Pushna’s Founder, Jess Dues
Jess is the owner and founder of Pushna Wellness LLC, as well as Lead Instructor. She has her RYT 200 certification and has completed the training for the Yoga Medics program. With this background in alignment and therapeutic based yoga, she has been able to customize classes and sessions to help with various ailments mentally and physically for her clients. She offers yoga classes to Corporate America and elderly programs via chair yoga classes as well.
Since opening the fitness side in Spring of 2022, Jess has tapped back into her love of leading spin and boxing blended classes with yoga, such as BOYO, Trifecta Fit and Spin & Yin. Classes to enhance your workout with stretching and relaxation all within the hour. She also leads Rise & Flow and Slow Flow in addition periodically pops in to sub various other yoga classes. Her specialty is Gentle and Yin based classes that she has taught for over almost a decade.
In her spare time Jess enjoys cooking, gardening along with anything active outdoors and on the water, walks with her dog Doc and spending time with her two teens playing games or being outdoors. She has a passion for life and helping others find themselves and giving them a safe space to be the best person they are intended to be.
To learn more about the journey and evolution into how this wellness center came to be, click HERE.
Read testimonials from Jess’s clients.
Tessa Venturini – Massage Therapist
Tessa graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 2017. While in school she studied and mastered many modalities such as: Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports massage, reflexology, and trigger point. Since graduating she has worked as the lead therapist at a spa in Rochester Hills. Working there she grew as a therapist and realized while it was a great learning experience for her, she was unable to provide the personalized care that she wanted to for her clients. She started Therapeutic Serenity with the intention of providing personalized therapeutic massage. She believes that every person is unique and in order to meet her clients needs there is no “one size fits all” massage service. With this in mind she will work with each and every client to achieve their goals. Whether it be complete relaxation, muscle tension relief, increased circulation and range of motion, or a combination etc. – she promises to do her best to facilitate your desired result.
Kathleen Fallon – Reiki, Shaman Practitioner
Kathleen has been involved in the ‘alternative world’ for over 40 years. That includes home births and practicing midwifery for several years. She is a Reiki Master, practices Donna Eden Energy Medicine, Touch for Health (Kinesiology), Reflexology, Cupping, Tapping, Ear Candling, Sound Healing with a Huso Machine, Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks and more. Kathleen is a Full Mesa Shaman and uses her training and gifts in many ways including Drum Circles, Drum Healing, Illuminations, Soul Retrieval, Journeying and more. She has a lot of life experience (including raising 6 kids and enjoying 17 grands! and still loves life with a passion!
Kathleen offers Transformational Life Coaching too. She has been certified for several years and is enjoying The Work and watching people grow, transform their lives and genuinely find peace and joy along with so many other positive changes in their lives. Her mission is to help people understand the Universal Laws of Attraction, Allowing, and vibration and how they affect every area of our lives
Grace Scott – Yoga Teacher
Grace started practicing yoga over 4 years ago. She left her first class realizing that yoga was much more than a hobby or workout – it was magical, a deep practice of self love and acceptance, and meant for all. Yoga helped her find the truth that she had everything she could ever need within, and that she was amazing just as she was – she just needed to slow down. A now RYT-200, Grace is passionate about bringing her students awareness to that same light that shines within through their practice. She was drawn to the way yoga helped ease her mind from stress, take time for herself and truly feel present in each moment, and hopes to share that with students. Besides yoga, Grace enjoys photography, dancing and nature walks.
Audrey Rozell – Yoga Instructor
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.
Meg Vargason – Yoga Instructor
Growing up dancing led Meg’s journey to diving into her yoga practice when she was 17 years old. Rooting a passion to help others feel they can express themselves, she completed her 200hr-RYT yoga training in 2021. Her intention behind her teaching is to give hopefulness and believing in one’s self. Slow and steady vinyasas and restorative classes to encourage stillness to hear and see within.
Brooke Polcyn – Yoga & Trapeze 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.
Heidi Cudney – Yoga Instructor
Heidi is an RYT200 certified yoga instructor that has a passion for nourishing both the body and the mind through the trifecta of yoga, pranayama, and meditation.
Although movement has always been important to her, she deepened her interest in yoga when utilizing it as a healing modality for her rheumatoid arthritis. Her experience with having an autoimmune disorder has given her the desire to understand and meet all body abilities where they are in a yoga practice.
She most enjoys the present moment awareness that is part of yoga, which provides respite from our fast-paced culture.
Carrie Leuenhagen – Yoga Instructor
Carrie is an RYT200 certified yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga for about 8 years. In the past two years, Carrie has deepened her practice through added consistency and growing her knowledge through yoga teacher training. During stressful times, Carrie has found returning to her mat has always helped to bring her clarity and back into balance.
She has found that sharing the gifts of yoga to the mind, body and spirit bring a similar peace. She looks forward to meeting you on the mat.
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 and 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.
Lesley Rotole – Spin Sub
Lesley started taking spin classes at a local gym over 8 years ago, and found such a love for it, began instructing over 4 years ago. She has been a certified personal trainer for over 4 years, and loves sharing knowledge about training and nutrition. Spinning has always been her #1 love and likes to combine strength training and band work into her 60 minute class. She is motivating and you will not leave without sweating and smiling!
Jessica Conaway – Yoga Sub
Jessica has always wanted to heal and help others do the same. She was a dancer and competitive figure skater for most of her childhood teen years and early adult hood. The years of stress on my body took its toll. She started my yoga journey at 18 learning to heal her own body and calm the mind. In doing so, she decided to learn how to help others.
At 18 she got her massage therapist license, from there she went to collage and got a marketing degree to learn the business aspects of things. Using what she learned of that she decided to get her yoga certification to teach others what she loved to do and what she knew helped her heal so much. She got her yoga alliance 200hr certification. She loves teaching kids classes, yin, gentle and slow flow classes. In classes she likes to focus on balancing body and mind .
As she got more into her spirituality she then decided to learn how to work with energy. She had always felt others energy and wanted to know how to use what she was feeling from others to help them, thus she is now reiki master certified.
Presently, she is working on her Ayurvedic Nutrition certification to also learn how to balance the body from within with what food goes into it. In addition she is pursuing her RYT 300 training.
Samantha Trammell – Yoga Sub
Sam started practicing yoga when she was 19 years old and since then has been dedicated to her practice, completing her 200hr YTT through Practice Yoga Studio! Sam fell in love with creating a happy energetic environment for others to grow in and hopes to continue sharing the benefits of yoga.
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.