In 2013 Hope attended Zanti Power Yoga's Teacher Training and became certified through Yoga Alliance, RYT 200.
I love to teach yoga because I feel empowered and inspired by others growth and transformations on and off their mat! ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! More Connection, Love, Joy and Abundance! From this practice we can LIGHT UP the world!
My first 200 hr training was with Marianne Wells in the Iyengar methodology. I was also taking classes from teachers I felt spoke right to my heart. I was drawn to see what my teachers at Yoga One, a Baron Baptiste Affiliate studio, were up to! I then took Yoga One's Teacher Assistant Training and 200 hr training which led me to Baron Baptiste Level 1, 2 & 3 and Art of Assisting as well as being a certified Baptiste Teacher.
Through my practice, I notice how my postures on the mat mirror my postures off the mat. I continue to practice, see and my curiousity keeps growing! With practice, my body, mind and spirit feel more flexible, aligned and strong. My yoga is a daily practice of finding balance in all aspects of my life.
With love and humility, I acknowledge my teachers and communities: My family, Marianne Wells, Southern Om, Yoga One, Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson! All of whom have opened their hearts and caused POSSIBILITIES in my life for which I feel ASTONISHED!
When not at the yoga studio practicing or teaching, you will find me watching my 4 children play sports, helping with homework, doing laundry and looking for something to make for dinner!
Ginnie hails originally from upstate New York. She was trained as a yoga instructor when she worked at Canyon Ranch Resort in Lenox, MA. She has worked with and been schooled by practitioners of Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar, and Hathayoga.
Her full time job is as a sports performance coach at Acceleration Sports Institute, part of Greenville Health System. Her other certifications include Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist. In addition, she is a trainer-educator through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, specializing in coaching other fitness instructors on working with clients with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and stroke.
Stephanie found yoga in 2008 in an effort to increase flexibility and in adjunct to playing beach volleyball. What she didn't expect to find was a greater peace of mind and steadiness off the mat. The physical, mental and emotional strength gained through yoga was the encouraging factor to pursue a 200 hr teacher training at Yoga One in Charlotte in 2009. Stephanie's intention when teaching is to share the transformative and healing power of yoga. When not in the studio you can find Stephanie working as a physical therapist or outside playing with her 2 children.
Joanna integrates the physicality and mental focus from her passion for sports into yoga poses and athletic sequences. Side effects from her class may include heavy breathing, excessive sweating, and an unexpected urge to take new risks.