The teachers at Free Spirits Yoga bring their light from many passions and create a community of diverse and fun people.
(Listed in alphabetical order)
Nikki Dale-Oaster has been a student of yoga for 10 years. She began her journey while owning a busy take-out and catering restaurant. Her life was busy, busy, busy, yoga helped bring physical and mental balance to her body and life. She is trained and teaches in the alignment-based style with a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour certificate. She teaches an overall physical practice from head to toe while focusing on building strength, building core, finding alignment and connecting it all with pranayama (breath). When we find our breath, we move better, we go deeper in our poses and we learn to calm the mind. When we calm the mind, we can be present for "right now" and "right now" is all we have. Nikki believes when we feel better physically, we feel better mentally and spiritually, therefore we become more peaceful and grateful and isn't that a fabulous way to live your life? Nikkis' class is geared towards novice to intermediate students, but advanced students can also find a challenging practice.
Offerings with Nikki: Wednesday Mixed Level Intermediate Flow and Alignment and Saturday Mixed Level Intermediate Flow and Alignment.
Jamie Forbes began practicing yoga close to six years as a form of exercise and to find a more natural way to help decrease anxiety and stress. She never would have thought that Yoga was going to be a way of life for her. Yoga has not only benefited her physically, but also mentally and spiritually. She has found her balance in life through yoga and meditation. With everything she goes through in life, her mat is where she goes to allow herself to embrace it. Her favorite forms of Yoga are Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Yoga has combined the spiritual, mental and physical aspects of her life together so beautifully. She feels that she has a purpose in life, which is to teach Yoga to the people in the community.
Lisa Hart lives in Greensboro with her husband and 2 sons, she moved here from the Midwest in 2008. Yoga has been a part of Lisa’s life for over 20 years. She began teaching Yoga in 2004 after she attended her first training with Yogafit. She continued to teach, learn and explore all the benefits of Yoga and then received her 200 RYT from Yogafit in March 2017. Lisa started her company called Yogasproutz in 2011, teaching yoga to children in the Greensboro area. In addition to Children’s yoga some of her other specialties are senior and trauma sensitive yoga. Lisa’s desire to make her yoga talents available to all is why she has started teaching at Free Spirits Yoga. She has designed an adult class to allow each participant to get the best results for themselves each time they step on their mat. Lisa incorporates breath, movement, flow, balance, focus, empowerment and meditation in all of her classes.
Offerings with Lisa: Yoga for the Body and Mind
Dawn has been studying yoga since 2005 and has been certified RYT-200 since 2008, primarily teaching alignment-based yoga at Guilford College. She practices yoga as a spiritual journey, incorporating ancient yoga scriptures, as well as teachings from modern philosophers of yoga, religion and feminist eco-spirituality.
After birthing her son at home in 2013, Dawn felt called to work with other women to prepare for empowered birth. In the summer of 2016 Dawn launched Sacred Rhythms, and in 2017 completed her RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher training). She combines the tools from her work as a DONA-trained doula, 10 years of practicing and teaching yoga, the Inner Guide Apprenticeship offered here at FSY and her Reiki Level I & II attunements to empower other women in their experiences of motherhood. Learn more about Dawn at her website www.Sacred-Rhythms.com.
Offerings with Dawn: Conscious Conception with Yoga. Private yoga and Reiki sessions are available for fertility, pregnancy and motherhood.
Caroline Pegram LCSWA, LCAS
Caroline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, as well as a Reiki II Practitioner. Caroline's passion lies in supporting individuals to feel more empowered in their journey of life. Caroline practices primarily from a mindfulness based perspective, while embracing cultural humility and the power of human connection. Whether you are experiencing an especially challenging time in your life or have been on the fence about seeking a little extra support, Caroline looks forward to seeing how she can support you cultivate the life that you want.
Caroline's clinical experience is in working with individuals who face challenges with addictive behavior, individuals with complex trauma histories and people who have a variety of mood/emotional dysregulated symptoms. Caroline's healing approaches include but are not limited to: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reiki, Sound and Aromatherapy.