Yoga Nidra/Relaxation

I teach yoga because I want to make everyday a source of healing. It is my love and my passion. Mind, body and spirit come together for me in the energies of movement and the calm of breath of yoga. I began teaching yoga in 2003 after practicing for several years. In all my teaching, I focus on deep tissue release, joint mobility, and strength. Yoga can help anyone heal the aches of their body and spirit. It can also help athletes of all ages improve their performance and avoid or help heal injuries.

Nancy discovered yoga in college over 40 years ago, and since that time she has had a long, continuous love affair with the practice.

She has had an opportunity to study and practice Hatha, Iyengar and Anusara styles of Yoga and with masters Tias Little, Erich Schiffmann, and John Friend. Nancy originally began teaching Anusara Yoga in 2003.

Hillary began her yoga practice in 2005 as a way to repair her own body from chronic overuse injuries as a result of her busy massage therapy practice. Hillary has studied with teachers such as Michelle Andre, Bernie Clark, and Dr. Richard Miller . She has also trained with Warriors at Ease for trauma sensitive yoga and meditation. She offers classes in iRest Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, and Hatha yoga as well as private iRest yoga nidra. Hillary's mission is to help people improve their lives by offering holistic solutions to ease pain, reduce stress, and inspire self care practices.

Although I have practiced meditation and yoga since my teens, I did not start to deepen my studies until 2009 by studying the work of several wonderful teachers.

My emphasis is on heart centered meditations, energy clearing, and energy renewal. I am a certified yoga teacher since 2014 and have made meditation my primary tool to connect within and to form a spiritual base to promote self-healing.

I started my career in the health/wellness field as a personal trainer for over 10 years while obtaining my Bachelor's degree of Science emphasizing Kinesiology from TWU. I was drawn to the therapeutic aspects of personal training and started working in Rehabilitation. In 2007, I started doing yoga after a back injury and was introduced to yoga therapy and thus the passion for yoga began. I tried many styles of yoga and enjoyed them but I still felt like they were missing something until I tried Svaroopa® yoga in 2012(Therapeutic Spinal Release yoga).

Tracee Stanley has been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. A former high level executive in the film industry for over 18 years, she began sharing her understanding of the ancient technology of Tantra when her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker initiated her into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2001. She found that these practices created a foundation of balance and clarity in the fast paced world of Hollywood and was inspired to open yoga studios to share the teachings.

My mission is simply to be a guide to help you open a door to your own joy, awareness and expansion. And my teaching style is an exploratory and complementary mix of yin & yang - reinforcing a balance of strength & softness, of power & surrender, of challenge & acceptance. Always acknowledging that the physical practice is only one small part of the wisdom that is yoga. The mat is a beautiful microcosmic school of life and everybody's experience is going to be different. It's a blessing to be part of the journey.

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.

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.