The teachers at Free Spirits Yoga bring their light from many passions and create a community of diverse and fun people.

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Our Teachers

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Michele Christine Adams

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Michele completed her RYT200 Yoga Alliance Hatha yoga certification in February 2017. She has been a student since 2002, and has taught at NC School of Arts & Studio Elevé. Michele is an intuitive yogi with a belly/modern dance background who first began her yoga journey after tiring from modern day physical exercises practicing Ashtanga, Bhakti, Bikram, Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini, Kripalu, Power, Tantra, Restorative, Viniyoga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. She believes that yoga is not about muscles and force instead it is an allowance. Michele's teachers come from many different traditions and paths, including Native American shamanic practices, Eastern philosophy, and Nature focused practices. She is also a Reiki healer, Sacred Fire supporter, and a horse rescue volunteer.

Offerings with Michele: Private yoga sessions on Monday mornings.  30 minutes for $20 or 60 minutes for $35.  Email michele@freespiritsyoga.com to register.

 

Lakesha Bryant

Lakesha was introduced to yoga while traveling through multiple music festivals. The results of that camping led her to the Healing Arts Center where she learned the positive impact Yoga, Reiki and Massage can have on the body, mind and spirit. She received her RYT 200, studying under Kristen Williams at Ganesha’s Yoga and Wellness. Aspiring to connect with her Highest Self she continued her studies with Audrey Macnamara Sheldon at Free Spirits Yoga in which she took the Inner Guide Apprenticeship. Inspired, she further received her Reiki Master, studying under Audrey Sheldon and Sky Bradshaw. She has since expanded her sense of expression receiving a certification in Buti-Yoga.

Lakesha believes the breath is the key to flowing through every moment in life and uses this as the foundation to teaching. She brings movement, love, expression and encouragement to her classes allowing each individual to connect with and love their most authentic Self.

Lakesha has stated that yoga has changed her life for the Highest Good. She finds gratitude for anyone who chooses to show up and share a part of their journey with hers!

“The Force is With Me, and I Am One With The Force”

Offerings with Lakesha: Buti Yoga and Hot Core. Private sessions available upon request.

Nikki Dale-Oaster

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, Saturday Mixed Level Intermediate Flow and Alignment, and Gentle and Deep Stretch

 

Dawn Leonard

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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. She combines the tools from her work as a DONA trained doula, 10 years of practicing and teaching yoga, the Inner Guide Training offered here at FSY and her Reiki Level II attunement to empower other women in their experiences of motherhood. Learn more about Dawn at her website www.Sacred-Rhythms.com.

Offerings with Dawn: Yoga for Motherhood. Private sessions are available for fertility, pregnancy and motherhood.

Madera Salvaje

Madera Salvaje is an intuitive LightWorker and a Sacred Movement artist. While living in different countries around the world, Spirit has led her to many teachers that have inspired and supported her on her path. Madera has practiced and is certified in an extensive array of yoga and healing modalities as well as a diverse fusion of ancient, esoteric practices. Her gatherings are a profound and magical union of Sacred Dance, Hatha & Traditional Tantra Yoga, Energy & Magic, Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, Crystal work, Plant Medicine, Rituals & Ceremonies. Madera is an avid writer and hosts private transformation sessions as well as intimate group gatherings, workshops, retreats, and private ceremonies. Madera is a full time nomadic healerdancing-goddess and has been designated The Awakener of Magic. A Magnificent Journey Awaits You.

Offerings with Madera: Goddess Revival Series Workshops