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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.

 

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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!


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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.


Lisa Paquette


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 21 years.

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as vinyasa.

At V, I teach Mondays at 6:00PM, Wednesdays at 6:00PM and Saturdays at 11:00AM.

A fun fact about myself is I love to scuba dive.

I love power yoga because it combines friends, fun, flow, fitness, open space and good energy!


Holly Smith


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for about 10 years!

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as a fun flow, but letting students do what they need to do.

At V, I teach Tuesdays at 6:00AM.

A fun fact about myself is that I was a farm girl growing up…cows and all that. Yeehaw.

I love power yoga because it is challenging, and I sweat out all the beer from the night before.


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.


Kristen Betz


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for the last four amazing years!

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as a unique blend of energy and passion. I love to find a balance between raw strength and beautiful grace. I put as much heart into the music as I do constructing the vinyasa flow.
At V, I teach Sundays at 5:00PM.
A fun fact about myself is that when I’m not practicing yoga or eating pancakes, I am planning my trip to hike the AT!
I love power yoga because it encourages you to physically and mentally work beyond your potential. It is astonishing what the body is capable of when you feed it continuous breath, movement and love.


Courtney Bogard


I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for 4 years. I started coming to V Power while recovering from a dance injury and never stopped! I still remember making it through my first class without modifying chaturangas!

I’d classify my yoga teaching style as mindful, flowing and creative.
At V, I teach Wednesdays at 7:30PM.
A fun fact about myself is I love animals – I think they bring out the best (or worst!) in people. I have a dog named Copper who is often mistaken for a fox and a cat named Professor Catface Meowmers…don’t ask…
I love power yoga because it challenges you to push yourself to your edge. I love feeling an inch taller after class. I love the heat that instantly softens sore muscles. I love feeling like I’ve spent some good, quality time with myself. Yoga has opened the door for me to be more mindful in all other areas of my life – the way I eat, think and function on a daily basis. And, you have to admit, you feel pretty badass as you’re dripping sweat while powering through those vinyasas.


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.


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!