*HOT Flow Hour

This class is taught by:

Stephanie Jones

Since 2001, yoga has been a means for Stephanie to discover and express the rhythms of her True Self. Cultivating love and compassion is the essence of her practice. She strives to inspire practitioners of all levels to mindfully challenge themselves in a safe and ego-free environment. With an empathic understanding of students' emotional needs, Stephanie blends yogic philosophy, breath work, asanas, and meditation to help individuals reconnect with, heal and unify the mind, body, and spirit. Stephanie is a May 2009 SYC 200-hour Teacher Training graduate, and has a Yoga Ed certification in teaching yoga to At-Risk Youth and Adults. She earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina in 2008. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Counseling at South University.

Georgie Abel

Georgie has taught yoga for three years in both Georgia and California. Her flow-based style with roots in Iyengar focuses on linking movement to breath, body awareness, and having fun. She strives to make yoga available to everyone, and greatly attends to individual needs in her classes. With her energetic and down to earth approach to yoga, students will leave her class feeling relaxed and accomplished. Georgie is also the creator of many different yoga training programs for athletes of various sports including rock climbing, running, and cycling. She graduates from the Savannah Yoga Center's 200 hour teacher training program in May.

Dawn Tanis

Dawn, a native Vermonter, is a 200-hr certified teacher and was first introduced to yoga in 1998. With influences from many different yogic traditions, she draws upon her varied experiences in athletics,world travel, creative expressionand sense of humor to develop her teaching style. She began teaching yoga in 2007, and her classes appeal to both beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Herstudents range from pre-school age kids to folks in their 80’s --reflective of her philosophy that anyone can benefit from practicing yoga. She is also a licensed massage therapistand is the owner of Sunrise Healing Arts of Thunderbolt, Ga.

Pam Giacomini

Pam Giacomini is a Connecticut native living in Savannah. Pam discovered yoga a few years ago and immediately became a dedicated yogini. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga and brings a sense of humor to her classes. She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teaching training at the Savannah Yoga Center. Pam has been blessed to share the gift of wisdom from such teachers as Sally Noel and Kelley Boyd, and has attended amazing workshops with David Williams, David Keil and Desiree Rumbaugh.

Manda Dougherty

Amanda Masnyk "Maz" originally from Rhode Island, has been performing since she can remember. There is a joy and passion that comes to life when performing and it is beyond one's belief. She studied the Performing Arts/Film for 5 years between Boston and NYC. Since then she has been on an ever changing path. When it comes down to it, whether it's on stage or set, dancing with a group or merely just being a character herself-all of these things contribute to her daily sense of breathing. She feels so blessed to be teaching Bhangra at SYC. Not only to bring the craft here, but to be exposing it in one of her most humble homes-a yoga studio. She learned this style of dance 3 years ago in NYC and cannot let it go as it is nothing less than uplifting. Amanda's ultimate goal and desire is to create an environment where students can get fit while having fun, feeling care free and balanced.I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with one. In fact, I am dead without one~ Lucille Ball

Kat Jones

Kat took her first yoga class in 2008, became immediately hooked and has practiced nearly every day since. Kat graduated from the Savannah Yoga Center's 200hr teacher training program in April of 2011 and has been fortunate enough to learn from and practice with great yogis like David Kiel, Bryan Kest and Melina Meza. Her classes build heat and energy while linking movement and breath. She tailors each practice to be dynamic, unique and challenging, but suitable for all levels. Kat wishes to share her love of yoga with her students and helps them realize their true, divine self.

Maggie Hayes

Maggie was first introduced to yoga by her Dad when she was 13 years old and looking to gain a competitive edge in swimming by building strength and flexibility in new ways. Eventually yoga continued to increase its presence in her life as she developed a studio and home practice throughout experiences in college and travel over the next several years. In 2010, at age 20, she dedicated herself to become certified to teach and she completed her 200 HR training that year through Ashley Ludman in Nosara, Costa Rica at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa. She was able to pursue teaching opportunities in Costa Rica on and off throughout the next year, but eventually made her way back to Savannah and the Savannah Yoga Center. She also lived and taught in Philly for a year and found another influential teacher in Meg Townsend of Amrita Yoga who specialized in Tantric Hatha Yoga. Most recently, she completed a teacher intensive training this summer at Strala Yoga with Tara Stiles in New York City after finding a strong resonance in their system of movement.

Maggie feels that yoga has been essential to clarifying her creative practices as an artist and that it provides an uplifting current for all of her other interests and passions. By fostering ease in the body and heightening both awareness and gratitude, she believes that yoga can help everyone to experience less pain and more fulfillment. Her style of teaching shares this integration with a flowing and often playfully vigorous practice that is built around cultivating ease, inspiration, and strength throughout the body and spirit."

Justine Coleman

Justine graduated from the Savannah Yoga Center 200 Hour Yoga Training Program in May of 2012. She experienced her first yoga class when she was 16 years old and returned the practice on and off for several years, but something always brought her back and finally brought her to teaching in 2008. Justine has always appreciated and been mystified by the beauty and complexity of the human body, and in May 2010 she graduated with her Masters in Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University. Every body moves in its own creative way, and yoga is a practice that honors the uniqueness of everyone’s body. Justine’s classes are a high energy and dynamic. She draws her inspiration from the practice of Lotus Flow, which encourages the authentic, free, and liberating movement of the individual. She invites you to get down with yo’ bad self and surrender to the dance.

Cara Griffin

Cara teaches a yoga that practices the art of liberation.

“As the mind, so the person, bondage or liberation exist only in our minds… if we can learn to train our minds, through the breath and the body, … then there is nothing in this world to bind us” - {adapted}- Sri. Swami Satchidananda

By focusing attention inward, inviting awareness to disharmony, Cara encourages students to discover freedom from mental and physical restrictions. This integrated approach awakens mindfulness while restoring a natural balance. Cara is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Savannah Yoga Center's community by guiding students of all levels safely through joyful sequencing.

{ RYT 200 SYC 2013-14 }
{ Certified Pranic Healer }
{ Vipassana meditator }

Tammie Folkers

Tammie Folkers LOVES yoga and passionately believes in yoga's healing and transformative power. She realizes that the art and science of yoga is timeless. Tammie's first experience on a yoga mat was in 1998. In 2006, yoga became her focus and she hasn't looked back since! in 2012, Tammie formally studied at Savannah Yoga Center and obtained her 200 Hour teacher certification. The following summer she won a scholarship through Savannah Power Yoga and was given the opportunity to continue her studies. Tammie completed her second 200 Hour teacher training certification in the Baptiste-inspired Power Yoga method.

Tammie has her sight set on spreading her love and passion for yoga with all of the world! She's eager to see where this journey takes her and knows that with dedication and a wide open heart great things await!"

With the heat cranked up to 85+ degrees, this 60 min sweat fest will help you build a strong body with a peaceful mind. Finishing off with a delicious deep relaxation.

Beginners to advanced can benefit from this class and are welcome to attend.

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