Grace is a yogi, energetic healing bodyworker, and 24-year Air Force Veteran who has realized her soul purpose is to give back to the community and offer those who would seek to, the opportunity to raise their own vibration and find their healing path.
She is a lifelong learner and continues to seek out opportunities to expand her knowledge and the offerings at Nadi Om Wellness in an effort to help those who would choose this path.
My journey into the fascinating world of yoga started in October 2019. I spent 21 years in the military, serving in various locations around the world and being physically active for many years. I was forced to retire from active duty after discovering a chronic illness that prohibited me from participating in high-impact exercises. A long time Martial Artist, I studied Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan, Hayashi-Ha Shito Ryu, Shotokan Karate, and Bushido Karate. Since retirement, I was not exercising as much as I was accustomed to. I decided to seek out holistic wellness activities that would help me become physically and mentally fit. After some online research, I discovered Nadi Om Wellness in Ocala, FL, offering five free yoga classes to veterans and first responders. I reached out to Nadi Om Wellness by email to inquire about yoga lessons and my intention to find a low impact exercise regimen that would still challenge me and keep me physically, mentally, and emotionally fit. After participating in my first yoga session at Nadi Om Wellness, I was hooked and wanted to learn more. After a few months of practicing yoga at the studio and falling in love with yoga’s holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing, I decided to enroll in the Nadi Om Elemental Yoga Teacher training in January 2020. I became a certified yoga teacher in January 2021.
Serving others has always been a big part of my life. I passionately served my local communities as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, United States Marine, United States Army Soldier, Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist and now as a Certified Yoga Teacher. My goal is to share yoga with anyone interested in learning more about themselves and improving their overall health and wellbeing. I have always been drawn to the creativity of expression in movement, specifically, the sequenced movement patterns in the martial arts called forms. There are many similarities of movement and breathing in yoga and the martial arts. I sincerely hope that as a male yoga teacher, more men, as well as those who feel they cannot do yoga due to “lack of flexibility”, will be willing to give yoga a try and reap the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits from practice.
George is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Patricia (Trish) Froehlich has been regularly practicing yoga since 2008, although she fondly remembers her adult education yoga classes from the early 1980s! Working while putting herself through college and law school interrupted her practice, but in 2007 her doctor suggested she practice yoga to help with asthma. She immediately found pranayama (breath control) beneficial. During her lengthy career as a Connecticut prosecutor, Trish also found immense stress relief not only while practicing but also off the mat, taking to the courtroom the breathing techniques and focus she learned on the mat.
Yoga served as a sweet reprieve from the stressors of the criminal justice system. Due to her work commitments, Trish for years enjoyed practicing using DVDs and online programs at home, but most enjoys the peace and camaraderie that comes from practicing in-studio when that is possible. Trish finds it easy to incorporate yoga into her life beyond the mat and often moves into tadasana (mountain pose) while standing in line at the grocery store or post office. She has sought out yoga studios and opportunities to practice while traveling for business and pleasure. She has practiced on the beach in Key West and Hilton Head, at a park in downtown Denver, on top of Stone Mountain in Georgia, on the red rocks of Sedona, in a Costa Rican jungle, on a platform overlooking a Nova Scotia marshland and at yoga studios from Maine to Colorado. Trish has made her retirement home in Ocala and is committed to sharing yoga with the Ocala community. She earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate at Nadi Om Wellness and is excited about continuing to study and to share yoga with the Nadi Om Wellness tribe. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. Trish firmly believes that yoga should be accessible to people of various size, shape, age, and physical ability and offers beginner and gentle classes to welcome everyone to the amazing experience that is yoga!
Joe Froehlich spent 32 years in law enforcement, holding positions in patrol and major crime and was a canine handler, tactical team member, and eventually an administrator. Joe also served as Director of Law Enforcement Services for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic violence. He is recognized by the federal Office on Violence Against Women to train law enforcement and domestic violence advocates across the country in the area of response to and prevention of domestic violence.
In 2012 Joe discovered that yoga was so much more than just a good stretch. He also found yoga to be a great relief from the stressors that face law enforcement officers. It also provided the focus he maintained when he earned his black belt in Ju-Jitsu many years ago. Joe completed his 200-hour yoga teaching certificate at Nadi Om Wellness located in Ocala, FL. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. He is aware that many men think yoga is just for women and is working to overcome that stigma. Joe would like to engage more men in general and especially first responders including police, fire, and EMS. He enjoys a challenging practice and offers classes designed to energize the body while relaxing the mind.