Instructor Appreciation Blog Post

Thank you for participating in our Community Instructor Appreciation Blog Post.

You can help one of our amazing teachers win a $100 gift card!

As our Community grows, we want to make you an active part of our culture and experience. Aerial Yoga is truly an experience. Your guides on the side, our AMAZING team of teachers, make this experience possible. We want to thank them and share your praise, which will in-turn help people learn more about our amazing community, vibes, and culture.

Now, this is not a contest for who's the best, or who's strongest, or who's most experienced. This is merely a thank you and appreciation post and a call to action to share why you love our team. Comment below who you're nominating and why!

Whoever gets the most nominations will win!

We asked the teacher to share a 3-6 sentence "About You". Enjoy:)

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Beverly Shugart

"As a former restaurant manager of 5+ years, I know what it's like to have a stiff, non-limber, and tense body. Since starting Aerial Yoga, my body has never felt this free and open. I love that I have the opportunity to teach this practice and watch other reap all of the benefits that come with it."

Beverly teaches on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and 6:30pm, as well as Saturdays at 10am.

She is one of our Beginner Intro teachers!

Geneveve Lenders

"Geneveve is a Reiki Healer and Energy worker, as well as Hatha and Aerial Yoga Teacher. Her classes are deeply relaxing and fun. You can expect to learn a new pose, get some good deep stretching, and enjoy a lovely healing practice in her classes. Ask her for some Reiki, or book a private session with her."

Geneveve teaches Fridays 6:30pm and 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm and 4:15pm. She teaches mixed levels aerial, yin yoga, chakra meditation, and restorative aerial yoga.

Susan Perry

"Growing up I always wanted to be a ski instructor. My favorite food is tacos. My dream vacation is the Amalfi Coast. Students love my classes because I'm laid back and fun. You'll learn some awesome ways to incorporate aerial yoga into your regular yoga practice when you come to my class!"

Susan teaches Thursdays 9am and 10:30am. She teaches stretch classes and mixed levels aerial yoga.

Ivan Alexander

"I'm Ivan! I'm of the teachers here at this awesome family we call Republic Aerial Yoga. I'm an engineer by day, and I moonlight as a yoga teacher on the side. Sometimes I take pictures as well. I love sharing this practice and watching the progression that everyone makes as they learn and become more comfortable with the yoga hammock and aerial silk. This practice is for everyone, and everyone should try it at least once in their lifetime (you may get hooked!!). Come to my class where you will learn how to stretch, conquer your fear, and perhaps learn something badass about yourself that you didn't know you have inside of you!"

Ivan teaches on Tuesdays 6:30pm. He is one of our mixed levels, experienced, and restorative teachers.

Jess Lane

"I'm Jess and I'm a 200 RYT yoga instructor with a passion for aerial yoga. In my classes I emphasize the importance of safety and security while practicing both aerial and traditional yoga. I aim to incorporate exercises that help build strength and flexibility while also providing the space for individuals to explore and play in the hammock, or on the mat. The primary intent of every single class is for students to leave feeling strong, relaxed, and happy. When not teaching, I enjoy working with my family, traveling, learning about other cultures, and singing to my husband's music."

Jess teaches on Mondays 6:30pm. She is one of our mixed levels teachers.

Kathy Nguyen

"I was trained in 2010 as a Hatha yoga teacher and have dabbled in other various forms of yoga and fitness. I incorporated a more holistic approach to health, healing, movement, and wellness. This includes self-care, meditation, writing, and art. I hold a Master's degree in Athletic Training (a sports medicine focused program) with an undergraduate degree in psychology and double minors in creative writing and philosophy. I enjoys poetry, art, reading, aerial yoga, going on adventures, running at the park, and going to the gym. I encourage play and pleasure in exploring the flows, transitions, and awareness of the human mind, body and movement. I hope that every student leaves class feeling grounded, nurtured, inspired, and empowered."

Kathy teaches Sundays at 10am. She is one of our mixed levels teachers.

Shenell Joseph

"Hey Y'all, I'm Shenell and I teach aerial here! I added aerial yoga to my personal practice a few years ago and realized just how beneficial it is. As a mother of two playful, healthy, and energetic boys, I found myself tapping into my own playful side a lot more once I added aerial yoga to my life. Physical and mental benefits come along with this practice and it is a joy to participate alongside other teachers (YES! we come in a practice with each other) and students alike."

Shenell teaches Sundays at 12pm and 1:30pm. She is one of our mixed levels and beginner teachers.

Todd Puckett

"I have been a yoga practitioner for the last 2.5 years. My journey to yoga came through my experiences with powerlifting, mountain biking, and CrossFit. I am also a Licensed Counselor and Certified Personal Trainer NASM. I am honored to be teaching aerial yoga, as it combines a lot of what I love about my other activities."

Todd teaches Thursdays at 12pm and 8pm. He is one of our Beginner and Intro teachers.

Amanda Field

"I'm the Ring Leader of this amazing Circus that is Republic Aerial Yoga. I've been teaching for 16 years, and love all of the yogas. I'm particularly drawn to sharing Aerial Yoga because it's playful, body positive, strengthening, versatile, and helps with spine pain. I'm honored to be a part of this amazing team and community. I always aim to teach safety, cultivate sentient students, and individuals who know how to show up for themselves, as well as lovingly hold space for others. I am drawn to energy work and healing modalities - all of them! Something I'm most proud of is my amazing prop, The Yoga Triangle, that you can expect to use and benefit from at our studio."

Amanda teaches Mondays at 5:30pm, 6:15pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, 12pm, Wednesdays at 7:45PM, Thursdays at 6:30pm, and Sundays at 11:15am. She plays the Crystal Healing Sound Bowls Sundays at 3pm for our weekly Sound bath and Meditation.

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