Meet Our Master Facilitators for our

2019 & 2020 teacher trainings:

Michael Gannon, RYT®500

(ADVANCED/ 300 YTT PROGRAMS)

Michael Gannon is one of the shining stars of international teachers in the area of yoga and transformation. Whether in Ashtanga Vinyasa or Power Vinyasa, Michael’s unique teaching style makes Yoga’s transformational powers — physical, mental and spiritual — available to all. He has imparted both of these styles by training over 500 teachers worldwide in his Teacher Trainings since 2002. Gannon is a long-time student of Ashtanga Vinyasa through his teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. His personal practice and that which comes from sharing with so many other people worldwide lead to the organic evolution of his own experience of Power Vinyasa Yoga. Gannon published his first book, Ashtanga Made Simple: Real Yoga for Real Beginners, in 2018. Gannon currently lives and teaches out of his Yogaloft studio in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Michele Mallory, RYT®500,

E-RYT®200, YACEP®

(200 & ADVANCED/ 300 YTT PROGRAMS)

Michele has been teaching yoga in the Midsouth since 2014 and completed her RYT®200 with Grow Yoga School teachers Johnna Smith and Susannah Herring. She loves the challenge that yoga has brought to her life physically and mentally and believes that challenge on the yoga mat has better empowered her to handle life’s storms. Michele has pursued continual growth in her teaching by studying with masters like Cameron Shayne of Budokon University, Michael Gannon, Greg Tebb and Manju Jois. Michele completed her RYT®300 in 2018 with DwiPada Yoga School. Michele is a current lululemon yoga ambassador.

“Amy & Michele are a pair to be reckoned with. They complement each other in style, knowledge and skilled instruction. This creates a balanced, safe learning space that will drive you to be the best teacher you can and instill a hunger to keep learning more.”

Amy Morse, E-RYT®200, YACEP®

(200 & ADVANCED/ 300 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. 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. Since 2014, Amy has facilitated 10 teacher trainings with over 60 graduates. Amy is a lululemon legacy ambassador.

Gregory Tebb, E-RYT®500

(ADVANCED/ 300 YTT PROGRAM)

Greg discovered Ashtanga yoga at the age of 16 in Australia and has since studied exclusively with the Jois family, first with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India and New York, followed by over 17 years (and counting) with Pattabhi’s son Manju Jois, his teacher and mentor. Greg often serves as a teaching assistant in Manju's workshops and has Manju Jois' blessing to teach into the Advanced Series of Ashtanga yoga. He has co-authored two training manuals with Manju Jois: Ashtanga Yoga: Yoga Chikitsa & Nadi Shodhana and Yogasana Chikitsa Bhaga: Yoga Therapy.

Mary Ellen Yasay, MD,

E-RYT®200, RYT®500, YACEP®

(200 & ADVANCED/ 300 YTT PROGRAMS)

Mary Ellen received her MD from the University of Tennessee in 1985. Her yoga journey began in the late 1990s as she was a black belt instructor in TaeKwonDo. Eventually the love of yoga and quest for more yoga trainings became her goal. As a facilitator for DwiPada YTT, Mary Ellen draws on her background as an urgent care doctor, her interest in sports medicine and her true delight in teaching anatomy & physiology as it relates to the practice of yoga.

Mary Ellen developed a strong following teaching yoga in Memphis 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.