Cortni’s physical practice began early in life with the practice of ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling through Jody’s School of Performing Arts. She danced from the age of 4 until she was 16 giving her a solid base of body alignment and physical discipline. Her passion for using her body in movement was rekindled at the age of 27 when she attended her first Yoga class. Dance had opened her body, Yoga opened her mind and heart, uniting Mind, Body, and Spirit. Cortni’s life ambition was transformed and is the center of her focus for promoting the union of Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Cortni’s Teacher Training began through "Yoga Rising" studio in Hendersonville, TN. She completed the 200hr program in December of 2006. And in October of 2012 she completed a 300hr Yoga Therapy program, through "Yoga School of Excellence" in Jackson, TN. She now holds an E-RYT 500 registration through Yoga Alliance. Cortni is also a 2nd degree Reiki practitioner.

Current teaching emphasis is in Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Therapy. She infuses the practice with music, laughter and a bit of seriousness! "Go Beyond the Beyond"

Amy has been practicing and loving yoga for over eight years. As a social worker, she believes in the integration of yoga- uniting the body and mind. Personally, she has experienced the healing power of yoga and carries a strong understanding of how you can integrate yoga into your life, both on and off of your mat (to read more about her personal story- click here). Her yoga studies come from attending trainings through Baron Baptiste, the Himalayan Institute, and completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Mindful Motion Yoga Center and Yoga Harmony. Amy’s classes and style of teaching combine her knowledge of mindfulness, stress reduction, trauma informed practices, and yoga. Within her classes you will be able to create a space to play with your edges, create safety and security for yourself- knowing that you are in full control of your practice on your mat, and feel empowered as you walk in your own journey. And, maybe somewhere along the way you will let go of what does not serve you, fuel inner strength you were not aware of, and find yourself having fun. And that from this space that you have created, you can bring love into your world that lets you set your hopes and dreams on fire.

Though Lori Anne wasn’t sure what to expect when she took her first yoga class in 2005, time on her mat quickly felt like home. As an ex-ballet dancer, the physicality of practice reminded her of dance, while yoga’s invitation to breathe helped her become more attentive to her body and the present. Eventually, Lori Anne knew she wanted to share yoga with others and signed up for a teacher training program in 2009. But her plans were disrupted when a few months before training she had two heart attacks followed by emergency open-heart surgery. These experiences with her heart, which happened as the result of rare heart problem, have become a fundamental part of Lori Anne’s yoga story. After several years of being frightened, angry, and wary of her own embodiment, it was ultimately yoga (and finally getting back on her mat) that taught her how to trust her own body and its strength once again.

In 2014, Lori Anne completed her 200-RYT through Mindful Motion Yoga and Yoga Harmony. She is now pursuing her 500-RYT through Yoga Well Institute, a yoga therapy-based program in the Krishnamacharya-Desikachar tradition. Off the mat, Lori Anne has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is a visual artist.

Lori Anne feels lucky to be here and is grateful to share yoga with others. Her experiences with her heart have shown her the potency of yoga. As a yoga teacher, her wish is to share a bit of that potency, and her goal is to simply help students breathe deeply and live their bodies well. In her vinyasa classes, she uses creative, flowing sequences to inspire mindfulness, grace, levity, and play.

Lori Anne Parker-Danley, 200-RYT

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