Teachers & Presenters

We are truly in awe of the amazing healers, activists, scholars, artists, and visionaries that want to share their knowledge and love with Floyd Yoga Jam!

We asked our teachers what they wanted participants to take away from their classes, workshops, and hikes.  Their responses say it all….



Alexandria Clark

Teall Transformation Yoga Studio
Virginia Beach, VA

“My Hope is in leaving my classes participants will feel rejuvenated, inspired, and happy. They will feel connected again.”

Ann-Marie Phillips

Anne-Marie's Yoga
Emerald Isle, NC

“I hope they learn something NEW, something FRESH, something about themselves. I want them to take home with them the JOY and Happiness Yoga brings.”

Amanda Myers

Rising Summit Health
Richmond, VA

“A deeper connection to, and knowledge of, their physical bodies in their asana practice, and how to use that information to deepen their practice.”

Art Taryan

Zen Steady
Alexandria, VA

“Connection with their spirits, appreciation for their bodies, open hearts, and relaxed minds.”

Bodhi Vasilopoulos

Silver Spring, MD

“Deeper connection to nature, plants, food and themselves.”

Barri DeFrancisci

Motion Collective on the Avenue
Baltimore, MD

“Connection with their spirits, appreciation for their bodies, open hearts, and relaxed minds.”

Carmelle Levia

Silver Spring, MD

“I hope to support them in connecting to their voice and the ability to sing as a tool for healing and connection to the divine.”

Chitra McDevitt

Chitra Yoga Therapy
Charlottesville, VA

“A felt experience of the healing power of yoga. And FUN!”

Chloe Craver

Lotus Acadamey
Winston-Salem, NC

“My intention is to guide participants into a meditative mind by way of exploring the possibilities of our beautiful, boundless bodies.”

Courtney Gendron

Charlotte, NC

Providing yoga to those that would otherwise not practice yoga.

Daina Fawn

Heathsville, VA

“I hope my students feel bliss, presence inside and out the prana flowing through their body balanced body mind and spirit feeling the divine essence.”

Danielle Stern

Bhav Brigade
Norfolk, VA

“A sense of community and pride.”

Dante Baker

I Accept
Reston, VA

“For participants to feel calm, relaxed, and tranquil.”

Debra Marks

Roanoke, VA

“As an offering of an alternative intervention to Western model of medicine and psychopharmocology. “

Dat Dude Jonny

Metta Mats
Philadelphia, PA

“I’m more concerned with what they leave behind when done. Together, we find community in letting go of what needs to be released.”

Detra Bennett

Down Dog Yoga & Wellness
Denver, NC

“I hope they take away a sense of gratitude, love, mindfulness and self worth along with their bodies feeling strong and amazing.”

Devin Dausin

Blacksburg, VA

“I hope they leave my class feeling better then when they arrived.”

Dr. Nick Atlas

Evolutionary Education, LLC
Becket, MA

“I hope participants take away a spirit of enchantment, tools to heal themselves and others, and a deepened sense of connection with nature.”

Dr. Mica Deckard, PhD

Virginia Community Yoga
Norfolk, VA

“An awareness of the injustices present in western yoga. The skills and knowledge to make their yoga socially just and trauma-informed.  And loving awareness.”

Dr. Saraswati Robin

Nourishing Life
Asheville, NC

“Presence, Practice and Peace. “

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian

PranaScience Institue
Mount Pleasant, SC

“Learn the science and traditional practice of pranayama. Take home some easy ways to incorporate breathing exercises into the routine.”


Richmond, VA

“Feel the vibrations of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to your practice.”

Ed & Maya Skopal

I-TAL Acres
Check, VA

“Empowerment. To remain simply in your Being. Connection with the natural world around you. To learn more about the plants and herbs. Trust. Love.”

Erin Sonn

Arlington, VA

“A profound sense of self-love and appreciation just as they are in that moment. Nothing needs to change.”

Erin Larsen

Erin Larsen Yoga
Fayetteville, WV

“The inspiration to slow down and tap into their body’s own innate wisdom to heal through breath and movement.”

Gina Hart-Smith

Huntington, WV

“Tools for accessing Self-Love and Compassion,  insight into the transformational power of the practices, peace of mind, body positivity, and FUN!”

Grace Millsap

Grace & Zen Within
Charlotte, NC

“With each class we teach, we hope our students walk away with a glimpse of their heart’s potential and connection to higher self.”

Hannah Levin

Heartfelt Wellbeing
Floyd, VA

“Inspiration about living in seasonal alignment with their individual super powers and trusting the messages from their bodies.”

Heather Chumley

Live Well
Chesterfield, VA

“Alignment cues, radical self acceptance, and a new understanding of self care.”

J Miles

Maha Vira Yoga
Richmond, VA

“I hope class participants will take from them all that they need, and nothing that they don’t.”

Jason Clemons

Fairlawn, VA

“An appreciation of the inner teacher, to celebrate their own deep interest, perhaps a spark of curiosity about the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”

Jeffery Tiebout

Sanctuary of the Light
Willis, VA

“Asana is a gateway into Yoga… Yoga is a tapestry that weaves together practices that can reveal the gem of Love that shines in every heart. We can live in freedom, peace beyond understanding, and Love. Yoga reveals our true Self. “

Jen Waine

Yoga, Astrology + Wellness Charlottesville, VA

“Peace, restoration, clarity, empowerment, deeper connection to self and larger forces.”

Jenn Mintz

In True Nature
Boston, VA

“Em-bodied with a sense of connection to and harmony with their true selves and something bigger that runs through us all.”

Jenn Newton

High Point Yoga School
High Point, NC

“A sense of strength and belonging. A knowing that they can do anything regardless of size, ability, or life circumstance.”

Jenn Hopper

Blacksburg, VA

“My intention for students is to leave the class better than when they entered it.  I hope they feel light and fulfilled.”

Jesse Cassady

The Grateful Yoga
Washington, DC

“To feel more. Not good or bad, but more. More feeling/awareness, Understanding, and Compassion, leads to intentional grace.”

Jessica Adams

Free Range Yoga VA
Lynchburg, VA

“A smile, sense of grounding, and better understanding of their body, mind, and spirit connection.”

Jessica Ruff

Jessica Ruff Yoga
Williamsburg, VA

“My intention in teaching is to lead practitioners to see beyond the mat and to the deeper reasons why we practice.”

Jessica Watson

Functional Bliss
Willis, VA

“A deeper mind body connection. A quieted mind and sense of ease in the physical body.”

Johnny Stowe

Elgin, SC

“I seek in all my Sahyinidra EcoYoga classes and Nature Walks to connect people to Mother Earth, of which we are all a part.”

Julia Basso

The Embodied Brain Lab
Blacksburg, VA

“Participants will gain knowledge about their body and brain and specifically learn about how yoga influences the nervous system.”

Justin Heter

Justin Heter Pan
Wilmington, NC

“I want students to experience yoga with live music and drumming as way to deepen their meditation, and to dance and have fun!”

Kaelyn Rogers

Upward Inertia
Boise, ID

“Excitement, camaraderie, increased belief in themselves and their body, a sense of accomplishment, and fun!”

Kat Harmon

Sol Harmony
Concord, NC

“I hope they take away the idea that their human bodies are brilliant and they know how to move to heal!”

Kathy Rivera

Tiny Warrior Wellness
Woodbridge, VA

“We can change our practices and rituals to harmonize with the seasons. Summer practice can still be potent without overheating and depleting the body.”

Katie Sutton & Josh Vogt

Zen Within Academy
Charlotte, NC

“Empowering students to tap into their inner wisdom and access their own unique gifts, allowing them to live as their authentic selves and manifest their true potential.”

Katie Wells

Interweave Conscious Movement Copper Hill, VA

“When dancing, we can re-pattern the self-judgements, and develop a more loving and authentic relationship with ourselves and each other.”

Kelly Bailey

Simpsonville, SC

“A deeper understanding of what their body and energy system is doing in each posture.”

Kelly Hayes

Unity Haven
Floyd, VA

“Connected within, with others, and their community. Knowing they have all they need within themselves to live life.”

Kelly Little

Yoga with Kelly & Green Pure Health
Gainesville, VA

“Experience a deeper connection between the mind, body, and breath – finding more ease, peace, balance, clarity, and love.”

Kevin May

Sacred StoryWeavers
Pittsburgh, PA

“I hope that participants will experience a harmonization of their Mind, Body and Spirit and activate a Flow State of Consciousness.”

Kilkenny Tremblay

Modern Mystic

“Participants leave with an indelible experience that provides profound & authentic knowledge about themself in body/mind/soul&/or psyche that was unknown before leaving them permanently shifted.”

Kim Henry

Wilmington, NC

“Peace of heart, body, mind and spirit. A renewed experience of how the breath transform yoga from a physical experience to a spiritual one.”

Leah Pegram

Her Sacred Circle
Little River, SC