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

Hot Vinyasa

This class is taught by:

Allyson Rooney

I have been practicing yoga for over 12 years. Growing up as a gymnast, I was naturally drawn to the Asana practice. I have always been fascinated by and in awe of what the body is capable of doing. The possibilities are endless! As a physical therapist for over 25 years, I continue to utilize this same passion for movement, alignment, breath, strength, and balance, not only in rehabilitating patients but also in the role of preventing injuries, managing chronic conditions and ultimately maximizing functional mobility and strength.
I received my 200 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training through Ayana Yoga in 2014.
And completed Charlotte’s first 50 hour Rocket Vinyasa Training in May 2018 led by Patrick McLeaf and assisted by Jaimis Huff. I am so grateful for the amazing teachers who continue to instruct, encourage, support and push me. I feel physically stronger now than 5 years ago. Who says you can’t get stronger with age? I love this physical practice but I now see what my yoga teachers have been saying all along.. “As you continue to consistently practice yoga on your mat, you start to see how it transforms your life “off the mat”. The pranayama, the yamas, niyamas, etc. Basically, everything that makes you a good human being. These teachings are powerful and have been an incredible tool in raising my 2 daughters. 

Erna O'Brien

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.

Tammy Bryant

In 2009, Tammy took her first yoga class, beginning a life-changing journey. She frequented the gym daily and was an avid walker; however, after her very first yoga class, she never lifted another weight. She replaced her previous work-out routine with a dedicated yoga practice. She still enjoys taking daily walks to experience the world and its beauty. Each day, Tammy looks forward to sharing yoga with others. 

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. I believe in the benefits of hot vinyasa and power yoga to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and the possibilities within the physical body while exploring the power of breath and the mind. I recently finished a 100 hour Rocket Yoga certification with Patrick McCleaf and Jaimis Huff Flynn. I love teaching this style because it makes advanced postures accessible to everyone. Rocket is very energetic, and allows you to play with fun arm balances, and gets you used being upside down! 

Maria Lages

Maria was born in Rio de Janeiro, and raised in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She opened Om Yoga in January 2011, and credits her entrepreneurial success to being incredibly passionate about making a difference in other people's lives. She encourages everyone who is a part of Om Yoga to incorporate and convey values such as compassion, mindfulness, integrity, and purpose in their work and their relationships with one another.  Maria is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of over 500 hours of extensive yoga teacher training. Her love for teaching began in 2008 when she completed a 200hr training at Charlotte Yoga with Grace Morales. Since then, she has spent time practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore India, and studied with Johnna Smith, Rod Stryker, Rolf Gates, Baron Baptiste, and Dharma Mittra, who are all incredibly knowledgeable teachers. "My goal is to continue to provide a peaceful and supportive space for people to breathe, move, and connect." 

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.

Devon Racz

Devon was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Charlotte in 2013. She has been an avid marathon runner for 15 years and turned to yoga in 2013 while struggling to get pregnant. Her love for the practice has continued to grow over the years and she fulfilled her goal of completing teacher training with Jaimis Huff and Jennifer Busco in 2017. She loves to flow, sweat, and get upside down whenever she can. She also loves spending time with her twins, husband, and dog. Devon credits the practice for getting her through a tough pregnancy, recovery, a stressful job, and being a busy working mom of twins. Devon is a medical sales executive in South Carolina and has a passion for health and wellness.

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:

  • Sun Dec 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Allyson Rooney
  • Mon Dec 17 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Erna O'Brien
  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Tammy Bryant
  • Tue Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Miller
  • Wed Dec 19 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Alexandra Benson
  • Thu Dec 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Maria Lages
  • Fri Dec 21 8:15 am - 9:15 am with April Cannon
  • Sat Dec 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alexandra Benson
  • Sun Dec 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Allyson Rooney
  • Wed Dec 26 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Alexandra Benson
  • Thu Dec 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Miller
  • Fri Dec 28 8:15 am - 9:15 am with April Cannon
  • Sat Dec 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alexandra Benson
  • Sun Dec 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Devon Racz
  • Mon Dec 31 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Erna O'Brien
  • Tue Jan 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Tammy Bryant
  • Tue Jan 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Miller