Archives: Trainers

Anna Brown

Born and raised in Decatur, Anna moved to Athens six years ago for school and hasn’t left since. She spends her nights working as a nurse in the Emergency Department and her days reading, hiking, and attempting to get her garden to grow. Anna has been practicing yoga for five years and loves the community…

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Mike Knight

Mike is nearly a lifelong resident of Athens. He was born in Waycross, GA (a long time ago), and landed here when he was a year old. Mike and his wife Sherry have been living in Watkinsville since the 90s.  They have three grown people now and a pack of doggies. Mike is a Registered…

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Matt Chambers

Matt found yoga mainly through his partner Nick, who has a strong passion for it. He’d taken a few classes before, but never done much with the practice. In July 2017, Nick and Matt came together to launch M3Yoga as a full yoga studio in Athens, GA. Since then, he’s enjoyed watching the community grow…

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Sarah Beam

Sarah Beam first experienced the life-affirming properties of yoga in 1999 and began practicing regularly in 2007 when she blissfully noticed that the asana practice was clearing away the sluggish remnants of postpartum blues.  She believes mindful movement and attention to the breath can focus the mind, open the heart, strengthen the body, encourage self-acceptance,…

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Michael Black

Michael Black is a certified rolfer and a local native. He holds 200 and 500 hour yoga certifications, has completed several months of residential study at Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, six months of study at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India, and completed his Rolfing certification from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in…

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Michelle Carver

For Michelle, yoga has been a long process of coming home to herself and building a sense of self-love and care, a practice that she cultivates every day. Yoga has been Michelle’s most powerful tool to sort through emotional, physical and spiritual pain, and fully integrate these aspects into her being. Michelle’s yoga practice centers…

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Shara Cherniak

Shara Cherniak loves yoga and is excited about sharing yoga practice with everyone! She started practicing yoga in 2009 and a whole new world and way of being in it opened up to her. She holds a 95 hr teacher training certification in Grounded Kids Yoga, an incredible children’s yoga program out of Atlanta and…

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Nick Combs

Nick hails from the DC metro area where he has lived most of his life, though Nick’s family is largely from Athens, GA and is also where he lived for 5 years during elementary school.  He is a Registered Nurse and began his career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD working in the Cardiovascular ICU,…

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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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Jade Fernandez

Somewhere along her fitness journey, Jade discovered yoga and never looked back. It was the first practice in which she felt both challenged and nurtured. She applied the patience, perseverance, and pranayama to her daily life in addition to her practice and noticed how much better everything became. In 2016, she did her 200 hour…

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