Erin completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification through Asheville Yoga Center. She uses humor and a laid-back approach to yoga that hopefully makes everyone feel welcome. Erin has been a school counselor since 2003 and a licensed clinical mental health counselor since 2006. She loves music and rarely misses an opportunity to see a live show. She lives in Kannapolis with her husband of twenty years and five spoiled pets.
Jenny completed her 200-hour certification through Be Kind Yoga Teacher Training with Cindy Purser and Yoga Fit. She resides in Gold Hill with her family, where her passion is teaching sunset yoga at the farm. Jenny enjoys creating a relaxing, soulful atmosphere that is challenging, rewarding, and all-embracing.
Diane began practicing yoga in 1997 and instantly recognized the countless healing benefits yoga has to offer. In 2008, she completed her first 200-hour teacher training through Yoga Works, Being a lifelong learner, she is certified in pre and postnatal yoga, kids' yoga and continues to study with Baron Baptiste And Mark Stephens. Diane creates a safe, non-competitive space for all her students to dive beneath the surface of the postures to explore deeper meaning and inspiration. Her classes emphasize personal alignment, breath, and mindfulness. She lives in Charlotte with her hubby of 15 years, 2 girls, 2 bunnies, and a golden retriever.
Gail completed her 200-hour yoga instructor certificate with Peachtree Yoga Center/Atlanta Yoga Fellowship in 1996 and is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Her gentle, slow-paced classes focus on breath, alignment, balance, strength, and flexibility. Gail lives in Salisbury and loves spending time in nature.
Janet has 25 years of experience in fitness and is a certified Les Mills instructor in multiple programs She loves to encourage her students to explore their bodies through steady movements that will help with flexibility, strengthening, and invigorating the mind. Janet enjoys spending time with her family and her pets. She is an active gardener, bird watcher and loves to hike and walk. She is also the Attractions/Greenspace Blogger for Your Rowan.
Meredith began practicing yoga in 2000 as a newlywed with her sweet husband, Andy. Since then she's discovered the deep and diverse benefits of the practice, so much so that she completied her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in February 2018 with Sandy Raper.
When she's not practicing yoga, Meredith spends her days teaching art to high schoolers. An avid athlete-of-all-kinds, Meredith loves to travel and incorporate outdoorsy and athletic adventures while doing so, often with Andy and their daughters, Macy and Miles, by her side. You can follow Meredith on Instagram: @big_love_yoga
Katy has been practicing yoga for over 5 years. With a passion for fitness and helping others, she completed her 200-hour certification through Uplifted yoga teacher training with Brett Larkin. Her goal is to not only help people become a better version of themselves physically, but also mentally and emotionally. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. In May of last year, Katy married her high school sweetheart. They live in Thomasville with their rescue fur baby named Copper. Katy enjoys interior design, taking barre classes, hiking, and being outside.
Mary is a native of Salisbury and a lifelong fitness fanatic, which led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and become a certified personal trainer through ACE and a group exercise instructor for Spinning TRX and Pilates. Mary earned a yoga certification through the Deep South Yoga Alliance more than two decades ago after becoming hooked on Rodney Yee’s yoga videos! She loves cycling, hiking with her dogs, hanging with her awesome family, being outside, and helping others get healthy.
Bev enjoys hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, traveling to see family, and various projects with her husband. Her most recent interest has been diving into Feng Shui concepts. She was certified with American Council on Exercise and taught in upstate NY, where she originates from. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and throughout the last 10, her dedication to yoga has brought her closer to her mat. She is an RTY200 and trained with Sandy Raper. Through the breath and movement of Yoga, Bev hopes to help others notice and feel the inner calm that is within us all. It is then available to be accessed, taking our peace ‘off the mat’ and into the world. She looks forward to practicing with you!
Steve has been in the fitness field for more than 30 years, serving as an ambassador for many people. His story began in 2001 when he earned certification from Energy Quest and Teri Reeves, his mentor. He then acquired a level 1 and 2 Karate background from SideKick Karate of Salisbury, and his journey into yoga progressed. After leading classes at Gold's Gym and The Forum of Salisbury and Lexington, Steve began to teach yoga at pediatric centers, health fairs, schools, and churches to share with others what he had learned. He is certified through Expert Rating and enjoys sharing his knowledge, time, and new experiences at SoFul Yoga.
A modern yogi, Sandy finds balance and sustainability as a wife and mother of three boys while cultivating longevity as a yoga teacher, educator, and teacher trainer. Sandy has practiced yoga for almost two decades and continues to seek methods and new avenues of exploring and sharing the beautiful gift of the practice. Her modern approach to the traditional yoga practice is imbued with attention to detail and efficiency in movements, alignment, and techniques. Sandy desires for her students to cultivate and grow in their personal yoga practice, building trust in themselves to listen to their bodies and cultivate a practice that serves their lives on and off the mat. Sandy has studied extensively with Rolf Gates and Tiffany Cruikshank having received E-RYT 500 certification with both. She is a Yoga Medicine™ Therapeutic Specialist and the host of the Beyond Yoga Teacher Training Podcast.
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day with them. Stephanie leads a busy life as a part-time lawyer, full-time mom (to two strong-willed rambunctious little boys!), and wife to an extremely supportive husband. She draws upon the calm and stillness yoga provides in order to meet the demands of her daily life with a full and open heart.