Instructors

Owners & Instructors




Follow Me

Erin Lombardo


Erin started taking yoga classes regularly with friends in San Diego as cross training for running. She never thought she would be able to wind herself into poses like twisted bird of paradise and inversions were out of the question. When returning to Columbus to pursue graduate school, Erin completed Yoga Teacher Training and earned her RYT-200 in 2010.

While searching for the right studio in Columbus with physically challenging classes that combined cardio, strength, flexibility and balance, Erin was introduced to V Power Yoga and Julie Verhoff Pipes by a friend and was instantly hooked. For Erin, power yoga quiets her mind, requiring her to focus on her movement and breath or she will fall on her face. It’s both a physical and mental challenge, and the one time her mind stops running.

Erin teaches an athletic, dynamic and challenging class tailored towards her clients’. She loves incorporating arm balances and inversions into her classes, providing modifications along the way. Erin’s clients inspire her daily and she loves getting to know them both on and off the mat.

When not on the mat, Erin is pursuing her PhD at OSU. She has her MS in Nutrition, MPH in Epidemiology, is a dietitian and is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys traveling around the world, loves the beach, running, helping people and spending time with her parents and friends.

Join Erin on the mat at V Power Yoga on Tuesdays at 6:30PM, Wednesdays at 6:00AM & 9:30AM, Thursdays at 6:00AM & 6:30PM, Fridays at 6:00AM and Saturdays at 8:00AM & 9:30AM. Check out the schedule for the most up to date class times.

 


Follow Me

Lisa Paquette


Lisa fell in love with movement and body connectivity while taking dance classes during college at The Ohio State University. Years after completing school, she missed that movement and looked to yoga as a possible substitute. It was an instant match, and the love affair began. Starting with the ashtanga series built the foundation for Lisa’s practice. Then, as she became a Spinning instructor, a personal trainer and a move avid runner, she looked for more challenges, and found power yoga.

Lisa loves power yoga because it combines friends, fun, flow and fitness in an open and welcoming space filled with good energy.

Lisa teaches a vinyasa class tailored towards her clients’. She likes to help her students build that foundation for their own practices with her Level One classes. She also enjoys the challenges of teaching Mixed classes to explore the various arm balances, inversions and backbends. Creating new choreography in the form of vinyasas along the way is intriguing and fun.

When not on the mat Lisa loves being on the water! From boating on lakes in and around Columbus to scuba diving. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, do it yourself projects and walks around downtown Columbus with her dog, Vladimir.

Join Lisa on the mat on Mondays at 6:00PM, Wednesdays at 6:00PM and Saturdays at 11:00AM. Check out the schedule for the most up to date class times.

Instructors




Follow Me

Sally Walsh-Roberts


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 22 years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as flowing, fun, focused, encouraging and easy-going.

At V, I teach Mondays at 4:45PM, Tuesdays at Noon, Wednesdays at 4:45PM, Thursdays at Noon and Sundays at 12:30PM.

A fun fact about myself is I’m addicted to cookies, I’m a lefty and I love to travel and play tennis.

I love power yoga because I love the heat, energy and sweat!


Follow Me

Caitlin Graham


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast since early 2012. Fun fact, I started practicing after I won a 5 class pass to V Power in a silent auction at a charity event. V Power started it all for me!

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as fluid vinyasa based flow full of energy that can sometimes be a little silly.

At V, I teach Mondays at 6:00AM & 7:30PM and Tuesdays at 5:15PM.

A fun fact about myself is I have a dog named Woofy and she is my best friend, don’t tell my fiance (or my sisters or my friends).

I love power yoga because no matter what happens in my day, I leave the practice feeling strong, empowered, energized and at peace. It’s the best feeling.


Sarah Hemker


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for since 2008, received my teaching certificate in Norway back in 2014!

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as vinaysa flow.

At V, I teach Thursdays at 5:15PM.

A fun fact about myself is I love experiencing new things: FOOD, cultures, activities, travel just to name a few.

I love power yoga for several reasons: the heat helps increase flexibility, yoga adds a challenge to incorporate breathe and movement, and mixing it all together makes you learn to be comfortable when you are uncomfortable.


Follow Me

Rachel Kerr


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 7 years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as energetic, athletic and powerful.

At V, I teach Tuesdays at 6:00AM & Sundays at 5:00PM.

A fun fact about myself is I released baby sea turtles in Guatemala and hiked a glacier in Alaska.

I love power yoga because I love how you lose yourself in the class by focusing on one breath per movement. Plus I always feel great after class!

 


Follow Me

Michelle Mineo


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 19 years. I was in class the first week V Power Yoga opened downtown in 2005.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as easygoing and fun. It’s not about the pose it’s about the journey to get there. And that should be FUN.

At V, I teach Wednesdays at 4:45PM.

A fun fact about myself is my record player is one of my most prized possessions. At least half of my vinyl collection I bought new in the 70s and 80s.

I love power yoga because it feels good to sweat it all out.


Kinder Roth


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 6 years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as dynamic, fun and engaging.

At V, I teach Sundays at 9:30AM.

A fun fact about myself is that my middle name is Rosella (fifth generation).

I love power yoga because it’s fun and challenging, always different, and it makes me feel powerful and strong.


Follow Me

LeeAnna Shepherd


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 4 and a half years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as a playful, challenging vinyasa.
At V, I teach Fridays at 5:15PM and Wednesdays at 7:45PM.
A fun fact about myself is I used to compete in international pizza tossing competitions.
I love power yoga because you get your workout in, you get your stretches in and you get to challenge yourself to do something new every time you practice.


Felicity Hillmer


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 13 years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as purposeful and playful.
At V, I teach substitute classes.
A fun fact about myself is my sister and I jointly own an island in Quebec. It is a rustic and beautiful money pit!
I love power yoga because it has made me physically stronger and cognitively much more emphatic.


Julie Verhoff-Pipes


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 18 years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as fun, energetic and irreverent.

At V, I teach on occasion as a guest instructor. As the founder of V Power Yoga, it’s fun to come back when I’m visiting in Ohio!

A fun fact about myself is I’m a True Crime addict.

I love power yoga because it feels great and is so much fun!