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                 Erin Messemer

Erin completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification through Asheville Yoga Center. She uses humor and a laid-back approach to yoga that 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.

 
 
 
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             Tammy-Ness-Haville
 
Tammy has practiced yoga for over 20 years, feeling the call to learn more, she received her 200 -hour Teacher Certification from City Yoga in Indianapolis, IN with Nicki Myers and Marsha Pappas.
Yoga has been a constant source to help Tammy navigate through stressful situations and find peace within.
She moved to Huntersville NC in 2015 and received her second teaching certification and most recently moved to Salisbury in September; to build her forever dream home with her fiancé and their 2 dogs.
Tammy owns a bookkeeping and tax service and loves to incorporate the benefits of a consistent yoga practice with managing and running a business. Tammy's  philosophy is “Life is way too short to be stressed” 
Tammy teaches a foundational practice with awareness to breathe. She encourages her students to take yoga off the mat and incorporate the many benefits into their daily lives.

 

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                        Janet Ruffin

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.

Anne Austin

Yoga instructor

Anne Austin (RYT 500) has been a student of the practice for twelve years and a teacher for five. Anne teaches a traditional flow style, linking movement with breath while incorporating anatomy and alignment base principles designed to develop mobility and stability.  Always a student of the practice, she strives to make each class accessible for each individual. Anne earned her 200-hour certification and her 300-hour Advanced Yoga Studies certification with Sandy Raper.Anne believes the body is our best teacher, learn to listen to it. Our mind is our biggest distraction, learn to silence the noise. 

 

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                     Chloe Kirkpatrick
 
Chloe has been teaching yoga for over 4 years. With a passion for fitness and helping others, she completed her 200-hour certification Enlighten Yoga. 
In addition to teaching yoga, she is also a high school art teacher. In her free time, she enjoys art, cooking, movies, and spending time with her two doodles.

 

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                          Gail Poulton

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.

 

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                 Bev Maley
 
Bev enjoys hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, 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!

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                     Meredith Abramson

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 when the opportunity to study with Sandy Raper surfaced in the summer of 2017, she was ready.  Since completing her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in February 2018, she has been able to bring yoga to unique venues in Salisbury and across Rowan County, and is excited to continue that yoga-teaching journey at SoFul Yoga Railwalk. 
When she's not practicing yoga, Meredith spends her days teaching art to high school students.  An avid runner and versatile athlete, 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.

 

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                          Sandy Raper

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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                          Steve Safrit

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. 

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                         Stephanie Frantz

           Soful Railwalk Studio Manager

Stephanie began practicing yoga regularly during graduate school, as a way to help with anxiety, increase strength and agility. She soon discovered that her practice supported her physical, mental and emotional growth. She decided to become a yoga teacher and share the benefits that she experienced with others. Stephanie completed her 200-hour teacher training with Sandy Raper She loves to encourage her students to take the lessons of yoga “off the mat” and out into their
day with them. Stephanie leads a busy life as a part-time manager, 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.

 

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                         Karley Turner

Karley has been practicing yoga for over nine years and previously taught at Appalachian State in the University Recreation Program. She completed her 200-hour certification with Be Yoga in May 2021.
Karley loves sharing yoga with others and hopes that those coming to her classes will find it a place to breathe deeply, let go, and reconnect with the beauty of their inner selves.
When she is not practicing yoga or spending time at her day job as a Kindergarten teacher, Karley enjoys hiking, gardening, and baking.

 

sofulyogarailwalk@gmail.com

704-633-6638

325 North Lee Street
Salisbury, NC 28144 

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