Rebecca is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist though the Asheville Yoga Center. She is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Rebecca has experience teaching athletes, cancer survivors, joint-replacement recipients, and veterans to use yoga as a part of their respective training and recovery programs.
Rebecca’s yoga journey began in 2001. She was training for her first marathon and needed relief for sore hips and a sore lower back. She immediately fell in love with yoga. Her practice gradually grew deeper over the next ten years. In 2011, Rebecca had a devastating bicycle accident. Yoga and massage therapy gave her a recovery that no one ever dreamed possible. Yoga came to the forefront of Rebecca’s life, and she felt led to share its affects of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing with others.
Rebecca has a diverse background. She is a veteran of the Air Force, and she studied nursing, emergency medicine, and pre-law in college. Rebecca worked in corporate America for a large insurance company. She now home-schools her two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Rebecca uses yogic breathing techniques and various postures as part of the daily therapy for autism.
Rebecca’s philosophy is that one person can, indeed, change the world, one smile or small act of kindness at a time. Rebecca strives to meet each student where they are in their practice, so that they can also experience the peace that comes with moving into stillness.
Sara's personal yoga practice started in 1998 as a holistic approach to healing from a traumatic life event. She quickly realized that yoga is a great physical workout but also also a tool to use for life long healing. She has a background and certifications teaching Power, Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle, Prenatal, and kids yoga. In addition, she's a certiified Yoga Warrior International teacher allowing her to bring the practice of yoga to our active duty and veteran soldiers suffering from PTSD. She has created yoga programming for Fortune 500 Corporations, Girl Talk Foundation, Girls on the Run, HQ4 Baseball, Clippers Baseball, iCoachurun, Velocity Sports, summer camps, youth and adult athletes, elementary and middle schools, and more.
In addition to yoga, she is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She also has over 18 years of former corporate leadership experience in Human Resources.
Sara's style is positive and empowering; she encourages students to grow by finding the calm at their physical edge. She is committed to practicing and sharing the benefits of yoga, fitness, health, and wellness!