Meet Our Master Facilitators for our 2019 teacher trainings:
GREGORY TEBB, E-RYT®500
(300-HOUR 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.
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. 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 honored to be assisting alongside her teacher Greg during this training, and she will continue his work in deepening our knowledge of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. Since 2014, Amy has facilitated 10 teacher trainings with over 60 graduates. Amy is a lululemon legacy ambassador.
Michele Mallory, RYT®500, E-RYT®200, YACEP®
(200 and 300-HOUR 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. In weekend one, Michele will introduce us to the work of teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa and provide guidance along the way to deepen our teaching and assists as we work together between Greg’s visits. She will also guide us deep into the business and marketing of yoga, yoga philosophy, journeys to personal power and yoga ethics. Michele is a current lululemon yoga ambassador.
Mary Ellen Yasay, MD, E-RYT®200, RYT®500, YACEP®
(200-Hour Ytt program)
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.
Laura lee madigan, RYT®500
(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.