Jeffrey Widmann LMBT, CPT, E-RYT #1757 owner and operator, is a Medical Massage Therapist, Registered and Certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Fitness Professional. He has been a Massage Therapist / Bodyworker since 1994.
Tara Riley After 19 years of dancing lessons growing up, and years of competitive dance, Tara knew she had found her calling when she discovered Pilates and yoga. At the suggestion of her sister, Tara joined a Pilates studio in Charlotte and was certified. Then her head got lost in the clouds, literally. She found a new art form that tested the limits of her strength and flexibility. She found aerial arts, and began teaching it the following year.
May Jorge was a runner all her life until she injured her knee. Luckily, while looking for low impact options, she found yoga. Initially, her purpose for practicing yoga was purely for the amazing physical benefits but soon she discovered that her practice was not just healing her body, but also healing her soul. This propelled her to want to share what she had discovered with as many people as possible. Her teaching style is described as “electric” by her renowned teacher, Lizzy Hoffman. She is very passionate about helping others and specializes in tailoring classes for specific needs. In her spare time she teaches music and takes her dog Bailey on adventures.
Reiki, Qigong and Meditation. Alixa is founder and CEG for Energy Equinox, has over 15 years experience working with corporate America and a lifetime of experience working with qi. Her passion is teaching personal energy improvement techniques like qigong, meditation, Reiki, and tai chi to help people achieve optimal health.
In 1998, Alixa achieved a coaching certification in Radical Forgiveness and began practicing regular qigong meditation. By 2010, Alixa completed her qigong instructor certification, was certified in Reiki to the Shinpiden-level (Reiki Master), and opened Energy Equinox.
Today, Alixa works as a business owner and energy improvement instructor/facilitator/mentor to people throughout the southeast. She affirms the blessings of universal abundance and encourages cooperation over competition. She believes that by working together to help each other grow, we help ourselves grow. If you want more energy, we encourage you to try Alixa’s sessions and classes. They will teach you how to recover from illness/injury, reduce stress, restore inner balance, and regain your precious life-energy.
Yoga Dance, Nutrition and Meditation. Mira is a Health and Wellness Coach with Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, Team Leader with Juice Plus+ and Yoga Dance and Meditation Instructor.
Leah McPherson. I am a 200 RYT certified yoga teacher specializing in yoga for athletes, beginner yoga and yoga for kids. I always tell people that yoga is for everyone you were born a yogi. I want to introduce people to yoga that never would’ve thought that it could be beneficial in their lives. I always love the look on a person’s face when they’ve started their first yoga practice and it’s always my intention that it won’t be their last. Yoga has brought so much calm and growth in my life and I want to share that with others, I’m always honored when someone allows me to guide them in their practice.
Eternity Philops is an unstoppable woman of great energy and passion who loves to serve others. Eternity’s journey into Yoga began after experiencing the deeply spiritual aspect of the practice. Since then, she has become a certified Yoga teacher and has helped build the #BlackGirlYogaMagic community in Charlotte. Eternity’s desire to lead others in taking their Yoga practice beyond the mat is what drives her teaching.
An RYT-200 registered Yoga Alliance instructor, Eternity is trained and certified in both modern Hatha Yoga (Kiesha Battles, I AM YOGA) and African Kemetic Yoga (Yirser Ra Hotep, YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga). She also independently studies the traditional eight limbs of Raja Yoga, which gives her style a meditative approach. An energy worker, Eternity is a Level II Reiki practitioner (Asha Sims, Ashakti Wellness), as well as a Certified Spiritual Life Coach (World Coach Institute).
Asha W. Sims, LPC, CH, Reiki Master, RYT-200 is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner. She is a leading clinician in the field of mental health and wellness. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Hatha Yoga Instructor. She has received certification as a Hypnotherapist and specializes in smoking cessation, weight loss, stress/anxiety, and trauma/abuse utilizing holistic and complementary alternative modalities. Asha also has certifications that assist with resolving trauma and PTSD. Her background in Chakra Therapy approach involves the integration and balancing of our core energy centers that affects our development, growth, and mental health.
She has received additional yoga certifications in Chakra Yoga and additional intensive training as a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher working with victims of sexual assault and trauma/abuse.
Asha believes in promoting wellness and prevention of illness through holistic and preventive alternatives. Maintaining a healthy balance of the mind, body, and spirit is the key to holistic health and healing. For more information go to www.ashaktiwellness.com
Mandi Murrow. Making people feel beautiful has been my goal for over 20 years. Teaching my clients and other stylists how to use products to better care for their hair and use products that heal hair rather than destroy has been part of my career in the beauty industry. I have always thought I lived a healthy and active life, until I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. From that point it became my mission to educate myself on how to eat to heal yourself. Dealing with injuries, body image issues and being a busy mom made me realize even more how important it is to treat yourself with more kindness and that it was time to help others feel better on the inside as well.
Studying the healing arts has been my main goal thru this process. After many cleanses I realized it was my turn to be the coach. I enrolled into the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach, which inspired me to also begin my journey into becoming a Yoga teacher. On my path I have also acquired my Reiki practitioner certification and delved into the study of essential oils and herbal medicine. My goal is that through my combined practices that I may help guide others along the path of better health, to create a link to inner work so that, through education and learning an inner strength those I teach may be able to have a better understanding of their own ability to be in control of diet, life choices and be a better version of themselves!
I come from a place from love and compassion in hopes that I can guide you all through health goals, in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, health and inner harmony.
Kim Irene, a self-titled “Musitive” (muse + intuitive), is a certified Red Tent Facilitator, singer-songwriter, movement facilitator, playwright and producer who utilizes her artistic background to create sound soaks, mediations, quantum healing writer’s workshops, spirit performance pieces and journeys to inner knowing through her creation of “Youries” that uncover the path of the inward psyche through use of symbols and story telling. Her passion for tapping into the healing arts, mysticism and inner work started at a young age and developed as she grew up in various countries, states, and cities around the world. Kim fuses elements of her life experience as a traveler, artist, intuitive healer and medium to empower and mend.