Lisa Konstandt

Lisa Konstandt (instructor)

10 years ago when Lisa discovered the joy of yoga and its many benefits she fell in love with the sense of calm, peace, and inner awareness she acquired from her practice. Since then, she has dedicated her time to practicing, studying, and sharing yoga with others. In 2016, she was compelled to complete her 200-hour teacher training with Awakenings Yoga Studio. The training deepened her understanding of the history, foundations, movements, body mechanics, breath work, and spiritual nature of this centuries old practice.  She sees yoga as a way of life, threading the knowledge of its teachings throughout her connections, relationships, and the daily grind. Lisa strives to bring a sense of lightheartedness, spirituality, and compassion to her classes where ALL are welcome. Her intention is to cultivate happiness and balance through increased awareness and mindful living, and hopes to inspire students to do the same. 

She has a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is a certified holistic health coach as well.  When Lisa is not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find her in the kitchen cooking healthy, organic, whole food meals, running and exercising with friends, having fun adventures with her husband, or hanging out with her college-aged daughters. 

Yvette Harrold

Yvette Harrold (instructor)

Yvette began practicing yoga in 1997 in the basement of a Charlotte church, and she greatly values this early learning experience with Kripalu teacher Mary Lou Buck.  Yvette quickly determined that yoga was a powerful way to enhance her physical workouts and to bring better life balance.  She knew that the practice of yoga would become a permanent part of her world.  As a student Yvette’s love for yoga grew through the influence of teacher Amy Schneider; and in 2004 Yvette was introduced to Anusara™yoga.  Yvette finds the principal of alignment to fit well with her approach to life.  Becoming a yoga teacher was a natural step for Yvette as she has been a business executive trainer by profession for over 15 years.  Taking her teaching skills into the yoga discipline has enriched all facets of her life.  Yvette is a 2009 graduate of Carolina Yoga, a 200-hour teacher training program offered by certified Anusara™ teachers, Kelley Gardner, Sarah Faircloth, and Stacey Millner-Collins.  

Yvette has a natural ability to assess her student’s needs.  She physically challenges her students to explore their edge and to enjoy the moment.   She also encourages the application of yogic principals to life off the mat as a vital nutrient to relationships and life challenges.  Yvette loves to travel and finds herself practicing yoga in studios all over the country.  In addition to Yvette’s regular yoga practice she recharges through reading and hiking, and spending every moment she can outdoors. Yvette has also published two children’s books.  As a writer, Yvette is inspired to instill in children awareness in conservation, nature, and simplicity.  

Ann Hambright

Ann Hambright (instructor)

Ann Hambright, RYT 200, completed Subtle Yoga teacher training in 2009 under the guidance of Kaoverii Weber.  Ann was introduced to yoga in 2003 by a dear friend.  The two decided to walk into their first yoga class almost on a whim; it turned out to be an Ashtanga inspired class that changed her life.  She has been practicing regularly since that first class and almost exclusively at a place she calls home, Community Yoga Studio.  Ann enjoys sharing her passion for both subtle yoga and vinyasa flow in her teaching method.  She is originally from Charlotte, NC and currently lives in the Davidson area with her partner, three dogs and a cat.

Julie Flanagan

Julie Flanagan (instructor)

Julie Flanagan, 200 CYT and 500 Yoga Therapist, has been teaching for 9 years.   Julie began yoga asana practices to relieve a very troubled and painful back, which she’d been suffering since childhood.   With scoliosis, degenerated discs, an extra lumbar vertebra and extensive arthritis throughout, she actually walked with a cane and utilized a wheelchair in airports, etc.  As a last ditch effort to avoid going under “the knife” she began very gently, moving just as much as she could manage more than 12 years ago.  After months of improvement and a growing love of the yoga practice Julie wished to share the gifts of yoga with others suffering ‘bad backs.’ 

Julie first studied with the Subtle Yoga 250 hour yoga Teacher Training program with Kristine Kaoverii Weber.  The Subtle Yoga system is a well-rounded philosophy encompassing all 8 limbs of yoga.  Julie again participated in and completed the intensive Subtle Yoga & Sarva Health Systems’ Yoga Therapist 500 hour training. 

Encouraging ‘deep breathing’ and various asana, stretching, restorative practices and meditation techniques she believes that connection with the body is necessary in healing and will work well with western style medicine.  

In Julie’s class starts with mindful focus on centering breath, and intention, and continues utilization of  breath work or pranayama throughout the practice.  Asana’s are movements or postures that with the breath and intention lead to grace and help us to heal, gaining freedom from pain in our body, mind and spirit.

Julie was born in Texas, grew up in Nebraska and has lived in North Carolina for nearly 10 years.  She most loves her family and friends, and adores her two sweet pups: Gibbons and Grady.  She lives in Huntersville.