INSPIRED INSTRUCTION . . .

ANIL

Anil is the owner & director of Yoga Inspired.

He opened this space because wants to help people utilize Yoga as a tool for living. He hopes to have a positive impact in his community and provide a space for Yoga to spark inspiration in others.

He completed his 200 hr YTT at Franklin Street Yoga under Lori Burgwyn. In addition, Anil completed his Level 1 training with the Baptiste Institute. He also completed: Art of True North Alignment and Art of Assisting, through the Baptiste Institute.

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KRISTIN

Kristin believes that movement heals, and it’s the intention behind the movement that can truly transform.

Kristin was drawn to yoga in her mid 20s as a means to quiet her emotions during a difficult loss. She loved the way yoga freed her body and calmed her mind, and noticed less pain in her joints in a short time. She practiced at home for years because she was intimidated by public classes and eventually was led to Blue Lotus in Raleigh, NC, where she trained with Jill Sockman and her experienced team. After 9 months of transformation, Kristin attained her 200 hour yoga teaching certificate along with a thorough education of vinyasa yoga, anatomy, tradition, and everything in between. She is deeply grateful for her time there.

She’s friendly, grounded, and thrives in holding space for all to safely flow, connect to breath, and feel good in their bodies through intentional, sustainable movement.

SHELLY

Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Shelly trained as a dancer from preschool to high school and has always enjoyed creative movement and exercise. As a teenager her sisters introduced her to yoga and they continued to practice together for years.

After high school, Shelly decided that dance was no longer the path for her and she began to practice yoga more. She took a break from college and received her RYT 200 hour from Indigo Hot Yoga in 2017. She immediately fell in love with teaching and sharing yoga with others. Now, as she teaches, she is back in school and studying Health and Fitness Science at Wake Tech full time.

Shelly’s main goal as a yogi is to never stop growing her knowledge or deepening her practice.

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JESSICA

Yoga is a practice and that’s exactly how it should be treated. Each time you show up on your mat, assess yourself exactly where you’re at with no judgement.

Jess has been teaching for over 8 years. having been trained in the Baptiste style. She understands that yoga is for every body. Her knowledge of gentle yoga allows students of all levels to enjoy a class that leaves them lighter and more open. No matter where you’re at in your physical body, yoga postures can help to expand your range of motion, open your mind, and expand your self-awareness.

Jess has received her 200 hour YTT from Diane Cevallos of Charlotte Family Yoga Center. In addition, she holds her 85 hour PYTT (prenatal yoga) certification.

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LAUREN

Lauren began her journey with yoga back in 2010, when a friend suggested yoga as a form of exercise. As she started going to more and more classes, she quickly began to realize that while yoga is a beautiful way to move the body, the real magic was coming from how good she felt on the inside after each class. Wanting to learn more about what was happening on a cellular level, she decided to pursue her 200-hr Teacher Training Certification and graduated under Nicole Nichols from Republic of Yoga in October 2018 and will be earning her 20-hr continuing education credits specializing in Restorative Yoga in April 2019 from Evolve Movement.

Lauren is also a Shamanic Reiki level 1 and 2 practitioner, and feels that the combination of reiki and yoga together are a beautiful combination of opening up energy flow in the subtle body to allow for ultimate healing and expansion. Lauren's goal is to share her knowledge with others so that they can feel grounded and whole on and off the mat, and hopes to show diversity in the yoga world so that others know that it can be accessible for every body who chooses to experience it.

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KARYN

Karyn’s yoga journey began in New York City in the 90’s when she took a class at her local gym and was immediately hooked. She continued to practice whenever she could, always searching out yoga studios when she traveled for her career as an opera singer.

When she was pregnant with her first child, she found prenatal yoga, and realized what a powerful impact yoga had on her ability to handle pain and stress. With a desire to delve deeper into the practice and understanding of yoga, she completed the 200-hour teacher training at blue lotus in Raleigh.

Karyn seeks to create a safe and supportive space, where students are encouraged to meet themselves where they are. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children.

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MELISSA

Melissa found her way to the mat after her doctor recommended yoga after experiencing a cervical spine injury several years ago. She loved how it transformed not only her physical world, but her spiritual and mental one too.

She completed her 220 hour yoga teacher training shortly after moving to Raleigh at kRtajJata yoga school at Gratitude Hot Yoga Center. It was here where she learned how to teach yin, vinyasa, relax and restore and children’s yoga. She also earned her Reiki first, Second and Third Degree and is an avid Reiki Practitioner. Her continued education includes certificates in Alexander technique and yoga nidra as well.

Melissa feels that reiki and yoga are the perfect balance to her preschool teaching career and has aspirations of continuing on to receive her 500 hour yoga certification. She aims to teach a message of health, fun, peace and awareness with her practice and classes.

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DIANA

Meditation and connection with the breath helped her to remain grounded when facing the challenges in life.

Diana began practicing yoga to counteract her loss of flexibility from weightlifting and running. She soon discovered that yoga had much more to offer than stretching.

After a few years of steady practice, Diana completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at Blue Lotus in order to deepen her personal practice. Along the way, she found that she enjoyed sharing the gift of yoga with others.

As a teacher, Diana aspires to make yoga accessible and enjoyable for all yogis.

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PEGGY

Originally from New York, Peggy relocated to North Carolina in 2010 with her daughter, Helaina. It was just the two of them and as she missed her family more and more, she set out to find her place, her people….this was when she discovered yoga. In her words… “Becoming part of the yoga community has been one of the most fulfilling yet humbling experiences of my life. The moment I stepped into the yoga room, I felt like something powerful was happening.”

As she deepened her practice, her life started to shift. She felt she was becoming a better mother, a better friend, a better person all around. Teaching yoga was the next step…a way to share her journey with others. She hopes for each and every yogi to leave class feeling a little more grounded, a little more grateful and a little more loved than they did when they walked in.