About Us

Erin Damm Light the Spark Within

Erin Marie

Co-Founder LTS, LLC
Fierce Lifestyle Queen

Erin is a passionate explorer and student of life and all that this world and people in it have to offer. She loves to travel and explore new places, organize and lead retreats. She believes the best teachers are those who continue their personal practice and are lifelong students. She continues to travel to learn from teachers near and far infusing a multitude of styles and traditions to create a playful, accessible practice emphasizing breath and finding a sound connection between mind, body, and spirit.

Erin was first introduced to yoga in high school. She completed her first teacher training in 2013 and her second in 2018. She is also a certified American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist, instructing various fitness styles and movements, including kickboxing, dance, and bootcamp. Using the power of yoga and intention Erin works to create a unique experience with each class she teaches. She encourages students to find optimal wellness through all facets of life and use yoga as a moving meditation to find themselves and their heart in this world. Come flow and explore!

She currently lives in Austin, TX where she runs the show as COO at MSW Lounge and loves to spend time exploring the natural beauty of the city, take in a live-music show, eat all the delicious food and volunteer with youth and wellness organizations to strengthen the community.

Education:
Bachelors – University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Masters – St. Louis University School of Public Health, St. Louis, MO

Certificates: 
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist, Iowa City, IA
500-Hour Total Harmony Yoga, San Antonio, TX
200-Hour Reflections Yoga, New York, NY

Designation: E-RYT® 500, YACEP® ACSM-EPC

Instagram: @yogi.erun
Facebook: EMarie Wellness

Clarissa Mae Yoga Light the Spark Within Retreats


Clarissa Mae

Co-Founder LTS, LLC
Social Media Maven, Adventure Babe

​Clarissa is an adventure seeker, passionate about life, movement, and connecting with people and Mama Earth.  She loves to travel and explore new places, lead retreats, teach workshops and present at festivals and conferences. She also loves collaborating with people working in different modalities and works regularly with her husband Wade on specialty events in the Black Hills of South Dakota. lways seeking and exploring she loves to learn from a variety of teachers and guides and uses many styles of yoga and functional movement in her classes.

In college Clarissa was introduced to the transformative power of yoga and it has been a part of her life ever since.  She completed her first teacher training in 2014 and her second in 2016. Using the power of yoga and intention Clarissa works to create a unique experience with each class she teaches.  She often reminds her students they are the true masters of their destiny and she is just a guide. She seeks to empower people to take control of their lives, to actively be present in each moment and to manifest the life they wish to lead.  

She currently lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband Wade and their dogs Inkling and Ollie.  She and her family love to take adventures and enjoy camping, hiking, road tripping and any means of exploration!!

Education:
Bachelors – Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD
Masters – Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Certificates:
500-Hour Tapas Yoga Shala, Rock Island, IL
200-Hour Tapas Yoga Shala, Rock Island, IL

Designation: E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Instagram: @clarissa_mae_
Facebook: Clarissa Mae Yoga
Website: www.clarissamae.com



Jessica ‘Sica’ von Medicus

Moment Renderer, Colorful Explorer

Sica views life through the lens of adventure and creativity. Traveling and exploring feed into her love for discovering new places, meeting new people, and capturing beautiful moments with her photos. As trip photographer she is excited to capture moments for others to remember beyond a lifetime.

In her day to day, Sica works in the Animation Industry and runs a portrait photography business with her husband. She has practiced yoga for over 7 years and enjoys all styles of teaching.

Photography and yoga have become an intertwined part of her life, which helps her to explore a practice of self love and emotional discipline. Her goal with photography is to empower others to see their true selves and all they are capable of. Sometimes we really have to see it to believe it.

Los Angeles valley is where Sica calls home with her husband Freeman, and their dogs Mochi & Kinako. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and playing video games when she’s not working creatively.

Education: 
Bachelors in Computer Animation – Full Sail University, Orlando, FL

Instagram:
@vonmedicusphotography
@sicanista

Website: www.vonmedicusphotography.com

Roberta Kelinson

The Midwife of Souls

Roberta is the Lead Teacher for the Light the Spark Within 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. She brings years of experience and teaching to this training as well as a deep passion for her work. Roberta’s goal is to assist her students on the grand adventure of pregnancy through movement, education, discussions, and trust.

She’s been a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher since 2012.  She received her Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher credential in 2014. In November of 2018 she received her Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training.  And as of June 2019 her became a 500hr RYT.   Roberta’s passion is prenatal and postnatal yoga and her knowledge and instruction of safe prenatal poses to practice before, during, and after birth are just a small part of each class she offers. She incorporates positive affirmations and the most-up-to-date pregnancy information for her students.

Education: 
Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Illinois State University
Masters in Special Education, Western Illinois University
Special Ed Administrator

Certificates:
85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Roots Prenatal, Des Moines, IA
500-Hour Tapas Yoga Shala, Rock Island, IL
200-Hour Indigo Wellness Studios, Moline, IL

Instagram:
@born2breathe
@braceletsbybubbe

Website: www.borntobreathe.net