Our mission is to hold space for creativity, innovation and intuitive knowledge. Our education and experience teach and mentors how present awareness leads to a sense of well being. We are motivated by enthusiasm from our students to learn and dedication to teach the empowering and healing effects of yoga through a mind body connection and balance. We understand and believe that for every person, and for all stages in a person’s life, there is a style of yoga that works best for you.
Our warm staff and beautiful studio provide a supportive, encouraging and relaxing sanctuary and environment that makes it easy to start your yoga practice with us -- or deepen an existing one
New to Yoga? Our teachers and staff are here to help you.
❁ Teachers ❁
Michele Vrentas LMT, RYT is the owner of Lift Easton has been working with people privately and in groups for many years. Trained and educated and licensed as a massage therapist, her background and studies were in Austin Texas, Santa Barbara Ca, Bali and Thailand as well as many workshops around other states. She is a master at her skill in therapeutic body work. She is intuitive, a good listener and is completely dedicated in supporting your needs to reduce pain, stress and create a balance in whole health.
She has been teaching yoga for 6 years though has been a practitioner for 35 years. She opened Lift Easton Studio 4 years ago where she continues to learn. She promotes meditation in the Dzochen style and Zen philosophy. She teaches Yoga Nidra as a form of self inquiry and meditation. Her goal is to make yoga affordable for everyone,
Ron Minnich, long time student of Iyenger Yoga, is a master at teaching alignment and the fundamentals of yoga. He is a really good teacher. His background was teaching special needs and he found that as some of us do that our careers and lifestyles are taxing to our joints. He understands how to work with injury, hip and o knee replacements, and uses props to help you along,
Hayley Weichler, 200-RYT, received her certification in Raja Yoga in June 2015. It was not until she was
immersed in the practice and training that she realized much of her life has always been connected to
the path of yoga. Her love for yoga continues to become stronger, more beneficial, and more powerful
through her own personal practice of meditation, mantra, pranayama(breath work), and daily
philosophical experiences. It brings her so much to joy to be able to give back to the community all of
the positivity and love yoga has brought to her life. She whole-heartedly believes that yoga is a science,
and in order for it to thrive, it must be experienced. She grew up in a dance background, holding an
A.F.A in Dance. Hayley is also a mastery level 4 Reiki Practitioner. Her connection of the body’s physical
movement and form, in alignment with the her experiences and background of the emotional aspects
the body, mind, and soul endures, brings a unique feeling to each class.
Hayley will gently lead you through the traditional practice of yoga, including philosophy, meditation,
breath work, and asanas(postures). The classes will allow for each student to benefit from their own
growth and experiences, in a kind, supportive, non-competitive environment. In her pre- and postnatal
classes, you will be surrounded with support through this time of physical, emotional, and spiritual
Anglela Smith, Angela has been successfully teaching Pilates mat class, aerobics, stability ball and dance since 2007 and is excited to bring a new fitness class to Lift Easton. Angela's workouts are set to upbeat music and at a cardio pace. She brings to you her own unique style which, she has developed over the past 8 years of choreographing, standing and floor aerobics and mat routines. All of her routines involve lots of stretching and emphasis on alignment. She has a warm friendly inviting way of coaching you toward your goals
Danny Marshall, trained with Max Strom, and has been teaching for 6 years. He is passionate and loyal to his own practice and a dedicated teacher of Yoga. His kind gentle manner of teaching is comforting, encouraging and open. He is an excellent beginner teacher as well as a restorative yoga instructor.
Lift will get you to where you want to be -- living a more vital and enriched life.
Michele Vrentas RYT, LMT
Ron Minnich RYT