Trainer Category: Vinyasa

Nick Combs yoga instructor portrait

Nick Combs

Nick has a deep understanding of how yoga can heal, as he battled mental health issues and degenerative disc disease, causing turmoil in his life and severe pain in his body. Nick found solace on his mat and knew he had to share his experience, in the same way he shares his nursing skills with…

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Scarlett Chang

Scarlett Chang received her 200 hr yoga teacher training certification from Tough Love Yoga in 2013. She teaches vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on alignment. Scarlett’s classes feature different sequences and poses to challenge each individual to stay present and breathe. The heart of her class is connecting the mind and the body and transferring…

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Jamie Diaz

Jamie’s yoga journey began while pursuing her graduate degree in fine arts at UGA in 2014, and she has been practicing ever since. In seeking ways to cultivate mindfulness, presence and non-attachment, Jamie found that the moving mediation that yoga offered gave her an opportunity to ground and connect with her breath, especially in a…

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Ali Fitzgerald yoga instructor portrait

Ali Fitzsimmons

Ali Fitzsimmons first discovered yoga through a modern dance class at the University of Virginia in 2005. From there, she experimented with various styles of yoga, eventually finding Iyengar yoga at Allied Yoga in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ali completed an apprenticeship under studio owner Shaaron Honeycutt and then completed a 200-hour vinyasa-iyengar training program through Yoga…

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Becky Grubbs yoga instructor portrait

Becky Grubbs

Becky first discovered yoga in 2011, while trying to cope with persistent low back pain and chronic illness. She found the practice to be transformative both physically and emotionally, and completed Baptiste Level 1 training in Sedona, AZ in 2013. She subsequently finished teacher training in Power Vinyasa yoga at her home studio in Texas…

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Kate Guthrie yoga instructor portrait

Kate Guthrie

RYT 500 Kate originally came to yoga in college in efforts to help reconnect to her body after battling disordered eating. With pranayama and asana, yoga provided a space for her to discover wholeness and appreciation for her body. Kate’s classes are a direct reflection of her Pranakriya training. You’ll find each of her classes…

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Lindsey Hammond

Lindsey is a wandering yogi currently based in Athens. Sharing the grounding peace that she gets from yoga is one of her favorite things. As a fitness instructor since 2008 and a dedicated yogi for 5 years, she integrates western knowledge of the body with the ancient wisdom of yoga in classes that inspire. Lindsey’s…

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Em Harger yoga instructor portrait

Em Harger

Em Harger first turned to yoga in New York City to find relief from a stressful job (and life). After moving to Athens, she deepened her practice, and last year received her 200RYT certificate from Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga in Cabuya, Costa Rica. Her classes are vinyasa based—linking breath and movement—normally to some funky…

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Katie Kupier yoga instructor portrait

Katie Kuiper

After swimming competitively for most of her life, Katie started practicing yoga in college. Her various injuries were almost immediately alleviated by the practice of yoga. After practicing for over four years, she received her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Southern Star Yoga Center to share this with others. Katie believes that yoga is…

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Phelan LaVelle

Phelan met yoga in 2005 when she was working as a bicycle messenger in Chicago. Yoga brought her the peace and presence that helped her balance the demands of her job. She was hooked. She moved to Athens in 2010 with her band, and her relationship with yoga deepened. Phelan was inspired to receive her…

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