Christina O'Brien E-RYT


Christina O'Brien E-RYT and owner of Yoga Of Dickson is a clairvoyant teacher guided by her intuition. She connects with her students as a group or individually, creating a practice with the intention of balance. Christina’s voice speaks to the hearts of her students guiding them to healing. She assists and adjusts her students when needed in order to help them feel their alignment fully. You will learn the 8-Limbs, history and philosophy of yoga. Most importantly, you will learn the science of what’s happening in your body throughout the practice. Christina uses her knowledge in chakra work, color therapy, energy healing, assertiveness, and aromatherapy to help students on and off the mat. She is known as well for her work in recovery from childhood abuse and traumas, post traumatic stress disorder, postpartum depression, anxiety, addiction etc.. All work leads to students meditating.

Christina has been studying Yoga for over 15 years now. She became certified through Nancy Wile Ed.D. E-RYT, founder of Yoga Education Institute (Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance). She is certified through Doreen Virtue in assertiveness and angel card reading. Christina is certified in Aromatherapy through American Institute of Unani Medicine as well.  

In addition to her Yoga studies, she has an associates degree in Photography and Graphic Design (Visual Communications). Christina continues her teachings through workshops, classes, speaking engagements and one-on-one private practice.  Christina is currently a student of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons founded by Paramahansa Yogananda. 

Connie Ethridge RYT


Connie 64 years young, graduated from Atlanta School of Massage in 1989 and is currently licensed in the state of Tennessee. She taught massage therapy for six years at High Tech Institute in Donelson, TN, 

graduating over 500 students.

After the death of her husband in 2012, she attended yoga classes to help initiate the healing process. Feeling lost and out of shape, yoga began to aid and assist by catapulting her mind, body and spirit to new heights.

Finishing her studies at Yoga of Dickson in May 2014, Connie is now combining her knowledge in Massage and Yoga.   Connie is currently a student of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons founded by: Paramahansa Yogananda. 

Laurie Perkins RYT


Laurie became interested in Yoga about 10 years ago after a knee injury and two knee surgeries, leaving her unable to maintain her running routine. Despite surgery and much physical therapy, she was unable to run or kneel on her right knee. Yoga has allowed her to lengthen her leg muscles and strengthen her knee making running and kneeling possible again. As an avid reader, Laurie was also influenced to try Yoga by authors such as Steven Cope, author of 'The Wisdom of Yoga' and Deepak Chopra, MD, author of Perfect Health, 'The Complete Mind Body Guide'. 

Alicia Trotter RYT


Alicia studied Nursing at Tennessee Technological University and earned her BSN in May 2005. She has always had a passion for health and nutrition. She helps individuals with learning about proper nutrition and healing through food. When she herself became ill with Adrenal Fatigue in the fall of 2012, it was her Yoga practice that helped to heal her. This healing has deepened her desire to not only practice Yoga on a personal level, but also to teach Yoga. Her desire is to help others find healing within their own body through meditation and a consistent Yoga practice.

Barbara Pearlin RYT


Barbara has practiced yoga for 17 years and has been teaching for 6. Barbara completed her 200 hour teacher training at Kali Yuga Yoga in Nashville and is currently pursuing her 300 hour teacher certification. Barbara teaches vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga. She is also a holistic health coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a certified reikimaster, a personal trainer, and a hula hoop dancer. She likes to weave yogic philosophy into her classes and highlight specific teachings that have been meaningful for her in her own yoga journey.

Barry Sowder


Barry has over 15 years experience teaching the foundational principles of yoga at Lake Center Yoga in Longwood, Florida. He has recently moved to the Dickson area and is now a student and  teacher at Yoga of Dickson.  He has over 750 hours of education in Anusara Yoga.