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Corazon Yoga Teachers

At Corazon Holistic Health, we pride ourselves in having some of the most highly trained yoga teachers in Columbia. We hope you will take advantage of our $30 for 30 days unlimited yoga for new students and try classes with us!

Meet YOUR Yoga Team 

Juliet Hewitt

Juliet is a E-RYT 500 Yoga teacher, YACEP, and a certified personal trainer.  Juliet’s path to yoga started in 2000 when after 10 years of teaching group fitness, her Columbia YMCA supervisor convinced her to take a weekend teacher training program. That weekend training program sparked her passion to learn more about yoga and share what she had learned with others. Since then, Juliet has had the great fortune to study with many amazing teachers. She completed a teacher certification program with Holy Cow Yoga in 2003 and with Carolina Yoga in 2009. She held an Anusara-Inspired certification from 2007 until April 2012. In 2016, she studied with Jill Miller, and became a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher learning how to add therapy balls and corrective exercises into her yoga classes. She has also studied yoga as therapy extensively with Doug Keller and yoga for scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller.

Juliet teaches an alignment-based yoga practice with an emphasis on taking the body through a full range of motion eliminating pain, strengthening musculature around the joints, and down-regulating the nervous system. Her goal as a teacher is to create a fun, safe environment for you to explore connecting your body and mind.

Bio-Juliet

Sharon Bass

Sharon began her yoga practice in 2007 when a coworker had shared that yoga helped her back pain. After attending one class, Sharon realized that yoga was more than just a body in motion - it became a lifestyle. She retired from a 35+ year career as an RN in June 2015. Her interest in meditation led her to become a certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor from The Chopra Center in October 2014. She completed Rasika Yoga Teacher Training in November 2015 and have been teaching ever since. Upon teaching, she loves to continue taking workshops and attends yearly retreats.

Bio-Sharon
Bio-Missy LeAna

Missy LeAna Jones

Missy LeAna started practicing yoga in 2014. She received her 200 hour Certification in July 2018  and her 500 hour Certification in 2020 from Asheville Yoga Center, and her RYT 200 from the Yoga Alliance in August 2018.  She opened her own yoga studio, Inscape Yoga, in November 2019 and closed the brick-and-mortar building for Inscape Yoga in July 2022 to pursue a Certification in  Yoga Therapy. 

After working for decades, first as a waitress, various desk jobs, night school, and eventually progressing to a paralegal degree/career, she found herself tired, burned out, and frustra
ted. Yoga became her safety net and bliss.  As her practice continued, it became her passion.  She felt driven to learn more, do more, give more back.

 

"My yoga journey has been both brutal and beautiful…Brutiful.  To leave a state job, with decent pay and good benefits, that I had served in for over 10 years, and start over from scratch, was both terrifying and exhilarating. With the loving support and encouragement of my husband, family members, and countless friends and mentors in and out of the yoga community, I decided to take my shot, turn in my notice at work, and pack up my cubicle.  So many people to thank, so little space.  You know who you are - Thank You!'

Bio-Pam

Pam Rodriguez

Pam is a native to South Carolina, currently residing in the Northeast. She is a wife, the mother of three adult children and two cats. She discovered yoga when a forward thinking counselor sent her to attend yoga classes as part of her treatment plan. She declared that she would hate every second of it. Needless to say, that first step into a class set Pam on a continuous journey which has been ongoing for thirty years.

In 2017, Pam decided to take her practice further and registered for the 200 hour yoga teacher training with Rolf Gates and Kyra Strasberg. Her love for yoga grew as her knowledge grew. Recently, she received her certification as a trauma-informed yoga teacher as well as a Reiki Master Teacher. Deepening her practice even more, she is starting her 300 hour yoga teacher training with Sahki Yoga school in September of 2023.

When she is not teaching, Pam enjoys reading, throwing pottery, running, painting and spending time with her family and friends.

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Carol Caulk

Carol is a RYT 200 yoga teacher and certified wall yoga instructor.  In her younger years, she was thin but ate “like a teenager” and did not exercise until she went through post-partum depression after the birth of her third child.  A friend invited her to the gym and there was no looking back.  She has participated in all sorts of fitness from spin, weight lifting, boxing, barre classes, hiking, and long distance running.  Carol’s path to yoga began in 2010 after sustaining multiple long distance running injuries, IT Band issues, etc.  She began practicing yoga at Yoga Masala and has been practicing ever since.  In 2022, she followed her heart to pursue further yoga education and traveled to Costa Rica to study under Marianne Wells.   Marianne has studied under numerous teachers including B.K.S. Iyengar.  Carol continues to study and learn every day so she can share her experiences with her clients.

Carol was taught and teaches that all yoga poses originate from the spine. She works to move your spine six ways in every class you will take with her. She focuses on breath with movement and diaphragmatic exercises; as well as pelvic floor, core and strength building.  She closes out each practice with a guided meditation.

 

Trudie Wierts

Trudie discovered the benefits of yoga in 2000 when she took a pre-natal yoga class in her home country The Netherlands. She continued to take classes and workshops after she moved  to the US with her family in 2006. She completed the Rasika Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and has been teaching and following workshops with different teachers and studios ever since. She teaches alignment-based yoga and is especially interested in Restorative & Gentle Yoga, Ayurveda and Nutrition. She is also certified as a  Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor.

Bio-Trudie
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