Flow Level 2

This class is taught by:

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.

Nicky Ulrich

Nicky discovered her love of yoga high school at a local fitness gym in her hometown of Huntington Beach, CA. However, it wasn't until her personal practice became a part of her daily life while serving in the Peace Corps, that she uncovered her true passion for vinyasa yoga. Nicky earned her 200hr certification with a holistic physical yoga, yogic philosophy and Ayurveda science approach from Yoga Shakti in Southern California. While living in Oregon, Nicky taught at a local studio, Mudra Yoga Eugene, focusing on developing her vinyasa practice and a love for gentle yoga classes. Now living in North Carolina, Nicky brings yoga to the various communities she is part of. She continues to learn and practice in order to share with others, honoring the styles and methods she studies. Nicky encourages her students to cultivate focus and sense of calm through attention to breath and physical sensation, finding the balance of effort and ease through daily yoga practice.

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.

Rachel Campo

Rachel Campo began practicing meditation and yoga in 2010 to help alleviate the stress of everyday life. Through regular practice, she experienced improvements in physical, mental, and emotional health. Yoga helped her face life's adversities with greater patience and calm. With a desire to deepen her understanding of yoga, Rachel studied with Nicole Nichols at the Republic of Yoga and completed teacher training in June 2014.
Rachel teaches an invigorating class using asana and a focus on breath to encourage students to stay with current sensations and examine habitual reactions. She believes that yoga is a practice that helps us access the balance inherent in all of us. Rachel is a firm believer that yoga is for every single body. She is a huge fan of props, assists, and helping students develop a practice that is appropriate for their bodies.

Mia Wines

Mia has been practicing yoga since she was just 13 years old. What began as a weekly “date” with her mom, over time, transformed into a passion she feels honored to be able to share. A West Coast native, Mia received her BA in Musical Theater from UCLA. During her time in Los Angeles, she practiced yoga at Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga in Santa Monica. After moving to Durham, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Sara Doyle at Blue Point Yoga. Mia started teaching dance classes as a teenager and currently works as a choreographer, voice, dance, and acting coach. Yoga for her is a practice of celebrating the body, expressing gratitude, and having fun. Mia’s background in dance and the performing arts inspires both her teaching and personal practice. She strives to fill each class with a sense of joy and creativity.

Shanon Greig

Shanon Greig is a certified 200 hour yoga instructor who did not predict the practice to hold such a special place in her heart. In 2014, she unearthed the light of yoga after experiencing “gym burnout” and a spiritual craving for something more. In the habit of going to the gym regularly and trying Crossfit, Shanon realized aggressive fitness routines were wreaking havoc on her joints and simultaneously not nurturing her spirit. Working a full-time desk job revealed a strong missing mind/body connection and she found yoga to be invigorating and nurturing, filling the void that other “workouts” could not. In practicing, Shanon discovered yoga could heal her body and help conquer anxiety and depression. A regular practice has helped her find her roots, connect with her spiritual side, and realize true contentment comes from within. On the mat, Shanon encourages not taking one’s self too seriously, forgiveness, and gentle acknowledgment of imperfection.

Shannon O'Toole

Shannon started practicing yoga as a college student in August 2011. At first she strictly got on her mat for the asana (postures). It wasn't until about a year into her practice that she started paying attention to her breath and truly became conscience of each movement. This is when she believes her practice truly started. She continued to feel inspired to explore what was beyond the physical practice of yoga, so in May 2015 she completed her RYT 200 hour teacher training in Wilmington, NC.

It is her goal to practice and teach yoga as she lives her life, mindfully and free of judgement and expectation. As a teacher, she hopes to guide students to whatever they need from their practice, as yoga is whatever you want it to be. In her class she likes to remind the students that they are truly their own teacher and she is simply the guide. She always strives to inspire students to cultivate their own power through their breath and to never give up on yourself or the Self.

Anna Wears

Anna Wears was exposed to yoga as a child and began practicing yoga early in her high school career. She played various sports, using yoga as a way to balance athletics and academics. After graduating from Durham Academy, Anna attended Wake Forest University, where she played on the Varsity Golf team. After sophomore year, Anna transferred to the University of North Carolina to focus on academics. This is when yoga became a more prominent focus and she completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Blue Point with Sara Doyle. Anna also completed a course in Transcendental Meditation in 2016.
Yoga is a grounding and enlightening experience for Anna. She feels it allows her to gain understanding of herself and her purpose, through asana, breathing exercises, and meditation. Anna wants to spread empowerment to others and encourage all students to reflect inward before reacting outward.
This class is designed for students with some familiarity with yoga. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications to encourage participation of everyone. We do sitting, standing, and inverted postures, and suggest challenging variations for more advanced students, yet fun and non-intimidating options for those who need less of a challenge!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Nicky Ulrich
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Dec 22 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sun Dec 23 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Rachel Campo
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Dec 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Nicky Ulrich
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Dec 29 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Mia Wines
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sun Dec 30 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Shanon Greig
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Wed Jan 02 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Jan 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Nicky Ulrich
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Jan 05 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Mia Wines
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sun Jan 06 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Shanon Greig
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Jan 07 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Shannon O'Toole
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Tue Jan 08 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Anna Wears
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Wed Jan 09 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jessica Gokhberg
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Sat Jan 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Nicky Ulrich
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace