Meet Our Team
ZsaZsa (Sasha) Chew
Yoga and Pilates have been my source of energy for the past few years. My personal Practice gives me a safe space to be vulnerable and open, space where I can find strength without the heaviness and stress of reality.
As a teacher, I find purpose in helping my students to be the best version of themselves by being free from physical and emotional pain. Healing both what can be seen and what often goes unnoticed. I believe that Yoga and Pilates are the best forms of Physical Therapy, with the teacher being the guide and the students becoming the healer of their own body. This relationship in Therapy is most helpful because the student is independent and in complete control of their body. Gentle and Controlled movements focused on anatomy and rehabilitation are the substance of my teaching style that my students appreciate.
I take pride in my students’ testimonials of how my classes have changed their body completely. They get a renewed awareness of their own body and strength and flexibility that liberates them from pain. Taking control of the body and correcting bad postural habits are key to healing.
Channon has been practicing yoga on and off since 1998. During which time she was also establishing a career in Stenography. Life was overwhelming at times, as commitments were extremely demanding and time management was difficult. Fortunately, yoga helped her breath and center through many of those stressful situations.
Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, Chopra Center Certified Instructor.
I became interested in yoga in high school. I was not into conventional sports. I was somewhat introverted, shy, and awkward. I had a tendency to look within. Therefore yoga appealed to me. Additionally, I suffer from allergies and asthma; I was constantly trying to breathe. I wanted to find my breath but felt as if my body was limited. Kundalini Yoga, including specific breathing techniques like the breath of fire, sparked my interest. After giving it a few tries, I felt better. I felt open and clear. I wanted to take control of my health. Therefore I continued learning about the different styles of yoga. Eventually, turning my passion into a career. I was working as a preschool teacher at Kiddie Company Enrichment Center and thought how cool if I could teach kids yoga. I would encourage children to control their energy and focus while providing a creative outlet for them to explore. I started teaching preschool yoga in Lyndhurst in 2015 and loved it.
Later, I completed my YTT225 at Spynga Flows Chagrin Falls in 2015 with teacher Carina Parr + a 6-month internship program at the Spynga Flows. Next, I completed my Cycle training under Carina Parr + a 3-month internship at the studio. I currently teach at three studios teaching a variety of classes. Reading books, taking training, and workshops are a regular part of my life.
Favorite discovery: Avocados. Delicious!
Favorite place in the world: Under a big willow tree!
Favorite charity: Anything animal related
Who inspires you? Kris Carr, Hiro Nakamura, Yann Tiersen, Jane Goodall, Audrey Kawasaki, family, co-workers, friends... who doesn't!?
Coffee or tea? Coffee in the mornings, tea in the evenings ;)
Favorite Scent: Peppermint
The voice of reason in my life: My husband; my rock.
A quote that I live by: "Life, I love you, all is groovy." Simon & Garfunkel