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.

Laura Conners

Laura Conners

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.

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Chelsea Shafer

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: Power Yoga, Sunrise Yoga


Kim Green

Kimarie Green

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



Sherry Mou

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

Jai Miranda, Studio Owner

When the chance to acquire Quest for Balance arose I did so, grateful for the beautiful opportunity to support the wellness and well-being of others. I added wellness to Quest for Balance to continue the spirit of the studio while expanding its presence and offerings through my areas of expertise. Owning Quest for Balance Wellness is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and I am grateful to be a part of the studio community and its sanctuary. I am a certified Reiki Master Teacher, offering both classes and individual sessions. In addition, I am a Professionally Certified Life Coach and End of Life Coach, and have been offering workshops and individuals sessions on all dimensions of wellness for more than 20 years.

Classes: Gentle Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Sound Healing, Sunrise Yoga, Yoga for Strength & Mobility