Hosts

Your Balance Within™ Retreat Hosts are a collection of certified light-workers experienced in various energy healing modalities including Guided Meditation, Holy Fire Reiki, Shamanism, Ayurveda and Yoga, who through their own personal experiences have tapped into these higher energy vibrations and enjoy a state of balance in their own lives.  

We welcome the opportunity to teach and share these gifts through a variety of Balance Within™ Gatherings & Activities in a relaxed, fun and engaging atmosphere – come as you are! 


Peggy Klauer

balance within™ creator; Holy fire reiki master; Energy Healer; thai yoga masage therapist; E-RYT200 yoga teacher of 25 years; white lotus yoga studio owner;

As the visionary and creator of Balance Within™, Omnipresent Energy Healing™ and Happy Breath™, Peggy is a skilled energy worker who brings a wealth of experience and creativity with various healing energies to Balance Within™ Retreat Center.  She’s a certified Holy Fire Reiki Master, Guided Meditator and E-RYT Yoga Instructor who has shared her natural gifts of intuitive healing energies to teach and heal others for over 23 years.

Peggy is the sole proprietor of White Lotus Yoga Studio in Washington, MI where she has   successfully operated the business since 2009.  She is also the Program Director of the Teacher   Training  program at White Lotus Yoga.  Omnipresent Energy Healing is a service she   currently offers to clients at White Lotus which she will also bring to Balance Within™ Retreat Center.   Throughout her 25 years of teaching experience,  Peggy developed her gift of bringing balance into her classes and her surroundings.

Peggy’s charismatic personality naturally draws people to her positive energy.  Her inspiration is to help bring others into pure state, for a true state of balance already exists within each and every one of us.  Peggy will create a beautiful balance and teach simplicity and peace. She will teach others to carry the sense of stillness of their true self of grace and compassion, which she will teach at the retreat to carry this sense of peace with them in their daily lives.


jill rocker

Shaman, holy fire reiki master; E-RYT200 yoga instructor; Updog Yoga Studio Owner

Jill has been practicing Energy Healing, Meditation and Yoga for 10 years.  She is a Full Mesa Shaman, Holy Fire Reiki Master, and E-RYT200 Yoga Instructor. 

As the owner of UpDog Yoga with locations in Rochester and Sterling Heights, MI, Jill finds true bliss in the Healing Arts.  She believes that a pure state of inner balance is within us all.  Helping others to discover this joy through these practices is the most beautiful gift that teacher and student can share – and then share out into the world.  She welcomes and appreciates students of all ages, believing that you’re never too young or too old to begin an open-hearted journey of healthy self discovery through practices like yoga, meditation and other healing modalities.

Jill is a 20 year advertising and marketing executive turned Yogi.  Jill began her spiritual journey when she started practicing Yoga at White Lotus Yoga with Balance Within Creator, Peggy Klauer as her instructor, who became a mentor and dear friend. Jill completed her RYT Yoga teacher certification with Peggy at White Lotus.  Once Jill discovered Yoga as a passion she never looked back, choosing it as a new career path and lifelong endeavor.  The most gratifying work is doing what you love to do everyday and being able to call that your job!  Jill teaches with passion, focus and enthusiasm – encouraging and inspiring students to follow their breath and explore their edge with an open heart, whether in Yoga or in life.


rita ibdah

Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts, Paris, France; RYT200 yoga instructor

Rita’s passion for fine dining took her to Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Paris, France where she graduated with honors in 2016.

She incorporates both Yoga and well-balanced diet in her teachings and through her cooking skills.  Rita learned Ayurvedic lifestyle from Shakti Spirit Yoga in Italy with Rachel Hull, an instructor who trained for two years with a Tibetan Ayurvedic Doctor in Bali.  The experience had an immense influence on the way Rita approaches Yoga and Health. Rita’s exposure to Yoga started in 2004. After a long spiritual journey, she became a certified Yoga Instructor and graduated from the UpDog School For Yoga RYT200 program in 2020.  As a life-time student, Rita earned certificates as a Traditional Usui Reiki Teacher, Money Reiki Teacher, Shaman, Angel Reiki Master, and an International Image Consultant.  Her journey continues!

 


stacie bowden

Transformational NLP Coach certified in Evolved Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Stacie puts her heart and soul into guiding others through their challenges to expose and create the life that is possible for them.  She’s passionate about mental health, nutrition and illness, parenting struggling teens, and relationships –  although the powerful modalities within NLP have no limit to what they can achieve!  Stacie is honored to serve anyone who puts their faith in her to guide them.

Client’s love the Quantum Change Process (QCP) which is a transformative clearing that removes the source of the significant challenge that has been weighing you down and blocking you from gaining the experiences in life that you dream of.  In addition to individual sessions, Stacie also offers coaching programs and a 6-week Breakthrough package.  With a Breakthrough, you’ll experience a radical transformation that significantly impacts the core of who you are today.  Whether you’re currently facing hardship in your relationship, career, health, mental health, spirituality, finances, and more; Stacie will guide you to get past what is breaking you down, so you can BREAKTHROUGH to who you truly are.

 


 

Natasha Klauer RYT200

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Natasha Klauer returned from her Teacher Training course in Thailand where she acquired her RYT 200 Hour Certification through Mahi Yoga and is now a certified through Yoga Alliance. She found her passion for yoga as a relief from stress of being a former Kindergarten Teacher. Natasha believes yoga is for everyone and truly believes in the life-changing benefits of practicing. She radiates compassion and brings her students into a blissful calm state by bringing them into the present moment through connecting them with their breath. Natasha is also a Certified Reiki Practitioner and will bring beautiful balanced energy to the retreat

 

Catherine Lynn Richardson-Bristol, ERYT

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Catherines journey with yoga began at a young age with an early interest in meditation. She believes that by following the path of yoga, you can find access to your own genie (genius) from within and make your wishes your reality, that is what the name Yogini Genie is all about.  She has traveled to India and brought back a balanced energy that she shares with all.  She has been teaching yoga for 8 years now and finished her teacher training in 2012.  Yogini Genie is a natural intuitive artist who is able to channel the flow from source with focused intention as to what’s needed for the group, this is where her latest project Spiral Dancer was born early 2017. With her set of seven quartz crystal singing bowls she helps to open, clear and balance the bodies seven main chakras.
In 2015 Catherine helped launch Green Touches Garden to help spread awareness of organic practices and growing your own food.
In 2016 she finished school to become a national board certified Holistic Health Practicioner, Herbalist, Nutritionist and also attained a holistic Doula certification in North Carolina with The Matrona.

Stephanie Naddaf, RYT200

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Before yoga, I had felt somewhat disconnected from myself and lost in the world. Physical discomfort to mental agitations or worries were normal, everyday occurrences. I felt out of control of my life. Losing sight of who I truly was underneath all the emotions, thoughts, and pains in the body. However, through this practice, there is a power that reawakens within us, for it was always there and always will be. By learning to connect with our breath and bodies, to detach from the thoughts and come into the present that is the NOW- we are able to find peace & stillness. The lessons we learn on our mats such as patience, compassion, and acceptance, not only carry out into our lives, but also transform our lives. Through years of personal experience with the practice and immense inner growth- I have come to be a teacher. Sharing this universal knowledge and practice with others is not only a joy but an honor. Together we can learn to break down our walls, let go of any self-limiting beliefs/thought patterns/habits- and in turn remember everything that we truly are.