About Spark Studio
Spark was created from the idea that everything began there…with a spark. A spark of curiosity, genius, hunger, inspiration…. Spark Studio is dedicated to improving the vitality of our clients and our community. Our mission is to be a catalyst to our students – sparking inquiry into living as healthier, balanced & authentic beings. We strive to offer a meaningful experience to all levels of practitioners.
We are committed to sharing the healing & rejuvenating benefits of our practices for personal transformation & growth. Spark Studio encourages continuing education for its teachers/instructors to share new and informative practices to continue our path to a whole and well lived life.
Spark Studio is a non-competitive space encouraging all practitioners to journey through their practice, deepening their experience and nourishing the mind, body & spirit through breath awareness, centering & meditation, in addition to the asanas (postures).
Spark Studio is located in the BWI Building on the bottom floor, along with Sheffield & Sheffield CPAs & Wheat Physical Therapy; next door to the Post Office.
Restore. Renew. Reignite.
Jennifer Sheffield, Founder / Teacher – RYT 200
Texan by blood, Louisianian by heart, Jennifer has always been involved and interested in physical fitness. Mostly focused on endurance & strength activities, Jennifer went back to yoga only a few years ago as a way to relax and find balance. After a few classes she found both, and much more – clarity, energy, strength, ease, as well as confidence. In April 2015, Jennifer completed a 200 hour teacher certification in Hatha Yoga, at Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans. She immediately began teaching in public settings – gyms, yoga studios, corporate offices, parks, schools, golf courses and in the comfort of client’s homes. Jennifer is also certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis. Jennifer aims to create a space in which students can disconnect from the outside world, that yoga is fun and inspiring and she challenges herself and others to take yoga off the mat and into the world. “Spark is a place that I wanted to create where people can practice and find their ‘spark’ again, to reignite. To find balance, clarity, creativity, thirst for life, information, love, awareness – WHATEVER it is that they feel they are missing. To feed that hunger that sets them on a productive, progressive, positive path. Yoga creates a space where one can let go, move & support the body, shift the mind and unite the soul to experience a feeling that may have been buried or, maybe, just missing for a while. When you feel good you live good!”
Kelsy Davis, Teacher – RYT 200
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kelsy found yoga 10 years ago. She felt a safe, quiet and rejuvenating sense of being after each class, and quickly knew that she would some day share this extraordinary practice with others. Flash forward several years, several self-journeys and inspiration from some wonderful people along her path, Kelsy endured in a yoga teacher training at Black Dog Yoga in Los Angeles. She completed her 200-hour certification in April 2015; to this day it is the greatest journey she’s ever embarked on. Kelsy strives to create positive, lovely & comfortable spaces for people to learn, grow, feel, connect and transform themselves through the practices of yoga. She’s extremely grateful to be a part of the blossoming of Spark Studio!
Yonna Pasch, Teacher
A Natchitoches native for almost 20 years and married for 15 years to her wonderful husband, Alan, Yonna Pasch enjoys working out and living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She enjoys fun and unique ways to stay in shape and constantly looks for new ways to stay active. On a search for something more holistic, however, brought her to Pilates. Her journey into Pilates began when she participated in a few Pilates classes in 2006 and then began to substitute teach for her Pilates instructor. Over the years, Yonna has grown in her practice and has now been teaching for over 6 years. She loves how Pilates has shaped her physically and mentally and has taught her how to balance life. Her favorite activities also include tennis, indoor rock climbing, Yoga, rowing, and even jumping on the trampoline with her six-year-old son, Amsden. Living healthy is important, but she also believes in enjoying every moment. Life is very precious so why not have a bit of fun along the way. Her approach to Pilates begins with the basics but the journey doesn’t stop there. Who’s ready for some balance?
Melane fell in love with Natchitoches during visits in the late 1990’s & now can’t believe the good fortune that allows her to live in this wonderful community! Born in OK, raised in TX, Melane & her husband moved to AR & TN before settling in Denver in 2003. It was then that Melane took her first hot yoga class & knew right away that she wanted to teach & bring yoga to the masses! Although Melane continued to practice yoga regularly, three beautiful boys came along between 2005-2009 and she put her dream of teaching yoga on hold. While navigating the waters of stay-at-home mom, Melane became more passionate about living a natural lifestyle. This passion, combined with a love of all things in the beauty aisle, led Melane to a successful business selling natural and organic skin care, essential oils and make-up. For Melane, this business continues to blend perfectly with her love of yoga. So, when in the summer of 2016 the pieces finally fell into place for her to attend teacher training at Wanderlust Yoga, in Austin, Melane jumped at the opportunity! The Wanderlust brand is known for amazing yoga festivals and retreats that combine all types of music with yoga and meditation – it was perfect for Melane! Teacher training was a dream come true & now Melane feels so blessed to share that dream with the wonderful students & staff at Spark Studio.