Moksha Yoga & Meditation was opened January of 2017 by Lauren Hellekson after returning home from abroad and wanting to bring the beautiful and healing practice of Yoga to her home town. 

The location found it's permanent home in Historic Downtown Ravenna in September of 2018 and added an artisanal boutique offering everything from Yoga gear, candles and jewelry to CDB products, crystals and so much more! We strive to bring something new to the boutique weekly so

stop in and find something special.

Meet our team

Lauren Hellekson

I started my journey in fitness with a small local Zumba studio in Ravenna back in 2015. Wanting to expand my skill set, I closed up shop and moved to Pittsburgh to surround myself with the industry and work closely with professionals in the business. Through advice, encouragement and an "eyes closed" click of a computer mouse, my thirst for healing, helping and guiding people soon brought me to India to study yoga at it's very source. 

Knowing that I needed to bring this powerful and healing practice home with me, I decided to come back to Ravenna and open up a shop that not only offered classes, but an opportunity for anyone to discover learn and experience the entire lifestyle that is a "Yoga Practice".

I'm more than excited to enrich my home town and her people.

Owner

Certified Experienced Yoga Instructor

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Instructor

Usui Holy Fire Reiki Practitioner, Level II

Liz Hare

Certified Yoga Instructor

Usui Reiki Practitioner, Level I

"My personal journey with yoga has empowered me to help you to find peace, strength, quiet, and healing through physical movement. My classes connect your body to your breath, mindfulness and meditation, and create space for self-transformation. 

I grew up with a physically active lifestyle in the northwest corner of Ohio, surrounded by the outdoors and country side, which grounded me deeply in nature. Yoga has helped me combine my love for physical wellness while staying rooted in the peace that the natural world brings to me. 

My family and I live in Ravenna, and I am excited to share the practice of yoga with my community.  " 

Join Liz on Thursdays at 6:15pm for Power Vinyasa and 7:30pm for Transition to Power!

She is also available for private Reiki sessions by appointment

"My personal journey with yoga has empowered me to help you to find peace, strength, quiet, and healing through physical movement. My classes connect your body to your breath, mindfulness and meditation, and create space for self-transformation. 

I grew up with a physically active lifestyle in the northwest corner of Ohio, surrounded by the outdoors and country side, which grounded me deeply in nature. Yoga has helped me combine my love for physical wellness while staying rooted in the peace that the natural world brings to me. 

My family and I live in Ravenna, and I am excited to share the practice of yoga with my community.  " 

Join Liz on Thursdays at 6:15pm for Power Vinyasa and 7:30pm for Transition to Power!

She is also available for private Reiki sessions by appointment

Certified Yoga Instructor

Usui Reiki Practitioner, Level I

Liz Hare

Rachel Schmidt

Certified Yoga Instructor

Massage Therapist

Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release Practitioner

Usui Reiki Practitioner, Level I

Rachel grew up in the “Farm Country” area of Northeast Ohio. She cherished all the times she was able to run and bike to West Branch State park from her house after school. Once she graduated high-school, she started studying Massage Therapy at Northcoast Medical Academy in Kent, OH. the very same month. 

“I enjoy how much I can help people through Massage Therapy, and I always knew that yoga would couple well as part of a wellness plan.” 

She also studied Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release through the Upledger Institute, certified in 2020. 

 

“My goal is to blend these practices and help create whole wellness sessions with my clients.” 

 

“If there is one main health regime I believe in above all things, it is the power of preventative care. My hope is to help you make a positive impact on your health by using the practice of yoga. I aim to help guide my students along the path of learning what it means to move and strengthen their own unique, physical body, while maintaining a relaxed mind. I want to see people from all walks of life, states of health, physically and energetically benefit from a yoga practice that is right for their individual needs. "Thy body is thy temple", and yoga is my foundation” -Rachel

Join Rachel on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:15 for Gentle Vinyasa!

She is also available for private reiki and therapeutic massage

Jennifer Knippenberg

Yoga Instructor, RN, BSN

Jennifer found the practice of yoga through encouragement of a friend. Instantly falling in love with the new experience. Over 10 years of exploring and learning a personal practice, she decided to complete a 300 hour RYT program. My goal is to bring the knowledge of this unique and ancient practice to those who think it is out of their reach. Like everything in life and this planet, we are all connected. By sharing my knowledge of anatomy and physiology of human body from 18 years of nursing experience as an RN, BSN, I hope to show people that living well is within everyone’s reach.

Rachelle Stacel

Usui Reiki Practitioner, Level I

Rachelle is a born and raised Ravenna native. She has worked locally in the mental health field since graduating from Ravenna high school and is always striving towards the betterment of those with trauma, depression, and stress. 

Wanting to learn the benefits and healing properties of holistic wellness, she recently was attuned in Reiki and joined the Moksha team to deepen her practice.

 

Rachelle now offers private Reiki sessions by appointment.

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