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OCY Teachers

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Scott Williams, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Scott Williams has been teaching yoga since 2004 when he completed Miami University's yoga teacher training course.  He is registered nationally with the Yoga Alliance through the 200-hour course offered by the Cincinnati Yoga School and 500-hour course offered by Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane.  


Scott teaches vinyasa (movement linked to breath) style yoga and has experience teaching classes from basic for beginners to challenging for advanced practitioners, and for all ages.

Gail Hautau, RYT 200, Certified Longevity Coach

Gail was born in Virginia, but moved to Ohio as a young child. She has been an Oxford resident ever since. Gail attended local schools and graduated from Miami University with a Masters Degree in Education. Gail taught in the public school system for 25 years before retiring. Prior to that she worked as a Visual Display Manager, and Assistant Store Manager for the Macy’s in Oxford, OH.

Gail practiced yoga in her 20's and 30's and has maintained a regular meditation practice over the years. Taking care of a family and working full time brought a halt to her yoga practice for a number of years but she decided to begin again, and became certified to teach yoga.

Gail has been teaching locally since 2018 and currently teaches Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Qi Gong. She loves the benefits for the mind, body, spirit, and the energetic body gained by these practices.

Gail’s interests are (in no particular order) yoga, Qi Gong, gardening, pets, (indoor) plants, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Stephany Plantz, RYT 200

Stephany is delighted to share her practice within the OCY community, where her yoga journey first began. She was introduced to yoga and meditation in 2022, and quickly developed a great appreciation for mindful movement, self-observation without judgement, and the power of breathing. As she noticed a positive shift within herself, she grew excited to share these experiences for the benefit of others.


Stephany is an emerging yoga teacher, completing her RYT 200 in 2023 at OCY's Tree of India School of Yoga under Jessica Lohrey. She continues to follow her curiosity by being on the mat within the yoga community, practicing self-inquiry, and tackling an endless reading list. She plans to pursue an RYT 500 certificate in the future.


Outside the studio Stephany loves being in nature, trying new things, creating, reading, and enjoying the company of family and friends. She has fun adventuring with her preschool aged son, who inspires her to look at the world with great enthusiasm and interest.

Piper, RYT 200

With a passion for holistic well-being, exploration, and a heart deeply rooted in the Oxford community, Piper has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2004.


In 2018, she embarked on a transformative journey, incorporating meditation and yoga into a daily practice, which she continues today. In May 2023, Piper completed the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher training at OCY's Tree of India School of Yoga.


Piper is a licensed massage therapist with her own business since 1999. She is also a Registered Nurse, working in the specialty area of psychiatric/mental health nursing. Her blend of medical expertise with a focus on healing brings a unique perspective to her yoga teaching.

Through the years, meditation and yoga have been a guiding light, enriching Piper's life in a profound way. She loves planting seeds of enrichment, empowerment, and healthy living! She is excited to share the many benefits of yoga, including breath work (so powerful) and meditation with the Oxford Community. Join Piper on the mat for a journey of self discovery, wellness , inner peace and fun! 

Kerri Cissna, RYT 200

Kerri is originally from Illinois, but spent most of her adult life on the West Coast learning about cultures from around the world. In 2009, she was introduced to yoga, and she built a consistent practice at Core Power Yoga in Southern California. The mind-body connection led her to heal childhood trauma and exit (personal and professional) dysfunctional relationships.


Upon returning to the midwest in 2021, Kerri became certified to teach Vinyasa Style Yoga through Yoga Alliance and Miami University's Rec Center. She loves sharing this practice and journey with others️


When she is not teaching yoga, Kerri is a Professor of entrepreneurship at Farmer School of Business at Miami University, researching faith and entrepreneurship.

Heidi Klemann, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Heidi Klemann is a trauma-informed E-RYT 500.  Heidi found yoga when she was a stressed out stay at home mom going through a divorce.  After her first yoga class, she couldn’t believe she could make herself feel that good by breathing and stretching!  She decided to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014 studying under Emily Jasenski and Nathan Wirrig in Richmond, IN at Beatree Yoga Studio. 

In 2017, Heidi traveled to Bloomington, IN to learn about addiction and the brain with Nikki Myers, founder of the Y12SR (Yoga and the 12 Steps of Recovery) relapse prevention program.  Listening to others share their stories of strength, recovery and hope is her favorite!  

Heidi kept truckin' to Asheville, NC in 2018.  She started her 300-hour Advanced Yoga Studies certification at the Asheville Yoga Center under brilliant teachers like Sierra Hollister, Kino MacGregor, and Michael Johnson. After lots of magical weekend trips to the mountains, 5 years later, Heidi earned her E-RYT 500 designation through the Yoga Alliance.


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Jessica Lohrey, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

Jessica is both an Oxford native and a Miami graduate. She returned home in 2020 after living in cities across the US for 28 years. She is excited to share the powerful teachings of yoga with her hometown community!


Jessica has been a dedicated student of yoga since 2000, studying within the Vedic and Saiva Tantra traditions. She holds teaching certificates from Yoga of India (Gurmukh Mike Noury), The Pranakriya School of Yoga and Healing Arts (Yoganand Michael Carroll) and The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies (Marlysa Sullivan.)

Jessica is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified at the highest level as an E-RYT 500 and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance. She specializes in private yoga, teacher training and mentorship.


Jessica is also the owner and Certified Aromatherapist at Tree of India

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