Teacher Listings

Teacher Listings

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...

After 23 years in the corporate buzz, Denae began honoring the tug of her soul to make some much needed changes in her life.  In 2010 she began the journey to more closely follow her soul's guidance.  "I knew I needed to mind my vibrational existence in a way that would better serve myself and others". Her path lead her through two years of mind body and nutritional awareness enhancing her...

Denette is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, National Certified Counselor and Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist. She holds a degree in counseling from the top ranked play therapy program in the world, the University of North Texas. She has enjoyed serving children, adolescents, teens and adults...

Dr. Christopher Willard, (PsyD) is a renowned author, international speaker, and Harvard Medical School lecturer on mindfulness and psychology. He is the author of many books including Growing Up Mindful (2016) and, the soon to be released, Raising Resilience (2017).  He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and is the President of the...

I am a yoga teacher and physical therapist with a passion for exploring anatomy, physiology, and movement, and the ways in which science intersects with yoga practice. I entered the practice of yoga around age 15 when my mom began teaching yoga in our community. Yoga has been a guiding presence in my life since then, and I began teaching while studying exercise science at the University of...

Heather Hopper is an E-RYT 500, RCYT and YACEP certified through Yoga Alliance. She recieved her 200 hour training with Alpha-Omega Teacher Training in Dallas, Texas. She has studied under Steve Ross, Mark Whitwell, Baron Baptiste, Sharon Gannon, Rod Stryker, David Romanelli, Felicia Tomasko, Jason Crandell, and Judith Lasater. Heather was the first certified provider of Heavyweight Yoga in...

Heather Shover, founder of myHealthTorch.com, is a Functional Medicine Health Coach, a Reiki practitioner, and a 200-hour Yoga Alliance candidate. 

After 15 years in corporate America, Heather went through a personal healing journey that awakened in her a passion for helping others in their efforts to heal from chronic disease.  

Heather holds workshops and retreats to discuss...

My first experience with yoga was a Rodney Yee VHS in my living room around the age of fourteen. My mother had been injured in a car accident and yoga was suggested to aid her recovery. I was hooked immediately. The inner sense of calm it gave me was incomparable to anything else I had experienced. Since then, my understanding has deepened and I've learned to connect to my body in a whole new...

Health and wellness has been part of her focus for many years. Yoga just seemed to be a natural fit. Her understanding of the body and movement help her to teach a class that everyone, from the beginner to the advanced student, can have a fun and strong practice. Her classes have a unique energy to bring balance to your day. Throughout her 8 years of teaching, Heather has discovered that she...

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.

Jace first discovered Yoga while she was in college. After a long history of depression and complusive over eating that lead to obesity, she was looking for something that would help her learn to love herself, no matter...

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