Kesa has been practicing yoga since she was 13 years old. She has been attending Yoga Bliss as a student since 2010 and took over as Owner in 2016. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. She loves to bring a sense of fun, humor, and open mindedness to her yoga practice through her teachings and her music playlists. She believes in showing that, though yoga is a serious practice, there is still fun that can be had during a class. Kesa also likes to show her students that all body types are yoga bodies and any race or gender can practice yoga.
Born in Germany in the 70s, raised in the crazy 80s, Silke worked, studied, and built a family in the years following. She studied marketing in her thirties, and while finishing her thesis in 2005 she had her third child. Being a mum during the day and a student by night was simply too much, and that was the time yoga came into her life. She finished her first teacher training seven years later. After moving from Hungary to Tuscaloosa in 2015, she was offering yoga in German in town. She is also trained in Myofascial Release yoga, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, and yoga anatomy.
In her classes she focusses on body awareness, alignment, and the acceptance of personal limitations by using a variety of yoga and therapeutic styles and props. In her Restorative classes you will nourish and relax your body and mind.
Her affirmation for life: „A smile can change the world!”
Monica Pettus has been instructing pilates and yoga since 2009. She is pilates trained through AFAA, Leslie Bender, and FiTour. She is yoga trained through YogaFit. With over 200 hours of training as well as over 1800 hours of teaching experience in pilates and yoga she has experienced all types of students and has safely developed a progressive style. Monica loves both yoga and pilates because they are safe and effective for the body as well as lifelong. In 2011, Monica began contract work at the University of Alabama with the men's golf team and more recently adding the men's and women's basketball teams as well as women's gymnastics doing yoga and flexibility training. Monica practices yoga on a daily basis in a variety of ways. She loves the feeling of lengthening and stretching the body as well as the challenge of doing something new and different. In addition to yoga and pilates, Monica enjoys running, traveling, decorating, and spending time with her family and friends.
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