Meet Our Master Facilitators:
GREGORY TEBB, E-RYT®500
(300-HOUR YTT PROGRAM)
Greg will lead us through five weekends in Ashtanga Vinyasa – moving us beyond Ashtanga Short Form and into Primary and Intermediate series of this powerful practice. We will explore asana, cueing and assisting along with traditional Sanskrit and Shloka studies. Tebb has studied the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa method for over 14 years with his teacher Manju Jois and has Jois' blessing to teach into the Advanced series. He has completed a training manual with Jois available on Ashtanga.com which will be one of our required reading titles. Tebb currently teaches and lives in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.
MICHAEL GANNON, E-RYT®500
(300-Hour YTT Program)
Michael will lead our two final weekends in GPVY– Gannon Power Vinyasa Yoga. Michael Gannon is one of the shining stars of international teachers in the area of yoga and transformation. His rare understanding and unique teaching style of the original vinyasa system supports the idea that yoga’s awakening powers — physical, mental and spiritual — are available to all, slowly, slowly, through daily yoga practice. Gannon is also a long-time student of Ashtanga Vinyasa through his teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and he will lend his perspective to our Ashtanga Vinyasa knowledge while also taking us deeper into advanced practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga. How do we continue to challenge ourselves and our advancing students in the practice? We will cover vinyasa sequencing techniques, assists and Gannon’s philosophy of the practice. Gannon currently lives and teaches out of his Yogaloft studio in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Amy Morse, E-RYT®200, YACEP®
(200 and 300-HOUR YTT programs)
Amy Morse began her yoga practice in 2005 after the birth of her twins. Amy discovered yoga was not a fitness class, but a practice that altered her life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Amy completed her first RYT®200 with Greg Tebb and Terry Johnson in 2012 in Ashtanga Vinyasa, which remains her personal practice today. She completed her second RYT®200 with Jonny Kest in LifePower Vinyasa in 2014. Over the past three years, Amy has facilitated eight teacher trainings in the Mid-South, with over fifty graduates. She believes yoga is for everyone and through practice and study with a qualified teacher, healing of mind, body and spirit can occur. Amy has much gratitude for all of her teachers especially Greg Tebb, with whom she continues to study. Amy is a lululemon legacy ambassador.
Michele Mallory, E-RYT®200, YACEP®
(200-HOUR YTT PROGRAM)
Michele Mallory is co-founder of DwiPada Yoga School and has been teaching yoga in Memphis since 2013. Michele’s teaching philosophy is that personal growth is found through challenge - both on and off of the yoga mat. Her classes are thoughtfully sequenced and designed to push her students beyond the limits of what they thought was possible – in body, mind and spirit. When we learn how to break through our self-imposed limitations, our world broadens and opens up to greater possibilities. Michele received her RYT®200 certification in 2015 and has continued to train and challenge herself throughout her years teaching. In 2017, Michele completed a yoga teacher training with Kancho Cameron Shayne of Budokon® University in Miami and is a certified Budokon® yoga instructor. She is currently working towards her RYT®500 certification with DwiPada Yoga. Michele has facilitated three teacher trainings with DwiPada, with over 20 graduates. Michele’s passion for teaching and sharing yoga recently brought her the honor of being named a lululemon yoga ambassador.
Mary Ellen Yasay, MD, E-RYT®200
(200 and 300-Hour Ytt programs)
Mary Ellen received her MD from the University of Tennessee in 1985. Her yoga journey began in the late 1990’s as she was a black belt instructor in TaeKwonDo. Eventually the love of yoga and quest for more yoga trainings became her goal. Mary Ellen has over sixteen years of experience as a yoga teacher. She helped develop the anatomy curriculum for YogaWorks and conducted trainings in their YTT program. As a facilitator for DwiPada YTT, Mary Ellen will draw on her background as an urgent care doctor, her interests in sports medicine and her true delight in teaching anatomy & physiology as it relates to the practice of yoga.
Mary Ellen taught yoga in Memphis at Better Bodies Yoga, Hot Yoga Plus and the Nuber YMCA as well as for many private clients while maintaining her medical practice as an urgent care doctor. She now resides in Payson, AZ with her husband, Vince, and their two dogs, Lilly and Ranger.
Jimmie Miller, E-RYT®500, YACEP
(300-HOUR YTT Program)
What does yoga practice look like over a lifetime? Jimmie began practicing yoga in 1970 and shows us what it looks like to be both strong and supple - in body, mind and spirit. She has been teaching yoga since 2002 and completed her Yoga Alliance E-500 RYT in 2014. Jimmie has extensive anatomy training, is a certified personal trainer and has studied therapeutic and restorative yoga.
Jimmie’s yoga journey has improved every aspect of her life. She hopes to guide others so that they may find the joy that she has found through Yoga. In our 300-Hour YTT Program, Jimmie will instruct us on making yoga accessible for all populations through the practices of chair yoga, deep stretch and restorative yoga.
Laura lee madigan, RYT®200
(200-HOUR YTT Program)
LL attended her first yoga class in 8th grade as a complement to regular ballet practice. She continued to attend vinyasa and Bikram yoga classes as part of her workout routine throughout high school and college, and continued to fall in love with the yoga practice. After graduating from Rhodes College in 2015, LL’s interest in holistic health and fitness led her to a job at lululemon athletica. Her company’s involvement in the fitness community led her straight to her yoga mat and her passion. LL’s yoga journey truly began with a 30 day challenge in Naples, Florida and continued when she transferred to lululemon Memphis in September of 2015, bringing her love of yoga and dedicated practice with her. In 2017, she received her first 200 Hour certification through DwiPada Yoga followed by Gannon Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Michael Gannon of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. LL is looking forward to the next chapter in her yoga journey and is excited to share the love and happiness yoga has brought into her life with others.