• Mike Zolfo


    E-YRT- 10,000+

  • Founder and originator of Samapatti Yoga, Mike includes teachings from all of the schools of hatha and raja yoga he has studied in 33 years of practice: Bihar, Himalayan, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Bikram and other Raja, Jnana and Bhakti schools. He has studied, practiced or taught these various forms of yoga since 1984. He began studying stress reduction, relaxation training, yoga and meditation in 1984 with Jagdish P Dave, PhD. Mike began practicing yoga in 1984 to get rid of chronic tension headaches and a digestive problem. He is a certified yoga instructor from the Yoga Institute in Houston. He is a member of The Yoga Reasearch and Education Center, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is the owner/director of The Yoga Room in Crown Point, Indiana. He lives with the love of his life, his wife, Mickey. They have three wonderful grown children, Breanne, Nick (and Emily, our daughter in law)and Blake.  Samapatti Yoga is a form of yoga which emphasizes the transformational aspects of yoga. 

  • Sandy Smith

    Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

  • Sandy's yoga styles include Ashtanga, Power and Vinyasa. She is a fitness fanatic and adept yogini whose love of hatha yoga shows in each of her classes.

  • Jennifer Connelly

    Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor


  • Jennifer teaches beginners and intermediate yoga, Pilates, prenatal yoga, mommy and me yoga, kids yoga, women’s retreats, and other classes. Her love for life and love of yoga come across in each class she teaches. As an advocate for the integration of personal and professional wellness, Jennifer founded Triple W Forum, a Working Women’s Workshop, in 2009.

  • Amanda Barnes

    Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

  • Amanda began practicing yoga 6 years ago and because yoga has been instrumental in her evolving physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually; Amanda decided to make a hobby into a career and lifestyle. It was the idea of a flexible body and mind that first intrigued her to start her practice, it is the healing qualities of yoga that keep her coming back to the mat, again and again. 

    Amanda’s classes offer a strong anatomic focus intermingled with her characteristic playfulness using movement as medicine. ” I am excited for the opportunity to work with people of all stature and form. Each one of us is different, yet so very much the same. Each one of us has a unique body, beauty , story and perspective. I love what I do, I’m passionate and I hope that I convey that passion in every class I teach.”

  • Michele Johnson

    Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

  • "My grandmother practiced yoga for many years before I decided to try it. I eventually found a yoga practice which nourished myself from the inside out. What I love about yoga is the ability of people of all ages and stages in life to experience many of its benefits." As you can see from her picture, Michele is also an avid outdoors person who enjoys hiking. 

  • Julie Valand-Mize

    Certified White Lotus Yoga Instructor

  • Julie first discovered yoga in 2001 while Attending Purdue University and it was love at first asana. She was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits as well as a way to decompress between classes and work.  She believes yoga is beneficial on multiple levels as with continued practice a connection between the body, mind and spirit through asana, pranayama and being present in the moment.    

  • Jenny Lewandowski -Branch

    Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

  • Jenny completed her training at the Yoga Room and loves to teach and share her love of yoga. She is relentless in her desire have all students try her YIN YOGA class as this class balances all of our Yang energy. 

  • Ebonie Quint

    Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor


  • Ebonie has been practicing yoga since 2009 and is certified by The Yoga Room and Samapatti Yoga with a 220 hour certification. She is also a professionally trained Hoopdance & Hoop-yoga instructor. Majoring in Health Sciences & minoring in Psychology at Purdue University, Ebonie is skilled to guide her students with proper physical & mental approaches of movement development through yoga.

    “I encourage my students to let their spirits fly when they step onto the mat. By exploring the various ways the body can transform, one can construct a better character.”