Suzy McCalley

Owner/Yoga Instructor

Suzy McCalley is a wellness coach, certified yoga and reiki practitioner, singer, actor, writer, speaker and entrepreneur. She was born and raised in Brazil by professional musicians and community-based entrepreneurs. Her passion is educating on issues related to business, stress and life balance. Suzy is a founder and co-owner of The Breathing Room, and also offers private yoga sessions.

Private clients and students that have worked with Suzy through her coaching and wellness program experience tremendous results. Clients gain new skills such as increased strength and flexibility, more effective emotional and mental management, reduced stress, greater confidence and productivity, increased levels of peace, joy, and overall satisfaction in their lives.

Suzy has been passionate about practicing and teaching yoga for more than 12 years.  Her unique journey brought her from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Austin, Texas, then to Winston Salem where she has lived for the past 8 years with her sweet son Henry.  A highly creative artist, Suzy sings, acts, writes, dances, plays the violin and teaches on all of these subjects.  Suzy incorporates a range of holistic practices into her work, including many styles of yoga (influenced by everything from kundalini to yin and ashtanga), meditation practices, breathing techniques and tai chi techniques. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping) Practitioner. 

She works privately with clients to achieve greater mental, emotional and physical balance.  She is also a professional speaker and leads group classes and retreats for businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations.  Clients that have worked with Suzy experience tremendous results, including greater health, happiness, stress reduction and an overall increased sense of wellbeing in their personal and professional lives.

She currently offers private yoga sessions, coaching session, violin lessons, voice lessons, reiki sessions and EFT sessions.

Feel free to contact Suzy directly with any questions about these services!

Julie Dunton

Yoga Instructor

Julie is a Colorado native but has resided in North Carolina for 25 years. She began practicing as a student of Iyengar style yoga in 2008. She attained her 200 hour instructor certification in 2012 through Sunrise Yoga in Clemmons, NC.

Julie’s wellness background includes 4 years in the martial arts of tai chi and kung fu, from those practices she applies the controlled breathing and meditation methods, as they are essential for relaxing in each pose.

Her journey of enlightenment has been fueled by her encouraging passion to heal mind, body, and soul through the art of yoga. She has been gifted with authentic compassion that has a resonating ability to help her attune to the personal need of each student. Julie recognizes the essential need for whole body healing, and that need can be vitally enhanced by the calm and relaxing benefits of yoga.


Taylor Pisel

Yoga Instructor

Taylor is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT-200). She completed Savvy Soul Yoga’s teacher training program at The Breathing Room in 2016. She enjoys teaching therapeutically oriented classes as well as flows that welcome yogis of all levels. Pending the approval of her application, she will be a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) in July 2018. Taylor enjoys growing vegetables, reading, and spending time in Asheville.

Louis Bowman Yoga Instructor The Breathing Room Louis Bowman

Yoga Instructor

Louie was First introduced to Asian philosophies and training at the age of 12 with the practice of Shaolin Kung Fu. Adding to that practice Tai Chi and the understanding of the body’s energies, meditation and devotional practices until his later twenties. Louis also studied various religions and theologies throughout his years. In his later 30s suffering a devastating back injury that left him jobless for 3 years and laying on his back he found the practice of classical Indian music which led him in-turn to the practice of yoga. After louis found greater Health, flexibility, and overall well-being through his practice of yoga, he decided to share his practice with the community and whomever wants to learn more. Since becoming a yoga teacher he is also became a Reiki practitioner and an ordained minister to further his practice and cause.

Jodi Johnson Yoga Instructor at The Breathing RoomJodi Johnson

Yoga Instructor

I’m a recent K10Yoga graduate under Kristen Williams and Natalie Johnson. I have been in healthcare for 21 years and I hope to use my background to help others by establishing a yoga practice in your life. I have practiced yoga off and on for the past 10 years but more consistently the past 2 years. I want everyone to feel comfortable coming to class and know that yoga is for everyone! Come join me as we grow our yoga practices together!
I’m married to my husband Chris, and we have two furbabies, Jimmy and Salem. We live in Winston-Salem and look forward to seeing you in class soon!

Dezmon Woods Dance Instructor at The Breathing RoomDezmon Woods

Dance Instructor

A native of the “City of Arts & Innovation”, Dezmon Woods is a dynamic performer and dance instructor. He developed a passion for the performing arts at a young age. As a student, Dezmon was a member of Parkland Magnet High School’s Dance Movement Company, Choral Ensemble, and Men’s Ensemble. He was cast in various high school productions, including The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, and Guys and Dolls. He was also a part of -and currently coaches- the Dancing Debs marching band auxiliary. At Winston-Salem State University, Dezmon was a member of the Association of Rhythmic Talent, the WSSU Choir, and Schola Cantorum. His travel and performances with WSSU took him all over the United States and to places such as the Bahamas and South Africa. Dezmon premiered with the NC Black Repertory Company in the 2015 production of Black Nativity and returned as a cast member in 2016, 2017, and 2019. In 2016, he was also cast by the NC Black Repertory Company as part of the ensemble in The Gospel According To Broadway. Dezmon’s most recent work, Gem, produced and directed locally by Nathan Ross Freeman, premiered at A/perture Cinema in June 2019.

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