Team

serving the Holy Yoga® community

The Holy Yoga® Global Instructor Training Team

Jonnie Goodmanson

Program Director & Lead Instructor Trainer

Jonnie Goodmanson

Jonnie Goodmanson is a Certified Massage Therapist with over 1,000 hours of training and 15 years’ experience in the field of injury and sports massage. She is also an E-RYT200 and YACE provider, group fitness instructor and personal trainer. For many years Jonnie worked as a full-time instructor at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, specializing in anatomy and sports injury rehabilitation. At the school, Jonnie taught eight forms of bodywork, anatomy, and physiology, and pathology. This teaching included three years of teaching in a cadaver lab setting. Jonnie has created many programs including yoga therapy, and group fitness instruction. Jonnie serves Holy Yoga Global in an educator and faculty management role with an emphasis on instructor training and anatomical studies.  She teaches two classes per week in the Minneapolis area and has a degree in church ministry.
With a passion for finding God in our bodies, bringing health to her body by drawing closer to His son, Jesus, and helping others to do the same, Jonnie has found a home in the family-centered community of Holy Yoga.
    
Brooke Boon

Founder

Brooke Boon

A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke founded Holy Yoga, an international 501C3 Non-Profit Ministry in 2006. She is the creator of Holy Yoga’s 95, 225 and 300 hour instructor training programs and facilitates the education and certification of hundreds of Holy Yoga instructors annually worldwide.

Brooke is the author of Holy Yoga: Exercise For the Christian Body and Soul and co-author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated. A lover and teacher of God’s Word, she writes and teaches over at Brooke Boon.com and Holy Yoga.

When she is not raising her children or pursuing adventure, you can find her  and serving as Executive Director of Holy Yoga TV and President of the Board at Holy Yoga.

     

Christina Mroz

Program Director & Lead Instructor Trainer

Christina Mroz

Christina Mroz’s mission is to inspire movement for people of all ages and all abilities. With over 1000 hours of yoga training and more than a decade instructing yoga, Pilates, fitness, and biomechanics, Christina understands how the human body works and the common postural issues people face.

Christina is also passionate about educating people on alignment, diastasis recti, foot & core health. She is a Lead Trainer for Adaptive Holy Yoga, Chair/Senior Holy Yoga, Kids Holy Yoga, Pre/Postnatal Holy Yoga, Holy Yoga with Weights, Holy Yogalates and Holy Yoga Therapy. Christina teaches classes to babies and parents, children, older adults, people with disabilities and pregnant women near Somerset, WI. She is also a regular contributor to Holy Yoga TV.

    

Beverly Steiger

Instructor Trainer

Beverly Steiger

Beverly has been a student of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga for over 20 years. In 1999, she received her Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health where she specialized in Health Education and Public Health Program Planning.  As a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), she designed and evaluated state-wide wellness programs for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association until just after the birth of her first son.  Shortly thereafter, Beverly created and facilitated a one of a kind, family-based, faith formation program for her church and facilitated it for 10 years.

In 2012, Beverly felt called to merge her background in public health education and family ministry to promote holistic wellness and became the first certified Holy Yoga Instructor in Connecticut. Over the next three years, she brought Holy Yoga to several churches in CT and NY with the dream to someday open a Christian Holistic Wellness Yoga studio where people could come, free of judgment or denomination labels to connect with God while getting healthy and whole. That dream became a reality in October 2015.

While Beverly has practiced many different styles of yoga over the years, never has her soul been touched, healed and uplifted as when practicing Holy Yoga. Holy Yoga brings Mark 12:30 to life, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength“. There really is nothing like meeting Jesus on your mat! “The practice of Holy Yoga® has completely transformed my relationship with God and with others”.

Her  certifications include: C-HYI Therapy, C-HYI 300, Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-200), Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Thai Yoga Massage Levels 1 & 2, C-HYI 200, Holy Yoga Touch which incorporates massage and touch techniques into Holy Yoga classes; C-HYI Trauma-Sensitive, C-HYI Leadership, C-HYI Weights, C-HYI Yogalates, and C-HYI Yin Levels 1 and 2.

Beverly served as Holy Yoga Foundation’s Regional Director for the Northeast and currently serves as an Instructor Trainer for Holy Yoga Touch Certification and Holy Yoga 200 hr and 100 hr Instructor Training & Certification programs.

    

Howie Duffin

Instructor Trainer

Howie Duffin

Julie Ignacz

Instructor Trainer

Julie Ignacz

Gary Steeves

Instructor Trainer

Gary Steeves

Katie Pearson

Instructor Trainer

Katie Pearson

When God brought Holy Yoga into Katie’s life in June 2011, He answered her life-long prayer to work in ministry while allowing her to use the gifts and skills she had developed through her career in yoga and fitness. Katie has been a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor through ACE, as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance, and Master Holy Yoga Instructor (M-HYI) through Holy Yoga. She has owned her own yoga studio, been featured in numerous yoga DVDs and written nationally-recognized programs and publications.

Katie’s life and work have been transformed by her experience at Holy Yoga, where she has renewed and redefined her relationship with the Triune God and His Word. She feels deeply indebted to her family and friends for their support of her passion for yoga and ministry, and to God for His grace in equipping her daily to walk in the light. Out of this grace she desires to help others experience Christ’s love and healing power for themselves through the ancient and essential practices of combining God’s Word with both movement and stillness.

Katie lives in California, with her husband Kevin and two daughters, Key and Taylor.

   

Kate Shipp

Instructor Trainer

Kate Shipp

Kimberly Mervyn

Soul Care Director

Kimberly Mervyn

Bio coming soon!

Heath Reed

Instructor Trainer

Heath Reed

Hope Stockman

Instructor Trainer

Hope Stockman

Hope comes to Holy Yoga so grateful to be a part of a community of hearts moving closely with the triune God. Hope spent most of her early career years working in the legal field with victims and perpetrators of abuse, drug addiction, and crime. During that time, she developed a heart for those who are struggling and in need of hope, encouragement and freedom.

In 2006, God opened doors for Hope and her husband to move to Shanghai, China. Trusting God’s leading, they packed two boxes and boarded the plane.  That time allowed Hope to serve the homeless of Shanghai, teach at a Chinese university, and adopt a beautiful daughter.  After returning back to Maryland in early 2015 to care for family, she was introduced to Holy Yoga and found a purpose, calling and community better than anything she ever dreamed.  Holy Yoga has opened new depths in her relationship with God and given her a family of faith that is full of love when she needs it most!

Hope loves connecting with people of all cultures and sharing Jesus’ truth, love and freedom in any way she can.  She has learned that following God’s plan offers a life of adventure, full of heartache and joy, and a path that is hardly ever the shortest distance between two points – just when you think you know where you’re headed, get ready for a turn!  Her heart’s desire is to always say “It is well with my soul.”

Hope lives in Aalborg, Denmark with her husband, daughter, and two four-legged friends.  She is relocating to Brussels, Belgium, by 2017.  Hope serves on the Soul Care team and teaches Holy Yoga classes anywhere and everywhere.

Brenda Westfall

Instructor Trainer

Brenda Westfall

Brenda has been practicing yoga regularly for about 8 years and was beginning to consider yoga teacher training around her 4th year but never felt called to commit.  Holy Yoga was just what she seemed to be waiting for!

Brenda’s yoga practice has always served as a space for her to experience God’s fullness and freedom in her body and soul, feeling most alive and loved in the quiet expanses in-between.  After completing her 225 hour training with Holy Yoga in May of 2014, Brenda was led to open Worthy Yoga, a Christ-centered and Holy Yoga practice studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Brenda has completed the HY Masters Training, Leadership Training and HY Touch Training. God has given her a heart for serving Holy Yoga and she shares passionately in their vision. It is her deepest desire and joy to serve the love and Light of Christ wherever He leads. 

Brenda is the mother of 3 daughters- Ellie, Madeline and Grace (a holy yoga instructor-in -training) and is married to her husband, Brad. They live in the Village of Mariemont in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dianne Suozzo

Instructor Trainer

Dianne Suozzo

Dianne Suozzo was introduced to Holy Yoga by a co-volunteer at an inner-city program for youth.  She was drawn to it immediately and contacted Brooke Boon in 2009.  Dianne’s love for Jesus and her interest in nutrition and fitness drew her to Holy Yoga.  

Dianne serves on the Holy Yoga Soul Care Team, and enjoys leading people in meditation and prayer.  Dianne is also the Regional Director of the Northeast.   She has completed her Holy Yoga Masters, Holy Yoga Therapy, and Trauma Sensitive Holy Yoga.

From 1989 to 1999 Dianne and her husband lived in India.   They served together in community development and now live in New Jersey.  God has blessed them with two beautiful daughters who were both born in India and still love the culture there. Dianne’s desire is to bring together her love for different people groups, her interest in health, and her love for God. She has a heart for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Doran Richards

Instructor Trainer

Doran Richards

Kerry Tomberlin

Instructor Trainer

Kerry Tomberlin

Kerry began practicing yoga in 2002, excited to find an exercise regimen she could do at home that didn’t leave her so sore she couldn’t walk the next day.  Nine years later, God opened the door for her to begin teaching at a local retirement community.  Her initial training was with YogaFit, but she later discovered Holy Yoga while surfing the internet and could not quiet her spirit to the call of combining Jesus and yoga. She got her Holy Yoga certification in 2012 and currently teaches both secular and Holy Yoga classes.   

Kerry lives in the village of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, with her sweet husband and two teens. She’s drawn to the simple, country life and has converted the loft of her barn into a yoga studio, called Upper Room Yoga, where she teaches her friends and neighbors how to move, breathe and worship in mind, body and spirit.   If you come to her classes, you can hear the sounds of horses whinnying and catch a view of the Sandia mountains outside the window.  

One of Kerry’s driving passions is teaching yoga to those who might be intimidated to come to a traditional class (those who are older or perhaps have some type of physical or spiritual trauma in their bodies).  She enjoys breaking down poses in such a way that any and every body can find success.  She works with Jonnie Goodmanson in the Holy Yoga Therapy program and comes alongside Christina Mroz in teaching the Chair/Senior Holy Yoga program.  She also works on the Soul Care team leading meditations, life groups and small groups at retreat.  

Kerry loves to learn and has been blessed to be able to take several trainings with Holy Yoga, including Masters, Therapy, Chair, Touch, Yoga with Weights, and Leadership Development

The Holy Yoga® Global Support Staff

Shiloh McKasson

Enrollment Specialist

Shiloh McKasson

Shiloh McKasson is a certified 200 hour & Master Holy Yoga Instructor with a passion for leading the practice of Holy Yoga in beautiful Southern California. In addition, she is certified in Holy Yoga Touch, and currently serves as an Enrollment Specialist on the Holy Yoga Global leadership team.

Shiloh started her Holy Yoga journey in 2011 when she moved from Arizona to Corona Del Mar and taught at Saddleback Church.  She currently teaches Holy Yoga and serves as the Women’s Community Wellness Core Leader at Mariners Church in Newport Beach, California. Her all-levels classes are suitable for yoga practitioners from beginning to advanced.

Shiloh’s purpose is to help others find peace in their souls, strength in their bodies, and confidence in their own unique design. “I want to awaken your soul through empowering inner confidence, courage, and strength.”

Danielle Basch

Enrollment Specialist

Danielle Basch

Hi Friends! My name is Danielle Basch. I am married to Tom and together we have a 5 year old daughter (Isabella), 2.5 year old son (Bennett), 16 year old stepson (Brayden), and a 4 year old Goldendoodle (Teddy)! I love Jesus, yoga, adventure, traveling, food, bringing people together, leggings, and singing (even though I’m tone deaf)! Holy Yoga has transformed my relationship with God, myself, and others. I’m so excited to share this experience with others and utilize my sales and marketing skills for His glory!

Randi Wells

Event Coordinator

Randi Wells

Randi was introduced to Holy Yoga in 2012 after googling ‘Christian Yoga’ one Saturday afternoon. Her love for the postures and physical benefits of yoga was deepened once she found a way to bring her faith in Christ to her practice on the mat. Randi is the Event Coordinator for Holy Yoga Global, LLC and Holy Yoga FoundationShe uses her love for organization, administration and nurturing freedom to coordinate Immersion retreats and events to grow the ministry so that more people can hear the Good News of Christ while experiencing the physical practice of yoga.

She loves every aspect of Holy Yoga and has had the blessing of taking many of the specialty trainings such as Masters, Leadership Development, Touch, Holy Yoga with Weights and Kids Holy Yoga. Randi also teaches classes at the YMCA of DeKalb County and at the senior living community of Smith Farms Manor, where she enjoys watching her students of all ages grow in their yoga practice.

Randi is a wife, mother of 4, Mimi of 3 precious granddaughters and one grandson as well as dog-mom to her wonderful bulldog Edison. When not teaching or coordinating for Holy Yoga she loves to camp, go to wrestling events for her sons, travel with her amazing husband Wayne, read, listen to music and spend time just relaxing with friends and family.

Melissa Tresko

Executive Assistant

Melissa Tresko

Melissa plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of Holy Yoga Global. As Executive Assistant to the COO, her primary role is to lend support on a day to day basis with strategic and tactical initiatives. Her background includes a strong history in project management spanning multiple organizations and areas of business. In addition to keeping everything organized and on track within Holy Yoga, she enjoys pioneering new ventures and seeing ideas come to life. 

Melissa has been practicing yoga since 2009 and became a Holy Yoga instructor in 2016. She owns a small donation-based yoga studio (Olive Tree Yoga) in Salt Lake City, which provides a much-needed sanctuary for the community.  Her heart is to come alongside the broken with a glimpse of hope while encouraging them to anchor in freedom.

In Melissa’s spare time, you’ll find her spending quality time with her family or spontaneously adventuring around the world!

Jen Moye

Marketing Manager

Jen Moye

Jen Moye is wife to an Airman and mom to three rambunctious little boys. With excitement on a daily basis and grace around every corner, she believes we are meant to live this life in community with others and with the mercy to mess up and try again….and again.  Being a mom is hard, but it is also a divine calling we can have in this life. She has spent much of her life in ministry with her core passion being that we learn to glorify our God in our marriage, our parenting, and in our everyday lives.

God intersected Holy Yoga with Jen’s life at a time she never expected. She was living with a myriad of health issue and chronic pain, paired with a marriage under attack and young children needing every ounce of her energy. In a time where she felt God telling her to “rest”, Holy Yoga was the vehicle in which He taught her how.

She finished her 200-hour Instructor Training in 2017 and has since completed the Masters, Leadership Development, and Touch trainings with Holy Yoga Global.

Jen is the Marketing Manager for Holy Yoga Global, LLC, serves as a North East Area Ambassador for the Holy Yoga Foundation.

Ryan Kee

Lead Developer

Ryan Kee

Ryan grew up on a small farm in North Dakota but spent a large portion of his life living overseas. He grew up in Paraguay and Kenya and later spent the majority of his 20’s in full-time Ministry with YWAM abroad. He has been doing web development since 2012 and in 2015 launched his own web company called Turnkey Website Design. When he’s not doing code Ryan is on the leadership team for inter-church city worship ministry called Renew.

Jennifer Thompson

Finance

Jennifer Thompson

Beata Rafacz

Events Assistant

Beata Rafacz

Beata started practicing yoga after her son was born in April 1997. Raised as a Catholic she weaved prayer into her practice and grew to love it. Beata continued to practice at home when time allowed. As her family grew she turned to yoga as a time to reflect during difficult times. Her son was diagnosed with Autism shortly after his 3rd birthday. The next few years proved to be difficult with therapy and a new baby but she continued to hold on to her faith and believed deeply in her heart that the Lord has a plan. During a very low point in her life, she stumbled upon a Holy Yoga class at Mountain Park Church in her community. Since that moment Beata knew that this is what the Lord has prepared her for. With his perfect timing, Beata received her Holy Yoga certification and has continued the calling to serve on the Holy Yoga Leadership Team.

She is so honored giving back and being able to teach at the church she first discovered Holy Yoga. Beata is passionate about helping others realize their self-worth, the importance of self- love, and spiritually connecting with God through the mind, body, and soul. Beata believes that helping others and having faith through all circumstances is the key to a joyful life.

Married to her best friend Ted for 25 years and working full-time at Origami Owl as an Executive Assistant to the founders and part-time for Holy Yoga Global as the Events Assistant Beata counts her blessings every day. A Chicago girl at heart, she loves her forever home in Phoenix, Arizona. Beata is so proud of both of her children Joseph and Rozie and looks forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for them.

Skylar Lindgren

Creative Content Provider

Skylar Lindgren

Skylar grew up as an Arizona resident, and graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Global Health, minoring in Biology, Communications, and Religious Studies. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector; she co-founded a non-profit while in college and has nearly ten years of ministry experience working for local churches. Creatively, Skylar enjoys photography, design (graphic as well as interior), and cooking. As a competitive swimmer for most of her life, her experience with yoga was primarily as occasional cross-training. She was first introduced to Holy Yoga in 2017 when her mom began her initial instructor training. Skylar never would have imagined that God would also bring Holy Yoga into her life, and is already finding it helpful for a previous back injury. She is excited to be part of the Holy Yoga Team as the Creative Content Provider, finding it perfectly combines her creative personality with her passion for health and well-being. Skylar continues to reside in the Phoenix-area with her husband, Nathan, and her rescue dog, Nora.
As the Creative Content Provider, Skylar is responsible for creating compelling content and visuals for social media, website, and promotional items.
Olivia Wann

Marketing Assistant

Olivia Wann

Olivia was born and raised in Tucson and graduated from The University of Arizona with a degree in Communications. She has a background in marketing and social media, which she is very passionate about. Olivia loves photography, traveling and reading in her spare time. She has a sweet baby boy, who is the light of her life. Olivia is also a huge dog lover – she has three pugs!!
I vital part of the Holy Yoga team, Olivia works as part of the marketing team and is plays a big role in social media, analytics and reporting, website updates, blog management, email marketing and so much more.
Whitney Woofter

Copy Editor

Whitney Woofter

Whitney is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. She’s achieved 12 years of marketing and communications experience and currently works full time as a marketer for a financial institution and part-time as a copy editor for Holy Yoga.

Outside of work, Whitney dedicates herself to raising her two young children, teaching them about the love of Jesus and spending quality time with her husband. The mountains of West Virginia provide year-round outdoor fun for Whitney and her family, where they enjoy snow tubing in the winter and spending summer days on the lake.

Lea Benson

Chief Operating Officer

Lea Benson serves as COO of Holy Yoga Global. Benson has more than 30 years of hands-on experience working with public and private entities, with a strong background in leadership and business. Lea is a passionate visionary and respected leader who has delivered breakthrough solutions that have grown organizations, built strong alliances, and united diverse constituencies. With a keen understanding of competitive and economic issues, she is wholeheartedly committed to helping the Holy Yoga Global flourish and thrive. During Benson’s relaxation time, she serves on nonprofit Boards, mentors victims of child sex trafficking, hosts international students in her home, and enjoys time with her two sons.

Brooke Boon

Founder

A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke founded Holy Yoga Global in 2006. She is the creator of Holy Yoga’s 100, 200 and 300-hour instructor training programs and facilitates the education and certification of thousands of Holy Yoga instructors worldwide. Brooke is the author of Holy Yoga: Exercise for the Christian Body and Soul and co-author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated and is the founder and president of the Board for the Holy Yoga Foundation.
 
Outside of her flourishing career, Brooke dedicates time to raising her babes, pursuing adventure, and on occasion, hiding out near any body of water with a good book and bare feet.
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