Express Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

Bria Simpson

Alongside playing sports her whole life, Bria started practicing yoga regularly in 1992. After an injury in pick-up soccer at age 42, she began to realize that her body was often sore or injured in sports, whereas it felt healthier and stronger, without pain, in yoga.

She started practicing 4-5 times a week and has been amazed by the transformative effects of yoga- better health, more calm, less anxiety, more compassion for herself and others, and better equipped to respond, rather than react, to life’s challenges. Bria believes that the benefits of yoga and mindfulness are life-changing. And they are universal when we listen to our bodies.

This is why she is honored to teach! She completed her teacher training with the fabulous Sara Doyle, owner of Blue Point Yoga and Duke Anatomy faculty teacher, to gain a deep understanding of body alignment.

As a mother of three, a former therapist, a current life-design coach, and an avid reader of health, Buddhism, and mindfulness books, she has always been passionate about helping people live their healthiest, happiest, most authentic lives. She believes yoga is an integral part of that vision. As part of the class experience, Bria strives to infuse meaningful lessons derived from the ancient wisdoms of yoga philosophy, Buddhism and mindfulness.

Join her for a physically challenging, alignment-based yoga flow class, offered with modifications to fit your body, and let’s see where you go together!

Emily Kerrigan

Emily took her first yoga class in 1997 and knew immediately that yoga would always be an important part of her life. Interested in the mind/body/spirit connection, she sees yoga as an important tool for fostering overall health and encouraging personal growth. After experiencing the benefits of yoga to alleviate stress and gain a sense of calm and contentment during her career in academia and during pregnancy, Emily realized the importance of sharing yoga with those around her. She enjoys practicing yoga with her children, and they inspired her to enroll in the teacher training at Blue Point Yoga with Sara Doyle. Emily strives to create a welcoming atmosphere that is free of judgement, competition, and expectations. She is a New Englander turned Southerner who lives in the Triangle with her husband, two children, and way too many adorable pets.
Yoga Express is a one-hour flow class for folks with limited yoga time! All levels are welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shannon O'Toole
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Tue Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Wed Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Thu Aug 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bria Simpson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Aug 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Aug 24 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Kerrigan
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Aug 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shannon O'Toole
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Tue Aug 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Wed Aug 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Thu Aug 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bria Simpson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Aug 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Aug 31 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Kerrigan
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Sep 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shannon O'Toole
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Tue Sep 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Wed Sep 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Thu Sep 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bria Simpson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Sep 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Devon Pelto
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Sep 07 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Kerrigan
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Sep 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shannon O'Toole
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Tue Sep 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jacqueline Johnson
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace