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Sarah Johnson, Iowa

Sarah Board Pic 108x135Sarah founded YogaG in 2009 with the hope of empowering women and children, offering a new voice to domestic violence advocacy and having a little fun while giving back. A former defense litigator with law firms in Chicago and Denver, Sarah now enjoys her work with yogaG, her role as General Counsel for Augustana College (IL) and, most importantly, spending time with Gracie, Drew and Tait.



Cheryl Goodwin, Illinois

Cheryl Board Pic 108x135Cheryl is the President/CEO of Family Resources, Inc. Cheryl graduated with her undergraduate degree from University of Northern Iowa and her graduate degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Beyond her professional commitment to helping better the lives of women, children and families, Cheryl is personally devoted to the enhancement of women and girls emotional and physical well-being. This personal and professional mission has led Cheryl to wholeheartedly believe in and support yogaG.




David Wolgin, Iowa

Picture and bio coming soon! (He is wonderful inside and out!)

 


Jennifer Schermer, Iowa

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Laura Swift

Laura's career as Partner/Financial Advisor at Quad Cities Investment Group, LLC combines a long-standing interest in research with her passion for empowering others.  She has served as a mentor for residents of Family Resources' Bridge House, a program for young women who have experienced trauma in their lives, and have subsequently, learned self-destructive behaviors as coping mechanisms.  Laura serves as chair for the Family Resources' Honor the Women event, which raises funds for the Quad Cities Rape/Sexual Assault Advocacy Program. A rape survivor herself, she has completed the necessary training to become a Rape/Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence advocate. In 2004, as the result of a spinal cord injury, Laura was told that she would suffer chronic pain for the rest of her life. Refusing to 'give-in' to the pain, she sought out non-medicinal ways of coping, including meditation and fitness training - which remain an important part of her life today. It is her belief in the healing powers of fitness and meditation, in addition to her understanding of what it means to survive trauma, that fuel Laura's passion for the mission and vision of YogaG.


Kelly&Evan Harris, Tapas Yoga Shala, Illinois

Cheryl Board Pic 108x135Bio coming soon! (in summary, they are amazing!)