The link between the mind and the body, the brilliant and amazing connection between the two, fascinates me! I feel like my life has come full circle. My experience as a school counselor, dance teacher, business owner/travel planner, wife and mom to 3 has led me here today. Being a yoga instructor to both children and adults is my passion that I am grateful I was able to pursue. I've seen how yoga changes lives of all ages and am honored to be a part of your transformation! Bringing essential oils into my yoga practice has become a favorite of mine! I also love learning about the fascia system and have experienced in my own body the great benefits that cranial sacral therapy and yoga can have! The beach is my happy place...My standup paddle board is close second, and everything having to do with dance and Broadway ♥♥️♥️
RCYT 95 - Grounded Kids Yoga
Level 1 Aerial Yoga Teacher
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
Licensed School Counselor NC
Born and raised in Concord, NC, this is home and being able to bring yoga and holistic health to the local community is a dream. Ashlyn found yoga in 2013 while trying to combat the stress of being a full time student at WCU (graduated with B.S. & B.A.) and working part time. It quickly spiraled in to a journey that led her to do an intensive yoga teacher training in Southern Spain with Frog Lotus International, practicing Vinyasa yoga and studying the deep underlying meaning & philosophy of yoga that dates back thousands of years. Currently working on her 300 hour yoga teacher training and going back to school for Ayurveda, she is passionate about giving others the tools to heal themselves through a more holistic approach. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science is her other love and involves working with nutrition, daily habits & routines, times of day & year along with individual needs for a holistic approach to a balanced life. Other interests include all things food, traveling & nature.
Yogi, mom, and social worker, I have always felt a calling to serve others.
I took my first yoga class ten years ago as I was looking for an effective way to deal with the stress and anxiety of graduate school. My weekly yoga classes became the one hour I felt completely relaxed and at ease.
After graduating, my love for travel and activism inspired me to volunteer with an organization in Delhi, India. At night, I would practice yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Center. Yoga classes again became my refuge from busy days in the crowded city.
Years later, burnt out from my desk job, I was eager to do something new. By divine intervention, I ended up at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
For the next six months, I lived in the Sivananda Ashram and served over 2800 hours as a Karma Yogi, practicing selfless service. I enrolled in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training program, an immersive, month-long study into a yogic lifestyle, under the direction of Swamis and senior staff members of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.
I love teaching yoga and sharing this ancient practice of peace with others. I strive to incorporate the philosophical and traditional elements of Yoga into each unique class while maintaining a lighthearted and inclusive presence for both new and experienced yogis.
In 2017,Lydia began practicing yoga and immediately recognized the numerous healing benefits it has to offer. As someone who struggled with back pain from scoliosis, yoga was better than anything the doctor could have prescribed. She quickly developed a passion to dive deeper and become a bigger part of the yoga community so she found a studio to start attending regular classes. Soon after, she received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification under Kim Zegil. Now, she is focused on learning more about the therapeutic side of yoga so she can pass that healing and happiness on to others.
200 hr E-RYT,
-Aerial Yoga Teacher-
Kat is the quintessential urban yogi. A professional dancer and fitness enthusiast throughout her life, she has brought new dimensions to her spiritual life and physical wellness through her personal experience with yoga. She incorporates her down to earth spirit and inspirational teachings into every yoga class to create a challenging physical practice as well as an inspiring one so all practitioners live their best life. Kat has expander her expertise through her training at the Circus Center of Boulder,CO as an Aerial Yoga Teacher and has started the premiere Aerial Yoga program in the North Charlotte area.
-Aerial Yoga Teacher -
Taylor is no stranger to movement! She began dance training at the age of 2 and for the last 6 years moved from dancer to instructor/choreographer. During her dance years she experienced a back injury that prevented her from certain movements and made it difficult to add strength to her body. Yoga was introduced to her and she instantly felt the improvement. A gentler way to stay active, flexible and increase her strength was a positive result of her training. The classes led her to wanting more YOGA! She has completed her concentrated Yoga certification with a 220 hour Hatha teacher training program and is certified aerial yoga. Her goals include helping others find strength, movement and physical improvement with the Joy of Yoga!
Movement has always been an essential part of Rayna’s life. When she danced, she felt a deep connection in mind, body, and spirit. Rayna’s main draw to yoga always revolved around spirituality, mental health, and accessibility for all. After moving to Charlotte, she completed her 200-hour training with Jaimis Huff as well as a 30-hour Accessible Yoga training. Rayna’s style is a nod to her dancing days, where rhythmic movements meet yogic breath. While movements drew Rayna in, it was the spiritual growth and sense of inner peace that kept her coming. Through her classes, Rayna hopes to provide a yoga practice – beyond the physical – to all individuals.
Bodhi has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies, specializing in Eastern Religions
a Master's degree in Community and Mental Health Counseling, and has passed the National Counselors Exam.
Her professional focus has been on stress management & healing emotional issues through developing mindfulness & working with the subtle energy body.
A certified meditation instructor since 2007, she is also a 200 hr Certified Yoga Instructor trained in Mystical Yoga, which integrates traditional yoga and advanced shamanic practices from South & Central America. Bodhi has over twenty years of experience with Tibetan & Southeast Asian Buddhist practices, Vedic yogic practices and has been trained in traditional shamanic practices
in North America, at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and in the Sacred Valley in Peru.
After being an athlete most of my life and getting injured, I first came to Yoga in 2002 for meditation and recovery. Through the years, my practice developed further. I received my 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification in November 2011, and I completed Asheville Yoga Center's 300 Hour program in October 2016, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 Hour level as recognized by Yoga Alliance. I am also a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner- I strongly believe bodywork and Yoga are important parts of any healing regimen. I am extremely passionate about the work I do, grateful for the opportunity to help people get better in touch with all aspects of their own body.
Following a nudge from a friend, Kristin found yoga at a time of difficult loss during her 20s. With the help of books and videos, she began practicing in her living room and immediately fell in love with the flow of vinyasa. Moving with her breath felt like a dance that connected her to her body, quieted her thoughts, and reawakened her childhood love of play. Her desire to teach wasn't to come until years later, when she found a studio where she would learn more and become part of a yoga community. Since then, Kristin has been on a path of discovery and hopes to never stop learning — peeling back layers of her own divine nature and realizing her purpose of helping others do the same. She specializes in intuitive vinyasa, kids yoga, primal flow, and has attended specialized trainings on Meditation and the Language of Spirit and Service. Deeper studies of Tantra and Prana Vinyasa are reflected in her heartfelt class offerings, which are a joyful experience of strength and surrender. When not teaching or taking yoga classes, she enjoys traveling, eating delicious food, and spending time with her husband & 3 cats: Lolli, Raleigh, and Boombox. She is so grateful to all her teachers and supporters who have guided her journey.