MEET YOUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS
Andri Kukas is the proprietor of Thrive Studios. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, and specializes in Craniosacral Therapy and restoring function to the body. She loves to educate her clients about better self care. She has previously taught environmental education and dance. She has been loving yoga for 25 years, and teaching yoga for 10, with certification through Amanda McMaine.
Darrell Harrison: As a part time faculty member, he taught kung fu classes each year in Martial Arts/Self Defense and Women's Self Defense for Berea College. His teaching focus for the past ten years has been yoga with added elements drawn from king fu exercises and movements drawn from Chinese and Tibetan health systems. Darrell holds the philosophy that yoga can be practiced by practically anyone and endeavors to make his classes inclusive to anyone with the willingness to learn.
Bob Patrick: Bob has practiced yoga for 30 years in the Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, and TriYoga traditions. He has over 500 hours of yoga teacher training. For the last several years, Bob has taught yoga to veterans in both residential and outpatient settings at the VA Health Facility in Lexington. Bob lives in Berea with his partner, Leela, and their three cats.
Stephanie Runyan is a local artist/small business owner at Wondrous Ceramics in Berea, KY. She has her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Ceramics and Education Studies from Berea College. Stephanie is a certified yoga teacher and trained at the Essence of Yoga Center. She has 11 years of experience with teaching children of all all ages in school settings, learning centers, and art camps. Stephanie has always had a vast interest in cultivating awareness and creative self-expression through art and movement. She has dedicated her life to children and teenagers by empowering and inviting them to explore self awareness and creating artwork. Her hope is to give others the tools that they need in order to understand and express themselves.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi