OUR TEACHERS

Meet our dedicated and talented staff at Cary Hot Yoga. Each of our teachers are well trained and experienced in our own yoga practice. At Cary Hot Yoga, we believe that our job as yoga teachers is to facilitate the same positive and life-changing—experience that we have received from the yoga practice. We encourage our students to take classes from different teachers. Learn about our teachers’ yoga journeys here.

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HOA

Education
M.S. in Electrical Engineering – Syracuse University
Lockheed Martin Advanced Course in Engineering
General Electric Edison Engineering Program
B.S. in Physics – Utica College

Career
15 years as Lead Engineer in Defense Business: General Electric, Lockheed Martin
6 years as Director of Marketing: Prime Interactive, Inc.
Owner & Director: Cary Hot Yoga

Yoga
Bikram Certified Instructor
Tony Sanchez Master Core Certified
Unnata Aerial Yoga Certified

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VELISSA

Education
BA, Psychology – Binghamton University

Career
Allscripts – Development Project Manager

Fitness
Cary Hot Yoga’s Beginner Bishnu Ghosh Certified Instructor

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RACHEL

Education
Veterinary Technology – Penn Foster College

Career
Technician – Veterinary Hospital

Yoga
Cary Hot Yoga’s Aerial Yoga Certified Instructor

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TOHI

Career
Tohi Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Yoga
9 Month Bishnu Ghosh Lineage Training

Bio

I always begin my personal practice with a very simple but effective mantra, “love and gratitude”. There is no greater way to spend your life’s moments than by sharing the gifts of non-judgment, acceptance and love with yourself and with others. I have maintained a dedicated yoga practice for my entire adult life including throughout two pregnancies; I have also practiced some form of yoga or movement since I was a small child. I am a licensed massage and bodywork therapist, herbalist, yoga instructor and a working artist. I’ve only just begun teaching after so many years of dedicated practice, because I realized that it is hugely important that I share my deep understanding of biomechanics, therapeutic movement and holistic practices with other students and anyone who wants to understand more about living a life free of physical pain and injury.

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AMBER

Education
Vocational Education – College of the Sequoias

Career
Pharmacy technician – Costco

Yoga
200 Hrs – Namaste Pacific Teacher Training
Astangha Instructor

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ANGELA

Education
Garfield Heights High School

Career

Yoga
200 Hrs – Vinyasa Flow Instructor
Cary Hot Yoga’s Beginner Bishnu Ghosh Certified Instructor

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JESSICA

Education
North Carolina State University

Career

Yoga
200 Hrs – Vinyasa Flow Instructor

Bio
Recharge, restore and reconnect the body, mind and soul with Jessica’s slow, burn flow! Jessica’s flow class combines the elements of slow flow vinyasa, restorative yoga, pranayama, and guided meditation in a warm room set to music. You will hold poses a little longer and feel the burn as you build muscle, inner strength and stamina.

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CHRISTINA

Education
New York University
Hunter University

Career

Yoga
Inferno Hot Pilates Certified

Bio
Born and raised in New York, Christina is new to North Carolina and excited to join the community! After completing her Master’s in New York City, Christina moved to Raleigh after accepting a job as a school counselor. Besides being passionate for both yoga and fitness, Christina is also very passionate about mental health awareness. She cites both yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates as vital in her self-care toolkit!

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JESSICA

Education
Colegio Objectivo

Career
Sales/Finance Manager at Cisco

Yoga
200 hour Certified Adult Yoga Teacher
Adults and Children Mindfulness Meditation

Bio
Originally from Brazil, Jess is 200 hour Certified Adult Yoga Teacher. She has spent the past 3 years just teaching Yoga and Meditation as a volunteer at Davis Drive Middle School. Her passion for children’s yoga includes a strong belief in the importance of breathing and meditation practices, as all children deserve to know that they can find contentment and peace by going within vs. relying on others or on external sources. Sound therapy is an integral part of her classes and she would describe her practice as meditation in motion.

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EMLYN

Education
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Career
Sales

Yoga
200 hour Certified Vinyasa Flow

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KELSEY

Education

Career

Yoga
200 hour Certified Vinyasa Flow

Bio

Kelsey first started practicing yoga while her soon to be husband was deployed to Afghanistan as a means to pass the time. Quickly, she fell in love with the practice and it became a part of her daily routine. After practicing for several years, she decided to pursue yoga full time and become a teacher.
Kelsey practiced under Laura Spaulding at Yoga East in Louisville, KY. She earned her 200-hour teacher training certificate in December of 2017, studying Hatha and Ashtanga. She then went on the teach at Yoga East as well as the local YMCA. She looks forward to continuing in her education of yoga and is grateful for the insight her teachers have shown her.
She strives to give her students an encouraging, safe, and renewed practice where they can grow in mind, body, and soul.

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LEIGH ANN

Education
New York University, Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapy
Rutgers University – BA in Psychology

Career
Clinical Instructor – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Clinical Operations Manager – Monarch, Cary NC

Yoga
Cary Hot Yoga’s Beginner Bishnu Ghosh Certified Instructor

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LISA

Education
M.A. Liberal Studies – Duke University
B.A. Liberal Studies – UNC Chapel Hill

Career
Duke University – Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness/Physical Education Instructor

Fitness
ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer
STOTT Pilates certified

Bio
Lisa Jindra is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at Duke University. She is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer, and also STOTT Pilates certified. She is a 30+ year veteran of the fitness industry, and has taught nearly every modality of group classes. Her philosophy of fitness is that it should be accessible, inclusive, and most of all- FUN!

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BLAKE

Education
Campbell University

Career
CB Capital Investment Group

Yoga
Hot 26 Bija – Bishnu Ghosh’s Beginner Yoga