East Cincy Yoga

About the Instructors

Lori Kirsch  -

Hello Everyone,  I am the owner of East Cincy Yoga as well as one of the instructors. I graduated from Cincinnati Yoga School (CYS) in April 2014.  I found yoga (or rather, it found me) in Fall 2012 and fell in love with it after simply trying out some videos at home. I knew this was something I had to learn more about and be a part of as much as possible. After taking a few classes at various studios I found CYS and began my journey into yoga teacher training school. I thoroughly enjoy seeing others change physically, mentally and emotionally through yoga and am happy I can be a guide to others.

Linn Uhlfelder - I graduated from Cincinnati Yoga School in 2015 with my 200hr.
As a yoga student I was blessed to have an instructor (thank you Lori Kirsch East Cincy Yoga) that opened up a new world for me with yoga, just going to classes with her over a few months I suddenly felt in my heart that this is something I want to share also, the healing, soothing, powerful, uplifting, confidence that any type of yoga practice brings out of you. 

Christian Hartman - Christian Hartman is a Yoga instructor & musician who performs regularly with Mayan Ruins, a Tribal Music group. He has been practicing yoga since 2008 & received his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in May, 2011 from Cincinnati Yoga School & has been presenting Yin Yoga classes in yoga & dance studios regularly since getting his certification.

 Tina Shepherd -

Sonya Verma - Sonya is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 200 yoga instructor, meditation coach, and Reiki Master. Prior to her journey as a yoga instructor, she earned her B.S. in Human Nutrition and Masters in Healthcare Administration and Business Informatics. During her time in school and working in the healthcare industry, yoga and meditation became a cornerstone of her life and helped her stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit. She felt drawn to different modalities of healing and went deeper into her practice which inspired her to share her passion with others.

She finished her RYT 200 yoga training in 2013 with the Bija School with a focus in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Currently, she is working on her 300 RYT training with You Do Yoga where she is learning Daoist forms of yoga that include Yin, Yang, subtle anatomy, and meditation.

In 2016 she completed True Body Leadership training and currently holds meditation and mindfulness workshops with adults and also works in after school programs and summer camps with local schools for children.

Additionally, she is a Reiki Master trained in the traditional Usui method. She also works with other modes of Energy healing having completed training with Begin to Blossom with her teacher Julie Conrad, as well as Shambhavi healing, an ancient Indian healing system taught by Avdhoot Baba Shivanand Ji.

Additional certifications are in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Aromatherapy with essential oils. She will be starting her journey into becoming an Ayurvedic Practitioner in January.

Marianne Lang -

For nearly 13 years teaching various forms of yoga (Ashtanga, Chair, Gentle Wellness, Hatha, Vinyasa; Life Coaching, Meditation, Private Lessons). My goal as a yoga instructor is to provide the best possible experience for the students entrusted to my care. Each person is given individual attention and consideration for their specific needs and intentions for the class.  As a daily practitioner and teacher, I endeavor to promote traditional yoga instruction based on the eight limbed (Ashtanga) path, as well as various styles to encourage self-discovery and fun. I believe that each session is a significant step further in our holistic development. It gives me great joy to witness students exhibiting confidence and delight as they progress in their practice, regardless at what level they are in or what physical abilities they possess. It is equally gratifying to hear students say:

“I feel less stressed and more relaxed after class.”

“I feel better physically, mentally and spiritually.”

“I can’t wait for the next class!”