Category: Instructor Profiles

Yoga Instructor Profile: Angela Burgess

Angela Burgess Where are you from? I was born in Valdosta, Georgia, but moved to Athens when I was a child. I have lived in Athens now for 32 years, so I guess you could say I’m from Athens. What’s your passion? I love to inspire, empower, and hold space for healing and transformation. I’m passionate…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Shelby Baden

Shelby Baden Where are you from? Roswell, GA How long have you lived in Athens? 2 years What’s your passion? Wildlife Conservation Favorite book? The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho Favorite movie? Across the Universe Favorite restaurant? Cali n Titos Favorite place you’ve been? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil When did you start practicing yoga and why? I was introduced to meditation as…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Jenn Thompson

Jenn Thompson Where are you from? Detroit, MI How long have you lived in Athens? 11 years What’s your passion? Other than yoga? Real food. Favorite book? So hard to choose just one,  but I love Anne Lamott’s Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith Favorite movie? This week, it’s Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. It’s at Ciné right now.…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Dana Nunnally

Dana Nunnally Where are you from? Athens, GA How long have you lived in Athens? A lifetime What’s your passion? My family, close friends, and people with a passion! Also, yoga and music have made my life infinitely better, so I’ve become pretty passionate about that! Favorite book? Anything David Sedaris Favorite movie? Polar Express (all year round) Favorite…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Lauren Sgro

Lauren Sgro Where are you from? Atlanta area/suburbia How long have you lived in Athens? Going on 5 years What’s your passion? Astronomy and science writing. Inspiring people to look up to the sky a little more often and see what an astounding universe we are a part of. And yoga! Favorite book? “The Little Prince” by Antoine…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Bess Matlock

Bess Matlock Teaches: M360 (Mondays at 6) Where are you from? Atlanta How long have you lived in Athens? Since 2015 What’s your passion? Medicine! Healing! Woods! Favorite book? “Deathless” by C. Valente Favorite movie? Lion King Favorite restaurant? Big City Bread When did you start practicing yoga and why? I started practicing yoga in high school around 2006…

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Yoga Instructor Profile: Rachel Greb

Rachel Greb Teaches: Flow Where are you from? Rockaway, NJ How long have you lived in Athens? Since 1995, I believe. I just had my Athiversary during the Georgia-Florida weekend What’s your passion? Education, girl empowerment- Strong Girls, yoga and CrossFit Favorite book? Alexander and the No Good, Terrible Horrible Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst Favorite…

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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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