CJ Lawing

CJ Lawing

BIRTHPLACE: I was born in Long Island, NY. At  4 years of age we moved. I grew my roots in Hendersonville, NC in the mountains. WHEN AND HOW DID YOU START PRACTICING YOGA? I was introduced to yoga by a girlfriend in 2004. It was myself, her, a Baron Baptiste video and...

Elisia Young

When and how did you start practicing Yoga? I started practicing yoga when I became sober from alcohol in 2013. I was struggling with tremors, low self-worth and high anxiety, and saw some pictures of yogis on Instagram that made me think “Hey maybe I can do...
Emily Elder

Emily Elder

Birthplace:  Cincinnati, Ohio When and how did you start practicing Yoga?  I started practicing an Ashtanga-based Yoga in 2001 at a gym. I loved it immediately and felt I found the perfect fit for my physical needs. The mental and spiritual gains came later, over the...
Erica Kiely

Erica Kiely

When and how did you start practicing yoga? I took my first “official” yoga class in college and soon realized that I had been playing around with yoga for most of my childhood-I just didn’t have a name for it. How has yoga helped you grow as a person? Yoga allowed me...
Grace Millsap

Grace Millsap

When and how did you start practicing yoga? I took my first yoga class in 2009. I was a dancer, gymnast and cheerleader in my younger years and could already feel the effects of years of training on my body.  I had heard that yoga was a safe way to retain my...