Shane Lucas leads Yoga On Tap October 24th
Oct
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Shane Lucas leads Yoga On Tap October 24th

Shane teaches yoga in Charlotte at Yoga One, Y2 and nationally, East to West coast with hopes that students will leave feeling empowered and ready to take charge of their own life. He believes all workouts should have a strong focus on physicality, mental challenge and most of all, fun. His classes powerfully combine all three element to create a challenging, all levels yoga flow. You will leave his class feeling open & energized.

“The time is NOW to get to work! Will you join me?”

When Shane is not on his yoga mat you can find him teaching at Flywheel Sports (indoor cycling), training for a 5K, watching Netflix with his dog, Ivan, or at a OMB enjoying a beer.

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Terrie Reeves leads Yoga On Tap October 31st
Oct
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Terrie Reeves leads Yoga On Tap October 31st

Terrie has personal trained athletes of all types for over 20 years and believes yoga is one of the most powerful and healing forms of movement. She is Yoga Alliance Certified with over 3,000 teaching hours, is a three time National Aerobics Champion, was invited to the White House to help launch the inaugural National Fitness Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has produced over 7 National Fitness videos, one with legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard.

She is a pioneer in the world of health and well-being, founding Wellness Coalition America (WCA) in 2003, a health advocacy company dedicated to promoting total body wellness. She anchored a weekly segment on News 14 for over 5 years called, Train For Life reaching a viewing audience of 2.5 million.

She is Founder and President of Empower Health (EHA), which is an engagement and well-being consulting firm. EHA provides intervention strategies and service solutions designed to improve employee well-being, engagement, and productivity. EHA provides well-being and empowerment workshops, retreats and training designed for individuals, groups, and companies. Terrie has been passionate about helping people achieve their personal best for over 2 decades and after 15 years of work and research she has created and recently released on an online Train For Life Assessment tool designed to help people pause to take inventory of their life in 15 different dimensions. Her goal is to encourage people to take a more holistic and intentional approach to understanding what helps them to thrive in their lives by being more aware, awake, empowered and transformed in order to reach a state of Ideal Being.  

Terrie’s yoga journey began in 1999, thanks to Grace Morales, one of Charlotte’s first yoga teachers. She started practicing Ashtanga in a tiny heated room while listening to David Swenson on tape. A year later she started teaching Hot 26 classes for Grace at Charlotte Yoga. From that moment on, she knew she had found a new passion…teaching yoga. Terrie has a smashup fitness background including, dance, gymnastics, competitive aerobics, martial arts, and has taught about every type of organized exercise class possible, to include providing over two decades of personal training. However, she believes that nothing holds a candle to yoga because in her words, “you can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, posture, body awareness and overall cardiovascular strength but what you will soon realize is there is so much more to yoga.” Her love for yoga continues to grow deeper as her practice evolves. Terrie says, “Yoga is teaching me the importance of slowing down, that life is a process, that my best is good enough and that connecting to my breath, my thoughts and my emotions allow me to be more fully present and in doing that I can live a more connected purposeful life.” “Yoga is moving meditation to me and I feel grateful every time I get to guide one person or 100 people through a yoga practice. Yoga is a journey of the mind, body and heart. There is no end…just new possibilities every time you roll out your mat.”

Teaching style: Balanced, upbeat and tailored to the type of class or person she is teaching. She provides options to advanced yogis to go deeper in their postures while also providing modifications so everyone feels comfortably challenged on their mat. She says, “I love putting together cool music mixes, classes and one-on-one sessions that are designed to challenge the body, open the heart and calm the mind. I teach from my heart and have a sincere desire to help people achieve their personal best on and off the mat.”

Terrie reflects on her yoga journey and gives credit to all of the yogis who have influenced her along the way. “I am blessed to be a teacher but value the importance of being a student as well, so I respectfully give credit to the many wonderful teachers that have inspired and influenced me over the years. Grace Morales, Johnna Smith, Suzanne Bergen, Tanner Bazemore, Baron Baptiste, Brian Kest, Shiva Rea and (Kancho) Cameron Shayne. I have learned that in order to continue to grow you must have desire, an open heart and an open mind.”

Terrie teaches Yoga at Charlotte Yoga, Y2 Yoga and also provides Yoga Therapy sessions at Charlotte Sports Performance center.

Email: Terrie.trainforlife@gmail.com
Twitter: @TerrieReeves
Instagram: @TerrieEReeves
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TerrieEReeves
Website: EmpowerHealthAmerica.com

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Charlotte Ballet & Rodolfo Tandazo Come to Yoga On Tap November 7th
Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Charlotte Ballet & Rodolfo Tandazo Come to Yoga On Tap November 7th

The Charlotte Ballet will be participating in Yoga On Tap this Tuesday! Come our for a great time and meet their awesome dancers! 

About Rodolfo

Rodolfo discovered yoga in 2014 while training with the Miami City Ballet School. Practicing yoga daily helped Rodolfo cope with the constant stresses and demands of being a ballet dancer. It has taught him how to embrace, trust, and send love to every part of himself. Rodolfo continued to practice yoga while dancing professionally with Ballet Austin and later decided to stop dancing and continue his passion for yoga, as well as his love for teaching. 

Rodolfo’s teaching is inspired by the idea that each time we step onto out mats, we are choosing the practice of creating space to slow down, turn inward, reconnect and explore. He combines alignment and flow to empower students to grow in their practice, inviting fluidity, strength and grace. He will be a founding team member at Lifetime Athletic Charlotte opening up in early December, near Ballantyne.

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Sumanah Khan Leads Yoga On Tap
Nov
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sumanah Khan Leads Yoga On Tap

Sumanah Khan is leading Yoga On Tap

Get to know Sumanah...

"My yoga journey began when I recovered from congestive heart failure, and I walked into a class at Yoga One. I was 26 when diagnosed, and now, at 37 years old, I am living life to capacity with my loved ones and my yoga mat at my side. I am forever a student of the craft, and when I teach, I embrace each class as an opportunity and a privilege to connect with my students, as WE explore our most authentic sense of self together."

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Kellen Williams leads Yoga On Tap October 17th
Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Kellen Williams leads Yoga On Tap October 17th

Kellen is a lighthearted, non-judgmental yoga instructor who is passionate abou creating a welcoming environment so that all students feel comfortable in her classes. hroughout her challenging yet accessible sequences, various expressions of poses are offered so that everyone can be supported. 

You can expect to move and breathe slowly while building heat and listening to atmospheric musi, ending with a long, rejuvenatin savasana and a cultivation of gratitude.

 In a typical class with Kellen, there will be lots of hip openers and a heart-centered intention with reminders to remain fully present throughout the flow

Her students describe her as uplifting and encouraging, caring and gifted, but most importantly - they feel accomplished, peaceful, grateful and happy when they leave her classes.

Kellen can be found teaching at Siskey YMCA and Total Being Yoga in Mint Hill.

 

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Lauren MacWhinnie leads Yoga On Tap October 10
Oct
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lauren MacWhinnie leads Yoga On Tap October 10

"Because I was a competitive dancer and athlete from the age of three, through my first year of college, the physical aspect of yoga was something that seemed to come naturally to me. Following college, I logged a lot of miles in my running shoes, and I completed several half marathons.

It wasn’t until 2008, when I showed up for my very first hot class, that I quickly realized how much I missed the graceful movement of the body. Since that day, yoga has become one of my deepest passions that allows me to discover new territory, both physically and mentally. I now use my mat as a space to gain clarity and to strengthen my body, mind, and heart.  

I completed my 200- RYT with Grace Morales in October, 2013 and completed my 500- RYT with Grace Morales in May 2016.  As a teacher, I guide my students through a practice that invites them to move through postures with intention and encourages self- study.   From this place, students have the opportunity to practice the power of possibility through poses like arm balances, inversions, and deep twists.  "

 

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Christina Longobardi leads Yoga On Tap October 3rd
Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Christina Longobardi leads Yoga On Tap October 3rd

Christina Longobardi Paradiso has been practicing and teaching yoga since college. With a background in performance, her journey has included a post college performance stint in NYC followed by a few years in the country woods of Virginia for some soul searching, medical massage school and ashtanga yoga teacher training. 

Since 2010, she has been living as a bodyworker, yoga and wellness teacher helping to fuse the gap between people and their bodies. One of Christina's favorite experiences was traveling to the burbs of Detroit, Michigan to study with Johnny Kest at Center for Yoga for a 200 hr intensive in 2012. Since 2011, Christina has travelled near and far to the ACC and NCAA Swimming and Diving Conferences and Olympic Trials as the Medical Sports Massage Therapist for the NC State Wolfpack.

Her hobbies include long solo car trips to beaches far and wide and hip hop. She keeps a home office in Southend Charlotte when she is not traveling for all of her bodywork and wellness clients. 

phone: 1.540.230.6859 // email abitofbliss@gmail.com // IG: @christinalongobardi (personal) // @christinalongobardimassageyoga (biz)

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Leslie Petrovic leads Yoga On Tap September 19th
Sep
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Leslie Petrovic leads Yoga On Tap September 19th

"I have been loving and teaching yoga for over 15 years. Within the past four years I have been teaching for the Life Time Matthews club. I was quickly drawn to Life Times yoga style LifePower Yoga. My first LifePower yoga class was taught by Jonny Kest the mastermind behind this yoga style. Our LifePower Yoga Vinyasa is a dynamic and challenging flow that helps bring participants to their edge. We create space to allow the student to let their breath drive the free flow of moments.  

I am a certified LifePower yoga instructor as well as a certified LifePower Yoga faculty member. I have a passion to bring people into this practice to love the freedom of movement and liberation to truly find themselves in their practice."

Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, 2902 Corporate Place, Chanhassen, MN 55317.
 https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en.html   

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Suzanne Bergen leads Yoga On Tap September 12th
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Suzanne Bergen leads Yoga On Tap September 12th

Competing in stair climbs across the country, Suzanne is currently ranked among the top 10 female tower runners in the U.S. and ranks 2nd in her age group. She and her husband, Joe, are currently the volunteer race directors of The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Stair Climb held at the Duke Energy Center. This years climb is on Saturday, April 29th beginning at 8:00am. 

The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. Building for America’s Bravest, a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. 

The mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country. 

 

What does 343 mean to you? That’s the number of firemen who died on September 11th. To celebrate these heroes and honor their legacy, join Suzanne in climbing the Duke Energy Center in April. All are encouraged to register for the climb and to form a team. For more information and to register, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/T2TTowerClimbCharlotte. 

 

By incorporating the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga together, her classes at Charlotte Yoga link the application of alignment, meditation, intention and prayer, creating an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.

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Kate Dullaghan leads Yoga On Tap September 5th
Sep
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Kate Dullaghan leads Yoga On Tap September 5th

"I attended my first yoga class in 2004 with my Mom. At first I was drawn to yoga because I was looking for an alternative to dreaded gym visits. I have always enjoyed athletics and making time for exercise, but when it started to feel like a chore I wanted a change.

Quickly I found yoga to be more than just a physical workout -- and I was hooked. In 2008 I landed at my “yoga home”, Yoga One, after moving to Charlotte.  I’ve continued to grow my personal dedication to the practice since then, and decided to begin my professional training path with Yoga One in December 2013. I left my corporate job to become a fulltime mommy and professional yoga instructor.

Over the last 4 years I have given birth to two beautiful girls, completed Assistant Training, Advanced Art of Assisting, and my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification. In February 2016 I completed Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste in Sedona, Arizona, and I remain on the path to achieving my Baptiste Teaching Certification.

In addition to power flow vinyasa classes, I regularly teach and participate in Prenatal and Mommy and Mini classes at Yoga One and Baby & Co, and lead Prenatal workshops.

Off my mat, Penelope (almost 3) and Mila (born 6/2/17) create a fun, fast-paced and entertaining joy-filled life for my best friend/lifelong teammate/husband, Mike, and me.

When I’m not with family you can find me grinding away in a MADabolic class, cycling at Flywheel, working as professional assistant to a local Ad Exec and Radio Personality, sharing coffee or champs and conversation with a friends, listening to loud beats in my car or at a live music venue, or dabbling in anything cooking or craft related."

http://www.y1now.com

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Beth Campbell leads Yoga On Tap August 29th
Aug
29
6:30am 6:30am

Beth Campbell leads Yoga On Tap August 29th

 I first stepped onto my yoga mat 17 years ago when I was pregnant with my first born.  From that first breath that I took I became hooked.  Stepping onto my yoga mat taught me many things but mostly to SURRENDER in each breath that I took and to LET GO and LET GOD.  

      I have been in the fitness industry for over 20 years teaching group fitness classes and personal training.  Yoga is a form of exercise to heal the mind, body and soul.  In order to heal you need to FEEL the pose in your own body.  My body craves the vinyasa flow style of yoga so I teach mostly slow flow classes.  I currently teach classes at Sara's YMCA, The Laughing Buddha yoga studio and beginning July 31st I will be teaching at the new Vibes in Southpark.

    One of my favorite quotes is this "Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."  Unknown

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Kacy Pleasants leads Yoga On Tap August 22nd
Aug
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Kacy Pleasants leads Yoga On Tap August 22nd

This week we will be joined by AMBUCS to raise awareness for their organization! 

I entered the door of yoga to find yet another way to exercise, and lose weight. It wasn’t long before I realized it was so much more than that. I could let go of my destructive over-ambition and settled into a practice that kept my body healthy while allowing myself to relax into the beauty that is my life.

I believe we are given hardships so that we can have compassion and help others who struggle with similar things. I struggle with anxiety, and yoga has helped me to just let go. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in November of 2011, and yoga helped me to stay focused on my breath and my recovery.  

I am now in remission and I truly feel that yoga is part of that recovery.

I have been practicing yoga since 2007, and teaching since 2010. I am still amazed and inspired by the power of the practice. I feel that it is a vehicle for self-discovery, and a journey that teaches us to connect with our breath but also to one another on a deeper level.

When I teach, I try to create a space in my classes for students to gain a deeper understanding of a pose and of themselves. My classes are both physically and mentally challenging, but are taught with a lightness and humor that almost allow you to forget you are working so hard!

Check out my blog at www.itsapleasantlife.com

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Amy Morris leads Yoga On Tap August 15th
Aug
15
6:30am 6:30am

Amy Morris leads Yoga On Tap August 15th

Get to know Amy... "I began my yoga practice about 10 years ago, after the birth of my twins.  I have 3 children, and at that time, they were all under 3 years old.

A friend suggested it to me as a complement to running for the stretching.  I wonder if she could tell I needed the peace aspect the most but knew I would run from that.  I had tried yoga on and off over the years, but as a runner, I thought it was much too slow for me and the “quieting of the mind” teachers would talk about only made me think of all the other things I should be doing.

This time, however, I stumbled upon a teacher that made the class physically challenging BEYOND measure.  I kept returning to her class and somehow picked up on the importance the breath, the idea of locking my core and maintaining focus and it became super challenging and gratifying.  The steadying and stillness of the mind has benefited me the most though.  Well, I do really love having hard abs too.  But, now I know that is the practice – to quiet my mind IN THE MIDST of everything else…to come back to breathing when I want to lose it or give up, to find my feet on a solid foundation in the present moment…not behind me or ahead worrying about other things outside of the second I am living in and to be mindful of each of my movements as I go through them.

If it sounds like a lot more than a stretching class, that’s because it is.  The mind/body/spirit connection makes yoga my moving meditation and prayer.  The first 3 Oms we take in class remind me of God’s omnipresence, His omniscience and His omnipotence.  The Namaste reminds me to see the light in others and reflect that back to them.  I feel humbled and grateful every single time I get to hit the mat.

Maya Angelou says one of my favorite quotes, “What you learn, teach. What you get, give.”  My hope is that the staples of the practice manifest through my life off the mat as well.  Namaste and Love!"

http://www.y1now.com

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Kevin Cross is leading Yoga On Tap August 8th
Aug
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Kevin Cross is leading Yoga On Tap August 8th

I am a career hairdressing session-master and started practicing yoga in 2008 to balance the stress of running a busy salon and working in the world of fashion runways. My initial perception of yoga was that it was for those who had lithe, flexible bodies, or those who started yoga early in life. I had spent most of his life overweight, out of shape, with a history of unhealthy addictions to chemicals and food. My first class was a one-on-one and from that first class, I knew I’d stumbled on something different, but I had no idea how profound this journey was going to be. I’m continually amazed by how a rubber mat and an open mind can do so much.

Through the unconditional support, guidance and encouragement of wonderful teachers I’ve broken through mental and emotional boundaries and transformed my physical body. The practice, teaching and assisting of Baptiste yoga is a beneficial factor in the quality of communication I have in all areas of my life.

I graduated Yoga One Teacher Training in March 2013 with 200 RYT and have worked hard to attain 200 hour Tier One Baptiste Certification and Advance Art of Assisting through Yoga Alliance and the Baptiste Power Institute.. I am delighted to be working in this field of personal growth and expression with such a wonderful family of students, assistants and teachers. I am committed to reciprocating the gifts I’ve received by sharing and leading others in their own journey. 

http://www.y1now.com

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Tarra Dahlke leads Yoga On Tap August 1st
Aug
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Tarra Dahlke leads Yoga On Tap August 1st

Tarra’s yoga journey began in Columbia, SC in 2011 during a college course at USC, where she learned about the history and foundation of the practice. When a new hot yoga studio came to town, she was one of their very first clients and quickly became hooked. As an athlete and a runner, she found that yoga helped alleviate her chronic back pain, while increasing her range of motion through strength and flexibility.

Tarra soon set a goal that she would start saving and begin teacher training within 2 years of graduating college and 18 months later was enrolled. To this day, it was the best decision she ever made for herself and is forever grateful for the path that led her on this yoga journey at a young age. During training, she tried a class at Charlotte Yoga, and from the sense of community to the vibe at the studio, she instantly felt a connection. In 2015, she completed her 200 RYT Training with Grace Morales and was eager to start teaching at Charlotte Yoga as soon as possible!

 

Working full time in the fast-paced environment of corporate retail, she enjoys coming straight to her mat after a long day of work to calm the mind and sweat it out. She loves the challenge of new poses, but is also drawn to yoga for the invitation to slow down, be present and enjoy the journey of life rather than rushing to the destination. Tarra enjoys teaching for the ability to share her passion for yoga with others, and hopes to inspire her students in ways that so many teachers have done for her. Proud to be a Charlottean, she embraces the growing yoga community in the Queen City, and can be found on social media @QCyogi.foodie, leading a powerful, fast-paced hot vinyasa class at Charlotte Yoga or teaching at a brewery around town.

 

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Melissa Hickock leads Yoga On Tap July 25th
Jul
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Melissa Hickock leads Yoga On Tap July 25th

Melissa considers herself fortunate to call yoga teaching her career. Since 2011, she has been an   integral part of the Charlotte yoga community, instructing in studios, schools and gyms and anywhere you can roll out a mat. As a former high school art teacher, she has long loved the environment of education. Helping her students along their journey of self-exploration and ownership of their growth and learning is ever present in Melissa’s instruction. Prior to becoming an instructor, she helped form the all female roller derby league, Charlotte Roller Girls. She, along with other passionate, tough   ladies, skated and competed in the sport for five years. As the league’s trainer, she incorporated yoga   for injury prevention and strength building and soon, there was a natural pull towards a daily yoga practice and study. She earned her 200hr E-RYT certification through Y2 Yoga in Charlotte and is delighted every single day to be sharing her passion for yoga through teaching. Melissa is a painter, photographer and animal lover. She is newly married and has two step children, vivacious 8 year old twins.

 

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Ann Hardison leads Yoga On Tap July 18th
Jul
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ann Hardison leads Yoga On Tap July 18th

ANN GREW UP WITH A LOVE OF DANCE.  HER INTEREST IN FITNESS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP STRONGLY AFTER COLLEGE.  AN AVID RUNNER AND “BOOT CAMPER” FOR YEARS, SHE ATTENDED HER FIRST YOGA CLASS 10 YEARS AGO AND WAS INSTANTLY HOOKED. YOGA QUICKLY BECAME HER PRIMARY FORM OF FITNESS TRAINING.

 

SHE COMPLETED HER 200 HOUR CYT IN THE SPRING OF 2011, AND HAS BEEN TEACHING SINCE AT VARIOUS STUDIOS INCLUDING Y2 YOGA, LAUGHING BUDDHA YOGA AND CHARLOTTE YOGA.  SHE HAS ALSO BEEN PRIVILEGED TO TEACH THE COMMUNITY CLASS AT OMB YOGA ON TAP SEVERAL TIMES.

 

HER PASSION FOR TEACHING CONTINUES TO BE FUELED WITH EACH CLASS.  SHE PREFERS A STRONG ASANA PRACTICE THAT ENCOURAGES HER YOGIS TO FIND THEIR EDGE BUT ALSO GIVES THEM PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR MODIFICATION.  SHE HOPES TO LEAVE THEM FEELING POWERFUL YET PEACEFUL EVERY TIME THEY COME TO THEIR MATS.

 

BEYOND YOGA, ANN IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HER FAMILY, INCLUDING FOUR AMAZING CHILDREN, MUSIC, COOKING AND THE OUTDOORS…ESPECIALLY THE BEACH!

 

 

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Shannon Wiseman-Laub is leading Yoga On Tap July 11th
Jul
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Shannon Wiseman-Laub is leading Yoga On Tap July 11th

Shannon has been teaching yoga all over Charlotte for the past 5 years. For Shannon yoga is the opportunity to create a new relationship to her mind and body with focus and breath. She is a Baptiste Methodology inspired instructor and loves to connect with students through laughter and possibility.

You can catch her classes at Yoga One, Charlotte Athletic Club and Melting Point Hot yoga. She also teaches the Chip Ganassi Pit Crew team for NASCAR.

"Yoga has taught me to appreciate and love myself in each moment, that is truly where my power lies". 

When Shannon is not sweating on her mat she is acting, hosting tv shows, or on set in commercials. Yoga has helped her career in learning to show up powerfully and with confidence in whatever project she is working on.  

She lives on Lake Norman with her husband and loves spending time on their boat or cuddling her dog Opie.

"Connecting with students has taught me how to connect to all areas of my life, I look forward to growing with all I come in contact with!"

http://www.y1now.com

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Sajeedah Jones leads Yoga On Tap July 4th
Jul
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sajeedah Jones leads Yoga On Tap July 4th

"I live a very fast paced life!  The Gemini in me usually leads to me having my hands in more fires than one at a time!

I am the Business Manager and heavily involved in Event Planning for a very intense lifestyle company known as Heights Entertainment.  

So Yoga is where I find peace and solace at the end of the day!  Or as I like to say, Yoga is the Yin to my Yang.

From a very early age, fitness and health played a major role in my everyday life. Three of my brothers and sisters played Division 1 college basketball. My youngest brother is a successful professional basketball player overseas. I decided that athletes would be my primary but not my only focus.

fter a 10 year love affair with Yoga, I decided that I wanted to share my love for this art form with those around me. This led to me acquiring my 200 hour Ashtanga Teacher Certification and becoming a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor. I then went on to complete my Yoga for Athletes Certification and have since worked with some of the top Teams and Athletes in the country teaching them the benefits of Yoga for Athletes.

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Not only is Yoga a total body workout, it also helps prevent injury while increasing recovery time, concentration, discipline, focus, calmness and clarity. All of these elements are extremely important when participating in professional sport, as well as a fast paced life.  My goal is to show you how, through Yoga, 

you can take your game to the next level, both on the court and in the game of life.

Namaste "

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Wendi Williams leads Yoga On Tap June 27th
Jun
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wendi Williams leads Yoga On Tap June 27th

My first yoga class was in 2006 and I was hooked from the first om. Being an athlete the physicality of the vinyasa practice was fulfilling and the “clear mind feeling” I felt after class was a bonus. I knew I had found a practice that would change my life.

I am a 200 hour Baptiste certified teacher and a registered ERYT with Yoga Alliance. I have recently signed up for certification with Xen Strength Yoga which is a practice that incorporates weight toning with yoga. I teach and participate on the management team at Yoga One.

Besides yoga my interests include sports, cooking, and spending time with my family & friends. I look forward to meeting you on your mat and sharing my love of the practice with you.

http://www.y1now.com

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Terrie Reeves leads Yoga On Tap June 20th
Jun
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Terrie Reeves leads Yoga On Tap June 20th

Terrie has personal trained athletes of all types for over 20 years and believes yoga is one of the most powerful and healing forms of movement. She is Yoga Alliance Certified with over 3,000 teaching hours, is a three time National Aerobics Champion, was invited to the White House to help launch the inaugural National Fitness Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has produced over 7 National Fitness videos, one with legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard.

She is a pioneer in the world of health and well-being, founding Wellness Coalition America (WCA) in 2003, a health advocacy company dedicated to promoting total body wellness. She anchored a weekly segment on News 14 for over 5 years called, Train For Life reaching a viewing audience of 2.5 million.

She is Founder and President of Empower Health (EHA), which is an engagement and well-being consulting firm. EHA provides intervention strategies and service solutions designed to improve employee well-being, engagement, and productivity. EHA provides well-being and empowerment workshops, retreats and training designed for individuals, groups, and companies. Terrie has been passionate about helping people achieve their personal best for over 2 decades and after 15 years of work and research she has created and recently released on an online Train For Life Assessment tool designed to help people pause to take inventory of their life in 15 different dimensions. Her goal is to encourage people to take a more holistic and intentional approach to understanding what helps them to thrive in their lives by being more aware, awake, empowered and transformed in order to reach a state of Ideal Being.  

Terrie’s yoga journey began in 1999, thanks to Grace Morales, one of Charlotte’s first yoga teachers. She started practicing Ashtanga in a tiny heated room while listening to David Swenson on tape. A year later she started teaching Hot 26 classes for Grace at Charlotte Yoga. From that moment on, she knew she had found a new passion…teaching yoga. Terrie has a smashup fitness background including, dance, gymnastics, competitive aerobics, martial arts, and has taught about every type of organized exercise class possible, to include providing over two decades of personal training. However, she believes that nothing holds a candle to yoga because in her words, “you can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, posture, body awareness and overall cardiovascular strength but what you will soon realize is there is so much more to yoga.” Her love for yoga continues to grow deeper as her practice evolves. Terrie says, “Yoga is teaching me the importance of slowing down, that life is a process, that my best is good enough and that connecting to my breath, my thoughts and my emotions allow me to be more fully present and in doing that I can live a more connected purposeful life.” “Yoga is moving meditation to me and I feel grateful every time I get to guide one person or 100 people through a yoga practice. Yoga is a journey of the mind, body and heart. There is no end…just new possibilities every time you roll out your mat.”

Teaching style: Balanced, upbeat and tailored to the type of class or person she is teaching. She provides options to advanced yogis to go deeper in their postures while also providing modifications so everyone feels comfortably challenged on their mat. She says, “I love putting together cool music mixes, classes and one-on-one sessions that are designed to challenge the body, open the heart and calm the mind. I teach from my heart and have a sincere desire to help people achieve their personal best on and off the mat.”

Terrie reflects on her yoga journey and gives credit to all of the yogis who have influenced her along the way. “I am blessed to be a teacher but value the importance of being a student as well, so I respectfully give credit to the many wonderful teachers that have inspired and influenced me over the years. Grace Morales, Johnna Smith, Suzanne Bergen, Tanner Bazemore, Baron Baptiste, Brian Kest, Shiva Rea and (Kancho) Cameron Shayne. I have learned that in order to continue to grow you must have desire, an open heart and an open mind.”

Terrie teaches Yoga at Charlotte Yoga, Y2 Yoga and also provides Yoga Therapy sessions at Charlotte Sports Performance center.

Email: Terrie.trainforlife@gmail.com
Twitter: @TerrieReeves
Instagram: @TerrieEReeves
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TerrieEReeves
Website: EmpowerHealthAmerica.com

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Blake Thews leads Yoga On Tap June 13th
Jun
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Blake Thews leads Yoga On Tap June 13th

Blake began practicing yoga in 2007 and earned her 200hr RYT certification in 2010 training with Rolf Gates, hosted by Charlotte Yoga. She’s taught in studios, fitness centers, and schools around Charlotte, including Y2 Yoga in Cotswold, where she taught for five years. While yoga began for her ten years ago, she’s studied astrology for decades and found it compatible with the practice of yoga. Breath work, meditation, and the study of chakras are also important aspects of her personal practice and teaching style. With support and encouragement from friends, she expanded her astrology hobby into a business reading natal and solar return charts. She started her website, leomoonrising.com, to share information on whatever is happening right now in her “Current Sky” section.

 

She believes one of the beautiful things about “finding your path” is that you’re on it already, and sometimes that simple acknowledgement is the catalyst we need to begin walking it with truth and awareness. Learning to be in any given moment, ego healthily intact but not taking over, expressing unique creativity, understanding how love and compassion always have a place at the table, and resonating with the flow are lifelong goals. Remembering the power of breath is step one. As a yoga instructor, Blake finds joy in witnessing the energy of yogis shift during a practice into those places that are real and into the levels underneath words and the struggles of the mind so that the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual can be brought together. She is grateful for the opportunities she has to participate in those moments.

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Jen Fowler leads Yoga On Tap June 6th
Jun
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Jen Fowler leads Yoga On Tap June 6th

"I am a wife, a mamma to two sweet boys, a teacher and the Leader of Teachers & Assistants at Yoga One. I took my first yoga class 18 years ago and after a period of time away from my mat, came back after the birth of my first child ten years ago. What was initially exercise to me when I first found yoga became more than just that. My time on my mat became “me” time away from the demands of parenthood, work and life. It was time that was quiet and gave me space to reconnect with my physical body, explore who I was and what I wanted. My practice was a fire- starter for waking up to my life, what I wanted and how I wanted to be for myself, my family and my children. My practice has given me physical strength, awareness and tools to make big changes in my life.
Teaching yoga is a dream come true. I come from a family of teachers, it’s our craft. I’m so lit up getting to teach students. Seeing my students wake up to their bodies, their lives and take on their own growth is inspiring and wonderful. I lead and teach from experience, intuition, authenticity and FUN. My classes are powerful, fun, accessible to ALL and full of possibility.
I am a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, a Certified Pre/Post Natal teacher, a graduate of Baptiste Level 1, II, Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting and 200-hour training at Yoga One in Charlotte."

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Maria Lages leads Yoga On Tap May 30th
May
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Maria Lages leads Yoga On Tap May 30th

Maria was born and raised in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She got her 200 hr yoga certification with Grace Morales in 2008 and opened Om Yoga in Fort Mill SC in 2010. She later received a 500hr certification with Johnna Smith. Maria credits her entrepreneurial success to being incredibly passionate about making a difference in other people's lives. Over the years Om Yoga has become a place of community, friendships, support, and inspiration. Maria encourages everyone in her classes to incorporate and convey values such as compassion, mindfulness, integrity, and purpose in their relationships and daily life. "Yoga has taught me not to lose touch with who I am. Your yoga practice is what you want it to be. It is ever evolving and it changes based on what your needs are. I like leading students through a well balanced class, so that they feel challenged but still get the tranquility and ease that yoga has to offer. "

 

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Shane Lucas at Yoga On Tap May 23rd
May
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Shane Lucas at Yoga On Tap May 23rd

Shane teaches yoga in Charlotte at Yoga One, Y2 and nationally, East to West coast with hopes that students will leave feeling empowered and ready to take charge of their own life. He believes all workouts should have a strong focus on physicality, mental challenge and most of all, fun. His classes powerfully combine all three element to create a challenging, all levels yoga flow. You will leave his class feeling open & energized.

“The time is NOW to get to work! Will you join me?”

When Shane is not on his yoga mat you can find him teaching at Flywheel Sports (indoor cycling), training for a 5K, watching Netflix with his dog, Ivan, or at a OMB enjoying a beer.

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Jenna & Magen are leading Yoga On Tap May 16th
May
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Jenna & Magen are leading Yoga On Tap May 16th

Get to know Jenna & Megan

Jenna Rose

Jenna is a Charlotte native, who loves to try new things. Her love and interest in yoga came from a friend convincing her to try hot yoga few years ago. She quickly found a balance at Arrichion Hot Yoga between the hot yoga and circuit training that she loved. After experiencing such a transformation physically and mentally, she decided to extend her knowledge and practice through teacher training.

From there, she received her 200-hour certification, and then continued on to receive her 500-hour certification, studying under Quinn Reynolds. Jenna loves teaching and connecting with students, in order to encourage them and learn from them. She hopes that her classes inspire students to be their best on and off their mat.

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Magen Ladd

After college, Magen moved from Upstate New York to Charlotte and decided to try a local yoga class for the first time. What she discovered was a well rounded workout that provided physical fitness, mental clarity, and a sense of community. She also left classes feeling empowered and energized, and as she puts it, become hooked. Yoga for her became more than a hobby and is now a way of life. Wanting to share this experience with others, she began working on her 200 RYT under the instruction of Quinn Reynolds at Arrichion Hot Yoga and has since completed her 500 RYT.

Furthering her education, she has also received a certification to teach Prenatal Yoga, and has studied under the instruction of Diane Cevallos at Charlotte Family Yoga Center. Through it all, Yoga has become an integral part of her life and something that she enjoys sharing with others through her instruction and personal practice.  Magen became a mother to a beautiful baby girl, London Genevieve in December 2014. Her and her husband, Cory are expecting their second child in July.

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Claire Rose is leading Yoga On Tap May 9th
May
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Claire Rose is leading Yoga On Tap May 9th

Claire was skeptical about trying a yoga class in 2008, thinking it would be too easy and boring.  After her very first class she was hooked.  It was the first time she had experienced a sense of overall peace and clarity after a physically challenging workout.  She decided she wanted to learn more about the origins and background of yoga so she began teacher training at Y2yoga in January of 2012. 

She was surprised at the overall growth she experienced and wanted to share that with others.  She completed her RYT-200 in May of the same year, and began teaching right away.  She found her way to Charlotte Yoga in October 2015 as a student, and fell in love with the overall energy and vibe of the studio.  She was thrilled to come on board as a teacher in February of 2016.

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Michelle Ramseth is leading Yoga On Tap May 2nd
May
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Michelle Ramseth is leading Yoga On Tap May 2nd

Get to know Michelle...

"I am the Teacher Community Builder at Yoga One and a 500-hour Certified Baptiste Teacher.

I started practicing yoga in 2004.  Once a week I left the business of my head and relished in my body with about 10 other ladies - most of them over 60.  I did this type of restorative yoga for 2 years and saw dramatic shifts in my life.  I began to notice there was more available to me than the pressures I felt from work and past mistakes.  I was able to notice others. 

Then I found Yoga One. I was ready to wake up to life, to be moved, to recognize my inner teacher, to get the party started.  I took Yoga One’s first 200 hour teaching training in 2008 and fell in love with the process of teaching, Yoga One’s culture and Baptiste Yoga.  I have been a dedicated student of Baron Baptiste since 2009.  I am grateful to be a student of this practice and of life, possibility, playfulness and love.

This practice has given me the space to be a loving wife and adventurous companion for my husband & two amazing dogs.  Together, we live life large - whether it’s canoeing in the wilderness, rock climbing in the desert, banging chains on the disc golf course, caring for my elderly mother, or simply looking each other directly in the eye and saying Yes to being together.

Each day I celebrate life. I celebrate in the classroom through self expression and willingness to be seen by you - my favorite teachers. Life is a joyous adventure. Come join me!"

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Arrichion Owner Quinn Reynolds Leads Yoga On Tap
Apr
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Arrichion Owner Quinn Reynolds Leads Yoga On Tap

Find your Strength in your Practice

Quinn Reynolds grew up in a family of wrestlers and spent countless hours watching her brothers practice and her dad coach. They were a family of athletes and she was, too. She took gymnastics lessons; she took swimming lessons; she took ballet lessons (ask her about them). One day when she was about nine years old and watching yet another intensive wrestling workout, she declared that she wanted to sweat, too. No, she did not join the wrestling team. She wanted to learn to play soccer. So her parents found a soccer tutor and she spent the next 13 years training and playing soccer year-round, including a successful career as a scholarship soccer player for the University of Illinois.

The desire to sweat continued, but was never fully satisfied until she stumbled onto hot yoga.  The discovery of hot yoga transformed her passion for physical and mental well-being and she committed to combine it with her athletic expertise and adventurous spirit to bring the benefits to others. Quinn studied under Jacqueline Heisel at Frog Lotus Yoga where she received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher credentials in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga. She continued her training by completing a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification at Sunstone Yoga under the direction of Nicole Shaw.

Teacher Training information:

Do you want to learn more about Hot Yoga, deepen your yoga practice and share the love with others? The Arrichion Yoga Teacher Training Program is an incredible opportunity to be part of this powerful fitness lifestyle system. We not only teach the techniques to deepen your own practice, we also give you the skills to be a world-class coach/instructor.

We created the Arrichion System based on years of coaching and instruction in yoga practice, strength training and competitive athletics. Arrichion is designed to be an immersive, hands-on experience for instructors and students alike, and the Arrichion Yoga Teacher Training Program is no different. We’re not about endless theory and reading – we want you to focus on actual hands-on learning and teaching, so you can help Arrichion’s diverse community go above and beyond. Become a part of the Arrichion coaching family, and help empower students with the unique benefits of the Arrichion System. 

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Turn Inward. Reconnect. Explore at Yoga On Tap.
Apr
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Turn Inward. Reconnect. Explore at Yoga On Tap.

Rodolfo Tandazo is leading Yoga On Tap April 18th at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

Rodolfo discovered yoga in 2014 while training with the Miami City Ballet School. Practicing yoga daily helped Rodolfo cope with the constant stresses and demands of being a ballet dancer. It has taught him how to let go of fear, and how to embrace, trust, and send love to every part of himself.

Rodolfo continued to practice yoga when he moved to Austin, Texas to dance professionally with Ballet Austin. He decided to stop dancing and continue his passion for yoga, as well as his love for teaching. Rodolfo currently teaches at Charlotte Yoga, Laughing Buddha and the younger dancers at Charlotte Ballet.

His teaching is inspired by the idea that each time we step onto our mats, we are choosing the practice of creating space to slow down, turn inward, reconnect and explore.  Rodolfo combines alignment and flow to empower students to grow in their practice, inviting fluid movements and grace.

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Live Your Power with Catrina Reeder
Apr
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Live Your Power with Catrina Reeder

CorePower Yoga is Opening it's first studio in Charlotte in just a few weeks!  Come see why CorePower Yoga is the fastest growing yoga studio with over 165 studios nationwide.

Catrina Reeder is leading the first Core Power Yoga class at Yoga On Tap on April 11th.  Originally from San Diego, Catrina has loved every minute of her 7 years at CorePower Yoga as a student, teacher, manager and now Area Developer for the Charlotte region. Catrina is coming from Dallas where she has grown the market since 2014 and is excited to bring CPY’s mission to the Queen City! As an E-RYT 500, Catrina has led 8 teacher trainings and has a passion for developing others in their path as a teacher or yogi. Catrina is proud to share CorePower Yoga’s ability to blend mindfulness with an intense practice, and grow the CorePower Yoga community in Charlotte!

CorePower Yoga's first location will be in South Park behind the Park Road Shopping Center at 540 Brandywine Road.  CorePower Yoga Charlotte's Facebook has the most up-to-date information on the opening and new member specials.

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Yoga On Tap is a weekly community yoga class in Charlotte, NC every Tuesday night from 6:30-7:30pm at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, voted "Best Brewery in CLT" by Charlotte Magazine. Each week there's a different teacher leading the class from a variety of Charlotte yoga studios, offering a different style of yoga. We have teachers from out-of-state as well bringing a new yoga flare from different parts of the country.

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Journey To Consciousness with Kacy Pleasants
Apr
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Journey To Consciousness with Kacy Pleasants

Tap into your Conscious at Yoga On Tap as Kacy Pleasants leads you through a blindfolded one-hour class at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

There will be a silent auction table filled with incredible items. All the proceeds from these items and the limited edition YOT/MAB t-shirts support MAB's mission of helping the visually impaired. 

Metrolina Association for The Blind is coming to Yoga On Tap. MAB is a North Carolina based, public non-profit agency that has provided services to blind and visually impaired since 1934. Metrolina Association for the Blind became a member agency of United Way in 1938. MAB helps people who are blind and visually impaired learn techniques of daily living and ways to increase their independence.

For more iformation about this organization, visit https://www.mabnc.org

Get to know Kacy...

"I entered the door of yoga to find yet another way to exercise, and lose weight.  It wasn’t long before I realized it was so much more than that.  I could let go of my destructive over-ambition and settle in to a practice that kept my body healthy while allowing myself to relax in to the beauty that is my life. I believe we are given hardships so that we can have compassion and help others who struggle with similar things. I struggle with anxiety, and yoga has helped me to just let go.  I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in November of 2011, and yoga helped me to stay focused on my breath and my recovery.  I am now in remission and I truly feel that yoga is part of that recovery.

I have been practicing yoga since 2007, and teaching since 2010.  I am still amazed and inspired by the power of the practice.  I feel that it is a vehicle for self-discovery, and a journey that teaches us to connect with our breath but also to one another on a deeper level.

When I teach, I try to create a space in my classes for students to gain a deeper understanding of a pose and of themselves. My classes are both physically and mentally challenging, but are taught with a lightness and humor that almost allow you to forget you are working so hard."

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Silent auction starts at 5:30 and ends at 7:45pm. Class starts 6:30pm. Get there early for this special class. Make sure to check OMB Yoga On Tap's Instagram & Facebook to see if we will practice inside at Infinity Ballroom Charlotte or outside at OMB. 

Silents Auctions items include :: 

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery  4 growlers
OMB gift basket
Yoga On Tap 3 tanks, 3 malas,   ....more!
2U Laundry - 30-40 lbs of Laundry
AIR Aerial Fitness - 3 weeks of unlimited classes
Alex and Ani - Unknown
Arrichion - 10-Class Pass
AutoBell - 2 Full Service Washes
Babalu - Gift Card
Barker Lounge - Gift Certificate
Birdsong Brewing - Gift Basket
Blue Hem - Gift Card
Burn Boot Camp - One Month Unlimited
Burt’s Bees - Gift Basket
Callaway Golf  - Mens Right-Hand Driver & Stand Bag
Carolina Panthers- TBA
Charlotte Checkers -TBA
Cowfish - Gift Card
Dish it out - Pottery & hour of studio time
Dress CLT - 3 Dress Rental
Dresslers - Gift Card
Ellison James - Jewerly
First Wind Cycling - 10-class pass
FlyWheel - Pack of classes & Tank Top
FRESH boutique - Gift Card
Gaiam - Unknown  
Jade Yoga - Harmony Extra Wide Matt
Kendra Scott - Earrings and Necklace
Lenny Boy - Gift Pack
Lucky's Bar and Arcade - Gift Card, Tokens, & VIP Party
lululemon Atheltica - Yoga Mat
Magic Carpet Yoga - Gift Card
Mika Yoga - Gift Card
Noda Yoga - Class Pass
Old Mason Jar - Shirt
Painting with a Twist - 2 Seats in a Painting Class
Picaboo - 5 Gift Cards
Policy Handbags - Handbag
Rise Biscuits - Gift Card
TahTah Makeup - Gift sets and Make-up Lesson
Taylor Heery Photography - Photo Shoot
Yoga One - One Month Unlimited 

and so much more coming in daily!  Don't miss this chance to support & pick up some great things!

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Live Your Power with Meher Siddiqi
Mar
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Live Your Power with Meher Siddiqi

CorePower Yoga is Opening it's first studio in Charlotte in just a few weeks!  Come see why CorePower Yoga is the fastest growing yoga studio with over 165 studios nationwide.

Meher Siddiqi is leading Yoga On Tap on March 28th! Meher started traditional yoga at a very young age with her grandmother, a practicing yogi to her last day. CorePower Yoga has been her stepping stone into learning power vinyasa, and Hot Power Fusion. She has embraced the love and energy of CPY, and cant wait to bring it to the Charlotte community. Outside of yoga, Meher is a Banker by profession, a wife, mother and a yogi by karma. 

CorePower Yoga's first location will be in South Park behind the Park Road Shopping Center at 540 Brandywine Road.  CorePower Yoga Charlotte's Facebook has the most up-to-date information on the opening and new member specials.

Follow CorePower Yoga on Instagram

Yoga On Tap is a weekly community yoga class in Charlotte, NC every Tuesday night from 6:30-7:30pm at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, voted "Best Brewery in CLT" by Charlotte Magazine. Each week there's a different teacher leading the class from a variety of Charlotte yoga studios, offering a different style of yoga. We have teachers from out-of-state as well bringing a new yoga flare from different parts of the country.

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