What to Expect
When you arrive at Woven yoga, you can check in and leave your shoes and belongings in a cubby space. We recommend your phone be on silent or even leave it in the car. At your first visit, you will be asked to fill out a release form.
When you practice, wear comfortable clothing that permits easy movement, but no fancy name-brand yoga pants are required. Consider only a light snack within an hour before practicing, as opposed to a heavy meal. You are welcome to bring a bottle of water and your own mat; if you don’t have a mat, a few are available to borrow or for purchase.
Our rules for practicing at Woven are simple:
- No suffering
- No judgment.
By practicing according to these guidelines we can expect everyone to benefit from their time on their mat. Even if you join us and rest on your mat to breathe with intention, that’s a great yoga practice.
Kids & Teens
Yoga is a fantastic practice for people of all ages! Kids and teens can greatly benefit from yoga classes that are age-appropriate because expectations can vary with maturity levels.
- Teens ages 16 and up are welcome to practice in open classes at Woven Yoga on their own with a release form signed by a legal caregiver.
- Children ages 12 and up are welcome to practice in open classes at Woven Yoga with a caregiver present who is able to provide them attention if the need arises to remind them of courtesy and etiquette.
- Teens and children are welcome to use classes from the 5- class passes of their caregiver.
And, YES – classes specific for kids and teens are in the works!
Michele Wingfield Minehart
Woven Yoga was established in 2019 after owner and lead teacher Michele Mineheart had been teaching locally in multiple spaces for 4 years. As the studio grows, new voices will be added to diversify our offerings of class styles and approaches to connection.
Michele, RYT 200 & M.Div, trained in a vinyasa-style yoga at Yellow Tree Yoga by Mary Borton. Her training beyond her 200-hour program includes certifications with ShantiMom Postnatal Yoga, Body Positive Yoga, Zensational Kids’ Educate2Be, and Yoga ED. Michele has studied and practiced various yoga forms, such as yin yoga, power yoga, slow burn, yoga therapeutics, and yoga nidra. Some of her teachers in this area include: Tommy Mack, Tracy Rhinehart, and Elizabeth Silas.
She has also taught private yoga sessions at Mind Body Health Associates, a mental health and stress management center in Findlay, Ohio. She works in private settings with individuals to create a practice that helps with situations of grief, post-trauma, anxiety/depression, and helps with stress management (and she recommends suitable counseling while attending to these needs).
(Michele has no experience with gymnastics & tumbling; please see Sarah Minehart with those inquiries.)
Toni has been practicing yoga for five years and recently finished her teacher training through The Heart of Teaching with Mary Borton at Woven Yoga. She is excited to add to the class mix with an emphasis on gentle and slow-flow styles of yoga.
Toni has five children and 3 grandchildren and lives in the Upper Sandusky community with her husband, Tracy.
Kelsey is an Upper Sandusky native who returned to Wyandot County to open Fort 88 in the winter of 2022. When not crafting cocktails and managing menus, she’s running ultra marathons or taking on triathlons. She completed her Barre Intensity training through GoYoga in Columbus and is loves to share the joy of strength with the Woven Yoga community.
Traci joined the Woven teaching team in July of 2020 after finishing her 200-hour training with Mary Borton at The Heart of Teaching and earning her RYT200 certification. She loves styles of yoga that allow you to linger longer in poses so they have a full effect through the depth of the physical and subtle body. Traci is a 4th grade teacher by trade, so she also enjoys introducing children to breath, movement and mindfulness practices that allow them to navigate the day with more ease. She lives in Crawford County with her husband, Dave, and two daughters.
Nina’s classes center around dynamic flows and creative sequences designed to increase flexibility and strength in both mind and body. A forever-student, she has taken classes in multiple states and countries over the last 10 years gaining experience in many Yoga styles, including Flow, Power, and Ashtanga. Nina is a firm believer that Yoga is for everybody and Every Body. Her goal is to cultivate a safe and inclusive environment to encourage students to stay curious, to explore, and to grow.
According to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, we absorb the qualities of the things we take in – physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. Like the way food becomes our physical body, much of what we read, listen to, talk about, and watch becomes woven into the fabric of who we are.
So, what are the threads behind Woven Yoga? Here’s a sampling of the teachers of whom Michele has paid attention to their work:
Nadia Bolz Weber
Rachel Held Evans
Yuval Noah Harari
Barbara Brown Taylor
Abraham Joshua Heschel