Owner/ Heated Flow/ Mindful Yoga/ Private sessions
Ferris is the owner/founder of Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia and a Masters degree in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After graduating from Chapel Hill, Ferris accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the School of Physical Therapy where she taught for four years.
Ferris began a disciplined yoga practice in 2008 after discovering Hot Yatra Yoga. She studied under Allison Lindquist and received her RYT-200 in June 2012. In addition, Ferris has studied with Jnani Chapman, at Satchidananda Ashram in the Integral Yoga Teacher Program. She has completed Level 1 of training in Yoga Therapy for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness.
Ferris’s yoga classes are structured, and yet organic. She integrates her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with ancient yogic methods and philosophy to create a transformative experience for all people, regardless of their physical abilities. Ferris is excited to bring Hot Yatra Yoga to Asheville. She believes this unique form of yoga is not just about mat mechanics. She describes Hot Yatra as a pathway into our most pure self.
Ferris is a licensed Physical Therapist in both North and South Carolina, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Yoga Alliance (YA), and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Social Media/ Heated Flow Instructor
Tucker graduated from the 300+ hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training. Tucker is a devoted and passionate practitioner of yoga and hopes to open others up to what he has discovered through years of practice. Through his pursuit of Yoga he learned to be more patient and less absorbed in results and expectations. His teachers and his search inward have introduced him to vegetarianism and a healthier lifestyle while reuniting him with a spirituality and creativity he had not previously experienced. To share these gifts and facilitate people on their personal path to enlightenment is his ultimate goal. As a former Division 1 collegiate swimmer and now runner and rock climber, Tucker teaches from experience with the human body and uses the wisdom passed down from his teachers to incorporate theory and practice in yoga classes. Tucker is Anjali’s social media guru, and we are so grateful he can portray our energy into your social media feeds!
Hot Flow instructor
Eva Vega is a Yoga Instructor (300RYT), Health Coach, and Fitness Instructor. She has been teaching Yoga since 2005 and was trained in and is certified in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as created by Larry Schultz. She has continued her education and is certified in Progressive Ashtanga Yoga, Budokon Yoga, PiYo, Booty Barre and the Will Power Method. She is the creator of BalaBands and All Kinds of Strong, unique classes that incorporate fitness, yoga and mindfulness. These classes are fun, challenging and complement your Yoga practice. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, adding a bigger scope of practice. Helping students create a balanced lifestyle, her classes are fun, and save. Her soothing voice will bring her students to their deepest level.
Heated Flow Instructor
Chantal was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. With a french father and Irish mother, she grew up bi-lingual, influencing her pursuit of academic studies in French, Spanish, and Sociology. Chantal is a world traveler and spent two years exploring South America and New Zealand, settling in the heart of the Bolivian jungle to volunteer with Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) animal refuge.
Chantal recently co-founded an initiative (BALTA) to prevent further deforestation and promote sustainable businesses in Bolivia. After moving to Asheville over 2 years ago, Chantal has been teaching at a hot yoga studio in Hendersonville NC and more recently opened a mobile coffee shop in the area called Le Bon Cafe. She is an experienced holistic massage therapist and completed her yoga teaching training (RYT200) in Dharamsala, India 3 years ago. Chantal has been practicing various styles of yoga for over 6 years, from Hatha to Vinyasa to Ashtanga to Bikhram, and is excited to continue her journey here with the Anjali community.
Sarah Jean Couture
Heated Flow Instructor
My eyes were first opened to the miracle of yoga while studying Anthropology in New Zealand. I got an opportunity teach my first yoga class to a group of travelers on a beach in Fiji, and saw that I could bring light and levity into others lives through yoga. While living in New York City, I became enthralled with Jivamukti and continued to study this lineage in New Orleans.
The universe presented
opportunities to teach yoga in South America, while teaching sex-ed in brothels in Peru, and in New Orleans, while living at the Himalaya Society’s commune. My class at Anjali Yoga will be a rigorous yet spiritual yoga practice. I work as a Spanish teacher during the day, and really look forward to using my teaching skills and love of yoga to help practitioners enhance their standard of living, on and off the mat.
Heated Flow Instructor
My yoga practice began in 2007, as a student at Appalachian State in Boone, NC. I was initially drawn in to class by how GOOD it felt in my body and later found that the mental and spiritual exploration encouraged in yoga were altering my perspective and, in short, making me a better person. After college, I spent a year teaching English in the Marshall Islands, where I had my mat but no yoga studio. So, I discovered the creativity and growth that my personal practice sparked—and I knew that when I got back to the US, I would become certified to teach yoga. When I moved to Asheville, I got my 200 hr certification from Asheville Yoga Center, and received additional training from the former Go Yoga of Asheville’s Renegade Hearts Baptiste Power Yoga training program. Hot Power Yoga has really resonated with me in the last few years, and has been the base of my practice and teaching style.
Instructors who I met through my yoga teacher training also shined light on the connection between yoga and physical therapy- and my interest in anatomy and wellness and the capability of our bodies to heal themselves through intentional movement led me to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. As a teacher, my intention is to bring these benefits to students through vinyasa flow classes that provide a physical challenge, invite self-inquiry, and encourage constant growth.
Manager/ Heated Flow Instructor/ Private sessions
Kate Lundquist grew up as a dancer in Boston, MA, and started yoga as a means to become more flexible and focused for dance. Upon receiving her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from White Lotus Foundation in 2009, she moved to Berkeley, California, where she taught at several studios including Corepower Yoga. She studied with a variety of teachers, including Ganga White, Tracey Rich, Kofi Busia, Seane Corn and Shiva Rea. She recently completed her 500 hour Therapeutically Oriented teacher certification at Asheville Yoga Center and loves applying alignment and therapeutic concepts into her heated flow classes. Kate is happy to be the manager of Anjali!
Heated Flow Instructor/ Yin yoga instructor
Lindsay Fields has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2009. With strong roots in the lineage of Bishnu Ghosh (otherwise known as Hot Yoga) and an ever-increasing knowledge of anatomy and the therapeutic applications of yoga, Lindsay’s curious nature and dedication to the practice has resulted in an expansive and creative approach to Yoga.
In her weekly Hot Yoga classes students can experience a playful, challenging class that is both nurturing and transformative. Classes are sequenced as a flow of yoga poses linked with the breath (vinyasa) and usually include a physical focus (i.e. hips or upper body), an energetic focus or theme (i.e. grounding, opening, or devotion), practices for the mind (mindfulness, concentration, visualization), breath work, and always finish with deep relaxation in a blissful savasana.
Lindsay’s personal yoga philosophy is that when we are happy, whole, and loving of ourselves, we have the ability to live with greater purpose. Yoga is the time-tested tool to help us live and serve our highest possibility.
Find out more about Lindsay at http://lindsayfields.com
Mindful Yoga Instructor
John entered the world of yoga through meditation in his late teens, largely through self-study. He started the asana practice of yoga in the mid-1990s after attending continuing education for his professional licensure as a counselor. Through self-study and continuing education courses specific to the therapeutic applications of yoga, meditation and other insight practices, John became interested in combining eastern traditions emphasizing unity and the western approach emphasizing reduction-ism and specialization.
John became fully committed to the full practice of yoga in 2010 when the opportunity presented itself in the form of life change that allowed for time, self-evaluation and self-discovery. For John yoga is a continual, moment by moment practice that is infused in every area of life from thought, sensation and emotion to the physical, spiritual and ethical foundations of being. John is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) through the Yoga Alliance. He is a graduate of Subtle Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals, through Subtle Health, LLC in Asheville, NC. He studied with Kristine Kaoverii Weber, the founder of Subtle Yoga. The Subtle Yoga model is accessible to all people, mindfully incorporating traditional yoga with evidence based health practice. It integrates personal growth and health using breath-work, meditation, philosophy, and asanas. John specializes in using hypnosis, coaching, yoga, meditation, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioral approaches as a vehicle to facilitate change, personal growth, health and wellness.
Heated Flow instructor
As a trained dancer, Emma was introduced to yoga through one of her dance professors while attending the University of Georgia. She quickly found similarities in movement between yoga and her dance training and immediately fell in love with the art and practice of yoga. She’s been practicing yoga since 2008 and received her 200-hr YTT at Zanti Power Yoga in Greenville, SC in 2013. Emma teaches a flow style class that is upbeat and fun! She has also worked extensively with people with special needs, adapting a modified vinyasa class for her special needs students. Emma is excited that her yoga journey has brought her to Asheville, where she recently completed her 300-hr Therapeutically Oriented yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center.
Hot Flow Instructor
In 1974, Rosie took her first yoga class in Coconut Grove, Florida. Her instructor was Eve Diskin-then the Director of the American Institute of Yoga. During college and for a short time after, Rosie concentrated on her ballet studies, incorporating her yogic knowledge into her ballet exercises. For the next ten years, she began an intense practice incorporating Bikram and The Barkan Method under the guidance of Jimmy Barkan in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rosie is certified in Pre-natal yoga, Vinyasa Flow yoga,Children’s Yoga and has her 500-hour ERYT from Yoga Alliance.Rosie likes to mimic the challenges we face in real life on the mat, practicing how to share compassion and kindness in everything we do!
Heated Flow Instructor
Karen First discovered yoga in 2009 when looking for a solution to back problems she was experiencing due to several years of working as a hair stylist. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with yoga—not only for its physical benefits, but for its mental benefits as well. Excited to share these benefits with as many people as possible, Karen completed her 200 hour teacher training through YogaWorks in February of 2012 and received her 500 hour RYT in December 2015, studying under world-renowned yoga instructor Natasha Rizopoulos. As an avid runner and swimmer, Karen takes her passion for physical exercise on to the mat, guiding students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility. With innovative sequencing and creative transitions – as well as a strong focus on proper alignment – students remain focused and engaged throughout their entire practice. Karen invites you to come to her class with an open mind about what your body can do so that you can learn, discover and most importantly, enjoy yourself. With constant attention being brought back to the breath, you will leave her class feeling centered and strong.
When not on her mat, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, future yogis in the making.
South Forest Shopping Center
780 Hendersonville Road