Meet our Yellow Tree Yoga Teachers

Mary Borton, E-RYT200 EmbodiYoga® RYT500
Founder of Yellow Tree Yoga and Director of the RYS Teacher Training Program and Program Director EmbodiYoga®

Mary has been living and practicing yoga for over 20 years. Since her first teacher certification with Elizabeth Silas in 2009, Mary has continued to teach and study full time opening Yellow Tree Yoga in 2012. Mary teaches basic flow classes and EmbodiYOga classes at Yellow Tree. She combines the influences from the great teachers under whom she studies with her attention to stability and mobility and practicing and living with ease and a sense of overall well-being. She blends subtle elements of yoga, and it’s many philosophies into her classes. Mary has trained extensively with many teachers including her current 500-hour certification in EmbodiYoga ® with Lisa Clark. Yoga has become a life-long study and Mary has earned continuing education hours and certifications in pre-natal yoga, post-natal yoga, children’s yoga, trauma-sensitive yoga, restorative, yin, somatic movement education, and therapeutic applications.

Mary is a teachers teacher who enjoys expanding other’s knowledge of yoga through her teacher training programs and through the world of education as a Consultant and facilitator for Zensationalkids school-based yoga programs.
You can reach Mary at 937-231-1129 or mary@yellowtreeyoga.com and mary@zensatinalkids.com (for school-based programs)


Laura Wainscott, RYT-2oo

Laura completed her 200 hour teacher training at Yellow Tree Yoga in 2015. After mentoring for several months at Yellow Tree Yoga, Laura has settled into teaching basic vinyasa slow flow classes. After practicing for many years, she prefers to both practice and teach morning classes to set her day in motion from a grounded, centered and invigorated place.

Contact Laura: lmwainscott@gmail.com

Davina Clauer, RYT-200, Certified Yoga Health Coach, Post Partum Doula, Certified Pre-natal and Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher

Davina completed her 200-hour teacher training at Yellow Tree Yoga in 2015. She specializes in family-centered yoga and teachings on and off the mat. Her practices are focused on supporting mothers, babies and children through significant moments of life. Davina’s Health Coaching incorporates the sister science to yoga, known as Ayurveda, with science of Habit Change to help individuals find more balance in their bodies and minds. You can learn more about her offerings via her website at www.davinaclauer.com or email her at d.clauer1015@gmail.com

Sharon Kelly, RYT200

Sharon enjoys a wide variety of exercise and physical activity. She believes yoga is a benefit to any lifestyle and fitness routine;, so much so that she completed her 200-hour teacher certification at Yellow Tree Yoga in 2018. In addition to Yellow Tree, Sharon has taught at the YMCA for many years. When not teaching or practicing she is a makeup artist, fine artist, fine art model, wife and mother to two wonder boys.

Contact Sharon by text or voice at 937-417-0020.

Bethel Adkins, RYT-200
Bethel completed her 200-hour vinyasa-style teacher training with Elizabeth Silas in 2013. In October 2018, she began studying toward additional teacher certification in EmbodiYoga with Mary Borton. Bethel teaches gentle yoga at Yellow Tree Yoga. Her classes are breath-centered, slower-paced, and relaxing. Blocks, blankets, bolsters and the wall are used to provide support
Contact Bethel by voice or text at 937-308-9395, or email betheladkins@hotmail.com.

Megan Barhorst, RYT-200
My journey with yoga started in 2014 when I attended a yoga class with a friend. What began as a fitness class to lose weight, yoga has evolved into a life-changing experience both mentally and physically. After trying multiple styles of yoga, I found a passion for Vinyasa yoga. I enjoyed the flowing, dance-like movements that improved flexibility and strength while calming the mind. My teaching style tends to be energizing dynamic yoga classes to stretch, strengthen, detox and unwind. I completed my 200-hour teacher training at Yellow Tree Yoga during the summer of 2017. When I am not practicing/teaching yoga, I work as a Behavior Support Coordinator serving kids with challenging behaviors. Teaching yoga and working with challenging behaviors has taught me the importance of the mind-body connection! Contact Megan:

Susan Connor RYT-200

Susan began her yoga practice in 2012. In May of 2018, she completed her RYT-200 at Yellow Tree Yoga with Mary Borton. Currently, she is continuing her studies in the EmbodiYoga® 200 Teacher Training under the direction of mary again. Her emphasis is on inclusion and making yoga accessible to all ages and abilities. Yoga is for everyone, and Susan loves helping others find a way to begin practicing and continue. Her teaching reflects this as she teaches chair classes, beginners classes and general vinyasa classes at Yellow Tree.

 email: sconner003yty@gmail.com

Kate Reinhart RYT-200

Kate has been practicing yoga for about five years. Recently she completed the Yellow Tree Yoga Hatha/Vinyasa 200 Teacher Training and continues her mentorship with Mary Borton, to continue to learn and grow in her practice and sharing of yoga. 
She is passionate about the empowering and transformative power of a yoga practice. She guides her classes at a moderate pace with plenty of time for breath and self-reflection. Her teaching style is calm, energetic and playful reminding us to always find joy in our practice.

km19531@hotmail.com

Sarah Porto, LPCC

Counseling Services

Sarah Porto Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling.   Sarah Porto is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Human Development Family Sciences and a  Master’s of Arts in Counseling Ministries from Methodist Theological School of Ohio.  Her life experiences have prepared her to work with women, teenage girls, and the elderly.  Sarah loves having the opportunity to journey alongside clients as they discern the most life-giving paths for themselves. Counseling sessions provide an opportunity to process though life’s events and integrate the messages our body, mind, and spirit are telling us.  Feel free to contact Sarah at sarahporto.1@gmail.com or 216-3037.

Sarah helps facilitate many of the Family Yoga offerings at Yellow Tree Yoga.