Instructor listing

Colin Russell, Owner of Cary Flow YogaColin has always been an active person, from competing in athletics throughout his life, to receiving his certification as a personal trainer in 2002 (NSCA-CPT), to graduating with a Masters in Sports Management. Years ago, Colin realized something was missing from his training routine. He thought to himself, “What is something I have never tried; something I could never have seen myself doing?” The answer, YOGA!

Colin began practicing Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga while living in Boston, MA, and has not looked back since. He loves how yoga challenges you in the most comprehensive way, both mind and muscle. Colin’s practice has evolved greatly since he rolled out his mat for the very first time. Finding a home at Inner Strength Studio in Watertown, MA under the influence of wonderful instructors like Roman Zspond and Rebecca Pacheco his practice grew. Not long after, he began participating in a number of Baptiste Immersions and Trainings, including, Baptiste’s, Foundations in Action & Level One Training, Being of Power and Art of Assisting. He has also completed an additional RYT-200 training in vinyasa flow with Carson Efird, here in Raleigh, which gave him an even greater sense of what the practice truly has to offer.

Colin is excited to share Cary Flow Yoga with the Cary & Raleigh, NC yoga community, as teaching is a way for him to express his passion for yoga. His journey continues with a sense of humor and a commitment to his students and the community.

 

"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives.

In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

 

 

Diala was introduced to yoga as a college freshman in Wilmington N.C. After her first class she noticed the immediate release of tension in her physical body, and after a few classes she noticed how much more relaxed her mind was too. This realization sparked her curiosity about the philosophy of yoga, and lead to her desire to learn how and why yoga works.
She received her 200 hour CYT in the Caribbean town, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Under a straw hut in the rainforest surrounded by sloths and exotic reptiles, she learned the practices of pranayama, asana, chanting, and many more techniques which when practiced, ultimately help us become our most humble and content selves. She has since taught and participated in yoga across the globe.

She has spent ten days in silent meditation in New Zealand to better understand her mind.

Yoga has taught Diala to ride the waves of life instead of trying to fight them. She believes wherever you are in your practice is always enough, but when you’re ready she’ll give you the extra push to pass the limits of your mind.

 

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Heather Whelehan is a Certified Baptiste Teacher and has been practicing yoga since 1999. Originally from Ohio, Heather came to North Carolina by way of New Jersey and Massachusetts. She discovered yoga while in graduate school in Boston. Serendipitously, Baron Baptiste opened the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute (BPYI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts next door to Heather’s apartment. Although, it was way out of her comfort zone, she tried her first class with Baron. The euphoric feeling of being wrung out and refreshed- physically and mentally- brought her a lightness she had never felt before. She has been committed to practicing and training in the methodology ever since.

Heather teaches challenging, empowering, and playful classes. Through the Baptiste practices of asana, self-inquiry and meditation, she encourages students to expand into new possibility and greatness. Heather believes that yoga has something big to offer everyone and is passionate about sharing the practice. Heather also adores working with children. Teaching children invigorates her own practice and adult teaching with freedom and fearlessness.

Heather is Baptiste Certified through BPYI and completed a 200 hour teacher training with Master Baptiste Teacher Bill Raup in Philadelphia. She earned her children’s yoga certification at Karma Kids Yoga with Shari Vilchez-Blatt in New York City. In addition to yoga, friends, family and faith keep Heather grounded and grateful. Most of all, she enjoys having fun with her husband and five children- on and off their yoga mats.

 

"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives. In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

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"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives. In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

http://www.annakjewell.com/#about

 

"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives. In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

http://www.annakjewell.com/#about

 

"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives. In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

http://www.annakjewell.com/#about

 

"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives. In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

http://www.annakjewell.com/#about

 

"AnnaAnna grew up playing sports and discovered yoga in high school after she heard about its benefits for athletes. It was not until she moved to North Carolina in 2011 that she began to delve deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. After suffering numerous injuries, on and off the mat, she became immersed in learning the anatomy of yoga and how to employ proper alignment. After using this understanding to heal herself, Anna set out to help her students gain awareness of yoga’s therapeutic methods in order to find healing in their own lives. In 2014, Anna completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa training at the Wilmington Yoga Center with Tamal Dodge. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2016 with Grace Morales. Anna is currently working towards an additional 500 hour certification with world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Anna has attended trainings with Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Taylor Harkness, Alexis Martin and Dice Iida-Klein. Having over one thousand hours of teaching experience qualifies Anna as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200). Anna’s classes focus on fun, creative and intelligent sequencing with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment that allow her students to challenge their mental and physical capacities.

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