TEACHERS / OUR STAFF

YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE.

EVERY BODY TYPE, ALL AGES,
YOUNG AND OLD.

OUR GOAL IS WELLNESS. WE
WANT TO HELP YOU HELP
YOURSELF.

PUT YOUR SELF DOUBTINA JAR
AND COME IN FOR A VISIT.

YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID.

WE ARELOOKING FOR CERTIFIED BIKRAM
YOGA INSTRUCTORS TO
JOIN OUR STAFF.

 

 


Christina Pardue,
Instructor

My passion for practicing Hot Yoga began in 1995 while living in California. I had survived a terrible car accident in college and was enduring restricted movement and severe pain. I had been very active my entire life and did not want to surrender to a new life of confinement and pain. So, my journey for optimum health and wellness began. I am extremely grateful and owe my replenished health to the wonders of my Lord, hot yoga, upper cervical chiropractic care, nutrition and the love and support of my family. I completed my fellowship training through Hot Yoga Therapy in early 2011 and I now strive to share my passion for health and wellness to others by teaching at HYT and working with Dr. McIntyre at the Triad Upper Cervical Clinic in Kernersville.

I can now enjoy all types of exercise including weight lifting, running, and tennis. However, I have found that no other exercise restores my mind and body like Hot Yoga. This practice provides each student with the opportunity to strengthen and cleanse the body and the mind alike. I believe that in order to create the life that you want, one must first honor the life they have been given and hot yoga provides 90 min where you can do just that. I encourage everyone to come and practice and discover a new you.

In addition to working out, I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, art, and spending time with my husband and three wonderful children. Hope to see you in the studio!


Carol Atkins,
Instructor

I began practicing Hot Yoga in 2003. After 2 classes I knew my life would never be the same. I had suffered with tendonitis for 10 years prior to my yoga experience. I had to wear a brace on my arm everyday for those 10 years. Then suddenly after the classes I no longer needed the brace…. the pain was gone! So I continued to practice and to heal my body.

I joined Hot Yoga Therapy when it opened in 2009. After completion of the fellowship training @ HYT under the direction of Rowena Brown… I started teaching. My greatest joy in teaching is seeing others heal their bodies as I have healed mine. I look forward to each class and to each new student….as we work or way to a more healthy body!



Mandi Davis,
Instructor

My name is Mandi Davis and I began practicing at Hot Yoga Therapy in Winter, 2010. I was amazed at how much my body, mind, and spirit changed in just a short period of time. Hot Yoga Therapy has taught me what it means to truly let go and connect with my inner self.  Each practice brings me a step closer to a journey of self discovery and healing.

In Spring, 2012 I successfully completed my fellowship training under the direction of Rowena Brown. I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to teach and watch others experience the many gifts of hot yoga.

Outside of the studio, I work full time as the Director of Marketing for Winston-Salem Federal Credit Union. I enjoy being outdoors, staying active, cooking, dancing, and spending time with loved ones.



Alysia McGinnis,
Instructor

My name is Alysia McGinnis and I graduated from Salem College in May 2012 with a BA in communication. I now work at McNeill Communications as a social media/web and events manager. I am also pursuing a certification as a personal trainer and nutritionist. I completed my hot yoga training with Rowena Brown through a teaching fellowship in May 2012.
I started practicing hot yoga in the spring of 2010 to prepare for the Miss North Carolina USA pageant, in which I represented High Point as Miss High Point USA. I have danced for about twelve years with a concentration in ballet training. I was also (and still am for the most part) an avid runner through high school, and I did cross country and track while in college. A few years back, I dislocated my left knee twice because it was misdiagnosed. I was a very lucky to have no tears, and with a year of physical therapy, I was back at dance and running.
Initially, I started practicing hot yoga as another form of exercise. But it turned out to be so much more than I expected. I didn’t realize how much pain I was in from years of dancing and running. It’s amazing how self-aware yoga forces you to be. I truly believe that hot yoga has changed me from the inside out. True health starts with your mind; it’s not just about how you look on the outside, but how you feel as well. Yoga is a rare form of exercise that massages all of your internal organs, glands, and muscles. Not only will you find your body firmer and leaner, but you will also feel better. That is worth everything!
My true love and inspiration for yoga come from seeing the changes my students have undergone since I began teaching in May 2012. Yes, in this short time span, I have watched and helped introduce people to a new and healthier lifestyle, transforming the way they look, feel, and think about themselves. It is this reason that I have decided to pursue a certification in nutrition and personal training.  Nothing makes me happier than to know I am helping people integrate healthier lifestyle choices into their daily routines, and I will continue to look for ways to help and nurture my students.
Let your body and mind be open and receptive to the great and beautiful changes yoga can bring you.