Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness Studio Coming To Vermilion

Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness is opening soon in Vermilion, Ohio, with classes starting January 4, 2021. The Yoga & Wellness studio will be located at 678 Grand Street in downtown Vermilion.

Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness is aware of the challenging times our community is facing as a result of Covid-19. It is their opinion that, when done safely, the benefits of in person yoga and wellness classes are numerous. Tranquil Lake is staffed with instructors trained in assessing the well being of their clients, and several instructors are nurses. 

As the owner of Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness, Megan Lake-Smith aims to provide a peaceful, welcoming environment in her studio, inviting people from all walks of life. Megan loves to create inclusive wellness experiences for her clients, urging them to come as they are. While Megan plans to explore and teach in many areas of yoga and fitness, she hopes to specialize in prenatal, post partum, and women's health yoga practices. Megan completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga & Ayurveda Center in Bangor, PA.

Tranquil Lake Yoga and Wellness came into being in July 2020, as much by a turn of fate as by strategic planning. Megan, a Registered Nurse since 2004, had been edging away from traditional medicine and leaning towards holistic health for many years. During one of the most difficult times in her life, yoga became a safe haven, a place where she could be honest with herself. Without fear of judgement, some days she cried through her yoga session, other days she laughed her way through challenging poses.

Megan had always been drawn to an active lifestyle, healthy eating habits, and wellness in general. Years of nursing had shown her the huge effect diet and exercise had on quality of life. But traditional nursing, and medicine in general, had only touched on the surface of stress management, relaxation, and true peace. Yoga tied in the final element of wellness perfectly.

In August 2020, after taking introductory courses at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) for certificates in Health Coaching and Group Fitness Instruction, Megan made the decision to resign from her position as a nurse educator at LCCC, and pursue yoga, fitness, and wellness full time. Shortly thereafter a couple contacted Megan and her husband, Kevin, about leasing a space in their hometown of Vermilion, Ohio.

The joyous decision to open Tranquil Lake was not difficult, but rather a spontaneous realization that it was just the right thing to do. Megan will be eternally grateful for the opportunity to follow her dream, and is eager to share her love of yoga and all things wellness with each of you.

Tonya Bongalis is a Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness yoga instructor, Reiki Master and a Self Healing Facilitator. As an experienced yoga teacher, Tonya is a kind and energetic soul. Her passions in yoga are Yin and meditation, although she enjoys teaching many forms of yoga. Tonya also practices Reiki and Sound Healing.

Danielle Lowery, RYT 200, RN, BS, began her yoga journey in 2012 after having a second child. She was desperate for a space to really commit to a practice of self care. After her first vinyasa class she was hooked. Not only does she love the way yoga makes her physical body feel, the practice nourishes her soul. As a Registered Nurse, she has a strong passion for health and wellness so practicing yoga has been a natural byproduct of her desire for people to live whole, healthy lives. She completed her 200 hour yoga certification through Unwind Yoga Studio in February 2019 to deepen her practice and expand her knowledge. She is committed to sharing a practice with others that brings them a deeper sense of self through breath awareness and safe body alignment in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

To book a class, or to learn more about Tranquil Lake Yoga & Wellness, visit