About Us

Studio Philosophy

      Our story is about authenticity. It is about learning how to grow strong within the body that each of us inhabits at the present moment instead of forcing the change onto the physical and emotional body so each of us can fit it in a small predetermined box of “acceptable” and “normal”. We help our students find their own normal. And we all celebrate the discovery of their own acceptable limits.

      Agni teachers use the three main principles to support yoga students’ journey towards healing and physical & emotional harmony. These principles are intelligence, mindfulness and kindness.

      At Agni, teachers and students are guided by the intelligent design of the human body. Our goal is to respect and understand this design, not break it. Therefore, we practice in a comfortable environment (70-75 degrees) and do not support competitive showmanship. 

     Properly taught yoga asana practice is not possible without the conscious cultivation of mindfulness. Every class is focused on coupling physical movement with body awareness so the mindful state can be achieved.

      Kindness and respect for all body types, their histories, traumas and injuries are the main lens through which we see each student at Agni.  Our teachers show students how to safely explore physical limits and offer modifications in all three styles of our classes. We believe that real progress doesn't happen at the point of breaking.  Real progress happens as a cumulative result of small efforts.  True kindness lies in patient practice.  

What is "agni"? 

      Agni is a Sanskrit word which means "fire", the fire that trasforms matter. It also gives rise to English "ignite". When this term is used in Ayurvedic and Yogic Teachings it refers to our inner ability to digest (transform) the information we receive from environment, either of nutritional (food) or emotional (impressions, information, relationship) value and extract all the nourishing substances out of the experience we digest every second and let go of waste materials that become toxic unless properly eliminated. Agni is the center of this dynamic process of giving and receiving. The stronger your Agni, the healthier is your physical and emotional metabolism. 

     We chose this name to symbolize our mission of creating safe and inspiring space for personal transformation and growth through yoga, meditation, massage and other holistic therapies. We truly believe that without restoring personal 'fire" one can not achieve long lasting results regardless of potency of the chosen healing modality. Only when one chooses to nurture inner power the real transformation is possible. Stress could be turned into passion, disease could be transformed into health, weakness into fitness, depression into joy, suffering into content. 

So join us and discover the gift of agni, of harnessing your inner fire, of cultivating the radiance within and creating a life of your dreams.

Our Core Values

Accessibility

Being open to everyone by providing a welcoming
experience at an affordable price.

Integrity

Being open to everyone by providing a welcoming
experience at an affordable price.

Compassion

Being open to everyone by providing a welcoming
experience at an affordable price.

Team Work

Being open to everyone by providing a welcoming
experience at an affordable price.

Tetyana Davis

Tetyana Davis

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Deb Bunnell

Deb Bunnell

Studio Director, Owner, Yoga teacher

  

AGNI YOGA AND HEALING ARTS STUDIO

IS LOCATED BEHIND EAST GATE PLAZA NEXT TO ATLAS MOVIE THEATER 

1341 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

  

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