MEET OUR TEAM
All of our teachers are experienced, insured and Yoga Alliance certified.
KATY CORBIN, RYT200 Studio owner
I first practiced yoga while a student at Converse College, with Jan LeFrancois, a psychology professor and certified Iyengar instructor. The peace and focus I found after that first practice was immense. When I returned to Spartanburg in 2004, I found YOGAlicious and experienced my first yoga studio. Studying under Monica, Catherine and Adrienne has been a wondrous, life-altering experience. So much so that I signed up for the very first Teacher Training class at YOGAlicious! When not practicing or teaching yoga, I enjoy the beautiful Upstate, walking my dogs, sipping tea, dancing with our daughter and cooking healthy meals for my family and friends.
ADRIENNE Z. ABLES, E-RYT 500,
I have been teaching yoga for over a decade. My inspiration to teach came when my first beloved yoga teacher (Catherine) asked me to substitute one night. I haven't looked back since. I completed my first teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center with Stephanie Keach.
Since then I've been fortunate to have studied with Stacey Millner-Collins, Kelley Gardner, Sarah Faircloth and Martin Kirk. My emphasis is the process of taking lessons learned on the mat into our everyday lives - where real yoga takes place. My hope is to inspire everyone to bring the very best of themselves into the world.
CATHERINE DRENNEN QUERIN, E-RYT 500,
I am a Spartanburg native. I began my foray into the fitness world at age nineteen when I became a certified personal trainer. I completed a Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Teacher Training in 1999, an Advanced Teacher Training and also Vinyasa Teacher Training at the Asheville Yoga Center.
I have since studied with Rod Stryker, Doug Swenson, Stacey Milner-Collins, Sarah Faircloth, Kelley Gardner, Betsey Downing, Bill Mahony, Douglas Brooks, Scott Blossom, Stephanie and Michael Johnson, and Ana Forrest. I am also a certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and a Y12SR Leader. Y12SR is a 12-step based yoga class to help people struggling with addictions.
I am thankful for all of my teachers throughout the years, on the mat and off the mat. My greatest teachers are my family: my husband Steve, my daughter Grace, my son Nicholas and my dogs Daisy and Ziggy and Buster. Yoga to me is playful and fun and my intention for each class is for my students to walk out with a smile on their face.
ANNE WATERS, RYT200
I took my first yoga class at the Winston-Salem YMCA from a gentle giant named Wes East, who ignited a passion for yoga that has propelled me since. After completing the 200-hour Teacher Training program at the Asheville Yoga Center, I founded the Blue Ewe Yoga Studio in 2007 in Spencer, NC, I have trained with a variety of gifted teachers, including American Ashtanga pioneer David Williams. I enjoy teaching a strong vinyasa flow practice, as well as a gentle alignment based, Thai Massage-inspired practice. A self-proclaimed inversion junkie, I seek to help students find balance and flexibility on the mat, which they can incorporate into their daily lives. I recently moved to Spartanburg with my husband Andrew, son Eli, and pets Sally and Rose.
Jane bird, RYT200
Jane began teaching at Yogalicious in 2018, focusing primarily on gentle and restorative practice. After practicing yoga for a few years, she decided when she turned 50 (and when her favorite practice guide took sabbatical to care for her baby) that perhaps it was time SHE took things to the next level and learn to teach yoga - so she did (through Lifestyle & Movement/Lisa Muehlenbien)! She is enjoying this aspect of her practice, and loves guiding others in their own. When she isn't at Yogalicious, Jane can be found at home in Lyman with her husband, Donnie and their three dogs (Elam and Ollie the dachshunds, and Béla the basset hound), offering support to her friends with DRNA rescuing dachshunds, or enjoying downtime with friends and family whether in Spartanburg or in Tennessee, from which she hails. A creative, whimsical artist and kid at heart, she makes a living as a graphic designer at Spartanburg Community College managing all things creative and web for the marketing and PR department. Join Yoga Jane for some relaxing, yet empowering asana at Yogalicious.
Brian Garrison, RYT500
Brian lives and works to embody simple and effective asana, pranayama and meditation practices which enhance physical, mental and spiritual health and lead to a deep and authentic connection with self and source. A Yoga Alliance registered RYT500 Certified Yoga Teacher, and a Y12SR Certified Space Holder and Brandywine (DE) YMCA Certified Yoga Intensive Teacher, Brian’s focus is on the healing power of Yoga for ALL, with an aim to broadening accessibility to under-served communities and deepening availability to those who are suffering in any area of life.
Brian has trained for Yoga Teaching with Rolf Gates, Nikki Myers, Tommy Rosen, Christine Shaw, Erin Detwiller-Sweeney and Susan Smith. Brian has indirectly studied with Leslie Kaminoff, Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, Beryl Bender-Smith and Sadie Nardini.
I grew up on Long Island, New York and I came to Spartanburg earlier this year as anArtist in Residence with the Chapman Cultural Center. I am primarily a painter but, like everything else, I believe I learn the most when I am exploring across media – from video, to performance, to printmaking. I began practicing yoga regularly after I graduated from college in 2013, a time in which I was eager to embrace the opportunity to connect with my own body and other yogis after long days alone in studio. I believe that art and yoga are complimentary disciplines and I am constantly drawn to the infinite intricacies yet simultaneous simplicities of yoga.
I believe that the practice of yoga and meditation, with careful attention to alignment and breath, increases strength and flexibility not just physically, but also helps to balance and connect the physical body to mind and soul. I strive for my teaching style to be both thoughtful and accessible to all levels, rooted in the belief that a balanced practice can only be built through openness, consistency, and patience.
I received my RYT-200 certification in 2016 from Jared McCann at the Lighthouse Yoga School in Brooklyn, NY. With the belief that a great teacher is always first and foremost a student, I continue to practice daily and study with my mentors. I am especially drawn to the Ashtanga yoga practice for its structure and ritual as well as its openness to exploration.
When I am not practicing yoga, you can find me snuggling with my pit bull, Stacks, exploring the outdoors, basking in the sun, spending time with my family, or cooking a good meal with friends. I am very excited to share my love of yoga with the Yogalicious community!