Mike Camp found his way to yoga at the suggestion of a neighbor who loaned him a yoga basics video. He immediately fell in love with the stretches, the calm soothing meditative flow and the rich heritage of yoga. It was not long after he started practicing with the videos that he discovered All People Yoga Center. He quickly dove into the varied class offerings, made fast friends of students and teachers alike and looked for ways to further his interest in yoga.
He assisted Nancy Schalk in her vinyasa classes from 2004 through 2008. In 2005, Mike completed the Yoga Teacher training Class offered by Nancy and Ann Miller. He was fortunate to find a teaching job immediately upon completing the class and has truly found a new passion in his life.
Mike’s Friday night Yoga class is a fairly eclectic vinyasa flow with a mix of more modern music and emphasis on corrections and adjustments throughout the practice. When Mike is not teaching, he is busy taking photos of yoga classes and has just recently produced a Morning Vinyasa Video features Nancy Schalk and a class of All people Yoga students and staff. Mike and his wife Patty have been married for 28 years. They have three children; David, Katie and Ben.Breathe. Flow. Let go. Namaste!
Olga Imperial Keegan
Olga’s youngest son, Ian, introduced her to yoga in 2013, the year before he left for college and emptied her nest. After 15 invigorating years of teaching Jazzercise fitness classes, she longed for something more to share with others. She fell in love with yoga philosophy, the fluidity and challenge of vinyasa class, the connection of movement to the breath, and the serenity she felt after yoga practice. Her spirituality became deeper as a result of daily yoga and meditation.
Olga has studied ballet from preschool age to adulthood, was a gymnast in high school, and has been a runner since college. All these disciplines helped her learn to teach the intricacies of yoga asanas and the art of yoga flows with the added dimension of cueing proper alignment and placement of the body for a safe, comfortable practice. Her classes offer fluid movements that integrate the breath and mind while challenging the muscles and body. Like a dance, she enjoys being creative when preparing her vinyasa classes. Olga’s flows have a theme that focuses on several of the chakras with the intent that everyone who takes her classes will leave with a calmness and centering that carries over to daily life.
“When it comes to yoga, I will always be a student first, learning from other teachers and yoga practitioners.” This is Olga’s belief and she is reminded of this each day.
Olga and her husband, Don, love to travel and explore the world and the outdoors. They have 4 grown children: Taylor, Luke, Ian and Alaina. When she is not practicing yoga, Olga has a busy real estate career.Breathe. Flow. Let go. Namaste!
Rob Jones graduated in early 2016 from Indiana Massage College (Formerly Indiana College of Sports and Medical Massage). He is a clinically focused massage therapist, with a specialty in chronic conditions and rehabilitation massage. He relies on a combination of deep tissue massage, kinesio-therapy, Cranial-Sacral massage, and Thai stretching techniques to help ease pain and increase mobility.
Dr. Melanie’s own healing crisis in 2005 created a passion to educate others on natural health. She was dealing with chronic stress, digestive issues, fatigue, allergies, asthma, and adrenal issues. In working with a naturopathic doctor, she was able to bring her body back into balance using nutrition, yoga, and natural remedies.
With a previous degree in Civil Engineering, she decided to pursue a Doctor of Naturopathy and become a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor with the ANMCB, a Certified NAET Practitioner, and a 500-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Dr. Melanie purchased All People Yoga Center in July of 2016 to be able to offer both naturopathic services and yoga with Dragonfly 360 Yoga and Wellness.
“I often refer my patients to yoga, so being able to work with patients and offer yoga classes under the same roof is ideal,” Dr. Melanie
Danielle has been practicing yoga for nearly 10 years, and really fell in love and started deepening her practice when she moved to Indy seven years ago. She received her certification through the Passion Yoga School program in Costa Rica.
There she continued her training with One Love Massage and Surf School, and received her certification in Thai Massage. Danielle and her wife own an outdoor adventure company, DNK Presents, and incorporate yoga in nature and on their adventure retreats. Danielle was a Division I collegiate athlete and coach, and implemented a Golf Yoga program during her time coaching. She loves to work with athletes on using yoga and healing to increase their performance on and off the field.
Rosa began her yogic journey several years ago. Having enjoyed different forms of exercise over the years, Rosa was feeling the need to explore a deeper discipline. Going to classes sporadically and using videos of yoga practices seemed to be resonating. It wasn’t until her guru said to her, “You need a teacher, Mom!”, that she got serious about expanding her knowledge of the practice. In 2007 she completed her 200 hour teacher training guided by the renowned Nancy Schalk. Yoga conferences & workshops with master teachers continue to enhance Rosa’s knowledge and desire to share her passion for this ancient art with others.
Rosa’s intension is to help the student tap into the physical, mental and emotional realm of the being. Modifications are offered to compliment different body types and needs for all ages of practitioner.
Rosa is blessed to be happily married for 40 years to Pat O’Connor, with 2 children, Lisa and Ryan, daughter-in-law, Mandy and 2 little grandgirls, Noema and Ruby Lynn.
Erin Rodgers is a mother of two darling daughters, Caroline and Brooke, who were born exactly one year apart to the day. Erin is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BA in Philosophy and English/Writing. She loves playing with her children outside, Kundalini yoga and sleeping through the night.
Nancy Schalk found yoga in the mid 70’s and began teaching in 1984. She holds advanced certifications in Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy including her C-IAYT, an international certification as a yoga therapist.
Nancy’s main influence has been the Sivananda tradition and studied directly under K. Pattabhi Jois in his Ashtanga Vinyasa method, as well as many other teachers and traditions through the years.
Nancy helped establish the Indiana Yoga Association in 1998 and served on the board for 4 years. She trained yoga teachers from 1999 to 2011, and in 2000 opened and directed All People Yoga Center (now Dragonfly 360) through 2005. She has been a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2007.
Nancy developed the yoga therapy program at the IU Simon Cancer Center in 2008 and is currently a part of a team conducting research through the Indianapolis Roudebush VAMC, demonstrating the efficacy of adapted yoga for those with stroke and traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, pain syndromes, PTSD and other challenges.
She saw the need for continued yoga classes in the community for veterans after their research is complete and founded YES to Vets – Yoga Education and Service to Veterans. Learn more about Nancy and YES to Vets program at www.heartlandyogatherapy.com
Cynthia is an ERYT-200 yoga teacher with over 14 years of teaching experience. She is certified through YogaFit and has had the opportunity to study with several well-known teachers including Jyoti Hansa, Nancy Schalk, Marsha Pappas, Paul Grilley, and Sadie Nardini.
For over 20 years, Cynthia has explored different styles of yoga and combines these in her classes to meet the unique needs of each student. Her primary goal for her students is that they feel more comfortable in their bodies and more peaceful in their minds.
Debra is an E-RYT200 teacher. She began practicing yoga almost 20 years ago and, relishing the role of a perpetual student, has found that her practice has been a continual learning experience wherein she feels taller, more capable, and most importantly, more centered.
To deepen her own practice, Debra completed 200-hour teacher training at All People Yoga Center under the direction of Dona Robinson and Ann Miller in 2012. With the gentle guidance of a good mentor and friend, she took the leap into teaching in 2013 and has loved every minute of it. She has continued learning through workshops with master teachers Erich Schiffmann and Sarah Powers. In 2014, she completed Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer certification with Nischala Joy Devi and is currently working toward Gentle, Senior, and Chair certification through YogaVista Academy.
In her classes, Debra combines gentle yet dynamic movements with creative sequencing and a sense of humor. Her goal is for students to step off their mats and into the world feeling powerful, recharged, peaceful, and refreshed.