga Instructor Offsite & Special Classes
Colleen’s yoga journey began in her early 20s when she was in search of a way to move and connect with her body. What she found was a sacred place within herself, and a practice that can change and grow with her both physically and spiritually. Now as a mom of three, her yoga practice and role as a mother are beautifully and chaotically intertwined. She completed her 200-hour training with White Lotus Yoga in 2019 and became a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (RYT200). In 2020 she completed 85-hour Prenatal & Postnatal teacher training through Sweet Momma Yoga to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT). Her passion is working with mothers and moms-to-be who are going through this transformational time in their lives.
Brooke Polcyn – Swing Yoga Instructor
Brooke is a certified yoga instructor, certified reiki master, licensed massage therapist, and practicing cranial sacral therapist. She has received a large variety of training in holistic health such as Ayurveda, Ancient Chinese Medicine and acupressure, and has taught many different holistic and fitness classes throughout Michigan including different forms of yoga, meditations, bootcamp classes, massage classes and cranial sacral classes. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, bonding with animals and practicing and performing flow arts such as aerial rope, LED hula hoops and fire dancing. She invites you to encourage creativity in your movement and yoga practice, to listen to your intuition, and do what you enjoy.
Heike Anders – Yoga & Fitness Instructor
Heike was born in Germany and is the mother of two magical children and happy wife. Recently landed in Lake Orion from Germany a little less than a year ago and found her way into Pushna excited to teach again here in America. She has had a passion for movement since a young age and taught for over 20 years.
She creates classes with so much love focusing on accurate postures with proper alignment to enhance overall health and strength.
She enjoys various sports and activities in nature. And in 2000 decided to get her Aerobic B-License and thus started her journey to a number of other certifications and licenses to instruct a variety of classes from spin, to Bodyfit, Pilates, Yoga and dance!
In her classes you can expect to to learn to respect and consciously expand one’s own limits.
She believes that within fitness your physical body and spirit help development of a new attitude towards family, work and society. See her teaching Yin & Yoga-Lates here at Pushna.
Marlena Bertetto – Yoga Instructor
Marlena started practicing yoga in 2018. Her first asana she learned was headstand (not the usual intro to yoga – but a fun one), and it sparked her love for the practice. She got into Yoga originally to build strength and gain flexibility. But it turned into so much more than that an was a game changer for stress relief, allowing the calm and meditative practices to flow when needed. It truly changed her life! Her practice and classes are curated with openness and consistency in hopes to cultivate a healthier and fulfilling relationship within mind, body and soul. She went through her 200 hour YTT program at White Lotus.
Meghan Mcginn – Yoga & Spin Instructor
Meg started implementing exercise for mental health purposes nearly a decade ago, and it completely changed her life for the better. She feels part of her greater purpose is to share that with others. She began practicing yoga over 5 years ago, and it has been a major focus in her life over the last 2 years. She has found a deep connection to herself and her awareness through her practice and she is eager to share it. She strongly believes in movement as medicine, and yoga is one of her primary sources of healing. She also enjoys cycling, running, and dancing with her 3 year old son Maverick. When she’s not practicing, she’s focusing all her energy on him. They spend a lot of time outside in nature, on hikes, at the park, and the Clarkston Family Farm. She also plays piano and loves to garden and cook. She is completing her 200YTT, and is so excited to foster an environment for people to achieve inner peace, self awareness, and grow stronger physically and mentally through the practice of yoga.
Lars Covintree – Boxing Instructor
Lars is so happy and excited to be teaching Boxing here at Pushna. It is fantastic to be working with Jess and the great team at Pushna, where I first started as a student in these classes. This class is his first venture into adult instruction. Lars models his classes and cueing much after his initial instructor Jess, the owner of Pushna. He adds his own flare to each class adding fun transitions with lots of encouragement. He also is reaching into what’s worked well in the classroom and the feedback received from students, players, coworkers and administration. Every session is meant to be not only a great workout for your body but also your mind and no class will be exactly the same. Each hour you spend in boxing should fill you with personal satisfaction and an appreciation of who you are striving to be.
On a personal side, Lars is happily married to his wife Angela and am proud father of son Braeden(14) and step-children Jordan(26) and Serena(25). All of whom brighten his life in countless ways. Lars came to Pushna Wellness with a background in athletics and education. He earned his bachelors degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from Adrian College in 1993, and his Masters in Athletic Administration from Wayne State in 1999. Since 1994 he has taught physical education in the Clarkston Community Schools, where he currently serves as the PE department chair at Clarkston High School. Throughout his teaching career he also coached football and boys basketball at all highschool levels for over 25 years.
Philosophically he believes in the power of fitness and the fulfillment a person can achieve through physical activity. Whether training for triathlon or shooting baskets in the driveway with your kids, sport is a lifetime journey and every opportunity is unique and special. Boxing at Pushna should be no different. He can’t wait to see you shine in class!
Carl Cyrowski – Spin Instructor
Carl started spinning at Word Gym in LO about 20 years ago. Later, he joined Powerhouse Gym in Oxford (then moved to Lake Orion years later) and started instructing there 15 years ago. Carl loves spinning as it is the best cardio he had ever done and it doesn’t hurt your knees like running can over a period of time. He also is a Commercial Real Estate broker at his company Cyrowski Real Estate LLC. He works with a lot of investors, developers and builders in his business and also markets businesses representing everything from restaurants to manufacturing companies and everything in between. He has been living and working in the Lake Orion Area since 1987. He is very active in the community from 4th of July Fireworks to the lighted Christmas Parade. He was also involved early on with the Veterans Memorial and been active in the Lake Orion Boat Club for over 20 years.
Bill Parker – Boxing Instructor
Bill brings a wealth of boxing knowledge gained from an extensive amateur boxing career during which he won multiple state championships and participation in the USA Olympic Trials.
The father of two daughters, Bill used “boxercise” to teach them the fun of exercise through boxing workouts and the benefits of keeping your body physically fit – as well as a little self defense.
As an exercise regime, boxing enhances and develops multiple muscle groups including neck and shoulders, arms, core, legs and cardio. The key to successful boxercise, says Bill, is to keep it fun and physical, but not push too hard.
In his personal life, Bill has been the editor of Michigan Outdoor News for the past 23 years, and a publicist for ShowSpan Inc., which produces premiere consumer shows, for the past nine years. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and finds peace and fulfillment in connecting with nature and our vast natural resources.
Christine Cardimen – Yoga Instructor
Christine has been practicing yoga for 6 years, enjoying the body/mind/soul benefit that it brings to her life everyday. She is trained in ballet and studied Cecchetti extensively thru Grade VI, plus is an avid crafter and loves to sew & crochet!
Her work experience during the day is in the area of Finance and Reporting. She has two beautiful children; Chris (21) & Quinlyn (13), and also have two Holland Lop bunnies, Willow & Clover. She loves being a member at Pushna and is so excited to start teaching yoga here for our community!
Claire Koger – Yoga Instructor
Meet Claire, she’s a 25-year-old, free-spirited gal. She’s a certified adult and kid’s yoga instructor, Reiki Master and tarot card reader.
“I like yoga because it stands for union… union of one’s body, mind, spiritual connection, and community. It’s a practice that is truly for everyone, and over time we make our own style. On my mat I feel at peace. My busy mind and worries seem to drift away. I let conscious breathing be my anchor throughout my practice and flow with my rhythmic breath. Yoga makes me feel soft and vulnerable, yet strong and fierce.
My mat pulled me out of a very dark time and has set me on this beautiful journey that I’m so deeply passionate about. I’m eager to meet like-minded mindful individuals and spread some love. I offer a spiritual, land based, mindful, and intuitive practice.“
Audrey Rozell – Yoga Instructor Sub
Audrey has always believed in the magical bliss that a deep connection with nature provides and when she found both calm and strengthening of the mind, body, and soul through Yoga, she knew that was her passion to pursue. Inspired by the philosophy of Yoga she obtained her RYT200 certification through Updog Yoga to add depth to her practice and share spiritual knowledge with those who seek it. Audrey finds joy in empowering others to find their strength and the value that they add to any space they are in, and most importantly, encouraging individuals to dare to love themselves.