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Yoga Instructors

Karen

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Yoga Teacher, Reiki II

Karen received certification from the North Carolina School of Yoga in 2004 and expresses gratitude to Chandra Om and her guru Sri Dharma Mittra. She and Rosemary Andrews, RYT, founded Danville Yoga and Meditation Center (now referred to as “the Center”) in 2004. It is a space which offers several modalities for healing and wellness.  Karen is grateful for the instructors and therapist who have honored the Center with their commitment and contributions by encouraging and promoting wellness in our community. She appreciates all who have visited the Center and lovingly reflects on those who have incorporated yoga into their daily lives.  She’s always excited when a “newbie” comes to class!  Inhale…exhale.
434-429-4672, fcm@gamewood.net 

Cyndi

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 Studio Owner, (RYT)Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Reiki I
Cyndi was involved with weight training, Personal Training – even did a few Fitness Competitions – and was interested in yoga, but had not begun a serious practice. After moving from NC to Virginia, she found a local yoga studio where she felt like she belonged, and she began to practice regularly. She took the plunge and enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training, graduating from the Hot Asana Yoga University and receiving her 200RYT. She received her 500RYT with K10Yoga.
“I love the way yoga brings me calmness and peace while still being strong. It’s all about the balance. As a teacher, I hope I can help others find their balance, both on and off the mat.” Contact: yogawithcyndi@gmail.com
www.YogaWithCyndi.com 

Casey

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 (RYT)  Vinyasa, Restorative 

Casey is a dedicated yoga practitioner who believes that the benefits of yoga are infinite and available to us all. She began her exploration with Bikram Yoga in high school in Vermont, studied Kinesiology at Arizona State University from 2003-2008, and has since immersed herself in the study of yoga. At Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC, Casey graduated from the 200 hour training program in May 2013 taught by Valerie DiScuillo Midgett and Kelly Golden. Her study focused on dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga with mentoring in Iyengar Yoga from Haeyoung Grace Kandl. Ultimately yoga is her sincerest passion and she wishes to share increased health and happiness with the world. To contact Casey, please call 802.477.2079! Casey works at Jibtopia Wake Park: website: jibtopiawakepark.com 

Danielle

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(RYT) Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra 

I started my physical practice of yoga while I was in college and it was one of the greatest, most uplifting experiences of my life. I felt different, more alive, calmer, and more accepting of all around me. Being a student of Psychology, I knew I wanted to help people become their best most comfortable selves and I started to think that maybe I could help through yoga. Becoming certified, though, was somewhat of a distant goal. It wasn’t until the Hot Asana studio came to Danville that I found a deeper expression of the practice and affirmed my desire to make yoga a very large part of my life. I am very honored to have become a certified 200 hour yoga instructor through Hot Asana University. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the practice and to working with people of all different backgrounds to help facilitate them toward their best selves. Namaste.

Denyse

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(RYT) Vinyasa 

 Denyse started practicing yoga in 2012 in southern California. It was California, and everyone practiced yoga. She had a physical practice.

In 2014 she moved to Virginia and practiced sporadically. In 2017, she found that tiny bit of stillness and peace a yoga class can offer. She began to feel the warmth and sense of community her fellow yogis offered.

In 2018, she signed up for teacher training with Hot Asana Yoga University. She is currently working towards her 500 RYT. She believes the best thing she can do with this knowledge is share it with others.

Denyse would love to share your light and energy on the 

Val-Rae

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(RYT) Vinyasa

 In 2016, I found myself struggling with depression and anxiety. A friend recommended Gabriel Bernstein’s “The Universe Has Your Back” which suggested meditation and yoga as a means offindingpeace, and so my journey began with Kundalini meditation and yoga. So completely did the study and practice of yoga change my life, that I decided I had to share it with others. I received my 200 hour certificate in alignment based Vinyasa from Hot Asana Yoga University in September 2018. My focus is mainly in the benefitsof yoga for those suffering from trauma, and I hope soon to begin my 500 hour training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. I’m also actively pursuing additional training in pranayama, meditation, and yoga therapy. With the support of Middle Border Forward and other area non-profits, I’ve begun the Health and Peace Initiative, whose aim is to bring yoga to the underserved in an effort to bridge communities and empower those seeking hope and healing in their lives. I’m looking forward to sharing this beautiful practice with you. 

Special Service Providers

Dr. Dave

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 LCP, Certified Tai Chi Fundamentals Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher 

 Dr. Rosenberg is a Professor of Psychology at Averett University and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Danville, Virginia. He completed certification as a T’ai Chi Fundamentals – Level 4 (TCF) instructor under Tricia Yu of the T’ai Chi Center (formerly in Madison, Wisconsin), and also practices qigong and Yang style t’ai chi. Dr. Rosenberg is also an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner (EEM-CP), as well as a certified Reiki (Japanese Relaxation Training) Master/Instructor.   Dr. Rosenberg is a member of The International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), and The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).  Finally, when he’s not teaching, David nurtures a passion for nature photography.  He may be reached at (434) 791-5768, or you can visit www.lifecoursewellness.com 

Kat

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 DCEP, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Life Coach, Certified Reiki Master Practitioner, Teacher 

 Katlin brings her passion for energy and bodywork to the Center, teaching classes from Meditation to Metaphysical Qabalah. Her most recent certification is Diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychology with ACEP. She has been practicing healing arts for over 25 years and received bodywork training at the Santa Monica Massage School, Esalen, and at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. In addition to Swedish, Deep Tissue and Esalen massage, Katlin has certifications in Zero Balancing, LaStone Massage, Reiki, TYLEM, and with Beyond Success Life Coaching. Katlin offers many classes through The Center such as  aromatherapy, and spiritual healing. As an LMFT, Katlin does counseling work in Greensboro at her private office at 2309 West Cone Blvd. or with Integrative Therapies (336-294-0910). For appointments, you may contact Katlin at (336)-740-5322 . NCTMB: 299747-00; VA CMT: 0019005519; ABMP: 934053; NC LMT: 5725; NC LMFT: 1112; CA LMFT: 24340; NV LMFT: 5452; NV LADAC 00271-L 

Juanita

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Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor

 Juanita has been studying Wing Chun Kung Fu for 10 years and received her black sash in the style in 2016. She studied under Sifu Trevor Haines in Dojo Chattanooga,TN. Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Chinese Martial Arts Self-Defense style that focuses on relaxation, structure, and forward intention for efficiency and power. This style is suitable for all ages and all levels of physical fitness. Juanita has a bachelor’s degree in Religious Education and has experience working with individuals with learning differences. Juanita makes her home in Danville with her young son and husband while working from home for Unum. You can contact Juanita at                                   juanachana@gmail.com