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.

Yoga is the integration of peace with yourself every moment in all areas of your life. It is the alignment of your mind, your body and your energy. Therefore it is here that solutions are revealed before there is a problem and problems are never problems.
— Guru Deva Kristi

Kristi Ried Barton, Life Coach, Yoga Alliance E-500 Registered Yoga Trainer, Reiki III Certified

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Kristi Ried-Barton, E-RYT 500, Life Coach and Reiki III Master certified, 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.

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Susan Gordon, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor

Susan Gordon is a certified Yoga Instructor practicing mindfulness Yoga as taught by Amrit Desai. She is certified through It's Yoga! Studio™ Teacher Training Institute. Susan has 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 classes bringing balance, flexibility and strength to body and mind.

 

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Macy Covington, Registered Yoga Instructor

Macy Covington is a certified Yoga Instructor of the Asheville Yoga Center. She is certified in Vinyasa Flow, teaching Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Classes.  Her college education includes a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Winthrop University and a BA in Communication from the University of South Carolina. Macy's focus of yoga is in the intention of awareness to mind and body through inviting, calming yet challenging classes

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Brenda Verdone, Registered Yoga Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

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Yogi Sharma, Registered Yoga Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Van Deren, Registered Yoga Instructor 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Brown, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor

 

 

 

 

Alli Strom, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Verdone, Instructor, RYT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip Chandler, Instructor, RYT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Erwin, Instructor, RYT

 

 

 

 

Alison Strom, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor
Chris Brown, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor

 

 

 

 

Alison Strom, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor
Chris Brown, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor