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Our Teachers/Therapists and their Bios

Jasmin Cromwell E-RYT 200
Jasmin Cromwell has been teaching yoga since 2010 and received her E-RYT 200 certification from Bodhi Seed Yoga & Wellness Studio. A long time meditation and yoga practitioner has led Jasmin to the path of teaching. After teaching at BSY for a few years, Jasmin took over ownership in August of 2015.

Jasmin teaches meditation and yoga to many different age groups including chair yoga for seniors and people with mobility challenges, kids yoga and yoga for teens and feels yoga is for every-Body. Jasmin says “I love the marriage of yoga and meditation and feel they support and balance one another so naturally”. She feels the two practices can heal us all to bring more peace and love to the universe. She says “I think keeping our body, mind and spirit healthy and connected is a great way to live a long and meaningful life”.

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Christie Cairo E-RYT 200
Christie Cairo, currently is the Director of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Bodhi Seed Yoga & Wellness Studio. She brings many years of experience and lightheartedness to every class she teaches.  She creates a space for her students to grow and glow from the inside out.

She began her career as a personal trainer in 1997 in the effort to help clients feel better about themselves. From there, she found yoga and loved what it does for the overall wellness of her students both physically and mentally.

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Daniel Carpenter E-RYT 500

Daniel Carpenter was born a yogi! From a very early age, he has studied ancient spiritual texts. As a teenager, he decided on his own to become a vegetarian. He discovered the physical (asana) part of yoga when a friend brought him to Bodhi Seed. Daniel became a regular student, sometimes coming to classes four times a day. When the studio offered teacher training, he knew this was the path he was meant to be on. Daniel has the body, mind and spirit to be a truly inspiring teacher. His classes are taught from his heart. He also has the skills to help his students modify their poses to take them further.

Daniel’s passion for Yogasana took root in the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. He deeply appreciates the practical and proven method of Pattabhi Jois’ sequence. Since completing teacher training Daniel has dedicated himself to broadening his teaching capacity to include a greater variety of methods, including Yin and Kundalini. Daniel sees yoga as a diamond, with each unique method making up a different facet, and, he believes, it’s when a teacher has experienced that gem from every angle that he or she is best able to appreciate and teach the entirety of its beauty to others.

Donnie Kopytra
Hi and thanks for checking in. My first experience with yoga came in 1991 when I enrolled in an 8-week course of Kundalini yoga and it is still my favorite over all other forms of yoga to this day. Some of my background includes owning and performing in a world touring dance revue called America’s Ultimate V for eleven years. I have also been a Natural Holistic Health & Spiritual Consultant and personal trainer for several years now as well. I love Michigan summers and do lots of sunbathing and organic gardening during that time of the year.

I began teaching yoga in May of 2000 and have now taught well over 15,000 classes. I enjoy and I am thankful for the opportunity to enhance the quality of not only my life but also the lives of others through the practice of yoga.  There is nothing else that I would rather be doing with my life right now. My interest, passion and intentions in instructing yoga classes are in assisting us all to evolve to higher states of consciousness, love and connection with all. All of the yoga classes that I teach are very easy to understand and follow, and multiple levels are offered in each class so that beginners and experienced practitioners can get the most out of each class.  I’m so pleased to be part of the staff of wonderful teachers at Bodhi Seed Yoga and share more of what I know. I look forward to seeing you inspire me with your courage, strength, growth, compassion, joy, and love.

Sunny blessings of light, love and peace, Donnie Koptyra

Anne Trombley RYT-200
Anne brings many years of classical ballet training to her yoga practice.   She enjoys helping her students balance mind, body, and spirit through graceful, fluid movement.  She received her RYT 200 certification from Bodhi Seed Yoga and Wellness in 2014.

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Jen Block, RYT-200, LMT
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”  ~Rumi

With a background in various yoga traditions, Ayurveda, meditation techniques, mindfulness training, the martial arts and energy work, such as Reiki; it is my intention to create a space where true healing and transformation can develop. Through the development of our practice, we can cultivate peace within mind, body, and spirit. With a focus on life-long learning, I am excited and honored to offer guidance to you on your path.
Jen earned her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 accreditation through Bodhi Seed Yoga and Wellness Studio, Mt. Clemens under the guidance of Christie Cairo, E-RYT 200.  She has been trained in Zen meditation under the guidance of Sahnbul Hwalson of Detroit Zen Center; Vipassana meditation under the teachings of the late S.N. Goenka; as well as, Mindfulness meditation trained by Jasmin Cromwell under the teachings of John Kabat-Zinn. Jen practiced various forms of Martial Arts under Sensei Jim Hope of the Metro Detroit YMCA’s. She is consistently attending various workshops and absorbing as much as she can from her teachers. Jen has also graduated from Irene’s Myomassology and is currently a massage thera[ist and Thai Massage therapist at BSY as well

Some other noteworthy teachers I have an affinity with and reflect in my style of teaching, are Valerie Weir (Kundalini, through the teachings of Yogi Bhajan) and Maria Marchionda (Yin Yoga). I would also like to acknowledge Durga Devi & Shiva Das (Abby & Dave) of the House of Yoga in Berkley for teaching me the traditional art of worship reflected in puja (or prayer) and the joyful act of worship through kirtan (or devotional song). There are countless other amazing teachers that I have had the good grace and karma to cross paths with, although they may not be mentioned here, they do not go unrecognized by my service. ~~~Maha Blessings~~~

May all beings, everywhere, awaken to the truth that they are divine, whole and beautifully complete, just as they are. ~~Om Shanti, namaste~~    


Andrea Rose RYT-200
On and off the mat, I enjoy noticing small details, finding patterns, and appreciating the seasons and cycles of life. Whether it’s a cycle of breath, the cadence of a yoga class, the phases of the moon, or the seasons of the year, cycles help us notice patterns, understand our inner and outer worlds, and appreciate each moment. I often tell myself, “There is no moment more important than this one.”

I am passionate about yoga and meditation, birding and nature, poetry and writing, and moving my body through dance. Through these practices, I connect to the small details and gain clarity on the big picture. My classes include creative asana sequencing, poetry and seasonal/nature themes, and reminders to breathe through each pose. My goals are to share appreciation of natural cycles, and to help others feel at peace with whatever season they’re in.

I completed my RYT-200 certification under Christie Cairo, at Bodhi Seed Yoga and Wellness Studio. I am also a two-time Emerging Leaders scholarship recipient at The Cardoner Institute for Contemplative Leadership, led by Alan Haras at Hamsa Yoga.


Jordan Furest  RYT-200
While I took my first yoga class back in 2016, I quickly realized that Yoga was something that had always been a part of my life. Whether it was standing in tree pose in my aunt’s living room as a child, or finding myself in yogi squat as I painted on canvases as a teenager; after that first in-studio class, a fire was ignited, and I knew was the path meant for me.

It was in spring of 2018 that I received my RYT-200 certification through Bodhi Seed with the incredible mentorship of Christie and the rest of the Bodhi Seed squad. Bodhi Seed immediately felt like a home I didn’t know I was searching for.

Finding myself along this path changed my life; just as I know it has done for many others. So my intention with this practice (as I continue to learn) is to provide a space that feels safe and grounded for individuals to Come Home to themselves. Together, learning how the importance of breathing and movement contributes to overall wellness, and how we can bring our lessons learned on the mat into our daily lives.


Giselle Godin,  LMT
I want to make people feel better. This is a simple and yet so complicated mission statement. It is an honor to be invited into someone’s personal space, to be trusted and welcomed. I take this privilege very seriously and jump at every opportunity to learn more about the human body and how we heal. Being a bit of an education junkie my practice evolves and unfolds as I continue to learn new effective and exciting techniques. I blend anatomy and kinesiology training with energy work and intuition to provide a healing experience on every level. My reputation has afforded me the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of Detroit’s top doctors and to have been welcomed into many innovative corporations who have decided to make their employee’s wellness a priority.  I do not yet know exactly where this road will take me but I certainly plan to sprinkle my path with love, compassion, and above all… hope.




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