THE HAPPY FLOW YOGA TEAM
Owner, Yoga Instructor
Bri comes from a fitness background. Always lifting and running, never ever stretching. While training in late 2012 she came across yoga. Being competitive, she couldn't believe she couldn't touch her toes! She dove into yoga, taking 3 classes a week at the local gym, it took about a year to finally touch her toes. In 2016 she received her 200hr certification. Before going through teacher training, yoga was always about the body. During YTT, Bri's life was twisted and turned upside down and the quote "its not about the asana" finally made sense in her mind. Yoga is not all about how your body feels, even though hitting that beautiful dancer pose is always fun, it's about how you FEEL afterwards. She was so happy after yoga and was finally realizing that, so she wanted to open a space where we focus on not just ther body, but the heart, the mental aspect of yoga: bliss and happiness. Come to Happy Flow Yoga as you are, but don't leave until you're happy. Power Yoga is still a favorite, so make sure to find your way into one of Bri's Power classes! Happy Flowing
Studio Manager, Yoga Instructor
Kaylea is a former Division I softball player from the University of South Carolina and started practicing yoga to recover from injury. She has been practicing yoga for three years and has significantly improved in flexibility, mobility, and mindfulness. Her personal experience motivated her to want to share the benefits of yoga with others. In May 2018, she earned her 200hr teacher certification and is dedicated to using yoga to positively impact her students physically, mentally, and emotionally. Coming from a competitive sport background her mindset has always been to compete with herself and others to be successful. Her favorite aspect about yoga is that it’s not a competition, it’s simply a practice of having patience with oneself and accepting where you are in the moment. She recognizes that this can be challenging which is why she also enjoys teaching meditation to help students practice relaxing the body and quieting the mind. Her passion is to help her students create a positive image of themselves and maintain an overall sense of well-being and happiness. She loves the quote: “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s unbecoming everything."
Marketing Manager, Yoga Instrutor
Grace has been practicing yoga for 7 years, and getting her teacher certification this year was a long time coming. She took her first class in Nashville in 2011, and fell in love with the challenge and benefits yoga provides. Her passion for this practice is untamable, and has only grown with the more she learns in her new role as a teacher.
Growing up in competitive dance and sports puts a lot of stress on both the mind and body, often highlighting mental and physical imperfections and shortcomings. The most powerful lesson of Yoga to Grace is that of being kind to yourself. Most of our lives, we’re not taught this lesson, when in reality it is one of the most important tools for life. Showing kindness to yourself ensures one can do so for all people and situations.