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)
Michele Christine Adams
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: Kundalini Flow and private Yoga/Reiki
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: Private sessions available upon request.
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.
Jamie is originally from Newport News, Va and now resides in High Point, NC with her beautiful children. She is a 200hr RYT, which she obtained her certification at MindBodyFitness Yoga in Greensboro, NC. The classes she enjoys teaching are Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Deep Stretch and Flow and Power Yoga. Before her journey to become a yoga teacher, Jamie had been in the healthcare profession since 2002. She feels now instead of taking care of patients in a hospital, that her purpose is to teach Yoga and give back to the community.
“In the beginning it is always dark. The mind thinks (and leads us to believe) that this darkness is forever. But the body can feel the light, and as soon as it’s allowed, will always grow towards it. That is nature. That is yoga.” -Amy Jirsa, Quiet Earth Yoga
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.
Jessica Yerden is a lifetime lover of music, dance, and expressing sacred femininity. She is passionate about providing a way for women to root into their bodies without the typical club scene that prevents moms and others from enjoying dance in their later years of life. She is an advocate for living a life that sparks joy and encourages unstructured dance movement as a way to stay fluid and fit. She is a devoted wife, mama, and yogini.
Offerings with Jessica: Goddess Groove