Allie Pedretti-Beining E-RYT200
Allie found her true passion later in her career. Fifteen plus years ago, Allie had been an avid and enthusiastic certified Group Fitness and Pilates Mat instructor at the time while still holding down a fast paced sales position. Eventually realizing the secret of internal happiness and feeling fulfilled, Allie followed her dream and obtained her 200 hour Yoga certification focusing on the Vinyasa Power Yoga style of practice. Allie followed her passion and opened Pedretti Power Yoga LLC in March 2010. “This was a life altering moment for me”, claims Allie. “Not only did I find myself challenged physically, more importantly, I obtained an equal challenge psychologically.”
The first time you meet Allie, you will understand that she has found her passion in life and wholeheartedly believe that the body is intrinsically linked to mind and true happiness is found when both are in balance. Whether experiencing Allie’s Group Fitness, Core, Pilates, or Yoga class, Allie’s teaching style will guide the participants to open themselves to new experiences while still being ever mindful of their of their body awareness, alignment and breath. Allie teaches by doing, learning and challenging each student to reach their edge by integrating ways for each individual to “amp it up”.
*Allie Pedretti – ERYT200, CYT, CTA, Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor (NETA), Certified Paddle Yoga Teacher WPA, Certified Personal Trainer (NETA) , Certified Yoga Sculpt Instructor and AquaStrong Instructor Certified.
Jackie Joseph. CYT200
Health and fitness has always been an important part of my life. I have always been pretty self-motivated by the feeling of accomplishment I get after completing a workout, but like so many others, I have my days where I just want to stay in bed and can’t find my motivation. As a mother, wife and full-time teacher and coach, I know it’s not easy to carve out “me” time, but I also know how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can be at my best.
I discovered yoga about 10 years ago, and I treated my practice as more of an “extra” thing to do for fun if I had the time. It wasn’t until a diagnosis of thyroid cancer in 2016 that I realized just how valuable my time on the mat would become. I have found that a consistent yoga practice has allowed me to clear my mind, focus my thoughts on what I can control today, and realize that I am strong enough to conquer what tomorrow will bring. I decided to take my yoga training one step further and became a Certified Yoga Teacher because I want to be able to bring the love of yoga into the lives of others. CYT200
Sarah Umentum. CYT200
Sarah Umentum was first introduced to yoga as a teen when she enrolled in a 1-credit Basics of Yoga class as a college freshman. More worried about avoiding the ‘freshman fifteen’ then practicing mindfulness, she was in for a surprise as she began this journey.
Fast forward 10 years and reflecting on all the joy and struggles, challenges and changes of life, she credits yoga for grounding her through it all. Wanting to take her passion to the next level, she took the next step and received her RYT200 Certification with Yoga Alliance in November 2016.
Our crazy lives can get the best of us and we can stretch ourselves so thin. It is this beautiful yoga practice or what she refers to as ‘life training’ that gives us the tools we need to slow down and become the best versions of ourselves FOR ourselves, most importantly, and for those we love.
Her classes will push students to their edge physically while helping them draw greater awareness to their bodies and understand its’ functions. She hopes to inspire students to use yoga as a catalyst to accomplish their passions and goals in life.
Outside of yoga and her full-time career, she enjoys being with her boyfriend and 2 very active pups, DIY-ing, being active outside, traveling and spending time with friends & family. (CYT-200)
Val Oestreich. CYT200
Val is a very passionate yoga instructor, fitness professional, and distance runner. She started teaching fitness 13 years ago. Shortly after PPY opened it’s doors eight years ago, Val took her first heated vinyasa class…and the rest is history.
In the spring of 2014, Val took her 200 hour training completing a 17 day immersion course taught by Deborah Williamson. Those 17 days were life changing and one of the best decisions she has ever made. Val loves sharing her passion for yoga and core with the PPY community.
When Val is off the mat, she enjoys running, training for full and half marathons,and being outdoors.
She spends time with her husband, Craig, together they enjoy traveling, hiking, and going to concerts.
Val is a strong believer that everyone should practice yoga at their level, and that there are modifications to make every pose attainable. CYT-200
Mandi Marie. CYT200
Mandi Marie was introduced to yoga as a teen when she attended classes at the YMCA with her Mother.
Jenn Endries CYT200
I live in pursuit of the perpetual challenge and I capitalize on the gifts with which I have been blessed. I have been blessed to be a good teacher, communicator, leader, mentor and friend. I live in a constant state of energy and have been classified as the “energizer bunny” as I keep going and going. My classes are filled with energy and positivity.
I want people to focus on what they like about themselves. If you focus on the attributes that you like about yourself, you will focus on your energy to create more appreciation for yourself and others. I started doing yoga for just that reason, I wanted to like myself physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have always struggled with self-image and confidence internally. Yoga has helped me to accept, live and breathe, embracing ALL OF ME!
I will always be generous with praise and quick to smile when you come to class. I can lighten your spirit and celebrate every achievement with you and I will bring out the positivity in all situations.
It is good to be alive, life is fun, and no matter what the setbacks, we must never lose our sense of gratitude. I am thankful for yoga in my life and I hope to share my teaching gift with each class.RYT200
Kristi Swanson CYT200
Four years ago, I walked into a workshop for runners and walked out a yogi forever. Yoga has completely transformed my body and soul. I believe practicing yoga gives us exactly what we need in life. It has not only brought balance and strength to my body, but allows me to enjoy the all moments in my life even the most chaotic ones. I have been in Corporate training and development for over 15 years and love helping others achieve results. I’m excited to take that experience and bring it into teaching yoga to others. It doesn’t matter your size, shape, or how flexible you are. Yoga will increase your focus, flexibility, and truly transform your entire body! The results of a long- standing yoga practice will be life changing and what can be greater than sharing that? Come join me I guarantee you’ll leave with a smile.
I am a certified RYT 200 Yoga Alliance teacher. I was blessed to be trained by Allie Pedretti of Pedretti Power Yoga.
Tyler Brown CYT200
Once I completed my first vinyasa power yoga class I was in love! As I continued to practice, I started to realize that yoga is an art that transcends through practicing the movements. Learning to focus during each pose naturally lengthened and strengthened my mind, body, and spirit. Being grounded in the moment is my favorite benefit of yoga, as I am able to see all the beauty life has to offer! I’m continuing to become a better version of myself by focusing inward, creating balance, and being enough in the present. Practicing yoga helps me balance out the competitive edge I’ve fostered as an athlete.
Since I was five years old I competed in sports. Most notably, a current player on the amateur Green Bay Storm baseball club and former collegiate player on the St. Norbert College Baseball team.
Now that I am a certified 200-hour yoga teacher I am blessed with the ability to share the gift of Yoga with our community! Yoga brings me to a place of gratitude where I begin to operate from a positive mindset. This allows me to fully appreciate the abundance I’ve been blessed with. This optimistic confidence allows me to make the world a better place. I hope through practicing together my students foster a similar mindset.
I graduated in the spring of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College. Some of my passions are spending time with my family, playing baseball, cycling, juicing fruits and vegetables, and (of course) practicing yoga. I am currently employed at AmeriLux Logistics where I manage our customer’s accounts. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share the powerful benefits of yoga with you! CYT200
Sam Walker CYT200
Liz Schumacher CYT200
Strength and Flexibility … the greatest balance one could ask for.
I was first introduced to yoga later in life; I always thought that I had to be flexible to do yoga and flexibility is something I’m always working on. I am a runner and a triathlete and I found that yoga is the perfect compliment. I have ran many marathons, an ultra marathon, competed in triathlons and currently training for my first full IronMan; the more I roll out my mat, the more I find that it benefits me not only in my sporting events but also in my life. I am a Chiropractic Technician and very intrigued with the anatomy portion of yoga and how it benefits the body. I love to teach yoga because I am able to witness first hand the benefits that it has on one’s body and mind. Yoga has truly inspired my life.
Helping you find your own strength and flexibility is my goal and passion. The greatness in me acknowledges the greatness in you; may you always choose happiness and health.