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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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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JAIME

Education
Master of School Administration – East Carolina University
Elementary Education – Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
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Career
Assistant Principal – Wake County Public School System

Yoga
200 Hrs – Vinyasa Flow Instructor

Jaime enjoys teaching a Vinyasa style class (sacred space, Kryias, Sun A, Sun B, Sun C, core, balance, spine, hips, inversion). She also loves guiding students flow sequence from Yang to Yin, which is 20-30 minutes of vinyasa, as well as 20 minutes of yin poses. Jaime calls this “YinYasa”. For most teachers, a pose is just a pose. As an educator, Jaime treats every pose as a doorway, and a student who is willing to knock on, open, and go through that door has the potential to enter a room where Fate has provided an abundance of native plants from which that student can create a wreath to adorn a very door she just walked through.


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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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KRISTIN

Education
Wake Technical Community College

Career
Shockwave Medical – Field Clinical Specialist

Yoga
200 Hrs – Vinyasa Flow Instructor

Bio
Kristin is a North Carolina native, born and raised in the Apex/Cary area. Her yoga journey began over 15 years ago.
Kristin is known for her warm, sunny disposition and her adaptive yoga flows that are welcoming to any level yogi. Passionate for all styles of yoga and music, she creates an enjoyable ambiance for those who practice and share space with her.


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ALLISON

Education
UNC Greensboro

Career
Raleigh Camerata – Baroque Violin, Viola da Gamba, Viola d’Amore

Yoga
Ghosh/Bikram Yoga Instructor
doTERRA Essential Oils

Bio
Allison Willet is a professional musician who came to yoga to heal from performance injuries. She started practicing Bikram Yoga in 2014 and completed Teacher Training in 2017. She quickly learned that yoga had more than physical benefits to offer. The mental practice of yoga, the single-pointed focus and calm mind, has been a huge influence on the other aspects of her life.
In 2018, she also completed the Yin Teacher Training. She practices and teaches Bikram and Yin, and finds that Yin offers the perfect balance to the Yang practice of Bikram.
Allison performs professionally on modern violin, baroque violin, viola d’amore, and viola da gamba. She also teaches violin, viola, and piano in Wake Forest, NC,where she lives with her husband and three cats. Allison has the attitude of a life-long learner, and jumps into every new endeavor with full conviction.


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ERIN

Education

Career

Yoga
200 Hrs – Vinyasa Flow Instructor

Bio
Erin is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hr RYT) who teaches various styles of yoga; Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Slow Flow, Restorative and Yin. Her passion lies in tailoring yoga to suit your lifestyle. She truly believes incorporating a consistent yoga practice into your regular routine will affect positive change in all areas of your life. Her focus is awareness of body, breath and mind through stillness, flow and meditation.

Erin completed her 200hr training in 2016. Since then, she has audited and volunteered in assisting additional teacher trainings, finding much fulfillment in helping others on their own personal yoga journey. When it comes to her own personal practice, she goes back to her roots with Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow. Erin said, “Yoga taught me how to show up and that it doesn’t matter if I had a good or a bad day, if I was happy or mad, only that in that moment, on my mat, I was present… doing what I came to do, the very best way I could, and just that.”


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BLAKE

Education
Campbell University

Career
CB Capital Investment Group

Yoga
Hot 26 Bija – Bishnu Ghosh’s Beginner Yoga