It’s Yoga! Studio Instructors
We encourage you to enjoy the various styles of classes and instructors as you increase your physical and mental fitness. Your yoga practice will infuse you with strength, stamina, balance and flexibility while creating a life with peace, health and happiness. The real promise of the practice of yoga is a sense of well-being that permeates every aspect of our lives. Yoga provides you with the strength and clarity to grow from the challenges which come your way. CLICK HERE to see a current schedule of classes.
Kristi Ried-Barton, E-RYT 500, Life Coach, Amrit Method Yoga Therapy Counselor, Natural Health Professional, Reiki III Master, is founder and director of It's Yoga! Studio™. As Life Coach and Registered Yoga Trainer with Yoga Alliance, she has been teaching yoga on a daily basis to students and clients in Upstate South Carolina for the past 24 years. Kristi combines the methods of Yoga Masters, Amrit Desai, T.K.V. Desikachar, and B.K.S. Iyengar as well as restorative and therapeutic.
She teaches classes and personal sessions from beginners through advanced levels, pregnancy, retreats, and teacher training classes. Kristi has classes and workshops throughout the Upstate through the hospitals, clinics and physical therapists working with cancer, cardiac rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis and therapeutic needs.
Susan Gordon, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor, E-200
Susan Gordon is certified through It's Yoga! Studio™ Teacher Training Institute practicing mindfulness as taught by Amrit Desai. Susan also studied Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan PhD developing a practice of breath and movement to honor the wisdom and healing of the body. With over 10 years of experience, she teaches Vinyasa Flow and Restorative classes bringing balance, flexibility and strength to body and mind.
June Taylor, Registered Yoga Instructor
As a certified Yoga Instructor, June has a BA in Health and Wellness from Ashford University. She is certified in Vinyasa Flow, teaching an authentic healing style of classes. June's playful focus of yoga with awareness to mind and body and her love of others allows her classes to be inviting, calming yet challenging.
Yogi Sharma, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor, E-200
Yogi grew up in India, where he learned and did Yoga off and on for many years. In 2005 he switched to a gym, after jogging was not a good option for the knees. Joining Dharma Yoga Studios for regular practice in 2009 he started teaching a Yoga class associated with "Art of Living" group in Greenville. Yogi completed the 200 hour teacher training through Dharma Yoga Studios. He teaches yoga in a style that is both creative and healing, making the practice fun and playful. Yogi believes mental, physical and spiritual advancement is available through yoga practice.
Jill Wrenn, Registered Yoga Instructor
Jill discovered the benefits of a daily yoga practice while on a women's kayaking trip in Mexico in 2011. Starting each day with yoga and breath helped her meet the challenges of adventure travel with a clear mind and relaxed body. Not wanting to lose this feeling of being calm and centered, Jill began a regular yoga practice upon returning home, Her consistent yoga practice helps her to maintain an active lifestyle and calming her mind.
Amanda Barbarito, Registered Yoga Instructor
Amanda's goal in teaching is to help everyone find something about Yoga that speaks to them, something they can embrace. Her mindful flow classes emphasize breathing to bring focus, awareness and energy to the movements, combined with balance and calm. She provides students with options in each pose to meet their needs and to achieve their long term goals in their Yoga practice. Amanda received her 200 hour teacher training at Greenville Yoga and has been devoted to practicing yoga for 10 years.
Lene Villard, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor, RYT200
Lene, RYT200, has a Masters in Educational Science and Psychology. She is certified through It’s Yoga Studio in 2004 and quickly began teaching regularly. She lived in Germany for the last 12 years. Lene has continued her training with Yin Yoga, Mindfulness and is currently completing Therapeutically Oriented Teacher Training. Her experience has shown her that yoga is about the journey as so it is with life. We adapt our yoga practice to our life.
Angela Murphy, Registered Yoga Instructor
Angela found yoga many years back and even after her first class she noticed she felt better, more so than when she first walked into class. Soon her flexibility and her demeanor changed, creating an increase in calmness. She discovered it was fun to move her body. Angela learned how to focus, to relax, and to master her emotions. Yoga has taught her to quiet her mind, allowing that still, small voice to be heard. She believes the world would be a better place if we would all do yoga.
Maureen Kunda, Yoga Instructor
Savannah Norvell, Yoga Instructor
Debra Honore, Yoga Instructor