Yoga Teachers

My name: Teri
Managing Director

I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 500 Hour RTT Yogamaya (with Bryn Chrisman & Stacey Brass)
  • Bent on Learning / Certified to teach Children’s Yoga
  • Certified Yoga 4 Cancer Teacher

My teaching inspiration:

All teachers I’ve had, but first and foremost Oceana Baity and Nikki Viella; the tradition of yoga; physical & meditative expression; students who seek.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

As a visual artist who respects tradition, structure and ‘the rules’, I am passionate about any creative journey when responsibly breaking ‘rules’ leads to an authentic expression and emotional experience. Rooted in tradition, my classes are meant to ease the beginner into their yoga practice without being easy on them. Beginners usually think they can’t do much, but I love watching them discover that they can.

Because I find that my own strength and flexibility are often opposite of where I think they are at any given moment, my approach with advanced practitioners is to focus on the subtle. My classes are based on the idea that strength is discovered in between the pushing and pulling back. Sustenance lies in the expansion found within the breath and in the transitions from one pose to the next.


My name: Beau
I teach: Prenatal Yoga, Parent/Baby Yoga, (Hatha Basic & Vinyasa Open)

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 hours RYT Vinyasa

My teaching inspiration:

To create a platform where students can build breath and body awareness, that extends off the mat into the real world.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

I take personal individualize approach to teaching. I guide students through the basics of asana based on both breath and body awareness. My classes are accessible to beginners while challenging for advance practitioners.


My name: Giancarla
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 300 RYT
  • Yoga Tune Up ® and Therapy Ball Certified
  • Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • 200 RYT
  • BFA

My teaching inspiration:

My mind, this city and this thing called life.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

For beginners: A movement-based practice with detailed breakdowns of flow, interesting music, mudras & kirtan. Advanced practitioners: A movement-based practice laced with challenging sequences, arm balances, inversions, breath, mudras, kirtan and sound. Come get your Bhakti on while you sweat.


My name: Hunt
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Mind Body Dancer® 200HR Teacher Training
  • Sacred Sounds Yoga 200HR Teacher Training
  • OM Yoga 500 HR Teacher Training

My teaching inspiration:

I’m always inspired by art and philosophy, and I share little bits of that each class. Also, my students: their work and dedication is truly beautiful and inspiring!

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My basics classes focus on finding strength, stability and clarity, as well as setting the student up for a life long yoga practice. My open level classes are vigorous, they explore unique sequencing and have strong imagery and a sense of play.


My name: Lauren
I teach: Hatha Basic, Vinyasa Open

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 Hr Yoga Certification through Sonic Yoga

My teaching inspiration:

Myself, my friends, everyone around me living in this crazy city we call home.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

To a beginner, my classes are challenging but accessible, giving a foundation in strength and an eye to figure out your individual body. For a seasoned practitioner, I aim to create sequencing that emphasizes a search towards moving meditation via a seamless body and breath connection.


My name: Miriam
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:


  • 200 Hour RYT from Laughing Lotus
  • Thai Massage Bodywork certification from the International Thai Massage school, Thailand.

My teaching inspiration:

My ongoing fascination with the infinite possibilities contained in the human body, and of course, my life as a dancer

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

I call my style Ferocious Flow: It’s a moving meditation that inspires the possibility of releasing the activity of the mind and surrendering to the present moment through ferocious, sweaty and creative sequences. Inspired by my life as a professional dancer, 16 years of yoga practice and my work as a Thai massage/bodyworker, my classes are defined by extremely creative transitions, an abundant amount of intelligent, hands-on love, and a safe place to fly and fall. Expect a physically demanding class that will get your heart rate up and your detoxifying sweat flowing. You will find lightness in your limbs through a strengthening of your core, and be provided with the tools to continually move past your individual sense of limitations within both the physical and mental body. Prepare to work harder than you expect, but effort and exertion will be rewarded by newfound strength, stamina, and flexibility (both mentally and physically.)

If you are an advanced yogi who practices every week, you’ll never be bored. If you are a hesitant newbie, you will be offered attention, careful instruction, and still be physically challenged without being overwhelmed.


My name: Oceana
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • OM Yoga 200 hour TT (2001)

I've also completed trainings in prenatal/postnatal yoga, holisticnutrition, Thai yoga massage and have a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

My teaching inspiration:

My inspiration comes from my own practice and my life. After 15 years ofpracticing and 13 years of teaching I know that the physical practice of yoga (asana) is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of all that yoga offers. Life is sweet and life is hard. Yoga helps me appreciate the sweetest and deal with the hardness. It centers me and makes me feel whole and is the only practice I know that strengthens and harmonizes my body, my heart and my head.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class is about turning inward, tethering your mind to the breath, and learning to be more patient and kind with yourself. This is practiced through intelligent vinyasa sequences and challenging postures.

Whether you or new or experienced in yoga, the amazing way you feel after doing sun salutations, head stand or pigeon pose is what hooks you and makes you want to come again and again. But overtime, the real yoga happens off the mat. No fancy-pretzel-yoga tricks will make you happy. But breathing, meditation, mindful physical practice and gratitude, just might.


My name: Paige
I teach: Parent/Baby Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 hr. RYT, 500 hr. RYT

My teaching inspiration:

Focus, flexibility, balance, persistence

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

Class is an alignment-based class that helps build concentration, focus and stamina.


My name: Priscilla
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Laughing Lotus / OM - Prenatal

My teaching inspiration:

One cannot be told what yoga is, one must experience it, uncovering it oneself. One of its fascinating aspects is that we discover what it means through doing it. We might have begun yoga with preconceptions, but when we think we have a handle on it, it changes form. It’s a metaphor for life, without being its definition.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My Vinyasa class incorporates flow and vigor, intersecting these with physical alignment, breath, and creativity, in order to help the students awaken and grow rather than bore and stagnate. My Basics class implants further asana and alignment information. I strive to function as a conduit for my students, a hand to guide them down their own private paths.


My name: Robin
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 800+ hours Jivamukti (2000)
  • 800+ hours Yogasana/Iyengar based (2012);
  • Associate Degree in Occupational Studies for Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute (2004).
  • Anusara Yoga with Lois Nesbitt
  • Kinesiology with Susie Hately
  • 2 year Astanga study with Eddie Stern

My teaching inspiration:

Life as sound and vibration, self-study and practice; I’m a little bit of an anatomy nerd, so I’m always inspired by the human body. Dharma inspiration from my Guru Ammachi and meditation teacher Josh Korda.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

I find that having an advanced practice has nothing to do with how many poses you can do and how “far” you can “get into them.” I do my best to engender advanced practice in all classes, meaning that the most important thing is being willing to observe how you are moving your body, slowing down through transitions and tough spots, and being open to observe your practice as it is and not try to force it to be something that it’s not at the moment. I find that strength, power, and awareness come from staying in the difficult places rather than rushing through them. In both basic and open classes I tend to sequence the class around a more challenging pose that happens towards the end of class, with various options of moving towards the “completed” pose. You can always expect a little bit of chanting, some dharma here and there, optional hands-on assists, and often a handstand or two.


My name: Rosie
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • RYT 200-hr with Asheville Yoga Center

Teaching inspiration:

Every day, just as it comes.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class introduces different means of achieving advanced poses with the use of props and finely tuned strength-building/stamina exercises. For beginners, it provides an environment in which one can move past fear and see possibility. For more advanced yogis, we begin to find creative ways to lace together different poses so that the relationship between the breath and the asana isn’t lost, even in the most complex moments.


My name: Sasha
I teach:
 Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Parent/Baby Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Laughing Lotus 200 Hour RYT

My teaching inspiration:

My children and my students

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class has something for everyone, the chance to restore or challenge yourself with a focus on getting strong through optimal alignment.