Like many people do, I discovered Yoga while trying to get “fit” after giving birth to my son. At the time I was trying a little bit of everything; boot camp, traditional cardio, weights, etc., but the minute I stepped foot into a yoga studio, I knew I’d found my love. I was tired of the high pressure gym vibe, tired of the body shaming, and the drill-sergeant mentality of many fitness coaches. Yoga was an amazing way to work from the inside out- caring for myself enough to be happy with my progress and treat my body with kindness and respect. Throughout the years I practiced and began to teach, I became ill with an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Through this challenging time, I had to learn how to restructure my diet and find more vigorous forms of exercise to get my insanely sluggish metabolism burning again. While I struggled through this period in my life I researched (and participated in) every fad exercise and diet you can imagine. Through all of this, I gained a wealth of knowledge that I am so incredibly eager to share with my students. My foundation in Yoga taught me to safely teach my students more vigorous forms of exercise, while also giving them emotional support and yogic tools to help them work on their fitness from a more self-love oriented perspective. Over the course of 3 years I’ve taught everything from gentle yoga, to cardio based weight lifting classes, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I love to watch my students amaze themselves each week with their own progress, I love to be their cheerleader, and help them to see that they are so much stronger than they ever thought possible. This work is my passion, and I care very much about every single person that steps into my class. I hope to meet YOU soon so that we can start working together to build a healthier you, inside and out!
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Sacha Rae Finnis Goolsby
I started my yoga journey after my second child, as a way to give myself some “me time”. Since starting yoga I have grown as a person, mother, friend, daughter and wife. I decided I wanted to take the Teacher Training for Kids Yoga, this way I could empower children, from an early age, to be in touch with their bodies, creativity and emotions. I wanted to use this training to give back to my community, have fun with my own children, and create possibility for others. I love teaching the Kids Class, it brings me such joy to listen and learn from these unfiltered children’s thoughts and ideas.
Teaching Kids then led me to enrol in the 200 RYT. I wanted to deepen my own practice and learn the history and philosophy of Yoga. I love reading the yoga books and continuing my learning with all aspects of yoga, from nutrition to the Sutras. I enjoy teaching and when I am not teaching I love assisting other teacher’s classes. It’s a wonderful gift to be able to give back to the community and continue my education.
I love Yin and Restorative Yoga – this brings me peace and stillness which I don’t always manage to create in everyday experiences. This hour on my mat either teaching or practicing brings me clarity and calmness whilst empowering myself and others to take on the juggling of emotions and obstacles daily life brings.
Outside the studio you can catch me listening to music and creating fun with my children and family.
Camille began her practice in college and she has chased her deep love of yoga in every way she can since soon after.
She takes every class and workshop available to learn how to bring poses to everyone. Camille teaches a playful practice while finding union of breath, alignment, and movement.
She believes in holding space for one another while we each grow in our journey and completed her 200 RYT with Gioconda Parker.
Denise had practiced Yoga only on occasion off and on for years until plaguing neck and back injuries were not being relieved by modern medicine.
An avid runner and swimmer since childhood and just beginning triathlons she ached to find a way to heal herself and return to sport in a safe manner.
Four years ago she began Yoga on almost a daily basis and gradually began to feel stronger. Today she is able to run, bike and swim to her hearts desire and considers Yoga to be her staple for success in her sport.
She is a registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance
Although she has a 16 year background of Nursing, Denise believes that Yoga was what she needed to heal
and transform her life. Every day is a new day for growth and opportunity to become the best person you can be and she hopes to help her students find their best version of themselves.