Karen Kaplan

Yoga Instructor

Karen M. Kaplan PsyD, RYT 1000, IAYT

 Owner of Healing Art of Integrative Therapies, has studied extensively in Integrative Therapies & holds advanced certifications in Kinesthetic Myofascial Integration & Yoga Therapies. She teaches yoga & mind-body health & awareness workshops for corporations & at private clients. Karen enjoys working with individuals of all ages, including those who have mental health issues, physical injuries, joint pain, disabilities, neurological & autoimmune diseases.  Using techniques from numerous traditions of yoga, and her studies in physical therapy & KMI, Karen engenders healing through hands on work as well as creates personal practices & classes focused on building core strength, discovering the power of the breath & developing proper physical alignment. Through intentional movement, clients are able to quiet the mind & often discover a deeper knowledge of the self as well as a recognition of how they deal with others & the world around them. Karen finds the practice of yoga to be profound in transforming the body & the Spirit.

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!  suzana.mccalley@gmail.com

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.

 

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Kirtan Coan

Yoga Instructor

Kirtan Coan began her eight-limbed yoga adventure in New York City in 1965. She was certified to teach hatha yoga in 1978 by Dr. Ramamurti Mishra, founder of Ananda Ashram in New York City. She is also certified as a Mindful Yoga and Meditation Instructor, and an advanced practitioner of Vipassana Mindful Meditation with Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA,. She has taught Mindful Flow Yoga to silent meditation retreats and spirituality groups in North and South America. Here in Winston Salem, Kirtan has offered classes for Pretzel Logic, Whistling Women, Golden Flower, Arts of Yoga, and Yoga Gallery Studios. She has also taught Mindful Flow Yoga in the curriculum of the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). She is also a psychotherapist in private practice and a clinician at The Mood Treatment Center. Kirtan fosters personal and collective awakening of our radiant heart and finds that her love of our yoga community deepens with every wrinkle.

 

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.

 

Rachel Nolan

Yoga Instructor

Rachel was born and raised in England, but has made Winston-Salem her home for the past 4 years. She discovered yoga in high school, as a way of relieving exam stress. It was love at first down dog, and she has been practicing yoga for over twenty years now.

She realized she wanted to share her passion and practice with others, so she took the next step in her yoga journey by completing a 200 HR Teacher Training here in Winston-Salem, with Kristen Williams at K10Yoga.

Rachel believes yoga is for everyone. It is her mission to have you leave her yoga class with a deep feeling of inner calm and well being, that you can carry with you into the world.

 

Jennifer Locklear

Yoga Instructor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Hypnotherapist

Jennifer has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005 and owns a thriving group private practice, Lewisville Family Counseling. In 2014 she completed her 200 hour Yoga for Behavioral Health Teacher Training with Subtle Yoga in Asheville, and she is currently enrolled in Subtle Yoga’s 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Jennifer discovered yoga in 2013 as a means of healing anxiety and depression and has been using yoga in her counseling practice ever since. Jennifer believes in the power of yoga to heal both the body and the mind, and enjoys sharing yoga to help heal the nervous system.

Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading, learning, traveling, and trying new things.

 

Lauren Roscana

Yoga Instructor

Greetings yogis! My name is Lauren Roscana  and I am excited to be sharing in your yoga journey.  Like many of us I have spent a lot of time looking for peace and happiness in all the wrong places and it wasn’t until I took my first yoga class six years ago, that I started down the path towards true happiness. In the beginning I was drawn to yoga because I had grown up doing gymnastics and I understood the importance of the mind body connection. Healthy body equals a healthy (and happy) mind! I saw this same connection within yoga and I wanted more. From my first class I was hooked! I tried all different yoga classes; ashtanga, vinyasa flow; hot yoga, restorative… you name it, I tried it. However, the more advanced I became in my practice, the more I began to feel as though something was missing. I started trying studio after studio searching for that deeper contentedness that spiritual experience that I could feel bubbling beneath the surface of all of these beautiful postures. This search led me to find Yogaville Satchidanada Ashram in Buckingham, VA, to say that this place forever changed me would be an understatement. Yogaville’s teachings are centered around the original teachings from India which focused on self improvement and evolution of the soul. A call was placed upon my heart during my time at Yogaville that I should bring back these ancient teachings to my home, my roots, so that I can help to shift the universal consciousness. I want to help usher in unity and oneness to Divine Yoga, so get ready to dig deep into your practice and come to find the peace and happiness within.

 

Leigh Green

Yoga Instructor

Registered Nurse BSN  26yrs
Healthy Lifestyle Advocate
Australian  Mum of 3
I have Practiced yoga throughout the last 25 yrs of my life and started as a form of complimentary  medicine to in a world that predominantly relies on modern medicine to cure all.  I became aware during Nurse school that over 85% of people hospitalized were there with a lifestyle related disease.
Mind and body are connected and each affect the other.
Yoga has enabled me to cope and overcome many adversities in my healthy life – such as 2 traumatic events; divorce and a child that has been medically fragile for 15 yrs.
I started noticing how life stress, if not managed can result in physical body ailments.

“Your body hears your mind.”
I would like to share and teach yoga to others and let them realize the great benefits of how this complimentary practice can promote lifelong ,  heathy  benefits.

“A person can rise through the efforts of his own mind; or draw himself down, in the same manner. Because each person is his own friend or enemy.”
– The Living Gita

 

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Ashleigh Rainko

Yoga Instructor
Ashleigh Rainko is a certified yoga instructor who practices yoga for a greater sense of balance, fitness and mindfulness. She was initially drawn to the practice as a workout, though has grown to believe that yoga is a fundamental necessity to develop and nurture body, mind and spiritual wellness. With more than ten years of experience practicing yoga, Ashleigh earned her 250-hour yoga certification in January 2017.

 

 

Caroline Stevens Yoga Instructor The Breathing Room

Caroline Stevens

Yoga Instructor

Caroline Stevens recieved her 200hr yoga certification in Playa Negra, Costa Rica! Her certification focuses on therapuetic alignment and Ayurveda wellness.

In addition to yoga, Caroline has been dancing since she was four. Her dancing inspires a creative approach to her yoga practice and she also very much enjoys teaching improvisational and technique focused dance classes.

In her spare time Caroline enjoys directing dance shows, writing, climbing, traveling, and hiking. Wherever and whenever, she ultimately loves being active and indulging in any form of art where she can express creativity.

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.

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