Chapin Yoga Center: About Us
deb came to Yoga from the world of
dance. Her passion for dance led her to a career that included working shows in Orlando, Tokyo, cruise ships in the Caribbean, Atlantic
City, and New York City. Along the way, she Enjoyed teaching dance and creative movement classes to students of all ages.
Moving from NYC several years ago, Deb currently lives in Irmo & is the proud mom to her daughter Lily , twin boys Jack & allen. Deb Earned her massage therapy certificate at Midlands Technical College & Practices Neuromuscular, Reflexology & Aroma Touch Massage. She received her RYT 230 teaching certificate through the Asheville Yoga Center & her teaching experience ranges from restorative & children’s Yoga, to dynamic flow Yoga.. She has witnessed first hand yoga;s healing powers & is committed to bringing that healing, Restorative Element to every class she teaches.
From the first time ashley stepped onto a borrowed yoga mat in a class where she went looking for "killer arms and abs", Ashley realized something very different and powerful about Yoga. It isn't actually about arms & abs, but it's about your soul. She strongly believes that it benefits everyone & it's about what you can do right now in the present moment. She believes with her whole heart that God gave her yoga as a way to bless her with peace & solace so she could be quiet and listen to Him. Yoga & God taught her to love the now. Ashley loves to share yoga with everyone, especially newcomers. Her classes are less "formal" & always different because that's a reflection of who she is at heart. Ashley received her 230 hour teaching certification at Amsa Yoga via the Asheville Yoga center.
A favorite quote: "Yesterday
is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift.
That's why we call it the present."
All it took was one yoga class and Christine was hooked. She received her 230 hour teaching certificate at Amsa Yoga under the direction of Stephanie Keach of the Asheville Yoga Center. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level and is currently pursuing her 500 hour certificate at the Asheville Yoga Center. She loves the movement and challenge of vinyasa yoga, the relaxation with restorative yoga and the quiet meditative qualities of yin yoga.
Christinne works full time as the Community Educator for Hospice Care of Tri-County in Newberry. She and her family live on their small farm (Big Belly Farm) not far from downtown Chapin. Cooking from scratch, dog rescue, soap making, handmade jewelry, and her kindergartener and husband are just a few of Christine’s loves.
Dianne relates with yogis at every level of their practice. She remembers vividly what is like to be uncomfortable in your beginner days & is a testament to how powerful & transforming yoga can be as you grow your practice. Back when Dianne took that 1st yoga class at Gold's Gym with Amy Siezmore, followed by a 1st yoga workshop, the
thought of lying still & being quiet & calm in savasana made her want to run out of class just before it began. It took 5 years to find comfort in the stillness. Yoga & Meditation helped rid toxins from her inner & outer worlds, taught her how to listen to the True Source & realize she is exactly who she's supposed to be. Dianne received her RYT 200 certification through the Yoga Steps program. She's been teaching for nine years in various locations, the longest & most recent at Chapin's former Back In Shape Fitness. Dianne's classes reflect her fun, authentic nature. She likes to incorporate extra core strengthening & flow sequences into her classes & enjoys watching students grow physically & mentally through these sequences.
Erin started her yoga practice nearly ten years ago after breaking her elbow and having it surgically repaired. She was looking for a way to rebuild strength and increase range of motion. Erin found yoga to be invigorating and challenging, yet relaxing at the same time. She did rebuild the strength and range of motion in her arm, and overtime found that her body became stronger, leaner and more flexible. She noticed that she always left a Yoga class feeling not only more healthy and fit, but light and happy. The more she practices, the better she feels. Erin is so thankful for the health & happiness yoga infuses & maintains her life. Erin has her 200 Hour RYT & finds it an honor to teach & share yoga, the wellness it develops and the joy that come with it.
Being a long time group fitness instructor being "still" was something Tina never thought she could do. Boy was she wrong! Tina found yoga without really looking. She needed continuing education hours to maintain her AFAA certification & chose a yoga certification to simply gain those hours needed. Tina quickly fell in love with yoga & all that it is about. She immediately loved the way yoga brought strength and flexibility to her body. The true lasting love came when she found the serenity and balance it brought to her mind. Tina encourages students to have fun with their practice and make it uniquely special to them. She enjoys watching students build confidence in their practice and take what they learn on the mat into all aspects of their lives. This aspect of teaching continually inspires her to deepen her own practice & yoga knowledge as she feels blessed to practice and grow with you. Tina lives in Chapin with her husband Bruce & daughter Emma Kate. She is a registered & has been a fitness instructor with The Firm since 1996.
eleven years ago, alana was prepared to sign up for a 200 hour teacher training course but God had other plans for her. she married her high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children, and moved to four different states and Somewhere along the way,, she began to neglect her daily yoga practice.. her physical, emotional, and spiritual health started to suffer. it took a health crisis to bring alana back to her mat and her journey of healing began. She received her 200 hour teaching certificate from Asheville yoga center in 2016. she hopes to share her healing journey with others and takes special interest in therapeutic yoga and yoga for children.