Maria Dykstra, Personal Trainer
Maria “Curly” has always had a love for fitness. She has been in the fitness profession for 16 years. She loves helping others with their fitness goals.
Her credentials are:
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- ACE Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist
- A-PAI – Certified Aquatic Personal Trainer
- Certified Arthritis Instructor
- ASFA Certified Senior Fitness Instructor
To contact Curly for personal training please call the club at (541) 482-4073.
Susan Jaques, Yoga Instructor
I have been practicing Integral Hatha Yoga for 14 years and teaching since 2007. Since 2004, I have attended and assisted in ongoing Yoga classes, Hatha Yoga workshops and Meditation/Raja Yoga classes. I have taught in many venues, including schools, community centers, Yoga studios, spas/clubs and online to corporate groups. Beginning with completing my 200 hour teacher training certification for Hatha Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, I continued my practice and exploration of Yoga, completing my Meditation Teacher Training Certification in 2013, at the Integral Yoga Academy in Virginia. In 2014 I spent 12 days in retreat, immersed in the practices of the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika,” gaining deeper insight on how to teach to all levels of ability and experience, with the belief that Yoga can be practiced by everyone. Classes include Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath work) Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and an introduction to meditation. I am excited to have the privilege to be able to serve, by teaching in my community and continue to learn and follow my passion for the science of Integral Hatha Yoga.
Shannon Rio, Gentle Yoga Instructor
After years of being a Family Nurse Practitioner, turning to yoga in semi-retirement seemed like a natural course for me. In 2013, motivated to deepen my awareness of health, balance, and the practice of acceptance and being in the present moment I completed yoga teachers training. I developed the Gentle Yoga class specifically so that any person could come, experience the benefits of yoga and have fun.
The class focuses on developing both flexibility and strength in order to gain greater stability. It is for any age person who wants to adapt the practice to fit their physical goals. In class, breath connects with movement to nourish body and mind and soul. Effort combines with ease and the overall focus is on enjoying the journey. It is with gratitude that I can say that I am a member of the Ashland Tennis and Fitness family.
Ali Leonard, Pilates Instructor
I grew up in Corvallis and have lived many places in the US including New York and Washington, DC. I trained to teach Pilates with Balanced Body in the Bay Area. My family has lived in Southern Oregon for many years and I arrived in July of 2020. It has been wonderful to be here with the beautiful nature and abundant hiking and running trails. I love working with movement and training people for their best functional movement. Training is an ongoing practice and a never ending investigation to know our bodies better.