Christina O'Brien Practitioner of Yoga and Meditation, Ordained Minister 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. The final result is self realization.
Christina has been studying Yoga for over 19 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 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 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 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.
As a long time yoga practitoner Japa found her kundalini yoga teacher in 2015 when she was working in production on Wanderlust Yoga Festival. Her first experience cracked her open and Japa realized there was something that she was deeply craving in her practice. Japa trained at Rama Institute For Applied Yogic Science and Technology in Los Angeles. Over the years as a yoga teacher, Japa would go on tour with bands and teach yoga on the road. She realized the impact yoga makes and how every single person on the planet needs it to support their overall well being. It was then she chose to dedicate her life to being of service through this practice and helping others understand the teachings and practice of kundalini yoga.
Mitzi Cross is a Spiritual Counselor, playwright, poet, novelist and fine art photographer. Her writing and photography have appeared in several publications throughout the South, and she has a private practice as a Spiritual Counselor.
Mitzi had a near death experience in her youth that would change her life forever. This experience pierced the veil between the worlds and allowed Mitzi to become a conduit for healing. She was first guided to work specifically with sexual abuse survivors and survivors of domestic violence, through the use of creative writing, breathing , yoga and role play, she has led memoir writing, poetry and creative writing groups for over 20 years. Mitzi is completely dedicated to using her writing, photography, energy medicine, yoga, guided imagery and integrated breath work to assist others along his or her path to becoming ones' authentic self.
Courtney began her yoga journey in her earlier life and returned to it just a few years ago. Her first class she knew in her heart she had found a home in YOD! She had tried multiple other ways of working out and living a healthier lifestyle and nothing was sticking. Courtney quickly began attending multiple classes every week and thirsting for more. She began researching and reading about the practice of the 8 Limbs, the Chakras and how Yoga works for everyone willing to give it the attention that is needed and deserved in order to live the best life possible. Courtney is eager to continue to practice, learn, teach and spread the word of how this experience can be life changing if you spend the time on yourself!