| Jill Bartine | Jennifer Beyt Coffin | Andrea Cartwright |
Rebecca Clarke | Philip Clift | Sarah Crook | Nicole Fey | Jill Frere | Lauren Hughes | Betty Kalister | Rebekah Knause | Kim Lomonaco |
Sara Matayoshi | Judson Nichols | Jardana Peacock | James Puckett |
Sarah Jane Raymer | Jen Schappel | Megan Smith | Amber Lynn Vitale |
Bailey Wamp | Anne Webb | Mark Williamson
Jill, M. M., RYT, has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her passion for teaching was music, and she is thrilled to now be able to add yoga to her teaching repertoire. She has been a student of yoga since 2002 and completed her 200-hour certification at Glowing Body in August 2011 under the skillful guidance of Kelly Golden and Philip Clift.
Professional musical performance employs breath, body awareness, energy, flow and harmony — all qualities of successful yoga practice. Jill weaves together these similarities between music and yoga into the courses she teaches, helping her students to feel harmony with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.
Jennifer has a 12-year hatha yoga practice and draws her inspiration from a blend of the essential aspects of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Forrest, Iyengar, and Yin Yoga practices. Since teaching her first class 10 years ago, Jennifer has strived to make her classes welcoming, challenging and safe.
It is Jennifer’s goal as a teacher to encourage you to find the therapeutic benefits of your practice, be it vigorous or more passive, so that it may be a life long endeavor. Her teachers include Sadie Nardini, Sean Johnson, Philip Clift, Doug Swenson, David Swenson, Stephanie Keach, Heather Tiddens and her son, Max.
She is certified as a Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga teacher by Sadie Nardini.
Andrea has been teaching yoga in Knoxville for over 40 years.
During her career, she has studied various kinds of Hatha Yoga receiving Yoga Teacher Certification in 1972 from the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas, and in 1977 from the Kripalu Center for Holistic Health. These credentials led to her own weekly TV show which aired for two years in East Tennessee on WSJK TV. During the 1980’s and 90’s, Andrea focused on learning the Iyengar method of yoga and took teacher training workshops in California with Judith Lasater, Donald Moyer and Roger Cole followed by training at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Montana with Judith Lasater and Ramanand Patel. Throughout the 90’s she was a member of the Nashville Yoga Society attending workshops with Eric Shiffman and later with Dr. Mary Schutz. Given this background, Andrea’s instruction emphasizes joint alignment which helps build awareness of one’s potential for a balance of strength and flexibility.
Andrea worked under the supervision of physical therapists and physicians at University of Tennessee Medical Center in the late 80’s where she utilized her unique combination of yoga and cranial-sacral therapy for orthopedic post-operative patients with chronic or post-operative pain, often incorporating yoga postures and breathing as a part of rehabilitative therapy. She is currently studying the Svaroopa yoga method through the Kripalu Center.
Andrea holds a Master of Science in Adult Education from the University of Tennessee and was an intern at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Adult Education (a part of the University of Toronto). She has been teaching Hatha Yoga to beginner and intermediate level students through the University of Tennessee’s Non-Credit Programs since 1972. She was yoga instructor to the UT football team in 1981.
In addition to her extensive knowledge of all aspects of yoga (not merely asana), Andrea’s deep understanding and history of body work informs her yoga teaching. She provides individualized instruction within her classes and also offers private lessons for those wanting a more therapeutic approach to their practice.
Rebecca began practicing yoga at Glowing Body in 2010 and instantly fell in love. She practiced under the instruction of Phillip Clift and began to build a passion and respect for the practice and the beauty it brought to her life.
In the summer of 2011, Rebecca completed her yoga teacher training here at Glowing Body. During that time she developed a deeper understanding of the roots of yoga and began to broaden her own practice. Her classes focus on discovering strength and balance in challenging poses in order to push the edges of self imposed limits.
Philip Clift is a long-time practitioner and teacher of vinyasa yoga. A licensed massage therapist specializing in deep tissue work, Philip integrates 17 years of massage practice into his yoga instruction, intuitively guiding students through adept pose sequencing and body adjustments. He crafts high-energy power yoga classes for all levels, emphasizing core strength and alignment. He also teaches hot and yin yoga classes and a variety of specialty series and workshops.
Philip received his bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Tennessee and is a graduate of The Atlanta School of Massage. Now offering Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. This barefoot massage style uses bodyweight and leverage to deliver “the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet.” Philip is one of the first Knoxvillians to offer this rapidly growing style of bodywork.
Sarah began her journey as a yoga student in 2004. She completed her 200-hr teacher training program at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC in May 2010 with teachers, Kelly Golden and Valerie Midgett. Since her graduation, Sarah has been teaching at Glowing Body Yoga Studio and around Knoxville, offering group classes and private yoga sessions. She graduated from Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in May 2011, and has recently become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is currently offering Massage Therapy at Glowing Body along with her group classes and private sessions. Through yoga and massage, Sarah has found more balance in her life and delights in offering these gifts to other people, so they too can find balance in their lives. Her intention as a teacher and therapist is to meet you wherever you are on your path, and help clarify the direction in which you want to go. With support, encouragement, challenges, and compassion, Sarah can help you feel empowered on this path towards better health.
In August 2012, Sarah graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition program through State University of New York (SUNY) as a Health Coach. Visit Sarah’s website Bewellknoxville.com to find out more about her Personalized Wellness Programs and sign up for your free initial health consultation. Sarah is committed to help you integrate yoga, massage, and nutrition into your daily life so you can live a healthy, fulfilling, and joyful life.
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Nicole Fey is a K.R.I Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. Since healing her own chronic physical and mental distress patterns through this yoga (chronic back pain, depression and anxiety), she is passionate about sharing the highly effective tools and methodology of Kundalini Yoga to calm your monkey mind, release stress from your body and uplift your spirit!
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Jill was born in Knoxville TN. Her love of yoga first began when she took some yoga classes in college in 2001, and read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahamsa Yogananda. After graduating from New York University in 2004, with a BFA in dance performance, she started taking classes at Dharma Yoga Center in NYC, where yoga became not just something that she enjoys, but a life long path.
Jill graduated from Dharma Yoga Center’s Life of a Yogi 200 hour teacher-training in 2005 and the 500 hour teacher-training in 2010. In NYC she taught yoga, senior yoga and other fitness classes at NYU, to private clients, and was performing in a variety of modern dance companies. Presently, Jill teaches yoga at Strang Senior Center, Glowing Body, and to private clients. She also creates, performs and teaches modern dance with Go! Contemporary Dance Works and Studio Arts for Dancers.
“I feel blessed and grateful to Dharma Mittra for passing on the teaching of Hatha Raja Yoga. To teach Dharma yoga is to transmit the Sri Dharma message of compassion and love of God. ‘Be Receptive’ to the supreme teacher within!”
In the summer of 1997, Lauren received a Power Yoga video. She ended up practicing every night before bed as a way to unwind. Fast forward many years (and an upgrade to dvd)… Her eyes were opened to the need for a gentle, accessible fitness program that could be used in a church setting. She decided to pursue certification in Hatha Yoga through a Christian perspective, and started a beginner’s class at her church. After a year, she was lucky enough to bring her classes home to The Glowing Body.
Lauren’s classes are fun, open, and full of laughter. Practice is a blend of Power Flow with Iyengar based alignment principals. Some of her influential teachers are Dayna Gelinas and Bryan Kest (by video and dvd). Lauren received her certification in Hatha Yoga through New Day Yoga in Kennesaw, GA, brushed up with The Glowing Body Yoga Teacher Training, and was certified in Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga through Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC.
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Betty loves to teach. Her teaching style includes the subtleties of the alignment of yoga postures and the inward focus that comes from moving consciously or “flowing” from one position into another. She likens each pose to the bullet points of our life. What makes us who we are, is how move from one event to the next.
Her love of yoga began as a home practice in 1981 when she was given a booklet in New Zealand. Her home practice then added in Rachel Welch’s “Bikram routine”, Rodney Yee’s videos and finally came out of the closet to real classes in 2000! Since then she has amassed over 500 hours in training workshops including her RYT from Clearspring in Chattanooga. Her favorite teachers are “alignment based” and include Rodney Yee (over 200 hours), Roger Cole, Doug Keller, Ellise Browning-Miller (scoliosis), Judith Lasitor (restorative), Mary Paffard, Dr. Baxter Bell, Martin Kirk, and Rebecca Dennis.
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Rebekah Knause is a full time massage therapist of 10 years and has been consistently studying and practicing yoga for the past 2 years. She is a proud graduate of the Glowing Body Teacher Training and has shared yoga with her massage clients for the past 4 years. She sees the value in yoga as a great tool for healing both emotionally and physically. Her biggest passion is to teach those that would shy away from yoga and show them that there are gentle ways to approach yoga.
Classes with Kim are creative, challenging, and carefully crafted.
Kim is constantly refining her teaching focus through continued study and exploration of Yoga. Students can expect to reap the rewards of her study, as she offers the best of what she has experienced in her own practice. Each week students look forward to detailed physical instruction which propels them to new frontiers of awareness and ability in their bodies, with equally insightful themes of “Yoga as lifestyle” weaved throughout class.
Kim has special interest and training in using yoga therapeutically and believes every body can do yoga – and enjoy it! when the individual and their goals are taken into consideration. She enjoys offering private sessions for students looking for relief from injury, or inquisitive students looking to up-level their practice.
Kim is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) with over 1000 classroom teaching hours. She completed her first 240 hour teacher training in 2008 at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC with Kelly Golden and Valerie Midgett. With a hunger for greater skill after 3 years of teaching, she completed a 200 hour immersion and teacher training in the Anusara style in September 2011 with the primary support of Sarah Faircloth, whom she has many hours of additional training with. Kim also draws inspiration from Knoxville born and bred, now Arizona based anatomy and therapeutic expert Martin Kirk, as well as Rod Stryker’s Para Yoga.
Sara has been practicing yoga for eleven years and completed her 200 hr. RYT certification in March 2011 with Ana Forrest. A performing violinist for most of her life (currently playing in the violin section of the Knoxville Symphony), she entered the yoga world seeking alleviation from tension and stage fright. In addition to learning how to ground mentally and physically through her practice, today her yoga has grown to influence every aspect of her life. While Forrest yoga is her primary practice and style of teaching, she also has extensive experience in the Kripalu, Elemental, and Anusara traditions. She has immense gratitude for the influence of many teachers including Ana Forrest, Talya Ring, and Steve Emmerman. Her classes are carefully sequenced and encourage students to mindfully meet their edge by connecting deep sensation with breath, thus enabling students to walk their path with ease and grace.
Judson began his yoga practice in 1998 under a group of Integral yogis in Georgia at the Athens Yoga Center during a search for a spiritual community. After waiting far too long, he did his teacher training under Stephanie Keach at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2007 and has loved every minute of teaching since then.
Judson’s classes include Mindful Hatha Yoga, a gently-paced class focusing on unifying your mind and body while strengthening both, as well as a repeating six-week series for absolute beginners. He enjoys teaching karma (pay-what-you-can) classes because it opens participation up to all sorts of people who might not otherwise experience yoga. All his classes are beginner-friendly by design, and he enjoys answering questions during class.
Jardana Peacock is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher with over twelve years of experience and training. In addition, she has over 100 hours of Thai Yoga Massage training and practice and is a member of the Thai Healing Alliance. She has been an artist/activist and an educator for over a decade.
She is the founder of Reclaim, an organization that focuses on health and healing for a just world. Reclaim is grounded in social justice principles and operates as a hybrid between a business, offering services in Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga–and a nonprofit, offering community wellness programs in working class and poor communities.
She practices Ashtanga yoga and teaches both vinyassa flow and restorative classes. Her primary yoga teacher, Laura Spaulding is a student of the late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. She has also studied under Kelly Golden, Kino MacGregor, David Williams, Tim Miller and others.
James is a dedicated yoga practitioner and 200 hour certified teacher with the Yoga Alliance. James began his yoga journey at his job at Radio Systems Corp. in 2009 in a yogalates class. Instantly, he saw the benefits of yoga in his life and began taking classes and practicing regularly on his own. He now teaches classes there twice a week. James graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2006 with a bachelors in Computer Science and is now a Project Manager at Radio Systems. His true passion however, is his practice and teaching.
James’ practice and teaching focus on conditioning the body, mind and spirit in order to develop awareness. In class, James seeks to draw attention to the practitioner’s inner body to enable them to still the mind and deepen their practice. Through a deep, consistent practice, James seeks to cultivate inner peace and compassion for others.
James primarily teaches a Vinyāsa style class using the breath and movement combined with sustained postures to wake up and strengthen the body. Additionally, classes will seek to balance strength with flexibility to help build agility both on and off the matt. In James’ class you will definitely be challenged to get stronger but also find pauses to have fun and clear your mind.
Sarah Jane’s journey with yoga began in middle school when she was introduced to the later music of the Beatles. George Harrison’s interest in Eastern religion piqued her curiosity and in high school she took her first yoga class with Andrea Cartwright. During the time she spent taking classes at Yoga Haven under the guidance of Lindsay Jackson and Shanti Free, she first learned the important role community plays in the practice of yoga. Wanting to learn more she enrolled in the Glowing Body Teacher Training summer intensive and completed her certification in 2011.
As a teacher, Sarah Jane enjoys providing a space for students to slow down, relax, and find renewal. She also likes to infuse her classes with inspiration from yogic philosophy, music , as well as everyday life. She hopes that her students leave her classes inspired to take their practice along with them during the day and smile.
After traveling the world as an English teacher and marveling at other cultures, Jen realized her head and heart were out of sync and began exploring the practice of yoga. Through the help of her teachers at the Glowing Body, she discovered how yoga could follow her off the mat, flowing into all aspects of her life. As a result, her personal practice set a new foundation for her life and has created space for her to rediscover and pursue her desires.
Jen began teaching yoga in 2010 and completed her 200-hr teacher training with Kelly Golden at the Glowing Body in April 2011. She also draws inspiration in her teaching and practice from Sianna Sherman, Martin Kirk, Elena Brower, and Rod Stryker. Jen’s classes focus on breath, alignment, and play so students can find steadiness and ease, highlighting the connection between how we move our bodies on the mat and how we move through life.
As a result of her yoga practice, Jen found the courage to radically change her life in order to align with her deepest driving desire. She graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in October 2012 and now offers massage therapy, reflexology, and Reiki at The Glowing Body.
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For two years now, Megan (aka Sati Flow) has been practicing, teaching, and performing hoop dance all around Knoxville. Starting out with a hoop and expanding to poi, flow wands, mini hoops, and fire dance, Megan has found her place in the world of flow arts. In late 2012, Megan teamed up with local Knoxville yoga instructor, Bailey Wamp, to share her passion for hooping, teaching, and yoga all in one. Together, they host Healing and Flow Arts Gatherings to join communities and build interest in the fusion of hoop dance and yoga. Megan’s intention for teaching lies in the cultivation of meditative movement for her students, as well as combining this movement and play with yoga flow and sequencing. Her hope is to strengthen her students’ practice and encourage creativity and self-expression.
Amber first obtained a BA in Economics in 1994 from Colorado College, and then went on to pursue her passion in bodywork and nutrition. Her massage training started in 1996 in California at the Alchemy Institute for the Healing Arts, continued with a year of Osteopathy-centered study at Ohio University, and has been augmented with numerous continuing education courses. Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Barnes Myofascial Release, Ashiatsu, and Thai Yoga Massage are among her specialty trainings.
She became a Licensed Certified Nutritionist through American Health Sciences University/National Institute for Nutritional Education in 2000, then went on to study Ayurvedic Medicine through The Florida Vedic College and Drs. Bryan and Light Miller. Amber practices, writes, and speaks as an Educator in Ayurveda and Holistic Nutrition. Ayurveda draws on thousands of years of experience utilizing foods, herbs, body treatments, and lifestyle changes to achieve balance and prevent disease. Ayurveda and Yoga co-evolved as complementary philosophies and therapies.
Amber has been a student of yoga since 1998, and received her RYT200 training in Yoga Therapy with Renee DeTar in 2011. She loves to practice yoga, hike in the mountains with her two children, travel to other countries to experience new cultures, and educate herself and others about health and wellness whenever possible.
Bailey began attending yoga classes in 2007 with the desire to wed her spirituality with a physical practice and she quickly realized the inherent power of yoga to transform and balance body, mind, and spirit. In the hopes of sharing the light brought into her life by her practice, she began teaching in April 2011 at the completion of her 200-hr yoga teacher training at The Glowing Body with teacher Kelly Golden and mentor Ajeet Khalsa. She also completed a children’s yoga teacher training program with Ajeet Khalsa in January 2012. Bailey enjoys teaching vinyasa style yoga classes that emphasize using breath to guide energy and movement, as well as Yoga-Hoop Fusion, Dancing Spider Children’s Yoga, and Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Bailey is also a Usui Reiki healer, and offers energy work in private and group settings.
Anne’s journey with birth began with the births of her four children. After the experiences she had, she knew she had to help other women have the birth experience they wanted, so Anne became a doula in 2009 through DONA. While working as a doula, Anne discovered how much she enjoyed teaching women about birth so they would be prepared. Prenatal yoga is an integral part of that preparation.
While working on her Childbirth Educator certification through ICEA, Anne was introduced to the book Active Birth by Janet Balaskas. It has provided the inspiration for her teaching. Many of the yoga poses practiced in prenatal yoga are the same poses women instinctively use during labor and help prepare your body for labor. Anne believes you would never run a marathon without preparing your body, and childbirth is the same. ” I would love to meet you and do what I can to help you have the birth experience you want.”
Mark Williamson has been a student of yoga since 2001. He began his practice in Charleston, South Carolina after getting a few free classes as a birthday present. Being a competative gymnast in his youth yoga was easy for him to love. In 2003 he attended the Teachers Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Learning yoga and living yoga with the swamis who resided there was a life changing experience for him. It opened his eyes to the mental and spiritual benefits yoga could provide, and improved his knowledge of the physical aspects also. Mark teaches a traditional, exact and easy-to-learn class that focuses on a healthy body and mind, that leads to spiritual evolvment.