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
something 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 3+ 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
Certified Barre Instructor, Barre Above & Barre Guild Academy
Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, AFPA
Thai Massage, Yoga Simplified Method
("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 started with "hot" yoga when I first came to yoga practices. After a traumatic brain injury, I came to the practices through yoga teacher training. This guided me on a path I didn't expect, but have the honor & pleasure of walking now; helping others through systematic relaxation & awareness practices. I have been practicing yoga since 2010 & teaching classes since 2019!
RYT200, Sangha Yoga Institute
Yoga Mindset Coach (YMC), Sangha Yoga Institute