Power Flow

This class is taught by:

Natalie Teichmann

Natalie Teichmann, MFA, LMT, CYT, CMA, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she received her MFA in choreography and performance in 2015. Natalie is the founder and artistic director of ANAHATA Dance, a New York and Durham based company focusing on site-specific performances. She completed her 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga Certification at Laughing Lotus in NYC in 2009 and taught around the city for 8 years before moving to Chapel Hill last fall. She is certified in Reiki; Vinyasa, Prenatal, and Aerial Yoga; Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, and is currently pursuing her Alexander Technique Certification. Her classes focus on cultivating a deep awareness of the body at the cellular level in order to allow the breath to guide one's movement.

Tia Banayote

Tia Banayote fell in love with yoga six years ago when she was living in Chicago, IL. For Tia, yoga was the perfect counterbalance to living in a fast-paced city and juggling a demanding professional career. Two years later Tia completed her RYT-200 hour certification through CorePower Yoga in Chicago, IL.

When life brought Tia to North Carolina, she wanted to share her passion and love for yoga with others. One of her favorite quotes is "Live each day as if it were your last." Tia believes in enjoying the journey of life to the fullest. She thrives to empower students to embrace the present moment. Tia focuses her class around the physical and mental benefits that yoga can bring on and off of the mat.

Amy Nichols

Amy Nichols first found yoga when she was 14 years old and has continued to follow its path since. In a search to deepen her practice and understanding of the philosophy of yoga, she completed a 200 hr RYT Teacher Training with Mara Healy at the Balanced Unity Yoga School. Her practice is heavily influenced by Andre Lappa's Universal Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and cultivating a sense of mindfulness around all we do. Her teaching is centered on the belief that the physical practice can be adapted for every body and that the real yoga happens when we step off the mat.

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.
Power Flow is a strength-based level 2 class. It follows a flow format, but with a faster pace. Expect to try some challenging arm balances and inversions. Not recommended for beginning students.