About Us


Location

Half Moon Yoga is located at:
253-B South Court Street
Medina, OH 44256

It’s on the Square, in the lower level of the building.
Enter through the back entrance.

Click Directions on the map below for directions.


Instructors

Joanie Andrews

Joanie Andrews

Joanie has been practicing yoga since 2000 and received her 200-level certification from Cleveland Yoga in 2008. Shortly after graduation (3 days, to be exact), she opened Half Moon Yoga in Medina, and later acquired RxYoga, moving the studio to its current location on the Square. Joanie has had the privilege and pleasure of studying with local greats Marni Task and Tami Schneider as well as Rodney Yee, Jonny Kest, Brian Kest, and Seane Corn, which has greatly deepened her knowledge. Joanie is currently studying with Margot Milcetich at Brihmrishi Yoga to earn her 500-level teaching certification.Joanie incorporates the many styles and techniques she has learned over the years into her own athletic, Vinyasa-based class. She also enjoys teaching slow flow, yoga basics, and yin yoga. She loves the physical practice, but is most inspired by the inner peace and strength yoga has given her. Her hope as a yoga teacher is to pass peace, wisdom, and spiritual growth on to her students.

Fitness has always been a part of Joanie’s life. She ran competitively in college, which led to her interest in endurance sports. She has completed many marathons and triathlons over the years. In the late ’90s, Joanie was searching for more flexibility, realizing that her hips and hamstrings were getting tighter with every mile she ran and pound she lifted. Looking to add balance to her regime, she incorporated yoga and discovered its many physical, mental, and emotional benefits. She now LOVES to share the gift through her teaching.

Melissa Ferrato

Melissa Ferrato

Melissa Ferrato began practicing yoga at age 16 with some books at home.  A friend at college took her to her first formal yoga class and in 1999 she took her teacher’s training at the Sivananda Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Canada.  The ability to self-nourish her mental, physical, emotional and even spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga is what keeps her coming back for more.  She is currently studying with Ashutosh Muniji, a teacher from the Kripalu and Lakulish lineage.

Her classes are open to all levels; emphasis is on connecting to the breathe and quieting the mind.

Elijah King

Elijah in India

I was first introduced to yoga while still in high school. Since that time yoga has become my passion. Over the years I have explored a variety of traditions both ancient and modern. In February of 2012 I received my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training from the Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga in India. I began teaching classes a few months later right here at Half Moon Yoga. Yoga has been a blessing in my life and I am honored to share this practice. May there be peace within us, peace between us, and peace in the world.

Nicole Campbell

Nicole Campbell

While living on the west coast, I began practicing yoga in 2008 during a difficult time in my life. I was immediately drawn to yoga and its effect on my mind, body and spirit. As a result of a dedicated practice, I personally experienced incredible growth and transformation. Through yoga, I have truly appreciated the power and serenity of letting go – and on my journey, I have gained strength, clarity and peace.

In an interest to further my knowledge and share the gift of yoga, I obtained my 300-hour teaching certificate. I studied at the Awaken Yoga School in Euclid, Ohio with Jennifer Langsdale and I am certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

It is truly an honor and a blessing to share the gift of yoga with you. My classes are playful, yet powerful. I focus on the mind, body and spirit connection with a strong emphasis on proper alignment and the benefits of meditation. You will leave class feeling open and energized in body, yet calm and centered in mind and spirit.

Tricia Kavanagh

Tricia began her practice in 2002.   She was drawn to yoga to improve her overall well being.  The benefits became transformative.   She became passionate about the practice, integrating breath and movement, stilling the mind and being fully present. Her hope is the practice encircles mind, body & spirit.  Tricia is a 200 RYT and Yoga Alliance  registered.  Tricia desires to continue education and knowledge for her yoga practice.  Interests: ayruveda and a holistic approach to life, anatomy, therapeutic aspects of yoga and philosophy of yoga .

Danielle Zinn

2013 Bio Pic DRZ

My mission in life is to be my happiest and healthiest self and I strive to share that passion with all beings everywhere.

When teaching, my goal is to invigorate, challenge and allow students to discover themselves as they practice, as well as to inspire thought provoking contemplations that can be carried beyond the mat. The pace of my class allows students enough time in each pose to find their optimal alignment before moving on to the next posture. I enjoy incorporating new poses and creating fun sequences to keep both the body and mind active. Students should come to class prepared for a vigorous full-body workout. More importantly, students should arrive with an open mind and an open heart to get the most out of class and walk away feeling calmer, stronger and more flexible.

I’ve been an athlete since I was old enough to kick a soccer ball and I attended my first yoga class in 2007 with my forever-inspiring teacher, Joanie Andrews. The experience was invigorating and calming all at the same time, and I was hooked. I knew I wanted everyone to feel as amazing as I did when practicing yoga, and to help share my passion I completed my yoga teacher training in 2013 and received my 200 RYT designation with thanks to my amazingly gifted teacher, Marni Task.