Mike Zolfo

Owner/Director

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Founder and originator of Samapatti Yoga which is a form of yoga which emphasizes the transformational aspects of yoga.  Mike includes teachings from all of the schools of hatha and raja yoga he has studied in over many 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. He is a certified yoga instructor from Lex Gillan’s Yoga Institute in Houston. He is a member of The Yoga Research and Education Center, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is the owner/director of The Yoga Room in Crown Point, Indiana. In the past he has been a Marriage & Family Therapist, a High School English & Speech Teacher and taught English Composition courses at Purdue Calumet (PUC). 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 Wylie Boone & Willow Jean, our grandbabies) and Blake. He is also an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.

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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.

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Jenny Lewandowski

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.

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Shannon Swanson

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Shannon has been practicing yoga for several years.  The physical benefits of yoga led her to the practice. Slowly she began to notice and appreciate the mental and emotional benefits as well.  Her stress level was lower, she noticed a positive impact on her relationships, and an improvement in her mental health.   She attributes yoga for making her a more patient parent, a more understanding wife, and a more compassionate human being. She loves sharing yoga with others and enjoys helping students experience all the benefits yoga has to offer.

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Ramona Catherman

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Ramona is an Experienced Samapati Certified Yoga

Ramona’s yoga style

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Erika Smith

Certified Samapatti Yoga Intructor

Erika currently teaches the Slow Flow yoga class but has taught other Flow classes and Yoga I classes!

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.

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Laura Graham

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Laura has been practicing yoga for several years

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Jennifer (Joy) Osman

Certified Yoga Instructor

Jennifer Osman Yoga aka JOY, was born is Decatur, IL and now lives in Schererville, IN with her husband and 2 sons. She has been teaching for yoga for 13 years and has also been an Elementary school teacher for 21 years. She trained in Chicago at Core Power Yoga plus many other subsequent trainings and is also a certified Reiki practitioner.  “I literally love all types of yoga depending on what I am in need of….. I really find inversions to be useful.  My students can expect to be taken through a journey of their own design. They will feel comfortable and supported while guided through an experience of connection. And discovery. They will leave feeling peaceful and empowered all at the same time. My favorite quote is “Life Just Happens”, in other words…. ENJOY THE RIDE!”

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Christine Macarthy

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Christine Macarthy

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

Paddington

Certified Zen Master

Paddington (Paddy-waddy, Padster , Fatty, etc) has been practicing yoga for several years. He has studied yoga texts with Mike and he cheats at cards.