Get To Know Our Teachers
Quest for Balance Wellness is staffed by highly trained and professional teachers certified by leading schools. Each teacher demonstrates a commitment to continuing education by attending workshop and training opportunities.
Artist and co-owner of Split Cedar Studios, Laura Conners has been a yoga practitioner since 1994, and teaching since 2007. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Cityoga of Indianapolis, IN and her 500-hour certification through the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Program at Spirit Rock Center of California in 2012. Laura teaches Hatha yoga with an emphasis on mindfulness, a practice that combines breath awareness and movement to increase flexibility and strength, promote greater ease and concentration, and create relaxation and balance in the body and mind.
Classes: Gentle Yoga, Community Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga.
Jeanne’s yoga teaching style has continued to evolve since she began teaching in 2009. The most influential trainings that inform her yoga style have been her 200 hour yoga teacher training in the Shambhava Yoga tradition, Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune-Up, Cecily Milne’s Yoga Detour Method and Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement. With a focus on breath mechanics and increasing body awareness, her classes incorporate strengthening exercises and movement to enhance joint mobility. Sharing her time between Crawfordsville and Southern California, Jeanne relies on her yoga practice to navigate significant changes in her life. “I found that I just need to lay out my mat, keep it open and step onto it. Then the magic happens."
Classes: Sunrise Yoga, Introduction to Yoga, Yoga for Strength and Mobility
She earned her 200 hour certification at Be Moved Power Yoga in West Lafayette where she has also taught. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics/Nutrition from Purdue University. In July 2022, also from Purdue, she earned her credential as a Registered Dietician and currently serves as a Sodexo Registered Dietician. In addition to teaching yoga, Chelsea has presented on the intersections of grief and nutrition.
Classes: Sunrise Yoga, Health and Wellness Coaching
Studio owner Jai Miranda is a longtime wellness advocate supporting individuals and families for more than 20 years. Professionally certified in several disciplines, Jai offers Yoga, Reiki, Sound Healing, facilitates drumming and intensive workshops on a variety of topics. Jai also provides life, wellness, and grief coaching sessions and workshops.
Classes: Gentle Yoga, Strength and Mobility, All-Levels Vinyasa, Yoga for Grief, Meditation/Mindfulness, Reiki, Crystal Healing, and others
Kim Green began her yoga practice with Diane Ault in 2004 and returned to yoga again at Quest for Balance in 2017. Kim completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Indiana Yoga in Lebanon, IN in October of 2018. Kim’s practice is strongly influenced by Laura’s gentle and mindful approach and Jeanne’s continuous learning and sharing of innovative ways to move. “It gets me grinning. I am delighted to have this opportunity to practice with you at such a warm and inviting studio. And so many great props!”
Classes: Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Community Yoga
Chenel is a health professional with over 17 years of workplace wellness and health promotion experience. She has over 10 years of health coaching experience and is a certified ACE Health Coach. Currently she works with primary care providers to help individuals change behaviors that create health risk. She is a certified yoga facilitator, public speaker, and youth golf coach. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Exercise Physiology and is the Owner of Choice Wellness Company
Classes: Special events, Health and Wellness Coaching
Sherry Mou is Professor of Modern Languages (Chinese) and Director of East Asian Studies at DePauw University. She has practiced Tai Chi for more than 20 years and is always fond of practicing it with others.
Sherry introduced Tai Chi to the studio in 2019 and continues to offer a regular series of classes.
Class: Tai chi