ABOUT

dirty feet yoga

Instructors

Kimberly Manthey, Owner
Passionate About Inspiring Others

In a world filled with distraction and high tech stressors, Yoga and Mindfulness are a great way to hit pause, pay attention and return to the present moment by focusing on what is directly in front of us. This practice of intentional being allows us to remain clear on what is important in our lives while still being able to accomplish a balance of work and home life.

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Kimberly Manthey, founder of Dirty Feet Yoga and Wellness has over 20 years of experience. Trained in asana techniques (yoga poses), anatomy, pranayama (breath work), meditation, mindfulness, yoga philosophy, Wellness Coaching and Ayurvedic principles, Kimberly’s mission is to bring together the body, mind, and spirit each and every time she crosses your path. 

 

In addition to leading several yoga retreats locally, nationwide, and internationally, she has coached sales teams, lead workshops on stress reduction, yoga and wellness, and coaches individuals to be anchored in the moment and live life to the best of their ability.

Certifications & Qualifications
  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance 

  • Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance

  • Certified Advanced Yoga and Meditation Teacher 

  • Certified Wellness Coach through the International Association of Wellness Professionals

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from UW-Milwaukee

  • Over 20 years of hands-on teaching experience. 

 
Dirty Feet Yoga Instructors
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Melissa Hale - RYT 200+

Melissa’s approach to life and yoga include lightheartedness, curiosity and compassion. She has been practicing yoga since 2002 and received her YTT 200 in 2015. Melissa is a native of Cedarburg and is a practicing psychotherapist and life coach. 

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Ryan Hader - RYT 500+

Since 2003, Ryan Hader has been holding space for all levels of Yoga practitioner, nationwide. He specializes in communicating alignment principles and structural bio-mechanics within all yoga postures. Ryan's delivery is rooted in communicating a sense of personal growth in the context of Yoga Poses while actively strengthening the body as a form of dynamic self-love and personal acceptance. Ryan is also a father, skilled bodyworker, energy healer, recording artist, and personal life coach. 

‘’The time to play small has past’’-Ryan Hader 

Valerie Latzke - RYT 200+

A recent graduate of SheWild RYT-200 in Wiseman, Alaska, Val Latzke began transforming her life with yoga in 2012 (credit: Kimberly Manthey!). It is with light and joy that she is now able to teach and empower students interested in any of the numerous benefits yoga has to offer!

Val’s teaching style is vinyasa-based, focused on helping yogis of all abilities have an inspiring and fulfilling experience of hatha yoga, kriya (Sattva Yoga, Himalayan Tantric tradition), breathwork and meditation. One of her favorite mottos is: The yoga always works!

Takako Willden - RYT 200+

Takako has been practicing yoga since 2008. Her first class ever was with Kimberly! She loved yoga so much that she completed the 200-hour teacher training in 2017 under the guidance of Meg Galarza and Ali Modell. She is currently completing the 300-hour therapeutic training with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga based in Santa Fe, NM. 

 

Her class aims to work towards “being supple and open” in one’s body through anatomically focused somatic movements, pranayama, and meditation.

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Paula Evans - RYT 200+

Paula teaches from the heart, rooted in the tradition of Ashtanga and inspired by the students she guides. She is dedicated to offering yoga instruction that is accessible to everyone.

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Dana Thomas - RYT 200+

Dana began her yoga journey in 2007 while living in Hawaii.  She has since received her RYT 200 hour certification through Yoga Alliance At Yoga on the Lake Studio in Kohler, Wisconsin.  Health and wellness have always been a big part of her life from growing up with an active lifestyle to her career in healthcare.  She likes to focus her classes on mind, body, and spirit through breath, alignment, and meditation.  Forever a student, Dana enjoys attending workshops and exploring the many branches yoga has to offer.