Center for Yoga Instructors are a group of teachers that are dedicated to teaching the students that are in front of them. They are all longtime practitioners and have earned teaching certificates or certifications that afford them the knowledge and expertise to guide their students safely and effectively toward understanding the purpose of yoga in one's life. Most are steeped in the methodology and philosophy of Iyengar style hatha yoga under the guidance of Ruth Fisk a CIYT of 31 years. Several of our instructors have earned teaching certificates from other styles and methods and continue to develop their teaching in these methods.  Center for Yoga is the home to only certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher in the greater Lansing area. We are overjoyed to be the annual midwest stop for Jehangir Palkhivala, a master yogi and spiritual teacher who studied with BKS Iyengar from the age of 7 years old. At Center for Yoga we also are home to teachers who have completed the Restorative Yoga teacher training 'Relax and Renew' with Judith Lasater.

Join us today! We have been teaching Yoga in East Lansing for 20 years and are here to serve the community with our wonderful and healing environment at Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage.
 Ruth Fisk



Ruth's class schedule

Monday 9:30-11:30 am

Monday 5:30-7:30 pm

Monday 7:45-9:45 pm

Tuesday 5:45-7:15 pm

Tuesday 7:30-9:30 pm

Wednesday 10-11:30 am

Wednesday 5:30-7:15 pm

All classes are in 

Studio 1

I accept cash, check and CC with 3% added. I use Sessions for my teaching schedule and accept drop-ins for the fee of $17 for 1.5 hour & $20 for 2 hour class

Ruth Fisk, Is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher of 31 years. Also a EYRT 500 and YECP Yoga Alliance recognized. Ruth is the founder of Center for Yoga, Movement & Massage and continues to bring the community a safe and supportive environment for personal health and wellness. 

Ruth is spirited and passionate in her delivery of this ancient art and science. Over her 35+ years of practice and study she has worked long-term with some of the most well know Iyengar teachers of the times. She has studied in Pune, India with the Iyengars and continues to travel to India to study with Jehangir Palkhivala and his mother Dhan, one of the first Iyengar teachers ever granted permission to teach for BKS Iyengar.

Ruth is the founder of the Center for Yoga which began 20 years ago and has been instrumental in growing the yoga community in this town. Ruth is dedicated to the teaching of yoga in a traditional and kind way, with abundant humor and self-reflection. Contact Ruth at 517.333.9883 or or

Session III, 2019 class dates: 

Monday's class dates; no class Labor day Sept. 2. Session IV:  Sept. 9-Nov. 18 No class Oct. 14

Tuesday's class dates; No class Sept 3rd. Session IV: Sept. 10-Nov. 19. No class Oct 15.

Wednesday's AM class dates;  No class Sept 4 Session IV: Sept. 11-Nov 20. No class Oct. 16 

Wednesday's PM class dates; No class Sept 4. Session IV: August 28-Nov 6. Extra class and Nov 20. Pie night Nov 20

1. 5 hour classes $140   2 hour classes $170  1.75 hour classes $155.50     Any questions email me please!

Candace Merkel 

 Candace Merkel
Candace's class schedule
Tues & Fri 7-8:00 am
 Tuesdays: Sept. 3-Oct. 29  ($90)
Fridays: Sept. 6-Oct. 25

 ($70) skip Oct. 4
All levels. Classes in Studio 3
sign up for both days and save 10%
I accept cash and checks for my classes, Sessions or drop-ins and Bundles

Candace I am 2008 graduate of the Khagaya School of Yoga Teacher Training (RYS) with Ruth Fisk and a nationally registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200).  I have been Kathy Stover’s assistant in her Ageless Yoga classes for 8 years.

I have been a student in the Iyengar tradition since 1995, and continue to study with Ruth Fisk, CIYT, at the Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage and attend the yearly workshop intensive with Jehangir Palkhivala of Mumbai, India in Michigan. My teaching is based on the solid foundation of the Iyengar tradition.

Yoga is a big part of my life.  I enjoy teaching a safe, alignment - based yoga class to new students of all ages, helping them discover the many benefits yoga offers to them.
I teach: Introductory,Beginning, Level 1

Contact Candace at her email

Hannah's class schedule
Thursday 7:45-9 pm
Studio 1

I accept cash, check and credit card and teach in Session format

Hannah has completed 300 hours of yoga study and teacher training with Ruth Fisk, as well as 30 hours of restorative yoga teacher training with Judith Lasater. She has been to 3 workshops with Jehangir Palkhivala and she looks forward to a lifetime of learning about this ancient practice.

After trying many styles of yoga, Hannah happened across Ruth’s class and found a deep connection with the Iyengar tradition. Since my first class at the Center for Yoga I felt myself being drawn toward becoming a yoga teacher. My yoga practice is a place I can always come to reconnect, reflect, and let go. I am passionate about yoga and I am only just beginning on the lifelong path. I find so much joy in sharing the practice with my students through my sense of humor and playful nature. My classes are focused on alignment based yoga with the use of props and modifications to make yoga accessible for everyone.


 Jane Nelson

Jane's Class schedule; Thursdays 6-7:30 pm Alignment based Yoga Studio 1.

I accept cash and check for payment and I teach in Sessions format

Jane Nelson is a graduate of the Khagaya School of Yoga Teacher Training at the Center for Yoga under the direction of Ruth Fisk. Jane has an extensive background in movement studies, with 17 years of training and teaching in martial arts (karate and aikido), 20 years teaching self-defense and personal safety skills, and a master’s degree in physical education and exercise physiology. Contact Jane at

Kathy Stover 

 Kathy Stover
Kathy's class schedule;
Monday 5:30-7:00 pm.
Ageless Yoga, all levels.
Sept. 9-Nov. 25, skips Oct 14  $132 Studio 3

Wednesday 11-12:15 pm
Ageless Yoga, all levels.
 Sept. 11-Nov. 27 skips Oct 16 $132  Studio 3

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm
Prenatal Yoga Sept. 11-Oct. 9 $75
Prenatal yoga Oct. 23-Nov.20 $75

I accept cash and checks. I teach in Sessions

Kathy Stover’s teaching is based on the solid foundation of Iyengar yoga. Certified through Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, RYT500 teaches alignment based yoga with a focus on the students individual needs. Kathy has been studying and practicing yoga for over 25 years. She has taken two Teacher Trainings with master teacher Aadil Palkhivala and spent 8 years assisting Ruth Fisk in her classes. Kathy has taught at the Center for Yoga since 1999. She continues to study yoga and its philosophy with Jehangir Palkhivala from Mumbai, India.

Kathy shares life with her dog, Sophie, two cats and all of nature on her farm in Potterville. She will bring this ancient art from her heart to yours. General classes, prenatal classes and private instruction are available. Contact Kathy at 517-224-6061 or

Kathy also teaches Pranayama, Preparation for Labor and Delivery workshops and Private Lessons. Call for more information. 

Leslie Reynolds 

Leslie's class schedule;
7:45-9:15 pm All levels Jivamukti class Studio 1

Saturday 9:30-10:45 am
Basic Jivamukti class
Studio 3

Saturday 11-12:30 pm
All Levels Jivamukti
Studio 3
I utilize Bundles for payment

Leslie Reynolds, is a trained and certified Jivamukti teacher, the very first in the Greater Lansing community of yoga teachers!

I chose a birth family that has a yoga lineage. My teachers of Jivamukti Yoga are David Life and Sharon Gannon. David Life is also my big brother. My sister, nephew and son are Jivamukti teachers as well. Jiva mukti Yoga is the path to enlightenment thru non-harming. I have chosen this path. I completed 300 our immersion teacher training at Omega Institute, in New York in 2013.

I have the privilege to study with Ruth Fisk at the Center for Yoga. I have studied with her for 5 years. She has guided me and opened my heart to awareness. I have also had the opportunity to study with Ruth's teacher, Jehangir Palkhivala in East Lansing and traveled to India with Ruth to study Jehangir's spiritual teachings and gain from his knowledge of Yoga. 

A note from Leslie---I will be traveling for the month of September on and off and will be cancelling Saturday classes from 8/31, 9/7, 9/14 and 9/21.  I will be canceling Wednesday classes on 9/4, 9/11.
There WILL be class on:Wednesday 7:45 pm the 18th, and the 25th.Saturday the 28th at 9:30 and 11:00.
I will be spending a week at Jivamukti immersion training at Omega Institute with my teachers learning new and great lessons to pass onto you!!!
I hope to see you when I return.Please message me if you have any questions.
Om Shanti,Leslie Reynolds

contact: 517.290.2992 email:

 ShaneMarie King

ShaneMarie's class schedule

Thursday 10-11:30 am
Yoga for Health and Wellness. Studio 1

Thursday 5:45-7:15 pm
Gentle Yoga
Studio 3

I accept cash and check
I teach in Sessions
ShaneMarie King My Journey began 30 years ago as a dancer where I learned that being connected to my body and expressing my emotions through movement was very healing. As I grew, my search for ways to stay connected led me to Yoga and Massage Therapy. I have been practicing both Yoga and Massage for 9 years. I am trained in the Iyengar tradition under Ruth Fisk and have apprenticed with her for 3 years thus far. My teaching is based on the solid foundation of Iyengar yoga.
My other studies in Yoga have included two adventures to India to study with Jehangir Palkhivala for one month in 2008 and in 2010 and I have participated in each one of his intensives at the Center for Yoga. I received my Liberal Arts degree from LCC in 1994.

I am owner/operator of Nirvanam Massage & Yoga Art of Healing and I continue to dance and teach dance and yoga. Teaching for me is a privilege and it’s about sharing my knowledge and experience. We are all looking for something deeper to add more meaning to our daily lives, and a way to heal physically & emotionally. My goal is to help you find that which within yourself. 

Phone: 517.282.6205

Shiloh Daum 

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Shiloh's class schedule;
Tuesday 6-7 pm
Studio 3

Thursday 9:30-10:30 am Studio 3

I accept cash and check
I utilize Bundles for my payment method

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Shiloh Daum 300/500 yoga certification, teaching since 2007, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Health Promotion Specialization. Shiloh teaches a flowing style of yoga grounded in the philosophy of leading from the heart, nurturance through movement to create holistic healing. My goals for teaching are to provide a safe class with a sequence that is intuitively geared toward the holistic needs of each student and to leave people with the inspiration (“in-spirit”) of planting seeds of peace within your heart and carry the spaces you find on your mat, out into the world. I was traditionally trained in Power/Vinyasa (flow-style) Yoga by Hilaire Lockwood O’Day from Hilltop Yoga (300/500 hours) and have taken workshops from nationally and internationally renowned instructors. Outside of practicing and teaching yoga, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, being out in nature, and learning more about and practicing sustainable living. Hope to see you in class! May your days shine bright! Many blessings to you! Namaste.

Peggy Ostrom

The Great YogaWall Class

Peggy Ostrom entered her life emersion into Yoga nine years ago. Her path in Yoga is and has been lead and illuminated by Ruth Fisk,CIYT. She has also had the privilege to study with Jehangir Palkhivala and Judith Lasater in their Michigan based workshops. Peggy has completed two Rope Wall trainings on the Great Yoga Wall with Bryan Legere in California and will complete the Advanced Rope Wall training in August of 2015. Her teaching is inspired by her interest and love of the Rope Wall practice and the gifts of knowledge from the great teachers she has studied with. Her passion and practice of yoga asana is reflected in her practice of being present in every moment. 

contact Peggy at:

Noelle Wegener

Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 pm
Studio 2
6 week session 

NEW SESSION! Starts August 28 thru Oct. 2nd $60 for the session. NO walk ins as space is limited. contact me at;

I graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, exercise science. I then pursued my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Baker College and have been working in the acute care setting for 8 years. I have always had a passion not only for exercise but for the brain and body connection. I discovered the Anat Baniel Method®Neuromovement® (ABMNM), and am a certified practitioner for adults and children. My classes are based on the 9 essentials of ABMNM. The 9 essentials include: movement with attention, slow, variation, subtlety, enthusiasm, flexible goals, the learning switch, imagination and dreams, and awareness.  

I teach TMLs (Transformational Movement Lessons). Each lesson focuses on upgrading the brain through slow movements to lead in increased awareness, flexibility, decreased pain and overall improved well-being. To learn more about ABMNM, please visit 


Jessica Beckman

Vin Yin Yoga
 Tues&Thurs 12-1 pm

Yin Yoga
 Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

Vinyasa Yoga
Fri 5:45-6:45 pm

10 week session on all classes starts September 16
Skips Nov. 28th

$120 for the session
$15 drop-in
$10 student with ID

I accept cash, checks and CC

In 2016 Jessica attended the Raja Yoga Academy and received her 500 hour teaching certificate in the Ghosh lineage. Following the training she left the Social Services field to teach Yoga full time and has taught over 1,000 classes. She continues to evolve in her individual study as well as teaching by attending Yoga immersions, which includes a Kids Yoga training. In 2018 became certified to teach Yin Yoga and in 2019 completed a Vinyasa teacher training as well.

Her teaching style is focused on developing a safe environment in which students can mindfully explore their depth in class, find balance of strength and flexibility, while providing modifications when needed. In addition to teaching Yoga classes, she also leads meditation, offers private lessons and workshops.

Along with Yoga, Jessica enjoys hiking with her dog, camping, photography, reading, travel and spending time with loved ones.
contact Jessica at: or 734-620-1256