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936 Market Street •  Fort Mill SC 29708  (803) 396-0493

Hot Vinyasa

This class is taught by:

Troy Haywood

Growing up as a competitive dancer, Troy has always been passionate about self-expression and self-awareness through body movement. After graduating high-school in 2007, Troy moved to Miami, Florida to pursue a career as a dancer which led him to travel all over the world, from Los Angeles to New York to Barcelona to Portugal. It was not until he settled back down at home in Charlotte that he discovered yoga and a brand new outlook on his life.

In 2011, Troy took his first yoga class in hopes to supplement his dance training as he was beginning to shift his focus from performing to teaching. His practice not only began opening his mind to new ways of moving but also new ways of reaching out and connecting with the kids he taught. With this new insight, Troy began diving deeper into his yoga practice over the next seven years.

Since then Troy has gone on to complete is 200-Hour RYT and is excited to begin marrying his love of teaching dance with his love of yoga. Troy’s classes are sure to bring out your playful side all while challenging you and keeping the focus on what yoga is all about for him: connection over competition, always.

Allyson Rooney

Allyson, a physical therapist of over 24 years, has diverse clinical experience treating patients with both neurological and orthopedic conditions. She spent the first 19 years of her career in New York City at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to clinical practice in multiple settings throughout the Medical Center, Allyson held leadership roles including Program Manager for the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department, Clinical Coordinator of the Physical Therapy Student Program, and Educator in various Accredited Physical Therapy Programs throughout New York City. Allyson relocated with her husband and two young daughters to Fort Mill 5 years ago. She currently works as a physical therapist in the Outpatient Department at Carolinas Rehabilitation Mount Holly. Allyson has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, and most recently completed her RYT-200 training through Ayana Yoga to deepen both her personal and clinical practice. She is currently teaching Yoga at the Fort Mill YMCA and Om Yoga. She enjoys running, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Erna Parelle

Erna took her first yoga class on her summer break between sophomore and junior years in college. While slow to start, the love of the practice and a deep appreciation for the cultivation of mindful living past the physical asanas grew strong over the following years. In 2009, Erna received her 200-hour RYT training from Melody White & Greg Labarbera, and has been teaching Vinyasa Flow in the Charlotte area since. Her sequencing is designed to create a thoughtful mix of effort in movement and ease of flow, which aids practitioners in developing grace in body, mind, and spirit. Life moves fast. The practice of yoga allows us to steady the mind, strengthen the body, and expand the heart, opening ourselves to endless possibilities.

Michelle Miller

Born in Canada, Michelle's love for movement and exercise began at a young age in professional dance. She started practicing yoga in 1998 in LA. Michelle's passion is to connect with people. She lives to share her knowledge and experiences to help those on their path of self-discovery and personal growth. She successfully completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training program in May 2015, led by Johnna Smith and Maria Lages. She is grateful for her wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children who fill her heart with love.

Niki Leckrone

Exercise has always been an outlet in Niki's life. She began doing yoga as a way to complement her love of running. Niki's daily yoga practice helps her achieve more than just a healthy body - she also discovers peace of mind. She is a proud mom to three amazing children. Niki credits yoga with giving her the energy to keep up with them! Niki believes that while life can be hectic, it is beyond important to make time for your own physical and mental health. Yoga is where she takes time to quiet her mind and recharge her soul. It's rare to catch Niki without a smile on her face - her mat truly is her happy place. Niki completed her 200-hour teacher training with Maria Lages and Johnna Smith at Om Yoga in May 2015. Niki loves teaching yoga because it connects her with others and allows her to share her passion.

April Cannon

April has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years. She has studied with many amazing teachers such as Laruga Glaser, John Bultman, Tim Miller, Michael Gannon, and Baron Baptiste to name a few. As a result, April brings to Om over 800 hours of Yoga education and training. Her classes are full of charisma, laughter and community, as well as many opportunities to take your practice to the next level. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned practitioner you will leave her classes with a greater understanding of postures and alignment. Not to mention some yummy assists! April is a survivor of Sepsis, a life threatening complication of an infection in which the body begins to shut down to protect itself. 28-50% of people with Sepsis die annually. Those who survive often have organ damage, PTSD, and/or loss of limbs. She is grateful for her recovery and strives to share with her students the importance of gratitude for even the smallest of things. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and has been married to her husband John for 20 years.

An intermediate flow of poses designed to detoxify the body with a heat building series and emphasis on twists and forward folds. It's hot, be prepared to sweat! 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Troy Haywood
  • Sun Aug 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Allyson Rooney
  • Mon Aug 20 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Erna Parelle
  • Tue Aug 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Miller
  • Wed Aug 22 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Niki Leckrone
  • Thu Aug 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Miller
  • Fri Aug 24 8:15 am - 9:15 am with April Cannon
  • Sat Aug 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Niki Leckrone
  • Sun Aug 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Allyson Rooney
  • Mon Aug 27 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Erna Parelle
  • Tue Aug 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Miller
  • Wed Aug 29 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Niki Leckrone