All of our yoga teachers are Yoga Alliance RYT®200 certified, which means they’ve completed over 200 hours of training in yoga methodology, anatomy & physiology, and philosophy. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will offer modifications and choices that work with you where you are now.
Amy Morse, E-RYT®200
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 RYT200 with Jonny Kest in LifePower Vinyasa in 2014. Over the past three years, Amy has facilitated six teacher trainings in the Mid-South, with over forty graduates.
Kayla Cannon, RYT®200
Kayla began her yoga practice in early 2014 after taking an office job for the first time! She wanted to try yoga to prevent chronic issues later on. After her first Ashtanga class, Kayla was completely hooked. One year later she was a trained as an RYT200 through Life Power YTT and was committed to regular yoga practice. In the beginning she was interested in only the physical benefits. Through the training Kayla learned that yoga was not just about physical health but mental and spiritual health as well. Connecting all three together has led Kayla a more positive and balanced life. She continues to include other activities in her routine but her passion for yoga drives a regular practice of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and meditation.
Michele Mallory, E-RYT®200
Michele’s yoga journey began quietly in the late 1990s as a distance runner and marathoner who was looking for a stretching routine to balance out her tight legs and lower back. Michele’s personal practice today is a combination of Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hot 26. Michele completed an intensive Hot 26 training with Ame Onofrey of Vail Hot Yoga in 2013, and in March 2015, she completed her RYT®200 with Grow Yoga School teachers Susannah Herring and Johnna Smith. She is thankful for all of her yoga teachers who have taught her patience and self-acceptance, strength and balance.
Laura Lee Madigan, RYT®200
Laura Lee attended her first yoga class in 8th grade as a complement to regular ballet practice, and continued to fall in love with the yoga practice throughout high school and college. 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. She earned her RYT®200 in 2016 with DwiPada Yoga School. 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.
Rebecca Paulk, RYT®200
Rebecca and yoga had a long flirtation before she finally committed to it about five years ago. Originally thinking yoga was a “have to” fitness activity to support her running addiction, the peace of the practice and mind/body transformation quickly converted her to a yogi. Rebecca completed her RYT®200 training with the DwiPada Yoga School 200-hour Teacher Training program in June 2017 and is very excited to meet her students on their mats, probably with a bad joke or two.
Hannah began her yoga journey when her father who is a yoga instructor introduced her to her first Bikram yoga class. Shortly after she moved to Oxford, Mississippi to begin college. Her first day there she took a vinyasa flow class and was hooked. She signed up for teacher training that day with Susannah Herring and Rachel Russ. She continues to practice different types of yoga and other fitness routines, but her true passion lies in vinyasa. Her philosophy is that she wants to help everyone fall in love with yoga the same way that she did, and that anyone, at any level, can do yoga. She loves how yoga isn't strictly a physical practice, it is a mental and spiritual practice as well, that has the power to totally change your life.