This studio has been an absolute crazy experience, but I'm so glad that you're here & helping to create the ride that much better. The studio is constantly changing to better meet your needs, so please always feel free to express anything that you would love to see on the schedule (or in a workshop)!
I hope that you feel welcome & comfortable in the studio & always know that I (& the team)
are here to support you in whatever way we can!
with much love,
Kaitlyn P. VanderMeer
Originally from Grand Rapids, I made my way to Kalamazoo to study at WMU for Interior Design. I graduated & was in the field for 6 years before something started to pull me away.
The thought of teaching yoga & fitness. It started first with barre, then yoga, then bootcamp/HIIT. Here we are 4+ years later creating not only a studio, but a "2.0 version" of a studio! My hope is that you never leave a session feeling that you didn't accomplish something, that maybe you broke a sweat, & that you have a community here that cares about you.
From the bottom of my heart: Welcome!
RYT200, Megan Rader Yoga
Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE
BFA Barre Instructor, Barre Guild Academy
Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, AFPA
Thai Massage, Yoga Simplified Method
SUP Yoga/WPA Sunchaser SUP Yoga
Pursuing 300hr YTT, Mindful School of Yoga
("tie ya shoe")
I grew up in small town Marcellus, MI where I cheerlead & danced my way through school. Moved to Kalamazoo, MI for college where I did a lot of the same, then ultimately settled on a career in property management until I got to do what I ever really wanted to do, stay at home with my child. I got into fitness to help drop the baby weight & fell in love with the process. I grew stronger in body & mind. I cultivated my own energy & became part of a community that inspires me daily. Every squat, deadlift & lunge; every mountain pose, forward fold & Warrior II has lead me here with a strong desire to give back what I have received.
RYT200, Megan Rader Yoga
BUTI Yoga, Hot BUTI yoga, BUTI Sculpt;
Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga Simplified Method
I am originally from Naperville, Illinois. My passion for fitness grew from being a competitive dancer for over 13 years. Throughout my dance journey, I was trained in ballet, HIIT, yoga, & Pilates. I attended WMU & received my undergrad in Human & Health Sciences with an Occupational Therapy concentration with minors in dance, psychology & ASL. For the past 4 years, I have been on the WMU Team, which has taught me more about nutrition & strength training, all while building connections in the Kalamazoo area. Currently, I am apart of WMU’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.
When taking a class from me, I strive for you to feel at least 1% better in yourself, in any aspect. I encourage you take the class for you! I can't wait for you to join me & flourish in your love for fitness.
I was born in Hawaii, but raised in Kalamazoo. I was introduced to meditation through cassette tapes I found at a garage sale in my teens, I look back & remember the peace it brought me. About 10 years later a friend invited me to a yoga class where I found myself reconnected with that same peace. I suffered a traumatic brain injury, while in the Marine Corp, & the recovery process kicked my third eye’s door open leading me back to yoga. I found Sangha Yoga Institute & became a yoga teacher a few years later. I love movement, but being taught by a mentor who steeps their training in the science & why behind everything helped me to slow down. I found the focus of my life’s path (my dharma) in helping people find peace & accessibility in yoga & movement. I experienced & feel in love with both Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga in my teacher training & now can’t wait to share the same love & peace with you.
RYT200, Sangha Yoga Institute
Yoga Mindset Coach (YMC), Sangha Yoga Institute
I grew up a little bit of everywhere, never staying in one place too long. I am now proud to call the Kalamazoo area my home &community. I have my bachelors in cultural anthropology & an international studies certification as I love learning about others, their worldviews & cultures. I found my passion for yoga after I got burnt out & needed a way to heal my body, mind, & spirit. I have not looked back once at making yoga my full time passion & helping others find joy & healing through yoga. My goal is to help you feel connected to your mind, body, & spirit through yoga & learn something new about yourself. I hope to provide you with a safe, invitational space where you can feel free & be yourself. I hope to see you soon!
Pursuing 300hr YTT & Kids Yoga, YogaRenew
I grew up in Metro Detroit & moved to Kalamazoo in 2020. I went to Wayne State University where I got my degree in Business Management! I now work remotely doing IT Security.
Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I started dancing at a young age & taught for a few years after graduating. I then became obsessed with barre & HIIT style classes & in the past few years strength training. You’ll also likely see me walking my dog around town when I’m not working or working out!
I can’t wait to see you in class!
Originally from Hillsdale county, I moved to Battle Creek at 10 years old & then to Kalamazoo when I was 21. Initially I came to follow the music scene, but ended up finding a calling in yoga, wellness, & art. I really dove into yoga after being introduced to Bryan Kest's Power Yoga & eventually got my certification through him!
Calm is contagious, & I hope to inspire a sense of strength, balance,
& a commitment to well-being that you can build within yourself & hopefully share with your community!
Namaste my friends!
Power Yoga 60hr PYTT
RAID Free diver 20m/66ft