Valinda Davis seriously began her yoga journey at age 60 and at 62, decided to step up her practice to yoga certification. In 2009, Valinda was given an opportunity to live and study at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox MA. for a month to obtain her certification. Through yoga, I am not only creating freedom and release in my own mind, body and spirit but assisting others in discovering how they can create the same inside their own bodies. In addition to currently teaching three (3) yoga classes per week; Valinda is a nationally certified and NC state licensed massage therapist of 18 years. Valinda feels honored and blessed to inspire and help others to navigate through this existence we call Life!
Victoria Bowden was introduced to yoga in 1999 and has been practicing ever since. While taking various instructors and styles of yoga she discovered Power Yoga. She was immediately drawn to the athleticism, strength and grace of the practice. Plus she loved the way it made her feel! She has been teaching various fitness classes for over a decade and in 2009, received her 200 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga certification in order to share her practice with others. Her approach to yoga is simple; don't take yourself too seriously; try something new; do something good for your body and have fun! Her classes are challenging, yet accessible to all levels; mindful, but light-hearted. Step onto your mat without expectation, listen to what your body needs, and go for it. Victoria has a Master's degree in Exercise Physical.
Ingrid Saddler-Walker, RCYT - 200, M.A. Counseling, - Kundalini trained to teach children and adults. Ingrid is the owner of Wytha Balance Yoga - Counseling LLC, in Durham, NC. She began teaching in 2009. Ingrid has taught at Durham Parks and Recreation, Durham Downtown YMCA, North Carolina Central University - Wellness Center and several Day treatment Mental Health Agencies. She also offers a Yoga Creative Summer Camp for Kids. Ingrid is trained in Mindfulness with Mindful Schools Fundamentals, Mindful Schools K-12 School Curriculum and Mindfulness for School Age Children.
Kimberley Cartwright sees her yoga practice as an essential part of her life. Her wish is to encourage everyone to open themselves up to the possibility of change in their lives through yoga. Kimberley brings humor, support and a non-judgmental attitude to her class to let students know that a yoga practice is a fun and a valuable experience. Kimberley is a new instructor working toward certification. Off the mat she is a journalist, artist and wife.
Burly Page, Jr.- Teacher of 200 hours of Pure Power and various other styles of yoga. Student and teacher of Advaita Vedanta and the Mahayoga vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism.
Kenneth Strickland is a Certified Y.O.G.A for Youth Teacher. He majored in Psychology and minored in Education at Duke University. He was introduced to yoga a year ago when he took a course in a Kundalini Yoga and Sikhism at Duke University taught by Keval Khalsa. He has witnessed first hand how the art and science of yoga is not only relevant but also truly transformative. He is currently exploring how movement in the form of dance and yoga can help release embodied trauma. He will be Level I Kundalini certified in December 2015 after taking yoga teacher training in Durham beginning May, 2015 taught by Keval Khalsa.