‘Traveling yogi’ finally finds a home

Nancy Jo Rademacker

Nancy Jo Rademacker

MASTER YOGI: Nancy Jo Rademacker, who recently completed the 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, opened Maya Yoga Studio at 10 City Centre. Rademacker offers a variety of classes for all levels of yoga. (Scott DeSmit/Daily News)

Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 9:29 am

Updated: 9:35 am, Mon Apr 8, 2013.

‘Traveling yogi’ finally finds a home

By Scott DeSmit

The Daily News Online


BATAVIA — Nancy Jo Rademacker considered herself sort of a “traveling yogi,” teaching yoga wherever and whenever she could.

She’s taught at Genesee Community College, YMCA, at a pottery studio on Main Street, in East Aurora and most recently at City Centre at a friend’s dance studio.

“I wanted a spot where I can teach,” Rademacker said. “I was using space at Center Stage Dance Company at the mall and I kept looking at this space,” she said. “I thought with a little love and attention it could work.”

That space is now Maya Yoga Studio, named after Rademacker’s daughter and located across from Sunny’s on the east end of the mall.

An opening reception was conducted March 29 and classes began last week.

Rademacker has been practicing yoga for about 15 years and teaching for 13.

“I started on my own and wanted to take some classes in Batavia,” she said. “That was about 15 years ago and no one offered classes.”

She received her training certificate from Kriya Temple in Chicago and most recently completed her 500-hour professional training from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. The 500-hour training is similar to a master’s degree for those who practice yoga.

Rademacker’s new studio offers a variety of classes, from “gentle yoga,” for the beginner to more advanced classes such as “vigorous yoga.”

She also offers a once-a-month Sunday class called restorative yoga that focuses on relaxation techniques.

“In a few weeks I’m going to be doing a chair class because some people have difficulty on the floor,” she said.

Rademacker lives in Alexander with her husband, Jeremy, a chiropractor in Orchard Park and their three children, Maya, Jace and Reid.

She also teaches yoga for K-8th graders at St. Joseph’s School.

Each of her classes at the Maya studio accommodate up to 16 people and cost $12 per session or a 12-class session for $100.

Drop-in classes are $10 each.

Classes are conducted at various times through the week, including the drop-in class, which is from noon to 1 and done in 15 minute intervals. She also offers meditation classes.

To register or find out more information, contact Rademacker at (716) 913-9616.


Monday, April 8, 2013 9:29 am.

Updated: 9:35 am.

Most Read

  • Obituaries for Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Obituaries for Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Obituaries for Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Obituaries for Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Obituaries for Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bookmark the permalink.