Suzy McCalley

Owner/Yoga Instructor

Suzy McCalley earned her certification as a 500 E-RYT yoga instructor at the Asheville Yoga Center.  She is the founder and owner of The Breathing Room.  Suzy 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 creatives. Her passion is educating on issues related to small business, personal enlightenment, stress, life balance, and self-care.

Suzy has been committed to practicing and teaching yoga for more than 15 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 13 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.  Suzy capped off her artistic talents and drive to be a leader in holistic wellness by earning her Master of Fine Arts degree from Goddard College in 2020.

She works privately with clients to achieve greater mental, emotional and physical balance as critical elements of the healing process.  She is also a professional speaker and leads group classes and retreats for businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations.  Clients, students, and teams that work with Suzy through her coaching and wellness programs experience life-changing transformation. Individuals 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 personal and professional lives.

Tiffany Henderson

Yoga Instructor

Tiffany is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor RYT 200. She is a graduate of the first yoga teachers training class offered at The Breathing Room in Jan 2021 (CYT 230). She is a native of Winston Salem North Carolina. Tiffany has been doing spiritual work for most of all her life and considers herself to be a true “spiritual humanitarian”. She is a professional psychic and tarot card reader. She has worked for several popular psychic companies since 2016. Tiffany’s practice and teaching focuses on helping individuals create a new way of thinking about life. Her abilities have aided many people to awaken to their true purpose and destiny. Yoga has been a life changing journey for Tiffany. “The Spirit of Yoga is powerful, and we can see its benefits consume our entire lives”. Tiffany teaches students of all age groups. She is passionate about guiding students on a journey of self-discovery and awareness. “My focus is helping people who want to become well mentally which leads to wellness physically”. I offer services that teach students the spiritual benefits of yoga and its foundations. Tiffany also specializes in techniques that help students cope and navigate everyday life with boldness.

Dezmon Woods

Dance Instructor

A native of the “City of Arts & Innovation”, Dezmon Woods is a dynamic performer and dance insructor. 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.

Intentional Expressions – Dezire Dance

Instructed by Dezmon Woods, this beginner level dance class explores a variety of ideas that are essential for any form of artistic movement. Participants will engage in assorted styles of dance including Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, African, and more! All classes will include fundamental body conditioning geared toward preparing participants for the particular style of movement per class. Creative combos will blissfully conclude each class, connecting choreographic intent to physical motion. Ages 10+ will find their purpose as the dancer they desire to be through Intentional Expressions! Register via phone (336-618-3748) or via email ( Class fee of $20/student is payable in cash, card, or Venmo.

Margaret Forsh

Yoga and Dance Instructor

Margaret was born by the Potomac River in Virginia and she is an alumna of University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated with a BFA in Dance Choreography and Performance with NC K-12 teacher licensure. While studying at UNCG, she performed with the Greensboro Ballet, Cyrus Art Productions and B.J. Sullivan. Margaret is a certified instructor with the Yoga Alliance, the American Ballet Theatre and Safety Release Technique. She taught Dance in Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools from 2010-2014 and taught ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and yoga classes for 12 years at The Ballet and Performing Arts Centre, located in Winston Salem, NC. She is a mother to three boys and she enjoys bringing her community together to make meaningful memories through movement. Her story is expressed in movement and she believes muscle memory matters.

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Rami Madan

Yoga Instructor

Rami has practiced yoga consistently for over ten years after wandering into an Ashtanga studio on Long Island while visiting family. Since then, he has practiced various styles and completed his teacher certification at Asheville Yoga Center in 2018. He has taught locally with Village Yoga, Yogammunity, and independently.

Annelle Webster

Trauma Informed Coach & Yoga Instructor

Annelle is now a certified Trauma-Informed Coach as of May 2023, having completed her training through the Centre of Healing. She is also a recent graduate of the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Breathing Room, class of June 2023. Annelle discovered yoga during a challenging time in her life, and it was a turning point in her journey towards healing and transformation. She was introduced to yoga during a counseling session, which helped guide her toward the light during her darkest days. Inspired by the powerful impact of yoga on her life, she’s now on a mission to share this healing power with others.
Annelle’s journey started when she became more observant of her son’s journey through his physical therapies, as he is a child with special needs. She enjoys practicing restorative yoga with him and has noticed a significant improvement in his overall mood and well-being throughout the day. This has fueled her dedication to making yoga accessible to all, regardless of physical limitations.
Annelle has experience teaching trauma-informed, chair, restorative and hatha yoga, catering to diverse needs and abilities. She embraces all styles of yoga and is eager to expand her practice and foster community growth, making yoga an inclusive and experience for all in our community. Let us breathe, heal, and grow together on the mat.

DeNea Crowell

Yoga instructor

DeNea is a passionate yoga teacher and practictioner of ancient and traditional healing arts. Born and raised in the city of Arts and Innovation, she is intentional about providing her community with a safe environment to delve into healing and transformation. She has been with The Breathing Room since 2021 and became certified in yoga through The Breathing Room in 2022. She specializes in womb healing as well and has been a practitioner in womb healing for 7 years. In 2022, she also gained certification in the Art of Tantra through The Breathing Room. She is also a history teacher, a mother and a community activist.

Courtney Feliz

Dance Instructor

Courtney Feliz is a lover of exploring cultures of the African diaspora through dance, music, language, and food.

Courtney began her dance journey by exploring Latin dance when she moved to NC in 2015. Her heart was first drawn to Dominican Bachata, which she still dances regularly. She is a certified Dominican Bachata instructor through the Academic Network of Dance (formerly Alex and Desiree Dance Worldwide).

Courtney was first introduced to samba by NC Brazilian Arts Project Director, Jenny Geska, and later went on the train with the other NC BAP directors and student team. In December 2020, Courtney began regularly training with Mestre and Director de Passistas Alex Coutinho. She has also trained other Brazilian dance styles with Mestra Nildinha Fonseca, Kellyn Rosa, Mayara Lima, and Duda Dance. In 2022, Courtney paraded in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval with three different samba schools.

Samba has brought so much joy to Courtney’s life. She is grateful for the opportunity to respectfully honor and share samba with everyone willing to experience it.

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