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 withStephanie Keach. Since then I've been fortunate to have studied with Stacey Millner-Collins, Kelley Gardner, Sarah Faircloth andMartin 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.
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, RYT 200
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.
Jessica Cumbee, RYT 200
I was a collegiate track athlete and wanted to find a way to stay in shape during law school, so I began running long distance. Feeling the toll on my body, I found yoga and barre. I have been practicing since 2012, and completed my 200 hour RYT certification in power yoga, as well as my Barre certification, BUTI Yoga certification and Stand Up Paddle Yoga certifications. I am originally from Charleston, SC, and am excited to add to the yoga and fitness community in Spartanburg.
Katy Corbin, RYT 200
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 and cooking healthy meals for my family and friends. When attending my class, bring a travel mug - I bring hot tea to share.
Miranda Peterson, RYT 200
I've been practicing yoga since 2008. I was born here in the Upstate, lived and worked in South Florida for several years then traveled the world before returning to Spartanburg. I completed my RYT® 200 Yoga Teacher Training at Ayur-Yoga Eco Ashram in Southern India. My favorite asanas are Chakrasana, Gomukhasana and most recently Astavakrasana. I specialize in the traditional Hatha style of yoga which combines breath, relaxation and awareness. In addition to teaching, I hope to inspire others by sharing my art, design & worldwide travel experiences. Connect with me online www.mirambling.com and Instagram @miramblings.