About Jamie

 
 

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I’ve been practicing Yoga for six years and teaching for close to four. I practice different styles of Yoga and will forever be a student of Yoga. Originally from Newport News Va, but have lived in NC for 20 years. I love tacos, going hiking and binge watching Sex In the City.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has changed every aspect of my life from living as clean as possible, my diet, being a more disciplined person, treating myself and others with respect and growing in my self awareness.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Brand New, Trampled By Turtles, and Odesza

The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot - Brand New

 

why FBY?

The Energy 

what makes you crazy?

Being late

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

The qualities I look for in an Instructor is being original and genuine. Someone who’s voice doesn’t change when they teach or sound like they are reading a script. I look for teachers that are students themselves and you know who they practice with. I especially look for teachers that are direct and don’t fill up the space with unnecessary talking; they create the space for the students to have their own experience and for the teacher to be comfortable with silence.

 
 

About Amy

 
 

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Amy has always lived an active lifestyle in a family surrounded by sports and athletics. She started her yoga journey nearly 6 years ago at Charlotte Family Yoga.

Originally from Charlotte, NC. Amy is a Charge Nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Operating Room on the Emergency Surgical Trauma Team,  so she has a good sense of how the body works and moves.  She has taken her yoga off the mat by joining “Operation Smile” as well as Wake Forest Global Health Team to do medical missions in other countries. Amy has recently started a nonprofit to combat the stigma and raise awareness for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, and utilizing yoga as a tool to aid in the recovery process, and generate community support.   She enjoys spending any free time at her son’s sporting events, traveling and trying new things, and yoga workshops of course.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has given me a major stress release from work and life.  I was at a very stressful job when I found and clung to it.  I saw a few friends from high school quit their corporate jobs to teach yoga and work at lululemon who suddenly seemed much happier.  I felt almost jealous and was like “ I want a job like that that doesn’t feel like a job!” I instantly made a choice to do teacher training.

Teacher training for me was very transformational.  It allowed me to let go of some of my shit and feel more confident and comfortable with myself.  I learned how to get out of my head,  breathe, and better deal with stress to become more flexible physically and mentally.

Yoga started out for me as a stress release because of the physicality and exercise.  Now it is more mental and emotional and has helped me gain the confidence to try new things and push myself to my edge, stepping out of my comfort zone.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

That’s really hard to choose.  One of my favorite all time bands is Boyz II Men.  My favorite songs to workout to however are high energy hip hop/pop songs.  I love artists like Justin Timberlake, Rhianna, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Fergie, and many more. Their up beat music help give me energy to get a better workout even when I feel exhausted and get me thru my day!

 

why FBY?

I came to FBY about 2 years ago with the intention to sub partly because I had not taught in a while, I felt I needed a new challenge in my life, and if anyone knows me they know I love change.  I love yoga, and I was searching for a new home to practice, and this place spoke to me.  I love the feel of the studio, and the people.  It feels very inclusive, and that you don’t have to “look” a certain way to be a part of the community and I love that!  Teaching again allowed me to feel like I could tap into my creative juices and express myself with creativity in sequencing flows, while forcing me to stay in the moment and adapt them on the fly to accommodate my class, as well as “practicing” getting over my fears of speaking in public and being seen.  I feel like this somewhat prepared me for my hospital job, being in charge of all the emergencies that happen in a constantly changing environment.  It has also better prepared me to feel more confident speaking out about things I am passionate about, even when scary or hard or people of authority, breaking down those barriers.  I have found that I am a warrior, and feel more solid in fighting for what’s right! Being here practicing with my students has forced me to push myself further out of my comfort zone with my teaching, my practice, and my life.  I love that I can teach week after week at this studio and see how my students and teachers have grown in their practices, teaching them new things, and seeing the joy that comes from them feeling empowered to push thru their fears and do the things they once told themselves they could not do! As a result it makes me do the same for myself.

 

what makes you crazy?

Slow drivers for sure!  I realize I tend to move at a much faster pace than some and I’m always in a hurry trying to maximize the amount of things I can do in a day, but the driving the speed limit or below in the fast lane drives me crazy!

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

I look for an instructor who appears strong and confident, who likes to keep things light and playful and allows students to be themselves and make their practice their own without feeling restricted.  If I want to go into child’s pose or and arm balance I want to feel the freedom to express myself in the way my body and mind needs me to that day in my practice!  I try to embody this in my own teaching, because I don’t want anyone to feel restricted or like they have to conform to exactly what I said in their practice.  I love watching people use creativity and express themselves in poses.  I feel like it is empowering to know you can come here and be yourself on your mat, take what you need from the practice without being corrected or feeling that its wrong.  It is very freeing!

 
 

About Megan

 
 

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Hey! I’m Megan. I have 2 super cute boys, Parker and Fisher, my hubby (he’s cute too:) ), Phillip, and a fluffy chocolate labradoodle named Kai. By day, I work in employee wellness in a healthcare system and in my free time we all head to the beach any chance we get.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

When life gets crazy, when it all piles on, when things go not so right, Yoga reminds me to breathe deep and helps me process life, thoughts, and some days just reminds me to slow down.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Van Morrison, Maroon 5/Adam Levine, and really any 90’s pop or hip/hop. I like almost anything :)

 

why FBY?

I always had a passion for yoga, to know more and grow in it but I would never walk through the doors of a "yoga studio." I always thought only people "who know how to do yoga" go to yoga studios and that wasn’t me. FBY gave me not just yoga but a community, a WARM welcome, and encouragement every step of the way. FBY reminds me that there’s no reason to go at life alone; we’re all dealing with the same ol’; stuff. Breathe, Sweat, Flow, Let it go! :)

 

what makes you crazy?

When my hubby takes the first bite of my food from my plate!

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

An instructor that clearly has passion for teaching, and for sharing that passion with others. Someone who’s always looking to learn and grow and then share that with their students.


 
 

About Nathalie

 
 

I came to Feel Better to find relief from the anxiety I was facing as a mother raising four young children. I needed a place to decompress and to get my body feeling well again, but I found so much more! Feel Better has empowered me to let go of the small stuff and make connections with people I would have avoided in the past. I love to come to my mat to reconnect with with what matters most in my life and to sweat out the things that don’t! I am so grateful for the community Feel Better has created for me and so many others.


 
 

About Caity

 
 

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I grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and went to college at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. I moved to Greensboro in 2016 with my boyfriend so that he could attend graduate school at NCA&T. While in Tallahassee, I did a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Hot Yoga Tallahassee and a 20 hour aerial vinyasa certification! I am a hot yoga junkee and discovered Dancing Dogs and Baptiste Yoga when I moved to Greensboro. I fell in love with Baptiste Power Yoga and did Dancing Dog’s 200 hour training over summer 2017. In my free time, you can find me on my mat, at home with my boyfriend, Anthony, and our three pound yorkie, Willow, or at UNCG where I am in a masters program for Teacher Education.

I am so excited for the chance to share my yoga with the FBBY community. Shelley, the teachers, and the students at FBBY welcomed me immediately with open arms just as I am. It’s rare to find a place that accepts you just as you are and FBBY is one of those places! I hope to bring that kind of loving acceptance to each of my classes.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has impacted me in so, so many ways. Physically, it has made me stronger and more flexible. Yoga brings ease and empowerment to my body. Mentally, yoga has done all that and more. This practice built my self-esteem and helped me move past the boundaries that I set for myself.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

My top three favorite bands/musicians are really hard to decide on but if I had to pick just three it would be City and Colour, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and Bright Eyes. My favorite song is Black as Night by Nahko

what makes you crazy?

When the bed isn’t made! I love getting into a made bed at night, but my boyfriend doesn’t really care or if I am not able to do yoga for more than 3 days. Other than that, I’m pretty laid back (most days).

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

When practicing yoga, I look for teachers who are real, who are willing to stand up in front of people and be vulnerable, make mistakes and get messy. I hope to show up that way to my students, unedited, perfectly imperfect. This is why I love to teach and love to share my yoga with FBY. Life is messy, there is no filtered version of living and we could all stand to be a little bit more vulnerable. Communities like FBY teach us how to do that and teach us that we are more alike than we are different.


 
 

About Lisa

 
 

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I am originally from New Jersey (don't hold it against me) where I grew up and studied engineering and International business. After college I lived in a lot of cool places - Philadelphia, Chicago, LA, Charleston and Charlotte but now have called Burlington, NC home since 2007. I work in Elon, NC as a Product Manager where I develop and market valves for clean energy applications. My husband Gwynn and stepson Alex share a house with a cast of furry characters that includes dogs, cats and foster kittens. I am a total animal lover and as a foster mom I socialize kittens so that they can get adopted into loving homes.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

I ruptured the lowest disk in my back in 2009 and had to have surgery to repair it. In 2016 I started having pain again and decided to try yoga. Now, my back feels better, I have lost weight and have a new way to deal with stress and have a much better perspective on everyday life.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Marc Cohn - True Companion, Foo Fighters - Everlong, Allman Brothers - Midnight Rider. 

why FBY?

FBY is the real deal folks!  I love the atmosphere, clients and teachers that make this place so special to be at.  The level of commitment from everyone to support each other and truly be a “YES” for each other is what makes FBY so phenomenal

what makes you crazy?

In general I get very frustrated by lazy, unhelpful people. At work I hate meetings that have no point or purpose!

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

I look for instructors who really love yoga and want to share their practice and experience with me. For me, I want to embody acceptance and growth in my teaching. I have seen so much growth in myself and others from yoga and I want to encourage others to truly come to their fullest expressions in yoga and in life.

 
 

About Annette

 
 

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I completed a  200 hour yoga teacher training through Green Monkey Yoga and I’m currently working on a 300 hr. YTT at Asheville Yoga Center. I also teach SUP yoga on the Haw River.

I’m a SC native,mother of two grown sons and a daughter in law, lover of yoga, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, and paddleboarding.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has made me stronger and helped me overcome some of the fears that once hindered my growth. My practice has brought me an incredible amount of peace.

My yoga practice has given me the confidence and courage to create a richer life by taking risks. It’s helped me to stay grounded in the midst of change. It brings me great joy to share this with others.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and The Doors (sorry I couldn’t stop at 3)

I can’t pick a favorite song. That’s too hard.

 

why FBY?

Warm loving community and cold lavender towels

 

what makes you crazy?

Greed

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

A willingness to be real and vulnerable.

The ability to help students of all levels feel good about their practice

A sense of humor

 
 

About Jill

 
 

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I am from everywhere & Home is where we are, I’ve always been a bit of a gypsy but Burlington is growing on me. I love life and it loves me back - I look forward to everyday and being in it. when buying a house it has to have a big kitchen because I dance in my kitchen & I cook with my whole family. Dinner is a big deal. Reading , meditating, yoga are all things that make a better person. My Core is happiness...... perspective is everything.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

GEEZ, where do I start? its changed everything. My whole life shows up on my mat, what I ate & drank, how I slept and how I reacted to my family and friends. That hour on my mat makes me a better person because that hour on my mat my life is looking straight at me. In that - Yoga has created a dialog between my mind & body that didn’t exist before. It’s like learning how to breathe all over again.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Cold play lemon jelly PJ Harvey &; led Zeppelin, Beck, Beatles, the Black Keys , Liz Phair... this is not fair.. I can’t pick

 why fby?

Feel Better Yoga is a special place. it is a place of growth. 

I came to FBY on opening day. I was already a seasoned yogi of 16 years of practice. And my first class opened my eyes to something that was so hard hard to put into words. I was sure that my mind and body had just experienced a connection for the first time in my life -  my mind and body were communicating effortlessly. 

when class was over I was still in a daze over what had just happened. I walked to the front desk - introduced myself and asked "what I could do to help”. I immediately knew this community, this space was going to be something big and incredible. Over the past two years my personal growth has been overwhelming. I have learned more about myself in two years than I had the 45 years before. Ive learned how to connect with a community. I learned how to connect with myself in a space that is safe to explore - get clear - and figure shit out. I've leaned how to identify the obstacles I've created for myself and how to over come them. Ive learned how to create that space for others so they can experience that too. 

FBY is a magical place. 

what makes you crazy?

wasted time - doing things I don’t want to do, will literally make me insane.

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

When I have an instructor that is in the room with me the whole time. Holding space for me and supporting me. I feel Lighter when I walk out of the room. I learned what it feels like to open your heart and let it support a room. It is a beautiful & scary feeling to hold space for a room full of people with my heart lying in the middle of the room. Anyone can memorize a sequence of poses but it is a true Baptiste Yogi that can hold that space with allowing themselves to be vulnerable.

 
 

About Blair

 
 

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A Greensboro native and Tar Heel at heart, Blair is reconnecting with her North Carolina roots through yoga. Baptiste Power Yoga is her saving grace for stress management and bringing balance, peace and joy into her life. Always the avid adventurer and seeker of truth, yoga awakens her playful and honest personas. She knows yoga has transformed her life and believes it must be shared with others!

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Inspires me. It brings out Drishti and Tapas in ways that I didn’t know were possible. Generating intense focus and purpose of energy for 60 minutes and having the discipline to keep creating that on a regular schedule illuminates all types of possibility and new opportunities.

Teaches me. How my words land in my student’s mind, body and hearts teaches me how to be impeccable with my word. Just like my mat, my students are a mirror reflecting all of the good, bad and ugly back at me to choose to accept or change.

Connects me. The energy flow throughout the room is palpable and I feel connected to every being and the community as a whole. The exchange of life force energy is dynamic and shifts my vision around my words and removes any rock in my way.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Ja Rule, Taylor Swift, The Band (Atlantic City)

 

why FBY?

This community is amazing! So open to seeking the truth through new possibility, so ready to create space for something new, and so willing to commit to growth. It is a special place that allows for restoration, connection and growth all at the same time.

 

what makes you crazy?

When things are dirty. Total neat and control freak over here. I don’t like dirt and grime, but clutter is my arch enemy; I can’t resist the urge to clean it all up immediately!

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

Authenticity. Getting real with ourselves is important and the only path to find our true north. I constantly tell myself and my students to do the work whatever that looks like right here and now; not from where we wish it is. Looking for and listening to what you need in this moment and accepting that for what it is and what it is not, is seeking the your truth and your acknowledgement of that truth opens new pathways of possibility for you.

 Growth. I remind myself (and my students) everyday to strive not to arrive because there is no destination; it’s all about the journey. Choosing to give up something (for me it is fear) everyday is hard work and requires you to step outside of your comfort zone in order to create space for something new. Opening up to new things allows for us to experience and begin again.

 
 

About Tammy

 
 

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Born & raised in NC, love to be outdoors, family vacations most often involve my family of 5 spending time on the lake or beach in our camper where we ride bikes & play on the water wakeboarding, tubing, kneeboarding, & skiing.  Beach is my fav place overall with the sun on my face, salty air breeze, & sound of crashing waves....ahhhh.  I always tell my kids I’ll try anything once in case they are scared to try something new.  Why not let them laugh at their momma try.  Funny part is many times I surprise them (& myself) on what I can do.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga is my way to relieve stress, let go, drop what is holding me down. It makes me so much happier & calmer, making me a better mom & wife! It’s taught me to breathe first, then work through life’s challenges & curveballs with simplicity instead of over responding. I’m a caregiver at heart being a nurse & a mom, but in order to care for others wholeheartedly, I must take care of myself too…..for me that is yoga!

 

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

This is tough!  I love music, all genres & there’s always something to match my mood!  Love to hear Maroon 5 & Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, & Halsey’s voices.

why FBY?

FBY is such a warm, welcoming community that accepts everyone how they are.  No judgments.  Couldn’t ask for anything more.

what makes you crazy?

2 things:  1) Being late!  My Dad made my family extremely late to everything.  Drove me nuts, never again!  2) Judgments!  It’s not necessary & helps no one.  

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

I love an instructor that encourages growth, reminds us that where there is commitment to ourselves within our practice & off our mats, there is transformation.  It’s unbelievably rewarding when you start to feel & see your own growth & transformation in process.  Encouraging growth makes our possibilities endless!  

 
 

About Bonnie

 
 

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I'm a super passionate about yoga funny lady. I love learning new things, traveling, and eating/cooking. I love love fun leggings & wish I could wear them everywhere all the time.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has made a huge difference in my life, giving me confidence, Encouraging me to love my body and be able to stay in the messy not so comfortable parts of life.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Elton john, Pink.Loving Madison Ryann Ward right now

Fav song - Brave by Sara Bareilles

why FBY?

From the first moment I walked in I felt loved. My biggest why is the immense sense of community here

what makes you crazy?

I'm a bit crazy about time and lateness drives me crazy. If I say I'm going to be late it means i'll be there right on time usually.

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

My favorite yoga teachers have given me permission to play and explore my practice while also encouraging me to go outside my comfort zone.

I try to give everyone the opportunity to find their personal practice, what works for them right now while inviting growth.


 
 

About Samantha

 
 

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Originally from Massachusetts, graduated from Elon in 2015, moved home for a bit, but NC stole my heart and here I am! I work full-time at Elon with student athletes, am finishing my Master's in Criminal Justice, love/miss my family, and if you looked up Type A in the dictionary you'd probably find a pic of me! I am my happiest when I am in a yoga studio or laying on a beach or eating ice cream out of the carton :)

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga showed up for me at a time in my life when i was trying to figure out who I was and how to love myself. I don't have it all figured out but yoga helps me work through what is in my head, get on my mat, breathe, and be a part of something bigger than myself.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

I truly like a variety of music so this is tricky! My favorite artists right now are Ben Rector, Andy Grammer, and Sara Bareilles. But if I need to jam out in my car or in my power yoga practice it is Cardi B that I put on repeat.

 

why FBY?

This place brings me more than a workout, it brings me light and love, community and family. I had walls built around myself for so long. I work in a field of constantly creating space for others, I needed to learn how to do that for myself. This community helps me create that space in such a big way. I am open to so much more & i am much more honest with myself.

 

what makes you crazy?

am i ever not crazy?? being out of my routine makes me the craziest! and when people don't stay true to their word / do their job

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

When I am practicing on my mat, i want to be able to give myself grace, feel peace, and open to possibility. that is what I look for in an instructor... the ability to create that space for me in the room. That is what I hope to bring to you yogis on your mats when I am teaching too! I try to embody light, love, and laughter while teaching. Yoga is messy, life is messy, let's get messy on our mats together.


 
 

About Adam

 
 

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I grew up on the Florida beaches, college at USF in Tampa (#GoBulls), moved to Greensboro in 2007 for graduate school, left a big piece of my heart in Boston, back in NC since 2014. In my free time you can find me running in the mountains, playing with my dog Fenway @adventures_of_fen , or drinking a beer on a patio with my wif (no “e”) Kathryn. When I really need to work, you can find me at my office, Starbucks (or other local coffee shop) drinking an Americano – with an extra shot of course.
I started on the path to teaching yoga as a lot of people do, by working a 40hr/week corporate job and grinding away for several years. After quitting my job, I started freelance writing, teaching yoga, and working at lululemon. So, I guess you could say, I went ALL-IN on personal fulfillment. I completed my 200-hr training at Dancing Dogs Yoga Greensboro. Additionally, I completed The Art of True North at DDYG through the Baptiste Institute and The Art of Assisting at DDY Savannah through the Baptiste Institute.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has made me more patient. With myself first, with those I love, and with complete strangers. By understanding exactly who I am, and being in the constant work of self-improvement, yoga has taught me to find joy in the work. Yoga has also made me a better runner and athlete. From cardio to hip-opening, yoga has made me a better physical version of myself at 30 than I ever was at 20.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Right now (this will change by the time you finish reading this) – Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton. All-Time Favorite Song –Kenny Chesney, Keg in the Closet

Why FBY?

There’s a quote from Steve Prefontaine that sums up this community pretty well: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”. FBY gives me their absolute best, every time. I promise I’ll keep bringing you mine. That’s Why FBY.  

what makes you crazy?

More than a few things, but here are two. 1. Not saying thank you. To everyone. The barista, the stranger who holds the door, your parents for putting up with your shit. 2. People who don’t use their turn signals. It’s on the steering wheel for a reason.

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

Authenticity – the greatest teachers I have ever had were the same person in the studio as they were at the corner tavern. Authenticity is key to connection, to showing up for your class, and to standing in your power as a teacher. 2. Ease – This is not about the ease of a class. Class should be sweaty, messy, and full of growth. This ease is in the interactions we have with people who are new to yoga, seasoned practitioners, or those who will never practice yoga. Ease in conversation, ease in giving grace, and ease in understanding. Every person is dealing with their own world in the best way they know how, show some ease, and make your interaction a positive one, for everyone.

 

 
 

About Heather

 
 

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Heather has been a teacher since 2012 under Rusty Wells, Bhakti Flow YTT and is currently working on her 500 YTT under Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine. When she is not doing yoga, she enjoys spending time with her dog, training Brazilian jiujitsu, and saving the elephant through her non-profit ELEI, Elephant Education Initiative.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

yoga has changed me on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Yoga has brought me an inner peace that I have never had before.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Bon Iver, Notorious BIG, Van Morrison
Song: Juicy

why FBY:?

It feels like home 

what makes you crazy?

Overfilling my schedule, being away from my animals and stillness 

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

sense of playfulness, compassion, wisdom about the human body and human spirit.

 
 

About Gretchen

 
 

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A Jersey Girl transplanted to North Carolina via way of Elon University. Received her graduate degree from the University of Iowa and now teaches Voice and Music at Elon. Found her soulmate, Jordan, in NC and is now here permanently (GO HEELS). Gretchen sings professionally and can be found singing locally and abroad and sometimes even in the studio! She loves her bulldogs (Hank and Russell), sports, living a healthy lifestyle, her hubs, the beach, and all things yoga.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

It has taught me to LET GO for goodness sake! You can’t control and plan out your whole life, but you can be present NOW and enjoy the journey! Breathe, baby breathe!

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Hard one for a music teacher – I love all kinds of music from 90s hip hop to country to Chopin to opera to Ace of Base! Love Puccini’s La Boheme and The Beatles’ Let It Be!

 

why FBY?

Because fby feels like home. Fby welcomed me and continues to welcome me with open arms every time I walk through the doors. It’s a community. It’s a family. I know you want to come get in this group hug!

 

what makes you crazy?

Dirty fingernails. Not saying thank you. Panty lines. Clutter. Flat singing.

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

Authenticity. Someone that is true to themselves and isn’t afraid to show it every minute of the class. This allows the class to trust them and in turn follow their lead as a teacher. Curiosity. Someone that is willing to be student and teacher – always learning new things, admitting when they make a mistake, seeking new ways to teach and lead a class, and ways to enhance the practice. Fun! Someone that can let go and let loose! Smile, laugh, and dance in class! Be a friend and mentor. Someone that lights up a room and makes you feel good.

 

 
 

About Jenn

 
 

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Born and raised in North Carolina.

I’m a mother of two and grandmother of one.

I’m am fueled by coffee!! You will rarely find me without a cup in my hand. I’ve been known to take coffee in to my yoga practice. Besides coffee, my comforts are yoga, pizza, and sweets. If I’m not at the yoga studio you will more than likely find me outdoors. I love being outside taking in fresh air while playing with my two dogs, hiking, drawling with sidewalk chalk, blowing bubbles or working with my flowers.  My favorite book series is Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz. I believe when we nurture our creativity our inner child comes out. Letting my inner child surface brings joy and lightness to my life.

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga has taught me to be more mindful of thoughts, emotions, and actions. It has allowed me to notice my strengths and weakness. Yoga has empowered me to make major life style changes to better myself. I feel more inspired to live healthier

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

My taste in music is FOREVER changing!!

My music selection changes with my mood. I believe music is therapeutic- uplifting, healing, and calming. I listen to what I feel I need at the moment.

Currently I’m loving- Jillian Jacqueline- “God Bless this Mess”, Lauren Daimler-“You Say”,

Zach Williams-“Fear is a Liar”

 

why FBY?

Connection !!!! Under the word connection in the dictionary there should be a picture of FBY. Ever since the first time I walked through the front doors I have felt at home.

It’s a beautiful community that has made me feel so supported. FBY fills me with love. Forever grateful for FBY!

 

what makes you crazy?

When I can’t fit my yoga practice in my schedule it makes me CRAZY.

Things that drive me nuts:

The sound of someone filing and clipping nails in a public place.

Someone changing the radio or tv station I watching/ listen to with out first asking if it’s okay.

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

Authentic and confident. I love teachers that are confident with being perfectly imperfect.

I love Passionate instructors. I want to feel that my instructor truly LOVES yoga.

As a teacher I try to connect with my class in a way that they can feel my love for yoga.  I love to share how yoga works and connects with my life off the mat as well as how it has change my life.



 

 
 

About Katie

 
 

give us the 5-second scoop on you

One of my greatest values is relationships.  My heart is to truly connect with others.  I love life and I live in possibility.  I am married to my all-time favorite person, Jeff Page.  Our friendship began in June 2001 and we said 'I do' in August 2007.  We have the most amazing daughter, Sophia Wren.  Born in August 2014.  She is the song of my heart, the melody that fills my life with joy and wonder.  Sophia Wren is the inspiration for my kids yoga studio, Wren's Nest.  I inspire healthy living around the world with Juice Plus+ and my #TRUEnorth tribe.  I love to sing, dance, travel, hike, trail run, and create community wherever I go!

how has yoga made a difference in your life?

Yoga brings more joy, wholeness, and community into my life.  I started my yoga journey in Los Angeles on March 2, 2012, my yoga birthday.  Wow, I can't imagine life without my practice.  My practice cultivates getting out of my head and living from my heart, my true north.

top 3 fave bands/musicians & all time fave song? 

Coldplay, Amanda Cook, Cageless Birds.  John Mark McMillan 'Future / Past'.

 

why FBY?

FBY is my yoga home because of our amazing community.  The people that create our community are heart and soul.  I love and believe in our community so much that I drive 30-45 minutes from Greensboro to be a part of and co-create with these incredible humans.  I am so grateful that Shelley offered me the opportunity to join the FBY team in August 2016.  I am proud and oh so lucky that I have been a part of FBY from the very beginning and even taught one of our first classes on opening day!  You, yes, YOU are welcome here!  Come experience the miracle of connection, growth, and sweat, lots and lots of sweat. #sweatmorestressless

 

what makes you crazy?

Dry lips!  I can't live without lip balm, seriously.  My favorite is Whole Foods organic pomegranate orange lip balm.

what qualities do look for in a instructor and how do you embody them in your teaching? 

Connection is key in the instructor and student dynamic.  I entrust my practice to teachers that see their students, that are for their students, and that create a space to discover something new.  Instructors that smile, teach with boldness, joy, and fun.  I love to be mentally and physically challenged.  Baptiste Yoga is the perfect combination of physicality, empowerment, and possibility.  I am passionate about empowering others to authentically shine.  I promise a class experience that will stretch, strengthen, and engage you in body and being.  My classes are challenging, inspiring, and fun!