Meet the Movement Studio team
Jennifer GunnAerial Yoga Instructor
Karly SampsellYoga Instructor
Annisa DittmerYoga Instructor
Carolyn BeneckeYoga Instructor | LMT
Linda Gabriel, PhD, OTR/LTai Chi/Qigong Instructor
Rae MintenYoga Instructor | LMT
Jennifer Gunn is a certified yoga instructor, trained in vinyasa, aerial, and restorative styles of yoga. Jenn began practicing yoga in 2000 as a form of movement therapy to supplement her ballet and dance studies, but soon transitioned to a daily practice of yoga as expressive movement and also a physical, mental and spiritual healing modality.
Jenn believes in the medicinal, transformative, empowering and healing benefits of the yoga practice. She is excited by the creative and restorative possibilities of combining yoga and aerial techniques. Jenn completed her 200 hour vinyasa yoga training in 2015 at Kindness Yoga in Denver, followed by aerial yoga and restorative yoga trainings in 2018 at Atherial Yoga and Fitness in Denver, in order to grow in her practice and to be able to share it with others.
She is continually learning and pursuing more knowledge, and is currently training in aerial arts and yoga Nidra. Her classes seek to balance active and restorative practices, using the aerial hammocks as a prop for yoga flow and incorporating breath work and meditation to cultivate vitality in the body, stillness in the mind, and peace in the heart.
Meet Karly – An Omaha local and yogi. Karly holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, with a concentration of Exercise Science. In 2016, Karly completed a 300 hour internship with a local yoga studio. During this time, she studied the art of teaching yoga, studied the business aspects of owning a yoga studio, and taught several hatha, vinyasa, and yin style classes.
Following this, Karly spent a few years in California, where she deepened her personal yoga practice and studied nutrition. In early 2018, Karly became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Later that year, she completed the Exercise Physiologist Certification with the American College of Sports Medicine. Wanting to complete a yoga teacher training and immerse herself in the yogic community, Karly traveled to India, the birthplace of yoga, in early 2019. While there, she completed a 200hr Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga teacher training. Karly continues to study yoga and wellness, attending both workshops and trainings.
Annisa dove into all 8 limbs of Yoga after taking a step back from her chosen profession. She acquired her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Pranam Yoga Shala with the guidance of Libba Harmon and Lora McCarville. She is currently obtaining her 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training.
By working with the 8 limbs of Yoga, Annisa believes that the body, mind, spirit connection can push us out of survival mode and into a more joyful state of being. Annisa’s favorite pose is Savasana. There is no better time than now to find stillness and ease in a world that never stops turning.
Carolyn’s journey with yoga began in 2003 when she went to her first yoga class at the Omaha Yoga School, and was under the teaching of Margaret Hahn, Meredith Busher, and Carly Cummings to name a few.
She realized that yoga wasn’t just about the physical postures, it went much deeper into the emotional and spiritual aspects of life as well. It taught her to be grounded and focused in life, as well as in her massage therapy practice that she started in 2000.
She often says- “If I didn’t do yoga, I couldn’t do massage, it balances me physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
She finally decided in 2014 that being a student of yoga wasn’t enough, she needed to share all that she’s learned through this wonderful practice. She found an amazing 200 hour teacher training program at One Tree Yoga with Gabe Hopp, and Alison King-Tiggs.
Graduating in May 2015, she has found her niche teaching Yin style yoga, which helps people find patterns of tension in their bodies, and learn to let go, much like what she’s been teaching her massage clients since 2000. She doesn’t have a favorite yoga pose, because there are just too many good ones, but if she had to choose just one pose to do everyday, it would be Supta Baddha Konansa.
Linda Gabriel, PhD, OTR/L
Natural Therapy Movement Studio is always looking for qualified and seasoned instructors to lead weekly classes and monthly workshops. If you are interested in being a part of the Natural Therapy Movement team or working with us on a workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.