Instructors

  • Alexa Morrison

    Alexa started practicing 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 […]

  • Alexa Morrison

    Alexa started practicing 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!

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Avery Forbes

    Avery began her yoga practice in 2013 as a way to mitigate the effects of training for a half marathon. What she found was a community of people who would change her life for the better. She found that yoga helped her in every area of her life, not just physically. She found out in […]

  • Avery Forbes

    Avery began her yoga practice in 2013 as a way to mitigate the effects of training for a half marathon. What she found was a community of people who would change her life for the better. She found that yoga helped her in every area of her life, not just physically. She found out in a real way that “yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself” and that the awareness that vinyasa yoga brings to all aspects of life is the most beneficial part of the practice. Avery’s classes are fun flows paired with her favorite music, designed to help her students leave the outside world for a while and focus on their practice and their breath.

  • 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 […]

  • 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!

  • Lauren McMillin

    Lauren began practicing yoga in college and completed her 200-hour Hatha-Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Southern Star Yoga Center in Oxford, Miss., in 2017. With a background in dance, Lauren was captivated by the movement patterns found in yoga, soon discovering its transformational impact on her mind and soul. After working in both professional and […]

  • Lauren McMillin

    Lauren began practicing yoga in college and completed her 200-hour Hatha-Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Southern Star Yoga Center in Oxford, Miss., in 2017. With a background in dance, Lauren was captivated by the movement patterns found in yoga, soon discovering its transformational impact on her mind and soul. After working in both professional and collegiate athletics, Lauren saw the ways in which yoga could benefit athletes of all levels – regardless of age, experience, or injury.

    With certifications in Katherine Roberts’ Human Performance for Athletes™ and Yoga for Golfers®, Lauren’s focus is to help students cultivate integrated joint and muscle stabilization, improved balance mobility, and greater range of motion, all while developing an inner awareness and conditioning the mind for life beyond the mat.

  • Susan Herring

    Susan began practicing yoga in 2015 after taking a class on vacation. Returning home, she discovered M Theory and began taking classes often. Having a background as a licensed counselor, she immediately became fascinated with the mind body connection in the practice of yoga. She particularly loves the way that mindfulness and awareness on the […]

  • Susan Herring

    Susan began practicing yoga in 2015 after taking a class on vacation. Returning home, she discovered M Theory and began taking classes often. Having a background as a licensed counselor, she immediately became fascinated with the mind body connection in the practice of yoga. She particularly loves the way that mindfulness and awareness on the mat translates to the same in life off the mat. She completed teacher training in 2017. As part of her teacher training, she became an Embody Love Movement facilitator, leading workshops which use yoga and group conversation to help women to see their worth and encourage each individual to make a difference in the ways that are important to her. In her classes, Susan’s goal is to create compassionate awareness and an opportunity to feel great through movement.

  • Leigh Campbell

    Leigh believes movement is medicine. She completed her 200 hour RYT at M Theory in 2019 and an anatomy-based LYT Yoga 200 hr online training in 2020. With a background in college swimming and triathlon, she sought a connection to self that complements the physicality of training. Leigh discovered her yoga practice in medical school […]

  • Leigh Campbell

    Leigh believes movement is medicine. She completed her 200 hour RYT at M Theory in 2019 and an anatomy-based LYT Yoga 200 hr online training in 2020. With a background in college swimming and triathlon, she sought a connection to self that complements the physicality of training. Leigh discovered her yoga practice in medical school as the pillars of a hollistic yoga approach integrated with her studies in anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Through a blend of allopathic medicine and yoga, she successfully overcame years of infertility to give birth to twin girls.

    Leigh also completed her 95 hour yoga and mindfulness teacher training with Little Flower Yoga in 2020 that fused well with her background as a pediatrician. Using play and imagination, she enables children to discover yoga early as a tool to manage their unique challenges with poise, strength, and confidence. She conveys to them what she found herself- yoga gives stability when life is unpredictable, and endurance when it can be trying.

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  • Ashley Hossley

    Ashley Hossley began practicing vinyasa style yoga in 2016 and instantly fell in love with the physical and mental transformation yoga provided her. She decided to take her practice deeper by completing her Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training in 2018. Ashley’s professional and educational background in physical therapy allows her to incorporate and focus on […]

  • Ashley Hossley

    Ashley Hossley began practicing vinyasa style yoga in 2016 and instantly fell in love with the physical and mental transformation yoga provided her. She decided to take her practice deeper by completing her Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training in 2018. Ashley’s professional and educational background in physical therapy allows her to incorporate and focus on anatomy, alignment, and balance in her classes. She also likes to emphasize self-care and meditation by incorporating poses that connect the mind, body and breath. When she isn’t practicing or teaching yoga, she loves to spend time with her husband and four fur babies: Gracie, Jazzi, Remi and Voodoo.

  • Elizabeth Perrett
    Elizabeth Perrett

    Elizabeth’s yoga journey began as a way to calm her monkey mind and decompress after the workday. Within a few months, yoga unexpectedly became a packaged deal; a one stop shop for mental and physical transformation while not being judgmental. Better than therapy! She quickly realized that yoga is more than mindful movement; it is […]

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    Elizabeth Perrett

    Elizabeth’s yoga journey began as a way to calm her monkey mind and decompress after the workday. Within a few months, yoga unexpectedly became a packaged deal; a one stop shop for mental and physical transformation while not being judgmental. Better than therapy! She quickly realized that yoga is more than mindful movement; it is a community that exudes kindness, calmness and healing. Elizabeth completed her RYT200 in 2018 while expecting her daughter, Reed. “In many ways, yoga is a practice not of building, but of uncovering. It is the ultimate excavation tool for the soul.” Baron Baptiste.