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 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.
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.
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 frustrated. 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!'
Carlie is a E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and YACEP yoga teacher. She studied under Rolf Gates because she loves how his yoga sequencing flows so easily. She initally fell in love with vinyasa hot yoga because it is challenging and helps her get into her zone. She enjoys designing classes with fun playlists and dynamic flow. In her spare time she enjoys being at home. She's a mother to a lovely nineteen year old and is married to her best friend. She has two kittens - Princess Paddy and Mister Mittens. She regularly buys too many plants and rearranges her furniture.
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.
Kyra is an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher, teacher trainer for Rolf Gates, certified Yoga for Osteoporosis teacher, and Pilates teacher of teachers. She is the former owner of Yoga Masala and Masala on Main, Columbia’s first hot vinyasa studios. A native of Columbia, Kyra is also a bit of a unicorn. Before coming to yoga, she had a 17 year career with Boston Ballet. She rose up through the ranks from apprentice to principal dancer retiring at the age of 35. A long career for a dancer! During her career she had several injuries that sent her to physical therapy, Pilates, and ultimately yoga. She received her Pilates certification from Romana’s Pilates in 2000, studying at the feet of Romana herself, one of Joseph Pilates' original students.
She received her yoga training from Todd Norian in 2004 and her 500 hour designation from Rolf Gates in 2008. In 2011 she began leading teacher trainings in the Vinyasa style of Rolf Gates. His style combines safe flowing movement, Buddhist philosophy, study of the ancient traditions of yoga and meditation.
Recently she completed her Yoga of Osteoporosis training with Dr. Loren Fishman, MD, professor at Columbia Medical School and the medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a pioneer in integrative medicine and author of many books highlighting the medical potential of yoga.
Having lived a rich and full life, she is now devoted to guiding others to experience the power and beauty of their own human form. She believes there is no better place to call home than the body, the temple of your spirit.