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Stacy began practicing yoga in the summer of 2006, just a few days after graduating college. She began studying yoga at home with the help of books and DVDs, then attended her first studio class a few months later. Over the next few years, Stacy moved around a lot. However, her yoga practice remained a constant anchor. She practiced different styles of yoga all across the country. After moving to Charlotte, Stacy received her 200-hour RYT certification through Melody White and Greg Labarbera in May 2010 on her 26th birthday. Stacy teaches Samdaana Yoga (developed by Melody White) as well as vinyasa classes, allowing her to develop and share her own sequences, which she is particularly passionate about. She shares, “Yoga gives you back what you put in and more, but the benefits can take time to manifest themselves, and often in ways you hadn’t even imagined. Sometimes you have to surrender a little to truly receive. This is why I know I’ll practice yoga for the rest of my life.” When she’s not doing yoga, Stacy enjoys cooking and exploring the Charlotte food scene (she is a trained chef), reading, writing, running, traveling, music, and looking for reasons to laugh. 

 

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. 

Maria was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She opened Om Yoga in 2010. Maria completed her first 200 hour Yoga Certification with her beloved teacher, Grace Morales, in 2008. She traveled to India to study Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore with V. Sheshadri in 2012, completed a 500hr certification with Johnna Smith in 2015, and her Prenatal Yoga Certification with Amani Murray in 2017. Maria 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 the Om Yoga community to incorporate and convey values such as compassion, mindfulness, integrity, and purpose in their daily work and in their relationships with others. "My goal is to provide a peaceful and supportive space for people to breathe, move, and connect." 

 

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! 

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.

Being active is integral to how Chandler lives her life. In fact, being an athlete is how she has always identified herself; it is how she socializes, relieves stress, and finds balance in life. As a runner, yoga was often suggested to Chandler, but it never took precedence in her life until after college. When her college athletic career ended in 2008, she knew she had to find a way to keep herself motivated and healthy. So, in 2009 Chandler began practicing yoga consistently. She is amazed at how much it continues to shape and better her life in so many ways. Yoga forces her to slow down and focus on her mind AND body. Chandler is now physically stronger, her relationships are healthier, her breaths are deeper, and her mind is sounder than ever before. In May of 2013, Chandler completed her 200-hour RYT at Y2 Yoga under the guidance of Tanner Bazemore and Johanna Smith. She is thrilled to share the fire for yoga that her teachers instilled in her, along with her passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle with others. Chandler is thankful every day that she rolls out her mat for her abilities, her health, and her practice.

Dawn's yoga practice started when a fellow runner suggested that she check out yoga to help improve her run performance. Her initial reaction was, “Yea, like yoga will really help my run." Reluctantly, she tried yoga. She instantaneously fell in love with the practice. Not only did it help with her performance, but it was also an amazing work out that helped with mind, body, and soul. Her yoga practice became her escape from the stresses of life. Dawn decided to deepen her practice by completing her 200-hour teacher certification with Maria Lages and Johnna Smith at Om Yoga. She is also a holistic life coach and in the process of becoming a Mind, Body, and Fitness coach. When Dawn is not doing yoga, she loves to run, read, and spend time with family and her wonderful rescue dog, Zoie. She also loves everything that is nature and being outdoors.

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. 
Christine was born and raised in Southern California where she grew up extremely active in dance and gymnastics. She then moved to New Hampshire where she studied early childhood education, special education, modern dance, massage therapy, and yoga. She moved to South Carolina in 2011, and received her 230-hour yoga certification  from the Asheville Yoga Center in 2012. Yoga has always been a spiritual practice for Christine, and she credits her practice with keeping her grounded.
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.
Pam's yoga journey began around 6 years ago, as a path to physical health. It then became a journey inward that led Pam to a stronger connection to her intuition and heart. Pam's practice has helped her grow on and off the mat, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. This path of learning continues to fuel her and her teaching. Pam completed her 200-hr training in 2016 at Enlighten Yoga in Charlotte, NC. She likes to combine aspects from different styles of yoga in her classes including ashtanga, vinyasa universal, and jivamukti yoga. In Pam's classes, you will move with your breath through sequences to build strength and flexibility. Balancing poses on your feet and hands will be offered. Pam likes reminding her students that falling isn't failing - it's a chance to try again. She also believes you are stronger than you realize!
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