amandastaffAMANDA STEADMAN

CO-FOUNDER

TEACHER TRAINING
500 hr Ashtanga Certified with Margarida Tree, 25 hrs Intermediate Ashtanga Certified with Manju Jois, Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Jaye Bryan

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Pincha Mayurasana

SECRET INDULGENCE
Coffee and Chocolate

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Beach days with my family or taking a yoga class

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Mason Jennings or The Lumineers

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius


carlystaffCARLY BARNES

CO-FOUNDER

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hr Power Vinyasa with Charleston Power Yoga, A Baptiste Affiliate Studio

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Equally Ardha Chandrasana and Crescent Lunge

SECRET INDULGENCE
An Italian bread, cheese, prosciutto trio + vino

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
If my mind is calm a book and a hammock otherwise good company paired with an ocean breeze puts me in my happy place

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
The Head & the Heart on Vinyl, Missy Elliot/Snoop Dogg on road trips, and fill the space with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, and Lana Del Ray

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“Let no one come to you without leaving happier”


amystaffAMY SVENSSON

TEACHER TRAINING
NASM/AFAA Accredited Barre Shape Founder. Lead Trainer in Barre Shape Certification. Trained with Pure Barre, AFFA Certified beginning in 1989, Personal Trainer, Nutritional/Wellness Coach with Arbonne, Step/HIIT/Interval Training/Pilates classes.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Well I know what makes me shake, rather than shine, in Barre – Chair sits!

SECRET INDULGENCE
Dark Chocolate eaten very slowly, yum

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Lying on the beach with a great book or a good hike if mountain are available

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Don’t laugh, Katy Perry 🙂

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“Never Give Up!”


ashleighASHLEIGH WHITFIELD

TEACHER TRAINING
300 hr Foundations Vinyasa Yoga with Yoga Pogada, 200 hr Maha Soul Kundalini/Anusara with Sebastian Yoga Studio

Supplemental Training
25 hr Therapeutic Hands On Assists with 90 Monkeys, Nia White Belt, Extra hours in my YTT for Elementary Kids Yoga.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Pretty much any backbend specifically, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana or Urdhva Dhanurasana, yum

SECRET INDULGENCE
Bon Appetit magazine or any well photographed food magazine, warm cup of coffee, and listening to anything I can sing to

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Travelling!! Any anything in the sunshine with something tasty to snack on

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Crosby, Stills & Nash, Simon and Garfunkel, or Elvis

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“You, yourself, as much as anyone else in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection.” -Buddha


briestaffBRIE BEARD

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hr Anahata teacher training with Ana Costa, Encinitas, CA. Level 1 Kundalini teacher training with Gurumeher, Encinitas, CA. And an ongoing passion for the practice of Ashtanga.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Pincha Mayurasana, I love going upside down

SECRET INDULGENCE
Bon Appetit magazine or any well photographed food magazine, warm cup of coffee, and listening to anything I can sing to

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
LCD Sound System with cleaning or Thomas Mapfumo when I want to dance and/or cook

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“Your natural state is one of absolute well being, and in the absence of resistance your physical body must shine!!”


susanstaffSUSAN PETERSON

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hr Ashtanga Certified with Margarida Tree, 25 hr Intermediate Ashtanga Certified with Manju Jois and Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Jaye Bryan.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Surya Namaskara A, Navasana, Tripod.

SECRET INDULGENCE
Vanilla extra thick milkshakes and chocolate.

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
My yoga practice and going to the beach.

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Love music, love Joe Bonamassa, Pink, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“May you be free from pain and sorrow, may you be at peace.” -Jack Kornfield


staceystaffSTACEY KASSELMAN

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hr Ashtanga Primary Series Training, 2008 Baron Baptiste, Level 1, 2010, Wanderlust Teacher Training, 400 hrs, 2014.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Titibhasana, finding balance and extension at the same time

SECRET INDULGENCE
Binge watching House of Cards.

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Riding my bike.

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Red Hot Chili Peppers!!

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson


pamstaffPAM SHELTON

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hour Ashtanga Certified with Margarida Tree

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Ardha Chandrasana! It makes my heart happy!

SECRET INDULGENCE
Fromage D’Affinois on a fresh baguette

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Dominos and Graphic Design

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Pat Methany or Pink Floyd

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“You are your word.” – Lloyd Shelton, my dad


jenaestaffJENAE SCARBOROUGH

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hour Ashtanga Margarida Tree, 25 hour training with Manju Pattabi Jois

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Surya Namascar A and a wide knee Balasana

SECRET INDULGENCE
Cheese, olives, chocolate, candy…like kiddie candy, I love sweet tarts! I am a total foodie, so these are no secret for those who know me.

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Time with my family and being a mom. Anything on the water, outdoors, or with horses. I love doing any kind of art project, especially painting.

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Usually something mellow. I just love so many different styles of music from all genres, old and new.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.”
“I don’t usually regret thing I’ve done, just the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”


nicolestaffNICOLE CAPRA

TEACHER TRAINING
200 hour Vinyasa Yoga with Shelley Adelle. WSUPA Certified paddle Board Instructor.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Bakasana. Crow pose…on the paddle board.

SECRET INDULGENCE
Nutella and drinking beer in the shower.

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Being with my family, reading, or you’ll probably find me on the beach or on the water. Paddle boarding or surfing.

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
Bob Marley, Prince, Bon Iver…I love it all. Music is food for the soul.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller


loristaffLORI LONG

TEACHER TRAINING
Certified personal training since 2000, indoor cycling instructor, Tabata Trainer, Aqua instructor, Barre certified instructor, Lifestyle Educator and Health Coach.

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Love the challenge of V-Sits and colcanos

SECRET INDULGENCE
Homemade Carrot Cake! Cracked Conch!

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Floating in the ocean, gardening, hiking in the mountains, riding my motorcycle, sewing projects with my grandchildren, and creating delicious meals.

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
James Taylor, You Got a Friend, Carol King, Train Collections

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“Share and give Love with a Smile, that goes a long way.”


stevestaffSTEVE HUSTEAD

TEACHER TRAINING
CorePower RYS 200, CorePower Extensions Program (50 hours)

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Virbhadrasana II – you’ll need to engage nearly every muscle, some in flexion, others in extension

SECRET INDULGENCE
Carrot cake

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Traveling, Cycling, Swimming, Boating, and Back Country Skiing

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
U2, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Bob Segar

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“You get only one chance to make a first impression.”


brucestaffBRUCE BARKUS

TEACHER TRAINING

  • 120 hour Ashtanga Intensive Training with Kino McGregor and Tim Feldman
  • 230 hour Teacher’s Training Asheville Yoga Center. YA certified
  • 25 hour Ashtanga Certified with Manju Jois at One Yoga Planet
  • Ashtanga Workshops: David Swenson, Greg Nardi, David Keil, Kino McGregor, Lewis Rothlein

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE?
Eda Pada Bakasana or One Legged Flying Crow from the 3rd series

SECRET INDULGENCE
My wife is a great chef… anything she prepares, especially Italian

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
Solving difficult business problems and helping “start-ups”

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
OK… this is a long list as I love music. Everything But the Girl, The Kooks, MCYogi, Sade, WAH, Macklemore

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY
“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi


TARA Blackburn

TEACHER TRAINING

200 hr Integral Yoga with Don and Amba Stapleton Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara Costa Rica
100 hr + Vinyasa with Kristin Cooper

WHAT POSE MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE? 
Lately “Wild Thing” or Camatkarasana feels incredible, but my all time fav pose is Pigeon/Kapotasana

SECRET INDULGENCE
Chocolate

FREE TIME AMUSEMENT
With my family on the boat or on the beach. Anywhere where there is water and a nice breeze

MIGHT CATCH ME JAMMING OUT TO
My Bon Iver radio on Spotify

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strong pull of what you really love.” – Rumi