Angie Toman

PILATES | YOGA | YOGA ASSIST MASSAGE 

Owner of Living Balance Studios, Angie began her journey into body awareness and movement at the age of 5 when she put on her first pair of ballet slippers. She immediately felt at home in a studio where movement, discipline, and fitness for all ages were a priority, a way of life. Although her life (and head) tried to take her in other, more academic directions, her heart kept bringing her back to her calling- teaching and offering all that she has learned through many years of dance, fitness, yoga, and Pilates.

Angie’s 200 hour Yoga Alliance and STOTT Pilates Certifications are supplemented by certifications in Anatomy, Pre/Post Natal Yoga/Pilates, Kids Yoga, Senior Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Assist Massage. Most importantly, Angie has dedicated herself to teaching a wide range of ages and abilities for the last 20 years. Angie truly believes she has found her purpose in life. She looks forward to being of service to an ever-expanding community.



“Angie possesses an uncanny ability to work with individual needs ... her blend of professionalism and personalization is unsurpassed.”  local dentist 

“Because Angie was an attorney, she is living proof that the world would be a far better place if more lawyers taught yoga!”  local doctor 

“Training with Angie after my back surgery changed my world.  I can assure you your quality of life will change for the better if you are trained by her.” local builder/developer.

 


 

Susie McFadyen

PILATES | MYOFASCIAL RELEASE | YOGA

Susie McFadyen has been teaching Pilates since 2004. Her inspiration to teach came from Angie Toman, studio owner, using Pilates to rehabilitate after neck surgery in 2000. "It was the only exercise that didn't hurt," she remembers. Officially "hooked" on Pilates, she then pursued her own certifications to understand the method. Continuing her feed her curiosity resulted in numerous trainings, including Pilates Certification Center, Stott Mat and Reformer (certified 2010), Yogafit I and II, TRX, Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Pre/Postnatal, and Scolio-Pilates. She also teaches at Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions, specializing in therapeutic/rehabilitative Pilates.

When not teaching or learning more about Pilates, Susie enjoys being a wife to Bill and mom to three very busy children, gardening, cooking healthy food, practicing yoga, training for triathlons occasionally, and enjoying friends and family.

 


 

Jessica Hendry

RYT 500 | BARRE INSTRUCTOR | POWER YOGA

Jessica is an authentic fitness enthusiast intrigued by the mind body connection. She received her Barre Certification through Synergence Teacher Training after her own amazing experience. Barre offers an anatomically safe environment to build strength and balance through breath and repetitive motion. Wanting to further her education she began the study of yoga in search for a safe way to progress strength and resilience during rehabilitation. She received her 500 RYT from Mel Marie Yoga Academy in San Antonio TX. This paired with working in the physical therapy industry for eight years has helped her tailor classes to individual needs with an innovative approach and a concentration in therapeutics. In the midst of her study, she also received certifications in The Mix by Piloxing and Piloxing Barre. As the owner of Honey Bee Sweat Virtual Barre and Wellness Studio Jessica is a wanderer at heart on a never ending exploration of health, wellness, and self-care. Her hope for her students is that they will feel empowered to take the lead in their life, deepen their understanding of the power within themselves, and love often!

 


 

Vicky Greene

YOGA | NUTRITION CONSULTING | REIKI | PILATES

Vicky completed her 200 hour yoga teachercertification through Embrace Yoga Studio in Fayetteville, NC. Already a healthand wellness enthusiast, yoga helped Vicky gain body awareness, which gave hera better understanding of how her body moves and bends. Her yoga journey wasmore than just physical though, it was an emotional and spiritual journey aswell, which inspired her to want to share this beautiful practice with others. Vickyteaches many styles of yoga from Vinyasa flow, Beginners Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, andYin & Restorative Yoga.

With her desire to learn more about physical fitness, Vickyreceived her Pilates Certification from Roxann Wood of Pilates Certification ofNorth Carolina in Cary, NC. Vicky is certified in Mat Pilates, the Reformer andis currently undergoing her certification on the Cadillac.  If you attend one of Vicky’s classes, shewill give you a challenging workout by offering clear and precise instructionhelping each client have a good understanding of the exercises so they canreach their fitness goals.

Before she had her daughter in 2017, Vickymanaged a health food store. Through many trainings and research, Vicky becameknowledgeable about homeopathy, herbal supplementation and nutrition. Herexperience in the natural health field and having overcome multiple healthissues through changing her diet and lifestyle influenced Vicky to get hercertification as a Health Coach. Vicky strongly feels that eating a balancedand healthy diet mostly of fruits and vegetables, exercise, and meditation arethe perfect combination to creating a long and healthy life. You can read moreabout her journey to health and wellness on her website, www.vibrantvickywellness.com.

 


 

Deborah Teasley

RYT 500 | MEDITATION COACH | REIKI 

Deborah began practicing yoga regularly in the 1990’s when, as a corporate senior executive, she needed to control stress and maintain fitness. She has taught meditation and practiced Reiki for over thirty years and became a yoga teacher in 2014 through Embrace Yoga Studio. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing and a PhD in health administration with a minor in health education.  She believes teaching yoga is the perfect combination of wellness and mindfulness practices. Her style combines a blend of flow, yin and therapeutic yoga. Her desire is to help her students develop self appreciation, presence and gratitude. Outside the yoga studio, Deborah is an avid SCUBA diver committed to marine conservation.

 


 

Marissa Strader

PILATES | YOGA | FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

Marissa holds a comprehensive Pilatescertification in both mat and equipment through the Kane School of CoreIntegration in New York, NY under the direct instruction of the program’sfounder, Kelly Kane. Her training is heavily grounded in a knowledge of anatomyand an understanding of functional movement. Marissa has worked with a widerange of clients who have diverse needs and goals, and has worked with variousinjuries and chronic conditions. She most recently completed her continuingeducation certification in Pilates through Pregnancy, under the instruction ofDebra Goodman, MSPT. She also continues to study the facial lines in the bodythrough Tomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains workshops. Marissa has been teaching for atotal of five years. She began teaching at Mongoose Bodyworks in Manhattan,working with many dancers, actors, and producers. She then moved to Augusta, GAand taught at Pilates on Riverwatch, working with many equestrians, dancers,and golfers. She most recently taught at Framework Pilates and FunctionalMovement and Allegro Pilates in Southern New Jersey.

Marissa came to Pilates through dance. Her movementexperience began when she started dancing at age three. She has a Bachelor ofArts in Dance from Muhlenberg College. She fell in love with Pilates aftertaking courses in Pilates and Somatic Practice and Anatomy and Biomechanics.Pilates informed and improved her dancing by helping her to find an ease andefficiency in her movement through breath, mindfulness, and balance. Marissa isalso an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completedthe ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABTNational Training Curriculum.  Marissa also holds a Master of Social Workdegree, and so has a passion for making her clients feel present, competent,and empowered. Marissa interweaves her mind/body training and social workpractice to create a safe movement environment for her clients. Marissa fell inlove with mind/body work because she loves to think with, move with, andexperience the presence of others. She strives to create a positive atmospherefor her clients, working with them to craft fitness/corrective sessions thatwill leave them feeling stronger. She is passionate about meeting her clientswhere they are, and challenging them to reach their full movement potential!
In her free time, Marissa enjoys spending timewith her husband and snuggling with her Jack Russel Terrier, Heidi!

 


 

Melissa Aguirre

C-IAYT | ERYT 500 | YACEP | STRESS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Author, Educator and Entrepreneur, Melissa Aguirre is an integrative mind body therapist directing, teaching and authoring therapeutic programs for special populations, mind body education and the military community. Owner of MelMarie Yoga, Boerne Yoga and founding director of nonprofit Trinity Healing Foundation, partner of USO and the Vogel Resiliency Center at Fort Sam Houston, military spouse, and chai enthusiast, Melissa Aguirre is passionate about empowering the community to advocate for individual wellbeing through self care, stress management and connection. For more about Melissa visit www.melmarieyoga.com 

 


 

Ashley Clayton

RYT 200 | REIKI | PRE & POST NATAL | YIN | RESTORATIVE YOGA

Initially, Ashley attended yoga classes as a means to counter the negative effects of a high impact fitness routine. She had begun to realize that, over time, the pavement had taken a noticeable toll on her knees and joints. Supplementing her regular exercise with yoga appeared to be a logical solution. It didn’t take long for her to recognize that the benefits of yoga far transcended simply stretching. She had discovered the mind, body and soul connection.

Ashley completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Hayat Yoga Shala. Later, to further enhance her wellness journey, she became certified in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 at Saha Happyness. She is also certified in Pre/Post Natal, Restorative and Yin Yoga.

Ashley teaches both vinyasa flow and yin and restorative styles. In her classes, she strives to combine guided meditation, asana and energy healing in order to promote physical growth and health, chakra balancing and positive energy. She supports her students in finding the mind-body-soul connection that began her yoga journey.

When she is not on the mat, Ashley is an elementary school teacher. She also enjoys her time as wife to Rob and mom to two athletic children. 

 


 

Air Christie

RYT 500 | VINYASA | HATHA | BUTI YOGA | CHAKRA WORK

Air is a highly motivated and passionate instructor who is comfortable working with people of all skill-levels in different styles of yoga. She combines passion, dedication, breath work, & intention to each class to help inspire students to reach their personal fitness goals. She has spent many years of self-study & practice to find her path to teaching yoga. She graduated with her 500-hour yoga teacher certification from Zuna Yoga in Bali Indonesia where she spent over 2 months devoting her life to learn how to guide students through yoga practice in an intensive, immersive training program that awoke the teacher within. She has also obtained two certifications in Buti & Hot Buti Yoga, & has deep knowledge of meditation & Chakra work. She is a life-long student who is always excited to further expand her training and to pass all knowledge learned through classes with students & clients. 

She strives to be a clear & compassionate guide by creating a nonjudgmental environment that encourages students to feel safe, confident, & accepted. She gives precise & effective cues to safely guide students into poses while maintaining breath work & offering respectful physical adjustments. In classes she encourages students to let go of competitiveness, judgments, & distracting thoughts as they breathe and move mindfully to honor & listen to their bodies. She believes that there is no need to force ourselves into shapes that are not right for us, everybody is different. She also believes that in yoga we cultivate kindness to ourselves & honesty about what we need in the moment, being open to honor & trust our flow as we share energy in the space of the studio room. She uses these intentions in all levels of classes, styles of classes, with private clients, & workshops.

Her mission is to guide students to explore & discover their own inner yogi on the four corners of their mat through the journey to heal, build strength, & experience all the benefits of yoga. She utilizes designed asanas to challenge, inspire, & bring focus to the mind, body, & soul, so that nourishing yoga stretches and strengthens our bodies. 

 


 

Charla Suggs

YOGA | STRESS & TRAUMA RECOVERY | MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT

Charla has been with Living Balance Yoga Studios since 2015 and currently holds credentials as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Level 1 iRest Teacher. Areas of specialty include trauma recovery, stress inoculation, and psychological healing through integration. As a law enforcement wife of 23 years, Charla has developed a heart for professionals who have trauma embedded in their work as well as their underserved families. With a foundational belief that it is as important to be better as it is to feel better, Charla is passionate about sharing how the practice of yoga speaks beautifully and completely to both.

 


 

Kyle Jackson

YOGA | REIKI | RESTORATIVE 


Kyle has been teaching yoga for more than three years. His teaching style incorporates his experience as a Reiki practitioner and his love for restorative yoga. His more physical practice is a playful and joyful experience of movement that he hopes to share with his students in group classes. He is currently working towards his license in Massage Therapy.

Kyle decided to become a yoga teacher because he felt the need of healing for himself and his students. He also wanted to learn more about the practice and the roots that are so old yet still so necessary to human growth. Furthermore, he wanted to be able to share his education with others in hopes they may find something positive, beneficial, or necessary. Kyle practices yoga to find the part of himself that feels whole. He practices yoga to find a place that his emotions are able to move like water, so he does not cling to what makes him feel less than or not enough.

Kyle received his yoga certification in 2018 from Get Twisted Yoga School. His hope for his students is that they feel welcomed, loved, appreciated, healed and whole.

 


 

Jennifer Warnock

RYT 200 | YIN YOGA | CHAIR YOGA | REIKI | PRENATAL

Jennifer began practicing yoga in 2010 in Fayetteville, NC as part of physical therapy for a shoulder injury. After realizing the benefits of yoga in her personal life, Jennifer pursued her 200hr RYT certification in 2012 through The Yoga Connection in Smithfield, NC with focus on Hatha Yoga. Her studies continued with formal Yin training and she went on to complete Prenatal Yoga certification (RYPT) in 2013. In 2015, Jennifer completed Group Fitness certification through AFAA, Reiki level 1 and 2 training, as well as receiving restorative yoga training again through The Yoga Connection.

As a military spouse, Jennifer has an eclectic range of teaching experience. In addition to teaching Hatha Yoga, she has taught yoga to physical therapy patients in an office setting in Fayetteville, NC as well as hot yoga classes in both Fayetteville and Dunn, NC. While living in Northern Virginia, Jennifer owned Timeless Yoga LLC, which brought private and prenatal yoga instruction to military service members and their families.

Jennifer started Sunrise Yoga through The Red Cross at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, offering for the first time, classes for the hospital's Soldiers, Sailors and civilian employees. Jennifer moved to Kentucky, where she maintained her relationship with The Red Cross by volunteering to teach yoga through Fort Knox's Behavior Health Warrior Wellness Program. She taught yoga at NTouch Spa, renamed Karma Yoga in 2017, Gammon Gym on Fort Knox and for the VA. Jennifer returned to Northern Virginia in 2016, where she went back to teaching on Fort Belvoir and The Workhouse Art of Movement Studio.

Jennifer is now a certified Reiki Master and is pursuing her associate degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Jennifer is a mom of three kids and finds yoga is a great way to bring peace and clarity to her life and at the same time helps her with her arthritis pain. She hopes to see you on the mat.

 


 

Lindsey Lawrence

RYT 200 | LONG SLOW DEEP | YOGA FOR ATHLETES

Lindsey is a motivated instructor with a collaborative and curious spirit to consistently learn. She pursues all opportunities to bring the practice of yoga, meditation and self-work to her students off the mat and into their every day, busy lives. Yoga has been a part of Lindsey’s life intermittently, but it wasn’t until 2015 during a tough divorce while moving to a new city she found herself in need of a refuge. Yoga has been that refuge ever since.

As a military member and a lifelong athlete, Lindsey continued to practice during TDY’s and deployments as a means of growth, quiet and athletic recovery. On her most recent deployment, she began teaching herself to instruct others on her team and saw the privilege that comes with instructing other in their practice. In 2018 Lindsey was awarded a Scholarship to Hot Asana University, in Southern Pines where she attended her 8-month Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. Lindsey discovered she was pregnant in 2019 and learned the value of appreciating modifications, and body work through yoga throughout her pregnancy. In 2020, Lindsey graduated her YTT.

Lindsey has been teaching online to various students, mostly military during quarantine. She continues to evolve through continued education and toward her 300 YTT. She has become certified in Yin yoga, Long Slow Deep (LSD), Yoga for Athletes and advance anatomy. Lindsey believes that no body is the same and she has a deep passion for teaching the value in personalized modifications and props. She also enjoys guiding recovery for high performing individuals (athletes, military, etc),as well as finds passion in teaching foundational yoga, and the mind-body connection. 

 


 

Manyla Putnam

RYT 200 | YOGA WARRIOR INSTRUCTOR | YIN YOGA

Manyla took her first yoga class in college as an elective, doubtfulit would benefit her.  A tragic caraccident had put her on a downward spiral for several years and left her void ofhappiness, motivation, and a positive outlook.  Her initial time on the mat was literally lifesaving. She felt thestirrings of life and positive energy reemerge after being dormant for so long.  After the course, she practiced on and off usingDVD’s until she moved back home in 2011 and found a studio. She was introduced tohot yoga by a friend and instantly fell in love.  Over the next few years she learned to control her PTSD, depression and anxiety through yoga and meditation. She is eternallygrateful for the healing path yoga opened for me.

She married her husband in 2015 and the Army brought them to Ft.Bragg, North Carolina. In January 2016 she began practicing at a studio inFayetteville.  The incredible energy andinstructors she found gave her a place to nurture her mind, body and soul as she continued her full-time job as a dental hygienist. In 2018 she decided to take her loveof yoga a step further and completed her RYT-200 certification.  Yoga has taught her it is possible to bounceback from what life throws at you and to look for the lesson in those moments.  It has developed resiliency in her and helped her find her inner strength.

She hopes to share the incredible benefits of yoga with her students and show them that anyone can practice yoga at any stage of life.  Manyla teaches heated and unheated flows tomulti-level students, as well as Yin Yoga. She is a Certified Yoga WarriorInstructor as of November 2018 and looks forward to helping Veterans and othersliving with PTSD. She loves nature, reading, traveling and food.  She invites you to join her on your mat and startwith one breath, one moment to see the possibilities yoga holds for you.
Namaste!

 


 

Brittany Moore

RYT 200 | GENTLE FLOW | YIN | MEDITATION

My love for yoga stemmed from my first yoga class as a young professional.  I was chronically stressed and turned to yoga as a way to cope.  It soon became a way of life, as I noticed lower levels of stress, mental clarity, improved digestion and more confidence.  Yoga became a vital part of my career as a school psychologist and certified holistic health coach.  I began practice as a certified holistic health coach in 2018 after graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, New York and my 200-hour RYT from Guiding Wellness Institute in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  At the end of the year, I will also be a
level 1 iRest teacher.   

I feel called to yoga and holistic health coaching as a way to support individuals to be their vibrant and authentic self, rather than stressed or worn out.  As a certified holistic health coach, I support women and busy professionals with balancing hormones, decreasing stress (as well as the many chronic health ailments that come along with it) and improving overall clarity.  Together we cultivate a plan that is supportive, effective and personalized.  

It is one of my greatest joys to get to serve the collective on the mat.  I enjoy teaching a wide range of classes, but love leading gentle flow, yin and meditation classes.  I believe that yoga is more than just holding a posture, it is about reconnecting with the breath, the body and ultimately the inner self.  
Can’t wait to meet you on the mat!

 


 

Alvin Carter

RYT 200 | ASHTANGA YOGA

I came to yoga through my wifeand I will always be thankful for her opening the door for me.  Since that introduction I have found my ownpersonal practice and narrowed down my enjoyment of The Yoga to Ashtanga Yogain the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and many othersenior instructors.  I share a modifiedashtanga class introducing students to the practice in a fun and light-heartedway.  My classes aim to cultivate formyself and students a sense of balance – simultaneous strength and surrenderwith a goal of building a regular personal practice. 

In 2016 I completed my yoga teacher trainingwith Embrace Yoga Studios, and after helped teach the Ashtanga modules fortheir YTT program for a few years.  I amalways on the lookout for any chance to practice or attend workshops withashtanga practitioners.  I considermyself lucky to have had the opportunity to catch David Swenson and ShellyWashington spending seven days learning under them for David’s 40-hour AshtangaYoga Teacher Training.  I have attendedworkshops from David Garrigues, David Keil, Kino Macgregor practiced underBoonchu Tanti in Thailand, Larry Hobbs (my teacher) and many other practitionerswho I am forever thankful for their guidance.

 


 

Gam Carter

RYT 500 | ASHTANGA | HATHA | ANUSARA | CAPOEIRA

My first yoga practice started when I was a young child living inThailand and has continued throughout my adult life. My yoga training over theyears includes many styles of yoga such as Hatha, Anusara, Yin-Yang,Iyengar, Meditation, Ashtanga and Capoeira movements. While I do enjoy teachingthese varied styles of Yoga, my personal practice focuses mainly aroundAshtanga Yoga.

Although I have a deep amount of experience with yoga, I always look tocontinue expanding my practice and knowledge, learning from both masters and mystudents. I find profound joy in sharing this great passion of mine withothers. My classes are energetic, fun, and creative with an emphasis onstrength. Join me and let’s journey together exploring all that Yoga has tooffer. 

Certifications and Training

2013   Yoga Fit Certification

2014   200 Hours Certification from Embrace Yoga 

2017 40-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Bangkok,Thailand with David Swenson. 

2019 300 Hour Certification from Ashtanga Yoga Mysore MysoreIndia.

(In addition to those highlighted above, I have attended numerous othermini-workshops covering Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, with David Gariff,Kino Macgregor,Dean Lerner,Graham Williams,Booncho Tanti,Larry Hobbs and morerespected teachers ) 

 


 

Cindy Gerdes

RYT 200 | PTA | HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST | HEALTH COACH

This Canadian farm girl has over 20 years combined experience as a Certified PTA and a yoga instructor. She’s a self described healer, who is drawn to help people heal the mind, body, and soul. She played competitive sports during her school years and decided to switch to noncompetitive activity after college. That’s when she discovered yoga at her local community center.
She was fortunate enough to have yoga offered on her lunch hour at the hospital she worked at, which she took full advantage of. After moving to the United States in 2008 she continued on her yoga journey taking multiple classes at the YMCA and Lifetime Fitness. 

Her love of yoga lead her to earn her 200 hours certification in 2012 at the Houston Institute of Yoga. She has been teaching across the United States ever since. Lifetime Fitness in Houston, Texas was where she started as a student and ended up a teacher and the department yoga coordinator. It was during this time as a yoga student when she realized yoga wasn’t just a workout, it was helping her in other areas of her life.

She has taught in Orlando, Florida and Bluffton, South Carolina. Bluffton is where she started her own business The Caring Yogi LLC. Cindy taught a wide variety of yoga classes at community gyms and at the breast cancer center for survivors. She taught Vinyasa, power Vinyasa, slow burn, Yin, chair yoga, warrior sculpt ( yoga with weights) and a therapeutic yoga class designed by her which she calls Feel Good Yoga. Along with her group yoga class she built up a private clientele. She worked with her clients for years, which was very rewarding for her to see them heal and grow. Her journey to becoming a certified holistic nutritionist and health coach was inspired by how she healed herself from multiple autoimmune diseases using food as medicine and lifestyle changes. Holistic nutrition is founded on evidence-based and holistic practices. By using natural foods and products instead of conventional medical treatments they seek to remedy the whole person mind, body, and soul as opposing to curing isolated symptoms. She recognizes how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle not only with food but with sleep, stress management, hormone balance, and exercise. Cindy has helped a variety of clients with high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, and autoimmune disease. She has a keen interest in women’s health, autoimmune diseases and hormone imbalances.


Cindy’s life philosophy is “We are not trying to be perfect or compare ourselves to others. We are all on our own path and having an attitude of gratitude helps us along that path.”

 


 

Colleen Moody

RYT 200 | HOT YOGA

A native of the North Carolina mountains, Asheville to be exact, Colleen began her yoga teaching career in 2013. She has taught in the Fayetteville region exclusively for approximately seven years & is  best known for her hot classes that incorporate of blend of strength and flexibility. Mother of two and married to a US veteran, colleen‘s favorite thing about teaching yoga is its accessibility to everyone and the fact that you can teach the same class the same way ans experience it differently every time. 

 


 

Erica Virgen

RYT 200 | BEGINNER YOGA | INVERSIONS

Erica discovered hot yoga when she moved to Fayetteville in 2015. It was through hot yoga she fell in love with all the benefits yoga provides. Yoga offered a space for a mind-body connection to help decompress after a stressful work day. 


A year later, she decided it was time to further her practice by completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Get Twisted Yoga. She loves teaching hot yoga, beginner yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, and inversion poses. Her goal is to create a safe place for students to unwind, meditate, connect with their body, and ultimately have a great time on their mat. 


When she's not at her daytime job in the office or on her mat, you can find Erica traveling (before Covid), enjoying nature, or sitting on her couch curled up with a good book. 

 


 

Callie Farmer

RYT 200 | HOT YOGA | VINYASA FLOW | POWER YOGA

Callie moved to Fayetteville, NC straight out of graduate school where she got her Masters Degree in Studio Art.  Callie has spent much of her life devoted to her creative practice, teaching, family, and her active healthy lifestyle.  In 2019 Farmer started her Yoga Teacher training in the 200 level and had been consistently practicing two years prior to that. Callie loves the connection that yoga creates between the physical, emotional, and mental self.  In her practice, Callie designs her flows to reflect the connection with the self and to strengthen the self in all aspects of life.

 


 

Kelli Edwards

E-RYT 200 | RYT 500 | KRI 220 | KUNDALINI

Kelli's yoga journey began in the late 90's. While living in Chicago, she stumbled into a Bikram heated class and never looked back. Her life at the time was fast paced and high stress, as she traveled the country for over 18 years in the Corporate Cosmetic Industry, a career she found very rewarding and demanding.

Yoga became her peace and quiet place, and quite addictive as in those cold winters had her on her mat at 6 am most days. Originally the practice was all physical and it wasn't until years later after letting her yoga practice go while living in an even busier life in NYC. She relocated to Atlanta where she found a home studio a few blocks from her new life. She was hooked once agai. This time it was life changing enough to push her to leave corporate and journey with her family, a 3 year old and 1 year old to the jungle of Nosara, Costa Rica where she studied at the Nosara Yoga Institute under Don and Amba Stapleton in 2010. Her love of yoga grew as she connected with Bhakti Yoga, chanting, multi-dimensional teaching and healing ourselves thru this practice on a cellular level.

Returning from Costa Rica, Kelli taught in Atlanta at Nirvana Yoga and returned to Fayetteville her hometown after 20 years to teach at Embrace Yoga, Hayat Yoga and in 2019 opened Fayetteville Community Yoga. 

In fall of 2017, she completed her 300 hour teaching training with Yoga Landing in Chattanooga, TN under Jessica Jolie. In 2018, Kelli took another life changing journey as she traveled to Asheville for a year to study Kundalini Yoga. She is an Aquarian teacher through Kundalini Research Institute, and was given her spiritual name, kritan Priti Kaur. 

In addition, she is the owner and director of Pure Phoenix Cleanse and Wellness and Fayetteville Community Yoga, where she practices and facilitates assisting her clients in lifestyle changes, health coaching and Colon Hydrotherapy. Kelli is also a Reiki Master and trained Urban priestess, holding woman's moon circles and special events that awaken the divine feminine. 

In her yoga classes, you'll find laughter, tears, strength, and grass roots. She loves music, astrology, dance and her biggest teachers, her two teenage boys and her dog Venus. Her nurturing style supports her clients and students in all phases of their journey with sensitive, intuitive and insightful guidance. 

 


 

Courtney Faiello

RYT 200 | KUNDALINI | ACRO | HOOP YOGA | SOUND HEALING

Courtney Faiello, an Arizona native, began practicing and studying Yoga in 2002. She felt an instant connection to the practice and immersed herself in several modalities, including Kundalini, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Restorative, Yin, Acro, and Hoop Yoga. She received her RYT-200 certification in 2017 and has taught in Arizona, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

 Courtney enjoys sharing her passion for meditation and sound healing, weaving mindfulness practices into her yoga classes with Tibetan singing bowls, bells, drums, and the Native American flute to encourage awakening into and marinating within the generous present moment. In addition to Yoga, Courtney is a Reiki Master and fosters a deep, abiding affinity for the outdoors.

 


 

Kendall Mobley

CYT 200 | PTA | KIDS YOGA

My mission during our time together is to provide you with guidance, understanding, and a space that promotes healing of the mind, body, and soul through yoga. I believe that yoga truly brings healing not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. As a physical therapist assistant, I like to focus on alignment and promoting pain free and balanced movement in my class. I welcome all props and modifications and love helping students find a new way into a posture that they may not have been able to previously do. I work full time as a pediatric PTA and love incorporating yoga into my treatment sessions with kiddos! I believe you can benefit from yoga no matter your age, level of experience, or physical capabilities. 

I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Pod in Texas in 2018-2019 while I was in PTA school, I believe going through these two programs simultaneously helped my understanding and knowledge of each by how well they complimented each other. I have taught in Texas, Colorado, and now in North Carolina in a studio setting as well as private classes. When I’m not in class I enjoy hiking, camping, and backpacking when I have the chance, and love spending time outside with mine and my husband’s three dogs! I look forward to being a part of your journey.

 


 

Tara Van Geons

RYT 500

Tara Van Geons has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. For Tara, yoga is both a physical and a spiritual practice, and it has been tremendously helpful for her in managing anxiety, depression, and trauma. 

Tara's yoga philosophy is centered on the belief that yoga is accessible for all. The true essence and heart of yoga is, by definition, unity. Unity of the mind, body, and spirit

Tara is known for her gregarious personality and her teaching style truly comes from the heart. "I truly believe in showing up for practice fully embracing this messiness called life. Sometimes our practice calls for laughter and joy, and sometimes our practice calls for healing and tears. It is my intent to show up authentically each and every time for my students." 

Tara is a 500hr Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance (having studied with Hayat Hakim and YogaRenew).  

 


 

Ashley Stone 

RYT 500 | Personal Trainer | Dietitian

Ashley began practicing yoga in 2009 while living in Colorado. At that time, it was the exploration of the body’s physical limitations, that drew her in. 

Four years later she found herself sitting in a 200-hour yoga teacher training, hoping to physically “perfect” the postures. That didn’t happen - and not for lack of effort but rather because, as she quickly learned, that is not the purpose of yoga! She quickly fell in love with the magic of yoga to transform so much more than just the body.


Ashley has since completed various yoga and fitness trainings and holds certifications as a personal trainer and 500-hr RYT.
In Ashley's classes expect to be awakened to your anatomy as her cues focus strongly on encouraging new ways of observing the body. She also loves to use music to invigorate and guide the movements - so be prepared tofeel the music. She finds great joy in spreading her love for yoga through her intelligently sequenced all-levels-welcome classes. So come join Ashley on your mat for a nourishing, supportive, and self-driven experience.


Outside of the studio Ashley is a practicing dietitian who spends her weekends chasing dreams with her husband and 3 little boys.  

 


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