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Georgia Routis Savas
Brandy is a Hampstead native who wants to share the benefits of yoga with every one no matter their shape size or age. Yoga is coming home to yourself and using the time on your mat to honor yourself exactly as you are that day. Her hope is to create a sacred space where people can come to use the silence to listen to their soul, and to practice yoga not only for the physical benefits but for the benefits that it brings to you as you move through your life off of your mat.
Michelle began attending yoga classes in 2015 and immediately fell in love with all of the mental, spiritual, and physical benefits yoga provides. After just 4 months of practicing, Michelle knew she wanted to become a yoga instructor. In October 2017, she completed a 9 month, 235-RYT Hatha Yoga Certification at Yoga with an Edge in Hickory, NC. Yoga has been a tremendous blessing for Michelle, and she desires to help bless others through the practice. Michelle has experience teaching strength/cardio flow, deep stretch, slow flow, beginners, and private practices. She is a member of Yoga Alliance and will obtain her 300 hour certification by May 2019 - totaling to a 535-RYT.
Pilates and Yoga Teacher
At age 19 Kristi moved across country to Santa Barbara California where she fell in love with both Art and Yoga. Kristi had many great adventures pursuing life as a Mural artist including working on films here in Wilmington NC. Art will always be a passion of Kristi's but Yoga and the healing arts are now her main focus. The reason for her shift in focus is her commitment to follow her heart. Kristi has a deep love and talent for healing and working with people. Kristi studied under Rebecca Niamtu and currently teaches Alignment based Vinyasa Flow level 1 & 2 as well as Supported/ Chair Yoga, Partner & Prenatal Yoga. Kristi's style is playful yet challenging and full of love. Always pushing her boundaries and craving knowledge Kristi is now enrolled in Miller Mont college studying Massage Therapy and she is also trained as a Reiki Master and practices energy balancing.
Georgia Routsis Savas’s career has ranged far and wide—from the world of media (Ms. Magazine and CNN) to writing horoscopes for magazines (Instyle, Child and Sassy)—and writing fortune-telling books which have been translated into 17 languages (The Oracle Book: Answers to Life’s Questions and The Oracle of Love: Answers to Questions of the Heart). Passionate about yoga for 14-plus years, she hemmed and hawed about becoming a teacher, finally taking the plunge which added the letters and numbers “RYT 200” after her name. Besides teaching at Porters Neck Yoga and Spa, she also teaches clients privately and at the Surf City Community Center. Though Georgia was born with an innate fear of being upside down, she managed to accomplish a headstand at the ripe, old age of 50 and is a living testament to the adage, “Never say never"
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Yoga has become a passion that I want to share with everyone. I completed the Kunga Yoga Lifestyle and Teacher Training program and recieved my certification through the Wilmington Yoga Center. I will be teaching the Tuesday night Basic Yoga Mix and Flow Class, which will feature a variety of postures and flows for all level yogis, leaving you to have the practice you feel your body desires! Come join me Tuesday nights for some fun, light hearted, and invigorating practices that will connect your body, your mind, and your soul.
Shea took her first yoga class the in the winter of 2012. She immediately felt a connection with the flowing movement and music of the class, sparking a curiosity of what yoga really entailed. Two years later she signed up for a studio and consistently started her practice. It started with wanting a physical change but she slowly realized that yoga began to transform her mentality, personal patience, health, and overall lifestyle.
She wanted to deepen her practice by completing her RYT 200 and applied to an ashram in Rishikesh, India. She went on a six-week journey studying Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Pranayama.
Trained in Hatha Yoga, Shea’s teaching is focused on her true passion of Vinyasa Yoga, emphasizing strength development and breathing.
Shea’s next step is completing her RYT 500 in hopes of deepening her knowledge, practice, and passion in all aspects of yoga.
Savannah Batchelder, RYT
Savannah started yoga in 2005 as a way to stay flexible and fit during college, but it wasn't until she suffered an injury in 2011 that she really began to fall in love with the therapeutic benefits of yoga on and off the mat. She discovered both the physical and mental benefits of bringing meditation, breath work and inspirational movements into her physical practice and her daily life. Her goal is to assist and encourage students to connect with their inner strength and find their fullest Self while unifying the mind, body and soul. She is so excited to share such a positive life experience with each student she encounters. She became certified through the Wilmington Yoga Center's Kunga Lifestyle and Teacher Training in 2014 and had the pleasure to study under Kristin Cooper-Gulak, Noelle Cavenaugh, Heather Metzler and Jessica Bichler. She has also studied yoga therapeutics for chronic pain under Tra Kirkpatrick.
What is Hampstead Yoga Center?
Hampstead Yoga Center is a small yoga studio that is hoping to make a positive difference in the community, and offer a healing and sacred space for you to connect to yourself on your mat.
The goal of the Hampstead Yoga Center is to bring mindfulness into everyone lives. Living a mindful life allows you to be present in your own life, and has many benefits that allow you to appreciate every moment for everything that it has to offer, which results in you being your best self and living a life full of love from your heart.
We offer yoga classes Monday--Sunday at a variety of times, with a set weekly schedule.
We offer class packages, drop in rates, or unlimited monthly memberships. [see prices under "classes" tab]
You can also email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text 910.228.9124 to sign up for classes, and ask any questions.