Jaimis is known for her playful approach to teaching and encouraging students to step outside of their comfort zone, tap in to their strengths, and try things they didn’t believe were possible. She has been teaching full-time for 10 years with 500 hour certifications in Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea and Maria Garré and Rocket Vinyasa/Progressive Ashtanga with David C. Kyle. Her teachings are steeped in Ayurveda, living in balance, learning to trust yourself, and embracing where you are.
Kiesha is a full-time yoga teacher who began practicing Yoga in 2000. Over the past seven years she has created yoga programs, lead yoga retreats, managed the daily operations of a yoga studio, and was recently appointed as Co-Director of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color at Kripalu Retreat Center. Known to many as the original black girl yoga magic, Kiesha is a humble soul who connects to all beings first at their core.
Marcy trained at UCSB and in India, and has taught at Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace & Social Justice. As Founder and Creative Director of Sanskrit Revolution, Marcy teaches the language and culture of yoga at studios nationally. Her classes at Embodied Philosophy, an online educational platform, have a global reach. Marcy’s goal is to deepen people’s knowledge and inspire personal growth.
A life-long student of yoga, Amani received her 200 and 300 hour yoga certifications at the Asheville Yoga Center, and has been teaching yoga for over 18 years. In 2016 she graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga's Ayurveda program. Her continued studies include Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, and Vedanta. When not teaching classes, workshops, or seeing clients, you can find her mixing teas and herbal preparations, drinking coffee, or wranglin' her 5 children.
Shanna has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of Ashtanga Yoga at Khali Yoga in Charlotte, NC. She has written for Yoga International, OmStars and the Ashtanga Dispatch.
Laura is a Chiropractic Physician and Sports Therapist who works with amateur and professional athletes. As the owner of Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab, she incorporates Yoga therapy into many of her therapy plans and continues to attend continuing education courses to help strengthen her knowledge and skill set. She integrates her performance and biomechanics training into Yoga as she works with her patients, yoga students and instructors.
Heather is a Yoga Teacher, Entrepreneur and Online Business Mentor for service based entrepreneurs. She has a Bachelor's in Communications with a focus on Mass Media and Public Relations with experience working in Marketing and Sales for a digital marketing company, before diving head first into entrepreneurship. She specializes in helping coaches (fitness, yoga, spiritual, business, etc.) grow and scale their business online, through digital course creation, intentional social media, and aligned strategy.
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Rebby is a yoga teacher who currently serves as the education policy coordinator for Equality North Carolina. They are a facilitator for Amplify and Activate, a Charlotte-based nonprofit centering yoga as a tool for self care and social justice, a national facilitator for the Human Rights Campaign K-5 professional development program, and a recovery advocate connecting with people seeking recovery and holding space for restoration. Their experience drives their passion to include diverse identities around race, gender identity, sexual orientation, body, ability and more.