Malê (Barbara Jean Sanders) has studied with Mestre Gulliver for the past seven years. She is a member of Capoeira Angola Palmares, which is a school founded by Mestre Nô. The Capoeira technique used in our school is very traditional Angola Capoeira, developed in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Susan Schroeder began her yogic path in high school as she was introduced to the physical aspect of the yoga tradition. She followed her heart to Los Angeles where she received her first 200-hour teaching certification at Karuna Yoga. It was here she opened herself up to meditation, breathwork, and Kundalini yoga, and her practice expanded to new levels of divine connectedness. Her heart brought her back to Louisville in 2007 where she began sharing this practice by teaching at Eternal Health Yoga. She has now completed her second 200-hour training from Eternal Health Yoga and is teaching yoga full-time at studios and campuses around the city. Susan is also the creator and director of the Louisville Yoga Coop and offers private yoga/meditation sessions.
Aura Vaught graduated from the Louisville School of Massage in 2010 and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Aura chose to study massage after sustaining an injury from a car accident. Her experience with receiving massage therapy was very healing to her physical body and her mind and spirit.
Aura went throught the yoga teacher training program at Eternal Health Yoga . She has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University Bloomington in Theatre and Drama and is an instructor at Young Actors Institute held at Youth Performing Arts School every summer.
Maria Whitley- Maria owns and is the Creative Director of Shine. A natural teacher, she has been teaching Music Together since 2001 and has her Certification Level Two in excellence of teaching. She discovered Nia in 2008 and began teaching less than a month after receiving her White Belt from Helen Terry. She received her Green Belt in the Fall of 2011. She loves every class more than the last and is filled with joy to dance with such a beautiful community. Maria is a certified Reiki Master and offers sessions at Shine.
Teresa Willis began doing Pilates and yoga at age 40 and was so enthusiastic about the transformation in her own body that she became certified in Pilates with Core Conditioning in Los Angeles in 2003. Upon completion of her training, she began teaching at the top-rated Pilates Studio City - the place she used to work out as a client. Though she enjoys private instruction with Pilates apparatus, Teresa has a passion for group classes because of the accessibility and camaraderie they afford. Her yoga experience is in Vinayasa Flow which she practiced at Yoga Villa and Rising Lotus Yoga in Los Angeles under Brenda Strong, Claire Hartley and Daniel Stewart.
Angie Wilson - Angie is 200RYT certified with the Yoga Alliance and has been practicing yoga since 1997. Angie practiced yoga for her own personal well-being and spiritual growth with Stacey Reeves before joining Universal Spirit Yoga as an instructor for kids' yoga in 2003. Angie currently teaches all ages of yoga from babies to adults at Shine in Louisville. She also teaches a Stress Less Yoga class in the Henry Clay Building. Her most recent certification is with Acharya Yogendradev's 200 hour Spontaneous Yoga Teacher Training, completed October 2006. In March of 2006 she was certified Helen Garabedian's program, Itsy Bitsy Yoga®. Angie attended the Teacher Training program for YogaKids® with Marsha Wenig in March of 2003. She is a graduate of Radiant Child certification, level I and II with Shakta Kaur Kalsa and the Indigo Child Yoga Teacher training with Pamela Holland.
Angie embraces new opportunities to learn, so she may keep her teachings and practice current and fresh. She has a strong background in dance which has prepared her with the discipline that is been helpful in her yoga. For the Four years she has been teaching and preforming Hoop Dance Yoga, a fusion of Hula Hooping, Dance and Yoga. She teaches kids, teens and adult hoop classes at Shine in Louisville. She hopes to share this spontaneous spirit with the children and adults who join her classes. Her other experiences includes privates yoga classes with children with special needs, teaching yoga to girl scouts, special yoga classes at local schools and businesses, workshops and yoga birthday parties. She has also participated in several health fairs to bring awareness to the community.
On a personal note, Angie moved here 1-1/2 years ago from Chicago, IL and is eager to share her knowledge, experience, love of yoga and hoop dance with the Louisville community. Angie has a strong love for music and travel; she has traveled all around the world. During her most recent trip, she explored Antarctica and South America. Angie is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to find herself surrounded by nature. Her love for nature, dance, music, children, and yoga have inspired her to teach yoga; she has ambitions to nurture anyone interested in learning how to develop and maintain a strong and loving mind, body, and soul.