Studio Teachers

Studio Teachers

sweScott W. Eakins, RYT, Owner

Scott is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and completed his 200+ hour training with Dean Farrell at Yoga Ward (Milwaukee, WI). He typically enjoys a challenging and upbeat practice that flows; is kind and therapeutic to the muscles and body, and gives honor to where he is at the moment. Yoga is not a competition but a moment of personal practice. Through his teaching, he motivates others in their own practice and shares his love of yoga where, as Pattabhi Jois says, it is “99 percent practice and 1 percent theory.”

Scott became the owner of Yoga Ward in 2015 and continues to strive to provide a non-intimidating and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds and levels to explore mind, body and spirit through the practice of Yoga.

KristineKristine David-Koch, RYT

My classes are Vinyasa Flow, as well as alignment based and suitable for all mixed levels. We flow through postures that are entertaining for novices and the more experienced alike. I love to inspire and empower students at all levels to practice and play, with attention to alignment, longer holds and gentle adjustments.

For me yoga is challenging, fun, and should be practiced with a sense of humor. Yoga is not just for the experienced and fit, but fun for the beginners as well. I enjoy teaching high school athletes, senior citizens, and all ages in between. Start where you are today, and really, it’s okay to laugh along the way.  Just breathe.  Everything else is optional!

Kristine is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and completed her 200+ hour training at Yoga Ward.

melanieMelanie Kazel, RYT

Melanie is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and completed her 200+ hour training in the Milwaukee area.

She was introduced to yoga 8 years ago recovering from a running injury. Melanie came to yoga for its physical benefits, but shortly realized its transforming effects in all aspects of her life.

Through her practice, she found an overwhelming sense of happiness and acceptance. She enjoys a challenging, upbeat practice and is committed to sharing her passion for yoga with her students. She hopes to motivate her students to accept challenges and rise above them, both on and off the mat.

schusterRebecca Schuster

I was introduced to yoga by my mother and sister at a neighborhood studio in my native city of New York. Since then I have practiced at different studios in various cities including Yoga Atlanta.

I am a graduate of Kanyakumari’s Yoga Teacher Training program under Sarah Filzen. This program taught me not only the physical intricacies of asana but also energetic anatomy as well as a basic foundation in Pranayama (Yogic breath work) and yoga’s sister science Ayurveda. This program has broadened my knowledge of yoga and also how much more there is to learn.

I love yoga in that my practice is ever evolving and deepening. Yoga brings stability and openness to one’s mind and body. A greater understanding and acceptance of one’s self and place in the universe.

My classes aim at giving a sense of empowerment and grace to people. I also aim to help people become more aware of their breath and internal movements.

The practice of yoga is a life long lesson that anyone can learn. I aim to continue learning and to be inspired by those who attend my classes.

Reina Takamura, RYT

I have always been fascinated with creative movement and how it affects me physically, psychologically, and emotionally. My dance background and love for movement attracted me to yoga in 2011. Shortly after, I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work with a focus on behavioral and mental health. Since then, I have found growth in my personal yoga practice on many different levels. I believe, like many things in life, that yoga effects everyone differently. I have discovered the beauty of yoga and how it can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs; whether it be: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and/or psychologically.

I decided to further my yoga practice by enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training Program offered by Dean Farrell at Yoga Ward, in hopes to share yoga with others. I am a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and completed my 200 hour training in vinyasa/vini-yoga. I continue to grow in my personal practice and within my clinical practice. Yoga has allowed me to be discovered and connect with myself and everything around me and I wish to share that experience with others.