In May 2018, we were looking for the perfect yoga studio. A studio with classes that energized the body and restored the mind. With teachers that made you feel welcome and a part of a community. And music that made you feel something. When we couldn’t find it, we opened our own in November 2018. We recently relocated to the heart of downtown Manitowoc in September 2021. We can't wait to meet you all!
Hi! My name is Ariane and I’m the proud owner of Waves. A bit about me: I started my business because I wanted to share my passion for yoga with the world. I was introduced to yoga when I was struggling with an eating disorder at the age of 13. I continued to practice yoga throughout my teenage years, officially getting certified when I was 17 years old. Yoga has helped me with almost every aspect of my life, from deep breathing exercises for my asthma to remaining calm during those really stressful days. It also taught me that I am worth spending time on. I began to care about my own self-growth and becoming a better, more peaceful human every day. I strive to provide a balance of guidance and space so that students can grow and have discoveries on their own. Come to my classes ready to move, breathe, SWEAT, and laugh a little bit, too.
Hello! My name is Pete. Yoga is a happening that showed up in my life when tired old habits fell away. The transformation that ensued is nothing short of extraordinary. It quickly became apparent that if yoga could do this for me, I had to share it. My classes are primarily vinyasa flow style practices. Syncing breathe with movement, effort with ease. Leading the practitioner to a state of balance and a greater sense of well-being. Outside of yoga you'll find me laced up running some miles, along the lakefront peddling my bike, or pulled up with a good book.
Hi! My name is Maren, and I am delighted to be leading yoga classes at Waves! It has been a dream of mine to become a certified yoga instructor and lead classes. I currently work for the Two Rivers School District as a Program Support Teacher and Coach. Within my role as a coach, I lead Mindfulness and Yoga classes for both students and staff. I am in training for my Yoga Teacher Certification through Breathe for Change - a training specifically designed for school teachers and leaders - and will be completed in Spring of 2021. I look forward to continuing my learning, leading classes, and partnering with you in your yoga journey!
Hey! My name is Kate. I'm formally trained in the ashtanga and vinyasa flow systems. I have been teaching since 2013 with a strong understanding of human anatomy and alignment. My mission is to provide a safe and relaxing environment for all students while integrating the physical practice of yoga with the philosophical traditions of deeper self-inquiry.
Hi! My name is Erin. I started practicing yoga as a teenager to increase flexibility, then got certified as a yoga and pilates teacher as a student at the University of Wisconsin. Now, as a mom and grown-up, I commit to yoga in order to not lose myself in the responsibilities of my life. My classes are a fusion of vinyasa, pilates, and meditation designed to meet you exactly where you are. When I’m not teaching, I’m playing barbies with Grace and Elle.
Hello! My name is Amber. My yoga journey began when I was struggling to get pregnant. I quickly found a sense of peace and a strong mind-body connection. My classes incorporate this energy to create a unique and personal experience for each student. I strive to help my students bring the yogic lifestyle off the mat and into everyday life. I will always be a lifelong learner with a love for reading and spending time outdoors. In addition to being a yoga instructor, I am a wife and a mother to three little boys and a very special dog.