*HOT Power Hour

This class is taught by:

Kelley Boyd

Kelley Boyd, a native of Savannah, is founder and director of Savannah Yoga Center. She has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 14 years.
Kelley’s dedication to the Savannah community led her to create the SYC Community Partner Program. The program has donated over $12,000 to local charities since 2010, through special events and classes at SYC.

Currently Kelley is the director of programming and special events as well as the Yoga Teacher Training Programs at Savannah Yoga Center. She also teaches weekly public group yoga classes. A student at heart, Kelley frequently attends yoga workshops, trainings to learn and grow her knowledge of world and self.

Kelley holds a B.A. from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Art and continues to live a life saturated in creativity which manifests its self in the overall feel of Savannah Yoga Center and through the yoga retreats, classes and workshops she offers year round.

Having shown excellence in work, community and philanthropy, Kelley will be granted the Armstrong State University Notable Alumni Award in October 2016.

Instagram @kelleyjanelleboyd

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.

Amanda Hanlon

Amanda has been practicing yoga since 1999. She started practicing yoga at the Jivamukti yoga center while living in New York. In 2003 her interest in yoga took her to Trivandrum, India to study classical Hatha yoga and South Indian dance. Her current practice and her classes focus on culitvating mindfulness through a strong asana practice. Amanda graduated from her 200-hr teacher training program at the Savannah Yoga Center in May 2010.

Catherine Rosenfeld

Catherine Rosenfeld CYT is originally from Santa Barbara, California and has been practicing yoga since 1999. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara and has also participated in the Savannah Yoga Center Teacher Training. Catherine has taught in a variety of settings including medical clinics, community yoga classes, private instruction, and has volunteered to teach for Non-Profit Organizations, including the Braille Institute. Her practice background includes different Vinyasa styles including White Lotus Flow, Ashtanga, and Power Yoga. Catherine makes Yoga accessible to beginners but can also provide challenging classes for those wanting to take their practice to the next level.

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

Samantha Meier

Samantha has been practicing yoga for 12 years and has been lucky to travel around the US visiting lots of studios along the way. She has dedicated her daily practice to ashtanga yoga and loves to teach the tradition of ashtanga. Guided by Ashtanga’s philosophy and intensity Sam’s classes are dynamic, spontaneous and fun with an emphasis on the present moment. Making breathe louder than thoughts brings meditation to a practice that can carry over into daily life building strong bodies and healthy minds. Samantha graduated from the Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour Teacher Training Program in May 2011.

“ashtanga is 99% practice and 1% theory” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

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.

Elizabeth Rowan

Elizabeth Rowan (RYT 200) is a formerly anxious, multiple BlackBerry-clutching executive who went all-in to lose the high heels, teach yoga full-time and drum up some health and inner peace. She received her 200 hour yoga teaching training certificate from Anahata Yoga, Hong Kong, in 2011 while studying under Yogananth Andiappan, son of Dr. Asana Andiappan of Chennai, India. She is also a certified Pranakriya prenatal yoga teacher and Radiant Child Yoga teacher, and contributor to MindBodyGreen, Intent and Asana Journal. Elizabeth currently teaches private and group vinyasa, prenatal and children's yoga in Savannah, Georgia, U.S. after spending the last several years in Hong Kong.

What to Expect
Vinyasa: Yoga linking breath to movement, made accessible to all levels, set to cool beats and delivered with a dose of humanity and humor. Serious yoga, yes; yoga taken too seriously, no. Sweaty, serene, strong, generally stoked outlook on life is the desired result.

Photograph by Raftermen
Website: havenyoga.com
Twitter @elizabeth_rowan
Facebook: facebook.com/elizabeth.rowan.havenyoga

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."

Melissa Delynn

Melissa found her way to Savannah Yoga Center in 2011 during her post college confusion. Seeking purpose and understanding, the practice of Yoga helped her heal and unfold. She now teaches many classes a week as well as teaching workshops and retreats. Melissa has found her dharma (life purpose) through teaching and spreading the good word! Weaving esoteric and philosophical elements through her dynamic and restorative classes, Melissa gives your body, mind, and spirit a workout. Melissa is currently working on her 500hr advanced Yoga Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson has been practicing yoga since 2009 and teaching since 2012. After graduating from the Savannah Yoga Center’s 2012 200hr Teacher Training Intensive, Brittany sought a way to share the incredible relief that the practice of yoga had brought to her. Using pratikriyasana, or mindful sequencing, Brittany blends form and function, dynamism and stillness, yin and yang, and downward dog, finding the greatest place of balance to be somewhere along the midline. Additionally a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.FA in Illustration, Brittany finds her practice to be an integral part of having a continued energetic and enthusiastic approach to art making.

Brittany Roberts

Brittany Roberts, RYT 500

Brittany is a 300 hr. Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and graduate of the 200 hour Savannah Yoga Center, making her a 200hr registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. Brittany has dedicated her life and yoga practice to the Jivamukti Yoga method and humbly thanks her teachers for their love, compassion, encouragement, and knowledge.

With a personal practice and commitment to Jivamukti, classes are dynamic and creative. Asana sequencing is practiced to an inspiring mix of Western and Eastern music. A typical class includes vigorous asanas, sanskrit chanting, spiritual teaching, hands-on adjustments, relaxation and meditation.

When asked why she became a jivamkuti yoga instructor, Brittany answered: “Jivamukti Yoga changed my life and brought me an inner happiness that I had forgotten was possible. I want to share that with others so that they too can find joy; after all, joy is what we are all searching for.”

This HOT 60 minute class (85+ degrees) is based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa sequence. The is a vigorous and challenging practice that emphasizes increasing strength, balance and flexibility. This is a accessible to all.

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