Meet the Instructors
Since her first yoga class as a high school student in California, Jenny has loved yoga. After college and work as an editor, years spent raising three children while living in rural northern California, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado left little opportunity to practice yoga. But a move with her family in 1996 to Wisconsin brought yoga back into her life when she took a yoga class in Ripon with Professor David Brittain.
Jenny is a certified yoga teacher, registered at the Experienced 500hr level by the Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga since 2001, and in 2007 she opened Marigold Yoga. She has completed teacher trainings with the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, with Ganga White and Tracey Rich; at Om Yoga Center in New York; and at Bay Area Yoga in Green Bay. She is certified by Judith Lasater as a Relax & Renew trainer in Restorative Yoga, and has done a 10-day intensive Yin Yoga teacher training course with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. She is a long-time student of Kathleen Kelly-Hoffman, and Michael Stone, and has also studied with Jill Miller, Emilie Conrad, and Surya Little.
She believes that the many benefits of yoga should be made available to people of all ages and physical conditions. Her classes integrate breath and movement with attention to form and alignment. Her teaching style draws from the various yoga traditions of her training, including Ashtanga-based Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, and also the practice of Chi Gung. Her experience as a Reiki master informs her teaching as well.
Jenni Borell has been practicing yoga since 2002, and is now a certified and registered yoga teacher, having completed her 200 hour training with Jenny Tumas. She enjoys helping people find the joy and energy that come from increased body awareness and regular exercise. When she is not practicing yoga, she enjoys biking and cross-country skiing.
Ann Brumley has been a student of yoga for over 20 years and is certified and registered yoga teacher, after training with Jenny Tumas at Marigold Yoga. Ann’s primary focus is to help individuals understand their own bodies, increase core strength, improve body alignment and connect to their breath. The philosophy of yoga along with a deep interest in holistic health led Ann to become interested in teaching yoga. She feels people will find a more balanced and fulfilled life if they are able to connect their bodies with their minds and spirit. Ann is a wife, mother of three daughters, and a high school English teacher with 26 years of experience. Some of her hobbies include healthy cooking, reading, walking, pilates, holistic healing, aromatherapy, and gardening.
Mary Rechek has been practicing yoga since 2008 and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Jenny Tumas in 2012. She especially enjoys Vinyasa classes. Mary feels that yoga can benefit people of all abilities and wishes to convey that in her teaching style. A licensed LPN, with a degree in Psychology, she works full time in an eye clinic. In her free time, Mary enjoys gardening, beekeeping, reading, cooking, and spending time with family.
Alicia Rhyner received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in November 2011 from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Ayurveda in Stockbridge, MA. A musician by trade, she enriches her classes with chant and dance. Marigold Yoga has been Alicia’s primary studio since moving to Ripon, Wisconsin, and she looks forward to further enriching her community through her training.
Vydunas Tumas has been studying Wu Style Tai Chi since 2003, and teaching since 2008. His teacher is Michael Fricke. Vydunas is also an ER physician, certified in Family Practice and Integrative Medicine, and acupuncturist.