Express Flow


This class is taught by:

Devon Pelto

Devon found yoga and meditation as a first time mother looking to find her new identity. Through these practices and others like energy work and Tarot she found that the key to wellness comes through self-awareness, self-care and willingness to make changes. She uses yoga and meditation to to dive into the body, mind and spirit to help heal any dis-ease that may cause future ailments. Her playful spirit fuels her passion to teach kids yoga and help adults find their inner child longing to be expressed all while providing the opportunity to strengthen the body, calm the mind and uplift the spirit.

AnnMarie Mello Morris

AnnMarie has over 20 years of yoga teaching experience, holds a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and has a BS in Health Studies. She is registered under Yoga Alliance with E-RYT 200 from Seaside Yoga in Wilmington, NC. She also studied an additional 200 hours of alignment-based yoga through Anusara. Currently, she is completing her 500 RYT level yoga training at Asheville Yoga Center and is expected to complete the program in 2017. Her yoga path has connected her diverse interests in physical rehabilitation and health prevention to the use of yoga as a modality for healing. She continually strives to learn more about the therapeutic value of yoga through her studies & her own personal practice. AnnMarie recently relocated to the area with her family (and 3 dogs) from Fort Bragg, NC and she is thrilled to be able to continue sharing her passion of yoga with each individual and class. 

Amy Tortorella

Amy’s passion for yoga was ignited 10 years ago. Her weekly spin class at her local gym was full one morning so she decided to try out the yoga class that was being offered at the same time. Amy was not a stranger to yoga at this point, having taken class off and on for many years before, but it wasn’t until this class did the clarity and joy that the yoga practice offered really resonated with her. Practicing 1-2 times a week was great to start but soon it simply wasn’t enough time on her mat. Amy started seeking out local studios, different teachers and styles to find the type of yoga that best spoke to her. Playfully experimenting with yoga styles such as Yin, Bikram, Anusara and Flow, Amy finally met her teacher, Lila Brown. It was then that her practice on, and off, the mat expanded at a rapid rate and the dream of completing a teacher training program was no longer out of reach. Amy gives so much love and gratitude to Lila, as well as to all of the other amazing teachers that have crossed her path over the years.

Amy’s classes offer a fun and loving environment where students can feel empowered by challenging themselves in a safe and skillful way. Weaving in meaningful themes and offering students the chance to incorporate these in to their practice is a gift that Amy relishes in sharing. With kind attention and guidance, students can begin the process of delving in to their authentic Self. Her style of yoga is an alignment-based flow that will leave students feeling connected to their minds, bodies and most importantly, their hearts.

Amy has volunteered her time at The House of Hope providing monthly yoga classes to girls ages 12-17 in hopes of inspiring them to listen to that intuitive voice that lives in all of our hearts. She has also been an active real estate agent in the Raleigh area since 2003. If she is not selling houses or on her yoga mat, you can find Amy planning a trip, reading a good book, or hanging out with her friends, family and animals…and always, wholeheartedly, looking for her next adventure.

Jessica McGovern

Jessica McGovern, RYT 200, started her path to Yoga upon reading Erich Schiffmann’s' Moving into Stillness'. Taken as an avenue to connect and, perhaps more accurately, re-connect with the body, mind, and spirit, Yoga has proven to be a transformative experience. After several years of home practice, extensive research into the teachings of Iyengar, David Coulter, Desikachar, Yin and Restorative schools of Yoga, she completed her 200-hour training with Yogaworks under the tutelage of Sarah Bell at Triangle Yoga Shala. Jes believes that Yoga does not need to be constrained by one particular method or style but, rather, by synthesizing (and continuing to incorporate new knowledge) one can maximize the benefits of many different avenues to achieve internal harmony. She feels it is critical to embody the foundational principles of yoga: Sukha (ease and flexibility), Sthira (strength) and, above all, Ahimsa (do no harm). Yoga should uplift, inspire, ground, support, and relax the body, mind, and heart, with the intent that its positive effects be felt off the mat, present in everyday life.

Jessica Gokhberg

Jessica (MA, RYT-200) began practicing yoga in 2010 with the intention of finding a regular exercise regimen to counterbalance her sedentary academic lifestyle. She quickly discovered the combination of yoga and pranayama to be effective in managing her stress and chronic migraine pain. Yoga for her is a time to play, to challenge the physical and emotional limits she puts on herself, and to ground herself within the space of her mat. After years of daily personal practice, Jessica decided to complete her 200-hour teacher training at Blue Point Yoga Center with Sara Doyle in the summer of 2016 as a way to deepen her knowledge of physical alignment, pranayama methods, and meditation, as well as how to extend yogic philosophy to her life beyond her mat. Her goal is to make yoga enjoyable and safe for others who would benefit from the practice, including fellow graduate students and those suffering from migraine symptoms. She is also excited to offer yoga classes for young adults and professionals in the Triangle Jewish community as a way to explore the intersections between yoga and Jewish identity, social justice, and community organization. Jessica is currently working on her Ph.D. in Literature at Duke University.

Kelly Watson

Kelly’s first experience with Yoga started in 2005 as an extracurricular activity from her college athlete experience and continued through graduate school. She relocated to Durham to work as a Physician Assistant, started attending Blue Point Yoga classes. She has always enjoyed the physical practice of yoga, however with more exposure to the spiritual side of Yoga, she began to see the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in her practice. She completed 200 hr Certification Training at Blue Point Yoga with Sara Doyle in March 2017. With Kelly’s medical background, she incorporates her knowledge of anatomy and brings energy to class with intent to help students apply yoga principles in their daily lives.

Vivian Haesloop

Vivian Haesloop began practicing yoga 7 years ago simply because she wanted the physical benefits of regular exercise, but she quickly realized the benefits of yoga aren’t merely physical. By 2013, when she first moved to Durham and began attending classes at Blue Point, she already had come to see yoga as fundamental to the way she thought about and moved through the world.

This past year, Vivian moved back to Durham after several years of traveling and practicing yoga on the west coast, and decided she wanted to help others discover how yoga could improve their lives the way it had improved hers. To that end, she enrolled in the Blue Point 200 hr Teacher Training program with Sara Doyle. Vivian’s classes are designed to help her students focus on the present, connect to their breath, and take the time to settle into poses and find alignment. When she’s not teaching and practicing yoga, Vivian enjoys spending her free time painting in her studio and biking the Ellerbe creek trail in Durham.

Jacqueline Johnson

Jacque (EdD, RYT-500) has been practicing yoga since 1976, and after much coaxing began teaching in 1992. She teaches several styles of yoga, primarily Sivananda and more recently Viniyoga. She also teaches vinyasa flow, restorative, Vipassana meditation, guided imagery meditation, and yoga therapy. She has been an academic in health behavior, health psychology, and health promotion for 15 years. As an academic, Jacque has collaborated on research investigating the changes in brain activity during specific elements of yoga. She was also one of the developers of a 200hr yoga teacher training of a university curriculum as a minor. She has recently moved to NC from DC, and is excited to inspire others on their journey towards a fulfilling life.
Yoga Express is a one-hour flow class for folks with limited yoga time! All levels are welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Aug 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Fri Aug 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Fri Aug 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Aug 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue Aug 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Aug 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Aug 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Fri Sep 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Fri Sep 01 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Sep 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue Sep 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Watson
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Sep 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Sep 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Fri Sep 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amy Tortorella
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Fri Sep 08 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Jessica McGovern
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Mon Sep 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Vivian Haesloop
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Tue Sep 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Wed Sep 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Sep 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Yoga Center