Instructors

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    Alexa Stone

    Alexa started practicing Bikram Yoga in her hometown of Seattle at the age of 18 as a workout to compliment her fashion modeling. Only after moving to Mississippi in 2010 did she get introduced to Vinyasa Yoga. She quickly fell in love with the freedom of the Vinyasa style and also gained a new awareness […]

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    Alexa Stone

    Alexa started practicing Bikram Yoga in her hometown of Seattle at the age of 18 as a workout to compliment her fashion modeling. Only after moving to Mississippi in 2010 did she get introduced to Vinyasa Yoga. She quickly fell in love with the freedom of the Vinyasa style and also gained a new awareness of herself in body and mind. She decided to join Teacher Training in 2012. She has been teaching since and now is following her bliss by offering something beneficial and healthy to the community. Her goal is to help her students reach a higher level of awareness and mindfulness by practicing yoga. She loves to create fun yoga sequences in her classes with high energy music!

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    Lea Pickard

    Lea began practicing yoga over 15 years ago during graduate school to help relieve stress…and immediately fell in love! Having studied health in her academic career, she was amazed at the transformational ability of yoga on both body and mind.  Her practice developed over the years with a focus on the balance of strength and […]

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    Lea Pickard

    Lea began practicing yoga over 15 years ago during graduate school to help relieve stress…and immediately fell in love! Having studied health in her academic career, she was amazed at the transformational ability of yoga on both body and mind.  Her practice developed over the years with a focus on the balance of strength and flexibility that comes from combining posture and breath, and an awareness of living in the present moment. With a desire to deepen her practice, she embarked on teacher training and earned her RYT-200 in 2012. Through this training she gained a love of the playfulness of yoga and it’s ability to bring true joy to people’s lives.

     

    Lea’s classes combine her love of the benefits of yoga on the physical body with the ability to take powerful lessons off the mat and into the real world. Her instruction is designed to help people feel ease and comfort in their body in any type of posture. She loves to combine breath and movement to help students flow and release tension and stress—in particular in the neck, shoulders, and back.   Students inspire her to open her heart and mind every single day, which permeates into the themes she chooses to help focus her classes. These help students connect mind, body, and breath—all with a little laughter, fun, and theme-oriented, inspirational music.

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    Marci Williams

    As a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Marci was introduced to yoga through the fitness industry. She believes the purpose of exercise is to be stronger, fitter and healthier so that you can live life more fully. She loves how the postures in yoga build functional strength, increase flexibility and balance, and improve […]

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    Marci Williams

    As a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Marci was introduced to yoga through the fitness industry. She believes the purpose of exercise is to be stronger, fitter and healthier so that you can live life more fully. She loves how the postures in yoga build functional strength, increase flexibility and balance, and improve postural alignment in a way that no other “workout” can. She also loves how yoga pairs breath and movement, increasing body awareness and calming a busy mind.

     

    Marci is the mother of three children, a barefoot runner, and triathlete. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance training in 2015, and is finishing up a master’s degree in physical education.

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    Erica Bradshaw

    “The best things in life aren’t things” became my personal philosophy after the unexpected passing of my father. After his death; I coincidentally discovered yoga. I began practicing more frequently and really enjoyed the physical and mental changes that were happening to my body. My yoga practice allowed me to look within, and to discover […]

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    Erica Bradshaw

    “The best things in life aren’t things” became my personal philosophy after the unexpected passing of my father. After his death; I coincidentally discovered yoga. I began practicing more frequently and really enjoyed the physical and mental changes that were happening to my body. My yoga practice allowed me to look within, and to discover myself – something that I had never reflected on before.

    My philosophy, “The best things in life aren’t things” then took a different meaning after the birth of my daughter, Chelsie, and strengthened even further after the birth of my second daughter, Ashlyn.

    I decided I was ready to become an instructor. I knew that because I work full time, and I am a mom; that I could motivate and inspire people to take time for themselves – to nurture and strengthen their body, mind, and soul.

    As an RYT200, my focus as an instructor is to challenge the strength of the body, and push those limits to the fullest, without over working what our bodies are capable of. My greatest pleasure comes from helping students see their fullest potential and gaining more confidence in their yoga practice.

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    Ajilon Grothe

    Ajilon St. Pe’ is a Brandon, MS native and longtime yogi! Her practice of yoga began over 13 years ago. She initially was drawn to yoga for its physical practice alone but soon learned the immense healing and empowering properties it cultivated within its practitioners. While living in Hattiesburg, MS in 2016 Ajilon embarked on […]

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    Ajilon Grothe

    Ajilon St. Pe’ is a Brandon, MS native and longtime yogi! Her practice of yoga began over 13 years ago. She initially was drawn to yoga for its physical practice alone but soon learned the immense healing and empowering properties it cultivated within its practitioners. While living in Hattiesburg, MS in 2016 Ajilon embarked on her journey into becoming a certified RYT 200 yoga teacher. She completed her teacher training at The Yoga Room in Hattiesburg with Jordan Bloom in October and just completed a yoga therapeutics training with him in January. Through her teachings she aims to guide students to align the body and mind. Ajilon has been teaching second grade for the past eight years and also teaches kid’s yoga!

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    Haylie Hammet

    Haylie began her practice of yoga three years ago when she moved to the Jackson area. She completely fell in love with is after her first class. She has found that yoga is much more than just an exercise program, it is a way of life. She began to feel a sense of self acceptance […]

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    Haylie Hammet

    Haylie began her practice of yoga three years ago when she moved to the Jackson area. She completely fell in love with is after her first class. She has found that yoga is much more than just an exercise program, it is a way of life. She began to feel a sense of self acceptance and self love in a way she never felt before. Yoga has taught her to let go of the past and live fully in the present. It is not only exercise for the body but is also magical for the mind and soul. Haylie was completely inspired by the practice of yoga, her instructors and fellow yogis that she felt that she had to teach the magic of yoga to others. Hoping that she would inspire and strengthen many souls through the journey of life. Her favorite quote is “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” Dr. Maya Angelou

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    Jane Oliver Dickson

    Jane Oliver was introduced to yoga during her college years and began practicing regularly with M Theory in May of 2016 as a way to seek self-exploration and to relieve stress.  After her first class at M Theory she completely fell in love with the beauty of the Vinyasa style practice.  With a background in ballet and […]

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    Jane Oliver Dickson

    Jane Oliver was introduced to yoga during her college years and began practicing regularly with M Theory in May of 2016 as a way to seek self-exploration and to relieve stress.  After her first class at M Theory she completely fell in love with the beauty of the Vinyasa style practice.  With a background in ballet and modern dance, Jane Oliver came to the mat with a curiosity to discover new ways to connect the physical mind and body. Jane Oliver offers a compassionate teaching style with a down to earth approach.  Her mission is to create a positive, calm and creative environment that allows her students to open up to intuitive pathways of self discovery, self inquiry and growth both on and off the mat.

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    Asher Beam

    Asher began practicing yoga in 2005 and instantly found it brought focus to her busy lifestyle. She completed her Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training in 2011, and has enjoyed sharing the fun and challenge of yoga to others ever since. Asher’s professional background and education in radiologic technology and magnetic resonance imaging give her a […]

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    Asher Beam
    • Asher began practicing yoga in 2005 and instantly found it brought focus to her busy lifestyle. She completed her Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training in 2011, and has enjoyed sharing the fun and challenge of yoga to others ever since. Asher’s professional background and education in radiologic technology and magnetic resonance imaging give her a special insight into the workings of the human body. Asher’s classes are energetic, fun, filled with her love of anatomy and laughter.
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    Seena Haines

    Seena began her practice of yoga nearly two years ago inspired by a pharmacy colleague who recommended the practice as a source of providing stress relief. She instantly fell in love and felt the impact of the mind body connection created and deepened with continued practice. Other benefits quickly realized were core strengthening and stamina […]

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    Seena Haines

    Seena began her practice of yoga nearly two years ago inspired by a pharmacy colleague who recommended the practice as a source of providing stress relief. She instantly fell in love and felt the impact of the mind body connection created and deepened with continued practice. Other benefits quickly realized were core strengthening and stamina building providing benefits in other routine exercise and mindfulness practices. The M Theory community has become her  home that promotes self-love, self-acceptance and community engagement. Teaching yoga to others has become an extension of her teaching craft as a long-time pharmacist academician. Health is not just about what you’re eating or doing, it’s also about what you’re thinking, feeling and saying and the beauty of this practice nourishes your mind, body and soul.  Take time to make your soul happy! “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis.  This is the beauty of yoga!