Fitness Class Instructor Bios
Claudette has been teaching yoga for WSU at the Ogden campus and Davis campus since 2005. She has her 200 Registerd Yoga Teacher (RYT), 500 RYT, and is currently working towards completing her 1,000 RYT. When you attend her classes she wants you to feel strong, capable and successful. It is also her hope that those who attend will feel the peace, love, and light that is shining within them.
Julie is a Water Aerobics Instructor. She has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of different environments, from Community Centers,Rehabilitation programs to Hospital based Health and Wellness programs. She has been teaching Water Aerobics for 12 years and at Weber State for the last 6 years. She completed Water Aerobic certification from AEA and AAI.
About Lori: Lori has been a Certified Group Fitness Instructor for over 20 years and loves to teach!!! She's taught a variety of classes for a broad range of participants, to include teaching in Okinawa, Japan for several years. Lori enjoys the students, staff, and community members who participate in the Weber State University Group Fitness Program. Her motto is "Don't Make Excuses, Just Do it."
Meg Durasin found yoga by way of one of her co-workers at Starbucks insisting she come to a yoga class. Meg finally went, and quickly fell in love with yoga. She joined Prana Yoga (now Root to Rise Studio) in Station Park, and frequently attended classes; 8 classes a week. Her favorite classes were Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga. Meg soon learned of the YogaLoft in Ogden. It was at the YogaLoft that Meg deepened her dedication to her Ashtanga practice, and completed her training through YogaLife Teacher Training; the school housed in the YogaLoft.
Meg hopes to honor in her teaching and practice all those who have been a part of her yoga journey.
About Michelle: Michelle Taylor holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Performance Management with a minor in Nutrition from Weber State University. She has been practicing yoga seriously for about 5 years and completed her 1000 hr RYT January 2011 and a 200 hr RYT in March 2013. Michelle is passionate about wellness and believes that yoga will positively influence the health and wellness of everyone. Michelle's classes focus on breath, strength, mind-body awareness, and having fun.
Rachelle Krohn, E-200 RYT, was introduced to Yoga in 1997 as a teen in Gresham Oregon. She began teaching in 2008, with certifications in AFAA Primary Yoga, PowderBlueCo Pilates-Yoga, FiTour Advanced Yoga. In 2011 she completed her 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification at Infusion Yoga Studio in Bountiful Utah. She furthers her education attending workshops, master classes, and festivals. She is an active member of the yoga community. Her consistent yoga practice continues to serve her in a variety of ways. Healing. Empowering. Surrending. Finding clarity, intelligence, and ultimately a deeper joy for life. She believes that the definition and value of yoga is defined by the unique individual. Like life, it should be free to flow and evolve. She teaches classes focused on that personal freedom in the styles of Vinyasa-Flow, Power, Pilates-fusion, Yin, Restorative, Therapeutic. Rachelle also studies Thai Yoga massage, Aroma Touch Therapy with essential oils, Chi Running, Thai Chi, Qigong, Japa meditation, Kirtan, nutrition and diabetes management (her daughter is Type 1 Diabetic). Rachelle has successfully ran several marathons, relays (including captaining & coaching), and enjoys trail running, singing, piano, gardening, snow-boarding, paddle-boarding, advocating for JDRF, and managing her non-profit yoga mat bag business, Yo Bagga Bagga.
Teri has a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and is the Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University. She is an ACSM Certified Group Exercise InstructorSM and an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer. Teri has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude.
Tom has been teaching Indoor Cycling/Spin at WSU for the last 6 years. Tom is an avid mountain biker and road biker and will be found hammering the trails around Ogden every chance he gets. Tom has competed in several 24 hour MT bike Races and is a 6 time finisher of the LOTOJA (Logan to Jackson). Tom also dabbles in running and has completed a number of half marathons as well as team relay events. Tom strives to incorporate his favorite rides along with a lot of energy, not to mention the BEST music into each and every one of his classes.