Meet The Teachers!
Amber Nedoff - RYT 200 firstname.lastname@example.org Studio Manager. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Joanna has been teaching yoga since 2008, and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200. She especially enjoys teaching yoga to beginners, in community-based settings and employee wellness classes. Joanna was first introduced to yoga in college, but at age 50 was drawn back to this wonderful tradition of movement and breath. She currently teaches yoga for the Cabarrus County Employee Wellness program, as well to private students. As a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she especially finds the practice of yoga to be a healthy tool for managing stress, and finding increased strength and resilience in body, mind and spirit.
Paula discovered a love for yoga over twenty years ago and has never once stopped practicing. Her class is often a long, slow, deep stretch with yin principles. Additionally, Paula is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and focuses a great portion of her practice on mental health wellness. Her goal is that you leave every class you take with her feeling physically and mentally more well than you felt when you walked in the door.