Carrollton Community Yoga
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                                   Maria                              Lisa              Terra                   Angie              Nicole             Christi
 
 
 
 
    Lisa Duffey has been practicing Yoga since 1998 and can't imagine her life without this practice. She believes Yoga began her path of exploring the connection between mind, body and spirit and finding that place within yourself where there is stillness and peace. Yoga, therefore, is a constant practice both on and off the Yoga mat. Lisa is certified by Yoga Alliance and completed a 200 hour training through the Tallapoosa Center of Inner Arts in 2003. She also completed a Vinyasa Teacher training and Restorative Teacher training through Asheville Yoga Center, both in 2008. In 2010, Lisa became certified in Thai Yoga Body Therapy. Lisa blends many styles of Yoga in her practice and ultimately believes that poses and postures are "shapes" we make with our bodies to fill with our breath. Therefore, any one can do Yoga; with the "shape" being less important than the breath in the shape.

Lisa feels extremely grateful to have studied with Karen Sifton, Stephanie Keach, and Cora Wen. She has also been influenced by Erich Schiffman and Seane Corn. Lisa has taught through the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department, the Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts, Tanner Medical Center, various private classes and is the host of "Yoga for EveryBody," a television program on the State University of West Georgia's UTV-13.

As well as teaching Yoga, Lisa is the mother of two awesome children, Flora and Arlo, and manages a local restaurant. Lisa has a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development and a Master's degree in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology.

 

     Angie Pace has been practicing yoga for 11 years and completed a 200 hour teacher training certification in 2005 at the Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts in Carrollton, Georgia. She is eternally grateful to her teachers, Karen Sifton and Roger Hornsby. Since then she has shared her love for yoga by teaching classes for at risk adolescent girls groups, children's art camps, recreational centers, gyms, and private lessons. Angie's down to earth teaching style blends several types of yoga, such as vinyasa, iyengar, and ashtanga with the intention of helping her students tap into the mind/body connection for better physical and mental health. Angie has completed a thai yoga massage training and has attended yoga workshops led by Karen Sifton, Roger Hornsby, and Cora Wen. She graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2000 with her master's degree in psychology.

 

       Maria Gerhardt Grant started practicing yoga in Sweden in 1997, but it was not until she moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2003 that she got a chance to deepen her studies. Maria practiced with many different teachers and tried a wide array of yoga styles from Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram, Anusara, and Ashtanga to Yinyoga, but was mostly drawn to classes more loosely labeled “Hatha,” which allowed for a freer interpretation of what yoga can offer. Her studies culminated in 2004 with a 250 hours teacher training at the Providence Institute, which emphasized how to make yoga a holistically healing and nurturing practice for all people. The teacher training also offered an opportunity to study yogic texts and philosophy—something Maria now feels permeates not only her teachings, but all of her life.

Upon finishing her studies she started teaching at different studios around Tucson, but also in a home for young women with eating disorders and in a retirement complex where she offered “chair yoga.” Since moving to Carrollton in 2007 she has on and off been teaching out of her home, and occasionally at the Cultural Arts and Recreation Center. For the past two years, she has been teaching three to five classes / week at CCY.

Maria’s classes vary from being physically very gentle to quite vigorous and challenging, but what they all have in common is an emphasis on mindfulness and breath awareness.