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!
Energy, positivity, humor, optimism, love, is what yoga means to Vinicius. The world is a very complex place. Yoga makes it simple and calm. It puts it all in perspective and brings you peace. Vinicius takes you through this journey in his classes. From the hectic to the peaceful and positive. Every class is an experience. Let him know if it was not!
Vinicius believes a challenging yoga class is both physical and spiritual. His classes demand strength for those who want it with options for all levels, using the foundational and traditional yoga poses (Asanas) and breathing (Ujjayi and Pranayama). He completed his yoga teacher training in 2009 at North Shore Yoga in Chicago. In 2008 Vinicius finished his first IronMan Triatlhon. He works as an IT Executive and has over 20 years of experience in international business.
Born in Brazil, Vinicius has experienced multiple cultures. He brings a latin beat to his classes that makes them warm and cheerful, yet balanced with focused meditation time.
Betsey started practicing Yoga to complement a Tai Chi practice. It wasn't long before Yoga became her main practice. Then in 2007 she discovered Anusara style yoga and quickly fell in love with this heart-based, alignment focus methodology of yoga. In 2008 she completed a 200 hour teacher training with Certified Anusara teachers Sarah Faircloth, Stacey Millner-Collins and Kelley Gardner.
In 2011 she became an Anusara-Inspired teacher. In January 2013 she completed the Level 1 Go Grounded Kids Yoga training and continues to grow her education with Go Grounded. In June of 2013 Betsey became a certified Yoga Warrior International teacher allowing her to bring the practice of yoga to our active duty and veteran soldiers suffering from PTSD. In Betsey's classes you can expect to find a playful, lighthearted approach to optimal alignment of the body to allow you to deepen your yoga practice. She weaves a theme throughout the practice which ties our practice of yoga to the daily practice of life.
Betsey also has a diploma in Naturapothy and enjoys growing herbs for their medicinal properties. You can also find her enjoying a good book, working in her yard or enjoying time with family and friends.
Two of her favorite quotes are
What follows "I am" will find you - author unknown
Grace begins when we dare to allow our prayers to be answered - Rolph Gates
She completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance training with Stephanie Keach at the Asheville Yoga Center in May 2013. "Yoga has been such a positive part of my life through some very difficult times. I am grateful and blessed to finally be able to share the gift of yoga with others through teaching with a light hearted approach and loving touch."