Yin Yoga

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.

Sunnye’s approach to yoga is to find the best version of a pose for each individual and to honor the ever-changing landscape of our bodies from day-to-day.  Whether desiring improved mobility, recovering from an injury, a desk jockey or an athlete, her approach is to meet your needs.  She looks for non-intrusive ways to use the body to heal and restore through gentle stretching, myofascial release techniques and breathing.  Face Yoga Method is used to lift and strengthen muscles in the face with the added benefit of reducing tension.

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.

Keri Honea has, in all honesty, not been practicing yoga for decades. She was talked into trying out yoga with a friend in 2014. Keri begrudgingly went, strongly believing that yoga was just a bunch of hippie dippie baloney. By her first class, she was HOOKED. A few months in, she wanted to be a teacher. Yoga completely changed her life. As such, she couldn’t keep it all to herself. She had to share yoga with others and hopefully change their lives the way only yoga can.

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.

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.

Yogini and Aerialist, Lilah Spies is a YogaWorks™ certified instructor, Yoga Therapy Rx™ certified, Power Pilates™ certified, a former principal dancer with Westside Contemporary Ballet and freelance soloist.

Her strong belief in the therapeutic power of the yogic arts, the means by which she has found deep healing innervation, trust and inner strength, inspires a playful spirit as she guides her classes in exploring and developing their practice. She customizes every experience based on each student’s needs to ensure personal growth.

RYT 200, Susan has practiced yoga since 1974 and received her yoga teacher training with a focus on yoga therapy at Priya Yoga in 2014. She works one-on-one with new students and those who struggle with discomfort in the body. Currently, she co-teaches workshops at Namah Shivaya Jyoti with Mary Sue Hayward, RYT 500.

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.

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