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.
Yoga and meditation have been part of Michele’s life for over 30 years! Her love of yoga has moved her to leave a highly successful corporate career to dedicate her life to sharing her passion for yoga with others. Michele is a RYT200 educated in the Samdhaana (Hatha/Vinyasa) style; she is also certified as a Yin, Yoga Warriors International teacher.
Michele shares her heart, life, and yoga mat with her wonderful husband Bill, and her faithful friend Dakota (a 100+ pound German Shepherd who rocks down and up dog).
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."
My yoga practice has helped me build strength, remember the importance of slowing down to relax and restore, learn to remain calm under stress, find balance and a sense of playfulness on my mat. Experiences on my mat, making new shapes and connecting with my breath, continue to show me that I am stronger than I know and I believe it is important to help others remember that truth as well. Taking these lessons off the mat and into life continues to be challenging and rewarding but this path of learning continues to fuel me and my teaching. I hope to challenge and inspire students with their practice on their mat and encourage them to continue their exploration of themselves and practicing yoga off the mat as well.
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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” –The Bhagavad Gita
Having an outlet for yourself is crucial to staying healthy, for anyone, in today’s world.
The study of yoga and anatomy has held her attention for years, and it probably will be something that inspires her for the rest of her life. She will continue to challenge herself and find new sources to learn from daily. She continues to learn from her practice and the awesome people that are with her on this journey.
Christin says, "Yoga has been very beneficial to me in my everyday life. It helps me to be a better a better person, a more patient mother, a loving wife, a more confident teacher, and student. Teaching yoga is something I never imagined doing, but it has turned out to be one of the most gratifying jobs I’ve had to date. Sometimes, the things we never planned on happening in our lives end up being the most prosperous."
When guiding a class through a sequence she takes a fun, hands on approach with just the right amount of challenge.