Meet our Lead Instructor! Candace Koslen has earned a certificate as a practitioner of Ayurveda from the California College of Ayurveda. She is also a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist, E-RYT 200 registered yoga teacher and reiki master, is currently working on her 500 hour Pilates Certification with Club Pilates.
Candace first started practicing yoga in 2004, when she found out she was pregnant with her first child. That was just beginning of her journey into herself. She did her first 200 hour teacher training with Marni Task in 2007. She did another 200 hour teacher training with Tami Schneider in 2008, and taught at Cleveland Yoga from 2008-2015. She studied under many teachers for several years during her travels around the world. Candace did Level 1 with Baron Baptiste in 2010, took many workshops with Johnny Kest, Shiva Rae, Sean Corn, Kathryn Budig, Sharon Gannon and David Life. It was in her first teacher training that she was first introduced to Ayurveda and immediately felt drawn to it's ancient healing practices. It wasn't until 2014, after getting into a car accident that she dove deeper into Ayurveda to heal herself. Candace studied at the California College of Ayurveda and has earned a practitioner's certificate in Ayurveda. During her studies she healed herself with the support of Ayurveda, coming off all medications from her car accident. She is managing her PTSD and migraines with the practices of Ayurveda and Yoga, forever humbled and grateful for their teachings. She is dedicated to supporting others on their journeys into themselves. Candace now teaches yoga and does Ayurvedic consultations at Chagrin Yoga, Walden, and privately. She enjoys spending time with her two children Ayla and Cole, her two dogs Jai and Seva, her boyfriend Shaun and her family and friends.