Meet The Teachers!
Director: Vicky Geros E-RYT 200, YA Continuing Education Provider. Owner / Director of Lotus Living Arts Studio of Concord Yoga Trance Dance Certified Teacher Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Deep Stretch / Yin & Restorative . Originally from Australia, Vicky has been a teacher of yoga for over 16 years and a student for over 25 years. Vicky completed her Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Erich Shiffmann in 2003, in Los Angeles. While in LA she also had the honor of practicing and training with some of the Top Yoga masters in the country, including; Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest, and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, . Vicky also completed Yoga Trance Dance Teacher Certification, with Shiva Rea in Venice Beach, CA in April 2015. She continues to deepen her practice and her commitment to a Holistic Yoga Education with world class teachers in the field, and is committed to making yoga accessible to as many people as possible in her community.
Sandy Raper RYT 200 , ERYT 500, RYT 200 Certified YTT Instructor A student of yoga for over 15 years, Sandy began teaching yoga in early 2003. Sandy has been inspired by many great yoga teachers. She has spent extensive hours of training with her teacher, Rolf Gates, completing his 200 hour and 500 hour Vinyasa yoga teacher trainings. She recently completed her Yoga Medicine certification with Tiffany Cruikshank. Sandy teaches a subtle, yet powerful, Vinyasa flow style. Incorporating alignment principles with creative flow sequences, as well as, muscular and organic energetic alignment principles.
Anne Austin - Anne Austin (RYT 500) a student of yoga for 10 years, Anne teaches in the Vinyasa tradition, a flowing sequence linking breath with movement and incorporating alignment base principles. Always a student of the practice, Anne strives to make each class accessible for everyone. Anne earned her 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training and her 300-hour Advanced Yoga Studies under the teachings of Sandy Raper Yoga.
Kim Plott - Barre Instructor Kim Plott has lived in Cabarrus County her entire life. She is excited to bring Barre Classes to Lotus Living Arts Studio. Kim Has been a Barre instructor for 2 years and also hold an ACE GroupEX Certification and is a Certified Barre Above Instructor. Passing along the gift of movement and staying young for a lifetime is her passion.
Michelle Siner - RYT 200 email@example.com Michelle has been in the fitness industry for 20 plus years. She is currently teaches Zumba, Pilates and Yoga. She began teaching Yoga 13 years ago after receiving Yoga Fit certification, and has since completed her 200 hr. RYT through Gotta Yoga in 2007.
Daniel Hyde - Daniel is the head instructor at Move With Life. He's been using Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Kung Fu to help people mitigate their stress, empower themselves, and get in better shape for over 18 years. With Dan's background in Massage Therapy he can provide an integrative and anatomical approach to martial art training that puts your health, wellness, and fitness on the right track. Serving in the US Marine Corps Dan learned just how valuable it is to lead people in setting personal goals and following through with those goals.
Susan Novy - Susan Novy, is a Kripalu Certified E-RYT (500 hrs) Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist. She is passionate about teaching yoga while helping students move through physical limitations, modifications and breath. She teaches with light heartedness and humor encouraging her students not to take themselves too seriously.
Liz Stoddard, CYT-200 firstname.lastname@example.org Liz found yoga 20 years ago, seeking peace and tranquility while parenting toddlers. That search became a journey that led her to practicing yoga with many different teachers, in many different styles, in many different states and countries. Ultimately it led her to yoga teacher certification in a studio 10 minutes from her home at Lotus Living Arts Studio. Liz likes to incorporate aspects of the different schools of yoga into her classes, from deep restorative Yin-style classes to powerful, challenging Vinyasa flows. She is grateful for every student that practices yoga with her and strives to create her classes to be accessible to everyone.
Amber Nedoff - RYT 200 email@example.com Yoga found Amber in 2005 after graduating from UNC-Greensboro. She felt challenged and empowered by the physical practice of yoga, which left her craving more. After a few classes she realized there was more to yoga than just physical poses. There was a connection of mind, body and spiritual awareness that would lead her to the road of self-healing and realization. Amber completed her 200-hour teacher training through Divine Shanti Yoga in Feb 2013 and is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher.
Tamara Williams - Tamara began her yoga journey in 2009 as a way to incorporate more peace and calm into her hectic lifestyle. In 2015 she decided to really deepen her practice and share her passion with others by completing her 220hr yoga teacher training at Lotus Living Arts Studio. As an occupational therapist by day she loves the holistic benefits that Yoga offers for mind body and spirit and loves incorporating different aspects of yoga into her therapy treatments to aid in her patients' recovery.
Brent began his healing arts journey in his home state of Kentucky after graduating from the Lexington, KY Healing Arts Academy in 2009 certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. This was also his first exposure to Yoga, and his interest and involvement has continually evolved into a lifestyle and spiritual discipline. Brent completed his 220hr teacher training at Lotus Living Arts Studio. Brent’s classes offer a challenging, stamina-oriented flow that focuses on the breath, mind, and playfulness; his perspective has been shaped by studying with Vicky Geros, Monty Coggins, and Bryan Kest. He believes in the powerful mind body connection and sharing those experiences with others while creating a safe energetic space for those that attend his classes.
Kayla grew up just down the road in Stanly County, North Carolina. She works as a clinical pharmacist for Atrium Health but recognizes the importance of total mind and body health. Yoga transformed her life several years ago. She completed her 220 hour certified yoga teacher training through Lotus Living Arts Studio. Through her classes, she aims to increase strength and stability in the mind, body, and soul.
Delight Gilley -Delight Gilley came to yoga as a way to support her personal meditation practice and fell in love. After her 40 th birthday she decided to try something new and difficult each year after. Settling on a popular high intensity workout program she found herself more afraid of being body shamed than of the difficulty of the workout. She thought there must be people who feel this way about yoga, and enrolled in Lotus’ Yoga Teacher Training in the fall of 2019. Delight is excited to be bringing Curvy Yoga back to Lotus, she hopes to make yoga and its benefits accessible to people who might not otherwise feel comfortable in the studio.
Keshini (Keni) House Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 - Keshini (Keni) House Originally from Sri Lanka, Keni’s yoga journey to become a teacher began when she participated in a teacher training program to gain a healthier grasp of anatomy so she could become more familiar with how to manage a post-surgery recovery. But in the process she discovered the gratification of teaching and the opportunity it provided her to share yoga with her community. Her teaching style reflects her easy going personality and enjoys teaching a variety of modalities. Keni’s classes incorporate philosophy and meditation with the invitation to be who we are – uncovering our potential and embracing our journey with passion on and off the mat.
Stephanie Frantz - RYT200 . Stephanie completed her 200 hour teacher training with Sandy Raper. She began practicing yoga regularly during graduate school, as a way to cope with anxiety and increase strength and agility, but soon learned that the practice provided much needed mental and emotional growth. Today her practice continues to support her during her journey as the mother of two crazy little boys. Stephanie takes the practice of yoga seriously, but tries her best not to take herself too seriously. She believes that yoga is truly for everybody and teaches a thoughtful Vinyasa style class that is accessible to yogis of any skill level.
As a long-time athlete Stephanie has relied on yoga for physical recovery and increased performance as she tried to manage a rigorous training schedule. After graduating college, she continued with her yoga practice and learned the amazing mental recovery it offers. Stephanie completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Diane Cevallos in September 2019 at Charlotte Family Yoga. Opening students’ eyes to the benefits of yoga is extremely rewarding. The biggest compliment a teacher can receive is a student telling you they have seen an increase in their life off the mat. Stephanie wants to share the gift of yoga with every person she can through simple movement, breath work and authentic relationships.