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Vinyasa Yoga

In this all-levels class, you will move slowly and meditatively between poses following the breath. Focus will be on breath and alignment, breaking down poses and offering props to allow each student to find the right version of a pose for their body. Slow Vinyasa is designed to create softness in your body, relieve unwanted tension, and stress, inviting a deeper understanding of mind-body-spirit connection while improving flexibility, muscle tone and circulation.

TAO Studio Wellness Class Instructors

215-A East Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041


An extension of The Art Of Massage & Wellness housed in the same building as Viridescence Bottles and Bites... a plant-based eatery serving 
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Erin received her 200 hour Hatha Yoga training at The Yandara Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico in July of 2010. She enjoys teaching gentle flow, restorative, deep stretch & yin style classes. She has also been a NC licensed massage therapist since 2002 specializing in ashiatsu barefoot massage, lomi lomi & hot stone massage as well as aromatherapy. 

She thrives on creating a space for individuals to find their own path to healing. 
Karen Hawks is a 500 Hr RYT yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for around 8 years. She has always been very active and loves any kind of exercise, but yoga is her “go to”.  The connection of mind, body, and breath that yoga offers allows you to release negative energy in the body while creating long lean muscles. Allowing people to see that everyone is in their own place, poses are offered, not required. Props, modification, and assistance are always available.

 Yoga is for everyone.
Rachel Macie discovered yoga in 2013, and has fallen in love with it more and more over the past 10 years. Since completing her yoga teacher training in 2018, Rachel has worked on developing a yoga practice on and off her mat that encourages her students to connect back with their bodies, minds, and spirits. 

When not teaching yoga, you can find her on stage with her local community theater group, or in her kitchen preserving food from her garden.
Yoga with Jay is an immersive experience for all ages, background & body types. Jay focuses on the art of breathing & combines Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong & Sound Healing to lighten the body & enlighten the soul.

 Jay Bales is a local Herbalist, Astrologer, Integrative Wellness Coach & Meditation & Yoga Instructor certified by the World Yoga Federation.
Andrea has been belly dancing since 2003. She started classes with a local teacher in Monterey CA after hearing about her through out her time in high school while on the dance team. Andrea stumbled across her location when walking by a window displaying a gypsy costume. From there Andrea continued studying bellydance from her first teacher Jamaica, to Crystal Silmi, Sandra, Maria, Zoe Jakes and many more classes at venues with various amazing dancers. Andrea has competed as a belly dancer winning 1st place duet, and 1st place people’s choice in CA. She’s performed at restaurants all throughout the Bay Area, as well as the Northern California Renaissance fair. Andrea started teaching classes around 2011 and enjoyed watching her students grow and perform with time. Since Andrea moved to NC at the end of 2014 she has been certified to teach Yoga and Pilates and has continued her teaching career, incorporating her technique and personality for each class. 

​Elissa walks her path as an intuitive healer and medicine woman, using nature's beauty to awaken others to their true self. She is passionate about creating sacred space for healing the mind, body, soul, and spirit. Through holistic practices and ways of life, she helps guide souls into becoming the happiest and healthiest version of themselves, to remember who they are, and to find inner truth and peace. 

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Katie Kunnmann, owner of "The Loving Space", is a spiritual coach, mentor, and intuitive guide specializing in transformational life coaching, group trainings, workshops, and women's circles. Her background includes education and experience in human resources leadership, training and development, life coaching, spiritual life coaching, and astrology.

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