About Us 

Ron Coughenour, RYT, Owner of Human Breathing

Ron grew up in the hardscrabble coal mining and steel mill region near Johnstown, PA. His desire to serve his community is rooted in his upbringing—when mines and mills closed; leaving countless friends, family and neighbors out of work. During these tough times, the generous support of his tight-knit community left a lasting impression.

A natural teacher, he earned his undergraduate degree in English Education and his Master’s degree in Elementary Education. He earned his 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification in January of 2007.

After completing his yoga teacher training, he taught at several studios in the Downingtown, Exton and Chester Springs area and began teaching semi-private classes from his home studio in January of 2009. In the next eight months, he saw these classes grow from word-of-mouth to the point that he realized the need for a bigger space. In October of 2009, he opened the Human Breathing Yoga studio in Morgantown, PA.

Yoga has helped Ron heal years of physical, emotional and spiritual injury by providing greater insight into his true nature. His teachings are drawn from his daily practice, observations and yogic texts. He shares these lessons in an effort to help his students cope with their own life struggles. Through a combination of asana, meditation and breathwork, he encourages his students to find similar freedom from physical, emotional and spiritual pain.

Ron is married to his wife Judy. He is a stay-at-home dad for their son Clay. The family dog, Tsu Tsu, gives him gray hair. They provide him with immeasurable happiness. He is awed by their boundless wisdom and support.

Daniel Bower, RYT

Born in 1978, raised in Lansdowne PA(3 miles west of Philadelphia) Daniel moved to rural Berks County in 2001 to pursue a lifestyle of musical and meditative practice.

Discovering the inner connection to yoga early in life Bower explains “As long as I can remember I’ve craved physical balance and spiritual growth. I practiced headstands & meditation long before I ever learned what yoga is. Somewhere around age 22 I got an instructional asana book and have been practicing ever since. The benefits have proven undeniably enriching.”

In January 2010, Daniel attended a yogic lifestyle emersion in Hawaii at Konalani Yoga Ashram where he received his 200hour teaching certification.

He and his two dogs Missoula and Sally currently reside in the Fleetwood, PA in ‘The Moonlight Forest’ where he runs a recording studio and practices yoga and music. At 31 Daniel is a full time musician & yogi. He performs regularly near and far in several bands playing drums, guitar, banjo & mandolin. He also plays for kids of all ages.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us,are very tiny compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jesi Yost, RYT

I began my yoga journey at the age of 14. My mother & I took a class together and we were the two youngest students! Thank goodness times have changed and yoga now attracts people of all ages. Although I was the youngest in the class, I was and remain hooked.

I have carried yoga in my heart and soul ever since. Yoga is a part of my every breath.

I have completed a 200 hour yoga certification at The Spirit of Yoga in Downingtown, PA. The Spirit of Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified school, and Master Yogi, Pam Walsh instructs her students in a very diversified program of Hatha Yoga. I have carried away from her and other yoga teachers a love for a diverse practice.

My teaching style is a bit eclectic, and I take a very lighthearted approach to my classes.

I hope to share my energy and teaching style with you soon.