MEET OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS
Yoga Instructor, RYT 200
I began my yoga journey over 15 years ago. As a group fitness instructor, I realized the changes in fitness and sought to keep up. I began with basic Mat work, a combination of yoga and Pilates. I began to feel more comfortable with Yoga and wanted to increase my knowledge. After several weekend workshops, I wanted to explore Yoga in more depth. This led me to my 240 hour training at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone. There I studied with an Iyengar trained mentor and began to love the way props brought me to fulfillment in asana. My quest has led me to continue to explore other areas of Yoga, studying and completing courses in Pre-natal yoga and Back Care Yoga. I then branched out to Thai Yoga Bodywork, studying with Michael Sitzer in Asheville and completing his Basic Course, Therapeutic, Advanced and Table Thai courses. All of this has helped me offer Yoga to Every Body at a level where they can feel successful.
Personally, I am a retired Exceptional Children’s teacher. I taught in the Caldwell County Schools for 30 years. I have always been physically active and enjoy group exercise, hiking, swimming and kayaking. My favorite pastime is spending time with my family.
I will be sharing the Chair Yoga class at Wolf Moon.
Mindful Movement Instructor
I grew up in Maine, and from the time I was a little girl I loved to move my body-riding my bike, square dancing, gymnastics, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, walking. I discovered Mindful Movement during my Somatic Therapy training 26 years ago, and it changed my life. I suffered from intermittent back pain starting in high school, and Mindful Movement, with its gentle and unique movement pattern, brought me relief and peace. In addition to Mindful Movement classes, I teach group classes on a variety of health topics and provide individual sessions of Transformative Touch and GeoLove Energy Healing.
I love spending time with my husband John, my daughter/her husband/my three grandsons, my family and friends, cooking and eating together, meeting new people, spending time in nature, listening to music, singing, reading, and writing.
I am grateful for the Wolf Moon Salt Cave & Stress Reduction Center providing such a variety of wonderful services for the community in Lenoir and beyond
My yoga journey began in high school. Eventually, I began teaching for Underground Fitness in Granite Falls, before opening up a studio at my home. I love to teach, and teach what I love.
My practice style is very much a flow, Vinyasa. I like to make sure each pose transitions into the next pose in a graceful way. Each class begins with an “intention” and ends with a resolution for that goal.
However, don’t think that my class is going to be strictly by the book. We laugh, share stories, and sometimes sip on spirits while we get our chakras aligned!
LAURA FORD HUBER
Laura found a serious yoga practice after a solo cross country move in 2007, finding a presence and connection that she had never experienced before. Her desire to share this joy began with a teacher training at a non-traditional yoga studio, which fueled the fire to find her voice and her own teaching style through extensive studies, trainings, retreats and admirable teachers.
Finding her way back to the Appalachias in 2018, with her horticultural background and partner, Dustins Nebraskan ancestral roots in ranching - they set out on a mission to reconnect and contribute to the overall health and awareness to a healthy ecosystem by starting a Bioregional Herbal Growing Forest Farm -Embracing Ground - their own peaceful, healing space.
Laura says she is fulfilling her dharma by encouraging others towards their own transformational journey of healing and empowerment through the art of yoga and natural medicine.
STEFANIE R KELLER
Yoga Instructor-Wolf Moon Owner, MLS, NBCT, RYT 200
I aim to live the yoga lifestyle in everything I do. I'm a clean eating foodie, avid traveler, lover of all creation, and accepting to all people. I want to share this joy, and space with you.
I have been practicing yoga for several years now, and it has been a life changing experience for me. As someone that has struggled with conventional medicine for years, yoga has been a beautiful method in my healing process. I am a licensed and registered yoga teacher, RYT 200. I also recently traveled to India where I studied the culture and attuned my practice.
I specialize in the Vinyasa style of yoga, but strive to specialize in yoga for chronic pain and meditative healing.
Meditation Master/Sound Bowl Healer, RYT200, Reiki Practioner, Massage Therapist
Christian has studied with different teachers from North, Central, & South America, Thailand, Nepal, & Spain. He has learned how to bring the best healing to those who need it, this includes using massage, thai massage, Andean good.energy healing, Tibetan bowls and flutes as part of sound baths and for individual healing. He uses many different types of sounds to help people find their true inner peace whilst channelling energy. He has learned from a variety of indegious healers from around the planet.
Christian specializes in working with people who suffer from traumas, anxiety, depression, and stress. He helps people find clarity of mind and becoming present.
Christian intuitively incorporates all of these modalities into a customized session to achieve maximum therapeutic results. He is a Certified Thai Massage Therapist who has trained internationally with renowned educators. His immersion into the study of Thai Yoga Bodywork began with Michael Setzer. He continued studying with local educators in the art of Thai Massage which ultimately compelled his to travel to Thailand for advanced study with master Pichest Boonthume.
Yoga Instructor, RYT200
"I started learning yoga in 2012 and quickly fell in love with the lifestyle and philosophy. Yoga encompasses all aspects of life, and many of the things we do on the mat can be understood as analogies for how we go about our daily lives, interact with others, and how we treat ourselves.
My practice is largely Hatha-based, which emphasizes balance--sun and moon, masculine and femenine, effort and effortlessness. This balance is achieved through using mind, body and breath. I like to keep class light-spirited and playful, because I believe that yoga should be uplifting, interesting, and fun.
I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in May of 2022, and I'm glad for the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga with all of you."
Yoga Instructor, RYT 200
Michele Viola is a certified 200 hour yoga teacher from Winston-Salem, NC. She has been actively teaching since 2017 in various studios and at Appalachian State University for 3 of those years. Michele initially fell in love with yoga’s ability to heal both the body and mind, and now enjoys creating spaces for others to reap the benefits of the practice as well. Her preferred way to approach a class is to blend methods of both Yin and Hatha yoga to create a practice that incorporates both deep relaxation, and strength building as well.