Hatha

Jace Maxwell, is the owner and lead teacher training at the Roanoke location of Studio Samadhi, and is well-loved there for her bright energy and compassionate spirit.

Tammy is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has had the honor of studying under such beloved and talented teachers as Rod Stryker, Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, and Jeff Masters.  Ever a seeker, it is her goal to continually study, learn, and grow.

Melanie was inspired to try yoga in 2006 when training for a triathlon. Her instant realization that the practice went far deeper than just a way to tone led her to explore the philosophy and history of yoga. Melanie received her 200-hour RYT certification in 2012. The studies proved to be a ‘game-changer’ in her life; the first step was to open her heart to learn what made her ‘tick’ in order to live a life full of compassion, love and acceptance. Melanie will always think of herself as a student, always grateful for the lessons yoga teaches her each time she steps on the mat.

Claudia Carballal is a certified registered yoga teacher (RYT500) since 2013 through Yoga Alliance with formal training on prevention issues, life skills, self-development, mindfulness, and more recently psychotherapy and counseling. 

A graduate student of mindfulness-cognitive therapy and multicultural clients, she is the founder of InnerWellbeing, a personal development company that combines the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Asian yogic techniques and mindfulness practices used in traditional healing and contemporary psychology. She offers personal development workshops, life coaching sessions, wellness consultations, yoga classes, mindfulness and meditation classes, and life skills workshops for teens and adults.

Over the course of seven years, she has deepened her yoga and meditation practice exploring Hatha yoga under international yoga instructor Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee; Tibetan yoga and meditation with senior teacher Luis Vilela at Tashi Delek Yoga Center in Spain; Hatha yoga and meditation under Spiritual Master Dr. Acharya Shree Yogeesh founder of Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat; Vipassana meditation with Amber Bemak; and Buddhist meditation with resident teachers Gen Kelsang Menla and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa at Kadampa Meditation Center. 

Jessica O’Keefe E-RYT 500, has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga and movement education.  Her understanding of yoga and the human body has been influenced by Body Mind Centering, modern dance, dance therapy, and holistic health.  Jessica assists her students in knowing the joy and wonderment of integrating the mind and body.  She encourages an authentic and life-nurturing practice, one that brings greater consciousness to each moment and each movement of the body.
 

Mary Kimberlin is a Certified Advanced Rolfer.  She began her journey into Rolfing in 1991 when a Physical Therapist recommended it.  In 1999, she completed her advanced studies in Italy and Germany as well as additional training in both cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation. 
 

David began his journey into yoga in 1993. David started studying under one of Dallas' finest certified Iyengar instructors, Fred Dowd. He has now taught yoga extensively and has visited India numerous times to visit sacred sites, to study meditation under the Dalai Lama, and to study yoga with many contemporary yoga luminaries including B.K.S Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar.

 

Lisa Clark, began her studies of BMC in 1983, she has become one of the leading innovators of the integration of Yoga and Body-Mind Centering, actively engaged in the training, teaching and development of this form for over 30 years. Lisa was the program coordinator and co-teacher with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of the first BMC & Yoga programs in Amherst, MA from 2000-2004. She continued as faculty and teaching assistant in the NYC program 2005-2007. 
 

Debbie Simon, E-RYT500 Debbie has been teaching yoga since 2007 and has been in the health and wellness field since 1999. She received her RYT-200 and RYT-500 training through Blue Anjou’s Breathe into Awareness teacher training program. Known for her down to earth personality, her classes are meditative in structure without losing the physical aspect. She firmly believes meditation is the foundation of a holistic yoga practice. She is inspired by the rituals and routines of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, as well as its emphasis on vegetarian food.

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