Category: Instructor Profiles

Yoga Instructor Profile: Scarlett Chang

Scarlett Chang Teaches: Power360 Where are you from? Atlanta, Georgia How long have you lived in Athens? Around 4 years What’s your passion? Seeing the world, teaching yoga, making art Favorite book? It’s hard to choose a favorite! Often times it’ll change but right now, it’s anything by Gillian Flynn and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. Favorite movie? Not a movie,…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Michelle Carver

Michelle Carver Teaches: Hips, Hammies & Glutes Where are you from? West Point, New York How long have you lived in Athens? About a year What’s your passion? Holding space for vulnerability Favorite book? Game of Thrones Favorite movie? The Lorax Favorite restaurant? Mannaweenta When did you start practicing yoga and why? I started practicing yoga in 2013 when a…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Katie Kuiper

Katie Kuiper Teaches: Strong Core Where are you from? Atlanta, Georgia and Tupelo, Mississippi How long have you lived in Athens? Almost two and a half years What’s your passion? I love teaching English courses and working with college students. I got to teach English for funding during my Masters program at Ole Miss before moving here and work…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Brent Peterson

Brent Peterson Teaches: Candlelight Yin, Power360 Where are you from? St. Joseph, Michigan How long have you lived in Athens? 8 years as of the beginning of UGA’s fall semester 2018 What’s your passion? I’d like it to be compassion, but it’s probably novelty. Favorite book? Honestly whatever I’m reading in the moment. Currently White Teeth by Zadie Smith.…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Janet Estrada

Janet Estrada Teaches: Hips, Hammies & Glutes Where are you from? I come from a complicated and tormented childhood where self love and awareness were not taught. This past has made yoga and the path it’s led me on very meaningful and special. How long have you lived in Athens? I’ve lived in Athens for a total…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Bill Cottrell

Bill Cottrell Teaches: Yoga Fundamentals, Back Health Where are you from? Born and raised in the Motor City (Detroit) How long have you lived in Athens? Since 2008  What’s your passion? I’m pretty passionate about helping others.  As a yoga teacher and mental health counselor, I often see people at their most vulnerable.  It reminds me of how…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Jade Fernandez

Jade Fernandez Teaches: Flow & Restore Where are you from? Originally Miami, Florida, but mostly Suwanee How long have you lived in Athens? I lived here for school and just moved back a year ago after 7 years. What’s your passion? My passion is making people laugh and be in the moment. Favorite book? Still Life…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Susan Fontaine

Susan Fontaine Teaches: Bottle Rocket Where are you from? Louisville, Kentucky How long have you lived in Athens? 12 years this August What’s your passion? Helping others be productive. Anyone really, but specifically, I like to work with individuals with disabilities and want them to be more a part of our community. Favorite book? I try to read! But…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Michael Black

Michael Black Teaches: Yoga for Back Health Where are you from? Athens How long have you lived in Athens? On-and-off since I was 7 What’s your passion? Pretty much anything to do with the body (anatomy, Rolfing, yoga, exercise, etc.) Favorite book? The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham Favorite movie? Don’t make me choose. Favorite restaurant? Seabear When did you…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Phelan LaVelle

Phelan LaVelle Teaches: M360, Power360, Restorative, Candlelight Yin, Flow Where are you from? Omaha, Nebraska How long have you lived in Athens? 9 years What’s your passion? Family, yoga, music Favorite book? Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov Favorite movie? Jurassic Park Favorite restaurant? Ever? La Bouvette in Omaha. In Athens? Tlaloc When did you start practicing yoga and why?…

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