Chelsey Charbeneau has found her life's purpose in helping people become happier and healthier through her own healing journey. When she began practicing yoga she was an unhealthy person who could barely touch her toes. As her practice became more serious and her lifestyle habits changed she started recognizing the therapeutic effects on her mind, body and soul.

Melissa is a Voice and Movement Expert with 17 years teaching experience. She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, has studied Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Presence with Patsy Rodenburg, Body-Mind Centering (BMC) with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen.

She has her 200hr Yoga Teaching Certificate through Yoga Illumined in Austin, Texas and is currently pursuing a certificate as a Somatic Movement Educator in BMC at the Kinesthetic Learning Institute. In addition, she has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life and leadership coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the host of the Summer of Meditation Challenge.  She also publishes a weekly e-newsletter on real-world mindfulness practices.

Courtney teaches regularly on the Enneagram, meditation, and conscious approaches to leadership and parenting.

My life up to this point has had many phases, highs and lows.  My adolescent years included being heavily medicated and spending countless hours with therapists giving me various diagnoses. I was told and expected to just behave, but in reality I was unsatisfied.

I came to yoga and finally found a way to manage my emotions on my own but it wasn’t until yoga helped me get through the grief of loosing my former spouse that the practice began to take on a deeper meaning. Initially yoga was only a physical practice.

It was only when I was expelled from the Citadel military college two weeks from graduation and just beginning to shed a pesky coke habit that my life and outlook began to make a sizable shift. This shift came about more or less accidentally and began in a group yoga class.

Genevieve is Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an ERYT 500, Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and a Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT). She is also a certified Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Surya Little has traveled the globe studying various facets of yoga philosophy and practice. Her extensive training is in both Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. These two traditions inform her teaching, resulting in dynamic, contemplative classes that are creatively and intelligently sequenced, internally focused and deeply inspiring to both beginning and advanced students.

I have been practicing yoga off and on for 20 years. I discovered the benefits when I found I was having difficulty sitting through a counseling session. Lower back and hip pain had haunted me since my 20s. Years later I began to recognize the benefits of yoga for my clients who suffered from anxiety and depression.

DeAnna is a Certified Hatha Yoga teacher with specializations in Yoga for Beginners, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutics, Ayurveda, and Yoga for Recovery and Emotional Healing. Since beginning her personal yoga journey in 1993, DeAnna has been blessed to have studied with a plethora of wonderful teachers from around the world, most influential being Karen Prior, E-RYT 500 of N2Yoga for Hatha & Therapeutics, Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) in the areas of Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda, Anodea Judith for the Subtle Body/Chakra System, and Jill Kline for Reiki.

Tz Stein-Barrett is a student of Yoga Therapy with training in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy; LifeForce Yoga with Amy Weintraub; MindBody Integration with Anodea Judith; Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Bessel VanDer Kolk and others. As a psychotherapist, Tzivia creates individualized plans of MindBody Integration Therapy for those who suffer with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Grief and Life Transitions.