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Our Thrive Teacher Tribe

Meet  our cohort of amazing teachers 

E-ryt 500 & Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

COMPREHENSIVELY cERTIFIED pILATES iNSTRUCTOR AND cERTIFIED NUTRITION AND FITNESS COACH

Yoga is my passion, it fixed me and started me on this wellness journey that now includes so many other facets.  I'm like a yoga evangelist that can't wait to show you how "yoga can fix that." I love to practice and teach, and I hope it shows in each class.  Although I do teach different styles, at my heart, I am a true, old school, get you super tired and sweaty Power Yoga fan.  I love a class that leaves me completely exhausted, free of the crazy squirrel thoughts, and super sore the next day.  I can't wait to see you on the mat soon!

ERYT/500 RYT

Beth Daugherty

“Instructing all levels and all ages of students in yoga has become a passion for me. I enjoy working with my high school students, as well as my elderly students. I love seeing the benefits of yoga both physically and mentally to all levels of students. Watching my students progress and grow; seeing their peacefulness and inner beauty at the end of each class makes my job complete. I hope that I have the opportunity to see you glow and shine soon. "

RYT 200

Denise Cooper

"For me, yoga is a surprise that sneaked into my life as I was entering my middle age years. I love the vigor that it has brought to both my mind and body, at a time in life when vigor often is a diminishing factor. Teaching yoga to others has become a passion - it is almost magical to help people relax in a yin class, to share what could be a lifelong practice to children, and to lead others in their yoga practice. From turning upside down in aerial yoga, completely relaxing in a yin class, or being upside down in an aerial sling I look forward to the rigor and joy of each yoga class. Any day and any stage of life is perfect for pursuing a yoga practice! "

RYT 200

Elizabeth Ogle

“I will always be a yoga student first.  I love to teach and practice what yoga has taught me on and off the mat.  My teaching philosophy is recognizes that we are all at different levels, so I will meet you where you are.

 BFA and MFA in Ballet

Monica Coulter

With over 35 years experience onstage, in the studio and classroom from Texas to Tennessee, Monica added multiple training certifications in PBT in 2017 and 2019. She’s eager to share this new method with studios nationwide offering workshops and private classes.

RYT 200

Evangeline Blair

"I believe that yoga is an act of mindfulness. My education and work experience in the mental health field taught me the positive impact that mindfulness has on both physical and mental health. I want to give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of slowing down and self care.
I work to create a safe place where every student can practice yoga without judgment. I want my students to leave my classes feeling empowered to practice mindfulness both on and off of their mats.

Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor

Lauren Knauth

"With a background in dance and a passion for fitness, I was instantly enthralled by the movement and flow of Pilates. As I studied the history and techniques of Pilates while completing a 600-hour comprehensive training and then teaching for 6 years, I realized how Pilates can transform lives whether you are looking for rehabilitation or simply looking to supplement your fitness regime. Pilates offers a way to strengthen and lengthen your body through movement and resistance training. "

200 RYT

Crystal Aviles


"Yoga was recommended to me by a friend to help manage stress and depression. I started to slowly practice and it eventually evolved into my primary form of exercise. I quickly realized it was a necessity for my mind and body to function at their best. "

Come join crystal for heated power and vinyasas flow. She creates and environment where students feel safe to be themselves while simultaneously getting a work out for the body and a sense of calm for the mind. 

yIN tEACHER

Marilyn Chapman

"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts." Thich Nhat Hanh  "Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect  with the spirit within." Author unknown  "Throughout my life, I have often and very kindly been told that I am an "encourager."  My prayer is that I continue to carry that practice into every yin class I am blessed to share with others."

RYT 200

Teresa Donilon


RYT 200 

Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor 

Caroline Zeto

Caroline Zeto is a RYT 200 and Comprehensively certified Pilates instructor. She has a passion for movement and helping others feel their best. 

RYT 200

Chamar Drane

Chamar is a wife, mother of two active children, and preschool teacher so knows how important yoga can be for a balanced lifestyle. She loves how yoga is truly an activity that can be tailored to every body

RYT 200

Jennifer Messer


YTT-200 Hot Power Yoga 

YA Certified Aerial Yoga 

YA Certified SUP Yoga  

Robecca Balch

"I began my yoga journey in 1995 when pregnant with my daughter. My life changed when I discovered Aerial Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP). In all yoga that I teach, I encourage students to only be limited by their physical limits, not their mental limits"

RYT 200

Mina Chong

"I'm Minako Chong. My family and friends always call me Mina. I have been married for 25 years and have 2 grown sons and a dog. I started teaching yoga in 2006 and have been teaching ever since.
I do enjoy teaching gentle senior yoga because I understand what they are going through…constant pain and frustration with their bodies.
I like to provide a safe place to relax and get in tune with our minds & body, no matter how old we are"

Ready to meet our tribe? Come Practice and THRIVE

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